Caltaf Quiz #1

Caltaf Quiz #1

Well it was a lot of fun seeing all the answers coming in. The winner for this week is Aaron Ahl. Stay tuned for next week’s Quiz. Same time same place.

Well done. See how many you got correct….

  1.  (Javelin)
  2. (10feet)
  3. (Wimbeldon)
  4. (6 on the ice at a time)
  5.  Pheidippides or Philippides (The Greek is said to have run from Marathon to Athens to deliver the victory news in a war against the Persians)
  6. (Trevor Hofbauer)
  7. (Three popular literature plays by Shakespeare are Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet.)
  8.  America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Auckland
  9. Powerful currencies include US dollar, UK pound and Chinese Yen.
  10. Three popular movies are; the notebook, a walk to remember and Dear John.
  11. Instagram is the biggest app with more registered users but Facebook is more popular.
  12.  Pretty Woman
  13.  Columbia
  14. 1564
  15. The old name of Russia is the Soviet Union
  16. The Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge
  17. Hamilton, Ontario
  18. 1945
  19.  Leonardo’s character was named Jack. Kate’s character was named Rose
  20. 1978
  21. Albatross bird
  22. High Jump
  23.  Florence Griffith Joyner
  24.  Henry Rono
  25.  10
  26.  baton
  27.  Salt lake City – Bobsleigh
  28.  Marcus Adam
  29. 3:59.4
  30. 23 years

If you forgot the questions, here they are:

  1. Mariya Abakumova is associated with which sport? 
  2. What is the height of a basketball hoop in feet? 
  3. Which is the oldest tennis tournament in the world? 
  4. What is the number of players on an ice hockey team that are on the ice at one time? 
  5. Who ran the world’s first marathon? 
  6. Which Canadian/Alberta male athlete ran the marathon standard for Tokyo?
  7. Name three popular plays written by literature maestro William Shakespeare?
  8. Name five countries that begin with the letter A? 
  9. Name three powerful currencies of the world? 
  10. Name three popular movies based on novels by a successful author; Nicolas Sparks? 
  11. Which is more popular; Facebook or Instagram? 
  12. Name a popular movie by Julia Roberts? 
  13. Which country produces the best coffee in the world? 
  14. In which year was William Shakespeare born? 
  15. What is the old name of Russia? 
  16. What is the royal title of Prince William and Kate Middleton? 
  17. Where the first Commonwealth Games was held? 
  18. When was a first atomic bomb dropped?
  19. Name the characters of Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet in the movie Titanic? 
  20. When did Coca Cola brand launch its first plastic bottle? 
  21. Which bird is known for having the widest wingspan? 
  22. Winning a gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics, American athlete Dick Fosbury was one of the most famous competitors in which event? 
  23. Who in 1988 became the first woman to run the 100 metres in under 10.5 seconds?
  24. Which Kenyan athlete broke four separate world records in one year, but never competed at the Olympic Games? 
  25. How many hurdles are in a standard hurdles race? 
  26. Runners may refer to this as a “stick”? 
  27. Which Olympics did Paula (Caltaf Club) compete in and in what event?
  28. Which former British sprinter competed in the Bobsleigh at Salt Lake City 2002? 
  29. How fast did Roger Bannister run when he went under four minutes for the first time in the mile? 
  30. How long did Bob Beamon’s world record in long jump last?