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Rowing is one of the oldest forms of water transport. It is a recreational and competitive sport that has been around for centuries. Although originally practiced as a means of transportation, today rowing is a popular competitive sport and recreation activity. Rowing can be performed either as a solo pursuit or in a group. It is used in many forms of competitive racing, including sprint, regatta, and ocean rowing races. While some competitive rowers use customized rowing boats, many recreational rowers prefer kayaks, canoes and other traditional vessels. The primary focus of rowing is on technique, as an effective stroke requires precise coordination and timing. Rowing offers a full-body workout and promotes physical and mental wellbeing. So, get on the water and experience the joy of rowing!

1) What is the rowing stroke rate typically measured in?

  • RPM
  • PPM
  • Hz
  • RPS

2) What are the two main types of rowing strokes?

  • Power and Pull
  • Scull and Sweep
  • Stroke and Finish
  • Impact and Drive

3) What four events did first-time men's and women's rowing events make their debut in the 1984 Olympic Games?

  • Single Sculls, Double Sculls, Quadruple Sculls, and Coxless Four
  • Single Sculls, Double Sculls, Coxless Pair, and Eights
  • Single Sculls, Double Sculls, Coxless Four and Eights
  • Single Sculls, Double Sculls, Eights, and Eight with coxswain

4) What is the medical condition which is common among rowers?

  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Blistering
  • Compartment Syndrome

5) What two countries dominated the rowing scene in the late 19th century?

  • Great Britain and Canada
  • Great Britain and Australia
  • Germany and Italy
  • Germany and United States

6) What type of boats are primarily used for rowing?

  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Gondolas
  • Sloops

7) What is the minimum age required to participate in rowing competitions?

  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 21

8) Which of these is NOT a recognized style of rowing?

  • Pelata
  • Backward
  • Head
  • Sweep

9) What is the rowing boat-stroke style that typically has two oars?

  • Sculling
  • Sliding
  • Pulling
  • Paddling

10) What is the maximum number of athletes allowed in a rowing boat?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8

11) What is the traditional racing distance for a rowing regatta?

  • 1000 meters
  • 2000 meters
  • 2500 meters
  • 3000 meters

12) What are the two primary types of rowing shells?

  • Wooden and Carbon Fiber
  • Recumbent and Outrigger
  • Racing and Touring
  • Rigid and Inflatable

13) What type of rowing is typically employed by a recreational rower?

  • Sculling
  • Crab
  • Heading
  • Legrowing

14) What type of oar is typically used for competitive rowing?

  • Fixed-blade
  • Curved-blade
  • Plastic-blade
  • Feather-blade

15) What type of clothing is typically worn during rowing competitions?

  • Speedos
  • Bikinis
  • Jammers
  • Shorts

16) What is the primary physical workout for a rower?

  • Weightlifting
  • Sprinting
  • Long-distance running
  • Cardio

17) What is the maximum number of rowers allowed in a shell in a sweep rowing race?

  • One
  • Two
  • Four
  • Eight

18) What are the goggles typically worn by rowers to protect their eyes referred to as?

  • Floaties
  • Crocs
  • Aqua-goggles
  • Reeds

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