Sports quiz

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    18 points up for grabs. Starts off with a couple of relatively easy questions. Please send your answers by PM only. Many thanks. Edit Have changed Q3 to read '400m hurdles'

    1. Name the player Maria Sharapova beat in the final to become Ladies Singles Champion at Wimbledon earlier this month (1 point)

    2. At what course will this week’s British Open Golf Championship be held? (1 point)

    3. Who will be Britain’s representative for the men’s 400m hurdles at this year’s Olympic Games? (1 point)

    4. Which male tennis player is unofficially, the celebrity with the longest name that alternates consonants and vowels with each letter? (1 point)

    5. What Italian-born race driver won the 1969 Indianapolis 500 and the Formula One in 1978 to become the champion driver of the world? (1 point)

    6. What links Pele, Muhammad Ali and 1977 US women’s Open doubles runner-up Renee Richards? (1 point)

    7. In which Olympic event is the gold medal usually won by the biggest jerk? (1 point)

    8. The answers to the following are all place names from all over the world! (4 points)
    (a) Football – Which England defender was signed for a then record £18 million by Leeds in 2000?
    (b) Athletics – Which British athlete set a world 10,000 meters record in 1973?
    (c) Cricket – Name the England all-rounder who took a hat trick against the West Indies in 1995?
    (d) Which horse won the 1980 Grand National, ridden by amateur jockey Charlie Fenwick

    9. Which tennis player won his first Wimbledon Men’s singles title in 1974 but didn’t win his second until eight years later when he defeated John McEnroe? (1 point)

    10. Final questions are about rules and regulations. (6 points)
    (a) Football – How far from the goal-line is the penalty spot?
    (b) Cricket – How many runs are awarded if the ball hits a fielder’s helmet which is lying on the ground?
    (c) Athletics – What is the first event in a heptathlon?
    (d) Golf – What is the maximum number of clubs allowed in a bag?
    (e) Athletics – What is 11 inches long, 5 inches round and covers 400 meters in 38 seconds?
    (f) Motor Racing – How many points do you get for winning a Formula One Grand Prix?
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Ivan Anokitova :?:

    Question 6 in Dave Payn's sports quiz :?:

    2 far for David Beckham :?:

    13 - 1 to 10, Jack, Queen, King :?:

    10, but you get 20 for knocking down an old lady crossing the road :oops:
  3. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Slow day at the office, Mr Bale? ;-) :lol:

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