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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?

• 1.

A maximum of how many teammates can make timed runs in the gravity-powered sleigh?

• A.

5

• B.

3

• C.

4

• D.

2

C. 4
Explanation
The question is asking for the maximum number of teammates who can make timed runs in the gravity-powered sleigh. The correct answer is 4, indicating that there can be a maximum of 4 teammates who can participate in timed runs. This means that any number less than or equal to 4 teammates can make timed runs in the sleigh, but any number greater than 4 would exceed the maximum limit.

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• 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

D. Yes, but usually on separate competition
Explanation
The correct answer is "Yes, but usually on separate competition." This means that genders are allowed to be mixed in competitions, but it is more common for there to be separate competitions for each gender.

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• 3.

• A.

1914

• B.

1919

• C.

1923

• D.

1924

D. 1924
• 4.

The first tracks were built where?

• A.

Germany

• B.

England

• C.

Russia

• D.

Switzerland

D. Switzerland
Explanation
The first tracks were built in Switzerland.

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• 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

A. 1903/'04
Explanation
Emil Thoma organized the construction of the first familiarly configured half-pipe track in the 1903/'04 season.

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• 6.

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

• A.

20

• B.

15

• C.

12

• D.

21

B. 15
Explanation
A modern track is ideally expected to have 15 curves. This is because having curves in a track helps to add variety and challenge for the runners. Too few curves can make the track monotonous and too many curves can make it difficult to maintain speed. Therefore, 15 curves strike a balance between providing an interesting track layout and ensuring a fair competition for the athletes.

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• 7.

The track should be how many metres long?

• A.

1000

• B.

900

• C.

1,200 - 1,300

• D.

1000 - 1,500

C. 1,200 - 1,300
Explanation
The correct answer is 1,200 - 1,300. This range suggests that the track should be somewhere between 1,200 and 1,300 meters long.

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• 8.

Bobsleigh tracks can also be used for which of the following?

• A.

Skeleton

• B.

Bandy

• C.

Curling

• D.

Alpine Skiing

A. Skeleton
Explanation
Bobsleigh tracks can also be used for Skeleton. Skeleton is a winter sliding sport where an individual rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down. Similar to bobsleigh, skeleton also requires a track with steep turns and high-speed sections. Therefore, bobsleigh tracks can be used for skeleton competitions as well.

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• 9.

Which of the following is not a nickname for Bobsleigh?

• A.

Bobsled

• B.

Bob

• C.

King's class

• D.

Luge

D. Luge
Explanation
The nickname "Luge" is not a nickname for Bobsleigh. Bobsled and Bob are both commonly used nicknames for Bobsleigh, but Luge refers to a different winter sport altogether. Luge is a form of racing where competitors slide down an icy track on a small sled, whereas Bobsleigh involves a larger sled with a team of athletes racing down a track. Therefore, Luge is the correct answer as it is not a nickname for Bobsleigh.

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• 10.

Competition sleighs must be a maximum of how many metres long?

• A.

3.80

• B.

5.50

• C.

4.20

• D.

2.80

A. 3.80
Explanation
Competition sleighs must be a maximum of 3.80 meters long. This means that any sleigh that exceeds this length would not be allowed in the competition.

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