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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
Michelle Yu
Diane Nyad
Tracy Caulkins

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


When was the Federation Internationale de Football Association formed?
1914
1924
1934
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?
Inline Skating
Snowboarding
Halfpipe skiing
Skateboarding

Question 9:


In 1963 a sports contest was held in Hermosa, California. Why was it significant?
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.
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
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.)
Curling
Rugby
Croquet
Soccer

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


Who was the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season?
Richard
Esposito
Gretsky
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 won the event left-handed.
She won the event and the tennis Grand Slam.
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 was the youngest golfer to win all four majors in one year.
He has two half-brothers and one half-sister.
He won four straight US Amateur titles.

Question 16:


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

Question 17:


In what state was the first American golf course opened?
New York
Tennessee
Georgia
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 Mike Lucci
Paul Hornung and Alex Karras

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?
Painted horns on his helmet
Scored a touchdown running, receiving and throwing.
Played all eleven positions in one game
Ran 100 yards the wrong way

Question 21:


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

Question 22:


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

 


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