Quiz: Winter Sports Trivia

Brrr! It’s cold outside! With snow and ice comes some of our favorite sports. How well do you know winter sports? Take this quiz to find out.

Which winter sport traces its origins to an exercise for Norwegian soldiers, and combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting?
Biathlon
Duathlon
Skeleton
Winter marathon
Decathlon

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In doubles luge, how are the two athletes positioned?
PARK CITY, UT - DECEMBER 13: Christian Niccum (top) and Jayson Terdiman of the United States are on track in the Doubles competition during the Viessmann Luge World Cup event at Utah Olympic Park December 13, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
On top of each other
Side by side
There is no doubles luge
One behind the other
Doubles luge is a relay event with only one athlete on the sled at a time

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After speed skydiving, which winter sport is the second fastest non-motorized sport on Earth?
Speed skiing
Snowboarding
Alpine skiing
Skibob
Luge

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In skeleton, how does the athlete steer the sled down the track?




There is no way to steer the sled.
With levers on the sides of the sled.
By remote control from their teammates.
Using shoulder, head or body movements.
Using a remote in their palm.
Slight pushes of their feet.

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In figure skating, what is the term for a jump which includes a one-half extra rotation, generally considered to be the hardest skill?
Axel
Salchow
Loop
Toe Loop
Flip
Lutz

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In curling, the object of the game is to get your stones closer to this spot:
Button
Hammer
Goal
Hog line
Hack

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What is the goal in ski jumping?
Go as far as possible
Stay in the air as long as possible
Land perfectly with one knee down
Stay in the air as long as possible and land perfectly with one knee down.
Go as far as possible, stay in the air as long as possible, and land perfectly with one knee down.

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Which sport is the official national winter sport of Canada?
Ice hockey
Alpine skiing
Figure skating
Snowboarding
Luge

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What precision sport, played on ice with polished heavy stones, is especially well established in Canada?
Curling
Luge
Hockey
Skibob
Skeleton

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In speed skating the skater must switch lanes every lap. Which skater has the right of way?
The skater going from outside to inside lane
The skater going from inside to outside lane
Whomever gets there first
The skaters follow a randomly assigned order
Whomever signals the official first

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