ESPN 2008 Sports Quiz Part 2

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ESPN's  2008 sports quiz part 2, good luck and enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who finished 3rd in the Olympics all around event?

    • A.

      Huang Xu

    • B.

      Cheng Fei

    • C.

      Yang Yin

    • D.

      Yao Ming

    Correct Answer
    B. Cheng Fei
    Explanation
    Cheng Fei finished 3rd in the Olympics all-around event.

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  • 2. 

    Barry Bonds offered to pay a team to let him play?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no evidence or information provided to suggest that Barry Bonds offered to pay a team to let him play. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 3. 

    Who did Jon Lester throw a no hitter against?

    • A.

      Pirates

    • B.

      Royals

    • C.

      Orioles

    • D.

      Yankees

    • E.

      A's

    Correct Answer
    B. Royals
    Explanation
    Jon Lester threw a no-hitter against the Royals.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP?

    • A.

      Henrik Zetterberg

    • B.

      Sidney Crosby

    • C.

      Chris Osgood

    • D.

      Datsyuk

    • E.

      Malkin

    Correct Answer
    A. Henrik Zetterberg
    Explanation
    Henrik Zetterberg won the Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the following did Candace Parker not do in 2008?

    • A.

      WNBA Title

    • B.

      WNBA Rookie of the Year

    • C.

      Olympic gold medal

    • D.

      NCAA Title

    • E.

      Have a baby

    Correct Answer
    A. WNBA Title
    Explanation
    In 2008, Candace Parker achieved several accomplishments, including winning the WNBA Rookie of the Year award, earning an Olympic gold medal, and securing an NCAA Title. However, she did not win a WNBA Title in that year.

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  • 6. 

    Spain's euro win over Germany was the country's first major soccer title?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Spain had won a major soccer title before their victory over Germany in the Euros. Spain had previously won the UEFA European Championship in 1964. Therefore, the statement that the Euro win over Germany was Spain's first major soccer title is incorrect.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Padraig Harringtons distant cousin?

    • A.

      Al Harrington

    • B.

      Joey Harrington

    • C.

      Othella Harrington

    • D.

      Bono

    • E.

      Derek Jeter

    Correct Answer
    B. Joey Harrington
    Explanation
    Joey Harrington is Padraig Harrington's distant cousin. This means that they are related, but not closely related. It is likely that they share a common ancestor, but their family connection is not immediate or direct.

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  • 8. 

    K-Rod broke the MLB saves record what was his final save total?

    • A.

      60

    • B.

      62

    • C.

      63

    • D.

      61

    • E.

      59

    Correct Answer
    B. 62
    Explanation
    K-Rod broke the MLB saves record with a final save total of 62.

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  • 9. 

    How many total minutes did Alabama trail during its 11-0 start?

    • A.

      1:15

    • B.

      5:11

    • C.

      11:15

    • D.

      15:11

    • E.

      11:05

    Correct Answer
    A. 1:15
    Explanation
    Alabama trailed for a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes during its 11-0 start.

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  • 10. 

    For the first time since 1906 the Cubs and White Sox made the playoffs. How many win's did they have combined?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 because the question asks for the combined number of wins that the Cubs and White Sox had in the playoffs. Since it is stated that this is the first time since 1906 that both teams made the playoffs, it implies that they had not previously made it together, therefore they had no previous combined wins.

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  • 11. 

    When the Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City what potential nickname did the team not trademark?

    • A.

      Energy

    • B.

      Wind

    • C.

      Bison

    • D.

      Tumbleweed

    Correct Answer
    D. Tumbleweed
    Explanation
    The Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City and trademarked potential nicknames such as Energy, Wind, and Bison. However, they did not trademark the nickname Tumbleweed.

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  • 12. 

    Who won this year's tour de france?

    • A.

      Carlos Sastre

    • B.

      Juan Gomez

    • C.

      Mike Swanson

    • D.

      Johan Luis

    • E.

      Lance Armstrong

    Correct Answer
    A. Carlos Sastre
    Explanation
    Carlos Sastre won this year's Tour de France.

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  • 13. 

    Dale Jr left his Dad's company and left Mark Martin as the lead driver. Who finished better during the season?

    • A.

      Dale Jr

    • B.

      Mark Martin

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark Martin
    Explanation
    Mark Martin finished better during the season because Dale Jr left his Dad's company, implying that he may have faced some challenges or changes in his career. Therefore, Mark Martin, who remained as the lead driver, had a better performance and achieved better results throughout the season.

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  • 14. 

    When CC became a brewer his 7 complete games topped every other NL team's season total?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    CC becoming a brewer and his 7 complete games topping every other NL team's season total suggests that CC performed exceptionally well as a pitcher. His 7 complete games surpassed the total number of complete games achieved by any other team in the National League. This indicates CC's dominance and skill in completing games as a pitcher, making the statement true.

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  • 15. 

    During Kerry Collins 10-0 start what week did Collins pass for 200 yards for the first time?

    • A.

      Week 2

    • B.

      Week 4

    • C.

      Week 8

    • D.

      Week 10

    • E.

      Week 12

    Correct Answer
    D. Week 10
    Explanation
    Kerry Collins passed for 200 yards for the first time in Week 10. This means that in the first nine weeks of the season, he did not reach the 200-yard passing mark. It was not until Week 10 that he achieved this milestone.

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  • 16. 

    What is Stephen Curry's teammates Bryant Barr's nickname?

    • A.

      The Phantom Menace

    • B.

      The Red Manace

    • C.

      The White Lobster

    • D.

      The Candied Yam

    • E.

      The Red Rocket

    Correct Answer
    C. The White Lobster
  • 17. 

    How old was the alleged Chinese gymnist that was underage?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      17

    • E.

      18

    Correct Answer
    C. 16
    Explanation
    The alleged Chinese gymnast that was underage was 16 years old.

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  • 18. 

    Manchester United vs Chelsea was the first ever all England final?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the statement is correct. Manchester United vs Chelsea was indeed the first ever all England final. This means that both teams competing in the final match were from England.

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  • 19. 

    How many world records did the Speedo LZR Race suit help break?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      45

    • C.

      23

    • D.

      417

    • E.

      37

    Correct Answer
    C. 23
    Explanation
    The Speedo LZR Race suit helped break 23 world records.

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  • 20. 

    Who won more games Mike D Antoni with the Suns in 2007-08 or Isian Thomas 2006-07, 2007-08 season's combined?

    • A.

      D' Antoni

    • B.

      Thomas

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas
    Explanation
    Isiah Thomas won more games in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons combined.

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  • 21. 

    Kyle Busch won 8 of 26 sprint races and led 1,633 laps. How many laps did he lead during the chase?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      102

    • D.

      410

    • E.

      217

    Correct Answer
    B. 40
    Explanation
    Since the question asks how many laps Kyle Busch led during the chase, and there is no information given about the number of laps he led during the chase, we can conclude that he did not lead any laps during the chase. Therefore, the correct answer is 0.

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  • 22. 

    In the Dolphins wildcate formation where does left tackle Jake Long lineup?

    • A.

      Center

    • B.

      Fullback

    • C.

      Outside the right tackle

    • D.

      Left tackle

    • E.

      Tight End

    Correct Answer
    C. Outside the right tackle
    Explanation
    In the Dolphins wildcat formation, left tackle Jake Long lines up outside the right tackle. This positioning allows Long to provide additional blocking support on the right side of the offensive line, creating more opportunities for the running back or quarterback to make plays on that side of the field. By lining up outside the right tackle, Long can effectively seal off the edge and protect against any potential pass rush from that side.

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  • 23. 

    Who scored the winning goal in a shootout inthe NHL's first outdoor game in the United States?

    • A.

      Colby Armstrong

    • B.

      Brian Campbell

    • C.

      Evgeni Malkin

    • D.

      Sidney Crosby

    • E.

      Gary Roberts

    Correct Answer
    D. Sidney Crosby
    Explanation
    Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in a shootout in the NHL's first outdoor game in the United States.

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