What Do You Think You Know About Curling

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What Do You Think You Know About Curling - Quiz

Curling is a sport which entails the contestants slide stones on top of ice to an area. It's a fun sport that caught our fancy, and thus, we have need for some evaluations to be done.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Evidence that curling existed in Scotland in the early 16th Century includes a curling stone dated?

    • A.

      1270

    • B.

      1655

    • C.

      1921

    • D.

      1511

    Correct Answer
    D. 1511
    Explanation
    The evidence that curling existed in Scotland in the early 16th Century is supported by a curling stone that is dated back to 1511. This indicates that the sport of curling was already being played during that time period in Scotland.

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  • 2. 

    The world’s oldest curling stone and the world’s oldest football are now kept in the same museum in?

    • A.

      Zurich

    • B.

      Bahrain

    • C.

      Turkey

    • D.

      Stirling

    Correct Answer
    D. Stirling
    Explanation
    The world's oldest curling stone and the world's oldest football are both kept in Stirling.

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  • 3. 

    The first written reference to a contest using stones on ice coming from the records of?

    • A.

      Paisley Abbey

    • B.

      Omar Watson

    • C.

      Curly James

    • D.

      Dumba Rocky

    Correct Answer
    A. Paisley Abbey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Paisley Abbey. This means that the first written reference to a contest using stones on ice comes from the records of Paisley Abbey.

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  • 4. 

    The word curling first appears in print in 1620 in?

    • A.

      Perth, Scotland

    • B.

      Dublin, Ireland

    • C.

      Sussex, England

    • D.

      Edinburgh, Scotland

    Correct Answer
    A. Perth, Scotland
    Explanation
    The word "curling" first appears in print in 1620 in Perth, Scotland.

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  • 5. 

    Scotland had strong trading and cultural links during this period, which is evident in the?

    • A.

      History of golf

    • B.

      Golf

    • C.

      Javelin

    • D.

      Shot put

    Correct Answer
    A. History of golf
    Explanation
    During this period, Scotland had strong trading and cultural links, which had a significant impact on the development and spread of various activities. One such activity that thrived during this time was golf. The history of golf in Scotland dates back several centuries, and it is widely believed to have originated there. The strong trading links allowed for the exchange of ideas and practices, leading to the spread of golf beyond Scotland's borders. Additionally, the cultural links fostered a love for the sport, making it an integral part of Scottish history and identity.

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  • 6. 

    Kilsyth Curling club claims to be the first club in the world in the year?

    • A.

      1768

    • B.

      1770

    • C.

      1780

    • D.

      1716

    Correct Answer
    D. 1716
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1716. Kilsyth Curling club claims to be the first club in the world, established in the year 1716.

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  • 7. 

    Some early stones had holes for a finger and the thumb, akin to ten-pin? 

    • A.

      Bowling balls

    • B.

      Hockey ball

    • C.

      Gold ball

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Bowling balls
    Explanation
    Some early stones had holes for a finger and the thumb, similar to the grip holes found in bowling balls. This suggests that the stones were likely used for a game similar to bowling, where the player would hold the stone and roll it towards a target. The mention of "ten-pin" further supports the idea that the stones were used for a bowling-like game, as ten-pin bowling is a popular form of the sport. Therefore, the correct answer is bowling balls.

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  • 8. 

    Outdoor curling was very popular in Scotland between the 16th and?

    • A.

      18th centuries

    • B.

      17th centuries

    • C.

      15th centuries

    • D.

      19th centuries

    Correct Answer
    D. 19th centuries
    Explanation
    Outdoor curling was very popular in Scotland between the 16th and 19th centuries. This suggests that the sport gained popularity in the 16th century and continued to be popular until the 19th century. The answer choice "19th centuries" aligns with this information and is therefore the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Today, the sport is most firmly established in?

    • A.

      Scotland

    • B.

      Holland

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Canada
  • 10. 

    The first world championship for curling was limited to men and was known as the?

    • A.

      Scotch cup

    • B.

      Championship

    • C.

      Royal cup

    • D.

      Queens cup

    Correct Answer
    B. Championship
    Explanation
    The first world championship for curling was limited to men and was simply known as the "Championship." This implies that there was no specific cup or title associated with it, but rather the event itself was referred to as the championship.

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