Do You Know About Water Sports?

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  • 1. 

    Who is the only American skipper to lose the America's Cup more than once?

    • A.

      Paul Cayard

    • B.

      Dennis Connor

    • C.

      Buddy Melges

    • D.

      Mike Mahar

    Correct Answer
    B. Dennis Connor
    Explanation
    Dennis Connor is the only American skipper to lose the America's Cup more than once. This means that he has competed in multiple America's Cup races and has been unsuccessful in winning the prestigious sailing event on more than one occasion.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first Australian to win the World Championship surfing title three times?

    • A.

      Nat Young

    • B.

      Tom Carroll

    • C.

      Midget Farrelly

    • D.

      Mark Richards

    Correct Answer
    D. Mark Richards
    Explanation
    Mark Richards is the correct answer because he was the first Australian to win the World Championship surfing title three times. This achievement solidified his status as one of the greatest surfers in history. Richards' dominance in the sport during the late 1970s and early 1980s paved the way for future generations of Australian surfers and cemented his legacy in the surfing world.

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  • 3. 

    What are small waves called in surfing slang?

    • A.

      Dippy Doos

    • B.

      Wave Snails

    • C.

      Bombora

    • D.

      Ankle Busters

    Correct Answer
    D. Ankle Busters
    Explanation
    In surfing slang, small waves are often referred to as "Ankle Busters." This term is used to describe waves that are not very big or powerful, and may only reach up to ankle height when they break. It is a common term used among surfers to differentiate between larger, more rideable waves and smaller, less exciting ones.

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  • 4. 

    How many field players are there in Water Polo?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Seventeen

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    C. Six
    Explanation
    Water Polo is a team sport played in water, where players try to score goals by throwing a ball into the opponent's net. The game consists of two teams, each consisting of six field players and one goalkeeper. The field players are responsible for both attacking and defending, while the goalkeeper's role is to protect the goal. Therefore, the correct answer is six field players in Water Polo.

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  • 5. 

    What water sport combines sailing and surfing?

    • A.

      Wakeboarding

    • B.

      Parasailing

    • C.

      Kayaking

    • D.

      Windsurfing

    Correct Answer
    D. Windsurfing
    Explanation
    Windsurfing combines elements of both sailing and surfing. It involves standing on a board and using a sail to catch the wind, allowing the participant to glide across the water. The sail is maneuvered to control speed and direction, similar to sailing, while the balance and wave-riding techniques resemble those used in surfing. This combination of skills and equipment makes windsurfing a unique water sport that offers both the excitement of surfing and the technical aspects of sailing.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the federation in charge of competition in the aquatic sports?

    • A.

      WWF

    • B.

      FINA

    • C.

      NCA

    • D.

      FIFA

    Correct Answer
    B. FINA
    Explanation
    FINA is the correct answer because it is the abbreviation for the Fédération Internationale de Natation, which is the international federation responsible for overseeing and organizing competitions in aquatic sports such as swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming. WWF is the World Wildlife Fund, NCA is the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and FIFA is the International Federation of Association Football, none of which are specifically related to aquatic sports.

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  • 7. 

    The U.S. had a 132-year winning streak in the America's Cup end by which country in 1983?

    • A.

      Switzerland

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    B. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia ended the U.S.'s 132-year winning streak in the America's Cup in 1983. This victory marked a significant moment in the history of the prestigious sailing event. The Australian team, led by skipper John Bertrand and representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club, defeated the New York Yacht Club's team, ending their long-standing dominance in the competition. Australia's victory brought a new era to the America's Cup, showcasing the potential of other countries to compete and win in the prestigious sailing race.

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  • 8. 

    Who dominated the rowing events at the 1980 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Great Britain

    • B.

      East Germany

    • C.

      Romania

    • D.

      Finland

    Correct Answer
    B. East Germany
    Explanation
    East Germany dominated the rowing events at the 1980 Summer Olympics. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the gold medal for women's sailboard sailing event at the 1996 Olympics?

    • A.

      Barbara Kendall

    • B.

      Lee Lai Shan

    • C.

      Margriet Matthijsse

    • D.

      Alessandra Sensini

    Correct Answer
    B. Lee Lai Shan
    Explanation
    Lee Lai Shan won the gold medal for the women's sailboard sailing event at the 1996 Olympics.

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  • 10. 

    In surfing, the action of turning on a wave is known by which term?

    • A.

      Sliding

    • B.

      Grinding

    • C.

      Arcing

    • D.

      Carving

    Correct Answer
    D. Carving
    Explanation
    Carving is the correct answer because in surfing, carving refers to the action of making smooth and controlled turns on a wave. It involves using the rails of the surfboard to cut through the water and generate speed and momentum while maintaining control. This technique is commonly used by surfers to navigate the wave and create flowing and graceful movements on the face of the wave.

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  • 11. 

    In surfing, modern longboards are roughly what length?

    • A.

      9-10 Feet

    • B.

      2-3 Feet

    • C.

      25-30 Feet

    • D.

      18-20 Feet

    Correct Answer
    A. 9-10 Feet
    Explanation
    Modern longboards in surfing are typically around 9-10 feet in length. This length provides the surfer with stability and ease of maneuverability, making it suitable for a wide range of wave conditions. Longer boards are often preferred by beginners or those looking for a more relaxed and traditional surfing experience, while shorter boards are typically used by more experienced surfers who prefer a more high-performance style.

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  • 12. 

    In surfing, a mid-sized board are often known by what name?

    • A.

      Short Plankers

    • B.

      Funboards

    • C.

      Midis

    • D.

      Steckboards

    Correct Answer
    B. Funboards
    Explanation
    Funboards are often used to describe mid-sized surfboards. These boards are larger than shortboards but smaller than longboards, making them suitable for a variety of wave conditions. Funboards offer a good balance between stability and maneuverability, making them ideal for surfers who want versatility in their surfing experience. They are often chosen by intermediate surfers who want to progress their skills or by experienced surfers who want a more relaxed and enjoyable ride.

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