Quiz nite

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Last night we went to the Quintilian Quiz Nite, and what a lesson it was on fundraising. They had an amazing silent auction with a heap of things to bid on, lots of spot prizes, a main auction with some pretty impressive things like internationally recognised glassware, holidays, river cruises, as well as the mandatory signed sporting memoribilia.

As well you could double your score by paying the judges $20 before the round, or bribing the judges, or asking for clues… and then they sold tea, coffee, cake and alcohol.

It really was impressive.

We found the questions impossible. Here’s the questions from the first round – sport:

1. In men’s Olympic competition athetics on the running track, who has won a record total of 9 gold medals and 3 silver medals over 3 Olympics, including 5 gold medals in the one Olympics. Bonus points for the years and his nick name.

2.What AFL player has kicked the most goals in their career? Bonus: How many?

3. Which cricketer holds the world record of 43 test match ducks?

4. In the 2003 Rugby World Cup Australia recorded the greatest ever winning margin in Rugby competition history, winning 147 – 0. Who were they playing?

5. Which elite soccer player, in first class competition, scored a record 1,279 goals in his career? Bonus: What was his given name?

(We got the first bit of this one)

6. The highest ever score in international soccer competition, which also happened to be a world cup match was 31 – 0. Which country scored 31 goals? Bonus: Name the player who holds the world record of 13 goals in a single game from the same match?

7. In the American NBA only one basketball player has ever scored 100 individual points in a single match. It was in 1962. Who was it?

8. In women’s tennis who is the only woman to have won the record total of 24 Grand Slam titles?

9. Lance Armstrong, Jacques Anguetil, Eddy Merckx, and Bernard Hinault have all won the Tour de France at least 5 times each. Name the only other rider to have won 5 Tours de France.

10. Only one person has one five gold medals in five consecutive Olympic games, in the one sport. His medals came in 1984, 88, 92, 96 and 2000. What was his name and sport?

11. Who was only 17 years, 227 days old when he became the youngest ever winner at Wimbledon in men’s tennis?

(we got this one)

12. Who won Australia’s only individual medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games?

13. Herb Elliott won the 1500m Gold medal in the Rome Olympics. What was unusual about the victory and for a bonus mark, what was remarkable about his career?

14. Which test batsman has twice set the highest ever test cricket score of 375 not out and 400 not out. He also has the highest first class cricket score of 501.

(we got this one)

15. In the Athletics World Championships who is the only person to have won 9 gold medals on the running track? He won Gold at each Championship from 91, 93, 95, 97 and 99.

Total points: 3/20

Can you do better? Have a go… I’ll put the answers in comments.

Oh yes, despite doubling the geography round, we didn’t win. 🙂

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  1. Answers:
    1. Paavo Nurmi, Finland. 1920, 1924, 1928 “The Flying Finn”
    2. Tony Lockett, 1357
    3. Courtney Walsh
    4. Namibia
    5. Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pele
    6. Australia def. American Samoa, Archie Thompson kicked 13 goals
    7. Wilt Chamberlain
    8. Margaret Court, Australia (we should have got this one!)
    9. Miguel Indurain
    10. Steven Redgrave, UK, Rowing
    11. Boris Becker
    12. Steven Holland, Mens 1500 Swimming
    13. He won by the largest margin in Olympic History and he was never beaten in his career.
    14. Brian Lara
    15. Michael Johnson 200m and 400m

    How did you go?

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