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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
Tracy Caulkins
Diane Nyad
Gertrude Ederle

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


The first National Hockey League team in the USA was from this city.
Buffalo
Fargo
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?
1924
1934
1914
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?
Halfpipe skiing
Inline Skating
Snowboarding
Skateboarding

Question 9:


In 1963 a sports contest was held in Hermosa, California. Why was it significant?
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.
It was the first baseball game between the People's Republic of China and the USA.
It was the first skateboarding championship.

Question 10:


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

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
Richard
Howe

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 scored a hole-in-one.
She won the event left-handed.

Question 15:


Find the incorrect statement about Tiger Woods.
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.
He won four straight US Amateur titles.
He has two half-brothers and one half-sister.

Question 16:


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

Question 17:


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

Question 18:


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

Question 19:


In 1886, Ab Smith added this term to sports vocabulary.
birdie
ace
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?
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?
Michigan
Tulane
Penn State
Bucknell

Question 22:


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

 


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