Trivia Quiz: Do You Know About Sports?

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  • 1. 

    What sport did the Pope try to ban in the 15th Century?

    • A.

      Archery

    • B.

      Bullfighting

    • C.

      Croquet

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    B. Bullfighting
    Explanation
    In the 15th Century, the Pope attempted to ban bullfighting. This sport involves the killing or tormenting of bulls for entertainment purposes, which goes against the principles of compassion and non-violence that the Pope likely wanted to promote. The Pope's attempt to ban bullfighting suggests a moral objection to the sport and a desire to discourage such cruel practices.

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  • 2. 

    Which game is divided into "chukkas"?

    • A.

      Badminton

    • B.

      Handball

    • C.

      Softball

    • D.

      Polo

    Correct Answer
    D. Polo
    Explanation
    Polo is the game that is divided into "chukkas". In polo, a chukka is a period of play that usually lasts for 7 minutes. Each match is divided into several chukkas, typically four to six, depending on the level of the game. During a chukka, the players on horseback try to score goals by hitting a small ball with a long-handled mallet. The team with the most goals at the end of the chukkas wins the game.

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  • 3. 

    Which Olympics was featured in the movie, "Chariots of Fire"?

    • A.

      1946

    • B.

      1900

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1924

    Correct Answer
    D. 1924
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1924. "Chariots of Fire" is a movie that depicts the story of two British athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. The film highlights their personal struggles and triumphs, as well as the larger themes of faith and determination. The 1924 Olympics were significant because they were the first to feature the iconic Olympic flame and the first to include the sport of rugby.

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  • 4. 

    In what game do you "double in" and "double out"?

    • A.

      Darts

    • B.

      Baseball

    • C.

      Ping Pong

    • D.

      Squash

    Correct Answer
    A. Darts
    Explanation
    In the game of darts, players have the option to "double in" and "double out." This means that in order to start scoring points, a player must first hit a double on the dartboard. Similarly, to win the game, a player must reach exactly zero points by hitting a double. This rule adds an extra level of skill and strategy to the game, as players must carefully calculate their throws to ensure they reach the required double to score or finish the game.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first African American to become the head coach of a Major League professional sports team?

    • A.

      Tony Bundge

    • B.

      Nipsey Russell

    • C.

      Bill Russell

    • D.

      Carl Greene

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill Russell
    Explanation
    Bill Russell was the first African American to become the head coach of a Major League professional sports team. He broke barriers and made history by becoming the coach of the Boston Celtics in 1966. Russell was not only a successful player, winning multiple championships, but also a trailblazer in the coaching realm, paving the way for future African American coaches in professional sports.

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  • 6. 

    In WWF how do you become a Grand Slam Champion?

    • A.

      Win The World Title, The Intercontinental Title And The Tag Team Title

    • B.

      Win 3 Titles

    • C.

      Be Named Shawn Michaels

    • D.

      Hold 3 Titles At The Same Time

    Correct Answer
    A. Win The World Title, The Intercontinental Title And The Tag Team Title
    Explanation
    To become a Grand Slam Champion in WWF, one must win the World Title, the Intercontinental Title, and the Tag Team Title. This means that the individual has achieved success at the highest level by holding the most prestigious championship (World Title), as well as showcasing their skills as a singles competitor (Intercontinental Title) and a tag team competitor (Tag Team Title). Winning these three titles demonstrates versatility and a high level of accomplishment in the world of professional wrestling.

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  • 7. 

    In which sport is the shortest race generally a 25-yard sprint?

    • A.

      Swimming

    • B.

      Football

    • C.

      Running

    • D.

      Cow Tipping

    Correct Answer
    A. Swimming
    Explanation
    The correct answer is swimming because in swimming, the shortest race is typically a 25-yard sprint. This distance is commonly used in competitive swimming events, such as the 25-yard freestyle race.

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  • 8. 

    What team did the Yankees get Roger Maris from in a trade in 1960?

    • A.

      San Francisco Giants

    • B.

      Chicago Cubs

    • C.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • D.

      Kansas City Athletics

    Correct Answer
    D. Kansas City Athletics
    Explanation
    In 1960, the Yankees acquired Roger Maris from the Kansas City Athletics in a trade.

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  • 9. 

    In baseball, to win the triple crown you must lead your league in batting average, home runs and what else?

    • A.

      Steals

    • B.

      Slugging Percentage

    • C.

      RBI

    • D.

      Hits

    Correct Answer
    C. RBI
    Explanation
    To win the triple crown in baseball, a player must lead their league in three categories: batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (RBI). RBI refers to the number of runs a player is responsible for driving in, either through a hit or sacrifice fly. It is an important statistic that measures a player's ability to contribute to their team's offense by bringing runners home. Therefore, RBI is the correct answer as it completes the requirements for winning the triple crown.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following does not belong in the Grand Slam of Tennis?

    • A.

      Italian

    • B.

      U.S.

    • C.

      French

    • D.

      Australian

    Correct Answer
    A. Italian
    Explanation
    The Grand Slam of Tennis consists of four major tournaments: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon (which is held in the U.K.), and the U.S. Open. Italian does not belong in the Grand Slam of Tennis because it is not the name of one of these tournaments.

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  • 11. 

    What is the least amount of games it takes to win a set in tennis?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    In tennis, a set is typically won by being the first player to win 6 games, as long as there is a difference of at least 2 games between the players. Therefore, the correct answer is 6, as it is the least amount of games required to win a set.

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  • 12. 

    Which 1990's multi-sport athlete was known by the nickname "Prime Time"?

    • A.

      Deion Sanders

    • B.

      Reggie Jackson

    • C.

      Michael Irvin

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    A. Deion Sanders
    Explanation
    Deion Sanders is the correct answer because he was a multi-sport athlete in the 1990s and was known by the nickname "Prime Time". He played both football and baseball professionally, and his flashy playing style and charismatic personality earned him the nickname. Sanders was known for his speed and agility on the football field, as well as his skills as an outfielder in baseball. He was one of the most recognizable and successful athletes of his time, making him the most fitting choice for this question.

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  • 13. 

    What sport presents the Sixth Man Award?

    • A.

      Basketball

    • B.

      Tennis

    • C.

      Weightlifting

    • D.

      Baseball

    Correct Answer
    A. Basketball
    Explanation
    The Sixth Man Award is presented in basketball. This award is given to the player who makes the most significant impact coming off the bench as a substitute player. It recognizes the valuable contribution of a player who may not be a starter but plays a crucial role in the team's success.

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  • 14. 

    Who is Pancho Gonzales?

    • A.

      Spanish Leader

    • B.

      Cartoon Character

    • C.

      Spanish Explorer

    • D.

      Tennis Player

    Correct Answer
    D. Tennis Player
    Explanation
    Pancho Gonzales is a well-known tennis player. He was born in the United States but had Mexican heritage. Gonzales was one of the most successful and dominant players in the 1950s and 1960s. He won numerous titles and set various records in his career. Gonzales is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Therefore, the correct answer is Tennis Player.

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  • 15. 

    Which country does the fighting style of Tae-Kwon-Do come from?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Iceland

    • C.

      Korea

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    C. Korea
    Explanation
    Tae-Kwon-Do is a martial art that originated in Korea. It is characterized by its emphasis on high, fast kicks and jumping and spinning kicks. The name Tae-Kwon-Do translates to "the way of the foot and fist," which reflects the focus on using both hands and feet in combat. The fighting style has deep historical roots in Korea and is now practiced and recognized worldwide.

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