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Quiz about FunTrivia Sports Mix Vol 21
Quiz about FunTrivia Sports Mix Vol 21

FunTrivia Sports Mix: Vol 21 Trivia Quiz


A mix of 10 Sports questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by FTBot. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
FTBot
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
416,492
Updated
May 15 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
303
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Question 1 of 10
1. AMERICAN FOOTBALL- Crowned with a fake chunk of cheese on their hats, these 'cheese heads' are the fans of which NFL team? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. BASKETBALL - Born in Shanghai, who played with the Houston Rockets and was the tallest player in the NBA at seven feet six inches (2.29 m) when he retired in 2011? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. BASKETBALL - The name of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA was inspired by what movie that came out just before they were established? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. BASEBALL - To participate in the World Baseball Classic for a specific country, which of these is a valid connection to be able to represent that country? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. TENNIS - Novak Djokovic claimed the Number 1 Ranking during 2011, with an emphatic win over Rafael Nadal, in the final of which tournament? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. CRICKET - In which city and when was the first Test match played? The opponents were the English team. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. FIFA WORLD CUP - It is estimated that over 700 million people watched the 2010 final of the soccer World Cup. Which team won the championship? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. NAME THE SPORT - Fine leg, point and third man are all fielding positions in which sport? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. NAME THE SPORT - The "penholder" and "shakehands" grips are used in which sport? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. NAME THE SPORT - COVID-19 had a major effect on world sports in 2020, with many major events being cancelled. Which one of the following events DID take place? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. AMERICAN FOOTBALL- Crowned with a fake chunk of cheese on their hats, these 'cheese heads' are the fans of which NFL team?

Answer: Green Bay Packers

Wisconsin is America's dairyland, and their team the Green Bay Packers have fans who wear hats with a (pretend) chunk of cheese on the top. This is not unique to American football fans. Bears fans wear bear heads, and Minnesota Viking fans wear horns to name just two others.

Question by player oldstuff28
2. BASKETBALL - Born in Shanghai, who played with the Houston Rockets and was the tallest player in the NBA at seven feet six inches (2.29 m) when he retired in 2011?

Answer: Yao Ming

Yao Ming was born in 1980 in Shanghai, China. At the time his parents were said to be the tallest couple in China. As a teen Ming (Yao is the family name) played with the Shanghai Sharks. He was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 2002 draft. Unfortunately he suffered injuries and retired in 2011, but as the richest celebrity in China for several years running, that worked out all right.

Question by player Godwit
3. BASKETBALL - The name of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA was inspired by what movie that came out just before they were established?

Answer: Jurassic Park

The team name was inspired by the raptor dinosaurs that were prominent in "Jurassic Park", a hugely successful movie that came out in 1993. Toronto were admitted to the NBA in 1995 as an expansion team, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies; they were the first Canadian teams admitted to the NBA.

Question by player SimonP8
4. BASEBALL - To participate in the World Baseball Classic for a specific country, which of these is a valid connection to be able to represent that country?

Answer: At least one parent was a citizen

Countries like UK and Israel which don't have a vibrant baseball following, have relied on the liberal eligibility rules to choose a player to represent their country. For many players, however, the choice is based on the player's birth country.

Question by player grisham
5. TENNIS - Novak Djokovic claimed the Number 1 Ranking during 2011, with an emphatic win over Rafael Nadal, in the final of which tournament?

Answer: Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon in 2011 with a 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal. His appearance in the final ensured that, following the tournament, he would take over the Number 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal. Nadal had held the top spot since 7th July 2010.

Question by player vabbity2
6. CRICKET - In which city and when was the first Test match played? The opponents were the English team.

Answer: Melbourne 1877

The first officially recognised Test Match was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from 15th to 19th March 1877. Australia defeated England by 45 runs. Amazingly, the centenary test match at the same venue in 1977 yielded exactly the same result, an Australian victory by 45 runs. Charles Bannerman faced the first ball in test cricket in that 1877 match - his score of 165 retired hurt is still the highest score on debut by an Australian batsman.

The Philadelphia cricket club, the oldest in the USA, was founded in 1854.

Question by player MikeMaster99
7. FIFA WORLD CUP - It is estimated that over 700 million people watched the 2010 final of the soccer World Cup. Which team won the championship?

Answer: Spain

Spain won their first soccer World Cup. It was the first time for Spain to reach the final. They beat The Netherlands by a score of 1-0. Germany beat Uruguay to get 3rd place.

Question by player goobas
8. NAME THE SPORT - Fine leg, point and third man are all fielding positions in which sport?

Answer: Cricket

There are nine fielders in a cricket team, in addition to the bowler and wicket keeper. Fielding positions are not fixed and are adjusted frequently for tactical advantage. Many regular fielding positions are named according to the angle and distance from the batsman.

The adjective "silly" in a fielding position means very close to the batsman--perhaps too close if you want to avoid being hit hard by the ball in flight.

Question by player lorance79
9. NAME THE SPORT - The "penholder" and "shakehands" grips are used in which sport?

Answer: Table tennis

The penholder grip has the advantage of putting a lot of spin on the serve. As the name implies, the paddle is held like you would grip a pen. The shakehands grip is popular with players who rotate forehand and backhand return shots. The paddle is grasped as if shaking hands.

The shakehands grip is used more with European and American players, while the penholder grip was made popular with Japanese table tennis professionals.

Question by player leelee63
10. NAME THE SPORT - COVID-19 had a major effect on world sports in 2020, with many major events being cancelled. Which one of the following events DID take place?

Answer: Tour de France (cycling)

Wimbledon, March Madness and the (British) Open were cancelled altogether. The Tour de France did take place, albeit two months later than normal, with Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia winning the yellow jersey.

Question by player Dizart
Source: Author FTBot

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