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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.
Michelle Yu
Diane Nyad
Tracy Caulkins
Gertrude Ederle

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
Snowboarding
Inline Skating

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

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.)
Soccer
Croquet
Curling
Rugby

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

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 left-handed.
She scored a hole-in-one.
She won the event and the tennis Grand Slam.

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


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

Question 17:


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

Question 18:


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

Question 19:


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

Question 20:


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

Question 21:


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

Question 22:


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

 


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