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The Guardian - UK
Paul Campbell

Sports quiz of the week: World Cups, Tyson Fury, Ballon d’Or, guns and WSL

Wales had a disappointing start in the Rugby League World Cup.
Wales had a disappointing start in the Rugby League World Cup. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA
  1. Watford had two managers during Liz Truss’s time as prime minister. Which prime minister witnessed nine different Watford managers during their reign?

    1. Boris Johnson

    2. Tony Blair

    3. Margaret Thatcher

    4. John Major

  2. GREAT SCOTTISH RUN, city centre, glasgow, Scotland / UK - 02 Oct 2022<br>Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jeff Holmes/JSHPIX/REX/Shutterstock (13435501e)
Eilish mccolgan wins womens 10k
GREAT SCOTTISH RUN, city centre, glasgow, Scotland / UK - 02 Oct 2022

    Eilish McColgan thought she had set new European and British records in the 10km road run with a time of 30 minutes and 18 seconds, but why has her record not upheld?

    1. She was wearing a type of running shoe that is banned on road races

    2. The course was found to be "excessively downhill"

    3. The stopwatch used was faulty

    4. The course was found to be 150 metres short

  3. Jasmine Harrison has become the first woman to do what? It took her 110 days and she witnessed gunfire and a shark along the way.

    1. Surf the largest wave ever recorded

    2. Paddleboard from Belfast to Boston

    3. Dive to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean at its deepest point

    4. Swim the length of Great Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats

  4. FILES-CRICKET-T20-ENG-TOPLEY-WC-2022<br>(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 9, 2022 England's Reece Topley gets ready to bowl during the first cricket match of the Twenty20 series between Australia and England at Optus Stadium in Perth. - England bowler Reece Topley has been ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup with an ankle injury just days before their tournament opener against Afghanistan. (Photo by TREVOR COLLENS / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo by TREVOR COLLENS/AFP via Getty Images)

    England cricketer Reece Topley has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup with injury. What happened to him?

    1. A firework went off in his hand during pre-Halloween celebrations with his kids

    2. He stepped on a Toblerone advert during a pre-match warm-up and rolled his ankle

    3. He burned his hand while ironing his whites

    4. He ripped his finger trying to take off his wedding ring to wash the dishes

  5. Complete the sequence: Norway in 2018, USA in 2019, nowhere in 2020, Spain in 2021 …

    1. Spain in 2022

    2. England in 2022

    3. Saudi Arabia in 2022

    4. France in 2022

  6. TOPSHOT-FBL-AWARD-BALLON D'OR-2022<br>TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema receives the Ballon d'Or award during the 2022 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

    Karim Benzema won the Ballon d’Or this week, becoming the oldest winner since who?

    1. Stanley Matthews in 1956

    2. Lev Yashin in 1963

    3. Luka Modric in 2018

    4. Lionel Messi in 2021

  7. We’re 20 games into the new Women’s Super League season. What is unusual about the table?

    1. The reigning champions are currently last, having lost all of their games

    2. There have been no draws

    3. 75% of the games have been drawn

    4. Only one club has a positive goal difference

  8. Tyson Fury Press Conference<br>LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Tyson Fury (L) and Derek Chisora (R) pose after the press conference ahead of their WBC world heavyweight championship fight, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

    Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora will fight for the third time in December. What happened in their two previous fights, in 2011 and 2014?

    1. Fury won them both on points

    2. The first was a draw and Fury won the second

    3. Fury won the first on points and stopped Chisora in the second

    4. Chisora won the first, Fury won the second

  9. Wales lost to Cook Islands in their opening game at the Rugby World Cup. What was unusual about the Wales team?

    1. All 13 starters were all born in Wales

    2. Two sets of twins played for Wales in the game

    3. Three triplets played for Wales in the game

    4. The manager’s son is the captain – and his daughter is playing for Wales in the women’s tournament

  10. Jamaica v Ireland: Rugby League World Cup<br>LEEDS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Joe Keyes of Ireland kicks a conversion during Rugby League World Cup 2021 Pool C match between Jamaica and Ireland at Headingley on October 16, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

    Ireland enjoyed a great start at the Rugby League World Cup, beating Jamaica 48-2 in their opening game. How many of the 17 players who made it on to the pitch for Ireland were born there?

    1. None

    2. Two

    3. Four

    4. Six


1:A - Johnson was only in power for three years, during which time Watford were managed by Javi Gracia, Quique Sánchez Flores, Hayden Mullins (caretaker), Nigel Pearson, Hayden Mullins (again), Vladimir Ivić, Xisco Muñoz, Claudio Ranieri, Roy Hodgson and Rob Edwards., 2:D - “Obviously disappointed with this news, but these things happen!” said a philosophical McColgan. , 3:D - The 900-mile trip is the equivalent of swimming 58,000 lengths of a 25-metre pool. She says she completed the swim with the help of “plenty of chocolate bars”. Harrison encountered a shark, whale, thousands of jellyfish and gunfire from a Navy military exercise on the way up the coastline., 4:B - Topley was injured in England’s final warm-up match before the tournament., 5:A - These are the nationalities of the Ballon d’Or Féminin winners: Ada Hegerberg (Norway), Megan Rapinoe (USA) and Alexia Putellas (Spain) twice., 6:A - Matthews was almost 42 when he won the inaugural Ballon d’Or in 1956. Benzema turns 35 in December. , 7:B - Manchester United are top of the table. , 8:C - The heavyweights will fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 3 December, completing a trilogy no one really wants. , 9:B - The Wales squad contains two sets of twins – Ben and Rhys Evans, and Connor and Curtis Davies – as well as a third set of brothers, Ollie and James Olds., 10:A - There is only one player in the Ireland squad who was born in Ireland. The same is true for Lebanon and Tonga.


  1. 2 and above.

    Oh dear

  2. 3 and above.

    Not bad. Have a good weekend.

  3. 4 and above.

    Not bad. Have a good weekend.

  4. 5 and above.

    Nicely done. Have a good weekend.

  5. 6 and above.

    Nicely done. Have a good weekend.

  6. 7 and above.

    Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  7. 8 and above.

    Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  8. 9 and above.

    A sensational score. Have a great weekend.

  9. 10 and above.

    A sensational score. Have a great weekend.

  10. 0 and above.

    Oh dear

  11. 1 and above.

    Oh dear

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