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  • 1. 

    For how long was the new world record for the longest competitive singles tennis match set in May 2010?

    • A.

      27 Hours, 22 Minutes

    • B.

      38 Hours, 2 Minutes

    • C.

      6 Hours, 37 Minutes

    • D.

      22 Hours, 18 Minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. 38 Hours, 2 Minutes
    Explanation
    In May 2010, the new world record for the longest competitive singles tennis match was set for 38 hours and 2 minutes. This means that the match lasted for an incredibly long period of time, surpassing the previous record. The players must have displayed exceptional endurance and stamina to compete for such an extended duration.

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  • 2. 

    How many strokes did tennis pros Angelo & Ettore Rossetti take in 2008 to set a world record for longest tennis rally?

    • A.

      18,651

    • B.

      25,944

    • C.

      8,594

    • D.

      12,448

    Correct Answer
    B. 25,944
    Explanation
    In 2008, tennis pros Angelo & Ettore Rossetti set a world record for the longest tennis rally by taking 25,944 strokes. This means that they hit the ball back and forth to each other a total of 25,944 times without stopping. This demonstrates their incredible skill, endurance, and ability to maintain a consistent and lengthy rally.

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  • 3. 

    What world record did Olympian Andrea Holt break at a ping pong table in the Manchester, England airport in March 2011?

    • A.

      Fastest Table Tennis Game

    • B.

      Longest Table Tennis Rally

    • C.

      Fastest Volley

    • D.

      Most Shut-Outs In 6 Hours

    Correct Answer
    B. Longest Table Tennis Rally
    Explanation
    Andrea Holt broke the world record for the Longest Table Tennis Rally at the Manchester, England airport in March 2011. This means that she and her opponent were able to sustain a continuous rally for the longest amount of time compared to any other recorded ping pong game.

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  • 4. 

    How long did the world record tennis rally last to set the world record in August 2011?

    • A.

      14 Hours, 31 Minutes

    • B.

      10 Hours, 36 Minutes

    • C.

      2 Hours, 50 Minutes

    • D.

      8 Hours, 12 Minutes

    Correct Answer
    A. 14 Hours, 31 Minutes
    Explanation
    In August 2011, the world record tennis rally lasted for 14 hours and 31 minutes. This means that the players continuously hit the ball back and forth for this extended period of time, showcasing their endurance and skill. This record-breaking rally demonstrates the dedication and determination of the players involved.

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  • 5. 

    How far from the basket did Elan Buller shoot to break the world record for longest basketball shot?

    • A.

      104 Ft 7 Inches

    • B.

      90 Ft. 7 Inches

    • C.

      33 Ft. 9 Inches

    • D.

      47 Ft. 2 Inches

    Correct Answer
    A. 104 Ft 7 Inches
    Explanation
    Elan Buller shot from a distance of 104 ft 7 inches to break the world record for the longest basketball shot.

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  • 6. 

    How many "not outs" were scored for a new world record for the highest cricket score in adult one-day match?

    • A.

      224

    • B.

      199

    • C.

      165

    • D.

      329

    Correct Answer
    D. 329
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 329 because it is the highest score mentioned among the options. Scoring 329 "not outs" in a one-day match would set a new world record for the highest cricket score in an adult one-day match.

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  • 7. 

    How long was the longest table tennis rally set in Manchester, England in March 2011?

    • A.

      3 Hours, 12 Minutes

    • B.

      8 Hours, 27 Minutes

    • C.

      14 Hours, 34 Minutes

    • D.

      5 Hours, 23 Minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 Hours, 27 Minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8 Hours, 27 Minutes. This suggests that the longest table tennis rally set in Manchester, England in March 2011 lasted for a total of 8 hours and 27 minutes.

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  • 8. 

    How old was the English golfer who became the youngest ever to score a hole-in-one in April of 2010?

    • A.

      5 Years

    • B.

      14 Years

    • C.

      10 Years

    • D.

      12 Years

    Correct Answer
    A. 5 Years
  • 9. 

    How many holes of golf did upstate New Yorker Tom Bucci play set the World Record for most golf holes in a week?

    • A.

      1000

    • B.

      657

    • C.

      1200

    • D.

      1800

    Correct Answer
    D. 1800
    Explanation
    Tom Bucci, an upstate New Yorker, set the World Record for playing the most golf holes in a week by playing 1800 holes. This means that he played an average of 257 holes per day for 7 consecutive days. Bucci's achievement demonstrates his remarkable endurance and dedication to the sport of golf.

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  • 10. 

    What was the final score in the world's longest hockey game, played in England in December 2008?

    • A.

      Havering 90, Harrow 112

    • B.

      Havering 108, Harrow 85

    • C.

      Havering 275, Harrow 186.

    • D.

      Havering 275, Harrow 382

    Correct Answer
    D. Havering 275, Harrow 382
    Explanation
    The final score in the world's longest hockey game, played in England in December 2008, was Havering 275, Harrow 382.

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  • 11. 

    How long was world record setting hockey game, played in Hornchurch, England in December 2008?

    • A.

      26 Hours, 38 Minutes

    • B.

      12 Hours, 14 Minutes

    • C.

      8 Hours, 52 Minutes

    • D.

      18 Hours, 44 Minutes

    Correct Answer
    A. 26 Hours, 38 Minutes
    Explanation
    In December 2008, a world record-setting hockey game was played in Hornchurch, England, lasting for a staggering 26 hours and 38 minutes.

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  • 12. 

    How many birdies did English-born golfer Alexander Sandeman sink in 12 hours so set a new world record in February 2010?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      54

    • C.

      112

    • D.

      28

    Correct Answer
    B. 54
    Explanation
    Alexander Sandeman sank 54 birdies in 12 hours to set a new world record in February 2010. This means that he successfully completed 54 holes in one stroke under par, which is an impressive feat in golf.

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  • 13. 

    While testing a new teeing machine in 2010, how many golf balls did Nigel Mangan hit in 12 hours for a world record?

    • A.

      7721

    • B.

      1549

    • C.

      4573

    • D.

      2089

    Correct Answer
    A. 7721
    Explanation
    Nigel Mangan hit 7721 golf balls in 12 hours while testing a new teeing machine in 2010, setting a world record.

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  • 14. 

    How long was the women's rugby match between Keene State and Williams College that set a new world record in April 2011?

    • A.

      13 Hours

    • B.

      37 Hours

    • C.

      10 Hours

    • D.

      24 Hours

    Correct Answer
    D. 24 Hours
    Explanation
    In April 2011, the women's rugby match between Keene State and Williams College set a new world record by lasting for 24 hours. This means that the game was played continuously for a full day, showcasing the endurance and dedication of the players. The length of the match demonstrates the commitment of the teams to break the previous record and push the boundaries of the sport.

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  • 15. 

    What runner, credited in part with inciting the runners' boom of the 70s, held marathon world records in 1971-1973?

    • A.

      Steve Prefontaine

    • B.

      Jack Bacheler

    • C.

      Jeff Galloway

    • D.

      Frank Shorter

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Shorter
    Explanation
    Frank Shorter is the correct answer because he was a prominent runner in the 1970s who played a significant role in popularizing long-distance running. He held the marathon world records from 1971 to 1973, which further contributed to the runners' boom during that time. Steve Prefontaine, Jack Bacheler, and Jeff Galloway are not credited with holding marathon world records during that period.

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