Funstuf

By Ollie J. Robertson


Dramatic Sports Events

Dramatic sports events of recent times are described below. Match each event with the performer.

1. Slammed three home runs in final game of 1977 World Series

 

a. A. J. Foyt

2. Won Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes

 

b. Eric Heiden

3. Won five gold medals in the 1980 Winter Olympics, the first person ever to do so.

 

c. Seattle Slew

4. Rushed 273 yards in Buffalo Bills/Detroit game for new NFL record

 

d. Ian Turnbull

5. Won women’s singles title at Wimbledon after fifteen previous failures to reach finals

 

e. Reggie Jackson

6. Won the 1977 Indianapolis 500, becoming the first man to win classic auto race four times

 

f. O. J. Simpson

7. Scored five goals for Toronto Maple Leafs in hockey game against Detroit, becoming first defenseman in NHL history to do so

 

g. Virginia Wade

Answers:

[illustrations] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

(1) e, (2) c, (3) b, (4) f, (5) g, (6) a, (7) d, (8) h.

Picture Puzzle

These pictures show all the things Kitty sees in the yard next door. Can you identify them in their proper squares?

Picture puzzle(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Colleen Hinckley

Answers:

Across—(1) dog, (5) cart, (6) hammock, (8) bee, (10) swing, (12) bugle, (13) tablet. Down—(1) duck, (2) garden, (3) hammer, (4) barbecue, (7) cask, (8) bicycle, (9) egg, (11) net.

Circus Berserkus

Some creatures can easily be seen, but one or more of them are hidden in each sentence. Example: Don’t you abhor seeing cruelty?

  1. 1.

    A peahen, quite drab, bit a proud peacock.

  2. 2.

    A seal played on key, but came late to the rehearsal.

  3. 3.

    A little bronco bravely jumped, but missed a fire hoop.

  4. 4.

    The dancing horse almost tripped over a rope.

  5. 5.

    The ringmaster’s wife Hermine liked to be around animals.

  6. 6.

    The scowling trainer Leo pardoned his friends.

Answers:

(1) peahen, hen, rabbit, peacock, cock; (2) seal, donkey, camel; (3) bronco, cobra; (4) horse, seal, dove; (5) ermine, bear; (6) owl, leopard.

Where Are You Going?

Draw a line from each visitors’ site or special feature to its geographic location.

1. London Temple

Palmyra, New York

2. Alamo

Mexico

3. Mammoth Cave

Kentucky

4. White House

San Antonio

5. Hill Cumorah

South Dakota

6. Great Salt Lake

England

7. Grand Coulee Dam

Missouri

8. Chichen Itza

Florida

9. Crater Lake

Washington

10. Mount Rushmore

Oregon

11. Liberty Jail

Montana

12. Everglades

Tahiti

13. Little Big Horn

Canada

14. Mounted Police “Mounties”

France

15. Eiffel Tower

Washington, D. C.

16. Mama Ruaus (Relief Society singing grandmothers)

Virginia

17. Mount Vernon

New York

18. Statue of Liberty

Utah

Answers:

(1) England, (2) San Antonio, (3) Kentucky, (4) Washington, D. C. (5) Palmyra, New York, (6) Utah, (7) Washington, (8) Mexico, (9) Oregon, (10) South Dakota, (11) Missouri, (12) Florida, (13) Montana, (14) Canada, (15) France, (16) Tahiti, (17) Virginia, (18) New York.

Speedway

Fill in the words, moving forward along the racetrack according to the synonyms or definitions, and see how quickly you can finish. The last letter of each word is the beginning letter of the next word.

Word game
  1. 1.

    Automobile

  2. 2.

    Attain speed beyond all others

  3. 3.

    Separation between points

  4. 4.

    The race is a big _____

  5. 5.

    Haul away

  6. 6.

    Come in first

  7. 7.

    Numeral

  8. 8.

    Sports car races over public roads

  9. 9.

    Halt

  10. 10.

    Racetrack refueling area

  11. 11.

    Group who work together

  12. 12.

    Circuit at Le _____ , France

  13. 13.

    A _____ race car is a modified family car

  14. 14.

    Miniature race car

  15. 15.

    Performance of car and driver are ______ during race

  16. 16.

    An acceleration race

  17. 17.

    French ______ Prix

  18. 18.

    One who steers the vehicle

  19. 19.

    The Madonie Circuit is a ______ racecourse

  20. 20.

    Finished

Answers:

(1) car, (2) record, (3) distance, (4) event, (5) tow, (6) win, (7) number, (8) rallies, (9) stop, (10) pit, (11) team, (12) Mans, (13) stock, (14) kart, (15) timed, (16) drag, (17) Grand, (18) driver, (19) road, (20) done.