Sport quiz of the year 2011

BBC Sports Personality of the Year has already reviewed the sporting year - but how much can you remember of the sporting events of 2011?

Quiz of 2011

Welcome to BBC Sport's festive quiz - how much can you remember from an action-packed year of sport?

BBC Sports Personality of the Year runner-up Darren Clarke, winner Mark Cavendish and third-placed Mo Farah

1.) Football

How many Premier League football clubs still have the same manager with whom they finished the 2010-11 season?

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and QPR boss Neil Warnock
  1. 14
  2. 15
  3. 16
  4. 17

2.) Olympics

Who was the first British athlete to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics by winning a qualifying event in July?

  1. Ben Ainslie
    Ben Ainslie
  2. Jessica Ennis
    Jessica Ennis
  3. Kerri-Anne Payne
    Keri-Anne Payne
  4. Sarah Stevenson
    Sarah Stevenson

3.) Formula 1

Apart from champion Sebastian Vettel, who was the highest-placed German in the Formula 1 drivers' championship?

  1. Nick Heidfeld
    Nick Heidfeld
  2. Nico Rosberg
    Nico Rosberg
  3. Michael Schumacher
    Michael Schumacher
  4. Adrian Sutil
    Adrian Sutil

4.) Cricket

The Rose Bowl became the 105th cricket venue to stage a Test match in June, but which became the 106th a month later?

The Rose Bowl in Southampton, English cricket's newest Test venue
  1. Pallekele (Sri Lanka)
  2. Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
  3. Westpac Stadium, Wellington (New Zealand)
  4. Windsor Park, Dominica (West Indies)

5.) Tennis

Which of tennis's "big four" did NOT make the Wimbledon men's singles semi-finals?

  1. Novak Djokovic
    Novak Djokovic
  2. Andy Murray
    Andy Murray
  3. Roger Federer
    Roger Federer
  4. Rafael Nadal
    Rafael Nadal

6.) Rugby union

Which of these off-field offences of indiscipline were England players accused of during the Rugby World Cup?

England manager Martin Johnson and former captain Mike Tindall
  1. Drunken behaviour at a dwarf-throwing night
  2. Making lecherous comments to a hotel worker
  3. Diving off a ferry into Auckland harbour
  4. All of the above

7.) Rugby league

New Zealand-born stand-off Rangi Chase was Super League's "Man of Steel" for 2011, but for which club does he play?

  1. Castleford Tigers
    Castleford Tigers
  2. Leeds Rhinos
    Leeds Rhinos
  3. St Helens
    St Helens
  4. Warrington Wolves
    Warrington Wolves

8.) Golf

Luke Donald won the European and US tours' money lists, but where did he come closest to winning a major in 2011?

Luke Donald
  1. The Masters
  2. US Open
  3. The Open
  4. US PGA

9.) Horse racing

Which jockey rode Ballabriggs to victory in the 2011 Grand National?

  1. Jason Maguire
  2. Tony McCoy
  3. Sam Waley-Cohen
  4. Ruby Walsh

10.) And finally...

Who said in 2011 that sportsmen using Twitter was "like giving a machine gun to a monkey"?

  1. London 2012 Olympics chief Lord Coe
    Lord Coe
  2. Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor
    Gordon Taylor
  3. Former England rugby union manager Martin Johnson
    Martin Johnson
  4. England Cricket managing director Hugh Morris
    Hugh Morris


  1. Martin Jol (Fulham), Alex McLeish (Aston Villa) and Andre Villas-Boas (Chelsea) were appointed during the summer, while Martin O'Neill replaced Steve Bruce at Sunderland in December. (Figure correct at time of publication!)
  2. Swimmer Payne won gold in the 10k open water event at the World Aquatic Championships.
  3. Rosberg finished seventh, ahead of Schumacher (eighth), Sutil (ninth) and Heidfeld (11th) in the standings.
  4. Dominica hosted West Indies against India from 6-10 July. Pallekele (the Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium) and Abu Dhabi both reached Test status in 2010, while the Westpac Stadium has regularly hosted one-day internationals since 2000 but has never hosted a Test.
  5. Federer lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals.
  6. It was all of the above (and more). Next question!
  7. Chase joined Castleford in 2009, and made his England debut against France in 2011.
  8. Donald was tied for fourth at Augusta, tied for eighth at the PGA, tied for 45th at the US Open and failed to make the cut at the Open.
  9. Maguire was victorious, Waley-Cohen was second on Oscar Time and McCoy was third on Don't Push It.
  10. It was Morris, after England cricketers Kevin Pietersen, Tim Bresnan and Dimitri Mascarenhas had all been punished for injudicious tweeting in the last couple of years. Be careful what you tweet, and merry Christmas!

Your Score

0 - 4 : Christmas pudding

5 - 7 : On the podium

8 - 10 : Going for gold

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