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Sports Trivia for a Rained Out Game

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This a general quiz specifically on sports.

Question 1:


Which statement about athlete Danuta Rosani is true?
She was the first female athlete found to be technically a male.
She was the first Italian female athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.
She was the first Russian athlete to escape to the USA.
She was the first athlete in the track and field events to be disqualified in the Olympics for a banned substance.

Question 2:


The actor who played Oddjob in the Bond movie "Goldfinger" won an Olympic Medal. Which statement is true about him?
He won an Olympic Gold Medal in karate in the 1960 Olympics.
He was born in Japan and died in Los Angeles, California.
His name was Toshiyuki "Harold" Sakata.
He won an Olympic Gold Medal in weightlifting in the 1956 Olympics.

Question 3:


Which Baseball Hall of Famer is credited with throwing the first curveball?
Harold Joseph Chandler
William Arthur Cummings
Denton True Young
Martyn Stephen Darrow

Question 4:


It is generally accepted that the phrase "red herring", which has been in popular parlance for many years, is derived from which sport?
Bowling
Fox hunting
Fencing
Golf

Question 5:


A pair of comedians neither of whom played pro baseball are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame because of one of their routines.
True
False

Question 6:


Which NBA player averaged double-digits in points, rebounds and assists in the 1961-1962 season?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


What distinction does Masanori Murakami hold?
The first player to steal a base in the Olympics.
The first Japanese-born major league baseball player.
The first player to hit a home run in an international competition.
The first player to hit a home run in the Olympics.

Question 8:


Who has the highest ranking in an NFL game?
The Head Linesman
The Umpire
The Backfield Judge
The Referee

Question 9:


The Cleveland Tigers, the Muncie Flyers, the Hammond Pros, and the Dayton Triangles were some of the original teams in which league?
NHL
NBA
Major League Baseball
NFL

Question 10:


In which sport would you find Bay Matuka, Blue Charm, Green Highlander, Silver Stoat, and Logie?
Thoroughbred Horse racing
Salmon Fishing
Trout Fishing
Harness Racing

 


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