Welcome to Sumo trivia! Sumo is an ancient Japanese sport that dates back to the 16th century, during the Edo period. Sumo is unique in that it is a form of wrestling as well as a spiritual practice. It is characterized by its ceremonial pre-match rituals and its pageantry, with the referee dressed in a traditional kimono, and the wrestlers themselves wearing only a mawashi, a belt-like garment that allows them to move with ease. The aim of sumo is to force the opponent out of the ring or onto the floor. Nowadays, competitive sumo wrestling is still popular in Japan, with professional wrestlers gathering at the six grand tournaments held each year. So, are you ready to test your knowledge of sumo? Let's get started!
1) What is the highest rank of Sumo Wrestler?
2) The Sumo ring is made of what material?
3) What is the name of the traditional Sumo wrestler outfit?
4) What is the name of the specific technique where one Sumo wrestler is thrown over the other’s shoulders?
5) What is the national sport of Japan?
6) Who is the reigning Yokozuna of Sumo?
7) What is the usual venue for Grand Sumo tournaments?
8) What is the first sumo tournament of the year?
9) What is the summoner’s seat during the Sumo match called?
10) Whose victory is celebrated in the Sumo tournament?
11) What is the traditional form of greeting at the beginning of a Sumo match?
12) Sumo wrestlers lift what as part of their psychological preparation?
13) How many forms of Sumo wrestling are there?
14) What wrestling move requires the opponent to have some part of his body touch the ground outside the ring?
15) How many total tournaments are held in a year?
16) What is the term for the most respected wrestlers?
17) What is the name of the form of Sumo known as amateur Sumo?
18) What is the term for a Sumo wrestler who has retired?
19) What is the form of Sumo performed in a large sand pit or area?
20) Who is allowed to enter the dohyo?
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