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Game On: Extreme Sports Quiz
by Staff
Every few years or so, a new type of extreme sport pops up for those people who want to live (and play) close to the edge. Sometimes, that involves jumping out of planes, rolling down hills in giant balls or taking pogo sticks to the next level. Test how extreme your knowledge of these fringe sports is with the extreme sports quiz.

What does the "B" in BASE jumping stand for?

  • boulders
  • buildings
  • boo-ya

When zorbing, what are you strapped inside of?

  • a ball
  • a trash can
  • a portable toilet

How high can the Flybar 1200, a souped up pogo stick, bounce?

  • 7 feet (2.1 meters)
  • 3 feet (1 meter)
  • 5 feet (1.5 meters)

Which of the following extreme sports became an Olympic event?

  • wakeboarding
  • white-water rafting
  • hang gliding

Which of these is not a wakeboard maneuver?

  • whirlybird
  • speedball
  • wacko

What's the objective of wingsuit flying?

  • landing without a parachute
  • maximizing flight time
  • jumping from a plane to a ground target

What did Evel Knievel scale over on his first professional jump?

  • boxes of rattlesnakes and two mountain lions
  • his family
  • a blazing fire

What extreme sport, which means "free running," involves jumping across buildings and up walls?

  • traceur
  • sauteur
  • parkour

During biathlons, what must competitors carry on their backs?

  • a .22-caliber rifle
  • a 50-pound (22-kilogram) pack
  • a bicycle

In skateboarding, if you're "goofy footed," which foot rides forward?

  • left
  • right
  • there's no such thing as "goofy footed"