Sports quiz of the week: Conor McGregor, cows, cricket and a crash

Paul Campbell
Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters
  1. Conor McGregor is back in action this weekend in Las Vegas. When did he last win a fight (in UFC or boxing)?

    1. 2019

    2. 2018

    3. 2017

    4. 2016

  2. JS Saint-Pierroise are playing in the last 32 of the French Cup this weekend. They are an amateur team and have never made it this far in the competition. How far do they have to travel for the game?

    1. 0.6 miles

    2. 6 miles

    3. 600 miles

    4. 6,000 miles

  3. Even though they are top of the league in Spain, Barcelona decided to sack their manager this week. They played 69 home games under Ernesto Valverde and only lost one of them. Which manager got the better of him in that game?

    1. David Moyes

    2. Quique Setién

    3. Jürgen Klopp

    4. Unai Emery

  4. Why was a referee given medical attention at the Masters snooker tournament in Alexandra Palace?

    1. He tripped over a rest and sprained his ankle

    2. An angry player punched him and split his lip

    3. He was stung by a wasp

    4. He had an allergic reaction to one of the player’s aftershave

  5. The England cricket team are playing South Africa in Port Elizabeth this week. It is their 500th Test on foreign soil. What percentage of their previous 499 Tests did England win?

    1. 15%

    2. 30%

    3. 45%

    4. 60%

  6. Sergio Agüero is now the top scoring foreign player in Premier League history. But he is still below three Englishmen on the all-time goals list: Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and …

    1. Frank Lampard

    2. Andy Cole

    3. Jermain Defoe

    4. Michael Owen

  7. Aston Villa have bid £10m for the Genk striker Mbwana Samatta. If he signs for Villa, Samatta will become the first footballer from which country to play in the Premier League?

    1. Tanzania

    2. Togo

    3. Trinidad and Tobago

    4. Tunisia

  8. When the Dakar Rally was launched in the 1970s, the race started in Paris and ended in Dakar – hence the name. However, the course has gone nowhere near Dakar in recent years. Which country has been hosting the event this week?

    1. Portugal

    2. Saudi Arabia

    3. Canada

    4. Australia

  9. Why was the rally started?

    1. Ford organised the first race to show off the durability of their cars

    2. A motorbike racer got lost in the desert and thought it would make for a great race

    3. Senegal’s tourist board launched the race to showcase their capital city

    4. It was set up to honour a man called Philippides, who was sent from Paris to Dakar in 490BC to announce that a battle had been won.

  10. Fernando Alonso, the former Formula One driver, entered the rally this year. He did fairly well, finishing 13th overall, but he had a tough day on Wednesday. He crashed his car, flipped it twice and had to drive for 532km ...

    1. … without a windscreen

    2. ... with his horn beeping every few seconds

    3. … with a broken arm

    4. ... with his hazard lights flashing

  11. Complete this sentence: “Yesterday, I was walking around my home town with cows around me and now I’m here …

    1. … at Barcelona managing the best players in the world”

    2. … ready to fight for the world heavyweight title”

    3. … playing at the Australian Open”

    4. … winning the Masters at Ally Pally”

Solutions

1:D - McGregor’s lack of form has not put off fans. The 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas sold out in no time, with tickets priced between $300 and $1,500., 2:D - JS Saint-Pierroise are based in Réunion Island, a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean. , 3:B - The man who took his job., 4:C - He lived., 5:B - Australia are the only Test side with a better away record., 6:B - Cole scored 187 goals in the Premier League. Agüero has 177. , 7:A - Samatta is the Tanzania captain., 8:B - The 12-day, 4,660-mile race started in Jeddah earlier this month and finished in Riyadh today., 9:B - Thierry Sabine was taking part in the Abidjan-Nice Rally when he got lost in the Ténéré Desert and realised that the lanscape would be perfect for a regular rally. He coined a motto for the race: “A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind.”, 10:A - What a trooper., 11:A - It has been an interesting week for Quique Setién.

Scores

  1. 1 and above.

    Ah well. You tried. Have a great weekend

  2. 2 and above.

    Ah well. You tried. Have a great weekend

  3. 3 and above.

    Ah well. You tried. Have a great weekend

  4. 4 and above.

    That's a respectable score. Have a great weekend

  5. 5 and above.

    That's a good score. Have a great weekend

  6. 6 and above.

    That's a good score. Have a great weekend

  7. 7 and above.

    That's a fine score. Have a great weekend

  8. 8 and above.

    That's a great score. Have a great weekend

  9. 9 and above.

    That's a great score. You (nearly) know it all. Have a great weekend

  10. 10 and above.

    That's a great score. You (nearly) know it all. Have a great weekend

  11. 11 and above.

    That's a great score. You know it all. Have a great weekend

  12. 0 and above.

    Ah well. You tried. Have a great weekend

  13. 12 and above.