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The Ultimate X-Games Quiz
by Staff
If you're between the ages of 18 and 35, you might be a fan of extreme sports. What is so fascinating about this area of sport and just what sports are considered extreme? Are extreme sport competitions as prestigious as the Olympic Games? Take this quiz and learn more about the X Games.

Which of these might explain the current generation's interest in extreme sports?

  • Due to the increasing generation gap and high divorce rates, people look to extreme sports as a violent fantasy.
  • Due to MTV and the Internet, people want action and speed.
  • Due to tough economic times and business woes, people like extreme sports for their cathartic effect.

ESPN _____ Ron Semiao first dreamed up an Olympics on speed.

  • founder
  • programming executive
  • sports commentator

Semiao's idea of extreme sports included what sport?

  • race car driving
  • ice hockey
  • skateboarding

When was the first four-day Extreme Games festival held?

  • June, 1995
  • December, 1995
  • May, 1996

How do we know that X Games were very popular by 2002?

  • It had a television audience of 63 million viewers.
  • It was reported widely in the newspapers.
  • Thousands of people attended the X Games.

How often were the original X Games intended to be held?

  • every year
  • every four years
  • every two years

What was the location of the Summer X Games until 2009?

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Helena, Montana

What happens during the Big Air event?

  • Skiers ski off a big ramp and do mid-air stunts.
  • Skiers have to navigate through an obstacle course.
  • Skiers race each other to be first, while doing jumps.

What is the reward for first, second and third places?

  • registry in the X Games' Hall of Fame
  • handsome cash prizes
  • gold, silver and bronze medals

In an effort to compete against the increasingly popular X Games, what did the Olympic Games add to its repertoire in 1998?

  • paragliding
  • snowboarding
  • high-speed cycling

What has made Shaun Palmer the king of snowboarding?

  • He wears a crown-like helmet when he snowboards.
  • He has won the most gold medals in Winter X Games than any other athlete.
  • He is the first athlete ever to win a gold medal in snowboarding.

Which red-headed athlete has won both skateboarding and snowboarding competitions?

  • Shaun White
  • Andy Macdonald
  • Mike Metzger

Fabiola Da Silva is the first woman to perform a backflip in competition. What is her country of origin?

  • Chile
  • Venezuela
  • Brazil

What ESPN event is named for Tony Hawk?

  • Tony Hawk's X-treme Dream Theme Festival
  • The Tony Hawk Triathlon
  • Tony Hawk's Gigantic Skatepark Tour

Not only did Andy Macdonald win 17 medals, but he is also the first person to have:

  • snowboarded outside Buckingham Palace
  • skated in the White House
  • double flipped mid-air before the U.N. secretary general