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Quiz about Blazing Paddles
Quiz about Blazing Paddles

Blazing Paddles Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about those sports that use paddles during play. So get your paddles blazing and enjoy.

A multiple-choice quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
369,529
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
509
Last 3 plays: whistledown (5/10), Guest 175 (2/10), Guest 98 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What is the difference between a canoe paddle and a kayak paddle? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which nation won the inaugural Canoe Polo World Championships for both the men and the women held in 1994? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The sport called Pitton is a combination of pickle ball and badminton. But what kind of paddle is used to play? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. China is known for dominating the medal charts in Olympic table tennis, but when the sport debuted at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, China failed to medal in the men's singles. Which country earned both the gold and silver medals that year? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Paddle tennis is another name for table tennis or ping pong.


Question 6 of 10
6. Why are the blades of feathered kayak paddles turned at different angles? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the name of the swimming "stroke" that is usually taught to small children when they are learning how to swim? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In badminton, how many points does it take for a player or team to win a match? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What kind of paddle is used in traditional paddleboarding competitions? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of the following hybrid sports uses a paddle during regular activity? Hint



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Most Recent Scores
Mar 28 2024 : whistledown: 5/10
Mar 09 2024 : Guest 175: 2/10
Mar 01 2024 : Guest 98: 4/10
Feb 15 2024 : ace1947: 5/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the difference between a canoe paddle and a kayak paddle?

Answer: Kayak paddles are double-bladed; Canoe paddles are not

The reason for this is because kayaks are generally for one person who will need to paddle on both sides of the kayak. Canoes can have multiple people in them so each rider can paddle on one side.
2. Which nation won the inaugural Canoe Polo World Championships for both the men and the women held in 1994?

Answer: Australia

Australia defeated Germany for the gold medal in both the men's and women's divisions. The British men and French women won the bronze medal.

Canoe polo is exactly what it sounds like: water polo played in canoes. However, players are forbidden from using the paddles when they are within arm's reach of another player for safety reasons.
3. The sport called Pitton is a combination of pickle ball and badminton. But what kind of paddle is used to play?

Answer: A pickle ball paddle

According to Wikipedia, Pitton originated in the Heatherwood Middle School in Washington State. It is typically played on the same court as badminton.
4. China is known for dominating the medal charts in Olympic table tennis, but when the sport debuted at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, China failed to medal in the men's singles. Which country earned both the gold and silver medals that year?

Answer: South Korea

Yoo Nam-Kyu defeated fellow South Korean Kim Ki-Taik for the gold. Swedish player Erik Lindh won the bronze.
5. Paddle tennis is another name for table tennis or ping pong.

Answer: False

Paddle tennis is more like regular tennis but is played on a smaller court and uses solid paddles instead of racquets. The net is also lower than in standard tennis.
6. Why are the blades of feathered kayak paddles turned at different angles?

Answer: To prevent wind resistance

Since the paddle blades can easily be moved by the wind, they are angles in such a way so that they cut through the wind. If they were not angled, the blade in the air would be bounced around, creating a difficult situation for the rower.
7. What is the name of the swimming "stroke" that is usually taught to small children when they are learning how to swim?

Answer: Doggy Paddle

The origins of the dog paddle have been traced back to Ancient Egypt were people learned to swim by watching animals. There are ancient cave paintings that depict humans swimming using the doggy paddle. The U.S. Military also utilizes the dog paddle when swimming must be done in silent.
8. In badminton, how many points does it take for a player or team to win a match?

Answer: 21

Badminton is played in three matches to 21 points. First player or team to win two matches wins. A point can be scored whether or not the team or player who earned it started the volley.
9. What kind of paddle is used in traditional paddleboarding competitions?

Answer: None

Paddleboarding is a sport similar to surfing in which you lay flat on your stomach and use your arms to paddle and surf through the waves. There are different variations of paddleboarding with some requiring the participant to stand up.
10. Which of the following hybrid sports uses a paddle during regular activity?

Answer: Snowkayak

Snowkayak is like kayaking but combined with snowboarding and is played on a snowy hill or mountain. Skurfing is waterskiing but on a surfboard. Korfball is a hybrid of soccer, netball and basketball. Iomain is an Irish sport that combines shinty with hurling.
Source: Author Joepetz

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