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They Think It's All Ovine Trivia Quiz

People with Sheep Related Names

Sheepishly, I offer you a flock of questions to be rounded up and penned by your border collie like intellect. All the people in this quiz are British, with some connection to our woolly friends.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
333,425
Updated
Dec 07 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2296
Awards
Editor's Choice
Last 3 plays: Dazza34582 (3/10), Guest 86 (3/10), quizzer74 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. A young sheep is called a lamb. Allan Lamb represented England at cricket, although he was actually born in which country? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. An adult male sheep is known as a ram. The Rams is the nickname for which football (soccer) club situated in the UK Midlands? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The noise made by sheep is usually referred to as 'baa'. The Barbarians are a rugby union team affectionately called the 'Baa-baas'. Which colours do they play in? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. A castrated male sheep is known as a wether. The West Yorkshire town of Wetherby is most associated with which sport? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The person who looks after sheep is called a shepherd. After retiring from cricket in 1963, David Sheppard went on to hold which position in public life? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Sheep can be used for meat, with one cut being the scrag end of neck. Lindsey Scragg represented Britain in which sport, more often associated with men? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Sheep live in fields. Athletics events are divided between track and field. Which of these athletes made his name in a field event? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Sheep are known for producing wool. Frank Woolley represented England at which sport? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. To obtain wool from a sheep, its fleece has to be sheared. Alan Shearer played football (soccer) for England in which position? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. A shepherd uses a crook, which is a staff with a hook at the end for rescuing sheep. James Hook played rugby union for which of these countries? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A young sheep is called a lamb. Allan Lamb represented England at cricket, although he was actually born in which country?

Answer: South Africa

Lamb was born in Cape Province in 1954 and qualified for England due to his British parents and through residing in the UK. He acted as captain in three Test matches between 1989 and 1991. Lamb was unable to represent the country of his birth as they were banned from international cricket due South Africa's regime of apartheid. He arrived in England in 1978, signing for the county of Northamptonshire, before making his debut for England in 1982.

Other South African born men to play for England include Tony Greig, Robin Smith, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Basil D'Oliveira. It was the refusal of the South African government to allow D'Oliveira (who was classed by them as 'coloured') into South Africa as part of the 1968/69 English touring party, which led to the ban on South Africa taking part in international sport. This event is often seen as one of the catalysts for the eventual fall of apartheid.
2. An adult male sheep is known as a ram. The Rams is the nickname for which football (soccer) club situated in the UK Midlands?

Answer: Derby County

Derby County Football Club was originally formed in 1884 as an offshoot to the county's cricket club and played its home games at the cricket ground, known as the Racecourse Ground between 1884 and 1895. In 1888, the club became one of the 12 founding members of the Football League. In 1895, they moved their home ground to the Baseball Ground, prior to moving to the Pride Park stadium in 1997. The nickname was adopted from the First Regiment of Derby Militia, who had a ram as their mascot and the song, 'The Derby Ram', as their regimental song.

Stoke City are known as 'The Potters', due to the pottery industry in the area and West Bromwich Albion are called 'The Baggies'. Wolverhampton Wanderers are known as 'Wolves'.
3. The noise made by sheep is usually referred to as 'baa'. The Barbarians are a rugby union team affectionately called the 'Baa-baas'. Which colours do they play in?

Answer: Black and white

The Barbarians are an unusual club, as players are invited to represent the team rather than as members. To receive an invitation is considered an honour and a recognition of the player's quality both as a player and person. Although the jersey is a standard black and white hoop design with black shorts, each player wears socks in the colours of his club team.

A match against the Barbarians is often played by touring teams as the last of their tours in Europe. One of the most memorable was played in 1973 against New Zealand, when Gareth Edwards scored a try following a movement which had begun on the Barbarians try line at the other end of the pitch.

This try is often described as one of the best ever seen.
4. A castrated male sheep is known as a wether. The West Yorkshire town of Wetherby is most associated with which sport?

Answer: Horse racing

Wetherby is the only racecourse in Yorkshire dedicated to National Hunt racing. Among the events held there are the West Yorkshire Hurdle and the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Cheltenham of the North'. As many race meetings have to be called off due to bad weather in Yorkshire during the winter, plans have been agreed to lay an 'all-weather' track to enable flat racing to take place as well.
5. The person who looks after sheep is called a shepherd. After retiring from cricket in 1963, David Sheppard went on to hold which position in public life?

Answer: Bishop of Liverpool

Born in Surrey in 1929, David Sheppard began playing cricket while at Cambridge University before going on to play for, and captain, Sussex. He played 22 Test matches for England between 1950 and 1963. Sheppard was ordained as a minister in the Church of England in 1955, and continued his cricket and Church careers until retiring from sport.

He became a peer in 1998, sitting in the House of Lords as Baron Sheppard of Liverpool where he was a supporter of the Labour Party.
6. Sheep can be used for meat, with one cut being the scrag end of neck. Lindsey Scragg represented Britain in which sport, more often associated with men?

Answer: Boxing

Lindsey came from Wolverhampton, and fought in the super featherweight division. Women's boxing has proved difficult to popularise, with many countries banning it completely. Lindsey won a world championship fight in June 2009, under the auspices of the Global Boxing Council.

She then lost in December of the same year to Kina Malpartida from Peru, who was the official World Boxing Association world champion. It seems that women's boxing has the same problem as the men with different organisations arranging competing tournaments.
7. Sheep live in fields. Athletics events are divided between track and field. Which of these athletes made his name in a field event?

Answer: Steve Backley

Steve Backley was born in 1969 and had a long and successful career as a javelin thrower. He won gold medals in four successive European championships from 1992 to 2002 inclusive. Steve also won silver medals at the Olympic Games in both 1996 and 2000, as well as a bronze medal in the Barcelona Games in 1992.

He also set world records in his event in 1990 and 1992. Coe was a middle distance runner, competing at 800 metres and 1500 metres, and Christie was a sprinter mainly at 100 metre events. Jackson was a sprint hurdler.
8. Sheep are known for producing wool. Frank Woolley represented England at which sport?

Answer: Cricket

Frank Woolley is classed as one of the best all-rounders ever seen. In his first class playing career (for Kent, MCC and England) he scored 58,959 runs at an average of 40.77, with a highest score of 305 not out. He took 2066 wickets at an average of 19.87, and took 1,018 catches, mostly as a slip fielder. Woolley played 64 Tests for England between 1909 and 1934.
9. To obtain wool from a sheep, its fleece has to be sheared. Alan Shearer played football (soccer) for England in which position?

Answer: Striker

Alan Shearer was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and played for three clubs during his career, Southampton from 1988-1992, Blackburn Rovers from 1992-1996, and Newcastle United from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. He played for England on 63 occasions between 1992 and 2000 and scored 30 goals. Since retiring from playing, Alan has appeared regularly on the BBC programme, 'Match of the Day', giving his opinion on the day's games.

He made a brief return to football as a manager in the latter part of the 2008/09 season in a failed attempt to help Newcastle United avoid relegation from the Premiership.

The team returned to the Premiership after only one year under the managership of Chris Hughton, who was sacked as manager in December 2010.
10. A shepherd uses a crook, which is a staff with a hook at the end for rescuing sheep. James Hook played rugby union for which of these countries?

Answer: Wales

Hook was born in 1985 in Port Talbot, near Swansea in South Wales. He joined local club Neath RFC, which merged with Swansea in 2003 when Wales changed to regional teams. The new team was originally called Neath-Swansea Ospreys, but changed to Ospreys in 2005. Hook made his debut for Wales in 2006 against Argentina, and scored a try.

His normal position was fly-half, but he also played at centre, full back and as a scrum half.
Source: Author rossian

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