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1. Where in the world did the sport of jai alai originate?
2. The wicker basketry-work scoop shaped playing equipment is worn strapped to the forearm during a game. What is the correct term for this piece of equipment?
3. A jai alai court is divided by 14 parallel lines running across the floor from side to side. When the ball is served, it must strike the front wall of the court, and then hit the floor between two of these lines. Which two lines are these?
4. What name is used for the venues where jai alai is played professionally in the United States?
5. Jai alai is always played right-handed, with the wicker playing equipment strapped to the right forearm. Why is this?
6. A traditional jai alai ball is made of very hard rubber, and then covered in a specific outer skin. What is this skin made of?
7. Has jai alai (under the name Basque pelota) ever been an official Olympic sport?
8. The first-ever purpose-built jai alai venue in the United States was constructed in 1904. Which event's celebrations was it part of?
9. In a doubles match in jai alai, what names are used to distinguish between the two players on a team?
10. The world speed record for a ball game was set by jai alai player Jose Ramon Areitio of the United States, using a traditional pelota at 302 kilometres per hour. This record stood until it was broken in 2009 by a player of a different sport. Which sport took the record with a recorded ball speed of 328 kilometres per hour?
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