Skeleton Sport Trivia Quiz

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Skeleton is known as a winter sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled, down a frozen track while lying face down and head first. The sport and the sled most likely got their names from the bony appearance of the sled. This sport is one of the three sliding winter sports.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was it first played? 

    • A.

      Late 18th century

    • B.

      Early 19th century

    • C.

      Early 20th century

    • D.

      Late 19th century

    Correct Answer
    D. Late 19th century
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Late 19th century. This means that the game was first played during the period between 1875 and 1899.

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  • 2. 

    It was first played where?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Switzerland

    • C.

      Latvia

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    B. Switzerland
    Explanation
    Switzerland is the correct answer because it is widely believed to be the birthplace of ice hockey. The first recorded indoor ice hockey game took place in 1885 at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Canada, but the origins of the sport can be traced back to the 19th century in Switzerland. The game was introduced by British soldiers stationed in Switzerland, who played a form of hockey on the frozen lakes and ponds. Therefore, Switzerland holds historical significance as the place where ice hockey was first played.

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  • 3. 

    The second Olympic presence was when? 

    • A.

      1928

    • B.

      1948

    • C.

      1920

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    B. 1948
    Explanation
    The second Olympic presence refers to the second time the Olympics were held. The options provided are years, and out of the given options, 1948 is the only year that falls after the first Olympic presence. Therefore, 1948 is the correct answer for the second Olympic presence.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is false?

    • A.

      The skeleton sled is thinner than the luge sled

    • B.

      The skeleton sled is heavier than the luge sled

    • C.

      The skeleton is the slowest other three sliding sports 

    • D.

      Like luge, the race doesn't begin with a running start from the opening gate at the top of the course 

    Correct Answer
    D. Like luge, the race doesn't begin with a running start from the opening gate at the top of the course 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the skeleton sled is heavier than the luge sled. This is because the skeleton sled is actually lighter than the luge sled. The skeleton is a type of sled used in the sport of skeleton, where athletes lie face down on the sled and slide down a track. The luge sled, on the other hand, is a type of sled used in the sport of luge, where athletes lie on their back and slide down a track. Therefore, the statement that the skeleton sled is heavier than the luge sled is false.

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  • 5. 

    Skeleton was added permanently to the Olympic program when?

    • A.

      1928

    • B.

      1948

    • C.

      2002

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    C. 2002
    Explanation
    Skeleton was added permanently to the Olympic program in 2002.

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  • 6. 

    The category for a women's race was added when? 

    • A.

      1928

    • B.

      1948

    • C.

      2002

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    C. 2002
    Explanation
    The category for a women's race was added in 2002. This means that before 2002, there was no separate category for women in races. It is likely that women were either not allowed to participate in races or were grouped together with men in the same category. The addition of a women's category in 2002 indicates a recognition of the importance of gender equality and the need to provide equal opportunities for women in racing.

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  • 7. 

    For men, the current world champion is from which of these countries? 

    • A.

      Belgium 

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Great Britain

    • D.

      South Korean

    Correct Answer
    D. South Korean
    Explanation
    The current world champion for men is from South Korea.

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  • 8. 

    The current champion in women's category is from which country? 

    • A.

      Great Britain

    • B.

      Germany 

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      Canada 

    Correct Answer
    A. Great Britain
    Explanation
    The current champion in the women's category is from Great Britain.

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  • 9. 

    United States in the men's category have a total of how many bronze medals?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The United States in the men's category has won one bronze medal.

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  • 10. 

    Great Britain has a total of how many medals?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 9
    Explanation
    Great Britain has a total of 9 medals.

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