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"The sport of Sumo still enjoys immense popularity in Japan, filled with drama, tension and thrills. This quiz covers Sumo in 2002, with a few challenges for the afficianado and some useful trivia for the beginner. Enjoy!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
At the beginning of 2002, who were the two wrestlers holding the rank of Yokozuna, the highest in Sumo?
Musashimaru and Konishiki
Musashimaru and Takanohana
Takanohana and Akebono
Akebono and Konishiki
Who won the January Grand Tournament?
Sumo has become more and more international. In Makuuchi, Juryo and Makushita, Sumo's top three divisions respectively, which of the following countries was NOT represented at the beginning of 2002?
Once in the Dohyo ('ring'), how long may top division (Makuucchi) wrestlers delay the commencement of a Sumo bout?
Up until 2002 (300 years of competitive Sumo), how many Sumo Wrestlers have attained Sumo's top rank?
Who was the heaviest wrestler in the top (Makuuchi) division (2002)?
Where is the November Grand Tournament held each year?
How do wrestlers attain the rank of Yokozuna, Sumo's highest rank?
By paying a tribute to the Sumo Association and producing a petition signed by at least 10000 people
By winning two tournaments in succession whilst holding the rank of Ozeki (second highest) and being judged to have a suitable character
By winning three tournaments
By defeating the incumbent Grand Champion
Who won the July 2002 Nagoya Grand Tournament?
Sumo has a complex ranking system, with frequent promotions and demotions. True or false: A Yokozuna (top-ranked wrestler) can be demoted?
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