Sports quiz of the week: comebacks, knockouts and cock-ups

Paul Campbell
<span>Photograph: John Locher/AP</span>
Photograph: John Locher/AP
  1. Nicola Adams retired from boxing this week due to concerns over her eyesight. Which of these statements about Adams is not true?

    1. She worked as a builder before boxing

    2. She has worked as an extra on Eastenders, Emmerdale and Coronation Street

    3. She was the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal

    4. She lost her last fight

    5. England have been fined around £2,000 for responding to the haka with a "flying V” before their Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. However, the England players said this week that their V formation did not exactly go to plan. What happened?

      1. They had planned to sing Swing Low Sweet Chariot but chickened out

      2. They planned to bow to the New Zealand players but hadn’t agreed when to start the bow so ended up just standing there

      3. They were meant to form a semi-circle but players stood in the wrong positions

      4. They were going to hold hands but decided against it at the last minute

      5. Chelsea fought back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with Ajax on Tuesday night. Who were the last English team to get a result in a Champions League game after being three goals down?

        1. Leeds United

        2. Newcastle United

        3. Blackburn Rovers

        4. Liverpool

        5. The top two clubs in the Premier League meet at Anfield on Sunday. Who are the last team to have beaten Liverpool in the league at Anfield? Clue: they are also the last team to have beaten City at the Etihad, Arsenal at the Emirates and Manchester United at Old Trafford in the league.

          1. Tottenham Hotspur

          2. Crystal Palace

          3. Leicester City

          4. Newcastle United

          5. Fikayo Tomori is in the England squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo. Which team did Tomori represent at Under-20s level?

            1. Belgium

            2. Norway

            3. Portugal

            4. Canada

            5. Why have Hemel Hempstead Town postponed their National League games against Weymouth and Chippenham Town later this month?

              1. The weather forecast is bad and their groundsman is on his honeymoon

              2. The ground is being used to host a Christmas market

              3. Three of their players are on international duty

              4. The team are off to watch England's games at Wembley as part of their Christmas party

              5. Dylan Hartley retired from rugby this week. Who is the only player to have won more England caps than Hartley?

                1. Jonny Wilkinson

                2. Jason Leonard

                3. Martin Johnson

                4. Dan Cole

                5. Lewis Hamilton won his sixth Formula 1 world championship on Sunday. How many times did Michael Schumacher win the title?

                  1. Five

                  2. Six

                  3. Seven

                  4. Eight

                  5. Wolves winger Adama Traoré has chosen to represent the Mali national team even though he was born in Barcelona. Why will Traoré feel in good company in the Mali team?

                    1. His dad is the manager

                    2. He has already played four friendlies for Mali (and two for Spain)

                    3. There are already two players called Adama Traoré in the Mali team

                    4. Six other Wolves players are in the Mali team

                    5. Canelo Álvarez knocked out Sergey Kovalev this week to become a four-weight world champion. Which boxer has won world titles in eight different weight divisions?

                      1. Floyd Mayweather

                      2. Manny Pacquiao

                      3. Nonito Donaire

                      4. Naoya Inoue

                      Solutions

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                      1:D - Adams retired undefeated. Her last fight, against Maria Salinas at the Royal Albert Hall in London, was a draw., 2:C - Ben Youngs told the story on the Jonathan Ross show: “We met the night before and said it’s a challenge, we want to face the challenge and make sure they know we are up for it – so let’s get into a semi-circle. A few lads were confused.", 3:D - In the final in Istanbul in 2005., 4:B - Palace are strangely successful when on their travels. They were the only team in the league last season to win the majority of their points in away games., 5:D - Tomori was born in Calgary – as was Owen Hargreaves., 6:C - The club said: “With Craig Braham-Barrett being called up to represent Montserrat, and Ricardo German and Tyrone Sterling called up to represent Grenada, we have had to postpone the two fixtures.”, 7:B - Hartley has 97 caps; Leonard won 114., 8:C - When asked about equalling Schumacher’s total, Hamilton said: “Reaching Michael’s record was never a target for me. I definitely had thought that getting anywhere near Michael was just so far-fetched and I remember having my one for a long period of time, then getting a second one. It was so far away and now yet it seems so close yet it is so far away that I still can’t really even comprehend.”, 9:C - The other Adama Traorés both play for Metz in Ligue 1., 10:B - Pacquiao is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing and he could have won 10 titles had he not skipped the super flyweight and bantamweight divisions.

                      Scores

                      1. 1 and above.

                        Ah well, have a good weekend

                      2. 2 and above.

                        Ah well, have a good weekend

                      3. 3 and above.

                        Ah well, have a good weekend

                      4. 4 and above.

                        Ah well, have a good weekend

                      5. 5 and above.

                        A respectable score. Nice work. Have a good weekend

                      6. 6 and above.

                        A fine score. Have a great weekend

                      7. 7 and above.

                        A fine score. Have a great weekend. You deserve it

                      8. 8 and above.

                        A very fine score. Have a great weekend. You deserve it

                      9. 9 and above.

                        A wonderful score. Have a great weekend. You deserve it

                      10. 0 and above.

                        Ah well, have a good weekend

                      11. 10 and above.

                        You are a genius. Have a great weekend. You deserve it

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