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Sports quiz of the week: Joel Embiid, Leah Williamson and Rory McIlroy

Arsenal captain Leah Williamson, NBA superstar Joel Embiid and golfer Rory McIlroy.
Making a splash: Arsenal captain Leah Williamson, NBA superstar Joel Embiid and golfer Rory McIlroy. Composite: Getty, Rex Features
  1. Rory McIlroy won the Dubai Desert Classic but how many shots off the lead was he when he began day three?

    1. Five shots

    2. Seven shots

    3. 10 shots

    4. 12 shots

  2. Which two players scored hat-tricks when the WSL resumed last weekend?

    1. Alessia Russo and Rachel Daly

    2. Lauren James and Sjoeke Nüsken

    3. Khadija Shaw and Rachel Daly

    4. Khadija Shaw and Lauren James

  3. Which European capital city is returning to the Formula One calendar for the first time since 1981?

    1. Berlin

    2. London

    3. Madrid

    4. Vienna

  4. Gigi Riva, Italy's all-time top men's goalscorer, died this week at the age of 79. The Cagliari legend scored 35 goals in just 42 games for the Azzurri, but who is second on the list?

    1. Roberto Baggio

    2. Filippo Inzaghi

    3. Giuseppe Meazza

    4. Paolo Rossi

  5. Who said: 'It’s quite a detailed [message] and it’s aimed at probably everybody at the club ... all I can say is that they are entitled to their opinion.'

    1. Michael Beale

    2. Troy Deeney

    3. Roy Hodgson

    4. Marc Skinner

  6. Joel Embiid scored a franchise-record number of points for the Philadelphia 76ers in their 133-123 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last Monday. How many did he put on the board?

    1. 60

    2. 65

    3. 70

    4. 80

  7. Which NFL franchise has reached the final four of the playoffs for the first time since 1992?

    1. Baltimore Ravens

    2. Detroit Lions

    3. Kansas City Chiefs

    4. San Francisco 49ers

  8. Where in the world was this picture taken?

    1. Cape Town

    2. London

    3. Sydney

    4. Wellington

  9. Leah Williamson made her return from an ACL injury as Arsenal beat Reading 6-0 in the Continental Cup. Who scored a hat-trick for the Gunners?

    1. Alessia Russo

    2. Beth Mead

    3. Caitlin Foord

    4. Stina Blackstenius

  10. Nick Dunlap topped the leaderboard at the PGA Tour's American Express tournament in California on Sunday. Why did he not collect the $1.5m prize money?

    1. He was disqualified for drawing a smiley face on his scorecard

    2. As an amateur player, he is not entitled to receive prize money

    3. He donated the winnings to his college, the University of Alabama

    4. He felt that the runner-up, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, deserved to win

  11. The shocks continue at the Africa Cup of Nations. Which of these four former winners is the only one to reach the last 16?

    1. Algeria

    2. Ghana

    3. Ivory Coast

    4. Tunisia

  12. China's Zheng Qinwen has reached her first grand slam final at the Australian Open, where she will play Aryna Sabalenka. What was her previous best performance at a slam?

    1. Third round

    2. Fourth round

    3. Quarter-finals

    4. This is her debut

  13. Why was a long-distance runner known only as 'Uncle Chen' disqualified from a marathon in China earlier this month?

    1. He ran the entire race route backwards

    2. He drank a six-pack of beer during the race

    3. He chain-smoked cigarettes throughout the race

    4. He got a piggy-back from his nephew for five miles

  14. Who was named the ICC men's cricketer of 2023 this week?

    1. Pat Cummins

    2. Travis Head

    3. Virat Kohli

    4. Ravindra Jadeja

  15. Finally, who said buying an air fryer and smoothie maker was key to an impressive run of form?

    1. Luke Littler

    2. Frankie Dettori

    3. Ronnie O'Sullivan

    4. Darwin Nùñez


1:C - McIlroy scored a stunning round of 63 on day three to take the lead, which he held on to on the final day., 2:D - Lauren James scored her second ever WSL hat-trick in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester United while Khadija Shaw completed her fifth treble in the league in Manchester City's 5-1 victory over Liverpool., 3:C - The Spanish Grand Prix is moving from Barcelona to Madrid for the 2026 season – but the Circuit de Catalunya could continue hosting races., 4:C - The pre-war forward scored 33 goals for his country; Baggio scored 27, Inzaghi 25 and Rossi just 20., 5:C - Palace fans turned up the heat on Hodgson and the club board with this banner at the Emirates., 6:C - “Obviously he can score in so many ways, just his sheer size gets him a lot of stuff around the basket, gets him a lot of free throws,” 76ers coach Nick Nurse said. , 7:B - The Lions have never been to the Super Bowl, but have reached the NFC championship game for the first time since George HW Bush was the US president., 8:B - Australia are taking on England in the Netball Nations Cup at Wembley Arena., 9:D - Blackstenius scored three, with Foord, Mead (assisted by Williamson) and Laia Cordina also on target. Russo scored in Williamson's last match back in April 2023 – for Manchester United as they beat Arsenal 1-0., 10:B - The 20-year-old Alabama sophomore student became the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Phil Mickelson in 1991 – and then turned professional on Thursday. Bezuidenhout collected the first-prize cheque instead., 11:C - The hosts' hopes of getting through as one of the four best third-placed teams looked slim when they were thrashed 4-0 by Equatorial Guinea, and they sacked their head coach before sneaking into the last 16., 12:C - Zheng reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 2023 – where she lost to Sabalenka in their only previous meeting., 13:C - Incredibly enough, Uncle Chen has previously completed marathons in under 3.5 hours while smoking – and claims he only lights up during races as it helps him manage his breathing and fatigue. A new rule in China banning marathon runners from smoking has put paid to his unusual tactics., 14:A - The Australia captain beat fellow nominees Head, Kohli and Jadeja to become the first Australian to win the award since Steve Smith in 2015. Cummins helped his side win the World Test Championship, 50-over World Cup and retain the Ashes – not a bad year., 15:C - 'Start of the week I was feeling a bit rough, and then I bought myself an air fryer and a smoothie maker. I don’t like eating junk food. It sort of puts me in a funny place,' the Rocket told ITV after winning the World Grand Prix final against Judd Trump.


  1. 15 and above.

    A perfect game! Congratulations

  2. 12 and above.

    Top marks. Have a great weekend

  3. 7 and above.

    That's a decent score. Enjoy your weekend

  4. 0 and above.

    Unlucky. Have a good weekend

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