What Do You Think You Know About Cross-country

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What Do You Think You Know About Cross-country - Quiz

Cross-country skiing is a type of skiing that's obviously fun. Though, it does takes some physical ability and endurance (for the cold). That point made, you should try out this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Modern cross-country skiing is similar to the original form of skiing which includes?

    • A.

      Alpine skiing

    • B.

      Ski jumping

    • C.

      Telemark Skiing

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Modern cross-country skiing is similar to the original form of skiing because it includes elements of alpine skiing, ski jumping, and telemark skiing. Alpine skiing involves skiing downhill on groomed slopes, while ski jumping involves launching off a ramp and soaring through the air. Telemark skiing is a technique that involves a lunge or a "telemark" position during turns. Therefore, since modern cross-country skiing incorporates all of these elements, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 2. 

    Skiers propel themselves either by striding forward or?

    • A.

      Side-to-side

    • B.

      Trothing

    • C.

      Bobbing

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Side-to-side
    Explanation
    Skiers propel themselves either by striding forward or by using a side-to-side motion. This side-to-side motion, known as skating, involves pushing off with the edges of the skis and gliding in a diagonal direction. This technique allows skiers to generate momentum and move efficiently on flat or slightly uphill terrain. Therefore, the correct answer is side-to-side.

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  • 3. 

    It is practiced in regions with snow-covered landscapes, including?

    • A.

      Northern Europe

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because snow-covered landscapes are found in all three regions mentioned: Northern Europe, Canada, and Russia. These regions experience cold climates and have significant snowfall, making them suitable for activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The presence of snow also allows for winter sports and recreational activities to take place in these areas.

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  • 4. 

    Competitive cross-country skiing is one of the?

    • A.

      Nordic Skiing sports

    • B.

      Athletes sport

    • C.

      Winter Olympics

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Nordic Skiing sports
    Explanation
    Competitive cross-country skiing is categorized as one of the Nordic Skiing sports. Nordic skiing refers to a group of skiing disciplines that originated in the Nordic countries, including cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic combined. Cross-country skiing involves racing on skis across varying terrains and distances, requiring athletes to possess endurance, strength, and technical skills. Therefore, the correct answer is "Nordic Skiing sports."

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  • 5. 

    The word ski comes from the Old Norse word?

    • A.

      Skis

    • B.

      Skio

    • C.

      Skia

    • D.

      Skit

    Correct Answer
    B. Skio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Skio". The word ski comes from the Old Norse word "skio". The Old Norse language is an ancient Germanic language spoken by the Norse people in the Viking Age. The word "skio" refers to a long, narrow piece of wood used for gliding on snow. Over time, this word evolved into the modern term "ski" that is widely used today.

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  • 6. 

    Skiing started as a technique for traveling cross-country over snows on?

    • A.

      Grass

    • B.

      Snow

    • C.

      Skis

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    C. Skis
    Explanation
    Skiing started as a technique for traveling cross-country over snows on skis. Skis are specifically designed to glide over snow, allowing individuals to move efficiently and smoothly across snowy terrain. The use of skis revolutionized winter travel, as it provided a means to navigate through snowy landscapes with ease.

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  • 7. 

    It started almost five millennia ago with beginnings in? 

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      UK

    • C.

      Scandinavia

    • D.

      Asia

    Correct Answer
    C. Scandinavia
    Explanation
    Scandinavia is the correct answer because it is stated in the question that the origins of the event started almost five millennia ago, and Scandinavia is known to have a rich history dating back thousands of years. The other options, Russia, UK, and Asia, may have their own ancient histories, but they do not fit the given timeframe mentioned in the question.

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  • 8. 

    It may have been practiced as early as 600 BCE in?

    • A.

      Daxing’anling

    • B.

      Xiaolin

    • C.

      Xiaxia

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Daxing’anling
    Explanation
    Daxing'anling is the correct answer because the question asks about the earliest possible time when the practice may have been started, and Daxing'anling is the only option provided. The other options, Xiaolin and Xiaxia, are not relevant to the question.

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  • 9. 

    Early historical evidence includes Procopius’s description of?

    • A.

      Sami people

    • B.

      Nazi Germany

    • C.

      UK

    • D.

      Latin America

    Correct Answer
    A. Sami people
    Explanation
    Procopius, a Byzantine historian, wrote extensively about various topics including the Sami people. Therefore, his description of the Sami people can be considered as early historical evidence.

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  • 10. 

    Ski warfare, the use of ski-equipped troops in war, is first recorded by the?

    • A.

      Nordic

    • B.

      Danish

    • C.

      Nazi Germany

    • D.

      UK

    Correct Answer
    B. Danish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Danish. Ski warfare, the use of ski-equipped troops in war, is first recorded by the Danish. This means that the Danish were the first to use ski-equipped troops in war.

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