Speed Skating Trivia Quiz

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Speed Skating Trivia Quiz

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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    The standard rink for long track is how many metres long?
    • A. 

      400

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      350

    • D. 

      250

  • 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

  • 5. 
    In short track speed skating, the oval course should be of what size?
    • A. 

      400m

    • B. 

      125m

    • C. 

      111.12m

    • D. 

      1000m

  • 6. 
    Speed skating has roots in which of these countries?
    • A. 

      Netherlands

    • B. 

      Switzerland

    • C. 

      Great Britain

    • D. 

      Latvia 

  • 7. 
    Who is the first official world champion?
    • A. 

      Axel Paulsen

    • B. 

      Christiana Holmes

    • C. 

      Jaap Eden

    • D. 

      Peter Sinnerud 

  • 8. 
    Which of the following was disqualified for professionalism?
    • A. 

      Peter Sinnerud

    • B. 

      Jaap Eden 

    • C. 

      Christiana Holmes

    • D. 

      Axel Paulsen

  • 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

  • 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 

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