Ski jumping Trivia Quiz

In which nation’s culture did ski jumping originate?
(a) Switzerland
(b) Austria
(c) Finland
(d) Sweden

Answer. (c)

What is the highest possible style score that a ski jumper can receive for a jump?
(a) 10 points
(b) 20 points
(c) 30 points
(d) 50 points

Answer. (b)

What term refers to the point on the landing hill where the ski jumper should ideally land to achieve a full point score?
(a) Starting Point
(b) Takeoff Point
(c) Landing Point
(d) K-point

Answer. (d)

What term describes the practice of adjusting the position of the body and skis to reduce air resistance?
(a) Air Brake
(b) Air Glide
(c) Air Streamline
(d) Air Tuck

Answer. (d)

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What is the key characteristic of skis that allows jumpers to achieve longer distances?
(a) Extra-wide bindings
(b) Curved edges
(c) Short length
(d) Long length and low camber

Answer. (d)

Who was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in ski jumping?
(a) Sara Takanashi
(b) Maren Lundby
(c) Daniela Iraschko-Stolz
(d) Carina Vogt

Answer. (d)

What is the rule regarding the calculation of points when a jumper falls or loses balance during their second jump?
(a) No points are awarded for the second jump
(b) Only style points are awarded for the second jump
(c) The points from the first jump are doubled for the second jump
(d) The points from the second jump are added to the points from the first jump

Answer. (a)

What does the hill size represent?
(a) The height of the jump ramp
(b) The distance from the takeoff to the landing point
(c) The total length of the ski jumping hill
(d) The average distance jumped by all participants

Answer. (b)

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What is the purpose of the “red flag” in ski jumping competitions?
(a) To signal a successful jump
(b) To indicate a record-breaking jump
(c) To halt the competition due to unsafe conditions
(d) To mark the spot where the jumper took off

Answer. (c)

Which technique involves a forward-leaning position during flight?
(a) V-style
(b) Telemark style
(c) Aerial style
(d) K-point style

Answer. (a)

Who is often referred to as the “Flying Finn”?
(a) Matti Nykänen
(b) Toni Nieminen
(c) Veikko Kankkonen
(d) Tauno Luiro

Answer. (c)

When was the V-style technique eventually banned from international competitions?
(a) 1980s
(b) 1990s
(c) 2000s
(d) 2010s

Answer. (b)

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What is the term for the protective barrier placed at the bottom of the landing hill to help ski jumpers slow down and come to a safe stop?
(a) Safety Net
(b) Landing Mat
(c) Brake Wall
(d) Buffer Zone

Answer. (a)

Which organization is responsible for governing and promoting ski jumping and Nordic combined competitions in USA?
(a) United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)
(b) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
(c) American Ski Jumping Foundation (ASJF)
(d) International Ski Federation (FIS)

Answer. (a)

How are distance points awarded to a jumper based on their jump length?
(a) A jury assigns a score subjectively for the jump length
(b) Distance points are not awarded; only style points matter
(c) Points are awarded based on the jumper’s age and experience
(d) Each meter jumped corresponds to a fixed number of points

Answer. (d)

What term describes a jump that is invalidated due to excessive wind assistance?
(a) Tailwind
(b) Headwind
(c) Windward
(d) Wind-aided

Answer. (a)

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When did women’s ski jumping make its debut as an Olympic event?
(a) 2002
(b) 2010
(c) 2014
(d) 2018

Answer. (b)

What is the name of the suit worn by jumpers that is designed to minimize air resistance and improve aerodynamics?
(a) Glide Suit
(b) Flight Suit
(c) Ski Suit
(d) Jumpsuit

Answer. (b)

How is the final score of a jumper determined?
(a) Only by the distance jumped
(b) Only by the style and technique
(c) By a combination of distance and style
(d) By the jumper’s age and experience

Answer. (c)

What term refers to a jump that is not completed successfully and results in the jumper falling before landing?
(a) Glider
(b) Fault
(c) Tumble
(d) Crash

Answer. (b)

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Who achieved a historic “Grand Slam” by winning all four events of the Four Hills Tournament in a single year?
(a) Kamil Stoch
(b) Simon Ammann
(c) Martin Schmitt
(d) Ahonen Janne

Answer. (a)

Which facility located in Lake Placid, New York, has hosted major international ski jumping events, including the Winter Olympics?
(a) Whistler Olympic Park
(b) Park City Mountain Resort
(c) Utah Olympic Park
(d) Olympic Jumping Complex

Answer. (d)

How are style points determined?
(a) Style points are calculated based on the jumper’s speed during takeoff
(b) Style points are not awarded; only distance matters
(c) Judges assign a score for the jumper’s technique and form
(d) Style points are determined by the jumper’s previous competition records

Answer. (c)

What term describes the position where the jumper’s skis are spread in a V-shape during flight?
(a) Penguin Style
(b) Eagle Style
(c) Y-style
(d) Telemark Style

Answer. (b)

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What American ski jumper won two gold medals at the 1924 Winter Olympics?
(a) Gregor Schlierenzauer
(b) Billy Demong
(c) Kamil Stoch
(d) Anders Bardal

Answer. (b)

How is the wind factor taken into account when calculating a ski jumper’s score?
(a) The jumper gets an automatic rerun in case of strong wind
(b) The wind factor is not considered in the scoring
(c) A jury adjusts the score based on wind conditions
(d) The jumper’s coach provides an estimate of the wind’s impact

Answer. (c)

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