Put On Your Thinking For Sports - 2

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  • 1. 

    What was the first year Shannon Miller captured the National All-Around title in ice skating?

    • A.

      1991

    • B.

      1996

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1993

    Correct Answer
    D. 1993
    Explanation
    Shannon Miller captured the National All-Around title in ice skating in 1993.

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  • 2. 

    On May 4, 1984, Dave Kingman hit a ball through which domed stadium's roof?

    • A.

      Astrodome

    • B.

      Metrodome

    • C.

      Kingdome

    • D.

      Carrierdome

    Correct Answer
    B. Metrodome
    Explanation
    On May 4, 1984, Dave Kingman hit a ball through the Metrodome's roof. The Metrodome was a domed stadium located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was known for its unique Teflon-coated fiberglass roof, which was designed to withstand heavy snowfall. However, during a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics, Kingman managed to hit a powerful home run that went straight through the roof, causing a delay in the game. This incident became a memorable moment in baseball history.

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  • 3. 

    What is the minimum distance for a Formula 1 race?

    • A.

      200 Km (124,28 Miles)

    • B.

      150 Miles ( 241,40 Km)

    • C.

      250 Miles (402,33 Km)

    • D.

      300 Km (186,42 Miles)

    Correct Answer
    D. 300 Km (186,42 Miles)
    Explanation
    The minimum distance for a Formula 1 race is 300 Km (186,42 Miles). This means that a Formula 1 race must be at least 300 Km long in order to meet the minimum distance requirement.

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  • 4. 

    What sport is the term "Bongo slide" from?

    • A.

      Rock Climbing

    • B.

      Kayaking

    • C.

      Surfing

    • D.

      Snowboarding

    Correct Answer
    C. Surfing
    Explanation
    The term "Bongo slide" is from the sport of surfing. This term refers to a maneuver where a surfer slides along the face of a wave while still maintaining control of their board. It is a technique that requires skill and balance, and is commonly used by experienced surfers to add style and flair to their rides.

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  • 5. 

    Which athlete has a son with record-breaking sprinter Tim Montgomery?

    • A.

      Gail Devers

    • B.

      Paula Radcliffe

    • C.

      Marion Jones

    • D.

      Inger Miller

    Correct Answer
    C. Marion Jones
    Explanation
    Marion Jones is the correct answer because she has a son with Tim Montgomery, who was a record-breaking sprinter. Marion Jones herself is a former track and field athlete who won multiple medals at the Olympic Games. She later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and was stripped of her medals. However, her son with Tim Montgomery, Monty, has shown potential as a young sprinter.

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  • 6. 

    Who were the first unrelated African-American women to rank Top Ten in tennis at the same time?

    • A.

      Leslie Allen And Althea Gibson

    • B.

      Zina Garrison And Chanda Rubin

    • C.

      Venus Williams And Chanda Rubin

    • D.

      Zina Garrison And Lori McNeil

    Correct Answer
    D. Zina Garrison And Lori McNeil
    Explanation
    Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil were the first unrelated African-American women to rank Top Ten in tennis at the same time. This means that they both achieved a high ranking in the sport simultaneously, breaking barriers for African-American women in tennis.

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  • 7. 

    Which horse was the first Triple Crown winner to sire a Triple Crown winner?

    • A.

      Sir Barton

    • B.

      Omaha

    • C.

      Gallant Fox

    • D.

      Whirlaway

    Correct Answer
    C. Gallant Fox
    Explanation
    Gallant Fox is the correct answer because he was the first Triple Crown winner to sire a Triple Crown winner. In 1930, Gallant Fox won the Triple Crown, and then in 1935, his son Omaha also won the Triple Crown. This made Gallant Fox the first horse to achieve this feat, solidifying his place in racing history.

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  • 8. 

    What was the nickname of NHL forward Jerry Butler?

    • A.

      CannoNBAll

    • B.

      Iceman

    • C.

      Salamander

    • D.

      Bugsy

    Correct Answer
    D. Bugsy
    Explanation
    Jerry Butler's nickname in the NHL was Bugsy.

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  • 9. 

    What is another nickname for Virginia Tech besides the "Hokies"?

    • A.

      Tradesmen

    • B.

      Mad Dogs

    • C.

      Gobblers

    • D.

      Condors

    Correct Answer
    C. Gobblers
    Explanation
    "Gobblers" is another nickname for Virginia Tech besides the "Hokies". This nickname originated from the early 1900s when the football team would "gobble up" their opponents. It became a popular term among the fans and has since been embraced by the university and its athletic teams.

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  • 10. 

    What college football team earned the nickname "The Wonder Team"?

    • A.

      Notre Dame 1924

    • B.

      Notre Dame 1933

    • C.

      Tulane 1924

    • D.

      California 1920

    Correct Answer
    D. California 1920
    Explanation
    In 1920, the California college football team earned the nickname "The Wonder Team". This suggests that they were an exceptional and impressive team during that year.

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  • 11. 

    What is the nickname of Ohio Northern University?

    • A.

      Polar Bears

    • B.

      Saber Tooth Tigers

    • C.

      Moose

    • D.

      Pike

    Correct Answer
    A. Polar Bears
    Explanation
    The nickname of Ohio Northern University is "Polar Bears" because it represents the university's athletic teams. The polar bear is a symbol of strength, resilience, and adaptability, which aligns with the university's values and spirit. The nickname also creates a sense of unity and pride among the students, faculty, and alumni of Ohio Northern University.

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  • 12. 

    What was the first college to give athletic scholarships to women?

    • A.

      Ohio University

    • B.

      U.C. Berkeley

    • C.

      University Of Tennessee

    • D.

      University Of Miami

    Correct Answer
    D. University Of Miami
    Explanation
    University of Miami is the correct answer because it was the first college to give athletic scholarships to women. This means that they were the first to provide financial aid specifically for female athletes, allowing them to participate in college sports while also receiving support for their education. This demonstrates the university's commitment to promoting gender equality and providing opportunities for women in athletics.

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  • 13. 

    What college started the Homecoming tradition?

    • A.

      Harvard

    • B.

      University Of Illinois

    • C.

      University Of Missouri

    • D.

      Yale

    Correct Answer
    C. University Of Missouri
    Explanation
    The Homecoming tradition was started by the University of Missouri. Homecoming is a popular event in American colleges and universities where alumni return to their alma mater for a weekend of festivities, including football games, parades, and reunions. The tradition was first established by the University of Missouri in 1911 as a way to bring former students back to campus and celebrate their connection to the university. Today, Homecoming is widely practiced by colleges and universities across the United States.

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  • 14. 

    What college was first to have a letterman's club?

    • A.

      Penn

    • B.

      Harvard

    • C.

      Hunter College

    • D.

      University Of Chicago

    Correct Answer
    D. University Of Chicago
    Explanation
    The University of Chicago was the first college to have a letterman's club. This means that they were the first to establish a club or organization that awarded letters or other forms of recognition to athletes who had achieved a certain level of success in their respective sports. This tradition has since been adopted by many other colleges and universities around the world.

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  • 15. 

    What university features Riverfest and the mascot Herky?

    • A.

      Houston

    • B.

      Iowa

    • C.

      Hawaii-Monoa

    • D.

      Harvard

    Correct Answer
    B. Iowa
    Explanation
    Riverfest is an annual event held in Iowa, which suggests that the university featuring Riverfest and the mascot Herky is located in Iowa. The mention of the mascot Herky also points towards the University of Iowa, as Herky the Hawk is the official mascot of the University of Iowa. Therefore, the correct answer is Iowa.

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