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Sports Quiz: Track And Field - Quiz

Are you an outdoors type of person? Do you love camping, hiking and any sport played in the great out doors? If yes, take this quiz to find out what you know about track and field, not to mention everything to do with sports on the subject. Enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many members make up a relay team in a Track and Field relay race?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    A. Four
    Explanation
    A relay team in a Track and Field relay race is made up of four members. Each member runs a portion of the race before passing a baton to the next team member. This allows for each member to run a shorter distance but still contribute to the overall race. Having four members ensures a balance between individual effort and teamwork, as each member's performance affects the team's success.

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  • 2. 

    The 1995 Outdoor U.S. Track and Field Championships men's 400 meter run was won by whom?

    • A.

      Michael Johnson

    • B.

      Steve Scott

    • C.

      Donovan Bailey

    • D.

      Kerron Clement

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Johnson
    Explanation
    Michael Johnson won the 1995 Outdoor U.S. Track and Field Championships men's 400 meter run.

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  • 3. 

    For which country does Fana Ashby compete in track and field?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      U.S.

    • C.

      Trinidad And Tobago

    • D.

      Jamaica

    Correct Answer
    C. Trinidad And Tobago
    Explanation
    Fana Ashby competes for Trinidad and Tobago in track and field.

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  • 4. 

    Who broke Bob Beamon's long jump record?

    • A.

      Mike Powell

    • B.

      Jesse Owens

    • C.

      Leroy Burrell

    • D.

      Carl Lewis

    Correct Answer
    A. Mike Powell
    Explanation
    Mike Powell broke Bob Beamon's long jump record. This is a well-known fact in the world of athletics. In 1991, at the World Championships in Athletics, Powell jumped a distance of 8.95 meters, surpassing Beamon's record of 8.90 meters that had stood for 23 years. Powell's incredible feat solidified his place in history as one of the greatest long jumpers of all time.

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  • 5. 

    What country does the men's 800 meter run world record holder Wilson Kipketer call home?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Jamaica

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    D. Denmark
    Explanation
    Wilson Kipketer, the men's 800 meter run world record holder, calls Denmark his home.

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  • 6. 

    In July 2001, with what time did Morocco's Hicham el Guerrouj break the existing world record for the mile run?

    • A.

      01:43.

    • B.

      01:34.

    • C.

      01:43.

    • D.

      01:45.

    Correct Answer
    C. 01:43.
    Explanation
    In July 2001, Hicham el Guerrouj of Morocco broke the existing world record for the mile run with a time of 01:43. This means that he completed the mile run in 1 minute and 43 seconds, surpassing the previous record.

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  • 7. 

    Men's world record decathlete Roman Sebrle is from what country?

    • A.

      Lithuania

    • B.

      Romania

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Czech Republic

    Correct Answer
    D. Czech Republic
    Explanation
    Roman Sebrle, the men's world record decathlete, is from the Czech Republic. This can be inferred from the fact that the correct answer is "Czech Republic."

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  • 8. 

    Which of these events is an event in the traditional track and field decathlon?

    • A.

      800 Meter Run

    • B.

      400 Meter Run

    • C.

      Triple Jump

    • D.

      Hammer Throw

    Correct Answer
    B. 400 Meter Run
    Explanation
    The 400 Meter Run is an event in the traditional track and field decathlon. The decathlon is a combined event consisting of ten track and field events, and the 400 Meter Run is one of them. The decathlon tests an athlete's versatility and skill across various disciplines, including running, jumping, and throwing. The 400 Meter Run specifically measures an athlete's speed and endurance as they race one lap around the track.

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  • 9. 

    2005 New York Marathon men's winner Paul Tergat is from which country?

    • A.

      Kenya

    • B.

      United Arab Emirates

    • C.

      Ethiopia

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    A. Kenya
    Explanation
    Paul Tergat, the winner of the 2005 New York Marathon, is from Kenya. This can be inferred from the fact that Kenya is known for producing world-class long-distance runners and has a strong tradition in marathon running. Additionally, Tergat himself is a renowned Kenyan long-distance runner, further supporting the conclusion that he is from Kenya.

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  • 10. 

    How were the American track stars Florence Griffith Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee related?

    • A.

      Sisters-In-Law

    • B.

      Cousins

    • C.

      Sisters

    • D.

      Mother And Daughter

    Correct Answer
    A. Sisters-In-Law
    Explanation
    Florence Griffith Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee were sisters-in-law. This means that they were related through marriage, with Florence being married to Jackie's brother. They were not sisters, cousins, or mother and daughter.

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  • 11. 

    What team topped the medal standings in track and field at the 1999 Pan American games?

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    C. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil topped the medal standings in track and field at the 1999 Pan American Games.

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  • 12. 

    Who is the only female to run under 22 seconds in the indoor 200 meters during the twentieth century?

    • A.

      Irina Privolova

    • B.

      Merlene Ottey

    • C.

      Flo Jo

    • D.

      Marion Jones

    Correct Answer
    B. Merlene Ottey
    Explanation
    Merlene Ottey is the only female athlete to have run under 22 seconds in the indoor 200 meters during the twentieth century. This achievement is significant because it demonstrates her exceptional speed and athleticism. Ottey's accomplishment sets her apart from other female athletes in this event during that time period.

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  • 13. 

    Who is the first person to break 7 seconds in the female 60 meters?

    • A.

      Irina Privolova

    • B.

      Merlene Ottey

    • C.

      Flo Jo

    • D.

      Gail Devers

    Correct Answer
    B. Merlene Ottey
    Explanation
    Merlene Ottey is the correct answer because she was the first female athlete to break the 7-second barrier in the 60 meters. Ottey, a Jamaican sprinter, achieved this feat in 1988 during the World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary. She set a new world record with a time of 6.96 seconds, making her the first woman to run the 60 meters in under 7 seconds.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the Jamaican National female 100 meters champion in 1999?

    • A.

      Peta Gaye Dowdie

    • B.

      Merlene Ottey

    • C.

      Juliet Cuthbert

    • D.

      Beverley McDonald

    Correct Answer
    A. Peta Gaye Dowdie
    Explanation
    Peta Gaye Dowdie is the correct answer because she was the Jamaican National female 100 meters champion in 1999.

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  • 15. 

    Which American won the silver medal in the 60 meters hurdles for men at the world indoor championships of 1999?

    • A.

      Allen Johnson

    • B.

      Duane Ross

    • C.

      Reggie Torian

    • D.

      Terry Dees

    Correct Answer
    C. Reggie Torian
    Explanation
    Reggie Torian is the correct answer because he won the silver medal in the 60 meters hurdles for men at the world indoor championships of 1999.

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  • 16. 

    Which Jamaican female ran the anchor leg of the 4 by 100 meters in the semi-finals of that event in the 1991 Tokyo World Championships?

    • A.

      Merlene Ottey

    • B.

      Michelle Freeman

    • C.

      Juliet Cuthbert

    • D.

      Merlene Frazer

    Correct Answer
    D. Merlene Frazer
  • 17. 

    What was the time clocked by Inger Miller to win the 200 meters at the 1999 World Championships?

    • A.

      21.81

    • B.

      21.77

    • C.

      22.09

    • D.

      22.06

    Correct Answer
    B. 21.77
    Explanation
    Inger Miller clocked a time of 21.77 seconds to win the 200 meters at the 1999 World Championships.

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  • 18. 

    What nationality is track star, Linford Christie, by birth?

    • A.

      Canadian

    • B.

      British

    • C.

      Jamaican

    • D.

      American

    Correct Answer
    C. Jamaican
    Explanation
    Linford Christie, the track star, is Jamaican by birth. This means that he was born in Jamaica and holds Jamaican citizenship.

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  • 19. 

    Who won the 100 meters for women at the 1997 Jamaica Invitational games?

    • A.

      Inger Miller

    • B.

      Juliet Cuthbert

    • C.

      Beverly McDonald

    • D.

      Zhanna Pintussevich Block

    Correct Answer
    A. Inger Miller
    Explanation
    Inger Miller won the 100 meters for women at the 1997 Jamaica Invitational games.

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  • 20. 

    Which country won both mile relays at the world indoor and outdoor championships held in 1999?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Czech Republic

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
    Explanation
    In 1999, Russia won both the mile relays at the world indoor and outdoor championships. This means that the Russian team performed exceptionally well in both events, showcasing their strength and dominance in relay races.

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  • 21. 

    What woman is the first to successfully defend her 200 meters Track and Field title at the world championships?

    • A.

      Merlene Ottey

    • B.

      Florence Griffith

    • C.

      Katrin Krabbe

    • D.

      Gwen Torrence

    Correct Answer
    A. Merlene Ottey
    Explanation
    Merlene Ottey is the correct answer because she is the first woman to successfully defend her 200 meters Track and Field title at the world championships. This means that she won the 200 meters race in two consecutive world championships, establishing herself as the champion in that event.

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  • 22. 

    Who won the world junior 100 meters title at the world junior championships in 1990 and again in 1992?

    • A.

      Angella Vaughan

    • B.

      Gillian Russell

    • C.

      Glory Alozie

    • D.

      Joyce Bates

    Correct Answer
    B. Gillian Russell
    Explanation
    Gillian Russell won the world junior 100 meters title at the world junior championships in both 1990 and 1992.

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  • 23. 

    What were the surnames of the four Jamaican women who ran in the semifinals of the 200 meters at the 1997 World Championships in Athens?

    • A.

      Ottey, Campbell, McDonald,Cuthbert

    • B.

      Ottey, Frazer,McDonald,Campbell

    • C.

      Ottey, Frazer, Cuthbert, Campbell

    • D.

      McDonald, Frazer, Ottey, Cuthbert

    Correct Answer
    C. Ottey, Frazer, Cuthbert, Campbell
  • 24. 

    What are the poles that hold up and measure how high the bar is in the high jump event called?

    • A.

      Standards

    • B.

      Bars

    • C.

      Poles

    • D.

      Measures

    Correct Answer
    A. Standards
    Explanation
    The poles that hold up and measure how high the bar is in the high jump event are called standards. These vertical posts are positioned at each end of the bar and provide stability and support. They also have height markings that allow officials to measure the height of the bar accurately.

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  • 25. 

    What man set a Decathlon world record in May of 2001 with a 9,026 point score?

    • A.

      Brian Clay

    • B.

      Dan O'Brien

    • C.

      Roman Sebrle

    • D.

      Tom Pappas

    Correct Answer
    C. Roman Sebrle
    Explanation
    Roman Sebrle set a Decathlon world record in May of 2001 with a 9,026 point score.

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  • 26. 

    Who is the runner who set the 10,000 meter world record in August of 2005?

    • A.

      Hicham El Guerrouj

    • B.

      Paul Tergat

    • C.

      Bernard Lagat

    • D.

      Kenenisa Bikele

    Correct Answer
    D. Kenenisa Bikele
    Explanation
    Kenenisa Bekele is the correct answer because he set the 10,000 meter world record in August of 2005. Hicham El Guerrouj, Paul Tergat, and Bernard Lagat are all accomplished runners, but they did not set the 10,000 meter world record in August of 2005.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following men were not on the world record outdoor 4 x 200 meter relay team, which set the record in 1994?

    • A.

      Mike Marsh

    • B.

      Carl Lewis

    • C.

      Jerome Young

    • D.

      Floyd Heard

    Correct Answer
    C. Jerome Young
    Explanation
    Jerome Young was not on the world record outdoor 4 x 200 meter relay team that set the record in 1994.

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  • 28. 

    In 1989 Great Britain's outdoor 4 x 800 meter men's team ran what time to establish a world record?

    • A.

      01:04.

    • B.

      01:59.

    • C.

      01:01.

    • D.

      01:03.

    Correct Answer
    A. 01:04.
    Explanation
    In 1989, Great Britain's outdoor 4 x 800 meter men's team ran a time of 01:04 to establish a world record.

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