Sports in the Hawaiian Islands

Sports in the Hawaiian Islands

1. What famous Hawaiian surfer and waterman set a world record in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, swimming the 100-meter freestyle in 63.4 seconds?

a) Eddie Aikau

b) Sunny Garcia

c) Rabbit Bartholomew

d) Duke Kahanamoku

2. This Hawaiian was the first foreigner to compete in the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling?

a) Akebono

b) Musashimaru

c) Konishki

d) Takamiyama

3. What is the name of the 7-time world surfing champion and former television commentator who has run a surfing school on Kaua‘i for over 25 years?

a) Margo Oberg

b) Layne Beachley

c) Keala Kennely

d) Shreddie Jones

4. This Hawaiian football player went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers.

a) Mark Tuinei

b) Jeff Snyder

c) Chad Rowan

d) Jesse Sapolu

5. Where does the University of Hawai‘i Wahine volleyball team play its home games?

a) ‘Iolani Sports Center

b) UH Athletic Complex

c) Stan Sheriff Center

d) Rainbow Center

6. When Honolulu obtained a minor league professional baseball franchise in 1961, what was the name of the team?

a) Hawai‘i Buccaneers

b) Hawai‘i Warriors

c) Hawai‘i Islanders

d) Hawai‘i Sluggers

7. Sunny Garcia, Derek Ho, and Rusty Keaulana are all famous Hawaiian:

a) Golfers

b) Football players

c) Surfers

d) Musicians

8. In the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling, this man was the first foreigner to become yokozuna (grand champion).

a) Takamiyama

b) Musashimaru

c) Konishki

d) Akebono

9. This coach led the University of Hawai‘i Wahine Volleyball team to 4 national championships.

a) Tom Harden

b) Vince Goo

c) Dave Shoji

d) Les Martin

10. In 1923, this University of Hawai‘i baseball player went on to play for the Chicago White Sox.

a) Les Murakami

b) Otto Klum

c) Jimmy Asato

d) Neil Blaisdell

11. During the 2000/2001 basketball season, this man was the coach of the University of Hawai‘i Wahine basketball team.

a) Vince Goo

b) Tom Shoji

c) June Jones

d) Paul LeMahieu

12. In 1926, this stadium opened in Mōi‘li‘li, and was affectionately known as the “Termite Palace.”

a) Honolulu Stadium

b) Mōi‘li‘li Stadium

c) Aloha Stadium

d) O‘ahu Stadium

13. In 2000, this Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher and former ‘Iolani player (1983), had a 6-2 record, with an earned run average of 3.24 and 5 saves.

a) Mike Fetters

b) Jason Ross

c) Darren Blakely

d) Dusty Bergman

14. Representing the Hawaiian Islands, Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics in what sport?

a) Gymnastics

b) Swimming

c) Track

d) Cycling

15. What is the real name of the legendary surfer known as Da Bull?

a) Sunny Garcia

b) Duke Kahanamoku

c) Jimmy Kekaha

d) Greg Noll

16. This University of Hawai‘i athlete and coach earned 17 letters in 5 different sports, and was Hawai‘i’s first All-American.

a) Duke Kahanamoku

b) Otto Klum

c) Thomas Kaulukukui

d) Les Murakami

17. The Chaminade University basketball team is known for its amazing upsets over nationally ranked teams, including Stanford, Providence, Southern Methodist, Louisville and number 1 ranked Virginia (in 1982). What is Chaminade’s team name?

a) The Marlins

b) The Warriors

c) The Rainbows

d) The Silverswords

18. This man was known as the “Father of Baseball”, and also founded the Honolulu Fire Department.

a) Ted Williams

b) Les Murakami

c) Alexander Cartwright

d) Justin Kurtz

19. Kitesurfing is a relatively new sport in which the rider’s feet are strapped onto a surfboard, and he/she is towed by a large kite attached to a harness, allowing the kitesurfer to fly high into the air and then land again on the water. Which of the following persons is a kitesurfing pioneer and also a boardsailing champion?

a) Derek Ho

b) Ken Bradshaw

c) Robby Naish

d) Francesco Trundi

20. What year did University of Hawai‘i Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji win national coach of the year honors?

a) 1982

b) 1985

c) 1989

d) 1991

21. What is the real name of Hawaiian sumo champion Konishki?

a) Chad Rowan

b) Salevaa Atisanoe

c) John Roberts

d) Keone Wilson

22. This local football star went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

a) Taase Faumui

b) Jesse Sapolu

c) Rich Miano

d) Ron Hall

23. In 1975, this structure opened in Hālawa, O‘ahu.

a) Hālawa Ice Rink

b) U.S.G.F. Gymnastics Complex

c) Aloha Stadium

d) Hālawa Hockey Arena

24. This University of Hawai‘i pitcher was college baseball’s first 20 game winner?

a) Toku Tanaka

b) Derek Tatsuno

c) Tom Ige

d) Thomas Kaulukukui

25. In the annual Moloka‘i Hoe Outrigger Canoe Race, this Canoe Club won the event 12 of the 15 years from 1975 to 1990.

a) Waikīkī Canoe Club

b) Healani Canoe Club

c) Kailua Canoe Club

d) Outrigger Canoe Club

26. In 1994, Hawai‘i secured the contract to host the annual competition between the football stars of the NFC and AFC, called the:

a) Hula Bowl

b) Hawaiian Challenge

c) Pro Bowl

d) Battle of the Titans

27. This golfer won the Hawaiian Open PGA tour event in 1974?

a) Ben Crenshaw

b) Jack Nicklaus

c) John Schlee

d) Hubert Green

28. Kevin Asano, Christopher Duplanty, and Tracie Ruiz-Conforto are all:

a) Champion rowers of Hawai‘i

b) Sports announcers of Hawai‘i

c) Olympic medal winners of Hawai‘i

d) University of Hawai‘i coaches

29. About how many golf courses are there in the Hawaiian Islands?

a) 35

b) 50

c) 80

d) 200

30. The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. This man won the Ironman 5 years straight, from 1989 to 1993.

a) Scott Molina

b) Mark Allen

c) Dave Scott

d) Greg Welch

31. This women’s volleyball team was the national champion in 1986, 1987, 1991, and 1992.

a) Chaminade University

b) Hawai‘i Pacific University

c) University of Hawai‘i—Hilo

d) Brigham Young University—Hawai‘i

32. Known as Mr. Sunset, this local surfing legend was riding Hawai‘i’s monstrous winter waves by age 13, and by 20 he had won the most prestigious surfing contests and become the most successful professional surfer ever.

a) Bill Hamilton

b) Jeff Hakman

c) Eddie Aikau

d) Ken Bradshaw

33. In 2000, this former Damien High player (1992) hit .260 with 59 RBI’s and 11 home runs in 78 games with the Houston Astros.

a) Mike Fetters

b) Chris Truby

c) Jeff Martin

d) Corey Miller

34. Where is the home stadium of the University of Hawai‘i baseball team?

a) Aloha Stadium

b) Rainbow Stadium

c) Stan Sheriff Stadium

d) Duke Kahanamoku Stadium

35. In 1994, a statue of this man was unveiled near Sydney, Australia, honoring him at the site where he introduced surfing to the Australians.

a) Sunny Garcia

b) King Kalākaua

c) Eddie Aikau

d) Duke Kahanamoku

36. In 1993, this surfer became the first Hawaiian to win the Association of Surfing Professionals world title.

a) Derek Ho

b) Sunny Garcia

c) Kaipo Asing

d) Rusty Kealuna

37. In June Jones’ first season as coach of the University of Hawai‘i football team, he inherited the nation’s longest active losing streak. How long was the losing streak?

a) 12 games

b) 16 games

c) 18 games

d) 22 games

38. How many school records were broken during June Jones’ spectacular first year as coach of the University of Hawai‘i Warriors football team?

a) 25

b) 38

c) 54

d) 69

39. Where are the home games of the University of Hawai‘i Warriors football team played?

a) Rainbow Stadium

b) Aloha Stadium

c) Stan Sheriff Stadium

d) Duke Kahanamoku Stadium

40. How many Hawai’i golfers have won the Hawaiian Open?

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

d) 4

41. Prince Charles played polo at this O‘ahu location.

a) Waimānalo

b) Mokulē‘ia

c) Kāne‘ohe

d) Kailua

42. Which island hosts the PGA’s Grand Slam of Golf, which pits the winners of the year’s 4 major golf events against each other for a million dollars in prize money?

a) Maui

b) O‘ahu

c) Kaua‘i

d) Lāna‘i

43. This baseball player played for Kaiser High School in 1981, and was 114-96 during 15 big league seasons with the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

a) Sid Fernandez

b) Chris Truby

c) Benny Agbiyani

d) Mike Fetters

44. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational is only held if the waves are huge, in honor of Eddie Aikau. Who won the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational in 1986?

a) Kelly Slater

b) Laird Hamilton

c) Clyde Aikau

d) Shawn Briley

45. The University of Hawai‘i water polo, swimming, and diving teams utilize this Aquatic Complex, which has one of the fastest competition pools in the country.

a) O‘ahu Aqauatic Complex

b) Aloha Center Aquatic Complex

c) Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex

d) Stan Sheriff Aquatic Complex

46. How many people completed the Honolulu Marathon in 2000?

a) 8,648

b) 16, 345

c) 22,636

d) 31,562

47. This Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher played for ‘Iolani in 1983.

a) John Rockwell

b) Chris Truby

c) Mike Fetters

d) Benny Agbiyani

48. What year was the Honolulu Marathon was first held?

a) 1963

b) 1973

c) 1983

d) 1993

49. Who was the coach of the University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball team in the 2001?

a) Vince Goo

b) Riley Wallace

c) Les Murakami

d) Neil Blaisdell

50. Still known as the “Queen of Mākaha,” this legendary and beloved Hawaiian surfer was also a Mākaha lifeguard and an actress.

a) Layne Beachley

b) Ivy Marvin

c) Rell Sunn

d) Sita Lindner