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1. In which golf tournament is a green jacket awarded to the winner?


answer Answer: The Masters

Interesting Information:
The green jacket is awarded on a yearly basis to the winner of the U.S. Masters Golf Tournament. Phil Mickelson defeated Lee Westwood in 2010 to receive his green jacket for the third time. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
US Open, US PGA, British Open

2. What nickname was shared by sports stars Raghib Ismail, Maurice Richard, Roger Clemens, and Owen Hart?


answer Answer: Rocket

Interesting Information:
The nickname of 'Rocket' for these stars is primarily in reference to the speed these players utilized in their respective sports. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Missile, Torpedo, Grenade

3. Who was the first British driver to win what is considered motor racing's "Triple Crown"?


answer Answer: Graham Hill

Interesting Information:
Graham Hill is the only British driver listed. Motor racings Triple Crown consists of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Tom Jones, Bruce Kessler, Thomas Monarch

4. In which sport was Nolan Ryan famous?


answer Answer: Baseball

Interesting Information:
Nolan Ryan was a Major League Baseball pitcher for 27 seasons with four teams. He threw an amazing seven no-hitters in his career. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Cricket, Tennis, Bowling

5. In which sport did Donald Bradman make his name famous?


answer Answer: Cricket

Interesting Information:
Sir Donald Bradman was a tremendous cricket player. He made his debut as a Test player in the 1928-29 season. He died in 2001. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
National Football League, Swimming, Rugby Union

6. Which wild animal is the symbol of the South African Rugby Union team?


answer Answer: Springbok

Interesting Information:
The South African Springboks have been one of the most successful national teams in International competition since their first test match in 1891. They and the Australian Wallabies were the first two teams to win two IRB World Cup tournaments. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Cheetah, Lion, Protea

7. Which professional golfer won the United States Amateur Championship in 1954?


answer Answer: Arnold Palmer

Interesting Information:
The others came long after Arnold's career. Palmer was only 24 years old when he won the amateur crown, turned pro shortly afterwards, and became one of the greatest golfers in the game. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Michael Chang

8. Which of golf's four Grand Slam tournaments is played at the same course each year?


answer Answer: The Masters

Interesting Information:
The Masters, the first Grand Slam open played each calendar year, was established in 1934 in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters may be best remembered for the winner being given a green jacket which has been awarded since 1949. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The U.S. Open, The Open, The PGA Championship

9. In a sanctioned soccer match, who normally signals that a player is offside?


answer Answer: Assistant referee

Interesting Information:
If a player was standing in an offside position when the ball was played, and are active (involved) in the attack, then the assistant referee will signal this to the referee by raising his flag, who will award a free kick to the defending team. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Goalkeeper, Crowd, Manager

10. The names Bjarne Riis, Jan Ullrich, Francois Faber, Stephen Roche, Lance Armstrong, and Philippe Thys are associated with which sporting event?


answer Answer: Tour de France

Interesting Information:
Faber was the first non-Frenchman to win the tour in 1909 and was from Luxembourg. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Olympic Weightlifting, Austrian Alps skiing, FIFA Cup (MVPs)

11. AMERICAN FOOTBALL - Which NFL team play their home games in Tampa Bay?


answer Answer: Buccaneers

Interesting Information:
The Buccaneers franchise started out pretty ugly in 1976, going winless in their debut season. However, they would achieve the ultimate goal in Super Bowl XXXVII, as they walloped the Oakland Raiders. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Texans, Patriots, Packers

12. UK soccer team Manchester United was most noted for what in 1994?


answer Answer: Won both the FA Cup and the Premiership

Interesting Information:
Manchester United put Chelsea down in a 4-0 skunking in the FA Cup final. They would go on to obtain a double. The Red Devils were only the fourth team to achieve a double in a season. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Went through five managers in the season, Ended up two points from relegation, The team was suspended for one game in the season

13. Which National Football League quarterback was nicknamed "Broadway Joe"?


answer Answer: Joe Namath

Interesting Information:
Namath, a quarterback for the New York Jets was noted for many things, including giving his guarantee of victory in Super Bowl III against the Colts, his bad knees, and his part ownership in the nightclub, Bachelors III. He later retired as a Los Angeles Ram. Namath was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Joe Theismann, Joe Gibbs, Joe Morris

14. What is the name of the Norwegian figure skater who won Gold in the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Winter Olympics?


answer Answer: Sonja Henie

Interesting Information:
Sonja Henie has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Magda Julin, Cecilia Colledge, Svea Norén

15. AMERICAN FOOTBALL - what is it called when someone tackles the quarterback who has the ball, behind the line of scrimmage?


answer Answer: sack

Interesting Information:
The defensive sack of a quarterback (by the other team's defense). In 2006, Lion quarterback Jon Kitna set an unfortunate record of being sacked an amazing 63 times in the season. 2007 didn't fare much better, as Kitna was sacked another 51 times. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
wicket, penalty, pocket double

16. Major League Baseball's great Babe Ruth, appeared in his most World Series with which team?


answer Answer: Yankees

Interesting Information:
Ruth began his career in 1914 with the Red Sox. He appeared in the 1915 series as a batter, then in 1916 and 1918 as a pitcher for the Red Sox. After being sold to the Yankees for 1920, he appeared in seven World Series with the Bronx Bombers. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Red Sox, Braves, Cardinals

17. These names are associated with which international sport: Marat Safin, Wayne Arthurs, Tim Henman, and Patrick Rafter?


answer Answer: Tennis

Interesting Information:
Some of the big tennis tournaments are the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Football (soccer), Boxing, Figure skating

18. What soccer trophy did the UK team Portsmouth F.C. hold from 1939-1946 due to World War II?


answer Answer: FA Cup

Interesting Information:
The FA Cup is the only UK and soccer trophy listed. Portsmouth won the FA Cup in 1939, and held on to the trophy until the end of the war. Derby County won the FA Cup when it resumed in 1945-46 season, beating Charlton Athletic 4-1. The FA Cup is the world's oldest soccer competition and began in 1871. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Vince Lombardi Trophy, Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, Stanley Cup

19. All these sports use the word "pitch". However, only in one of them it is used as a verb. Which one?


answer Answer: Baseball

Interesting Information:
In soccer and rugby, the pitch is the field that the sport is played on. In climbing, it signifies a vertical space secured with one rope. In baseball, pitching is the act of throwing the ball towards the batter. It can also be a noun, eg, a fast pitch. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Soccer, Rugby, Climbing

20. The most famous basketball team in the world, they played in 90 countries and are known for their clowning antics on the court. Which team is this?


answer Answer: Harlem Globetrotters

Interesting Information:
The team was formed by Abe Saperstein in 1926. They came to fame in 1951 when 75,000 fans in Berlin came to watch them. NBA star Wilt Chamberlain and baseball star Bob Gibson also played for the team. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Yomiuri Giants, Beijing Bobbers, Liverpool Paulies

21. How many gold medals did the USA win at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games?


answer Answer: 0

Interesting Information:
The USA boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games, because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. Prior to 1980, the USA had competed at every Olympic Games since their revival in Greece in 1896. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
21, 62, 46

22. Who was the first jockey in history to ride two horse racing Triple Crown winners?


answer Answer: Eddie Arcaro

Interesting Information:
The others were not affiliated with horse racing. Eddie rode the 1941 Ben Jones trained Whirlaway. He repeated in 1948 while riding Citation. Citation's trainer was also Ben Jones. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Don Bradman, Janet Guthrie, Gary Player

23. What do Pat Gillick, Jim Fanning, Sadaharu Oh, Victor Starfinn, Tommy Lasorda, and Mike Schmidt all have in common?


answer Answer: They are all in some country's baseball Hall of Fame

Interesting Information:
Gillick was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. He was the Toronto Blue Jays executive. Fanning also went into that hall in 2000 as a Montreal Expo coach/executive after many seasons. Starfinn was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1960. Oh is the Japanese Babe Ruth of baseball, and was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. Both Lasorda and Schmidt are Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
They were all named Man of the Match in a cricket finals, They all threw 300 games in a Pro Bowler Association Championship, They were the six starting players on the 1980 USA hockey team

24. Which team event was last seen at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp?


answer Answer: Tug of war

Interesting Information:
Tug of War was contested in the Olympics from 1900-1920. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Rope climbing, Curling, Quoits

25. Which country's international Rugby Union team are called the Springboks?


answer Answer: South Africa

Interesting Information:
The name in Zulu is Amabokoboko and in Afrikaans Spingbokke. The Springboks won the Rugby Union World cup in 2007 beating England 15-6 in the final in Paris. The New Zealand team are known as the All Blacks and the Australian team are the Wallabies. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Australia, New Zealand, England

26. Which tennis legend from Switzerland won the 2009 French Open Championship in men's singles?


answer Answer: Roger Federer

Interesting Information:
Federer defeated Soderling in straight sets to win his first title at the French Open. The victory also put him in a very exclusive group of players to have won all four major championships in the sport of tennis. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Robin Soderling, Tommy Haas, Stanislas Wawrinka

27. What two gymnastic events are done in competition by both men and women?


answer Answer: Vault and Floor

Interesting Information:
The events which are only for women are Uneven Bars and Balance Beam. The events for only men are Still Rings, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars and High Bar. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Still Rings and Vault, High Bar and Floor, Balance Beam and Pommel Horse

28. In what high velocity game can the ball (sometimes called pelota) reach speeds of up to 188 mph?


answer Answer: Jai alai

Interesting Information:
The Basques have called this game the fastest in the world. Jai alai also refers to a system of gambling which takes the place of sports like greyhound racing and harness racing. Jai alai "bounces" the ball against a fronton or wall which about is 6.10m wide and 4.90m high. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Raquetball, Volleyball, Table tennis

29. Often associated with rigged judging, which figure skating discipline's primary element is footwork, instead of jumps?


answer Answer: Ice dance

Interesting Information:
As its name implies, ice dancing is basically ballroom dancing on ice; no jumps are allowed. The couple must complete various step sequences, in unison and riddled with tricky twizzle turns.

In addition to pair spins, some lifts are performed, though the man must not lift his partner over his head. One well-known ice dancing team is Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean of the United Kingdom, who won gold at the 1984 Olympics. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Ladies, Men's, Pairs

30. What sport are you playing if you're trying to sweep a rock towards the house?


answer Answer: Curling

Interesting Information:
Curling originated in Scotland, and can be described as being similar to playing shuffleboard on ice. A game consists of eight or ten rounds called 'ends', in which two players from each side slide rocks down the ice towards the target (the house), and two sweepers try to help it and direct it. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Tennis, Rugby, Billiards

31. In what sport would you use an épée?


answer Answer: Fencing

Interesting Information:
The épée is a fencing sword with a bowl-shaped guard and a long, narrow, fluted blade that has no cutting edge and tapers to a blunted point.
Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Curling, Polo, Swimming

32. Of the 19 gold medals awarded for the Olympic men's ice hockey in the 20th century, 13 of them went to two countries. Which two?


answer Answer: Canada and Soviet Union

Interesting Information:
Canada won six times out of the first seven Winter Olympic Games in which ice hockey was a competition in 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1948, and 1952. They lost in 1936 to Great Britain. Starting with the 1956 games, the Soviet Union won gold at every Olympics until 1988, with the exception of 1960 and 1980, when the United States won. In addition, the "Unified Team" of former Soviet states won gold in 1992. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Great Britain and Switzerland, United States and Japan, Italy and Finland

33. What does the Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius" mean?


answer Answer: Faster, Higher, Stronger

Interesting Information:
"Citius, Altius, Fortius" is Latin for "Faster (or Swifter), Higher, Stronger". This motto was proposed by the founder of the International Olympic Comittee, Pierre de Coubertin. The motto was introduced to the world at the 1924 Paris Games. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Come, See, Conquer, Run, Swim, Win, Outwit, Outplay, Outlast

34. With which sport would you associate the terms "blue line", "face-off", "icing", and "Stanley Cup"?


answer Answer: Ice hockey

Interesting Information:
In Canada, "hockey" means ice hockey, by far the most popular sport. About half a million kids are involved in minor hockey, in a country of 33 million people, and that doesn't take into account professional play, or informal pickup games and shinney. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Curling, Yachting, Lacrosse

35. In which sport are you likely to hear the terms Yorker, Night Watchman, and Golden Duck?


answer Answer: Cricket

Interesting Information:
Cricket is full of interesting language. If you don't know the game, the terminology can be very confusing. Other examples are: Googly, Sticky Wicket, Maiden Over, and Chinaman to name just a few. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Lacrosse, Polo, Gaelic Football
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