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Advanced Sports Trivia - Part Three

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz featuring bizarre sports and bizarre facts.

Question 1:


The sport of noodling has become very popular in the USA. What does it involve?
Outdoor bowling on ice
Catching catfish barehanded
Pushing an enormous plastic ball into your opponent's goal
A form of mixed martial arts with no rules

Question 2:


Eddie Feigner, Cat Osterman, and Lisa Fernandez became well known for practicing this sport.
Softball
Golf
Canopying
Billiards

Question 3:


Who were the people on the first cover of Sports Illustrated?
Eddie Mathews, Wes Westrum and Augie Donatelli
Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggiio
President Dwight David Eisenhower and his caddy, Mitch MacKenzie
Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, and Sam Snead

Question 4:


Which was the first NFL team to have an insignia put on its helmets?
Rams
Eagles
Bears
Redskins

Question 5:


Who was the first NFL Super Bowl MVP who was not born in the USA?
Fred Biletnikoff
Mark Rypien
Kurt Warner
Len Dawson

Question 6:


Which statement regarding the 1959 season is false?
The American League lost the All-Star Game on July 7 5 to 4.
Frank Robinson was the American League manager.
The National League lost the All Star Game on August 3 5 to 3.
Orlando Cepeda and Stan Musial were the starting All-Star first basemen.

Question 7:


Who was the first switch hitter in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Rogers Hornsby
Mickey Mantle
Eddie Murray
Frankie Frisch

Question 8:


Stella Walsh was a Polish-born athlete residing in Cleveland, Ohio. She won an Olympic gold medal in the 1932 Olympic (100 meters) and a silver medal in the 1936 Olympics (100 meters). Which statement is untrue about Stella Walsh?
She had male genitalia
She had XY-chromosomes
She had XX-chromosomes
She had female genitalia

Question 9:


There was a sport called "face-slapping".
False
True

Question 10:


Who built the tennis court that is in the Hampton Court in England?
King Henry VIII
Christopher Wren
Winston Churchill
Ben Franklin

Question 11:


Find the incorrect statement about sportsman Yuichiro Miura.
He skied Mount Everest.
He was the first seventy-year old person to climb Mount Everest.
He climbed Mount Everest at the age of 75 years 7 months.
He was the first seventy-year old person to climb Mount Fuji.

Question 12:


Jerome Holtzman was a sports journalist of some repute. Which statement is true about him?
He was President of the Baseball Hall of Fame from 1999 to his death in 2008.
He was the writer who wrote the original expose on steroids in baseball.
He and Bill James wrote many books using statistics to evaluate players.
He invented the statistic "Saves by a relief pitcher."

Question 13:


He was the first person to hold the world's record for running 50 yards, 75 yards and 100 yards backwards.
R.P. Williams
Jim Thorpe
Bob Hayes
Bill Robinson

 


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