Sports quiz of the week: F1's return, Tom Brady's stolen jersey and Miami's wildlife

Paul Campbell
The Guardian
<span class="element-image__caption">The F1 season kicks off this weekend.</span> <span class="element-image__credit">Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images</span>
The F1 season kicks off this weekend. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images
  • Why did Mario Balotelli miss the first two minutes of Nice's match against Nantes in Ligue 1?

    1. He was posing for pictures with female fans

    2. He was wearing his trainers rather than his boots

    3. His laces were tied too tightly

    4. He sat down on the turf in protest against the crowd's chanting

    5. Which team scored a try in all five of their Six Nations matches?

      1. England

      2. Ireland

      3. Scotland

      4. France

      5. Wales

      6. Italy

      7. Who won the official player of the tournament award (for the second year running)?

        1. Louis Picamoles

        2. Stuart Hogg

        3. CJ Stander

        4. Owen Farrell

        5. Who said: "Obviously I do not cover 30% of the surface of the earth"?​

          1. Ben Ainslie

          2. Bradley Wiggins

          3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

          4. N'Golo Kanté

          5. Romelu Lukaku has scored more than 20 league goals in the league this season. Who was the last Everton player to pull off this feat?

            1. Dixie Dean

            2. Tony Cottee

            3. Duncan Ferguson

            4. Gary Lineker

            5. The new F1 season begins in Melbourne on Sunday. Which city will host the final race of the year?

              1. Monza

              2. Abu Dhabi

              3. São Paulo

              4. Mexico City

              5. Which type of animal interrupted play at the Miami Open tennis this week?

                1. An iguana

                2. A crocodile

                3. A cat

                4. A Florida black bear

                5. Why was the AFL Women's grand final between Brisbane and Adelaide moved from one stadium to another?

                  1. A swarm of bees were expected to arrive in the Gabba

                  2. Adele fans had trampled on the venue's grass during a concert and left it unplayable

                  3. The weather was too hot

                  4. The weather was too cold

                  5. The jersey Tom Brady wore at the Super Bowl went missing after the match last month. Where was it found this week?

                    1. At the bottom of his laundry basket

                    2. The White House

                    3. Mexico City

                    4. Bill Belichick's house

                    5. Who said: "Today is one of the happiest days of my life as a manager. I am so proud of my players. We were sad so that is why I am so happy. My players put everything on to the pitch. It is one of the days I am most proud"?

                      1. Eddie Jones

                      2. Gareth Southgate

                      3. Joe Schmidt

                      4. Pep Guardiola


                      1:C - Balotelli went out to start the game but immediately decided his boots were too tight and asked a member of the Nice coaching staff to help him out., 2:C - Even though England won the championship and scored 16 tries, they didn't score one against Ireland., 3:B - Brian O’Driscoll was the last player to win the award in successive years, in 2006 and 2007 , 4:D - Kanté had to refute the claim that, while 71% of the earth is covered by water, he covers the rest. "My team-mates at Chelsea have told me about the 'Kante-facts'. It is just a bit of fun. I obviously do not cover 30% of the surface of the earth," said Kanté, showing a disregard for mathematical accuracy., 5:D - Lineker spent one year at Everton, the 1985–86 season, when he scored 38 goals in 58 matches., 6:B - There are 20 races this season, with the last scheduled for 26 November., 7:A - Jiri Vesely would not continue his match until the iguana was removed. "It's not a dangerous animal," protested the exasperated umpire, but Vesley insisted he could not concentrate while the reptile was nearby., 8:B - "We have done everything possible to encourage the turf," said the Queensland Sports Minister. "But the speed at which the turf grows is outside of our control.", 9:C - The FBI and Mexican police recovered the stolen jersey, which has been valued at $500,000., 10:D - After a 1-1 draw at Liverpool. Yeah, OK, Pep.


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