Sports quiz of the week: Amanda Serrano, Lions and Ronnie O’Sullivan

<span>Composite: Getty Images; PA Images; Tom Jenkins/The Guardian</span>
Composite: Getty Images; PA Images; Tom Jenkins/The Guardian
  1. The British and Irish Lions have been competing since 1888. What will they do next year for the first time?

    1. Play at the Olympics

    2. Play in Ireland

    3. Be led by a foreign manager

    4. Field a women’s team

  2. Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrated his 48th birthday this week after winning the UK Championship for the seventh time. What age was O’Sullivan when he won his first UK Championship?

    1. 15

    2. 17

    3. 21

    4. 25

  3. The host cities for next year’s Copa América were announced this week. Where will the final be played?

    1. Brasília

    2. Rio de Janeiro

    3. Buenos Aires

    4. Miami

  4. Why has Amanda Serrano, the world champion boxer, given up one of her titles?

    1. She wants to move into MMA

    2. She will only fight under the same rules as men’s boxing

    3. They wanted her to fight on Christmas Eve but she insisted that is “family time”

    4. She is unavailable to fight as she is starring in the new film Gladiator 2

  5. Chris Wilder is back at Sheffield United. Which two clubs has he managed since he was sacked by the Blades two years ago?

    1. Southampton and Northampton Town

    2. Cardiff City and Preston North End

    3. Middlesbrough and Watford

    4. Rotherham United and Sunderland

  6. The World Darts Championship begins in London next week. Gerwyn Price won the tournament in 2021 but says he would have won it many times if he could …

    1. “ ... avoid going out on New Year’s Eve ”

    2. “… pick it up and bring it to Wolverhampton”

    3. “ ... resist Christmas pudding”

    4. “ ... play in it the heat of summer”

  7. Kevin Davies did it in 2008. Wayne Rooney did it in 2012. And Gareth Bale and Jacob Ramsey did it in 2022. Who did it this week?

    1. Declan Rice

    2. Son Heung-min

    3. Scott McTominay

    4. Trent Alexander-Arnold

  8. The golfer Collin Morikawa was given a two-shot penalty at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas after his caddie used which piece of equipment?

    1. An AI simulation that helps golfers choose their clubs for each shot

    2. An anemometer to measure wind speed

    3. A spirit level to measure the slope of greens

    4. A copy of the phone book, which he stood on for extra height

  9. Which footballer has made five substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and been booked in all five?

    1. James Milner

    2. Raheem Sterling

    3. Jack Grealish

    4. Danny Ings

  10. Lyon are bottom of Ligue 1 and could end up facing a relegation playoff in the first week of June. Why would this be problematic for the club?

    1. Their ground is hosting the Olympics football tournament

    2. Taylor Swift is booked to play two shows in their stadium that week

    3. Their manager is taking charge of the France team at the Olympics

    4. They are playing in the Club World Cup in June

  11. The list of fines given out to Motherwell players was published this week. Some were to be expected – £100 for missing a team event, £50 for wearing the wrong clothes while representing the club – but what unusual fine was on the list?

    1. A £50 fine for “having bad hair”

    2. A £20 fine for a “cringy social media post”

    3. A £100 fine for “not getting involved in a scrap on the pitch”

    4. A £200 fine was “not sharing the man-of-the-match champagne in the dressing room”

  12. The Champions Cup begins this weekend for the top rugby union teams in Europe and South Africa. Who won it last season (and the season before)?

    1. Toulouse

    2. Leinster

    3. La Rochelle

    4. Exeter Chiefs

  13. Santos, the club where Pelé spent the vast majority of his career, was formed 111 years ago. What did they do this week for the first time in their history?

    1. They won the Copa Libertadores

    2. They were relegated

    3. They won the Brazilian league title

    4. They picked a team without a youth product

  14. Christine Sinclair has retired from international football after winning 331 caps for Canada. How many goals did she score for her country?

    1. 190

    2. 135

    3. 101

    4. 88

  15. Which club has taken the lead in their last five Premier League games but not won any of them?

    1. Manchester City

    2. Tottenham Hotspur

    3. Nottingham Forest

    4. Luton Town


1:B - The Lions will play Argentina in Dublin in June before they set off for a three-Test tour of Australia., 2:B - He is the youngest and oldest winner of the tournament, although he doesn’t sound that thrilled. “I’m not sitting here with a massive grin and super-excited,” said O’Sullivan after his victory in the final. “I just go through the motions a lot of the time. It’s great to win and I give my best when I’m out there and I want to win, but it’s not the same excitement as years ago when I was winning my first world and UK and Masters titles.”, 3:D - The tournament, normally contested by teams from South America, will include teams from North and Central America next year and will be played in the US. The final is in Miami, making it an easy commute for Lionel Messi if Argentina retain their title., 4:B - Serrano wants to fight over three-minute rounds, like in men's boxing. She says the WBC have "refused to evolve the sport for equality," adding: "If a sanctioning body doesn’t want to give me and my fellow fighters the choice to fight the same as the men, then I will not be fighting.", 5:C - Wilder had two stints as a Sheffield United player and has now had two stints as their manager., 6:B - Price, who wore ear defenders to block out the noise from the crowd last year, added: “I’d rather win every other major and not even go to Ally Pally. That would do me.”, 7:B - They have all scored a goal, set up a goal and scored an own goal in a Premier League match. Son did it for Spurs in their 3-3 draw with Manchester City., 8:C - Morikawa finished seventh in the tournament., 9:C - That’s five yellow cards in just 97 minutes of football. Funnily enough, he hasn’t been booked in any of the games he has started., 10:B - If they keep up their current form, they will go straight down without even qualifying for the relegation playoff., 11:B - Players are fined £250 for missing the Christmas party – or £150 for leaving early., 12:C - La Rochelle have beaten Leinster in the last two finals. The two teams meet this weekend., 13:B - Palmeiras won the title., 14:A - She has scored more international goals than any footballer in history., 15:B - Spurs took leads against West Ham, Manchester City, Aston Villa, Wolves and Chelsea but ended up with one draw and four defeats.


  1. 4 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week.

  2. 5 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week.

  3. 1 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week.

  4. 2 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week.

  5. 3 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week.

  6. 6 and above.

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  7. 7 and above.

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  8. 8 and above.

    That's a great score. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  9. 9 and above.

    That's a great score. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  10. 10 and above.

    That's a great score. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  11. 11 and above.

    That's a sensational score. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  12. 12 and above.

    That's a sensational score. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  13. 13 and above.

    That's a sensational score. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  14. 14 and above.

    That's a sensational score. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  15. 0 and above.

    Ah well, better luck next week.

  16. 15 and above.

    That's a sensational score. Have a great weekend.