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Cross country running: Quiz


Question 1: In 1851, undergraduates at ________ organized a foot grind.
Merton College, OxfordBalliol College, OxfordExeter College, OxfordPembroke College, Oxford

Question 2: ________
2001 IAAF World Cross Country ChampionshipsIAAF World Half Marathon ChampionshipsIAAF World Cross Country ChampionshipsIAAF Continental Cup

Question 3: The organization of cross-country running in the United Kingdom has continued to be mostly devolved to the four national associations: ________, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Great BritainBritish peopleEnglandJersey

Question 4: It is a popular participatory sport, and usually takes place in temperate regions during the ________ and winter when soft conditions underfoot prevail.
AutumnSeasonPrecipitation (meteorology)Spring (season)

Question 5: Despite the international popularity of cross-country, the sport was dropped from the ________ after 1924 due to it being an inappropriate summer sport.
Olympic GamesRoller derbyWomen's sportsNetball

Question 6: Cross country is an organized sport that originated from the Crick Run held every year since 1837 at ________ in England.
Harris SchoolLawrence Sheriff SchoolArnold Lodge SchoolRugby School

Question 7: They were joined by ________ Hare and Hounds in 1869 (which became Blackheath Harriers in 1880), Cheshire Tally Ho Hare and Hounds in 1872, Birchfield Harriers 1877, Cambridge University Hare and Hounds in 1880, and Ranelagh Harriers in 1881.
PeckhamCamberwellBermondseyCrystal Palace, London

Question 8: Cross country running is a ________ in which runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain.
Olympic GamesSportSports clubIreland

Question 9: The season culminates with the individual ________ held in San Diego's Balboa Park and the Nike Cross Nationals which are held in Portland, Oregon.
F. W. Woolworth CompanyChamps SportsFoot Locker Cross Country ChampionshipsBarbara Hutton


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