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In this period of global gloom, the world of sport can still allow us to escape. Let's have fun with this trivia game.

QuizQuestion # 1On September 24, 1988, Ben Johnson won the 100m at the Seoul Olympics. Two days later, he was disqualified. Who was awarded the gold medal?

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a) Linford Christie

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b) Carl Lewis

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c) Dennis Mitchell

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d) Calvin Smith

b) Carl Lewis
Second-placed American Carl Lewis was presented with the gold medal. Question # 2 Alex Rodriguez set a new majors mark on September 20, 2013 by hitting a 24th career grand slam. Who had the record before him?

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a) Hank Aaron

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b) Lou Gehrig

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c) Eddie Murray

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d) Ted Williams

b) Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd grand slam in 1938. He therefore held that record for 75 years. Question # 3 On September 21, 1990, Bob Welch became the last pitcher to reach the 25-game winning mark. Since that time, only three pitchers have reached the 24 wins. Who is not part of the lot?

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a) Randy Johnson

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b) Curt Schilling

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c) John Smoltz

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d) Justin Verlander (photo)

b) Curt Schilling
Curt Schilling's best season was 23 wins in 2002. Question # 4 He was the first major player to score 40 homers and 40 steals in the same season. Who is it?

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a) Barry Bonds (pictured on the right)

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b) Bobby Bonds

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c) Jose Canseco

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d) Willie Mays (pictured left)

c) Jose Canseco
Jose Canseco was the first to achieve the feat when he stole a 40th cushion on September 23, 1988. Question # 5 Manon Rhéaume became, on September 23, 1992, the first woman to play an exhibition game in the NHL. Against whom did she keep the goals? Hint: This team won a Stanley Cup.

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a) Buffalo Sabers

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b) Calgary Flames

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c) Los Angeles Kings

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d) St. Louis Blues

d) St. Louis Blues
Rhéaume allowed two goals on nine shots for the St. Louis Blues. Question # 6On September 23, 2018, Drew Brees became the new point guard in NFL history for assists completed. Who owned the record?

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a) John Elway

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b) Brett Favre

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c) Peyton Manning

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d) Dan Marino

b) Brett Favre
Brett Favre held the record with 6,300 passes completed. Question # 7On September 20, 1973, Billy Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in an exhibition game called “The Battle of the Sexes”. In the 2017 film of the same name, who played Riggs?

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a) Steve Carell

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b) Will Farrell

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c) Adam Sandler

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d) Ben Stiller

a) Steve Carell
This is Steve Carell.Question # 8On September 25, 2005, Fernando Alonso won his first Formula 1 drivers' championship. Which team did he drive with?

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a) Ferrari

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b) McLaren

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c) Minardi

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d) Renault

d) Renault
Alonso won his two drivers' championships at Renault in 2005 and 2006. Question # 9 Guy Lafleur is celebrating his 69th birthday today. Other than the Montreal Canadiens, what other NHL team has drafted the Blond Demon?

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a) North Stars of Minnesota

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b) Ottawa Senators

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c) Quebec Nordiques

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d) San Jose Sharks

a) North Stars of Minnesota
In the 1991 expansion draft, the Minnesota North Stars drafted Guy Lafleur as No. 20. Question # 10 Actor Paul Newman, who appeared in sports films often, died on September 26, 2008 at the age of 83 years old. Which of the following sports has he never been involved in in the movies?

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a) boxing

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b) motor racing

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c) golf

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d) hockey

c) golf
Newman played hockey in “Slap Shot”, he was a racing driver in “Winning”, he played boxer Rocky Graziano in “Somebody Up There Likes Me” but he was never a golfer in the movies.

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