52 Sports Quiz Questions Answers – General Sports Quiz with Answers 2018
GENERAL SPORTS QUIZ
Are you game? Go beyond basketball, baseball, and football to see what you know about chukkas, arnis, and batsmen.
1. Who ran the first four-minute mile?
Answer: Roger Bannister.
Roger Bannister, an English sprinter, ran the first four-minute mile in 1954. He crossed the mile (1,609 meter) line at 3.59.4.
2. Where can you find arnis being widely practiced?
Answer: The Philippines.
Arnis is a very old Filipino martial art. It uses swords, daggers, and sticks, as well as weaponless techniques using the hands and feet.
3. In what sport would one find an Albion round?
In women’s archery, an Albion round involves firing 36 arrows at targets at each of three distances.
4. In polo, what is a period of play called?
In polo, periods of play are called chukkas. Most often there are six chukkas to a game, but sometimes there are four or eight.
5. What variation might one play in tennis?
Answer: Australian doubles.
In Australian doubles tennis, a teammate can play on the same side of the court as the server. In standard tennis, this is forbidden.
6. In tennis, what follows a deuce?
Advantage, in tennis, is the point scored immediately after deuce. If the player scoring it also scores the next point, he or she is the winner of the game.
7. How many points is required for a win in association croquet?
Association croquet is a game between sides of one or two players each. The first to earn 26 points is the winner.
8. In Australian football, what is the maximum number of players allowed on the field at a time?
Two teams of 18 players each are allowed in the field at a time. Four players on each team may be substituted at any time during the game.
9. What player was the first to win five straight Wimbledon tennis titles?
Answer: Bjorn Borg.
Sweden’s Bjorn Borg won five Wimbledon titles for singles tennis from 1976 to 1980. He is considered one of the greatest tennis players in history.
10. How many years old are horses that run in the Kentucky Derby?
The Kentucky Derby is limited to three-year-old horses. Some of the most famous horses in racing history have run in the race.
A HOLE IN ONE – Golf Quiz
From its country of origin to its various clubs and obstacles, take a swing at this quiz and learn more about the sport of golf.
11. What is a golf ball made of?
A golf ball is made mostly of rubber and has a thin, plastic cover.
12. What does one see in golf?
In golf, the links are, collectively, the entire golf course.
13. What is the maximum number of clubs that can be used in tournament golf?
No more than 14 clubs may be used in tournament play.
14. In which country was golf invented?
Although its name is originally Dutch, the game of golf is believed to have been invented in Scotland.
15. What is the game of golf played on?
Golf is an outdoor sport that can be enjoyed by men and women, old and young. It is played on a large, grassy area called a course.
16. How many holes does a standard golf course have?
A standard golf course has 18 holes, but some courses have only nine holes.
17. Who is the youngest golfer ever to win the U.S. Junior Amateur title?
Answer: Tiger Woods.
In 1991, 15-year-old Woods became the youngest golfer ever to win the U.S. Junior Amateur title. He went on to win three U.S. Men’s Amateur titles.
BULL’S-EYE SPORTS – Billiards Quiz
You may know that billiards involves a long wooden stick, but how long must a billiard cue be? From flying arrows to bowling pins, test the long (and short) of your knowledge of sports.
18. How many holes are there in a bowling ball?
There are three holes in a regulation bowling ball: one for the thumb and two for the first two fingers.
19. How long must a billiard cue be?
Answer: 90 centimeters.
A billiard cue must be at least 35 inches (90 centimeters) long. In regulation play, there is no maximum length.
20. Which sport is also known as tenpins?
Bowling is called tenpins, because the object of the game is to knock down ten pins that are arranged in a triangle.
21. What is the president of a woman’s archery tournament called?
Answer: Lady paramount.
A lady paramount presides over a woman’s archery tournament. Sometimes the term is also used for a sponsor of an amateur match.
22. What was the first sport to have a world championship?
The first world championship event for any sport was for billiards. It was held in 1873.
23. In lawn bowling, what is the target ball called?
In lawn bowling, players roll bowls over a grass surface toward a small white ball called a jack.
Sports Quiz – COLD WEATHER GAMES
What sport was the first to be made an event in the Winter Olympic Games? In what sport would one find a loppet? Take this Encyclopedia Brrr-itannica quiz, and see if your knowledge is hot or cold in this study of winter sports.
24. What is the name of the prize awarded the National Hockey League champions?
Answer: The Stanley Cup.
Lord Stanley awarded the first prize named for him in 1893 to Canada’s championship hockey team. The Stanley Cup was made international in 1914.
25. What is the object that hockey players send across the ice called?
Hockey players use a rubber disc called a puck. Getting it into the opposing team’s goal earns a point.
26. What might one see posted at a ski tournament?
Answer: Alpine combined.
In skiing, an alpine combined is the total score derived from slalom and downhill events.
27. What sport was the first to be made an event in the Winter Olympic Games?
Answer: Figure skating.
Figure skating was named an official sport of the Winter Olympics in 1908.
28. The captain of a curling team is called:
In curling, a game played on ice, the captain is called a skip.
29. In what sport would one find a loppet?
A loppet is a cross-country ski run.
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30. What country hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup?
Germany hosted the 2006 FIFA World Cup football competition. The winner was Italy.
31. What American football player had the best passing record in the 1966–67 season?
Answer: Joe Namath.
32. When was the first World Cup played?
In 1904 the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was formed to regulate the rules of soccer. In 1930, FIFA organized the first World Cup series.
33. In what country does Mouloudia Club d’Oran play?
Mouloudia Club d’Oran is a well-known football team. Its headquarters are in the Algerian port city of Oran.
34. How many players are on an American football team?
National Football League (NFL) teams are allowed to have 45 players. Only 11 of them can be on the field at any one time.
35. When was the first Super Bowl played?
The Super Bowl, the professional American football championship game, was first held in 1967. It has been played every year since then.
36. What is Holland’s football anthem?
Answer: Wij houden van Oranje.
Fans of Holland’s national football squad sing “Wij houden van Oranje,” which means, “We love the Orange.” Holland’s royal family is called the House of Orange.
THE OLYMPIC GAMES – Olympics Quiz
This competition tests the physical prowess of athletes from across the world, but how much do you really know about the Olympics? Test your mental prowess in this quiz.
37. How many rings are there on the Olympic flag?
The Olympic flag has five linked rings representing the five parts of the world joined by the Games: the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
38. What is the date of the first known Olympic Games?
Answer: 776 BCE.
The first Olympic Games, for which there are written records, took place in Greece in 776 BCE. Milon of Croton was a wrestler who won six championships.
39. What year did the modern Olympics start?
Answer: 1896 CE.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
40. What organization manages the Olympic Games?
Answer: International Olympic Committee.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) runs the modern Games. The IOC is a permanent organization founded in Paris in 1894.
41. How often are the Olympic Games held?
Answer: 4 years.
The Summer Games and the Winter Games are held once every four years. Until the early 1990s the Summer and Winter Games were held in the same year. Today they are separated by two years.
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42. How many players are on a side in international cricket matches?
International cricket matches are of three types: Test, one-day, and 20/20. The game is between two teams of 11 players each.
43. What term applies when all batsmen have been dismissed?
Answer: All out.
In cricket, the term “all out” means that a side’s batsmen have all been retired.
44. What is one way to score a run in cricket?
Answer: Leg bye.
A leg bye is a run that is scored in cricket when the ball is deflected off a batter’s body, allow batters to change places.
45. In cricket, what is the name of the player who delivers the ball?
The bowler, delivering the ball with a straight arm, tries to hit the wicket with the ball so that the bails fall. This is one of several ways that the batsman is dismissed.
46. In what year was the first World Cup of cricket held?
In 1975 the first World Cup of cricket was played in England. The event was a great success and continued at four-year intervals.
47. In cricket, how many throws make an over?
When a bowler has thrown the ball six times, an “over” is completed.
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48. In the United States, what sport is known as “the national pastime?”
Baseball, a nine-player game involving throwing and hitting a ball, is one of the most popular professional sports in the United States.
49. Who invented basketball?
Answer: James Naismith.
James Naismith, a teacher at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, is credited with inventing basketball in 1891.
50. In what context might one see a matador?
Answer: A bullfight.
The matador is the central human figure in a bullfight. Bullfighting was once popular in Spain and other Hispanic nations, but is less popular today.
51. In what game would one find a googly?
A googly is a kind of delivery featured in the game of cricket.
52. In what city were the Asian Games first held?
The first Asian Games competition was held in Delhi, India, in 1951. The city also hosted the games of 1982.