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  • 1. 

    Where did the martial art of Capoeria originate?

    • A.

      Mexico

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    C. South America
    Explanation
    Capoeira originated in South America. It is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed by African slaves in Brazil during the colonial period as a form of self-defense disguised as a dance. Capoeira played a significant role in the resistance against oppression and slavery. Today, it is practiced worldwide and is recognized as an important cultural expression of Brazil.

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  • 2. 

    What game did Marcel Duchamp like to play?

    • A.

      Chess

    • B.

      Mahjong

    • C.

      Solitaire

    • D.

      Poker

    Correct Answer
    A. Chess
    Explanation
    Marcel Duchamp was a renowned artist and chess enthusiast. He was known for his passion for the game and even participated in chess tournaments. Duchamp considered chess as an art form and incorporated it into his artistic works. He once famously said, "I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art, and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position." Therefore, it is evident that Marcel Duchamp liked to play chess.

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  • 3. 

    The Windemere Cup is a tournament for which college sport?

    • A.

      Hockey

    • B.

      Field Hockey

    • C.

      Crew/Rowing

    • D.

      Lacrosse

    Correct Answer
    C. Crew/Rowing
    Explanation
    The Windemere Cup is a tournament for Crew/Rowing. This can be inferred from the fact that the Windemere Cup is specifically mentioned and it is known that Crew/Rowing is a college sport.

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  • 4. 

    In tennis what is the last possible score before going to deuce?

    • A.

      40-30 Or 30-40

    • B.

      45-30 Or 35-40

    • C.

      30-30

    • D.

      40-40

    Correct Answer
    A. 40-30 Or 30-40
    Explanation
    The last possible score before going to deuce in tennis is 40-30 or 30-40. This is because in tennis, the scoring system goes from 0 to 15 to 30 to 40. When a player reaches 40 and wins the next point, they win the game. However, if both players reach 40, it is called deuce and they must win two consecutive points to win the game. Therefore, 40-30 or 30-40 is the last score before going to deuce.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following horses has not won the Triple Crown?

    • A.

      Gallant Fox

    • B.

      Spectacular Bid

    • C.

      Seattle Slew

    • D.

      Count Fleet

    Correct Answer
    B. Spectacular Bid
    Explanation
    Spectacular Bid is the correct answer because Spectacular Bid did not win the Triple Crown. The Triple Crown is a prestigious award given to a horse that wins three specific races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Gallant Fox, Seattle Slew, and Count Fleet are all horses that have won the Triple Crown.

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  • 6. 

    In what year did the Boston Marathon first "officially" recognize female runners?

    • A.

      1962

    • B.

      1966

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1972

    Correct Answer
    D. 1972
    Explanation
    In 1972, the Boston Marathon first "officially" recognized female runners. This means that prior to this year, female runners were not officially acknowledged or allowed to participate in the race. This was a significant milestone in the history of the Boston Marathon and in the advancement of women's participation in sports.

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  • 7. 

    Which female figure skater is Christopher Dean married to?

    • A.

      Shae-Lynn Bourne

    • B.

      Jill Trenary

    • C.

      Rosalyn Sumners

    • D.

      Jayne Torvill

    Correct Answer
    B. Jill Trenary
    Explanation
    Christopher Dean is married to Jill Trenary.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following skaters does not perform back flips?

    • A.

      Surya Bonaly

    • B.

      Scott Hamilton

    • C.

      Brian Orser

    • D.

      Elvis Stojko

    Correct Answer
    D. Elvis Stojko
    Explanation
    Elvis Stojko is the correct answer because he is known for his powerful jumps, including his signature move, the quadruple jump, but he does not perform back flips. Back flips are not a common element in figure skating, and Stojko's style focuses more on jumps and technical elements rather than acrobatics.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following skaters retired to pursue a career in law?

    • A.

      Christopher Bowman

    • B.

      Christopher Dean

    • C.

      Paul Wylie

    • D.

      Jason Dunjen

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Wylie
    Explanation
    Paul Wylie retired from skating to pursue a career in law.

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  • 10. 

    Where is women's skater Katarina Witt from?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Ukraine

    Correct Answer
    C. Germany
    Explanation
    Katarina Witt is from Germany.

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  • 11. 

    Who did Rudy Gillindo used to skate pairs with?

    • A.

      Tonya Harding

    • B.

      Nancy Kerrigan

    • C.

      Debbi Thomas

    • D.

      Kristi Yamagucchi

    Correct Answer
    D. Kristi Yamagucchi
    Explanation
    Rudy Gillindo used to skate pairs with Kristi Yamagucchi.

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  • 12. 

    Where was Surya Bonaly born?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Belgium

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    A. France
    Explanation
    Surya Bonaly was born in France.

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  • 13. 

    Which female skater was known as the Jumping Flea?

    • A.

      Yuka Sato

    • B.

      Chen Lu

    • C.

      Midori Ito

    • D.

      Oksanna Bauil

    Correct Answer
    C. Midori Ito
    Explanation
    Midori Ito is the correct answer because she was known as the "Jumping Flea" due to her exceptional jumping ability on the ice. She was the first female skater to land a triple axel in competition, which earned her this nickname. Ito's impressive jumping skills and technical prowess made her a standout in the world of figure skating.

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  • 14. 

    How many bricks were used to pave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

    • A.

      14.7 Million

    • B.

      500 Thousand

    • C.

      3.2 Million

    • D.

      1.0 Million

    Correct Answer
    C. 3.2 Million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3.2 Million. This indicates that 3.2 million bricks were used to pave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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  • 15. 

    What was the nickname of Philadelphia 76ers center Darryl Dawkins?

    • A.

      Chocolate Thunder

    • B.

      Black Thunder

    • C.

      The Hawk

    • D.

      Candy Man

    Correct Answer
    A. Chocolate Thunder
    Explanation
    Darryl Dawkins was nicknamed "Chocolate Thunder" because of his powerful and thunderous dunks on the basketball court. The nickname was given to him by Stevie Wonder during a concert in Philadelphia. Dawkins was known for his incredible athleticism and his ability to shatter backboards with his powerful slam dunks. The nickname "Chocolate Thunder" perfectly captured his combination of strength and finesse on the court.

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