Quiz #4

The winner is Racharl McFadyen. Thank you everyone who participated!

The answers are:


  1. The 100m dash because he tested positive for drugs or athletics
  2. Spain, they were caught entering non-handicapped athletes into the games.
  3. Greece, Britain and Australia (needed 2)
  4. 16
  5. The Toronto Maple Leafs
  6. 108
  7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 4657
  8. Wayne Gretzky, he scored 894.
  9.  Michael Phelps in swimming.
  10. 7 ft
  11. Mike Powell
  12. 1972
  13. Noah Ngeny
  14. Long Jump
  15. Frank Shorter
  16. Canada
  17. Edmonton, Canada
  18. D) 3 x track, 4 X Field
  19. Jesse Owens
  20. David Rudisha
  21. Waterfall Line
  22. Harold Abrahams
  23. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  24. Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger
  25. Mary Poppins
  26. Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum
  27. Silver Linings Playbook
  28. Sylvester Stallone
  29. The Beverly Wilshire by Four Seasons
  30. 1929
  31.  Frodo Baggins
  32. Jennifer Lawrence.
  33. Arendelle
  34. Men in Black
  35. Forest Gump



A reminder, the questions were:


  1. Britain’s Lin ford Christie was banned from competing for two years in which sport?
  2. Which country’s entire team was barred from competing at the Paralympics in Sydney?
  3. Which two countries have not missed one of the modern day Olympics?
  4. In Olympic badminton how many feathers does the bird have?
  5. Which NHL team was once called the St. Patrick?
  6. How many stitches are there on a baseball?
  7. Who holds the record in basketball for the most fouls and how many?
  8. Who holds the record for the most goals in the NHL?
  9. Who eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics?
  10. What is the diameter of a shot putt circle?
  11. Who broke Bob Beamon’s world record in the long jump?
  12. When was the first year that electronic timing was used in the Olympic Games?
  13. Who won the Olympic men’s 1500m title in Sydney?
  14. In what event is the “Hitch-Kick” an internationally recognised method?
  15. Which American ran both the 10,000 metres and the marathon in the 1972 Olympics, winning gold in the marathon?
  16. For which country did Ben Johnson run?
  17. Where were the 2001 World Championships held (country and city)?
  18. Which of these combinations gives the correct split between individual track and field disciplines that make up the seven events in the Heptathlon? A) 4 x track, 3X field B) 2 X Track, 5 X field C) 5 X track, 2 X Field D) 3 x track, 4 X Field
  19. Who set 3 world track records and tied a 4th in one day?
  20. Which Kenyan athlete set a new world record of 1 minute 40.91 seconds for the 800m at the 2012 Olympics?
  21. What is the curved starting line referred to as?
  22. What was the name of the British 100m champion in the 1924 Olympics in Paris as immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire?
  23. What was the first feature-length animated movie ever released?
  24. In Risky Business, what song did Tom Cruise famously lip-sync to in his underwear?
  25. For which 1964 musical blockbuster did Julie Andrews win the Academy Award for Best Actress?
  26. What is the model of revolver made famous by Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty” Harry Callahan?
  27. Jennifer Lawrence won a Best Actress Academy Award for what 2012 romantic comedy/drama?
  28. Who wrote the screenplay for Rocky?
  29. What’s the Los Angeles hotel prominently featured in Pretty Woman?
  30. In which year were the Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, first presented?
  31.  What is the name of the hobbit played by Elijah Wood in the Lord of the Rings movies?
  32. Which actress plays Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movies?
  33. What is the name of the kingdom where the 2013 animated movie Frozen is set?
  34. Which 1997 science fiction movie starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones tells the story of a secret agency that polices alien refugees who are living on earth disguised as humans?
  35. Which Tom Hanks movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994?