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Advanced Sports Trivia - Part Two

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz on some unusual sports and unusual trivia.

Question 1:


She was only 4 ft 8.5 inches (1.43 m) tall but won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics vaulting with a wrenched ankle. What was her name?
Wendy Bruce
Betty Okino
Kerri Strug
Dominique Moceanu

Question 2:


Hurling is an exciting game of Gaelic origin. What is a "hurley"?
The ball that is hit by the stick
The uniform worn by players
The net used in the game
The stick used to hit the ball

Question 3:


Mike Marshall and John Slatberger invented this sport in 1972.
Footbag
Orienteering
Frisbee
Seven-man baseball

Question 4:


He was a first round draft choice of the NFL Cardinals but he chose to play Major League Baseball. He is probably most famous for his home run in the 1988 World Series. Who is this two-sport legend?
Bo Jackson
Kirk Gibson
Deion Sanders
Gene Conley

Question 5:


This game is played on an icy, low friction surface. It is sort of a combination of bowling, shuffle board, and house sweeping.
Knurling
Curling
Hurling
Whirling

Question 6:


Chula and Pakpao are very popular in Thailand. Which statement best describes them?
They are forms of kick boxing developed in Thailand (Siam).
They are forms of mixed martial arts taught in Thailand and derived from Chinese style kung fu.
They are forms of gymnastics native to Thailand.
They are forms of kite fighting.

Question 7:


In 1954 Alan Blake of Southsea, England invented "octopush" which is an underwater form of hockey.
False
True

Question 8:


In 1961Ludwig von Bersuda was looking for a game that would also be a good conditioning sport. What sport did he invent?
Underwater soccer
Bo-stethnics
Underwater (American rules) football
Underwater rugby

Question 9:


Although this sport originated in Cypress Gardens, Florida, it was further developed by Australians. The sport has three categories: tricks, jumping and slalom.
Barefoot waterskiing
Speed snorkeling
Nitrox diving
Nitrox swimming

Question 10:


Which of these sports is not a form of basketball?
Rezball
Netball
Korfball
Penague

Question 11:


In the 1970's the Swiss biologist Hermann Brandt developed a sport which would depend on teamwork and would not involve the terrible injuries that are so common in other sports. What sport did he invent?
Netball
Orienteering
Tchoukball
Canopying

Question 12:


Kadima is a paddle sport in which the object is to cooperate with another person and see how many times you can hit a ball to each other without it hitting the ground. Where was this sport developed?
China
Israel
Russia
Peru

 


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