Speed Skating Trivia Quiz

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Speed Skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates. The International Skating Union is the highest governing body. An international federation was founded in 1892, the first for any winter sport. The sport enjoys large popularity in Norway and South Korea.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a type of speed skating?

    • A.

      Marathon speed skating 

    • B.

      Long track speed skating 

    • C.

      Short track speed skating 

    • D.

      Cross-country speed skating

    Correct Answer
    D. Cross-country speed skating
    Explanation
    Cross-country speed skating is not a type of speed skating because it combines cross-country skiing and ice skating. In this sport, participants use ice skates to glide across frozen lakes or rivers while propelling themselves forward with ski poles. Unlike the other options listed, cross-country speed skating does not take place on a track or a rink.

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  • 2. 

    In Olympic games, which is referred to as "speed skating"?

    • A.

      Long track speed skating 

    • B.

      Short track speed skating

    • C.

      Marathon speed skating

    • D.

      Cross-country speed skating

    Correct Answer
    A. Long track speed skating 
    Explanation
    Long track speed skating is referred to as "speed skating" in the Olympic games. This is because long track speed skating takes place on a long oval track, typically 400 meters in length, where skaters compete against each other for the fastest time. Short track speed skating, on the other hand, takes place on a smaller track with tighter turns and involves more tactics and strategy. Marathon speed skating and cross-country speed skating are not typically referred to as "speed skating" in the context of the Olympic games.

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  • 3. 

    The standard rink for long track is how many metres long?

    • A.

      400

    • B.

      500

    • C.

      350

    • D.

      250

    Correct Answer
    A. 400
    Explanation
    The standard rink for long track is 400 meters long. This length is commonly used for official competitions and is the standard distance for long track speed skating events. It provides a challenging and competitive track for athletes to showcase their skills and speed.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following has the longest history?

    • A.

      Long track speed skating

    • B.

      Short track speed skating

    • C.

      Cross-country speed skating

    • D.

      Marathon speed skating

    Correct Answer
    A. Long track speed skating
    Explanation
    Long track speed skating has the longest history compared to the other options. This form of speed skating has been practiced for many decades and is recognized as one of the oldest winter sports. It originated in the Netherlands in the 19th century and has since been a prominent event in the Winter Olympics. On the other hand, short track speed skating, cross-country speed skating, and marathon speed skating are relatively newer variations of the sport.

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  • 5. 

    In short track speed skating, the oval course should be of what size?

    • A.

      400m

    • B.

      125m

    • C.

      111.12m

    • D.

      1000m

    Correct Answer
    C. 111.12m
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 111.12m because in short track speed skating, the oval course should be smaller than the standard 400m track used in long track speed skating. The smaller size allows for tighter turns and more exciting racing.

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  • 6. 

    Speed skating has roots in which of these countries?

    • A.

      Netherlands

    • B.

      Switzerland

    • C.

      Great Britain

    • D.

      Latvia 

    Correct Answer
    A. Netherlands
    Explanation
    Speed skating has its roots in the Netherlands. The country has a long history and tradition of speed skating, dating back to the 13th century. The frozen canals and lakes in the Netherlands provide ideal conditions for this sport, and it has become a popular pastime and competitive sport in the country. Dutch athletes have consistently excelled in speed skating, winning numerous medals in international competitions, including the Winter Olympics. The Netherlands is often considered the birthplace and powerhouse of speed skating.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the first official world champion?

    • A.

      Axel Paulsen

    • B.

      Christiana Holmes

    • C.

      Jaap Eden

    • D.

      Peter Sinnerud 

    Correct Answer
    C. Jaap Eden
    Explanation
    Jaap Eden is considered the first official world champion. He was a Dutch speed skater and cyclist who dominated both sports in the late 19th century. Eden won the first official World Speed Skating Championship in 1893 and became the first recognized world champion in the sport. He also won numerous national and international titles in cycling, solidifying his status as one of the greatest athletes of his time.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following was disqualified for professionalism?

    • A.

      Peter Sinnerud

    • B.

      Jaap Eden 

    • C.

      Christiana Holmes

    • D.

      Axel Paulsen

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter Sinnerud
    Explanation
    Peter Sinnerud was disqualified for professionalism.

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  • 9. 

    The 1885 match between Axel Paulsen and Remke van der Zee was skated on a track of how many metres? 

    • A.

      1500m

    • B.

      5000m

    • C.

      10000m

    • D.

      1400m

    Correct Answer
    D. 1400m
    Explanation
    The 1885 match between Axel Paulsen and Remke van der Zee was skated on a track of 1400m.

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  • 10. 

    The record of lowering the world 5000 metre record by half a minute during the Hamar European Championships stood for how long?

    • A.

      17 years 

    • B.

      20 years 

    • C.

      15 years 

    • D.

      19 years 

    Correct Answer
    A. 17 years 
    Explanation
    The record of lowering the world 5000 metre record by half a minute during the Hamar European Championships stood for 17 years.

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