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  • 1. 

    What company purchased the Oakland A's from Charlie Finley?

    • A.

      Levi Strauss

    • B.

      First California Bank

    • C.

      Pepsi-Cola

    • D.

      Monsanto

    Correct Answer
    A. Levi Strauss
    Explanation
    Levi Strauss is the correct answer because they purchased the Oakland A's from Charlie Finley. This indicates that Levi Strauss, a well-known company, acquired ownership of the baseball team.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the last player in the 20th century to score back-to-back Stanley Cup-winning goals?

    • A.

      Claude Lemieux

    • B.

      Mario Lemieux

    • C.

      Mike Bossy

    • D.

      Wayne Gretzky

    Correct Answer
    C. Mike Bossy
    Explanation
    Mike Bossy was the last player in the 20th century to score back-to-back Stanley Cup-winning goals. This means that he scored the winning goal in two consecutive Stanley Cup finals.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the first female athlete to be mentioned in People?

    • A.

      Peggy Fleming

    • B.

      Dorthy Hamil

    • C.

      Cathy Rigby

    • D.

      Billy Jean King

    Correct Answer
    C. Cathy Rigby
    Explanation
    Cathy Rigby was the first female athlete to be mentioned in People magazine.

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  • 4. 

    What is the fourth position in the Kihon Fuma no kamae kata?

    • A.

      Hira

    • B.

      Nu Kite

    • C.

      Ichi Monji

    • D.

      Gyaku

    Correct Answer
    D. Gyaku
    Explanation
    The fourth position in the Kihon Fuma no kamae kata is Gyaku.

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  • 5. 

    How many world records did Emil Zatopek establish during his athletic career?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      23

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 18
    Explanation
    Emil Zatopek established a total of 18 world records during his athletic career. This indicates that he achieved exceptional performances and surpassed previous records in various events. Zatopek's remarkable accomplishments solidify his status as one of the greatest athletes in history.

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  • 6. 

    In 1979, how many yachts competing in the Fastnet Yacht Race were sunk or abandoned?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    D. 23
    Explanation
    In 1979, a severe storm hit during the Fastnet Yacht Race, resulting in the sinking or abandonment of 23 yachts. This event is known as one of the most disastrous races in history, with high winds and rough seas causing many boats to capsize or suffer severe damage. The tragedy led to significant changes in safety regulations and practices for future yacht races.

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  • 7. 

    Which of Don Clarke's brothers played for the Barbarians against the All Blacks?

    • A.

      John

    • B.

      Wilson

    • C.

      Ian

    • D.

      Colin

    Correct Answer
    C. Ian
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ian. This suggests that out of Don Clarke's brothers, it was Ian who played for the Barbarians against the All Blacks.

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  • 8. 

    Wilson Whineray the great All Black scored 2 tries in his test career both against the same country, which was?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      South Africa

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      Wales

    Correct Answer
    A. Australia
    Explanation
    Wilson Whineray, the great All Black, scored 2 tries in his test career, both against Australia. This suggests that Australia was the country against which he achieved this feat.

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  • 9. 

    What make of car won the first Grand National Race in 1949?

    • A.

      Hudson

    • B.

      Oldsmobile

    • C.

      Lincoln

    • D.

      Ford

    Correct Answer
    C. Lincoln
    Explanation
    In 1949, the first Grand National Race was won by a Lincoln car.

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  • 10. 

    In 1976 Lasse Viren won the 5,000 and 10,000-meter races and competed in the marathon; what place did he finish?

    • A.

      Fourteen

    • B.

      Fifth

    • C.

      First

    • D.

      Fourth

    Correct Answer
    B. Fifth
    Explanation
    Lasse Viren finished fifth in the marathon. This can be inferred from the information given in the question, which states that he won the 5,000 and 10,000-meter races and also competed in the marathon. Since the question does not provide any further details or mention his position in the marathon, we can conclude that he finished in fifth place based on the options provided.

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  • 11. 

    Besides a dance, what else is a "madison"?

    • A.

      A Cruise Ship

    • B.

      A Breed Of Cat

    • C.

      A Famous Race Horse

    • D.

      An Olympic Cycling Event

    Correct Answer
    D. An Olympic Cycling Event
    Explanation
    The "madison" is not a dance but rather an Olympic cycling event. In the madison, also known as the "madison chase" or "américaine," two riders from each team take turns racing while the other rests. The riders exchange by a hand sling, where one cyclist propels the other forward. This event requires teamwork, strategy, and speed, making it a thrilling and popular discipline in track cycling competitions.

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  • 12. 

    Who won the first "Ultimate Fighting Championship"?

    • A.

      Ken Shamrock

    • B.

      Teila Tuli

    • C.

      Frank Shamrock

    • D.

      Royce Gracie

    Correct Answer
    D. Royce Gracie
    Explanation
    Royce Gracie won the first "Ultimate Fighting Championship" (UFC). He achieved this feat by utilizing his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills to overcome his opponents. Gracie's submission techniques and ability to adapt to different fighting styles were instrumental in his victory. His success in the inaugural UFC event played a significant role in popularizing the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) and establishing the Gracie family as pioneers in the field.

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  • 13. 

    Who fought in the very first UFC Superfight?

    • A.

      Frank Shamrock Vs Tito Ortiz

    • B.

      Ken Shamrock Vs Royce Gracie

    • C.

      Ken Shamrock Vs Kimo

    • D.

      Ken Shamrock Vs Dan Severn

    Correct Answer
    B. Ken Shamrock Vs Royce Gracie
    Explanation
    Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie fought in the very first UFC Superfight. This match took place in 1993 at UFC 1. Ken Shamrock, a renowned mixed martial artist, faced off against Royce Gracie, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist. This fight was highly anticipated as it showcased the clash between different martial arts disciplines. Ultimately, Royce Gracie emerged as the winner, submitting Ken Shamrock with a rear-naked choke. This historic bout played a significant role in popularizing the sport of mixed martial arts and establishing the UFC as a premier organization in the combat sports world.

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  • 14. 

    Which non-test playing country shocked the world by defeating the West Indies in the 1996 World Cup of Cricket?

    • A.

      Scotland

    • B.

      Kenya

    • C.

      Bangladesh

    • D.

      Zimbabwe

    Correct Answer
    B. Kenya
    Explanation
    Kenya shocked the world by defeating the West Indies in the 1996 World Cup of Cricket. This victory was unexpected because Kenya was a non-test playing country at that time, meaning they were not considered among the top cricketing nations. Their win against the West Indies, a team with a rich cricketing history, was a major upset and showcased Kenya's potential in the sport.

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  • 15. 

    What future NBA great lead his team to victory in the NCAA Championship in 1979?

    • A.

      Larry Bird

    • B.

      Magic Johnson

    • C.

      Moses Malone

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    B. Magic Johnson
    Explanation
    Magic Johnson led his team to victory in the NCAA Championship in 1979. He played for the Michigan State Spartans and was instrumental in their success, showcasing his exceptional skills and leadership abilities. Johnson's performance in the championship game against Larry Bird's Indiana State team is particularly memorable, as he scored 24 points and led his team to a convincing win. This victory marked the beginning of Magic Johnson's illustrious basketball career, which later included multiple NBA championships and an induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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