School of Golf: History (Lesson 3) - Answers

School Of Golf History

1. The first-ever Masters Tournament took place in 1934. Who was the American president at that time?

A. Herbert Hoover
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. Franklin D. Roosevelt
D. John F. Kennedy

Franklin D. Roosevelt served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.


2. How many different monarchs have reigned over the United Kingdom since the inaugural Open Championship in 1860?

A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8 

The six are: Queen Victoria (1837-1901), Edward VII (1901-1910), George V (1910-1936), Edward VIII (1936), George VI (1936-1952), Elizabeth II (1951-present)


3. Nick Price is golf’s only major champion to come from an African country formerly known as Rhodesia. What is it called today?

A. Zimbabwe
B. Zaire
C. Swaziland
D. Myanmar

Rhodesia became became the independent Republic of Zimbabwe on April 18, 1980.


4. George Archer, Orville Moody, Tony Jacklin and Ray Floyd were the four men’s major champions in the year that man first landed on the Moon – but what was the year?

A. 1966
B. 1967
C. 1968
D. 1969

July 20, 1969, to be precise.


5. Tiger Woods was born on December 30, 1977. Which of these events happened closest to that date?

A. The fall of the Berlin Wall
B. The end of the Vietnam War
C. Richard Nixon resigns as US president after the Watergate scandal
D. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jnr

The Vietnam War ended in April 1975; Nixon resigned in August 1974; Martin Luther King was killed in April 1968; and the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989.


6. The first official Ryder Cup match between Europe and the United States of America took place in 1927. Who was the British Prime Minister at that time?

A. Benjamin Disraeli
B. Stanley Baldwin
C. William Churchill
D. Neville Chamberlain

Conservative leader Baldwin served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on three separate occasions, including from November 1924 to June 1929.


7. Golf made its return to the summer Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. But which city hosted the first modern Olympics?

A. Athens
B. Amsterdam
C. Adelaide
D. Abu Dhabi

Athens, the capital of Greece, staged the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.


8. Golf is just one of many internationally significant Scottish inventions. Do you know which Scot invented the telephone?

A. John Boyd Dunlop
B. Alexander Fleming
C. John Logie Baird
D. Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell is credited with inventing the telephone in 1876. John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, and John Logie Baird invented the television.


9. The number of the hole at Augusta National that is named ‘Chinese Fir’ is also the century in which the 'Battle of Bannockburn' took place. What is it?

A. 12th
B. 13th
C. 14th
D. 15th

The 'Battle of Bannockburn', also known as the 'First War of Scottish Independence', was fought on 23 and 24 June 1314.


10. Mary Queen of Scots is widely regarded as the first-ever female golfer. In which famous Scottish palace was she born in 1542?

A. Linlithgow Palace
B. Scone Palace
C. Holyrood Palace
D. Culross Palace

Mary Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace in December 1542 and occasionally stayed there during her reign (1543-1586).

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