A Trivia Quiz About Bobsleigh

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A Trivia Quiz About Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in sleighs powered by gravity. The timed RUNS are combined to calculate the final score. Various types of sleds came several years before the first tracks were built. How well do you know this winter sport?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A maximum of how many teammates can make timed runs in the gravity-powered sleigh?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 2. 
    Are the genders allowed to be mixed? 
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes, but only in individual competitions

    • C. 

      Only when it's specifically stated 

    • D. 

      Yes, but usually on separate competition

  • 3. 
    Bobsleigh has been in existence since when?
    • A. 

      1914

    • B. 

      1919

    • C. 

      1923

    • D. 

      1924

  • 4. 
    The first tracks were built where?
    • A. 

      Germany 

    • B. 

      England 

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Switzerland

  • 5. 
    Emil Thoma organised the construction of the first familiarly configured half-pipe track when?
    • A. 

      1903/'04

    • B. 

      1904/'05

    • C. 

      1905/'06

    • D. 

      1906/'07

  • 6. 
    A modern track is ideally expected to have how many curves?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      21

  • 7. 
    The track should be how many metres long? 
    • A. 

      1000

    • B. 

      900

    • C. 

      1,200 - 1,300

    • D. 

      1000 - 1,500

  • 8. 
    Bobsleigh tracks can also be used for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Skeleton 

    • B. 

      Bandy

    • C. 

      Curling 

    • D. 

      Alpine Skiing

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a nickname for Bobsleigh?
    • A. 

      Bobsled 

    • B. 

      Bob

    • C. 

      King's class

    • D. 

      Luge

  • 10. 
    Competition sleighs must be a maximum of how many metres long?
    • A. 

      3.80

    • B. 

      5.50

    • C. 

      4.20

    • D. 

      2.80