Sport & games 20

From the quiz on 2/2/16.

  1. In which English city is the Crucible Theatre, the venue for the annual World Snooker Championship? Sheffield

  2. Which US state is home to professional sports teams called Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), Timberwolves (NBA) and Wild (NHL)? Minnesota

  3. The game Chinese chequers is traditionally played on a board shaped like a star with how many points? 6

  4. In 1994, which Cameroonian striker, then aged 42, became the oldest person to score in the FIFA World Cup? Roger Milla

  5. In golf, what name is given to a hole in which the fairway bends sharply to one side (or the bend itself)? Dog-leg

  6. Matt “Megatoad” Stonie, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas are three of the world’s highest-ranked competitors in which unusual sport? Competitive eating

  7. In curling, what name is given to the advantage of having the last stone of an end? Hammer

  8. The modern rules of cricket are based on a set of laws first drafted in 1788 at which English cricket club? Marylebone Cricket Club

  9. In chess, what word, literally meaning “compulsion to move” in German, is given to the situation in which the obligation to move puts the player at a serious disadvantage? Zugzwang

  10. What nickname, in reference to her speed and occupation, was given to Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won a then-record four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London? Flying Housewife

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