Madrid Pub Quiz

Copyleft: feel free to use these questions in your quizzes. This is not a game, there’s no scoring, and questions are provided as a service only. Some answers are a little lengthy as players requested clarification. “NEW” means less than a month old. Spanish flags denote Spanish-based questions.


93 questions in this category

Matt Fitzpatrick of England won the U.S. Open in 2022
Max Verstappen, who was 17 years and 166 days old when he became the youngest driver to start a Formula 1 race. During the race, a mechanical issue forced Verstappen to retire.
The men’s cycling road race covers 250 km (155.3 miles).
With thanks to Mike Healy and Carol Balster for fine tuning the question and updating the answer
Baseball and softball
With thanks to Matt Jones for fine tuning the question
Rocky Marciano
With thanks to Geoff Swaine for clarifying the question
It’s the period between Olympic Games (currently refers to a period beginning on January 1st of the year in which the Summer Olympics take place and lasting four years).
The New York Yankees have won 27 times in 40 appearances (to 2021).
The traditional uniform
Jesse Owens
, by winning four gold medals: 100 meters, long jump, 200 meters, and 4 × 100-meter relay.
Finland (now called Rally Finland, Suomen ralli, or Finska rallyt).
Graham Hill in 1962 and 1968. Jim Clark in 1963 and 1965.
Foil, epee and sabre, although until 1989 only the foil was used in world championships
With thanks to Susanne for correcting this question
No brakes and only one gear
With thanks to Mike Jones for amending the answer to this question
A men’s team has ten players, a women’s has twelve.
With thanks to Diane Peake for her assistance in correcting this question
White and orange
With thanks to Ted Bollard from Dublin for updating the answer to this question
Gymnastics; it’s a type of vault
With thanks to Kirsty Taylor for correcting this question
Sweden, in Sweden, 1958.
With thanks to Karim Nanji, Entertainments Officer, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, for correcting this question
Chukkas (or Chukkers)
With thanks to Dave Love and Andy Bell for correcting this question
Athens 1906 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the modern games. (Not recognised by the IOC.)
Nadia Comaneci for gymnastics in the 1976 Montreal games.
22: Fifteen red balls and white, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black.
En passant (a special capture made immediately after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn could have captured it if it had only moved one square forward)
The Commonwealth Games (5,000 athletes v 10,000 at the last Olympics).
Renault (rebranded as Alpine in 2021).
A quarter of a mile (or 1320ft or 402m)
Red and yellow cards.
They were first used in 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
With thanks to Dave Harrop for correcting this question
Jacques Anquetil, Lance Armstrong, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Eddie Merckx
With thanks to Lynne and Thierry in Paris, and Steve Hall in Angola for correcting this question