Sporting Quiz – guessing closed

With the Olympics in full swing I thought I’d see if you could tell me what sport the following books feature…(Hint-no sport repeats)

You have until noon Sunday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling!

This round will last til August 7.  The person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Leaderboard and rules here.  Last week’s Stephen King Mix-Up quiz here.

1. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham – Football

2. Forfeit by Dick Frances – Horse Racing

3. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – Car Racing

4. A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean – Fly Fishing

5. Gold by Chris Cleave – Track Cycling

6. Full Court Press by Mike Lupica – Basketball

7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway – Bull Fighting

8. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach – Baseball

9. The Champion Maker by Kevin Joseph – Track

10. Miracle on the 17th Green by James Patterson – Golf

23 thoughts on “Sporting Quiz – guessing closed

  1. Teddyree says:

    Only know a few but I’ll have a guess at some lol

    1. American Football
    2.
    3. Car racing
    4. hmmm river … Rowing??
    5. Cycling
    6. Tennis??
    7.
    8. Baseball??
    9.
    10. Golf

  2. Linda Prahst Yanega says:

    1 Football
    2
    3 Car racing
    4 fly fishing
    5 swimming?
    6 basketball?
    7 bullfighting
    8 baseball
    9
    10 golf

  3. BermudaOnion says:

    Here are my guesses:
    1 – football
    2 – horse racing (I’m guessing that since Dick Francis wrote it)
    3 – auto racing
    4 – rowing?
    5 – cycling
    6 – basketball
    7 –
    8 – baseball
    9 – swimming?
    10 – golf

  4. Nise' says:

    1. Football
    2. Horse Racing
    3. Car Racing
    4. Fishing
    5. Cycling
    6. Basketball
    7. Bull Fighting?
    8. Baseball
    9.?
    10. Golf

    A couple of these books are on my all time favorite read lists!

  5. softdrink says:

    1. The Hunger Games – archery (yes, I’m making up my own for those I don’t know or can’t even begin to guess)
    2. Discovery of Witches – rowing
    3. car racing
    4. fly fishing
    5. soccer
    6. basketball
    7. big game hunting (is that even a sport?? it’s the only thing that sounded Hemingway-ish)
    8. baseball
    9. boxing
    10. golf

    • stacybuckeye says:

      50 points! Hunger Games is a good one – although I think ‘killing’ might have been the real sport! And I still need to read Discovery so I had no idea about the rowing.

  6. Kay says:

    Well, let’s see if I might know a few of these:

    1. Football
    2. Horse racing
    3. Running?
    4. Fishing
    5. Cycling
    6. Basketball
    7. Bullfighting
    8. Baseball
    9. ??? Swimming?
    10. Golf

  7. thebumbles says:

    Well , as a sports fan I clearly have not done enough reading about sports – these are all pretty much guesses based on titles alone…

    1. Poker – is this a sport?
    2. Tennis
    3. Running
    4. Fishing
    5. Skating
    6. Basketball
    7. Bull Fighting – if memory serves
    8. Baseball
    9. Boxing
    10. Golf
    6.

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