How Much Do You Know About Rowing? Quiz

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It is common knowledge that rowing possibly started in ancient Egypt. Today, this sport is one of the disciplines that you can watch during the Olympics. It is impressive because those involved in this sport get to showcase how strong they are using their arms. So, how much do you know about rowing? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How are the boats used for this sport called?

    • A.

      Canoe

    • B.

      Ships

    • C.

      A shell

    • D.

      Drakars

    Correct Answer
    C. A shell
    Explanation
    A shell is the correct answer because it refers to a specific type of boat used in the sport mentioned in the question. A shell is a long and narrow racing boat that is designed for speed and efficiency in rowing competitions. It is commonly used in sports such as crew or rowing, where teams or individuals compete in races on water. The other options, canoe, ships, and drakars, do not specifically refer to the type of boat used in this sport.

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  • 2. 

    When was this sport revived?

    • A.

      1715

    • B.

      1750

    • C.

      1775

    • D.

      1805

    Correct Answer
    A. 1715
    Explanation
    This sport was revived in 1715.

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  • 3. 

    Where can one practice this sport?

    • A.

      Indoors

    • B.

      In the swimming pool

    • C.

      On rivers

    • D.

      In the open sea

    Correct Answer
    C. On rivers
    Explanation
    One can practice this sport on rivers because rivers provide a suitable environment for this particular sport. The flowing water and varying currents in rivers offer a challenging and dynamic setting for practicing and honing the skills required for the sport. Additionally, rivers often have specific areas designated for this sport, with facilities and equipment available for enthusiasts.

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  • 4. 

    What's the maximum team members allowed in rowing?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    A. 9
    Explanation
    The maximum team members allowed in rowing is 9.

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  • 5. 

    What's the minimum number of people allowed in rowing?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The minimum number of people allowed in rowing is 1 because rowing can be done individually in a single-person boat.

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  • 6. 

    In what year was this discipline introduced in the Olympics?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1900

    • C.

      2005

    • D.

      2010

    Correct Answer
    B. 1900
    Explanation
    The discipline was introduced in the Olympics in the year 1900.

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  • 7. 

    What sport doesn't involve using your arms to move a boat?

    • A.

      Swimming

    • B.

      Rowing

    • C.

      Kayaking

    • D.

      Canoing

    Correct Answer
    A. Swimming
    Explanation
    Swimming is the correct answer because it is a sport that does not involve using your arms to move a boat. In swimming, the primary propulsion comes from kicking the legs and using the body's natural buoyancy, while the arms are used for balance and steering. On the other hand, rowing, kayaking, and canoeing all require the use of arms to paddle or row the boat through the water.

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  • 8. 

    When do headraces normally take place?

    • A.

      From Autumn to early Spring

    • B.

      From March to April

    • C.

      From May to August

    • D.

      From January to March

    Correct Answer
    A. From Autumn to early Spring
    Explanation
    Headraces normally take place from Autumn to early Spring. This is because headraces are typically held in colder months when there is a higher water flow in rivers and streams. Autumn and early Spring are characterized by increased rainfall and melting snow, resulting in higher water levels and faster currents. This makes it an ideal time for headraces, as the conditions are more challenging and exciting for participants. Additionally, holding headraces during this time allows for better utilization of water resources and ensures a consistent supply throughout the year.

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  • 9. 

    Who created the head of the River face?

    • A.

      Steve Fairbairn

    • B.

      Chris Fairbairn

    • C.

      Tom Fairbairn

    • D.

      Tom Shephard

    Correct Answer
    A. Steve Fairbairn
    Explanation
    Steve Fairbairn is credited with creating the head of the River face.

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  • 10. 

    What type of sport is rowing?

    • A.

      Water sport

    • B.

      Indoor

    • C.

      River sport

    • D.

      Endurance

    Correct Answer
    A. Water sport
    Explanation
    Rowing is considered a water sport because it involves propelling a boat through water using oars. It is typically done in rivers, lakes, or other bodies of water. Rowing requires physical strength, endurance, and coordination, making it a challenging and competitive sport. Participants row in teams or individually, either recreationally or competitively. The nature of rowing, being dependent on water and oars, clearly categorizes it as a water sport.

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