RA Masters Quiz        Feb 16-18, 2007

1. When was the last time that the Canadian National Men's Singles Champion was not from the RA Centre?
a. 2006       b. 2002           c. 2004         d. 1999

2. Who said "Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
a. Bill Clinton         b. Pierre Trudeau       c. Pope John XXIII              4. Ernest Hemingway

3. Which district affiliated with Ontario Badminton Association had the highest number of members in the last season?
a. Toronto              b. Central              c. Ottawa               d. Western

4. What is more efficient than coffee at keeping people awake in the morning?
a. Yogurt       b. Apples       c. Banana               d. Shot of Scotch

5. On a clear day one can see how many states from atop the Empire State Building in New York City?
a. 2            b. 3            c. 4            d. 5 

6. The single most expensive "component" in Canadian beer is:
a. Hops         b. Barley       c. Tax          d. Flavour enhancers

7. According to Statistics Canada, which of these cities has the highest annual average snow fall?
a. St.Johní»s    b. Quebec               c. Charlottetown                d. Ottawa

8. What is Cenosillicaphobia the fear of?
a. fear of unfermented grain    b.fear of an empty glass    c. fear of things made of plastic    d. fear of long words

9. Men consume what percentage of beer in Canada?
a. 50%          b. 60%          c. 80%          d. 90%  

10. How long is the break between the second and third games according to the official rules of badminton?
a. not exceeding 3 minutes      b. not exceeding 5 minutes              c. not exceeding 10 minutes             d. by mutual agreement between the players

11. Among the world's fruit crops, where do wine grapes rank in number of acres planted?
a. #1           b.#2            c.#3            d.#4

12. How many times do the players hit each shuttle on average in a top-level match?
a. 100          b. 200          c. 400          d. 600

13. Studies have shown that eating fish once a week reduces the risk of Dementia and Alzheimerí»s disease by up to _______% in both men and women

a.  60%           b. 97%                c. 30%          d. 12%

14. How many shuttles are used during an average top-level match?
a. 8            b. 10           c. 16           d. 19

15. The IOCs Olympic Programme Commission Report released after the Athens Games showed badminton to be ranked in which place from the TV broadcasts from the Athens Games?

a. 5            b. 11           c. 20           d. 31

16. According to the latest research, what would you have to do to decrease your risk of heart disease by 37%?
a. play badminton singles twice a week          b. have a glass of red wine 3 times a week      c. do household chores such as cleaning, cooking and laundry 3 times a week             d. take a half hour nap 3 times a week

17. Both vital lung capacity (the volume of air that can be forcibly expelled in one breath) and maximum breathing capacity decline on the average from this age onward.

a. 30         b. 40             c. 50   d. never

18. If on service, the shuttle is caught on the net and remains suspended on top, it is:
a. a point for the server               b. fault                c. let          d. a turnaround point

19. If during play, the shuttle is caught on the net and remains suspended on top, it is:
a. a point for the striker              b. fault                c. let          d. a turnaround point

20. Who won this quiz last year?
a. Mark Grenier         b. Mark Grenier and company     c. Mark Grenier and Google              d. all of the above

Answers: 1b, 2c, 3c, 4b, 5d, 6c, 7c, 8b, 9c, 10b, 11a, 12c, 13a, 14a, 15b, 16d, 17a, 18b, 19c, 20any