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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?
Pushing an enormous plastic ball into your opponent's goal
Catching catfish barehanded
Outdoor bowling on ice
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.
Canopying
Golf
Billiards
Softball

Question 3:


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

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?
Mark Rypien
Len Dawson
Kurt Warner
Fred Biletnikoff

Question 6:


Which statement regarding the 1959 season is false?
The National League lost the All Star Game on August 3 5 to 3.
The American League lost the All-Star Game on July 7 5 to 4.
Frank Robinson was the American League manager.
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
Frankie Frisch
Mickey Mantle
Eddie Murray

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 XY-chromosomes
She had female genitalia
She had XX-chromosomes
She had male 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 climbed Mount Everest at the age of 75 years 7 months.
He was the first seventy-year old person to climb Mount Fuji.
He skied Mount Everest.
He was the first seventy-year old person to climb Mount Everest.

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

 


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