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Curling Trivia

 

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  1. Where was the birthplace of curling?
    1. England
    2. Ireland
    3. Scotland
    4. Netherlands
    5. Canada

  2. The first Olympics with curling as an official sport was
    1. 1924
    2. 1932
    3. 1992
    4. 1994
    5. 1998

  3. Is it possible for a curling team to concede the match before the 10th end?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Only for injury reasons

  4. Which country has won the most world curling championships (men and women combined)?
    1. Scotland
    2. Sweden
    3. Canada
    4. The United States
    5. Great Britain

  5. Curling is the national sport of which of these countries.
    1. Canada
    2. Scotland
    3. Great Britain
    4. Sweden
    5. None of the above

  6. As of 2006 what is the official name for the Canadian Women's Championships in Canada?
    1. The Tim Horton's Brier
    2. The Scott Tournament of Hearts
    3. Scotties Tournament of Hearts
    4. The Nokia Brier

  7. The 2007 Tim Horton's Brier was held in Hamilton Ontario
    1. Yes
    2. No

  8. When was the game of curling first written in reference to a contest using stones on ice coming from the records of Paisley Abbey?
    1. 1533
    2. 1541
    3. 1552
    4. 1565

  9. Where is the home to the international governing body for curling located?
    1. Canada
    2. Sweden
    3. Switzerland
    4. Scotland

  10. How long is the curling sheet?
    1. 100-feet
    2. 125-feet
    3. 132-feet
    4. 146-feet

  11. What is the maximum weight of a curling stone?
    1. 28-pounds
    2. 33-pounds
    3. 41-pounds
    4. 44-pounds

  12. What is the purpose of sweeping?
    1. To make the ice clean
    2. To make the ice more smooth
    3. To mark territory
    4. To melt the ice

  13. What is the name of a curling tournament?
    1. Match
    2. Meet
    3. Bonspiel
    4. Bansheel

  14. What year did curling debut at the Olympics?
    1. 1998 (Nagano)
    2. 1964 (Innsbruck)
    3. 1984 (Sarajevo)
    4. 1976 (Innsbruck)

  15. The playing surface or "curling sheet" is a block of ice that is how many feet wide?
    1. 5
    2. 10
    3. 15
    4. 20

Answers
1. Where was the birthplace of curling?    c) Scotland
2. The first Olympics with curling as an official sport was    a) 1924
3. Is it possible for a curling team to concede the match before the 10th end?    a) Yes
4. Which country has won the most world curling championships (men and women combined)?    c) Canada
5. Curling is the national sport of which of these countries.    e) None of the above
6. As of 2006 what is the official name for the Canadian Women's Championships in Canada?    c) Scotties Tournament of Hearts
7. The 2007 Tim Horton's Brier was held in Hamilton Ontario    a) Yes
8. When was the game of curling first written in reference to a contest using stones on ice coming from the records of Paisley Abbey?    b. 1541
9. Where is the home to the international governing body for curling located?    d. Scotland
10. How long is the curling sheet?    d. 146-feet
11. What is the maximum weight of a curling stone?    d. 44-pounds
12. What is the purpose of sweeping?    d. To melt the ice
13. What is the name of a curling tournament?    c. Bonspiel
14. What year did curling debut at the Olympics?    a. 1998 (Nagano)
15. The playing surface or "curling sheet" is a block of ice that is how many feet wide?    c. 15