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  • 1. 

    Before 1980 the record for the high jump was what height?

    • A.

      7 Feet 1/2 Inches

    • B.

      7 Feet 8 1/2 Inches

    • C.

      6 Feet 5 Inches

    • D.

      8 Feet 4 Inches

    Correct Answer
    B. 7 Feet 8 1/2 Inches
    Explanation
    Before 1980, the record for the high jump was 7 feet 8 1/2 inches.

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  • 2. 

    Volleyball was invented in Holyoke, MA in this year?

    • A.

      1944

    • B.

      1895

    • C.

      1922

    • D.

      1829

    Correct Answer
    B. 1895
    Explanation
    Volleyball was invented in Holyoke, MA in 1895. This is the correct answer because it aligns with historical records and the known origins of the sport.

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  • 3. 

    Walter Frederick Morrison of the Wham-O company invented the Frisbee Flying Saucer in this year?

    • A.

      1935

    • B.

      1968

    • C.

      1946

    • D.

      1957

    Correct Answer
    D. 1957
    Explanation
    In 1957, Walter Frederick Morrison of the Wham-O company invented the Frisbee Flying Saucer.

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  • 4. 

    Where is tennis player Yannick Noah from?

    • A.

      South Africa

    • B.

      Switzerland

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      America

    Correct Answer
    C. France
    Explanation
    Yannick Noah is from France.

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  • 5. 

    In skiing if you are an intermediate, what symbol should you look for on a trail?

    • A.

      Black Diamond

    • B.

      Yellow Triangle

    • C.

      Green Circle

    • D.

      Blue Square

    Correct Answer
    D. Blue Square
    Explanation
    In skiing, trails are often marked with symbols to indicate their difficulty level. The symbol that an intermediate skier should look for on a trail is a Blue Square. This symbol represents a trail of moderate difficulty, suitable for skiers with some experience and skills. It indicates that the trail may have steeper sections or obstacles, but it is generally manageable for intermediate skiers.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following terms is not used in the sport of jai alai?

    • A.

      Cesta

    • B.

      Fronton

    • C.

      Pelotas

    • D.

      Juavo

    Correct Answer
    D. Juavo
    Explanation
    Jai alai is a sport that originated in the Basque region of Spain and is played with a curved basket called a "cesta" to catch and throw a ball called a "pelota." The playing area is called a "fronton." However, "juavo" is not a term used in the sport of jai alai.

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  • 7. 

    Baseball pitching great Nolan Ryan would answer you if you called him by his real first name of?

    • A.

      Jerry

    • B.

      Michael

    • C.

      Lynn

    • D.

      Thomas

    Correct Answer
    C. Lynn
    Explanation
    Nolan Ryan's real first name is Lynn.

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  • 8. 

    When is the Kentucky Derby race run every year?

    • A.

      First Monday In April

    • B.

      First Saturday In May

    • C.

      First Sunday In June

    • D.

      Last Saturday In May

    Correct Answer
    B. First Saturday In May
    Explanation
    The Kentucky Derby race is run every year on the first Saturday in May. This tradition has been followed since the first Kentucky Derby in 1875. The race is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports." The choice of the first Saturday in May allows for favorable weather conditions and also avoids conflicting with other major horse racing events.

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  • 9. 

    What professional sport went on strike for 57 days?

    • A.

      Basketball

    • B.

      Hockey

    • C.

      Football

    • D.

      Baseball

    Correct Answer
    C. Football
    Explanation
    Football went on strike for 57 days.

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  • 10. 

    Who won the Wimbledon Championship 5 times in a row in the late seventies?

    • A.

      Steffi Graf

    • B.

      John McEnroe

    • C.

      Bjorn Borg

    • D.

      Jimmy Connors

    Correct Answer
    C. Bjorn Borg
    Explanation
    Bjorn Borg won the Wimbledon Championship 5 times in a row in the late seventies. This dominance in the tournament during that period solidified his status as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His skill, consistency, and mental strength allowed him to achieve this impressive feat, making him a true legend of the sport.

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  • 11. 

    In what year did the National League win for the 10th consecutive time in the MLB All Star Game?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1991

    • D.

      1981

    Correct Answer
    D. 1981
    Explanation
    In 1981, the National League won the MLB All Star Game for the 10th consecutive time. This means that from 1972 to 1981, the National League emerged as the victor in each of these annual games.

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  • 12. 

    The world record ice-fishing catch of a trout in 1987 was?

    • A.

      5 Lbs 2 Oz

    • B.

      8 Lbs 4 Oz

    • C.

      22 Lbs 14 Oz

    • D.

      16lbs 7 Oz

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 Lbs 4 Oz
    Explanation
    In 1987, the world record ice-fishing catch of a trout was 8 lbs 4 oz. This means that someone caught a trout weighing 8 pounds and 4 ounces while ice fishing. This record-breaking catch surpassed any previous catches and set a new standard for ice-fishing achievements.

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  • 13. 

    The 1987 the 71st running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race was won by Al Unser in this time?

    • A.

      5 Hrs., 45 Min, 33 Secs

    • B.

      1 Hr, 59 Min, 22 Secs

    • C.

      2 Hrs, 12 Min, 58 Secs

    • D.

      3 Hrs, 4 Min, 59 Secs

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 Hrs, 4 Min, 59 Secs
    Explanation
    Al Unser won the 1987 Indianapolis 500 auto race in a time of 3 hours, 4 minutes, and 59 seconds.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the first Canadian Woman to win Olympic Gold?

    • A.

      Jennifer Robinson

    • B.

      Barbara Ann Scott

    • C.

      Jos? Chouinard

    • D.

      Karen Magnussen

    Correct Answer
    B. Barbara Ann Scott
    Explanation
    Barbara Ann Scott is the first Canadian woman to win Olympic Gold. She achieved this feat in figure skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Scott's victory was significant as it marked a breakthrough for Canadian women in the sport and brought attention to figure skating in Canada. She went on to become a beloved figure in Canadian sports history and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.

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  • 15. 

    Who won the men's figure skating Gold Medal in Lillehammer?

    • A.

      Scott Hamilton

    • B.

      Alexei Urmanov

    • C.

      Ilia Kulik

    • D.

      Elvis Stojko

    Correct Answer
    B. Alexei Urmanov
    Explanation
    Alexei Urmanov won the men's figure skating Gold Medal in Lillehammer.

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