The Big Quiz On Sports - 3

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  • 1. 

    At what position did Babe Ruth start his career?

    • A.

      Pitcher

    • B.

      Second Base

    • C.

      Shortstop

    • D.

      Catcher

    Correct Answer
    A. Pitcher
    Explanation
    Babe Ruth started his career as a pitcher. This is significant because he initially gained fame for his exceptional pitching skills before transitioning to become one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Ruth's successful career as a pitcher laid the foundation for his later achievements as a power hitter, solidifying his status as one of the most iconic figures in the sport.

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  • 2. 

    Who invented the game of lacrosse?

    • A.

      British

    • B.

      Spaniards

    • C.

      Pilgrims

    • D.

      American Indians

    Correct Answer
    D. American Indians
    Explanation
    American Indians invented the game of lacrosse. This sport originated in North America and was played by various indigenous tribes. It was an important part of their culture and was played for various purposes, including religious ceremonies, training for war, and settling disputes between tribes. The game involved using a small ball and long-handled sticks with a netted pouch to catch and throw the ball. Over time, lacrosse has evolved and gained popularity worldwide.

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  • 3. 

    Where was the first U.S. auto race held?

    • A.

      Minneapolis

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      Santa Barbara

    • D.

      Colorado

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago
    Explanation
    The first U.S. auto race was held in Chicago.

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  • 4. 

    Which university did Chris Shelton attend?

    • A.

      Utah

    • B.

      Miami

    • C.

      Ohio State

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    A. Utah
    Explanation
    Chris Shelton attended the University of Utah.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first American women to win gold in the Olympic Gymnastics' all-around event since Mary Lou Retton?

    • A.

      Courtney Kupets

    • B.

      Annia Hatch

    • C.

      Kerri Strug

    • D.

      Carly Patterson

    Correct Answer
    D. Carly Patterson
    Explanation
    Carly Patterson was the first American woman to win gold in the Olympic Gymnastics' all-around event since Mary Lou Retton. This means that after Mary Lou Retton's victory, no American woman was able to win gold in the all-around event until Carly Patterson achieved this feat.

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  • 6. 

    Baseball's Joe Mauer signed a letter of intent to play college football at what school?

    • A.

      Harvard University

    • B.

      Ohio State University

    • C.

      Florida State University

    • D.

      University Of Miami

    Correct Answer
    C. Florida State University
    Explanation
    Joe Mauer signed a letter of intent to play college football at Florida State University.

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  • 7. 

    What North Carolina politician was on Todd Helton's football team in college?

    • A.

      Senator Arlen Specter

    • B.

      Representative Tom Allen

    • C.

      Representative Heath Shuler

    • D.

      Senator Russ Feingold

    Correct Answer
    C. Representative Heath Shuler
    Explanation
    Representative Heath Shuler is the correct answer because he was a North Carolina politician and also played football with Todd Helton in college. This suggests that Shuler has a background in both politics and sports, making him the most likely candidate to have been on Helton's football team.

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  • 8. 

    How did a State of Wisconsin website associate $1,448,097 with Rollie Fingers?

    • A.

      Amount Of Charitable Donations

    • B.

      Amount Of Unpaid Income Taxes

    • C.

      Earnings From Memorabilia

    • D.

      Amount Of Political Donations

    Correct Answer
    B. Amount Of Unpaid Income Taxes
    Explanation
    The State of Wisconsin website associated $1,448,097 with Rollie Fingers because it represents the amount of unpaid income taxes that he owes. This suggests that Rollie Fingers has not paid his income taxes in the state of Wisconsin, resulting in a significant amount of unpaid taxes.

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  • 9. 

    What other sport did Ray Durham play in high school?

    • A.

      Basketball

    • B.

      Football

    • C.

      Hockey

    • D.

      Tennis

    Correct Answer
    B. Football
    Explanation
    Ray Durham played football in high school.

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  • 10. 

    Whose wrist did Rafael Furcal break during a game in April of 2006?

    • A.

      Mike Matheny

    • B.

      Derek Lee

    • C.

      Robin Ventura

    • D.

      Willie Williams

    Correct Answer
    B. Derek Lee
    Explanation
    In April of 2006, Rafael Furcal broke Derek Lee's wrist during a game.

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  • 11. 

    Jeff Francoeur turned down a full scholarship to play football for what college?

    • A.

      Auburn

    • B.

      Georgia Tech

    • C.

      Clemson

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    C. Clemson
    Explanation
    Jeff Francoeur turned down a full scholarship to play football for Clemson.

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  • 12. 

    What college did Jason Giambi play baseball for?

    • A.

      San Diego State

    • B.

      Long Beach State

    • C.

      Cal

    • D.

      UCLA

    Correct Answer
    B. Long Beach State
    Explanation
    Jason Giambi played baseball for Long Beach State.

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  • 13. 

    2.15 million households purchased what May 2007 Pay-Per-View event?

    • A.

      The French Open

    • B.

      De La Hoya-Mayweather Fight

    • C.

      UFC 71

    • D.

      WWE Judgment Day

    Correct Answer
    B. De La Hoya-Mayweather Fight
    Explanation
    The correct answer is De La Hoya-Mayweather Fight. This event was highly anticipated and generated a lot of interest among viewers, resulting in 2.15 million households purchasing it. The fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a major boxing event that took place in May 2007 and attracted a large audience.

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  • 14. 

    Which major sporting event began on May 28, 2007?

    • A.

      The U.S. Open

    • B.

      The NBA Playoffs

    • C.

      The Stanley Cup Finals

    • D.

      The Final Four

    Correct Answer
    C. The Stanley Cup Finals
    Explanation
    The Stanley Cup Finals is the correct answer because it is a major sporting event that typically begins in late May or early June. It is the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) and is played between the two conference champions. The U.S. Open is a tennis tournament that usually starts in August, the NBA Playoffs typically begin in April, and the Final Four refers to the NCAA basketball tournament, which usually takes place in March and April.

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  • 15. 

    What is baskeball's Phil Jackson's middle name?

    • A.

      David

    • B.

      Don

    • C.

      Douglas

    • D.

      Dell

    Correct Answer
    C. Douglas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Douglas. This suggests that Phil Jackson's middle name is Douglas.

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