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Sun Times Sports Quiz

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Lethbridge Sun Times

1. After Canada’s Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal in the men’s 100-metre event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, who was awarded the gold in his place?
a. Linford Christie, Great Britain; b. Carl Lewis, U.S.; c. Robson da Silva, Brazil; d. Calvin Smith, U.S.

2. Who said: “If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.”
a. Bing Crosby; b. Lee Trevino; c. Bob Hope; d. Clint Eastwood

3. For what sports “first” did Canada’s Manon Rheaume gain fame in 1992?
a. first woman to climb Mount Everest; b. first Canadian woman to win a gold medal in swimming; c. first woman to sail solo around the world; d. first woman to play in an NHL game.

4. Whose record did Dan Marino break in 1996 when he became the NFL’s career leader in touchdown passes?
a. Fran Tarkenton; b. Johnny Unitas; c. Roger Staubach; d. Joe Montana

5. Who hit what would have been a tape-measure home run in the Houston Astrodome in 1974 that instead wound up being a single after it struck a public address speaker 117 feet above the field and dropped back into play?
a. Johnny Bench; b. Willie Stargell; c. Mike Schmidt; d. Dave Kingman

6. In the 2012-13 NBA season, Stephen Curry set a single-season record by making 272 three-pointers, breaking Ray Allen’s record of 269. When the three-point shot debuted in the NBA in 1979-80, Brian Taylor of the San Diego Clippers led the league in three-pointers. How many threes did he make?
a. 90; b. 135; c. 177; d. 218

7. Who holds the record for most assists by an NHL goaltender in a single season (14)?
a. Billy Smith; b. Grant Fuhr; c. Ron Hextall; d. Curtis Joseph

8. How many gold medals did American swimmer Mark Spitz win in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany?

9. Tiger Woods has won the Masters Tournament four times, more than any other golfer except one. Which golfer has the most Masters titles (6)?
a. Gene Sarazen; b. Arnold Palmer; c. Jack Nicklaus; d. Gary Player

10. NASCAR racing great Richard Petty enjoyed his greatest season in 1967, finishing in the top 10 in all 48 races in which he participated. How many races did “King Richard” win that year?
a. 12; b. 17; c. 22; d. 27

ANSWERS
1. b, Lewis, whose time of 9.92 seconds became the new world record after Johnson’s 9.79 time was stricken from the books; 2. c, Bob Hope; 3. d, first woman to play in an NHL game when she played goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning in an exhibition game against the St. Louis Blues; 4. a, Tarkenton, who threw 342 career touchdown passes; Marino finished with 420; 5. c, Mike Schmidt; 6. a, 90; 7. b, Fuhr, set during the 1983-84 season with the Edmonton Oilers; 8. a record seven gold medals; 9. c, Nicklaus; 10. d, 27.

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