Instructions to candidates:
allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do
not write anything during this time)
Answer Question 1, which is compulsory, and then any FOUR of the remaining
questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]
Answer all questions.
TWO of America’s major golf tournaments.
SIX teams that competed in the 2015 rugby World Cup.
What is the maximum snooker break?
ii. What is a grand slam in bridge?
Which TWO boxing weights are the lightest?
Which sport involves:
Jules Rimet trophy?
are the following grounds famous for?
Madison Square Garden 
the end of a football match reporters often ask managers what injuries players
have sustained. Explain in simple terms the following:
Cruciate ligament problem
Hamstring pull [2 each]
David Beckham took a squad of international footballers to play seven football
matches on seven continents to raise awareness for UNICEF. He came up with the
idea to celebrate ten years as a
Goodwill Ambassador. Name FIVE of the seven continents or countries in which
they played. [4 each]
Decathlon is a leading draw at athletics meetings. Which disciplines comprise
this event? [2 each]
following report has been received from a correspondent covering a football match.
Your instructions are to write three paragraphs – 100 words– as a reference
from Page 1 to the match report on the sports pages.
Barcelona and Real Madrid fought out a vicious frenetic 2-2 draw in a savage
cup-tie which was marred not only by disputed goals but fighting on the pitch,
in the stands, and, I am told, in the tunnel leading to the dressing rooms.
took a shock lead in the 10th minute after being awarded a penalty which
Barcelona strongly disputed. I agree with Barca, the referee must have been
bribed to award that penalty to Real.
started pushing and shoving the referee so that he eventually stopped the game
for 10 minutes.
referee quickly booked two of the Barcelona team on the restart. It was then
the turn of Real to be awarded a penalty and this time, Barcelona players
protested and the referee, Luigi Morales, booked two of them flourishing yellow
cards. As he waved the yellow card at the players the Barcelona captain snatched
it from his hand, tore it up and scattered the pieces to the four winds.
led to a free-for-all fight on the pitch which spread to the stands where rival
fans traded blows.
more goals were scored after order was restored – Barcelona from a free kick
and Real’s from a corner. Riot police with shields and truncheons surrounded
the ground as fans left. A small fire in the stand was quickly put out. The
Spanish football authorities will hold an inquiry into the match. They are
likely to order that the replay should be played behind closed doors on a
neutral ground, equivalent to a fine of two million Euros on the teams.
spectators were taken to hospital, many of the injured treated by ambulance
staff at the ground and 30 fans arrested. 
FIVE of the leading drivers who took part in Formula 1 racing in 2015 and FIVE
of the leading manufacturers. [2 each]
the maximum dimensions for the following:
Soccer penalty area
Height of a cricket stump
Distance from penalty spot to the goal
Length of a cricket pitch
Weight of a discus in men’s competition [2 each]
the quality of your writing. Eradicate the tautology and clichés from the
following sports reports:
Maiden first century scored by Bairstow
race resulted in a dead heat on the finishing line
After the first half end-to-end play ensued in an even second half
Federer took the first set 7-6 on a tiebreak
favourite, Brown Jack, started at 7-2 on
Smith brought down the winger to give away a penalty with the foul
Strauss was out first ball in each innings to record a king pair
Nadal served four consecutive aces to take the game
South Africa were knocked back when de Villiers knocked on and Wales scored a
penalty three points
Strauss hit 12 boundaries in his century, two sixes and 10 fours [2 each]