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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.
Diane Nyad
Michelle Yu
Tracy Caulkins
Gertrude Ederle

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


When was the Federation Internationale de Football Association formed?
1914
1904
1934
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
Halfpipe skiing
Inline Skating
Snowboarding

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 time the NFL played the AFL on television.
It was the first baseball game between the People's Republic of China and the USA.

Question 10:


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

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
Soccer
Rugby
Curling

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


Who was the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season?
Richard
Howe
Esposito
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 won the event and the tennis Grand Slam.
She won the event left-handed.
She wore a very revealing outfit.
She scored a hole-in-one.

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


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

Question 17:


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

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 Alex Karras
Paul Hornung and Mike Lucci

Question 19:


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

Question 20:


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

Question 21:


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

Question 22:


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

 


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