From stars' jobs before they became famous to strange expressions to even more unusual stats, have a go at our Christmas quiz with something to tease and please everyone. Yule be happy you gave it a go!
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1) What job did PDC world champ Rob Cross do before he took up darts professionally?
a) Plumber; b) Policeman; c) MP for South Thanet; d) Electrician
2 Ryan Giggs was named manager of the Wales national team. Of the 40 friendlies Wales played while Giggs was a player, how many did he appear in?
a) 10; b) 20; c) 30; d) 40
3 In which city was British tennis star Kyle Edmund, semi-finalist in January’s Australian Open, born?
a) Sydney; b) Johannesburg; c) Toronto; d) Leeds
4 Which of these Team GB athletes’ Winter Olympics medals didn’t come in the skeleton?
a) Izzy Atkin; b) Laura Deas; c) Dom Parsons; d) Lizzy Yarnold
5 How did US snowboarder Chloe Kim describe herself after winning gold in PyeongChang?
a) Totally cray-cray; b) Wasted; c) So frickin’ cold; d) Hangry.
6 In which position did England finish in the Six Nations Championship?
a) 2nd; b) 3rd; c) 4th; d) 5th
7 Which on-course misfortune hit golfer Tony Finau the day before the Masters?
a) He tore ankle ligaments celebrating a hole in one; b) His caddy ran him over in a buggy; c) He was stung after hitting a wasps’ nest with a seven-iron; d) An alligator ate his ball
8 In a particularly bad-tempered Champions League final against Liverpool, how many free-kicks did Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos concede?
a) 0; b) 5; c) 10; d) 15.
9 Which member of England’s World Cup squad is the half-brother of former Newcastle striker Carl Cort?
a) Ruben Loftus-Cheek; b) Kyle Walker; c) Danny Rose; d) Fabian Delph
10 The surname of which member of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad is only one letter different from the shirt number he wore at the tournament . . . when that number is spelled in German?
a) Kane; b) Dier; c) Rose; d) Welbeck
11 France won the World Cup final 4-2 — but what is the most common score in World Cup finals since the first in 1930?
a) 1-0; b) 2-1; c) 3-1; d) 4-2
12 Welshman Geraint Thomas triumphed in the Tour de France. Who was the first British-born cyclist to win it?
a) Bradley Wiggins; b) Chris Froome; c) Greg Lemond; d) Geraint Thomas
13 In the women’s hockey World Cup, held in London, which minnows were the shock runners-up?
a) Turkmenistan; b) Central African Republic; c) Ireland; d) Vanuatu
14 Wolves are back in the Premier League — of their summer signings, which one wears the No 11 shirt?
a) Rui Patricio; b) Adama Traore; c) Willy Boly; d) Joao Moutinho
15 Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith won three golds at the European Championships. What is Dina short for?
a) Aldina; b) Geraldina; c) Medina; d) Nadina
16 Which sports star called match official Carlos Ramos “a thief”?
a) Gennady Golovkin; b) Tyson Fury; c) Serena Williams; d) Aliou Cisse
17 Who, after sealing pole position in Formula One’s Mexican Grand Prix, said: “I can relax because I’m tripping major nutsack right now”?
a) Lewis Hamilton; b) Sebastian Vettel; c) Daniel Ricciardo; d) Valtteri Bottas
18 Which England cricketer opened both the batting and the bowling in the Second Test against Sri Lanka in November?
a) Joe Root; b) Jack Leach; c) Jimmy Anderson; d) Moeen Ali
19 What word links England footballer Lucy, who helped Lyon win the women’s Champions League, and boxer Deontay Wilder’s ‘Bomber’ alter ego?
a) Gold; b) Silver; c) Bronze; d) Brown
20 In a podcast this month, basketball superstar Steph Curry said he believed which crazy conspiracy theory?
a) The Earth is flat; b) Moon landings were faked; c) Governments control our brains using chemtrails; d) Manchester United could still make top four this season
ALL THE ANSWERS
5) a (in freestyle skiing),
7) a (but he still finished joint tenth);
8) a (even in spite of him banjaxing Mo Salah);
10) b (Dier/vier = No 4);
11) d (three previous World Cup champs also won 4-2, Uruguay in 1930, Italy in 1938 and England in 1966);
12) d (the others were born in Belgium, Kenya and the USA respectively);
14) a (yes, that’s right, the goalkeeper — we don’t know what to believe any more);
16) c (in her US Open final defeat to Naomi Osaka);
20) b (he later apologised to an astronaut and said he’d meant his comments in jest).
COMPILED BY DAVE BROMAGE
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