Sports quiz of the week: Gareth Bale, a glut of goals and a globetrotter

Paul Campbell
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<span>Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
  1. Gareth Bale is set to sign for Tottenham at the age of 31. He did not have such a great start to his Spurs career as a 17-year-old. In his first spell at the club, how many games did Bale play for Spurs before he won one?

    1. 10

    2. 14

    3. 19

    4. 24

  2. Lewis Hamilton won the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday and is now just one victory shy of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record in Formula One. How many races did Schumacher win in the sport?

    1. 59

    2. 74

    3. 91

    4. 108

  3. Thiago Alcântara is joining Liverpool from Bayern Munich. He is moving to England from Germany, having been born in Italy and raised in Spain. For which country did his father win the World Cup?

    1. France

    2. Germany

    3. Brazil

    4. Argentina

  4. Umut Uysal won a 100m race at the Balkan U20s Championship this week, beating six other sprinters and overcoming which other obstacle?

    1. He had to run in a mask, gloves and a visor as he had a high temperature

    2. He had to run over a stray cat at the finish line

    3. He had to walk 10 miles to the venue as there was no public transport in the area

    4. He is only 13 years old – seven years younger than the other athletes in the race

  5. Bayern Munich begin their defence of the Bundesliga this weekend against Schalke. Who were the last club other than Bayern to win the league?

    1. Schalke

    2. Bayer Leverkusen

    3. VfL Wolfsburg

    4. Borussia Dortmund

  6. Serie A also returns this weekend, with Andrea Pirlo hoping to lead Juventus to a 10th straight league title. Who were the last club other than Juve to win the league?

    1. Roma

    2. Inter

    3. Milan

    4. Lazio

  7. The US Open is being played at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York this weekend. The course is seriously tough. When Hale Irwin won the US Open at the course in 1974, what did he shoot?

    1. One over par

    2. Three over par

    3. Seven over par

    4. Eleven over par

  8. The German amateur football team SG Ripdorf were beaten 37-0 by their local rivals Holdenstedt this week. How did they explain the scoreline after the match?

    1. They said they only played the game to bed in their new goalkeeper

    2. They said they were socially distancing on the pitch

    3. They said the defeat was a plea to their owners to spend some money on new players

    4. They said they could not adjust to the tightness and colour of their new kit

  9. Dominic Thiem won the US Open on Sunday. Which of these statements about his victory is true?

    1. It was his first grand slam title

    2. He became the first player to win a US Open title after being two sets down in the final

    3. He became the first man born in the 1990s to win a grand slam singles title

    4. All of the above

  10. Mo Salah hit a hat-trick in Liverpool’s opening game of the season. Who was the last Liverpool player to do that?

    1. Fernando Torres in 2008

    2. Michael Owen in 1998

    3. John Aldridge in 1988

    4. Kenny Dalglish in 1978

Solutions

1:D - Tottenham paid a transfer fee of £5m for Bale in 2007. He now earns that every two months., 2:C - The top 10 Grand Prix winners are: Schumacher (91), Hamilton (90), Sebastian Vettel (53), Alain Prost (51), Ayrton Senna (41), Fernando Alonso (32), Nigel Mansell (31), Jackie Stewart (27), Jim Clark (25) and Niki Lauda (25)., 3:C - Thiago’s father, Mazinho, was in the Brazil squad that won the World Cup in 1994. His brother, Rafinha, was born in Brazil but plays for Spain., 4:B - The cat ran straight across the track as athletes were about to cross the line., 5:D - Eight years ago. Jürgen Klopp was in charge of the club at the time and Robert Lewandowski was their top scorer that season., 6:C - In 2010-11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Milan’s top scorer that season, so that bodes well., 7:C - Irwin hit six bogeys in his final round yet still won the tournament. No major has finished with as high a score since., 8:B - The Ripdorf players had reason to believe that some of the Holdenstedt players might have contracted Covid-19, so decided that only seven of them would take to the field and that the players who did go on to the field would not go near the opponents. Holdenstedt showed no mercy and scored a goal nearly every two minutes., 9:D - It was his fourth grand slam final., 10:C - Aldridge scored all three goals as Liverpool beat Charlton 3-0 in the first game of the 1988-89 season. If only he had scored his penalty at Wembley in the FA Cup final a few months earlier.

Scores

  1. 1 and above.

    Not ideal

  2. 2 and above.

    Not ideal

  3. 3 and above.

    Not bad

  4. 4 and above.

    Not bad

  5. 5 and above.

    Nice work

  6. 6 and above.

    Great work

  7. 7 and above.

    Superb

  8. 8 and above.

    Superb

  9. 9 and above.

    Superb

  10. 0 and above.

    Not ideal

  11. 10 and above.

    Perfection