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Sports Obscura

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz on sports.

Question 1:


In 1979, she became the first person to swim from the Bahamas to Florida.
Gertrude Ederle
Diane Nyad
Michelle Yu
Tracy Caulkins

Question 2:


Miklos Szabados, Cai Zhenhua, and Michael Maze are prominent players in this sport.
Table tennis
Gymnastics
Slalom skiing
Speed skating

Question 3:


Who was the first player to score over 1000 goals in soccer?
Rinaldo
David Beckham
Johann De Gruyff
Pele

Question 4:


Who was he first man to win the tennis Grand Slam?
Rene Lacoste
Spencer W. Gore
Don Budge
Rod Laver

Question 5:


The first National Hockey League team in the USA was from this city.
Fargo
Buffalo
Detroit
Boston

Question 6:


Where was the first organized soccer team formed?
Madrid, Spain
Munich, Germany
Sheffield, England
Milan, Italy

Question 7:


When was the Federation Internationale de Football Association formed?
1934
1914
1904
1924

Question 8:


In the 1960's the Brunswick Sporting Goods Company made a "Snurfer," water ski with a rope in the front. This toy led to the development of which of the following?
Skateboarding
Snowboarding
Inline Skating
Halfpipe skiing

Question 9:


In 1963 a sports contest was held in Hermosa, California. Why was it significant?
It was the last time Miami of Ohio played Miami of Florida on TV.
It was the first skateboarding championship.
It was the first baseball game between the People's Republic of China and the USA.
It was the first time the NFL played the AFL on television.

Question 10:


In 1874 Major Clopton Wingfield revolutionized this sport.
Soccer
Cricket
Tennis
Rugby

Question 11:


This sport, which evolved from the medieval sports of "caid" and "cnapean", is played with either 13 or 15 players. (There are two modern variants.)
Croquet
Rugby
Soccer
Curling

Question 12:


Who was the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season?
Richard
Howe
Esposito
Gretsky

Question 13:


Who was the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season?
Howe
Esposito
Richard
Gretsky

Question 14:


Patty Berg was quite a fine golfer. She won the first US Woman's Open in 1946. What significant accomplishment did she make in 1959?
She wore a very revealing outfit.
She won the event and the tennis Grand Slam.
She won the event left-handed.
She scored a hole-in-one.

Question 15:


Find the incorrect statement about Tiger Woods.
He won four straight US Amateur titles.
He has two half-brothers and one half-sister.
He was the first 15 year-old to win the US Junior Amateur Championship.
He was the youngest golfer to win all four majors in one year.

Question 16:


Name the first golfer to earn more than $100,000 in one year.
Sam Snead
Jack Nickolas
Tiger Woods
Arnold Palmer

Question 17:


In what state was the first American golf course opened?
New York
Vermont
Georgia
Tennessee

Question 18:


In 1963 the National Football League suspended these two players for gambling.
Paul Hornung and Pete Rose
Art Schlichter and Mike Lucci
Paul Hornung and Mike Lucci
Paul Hornung and Alex Karras

Question 19:


In 1886, Ab Smith added this term to sports vocabulary.
ace
birdie
hole-in-one
grand slam

Question 20:


Fred Gehrke was a running back for the then Los Angeles Rams. Which of the following did he do in 1948?
Ran 100 yards the wrong way
Played all eleven positions in one game
Painted horns on his helmet
Scored a touchdown running, receiving and throwing.

Question 21:


What team won the first college bowl game?
Michigan
Penn State
Tulane
Bucknell

Question 22:


This former NFL player is given credit for the first spike in the NFL.
Paul Hornung
Max McGee
Homer Jones
Abner Haynes

 


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