Friday, January 28, 2011

Tennis quiz with Biography Reference Bank

This weekend sees the final of the Australian Open, one of the world's most renowned tennis tournaments. It's a truly international affair, with Scottish player Andy Murray taking on Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's final, and Belgian Kim Clijsters playing Na Li, the first Chinese player ever to reach a grand-slam final.

(These players, by the way, are well profiled in Biography Reference Bank.)

To mark the occasion, today's quiz will be all about tennis, with the answers available in Biography Reference Bank or later today in a tweet.

1. On September 6, 1975, my request for asylum in the U.S. was granted, and although I had a rocky year in 1976, I bounced back in 1977 to bcome the first female tennis player to earn $100,000 in one year. Who am I?
a) Evonne Goolagong
b) Martina Navratilova
c) Andrea Jaeger

2. I was born in the U.S., but my father was an Armenian who boxed for Iran in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. Who am I?
a) Andre Agassi
b) Ivan Lendl
c) Boris Becker

3. In January 1997, at the age of 15 years 11 months, I became the youngest person ever to compete in the Australian Open. Who am I?
a) Llayton Hewitt
b) Sebastian Grosjean
c) Tim Henman

4. In addition to having won numerous singles and doubles titles, including the 2002 Australian Open Women's Doubles prize, I also speak six languages and am a classically trained pianist. Who am I?
a) Anna Kournikova
b) Ana Ivanovic
c) Daniela Hantuchova

5. A pioneer practitioner of power tennis, I was the first player to win the Grand Slam: Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open, and Wimbledon. Who am I?
a) Arthur Ashe
b) Don Budge
c) Gene Mako