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  • 1. 

    What is the highest score a judge can award in figure skating?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    In figure skating, the highest score a judge can award is 6. This is because figure skating scoring is based on a scale from 0 to 6, with 6 being the highest possible score. Judges evaluate various aspects of a skater's performance, such as technical difficulty, execution, and artistic interpretation, and assign scores within this range. A score of 6 indicates a flawless performance that demonstrates exceptional skill and artistry.

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  • 2. 

    Scotland became World Champions of which sport in 2005?

    • A.

      Dog racing

    • B.

      Tortoise throwing

    • C.

      Elephant Polo

    Correct Answer
    C. Elephant Polo
    Explanation
    In 2005, Scotland became World Champions of Elephant Polo. Elephant Polo is a sport that is played on the back of elephants, where the players use long mallets to hit a ball into the opposing team's goal. It is a unique and niche sport that combines elements of polo and elephant riding. Scotland's victory in the World Championship of Elephant Polo in 2005 showcases their skill and success in this particular sport.

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  • 3. 

    Which Manchester United player was sent off three times in 1995, including once for punching a Middlesbrough player?

    • A.

      Roy Keane

    • B.

      Eric Cantona

    • C.

      Ryan Giggs

    Correct Answer
    A. Roy Keane
    Explanation
    Roy Keane was a Manchester United player who was sent off three times in 1995, including once for punching a Middlesbrough player. Keane was known for his aggressive playing style and fiery temperament, which often led to disciplinary issues on the field. His red card incidents in 1995 highlight his volatile nature and the consequences it had on his playing career.

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  • 4. 

    Roughly in MPH, how fast did Usain Bolt run when he set the world 100m record?

    • A.

      19.7 mph

    • B.

      23.5 mph

    • C.

      27.3 mph

    Correct Answer
    B. 23.5 mph
    Explanation
    Usain Bolt ran at a speed of approximately 23.5 mph when he set the world 100m record.

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  • 5. 

    True or false: A badminton shuttlecock decelerates faster than a baseball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A badminton shuttlecock decelerates faster than a baseball because it is lighter and has a higher drag coefficient. The shuttlecock's feathered design creates more air resistance, causing it to slow down more quickly compared to a baseball. Additionally, the shuttlecock's shape allows it to change direction more easily, further contributing to its faster deceleration.

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  • 6. 

    Walter Winterbottom was appointed to which newly-created post in 1946 ?

    • A.

      Manager of the England Rugby team

    • B.

      Manager of the England Cross Country team

    • C.

      Manager of the England Football team

    Correct Answer
    C. Manager of the England Football team
    Explanation
    Walter Winterbottom was appointed as the Manager of the England Football team in 1946. This newly-created post was a significant step in the development of English football, as Winterbottom became the first full-time manager of the national team. His appointment marked a shift towards a more professional approach to managing the team and preparing them for international competitions. Winterbottom's tenure as manager lasted for 16 years, during which he played a crucial role in shaping the modern English football team and its tactics.

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  • 7. 

    What did West Ham Utd do in 1975 that has never been done since?

    • A.

      Played all season without a yellow card

    • B.

      Started a season with all new players

    • C.

      Won the FA cup with an all-British team

    Correct Answer
    C. Won the FA cup with an all-British team
    Explanation
    In 1975, West Ham United accomplished a feat that has not been replicated since: they won the FA Cup with an all-British team. This means that every player in their squad was of British nationality. This achievement is remarkable because in modern football, many teams have a diverse array of players from different nationalities, making it increasingly difficult to assemble an all-British team capable of winning such a prestigious tournament.

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  • 8. 

    What make of car did Colin MacRae drive in the World Rally Championship ?

    • A.

      Ford

    • B.

      Subaru

    • C.

      Nissan

    Correct Answer
    A. Ford
    Explanation
    Colin MacRae drove a Ford car in the World Rally Championship.

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  • 9. 

    If you win 'the diddle' in darts, what have you won?

    • A.

      The game

    • B.

      Prize for best mullet

    • C.

      The first throw of the game

    Correct Answer
    C. The first throw of the game
    Explanation
    The phrase "the diddle" in darts refers to a special throw that determines who gets to throw first in a game. By winning "the diddle," you have secured the privilege of making the first throw of the game.

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  • 10. 

    Name the cricketer: Saunters draws

    Correct Answer
    Andrew Strauss
  • 11. 

    Which creature is the fastest animal used in sport ?

    Correct Answer
    Pigeon
    pigeon
    Explanation
    Pigeons have been used in various sports such as pigeon racing, where they are released from a specific location and race back to their home loft. Pigeons are known for their impressive speed and navigation abilities, making them the fastest animals used in sport.

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  • 12. 

    Which port on the Isle of Wight is famous for its annual sailing regatta ?

    Correct Answer
    Cowes
    Explanation
    Cowes is famous for its annual sailing regatta. The town is located on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England. The Cowes Week regatta is one of the longest-running and largest sailing events in the world, attracting sailors and spectators from around the globe. It takes place in the first week of August and features a variety of races and events for both professional and amateur sailors. Cowes has a rich maritime history and is known as a hub for sailing and yachting, making it the perfect location for this prestigious regatta.

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  • 13. 

    Football defender Luis Moreno kicked what off the pitch at the Atletico Junior Stadium in Columbia in March 2011?

    • A.

      A fish

    • B.

      A boot

    • C.

      An owl

    Correct Answer
    C. An owl
    Explanation
    In March 2011, football defender Luis Moreno kicked an owl off the pitch at the Atletico Junior Stadium in Columbia. This incident caused controversy and outrage as it was seen as an act of animal cruelty. Moreno's action was widely condemned, and he faced severe backlash from both football fans and animal rights activists. The incident highlighted the importance of treating animals with respect and sparked a discussion about the behavior of professional athletes.

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  • 14. 

    How many gold medals did Chris Hoy win in the 2008 Olympics?

    Correct Answer
    3
    Explanation
    Chris Hoy won 3 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics.

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  • 15. 

    Who has the most football career league appearances?

    • A.

      Gary Lineker

    • B.

      Geoff Hurst

    • C.

      Peter Shilton

    Correct Answer
    C. Peter Shilton
    Explanation
    Peter Shilton has the most football career league appearances. This means that he has played the most number of matches in professional football leagues throughout his career. It is likely that Shilton has had a long and successful career, playing for multiple clubs and consistently being selected as a starting player. His dedication, skill, and longevity in the sport have allowed him to accumulate the highest number of league appearances among the given options.

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  • 16. 

     True of false? Astronaut Alan Shepard hit a golf ball while on the moon in 1971.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Astronaut Alan Shepard did hit a golf ball while on the moon in 1971. During the Apollo 14 mission, Shepard used a makeshift golf club and hit two golf balls on the lunar surface. This was done to test the behavior of objects in the moon's low gravity environment. Shepard's golf shot remains one of the most iconic moments in space exploration.

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  • 17. 

    Name the footballer: Yore One yawn

    Correct Answer
    Wayne Rooney
    Explanation
    The given name "Yore One yawn" is an anagram of "Wayne Rooney". An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. In this case, the letters of "Yore One yawn" can be rearranged to form "Wayne Rooney", which is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 18. 

    What wrestler's real name is Shirley Crabtree?

    Correct Answer
    Big Daddy
    big daddy
    Explanation
    Shirley Crabtree's real name is Big Daddy.

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  • 19. 

    A foil and a sabre are all used in which sport?

    Correct Answer
    Fencing
    Explanation
    A foil and a sabre are both types of weapons used in the sport of fencing. Fencing is a combat sport that involves two opponents using a variety of techniques to score points by striking their opponent with the weapon. The foil is a light and flexible weapon with a small, rectangular blade, while the sabre is a heavier weapon with a curved blade. Both weapons require skill, agility, and strategy to effectively compete in the sport of fencing.

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  • 20. 

    Which Rocky film did Hulk Hogan make a cameo appearance in?

    • A.

      Rocky II

    • B.

      Rocky III

    • C.

      Rocky IV

    Correct Answer
    B. Rocky III
    Explanation
    Hulk Hogan made a cameo appearance in the film Rocky III.

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