Sports quiz of the week: losers, lavish spending and a lifesaver

Paul Campbell
·5-min read
  1. What do the jockey Oisin Murphy and the horse Walk In The Sun have in common?

    1. They were both awarded MBEs this week

    2. They were born on the same day and won a race together this week

    3. They have both been accused of taking cocaine

    4. They have been jointly nominated for a Bafta for their stunt work in the film John Wick 3

  2. What happened in the 83rd minute of the non-league game between Bury Town and Witham Town, which Bury Town were winning 5-0?

    1. The Witham players walked off and asked the referee to blow the final whistle

    2. A Witham fan tripped up one of the assistant referees on the touchline and the official stood up, swung a punch and knocked him out

    3. The ball burst and the referee had to call the game off

    4. The referee abandoned the match due to fog, ruling the result void

  3. Manchester City’s 5-2 defeat on Sunday was the first time a team managed by Pep Guardiola had conceded five goals in a game. Who was the City manager the last time they conceded five at home? Clue: Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Patrick Vieira and Nicolas Anelka were the goalscorers that day.

    1. Joe Royle

    2. Roberto Mancini

    3. Mark Hughes

    4. Kevin Keegan

  4. Guardiola has responded to the defeat by signing centre-back Rúben Dias from Benfica. How much money have City spent on defenders since Guardiola took over in 2016?

    1. £250m

    2. £300m

    3. £350m

    4. £400m

  5. The Giro d’Italia will be making its way from Monreale to Milan over the next three weeks. Richard Carapaz won the race last year, becoming the first cyclist from which country to win a grand tour?

    1. Cuba

    2. Colombia

    3. Ecuador

    4. Brazil

  6. Which race this weekend is made up of 19.6 laps?

    1. The German grand prix

    2. The London Marathon

    3. The Monte Carlo Rally

    4. The Daytona 500

  7. Why was the match between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, which was played in an empty stadium, paused by the referee?

    1. Fans launched a flare on to the pitch from outside the ground

    2. Fans were caught sneaking on to the roof of the stadium

    3. Fans flew a hot air balloon over the ground and threw horse dung at the referee

    4. Galatasaray used drones to send 100 toilet rolls on to the pitch after Fenerbahce scored

  8. Serena Williams’ bid to win her 24th grand slam ended in disappointment this week when she pulled out of the French Open with an achilles injury. When did Williams win her previous slam?

    1. December 2015

    2. January 2017

    3. June 2018

    4. January 2019

  9. There were 92 penalties in the Premier League last season. If referees keep giving them out at the current rate, how many will there be this season?

    1. 122

    2. 191

    3. 230

    4. 271

  10. Roma fan Ilenia Matilli was in a car crash last December and fell into a coma for months. According to her hospital, who played a "key role" in helping her come out of the coma?

    1. They say she woke from the coma upon hearing that Roma had signed Pedro from Chelsea

    2. They say she woke up the very second Roma kicked off their first game of the season

    3. They say she woke up after receiving a voice message from Francesco Totti

    4. They say she woke up after Roma beat Lazio in the derby


1:C - Murphy denies the accusation. Walk In The Sun was not available for comment., 2:D - Bury Town manager Ben Chenery was not happy with the referee. “It was a crazy and a naive – whatever you’d like to call it – decision by the referee,” he said. The referee has to be accountable. We are in the middle of a pandemic, and we’re not replaying this match because we can’t fit another one in. The club are working so hard to get these games on, and to get these people in, and we are 5-0 up with just seven minutes remaining! We are about to win a league game when the referee decides to call off the match when the fog was no worse than it had been throughout the whole game.”, 3:D - The game was played in 2003 and Anelka scored for City., 4:D - Before spending £105m on Rúben Dias and Nathan Aké this summer, City signed John Stones, Danilo, Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte, Philippe Sandler, Angeliño, Pedro Porro, João Cancelo and Yan Couto. Not all of them have worked out well., 5:C - Only two countries in South America have produced grand tour winners: Ecuador and Colombia. , 6:B - Instead of making their way around the city, the runners will complete laps around St James’ Park, Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace. , 7:A - The match featured 11 yellow cards and no goals., 8:B - It looked like a matter of time back in 2017, but the clock is ticking., 9:D - So far there have been 28 games and 20 penalties, six of which have been for handball. , 10:C - Totti recorded a video for her, saying: "Ilenia don’t give up, you’ll do it, we’re all with you."


  1. 1 and above.

    Hard lines. Have a good weekend

  2. 2 and above.

    Hard lines. Have a good weekend

  3. 3 and above.

    Hard lines. Have a good weekend

  4. 4 and above.

    Not bad. Have a good weekend

  5. 5 and above.

    Nice work. Have a good weekend

  6. 6 and above.

    Nice work. Have a good weekend

  7. 7 and above.

    A fine score. Well played. Have a good weekend

  8. 8 and above.

    Well played. An impressive score. Have a good weekend

  9. 9 and above.

    Well played. An extremely impressive score. Have a good weekend

  10. 0 and above.

    Hard lines. Have a good weekend

  11. 10 and above.

    Get you! Have a good weekend