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Trivia Quiz - Willie Shoemaker: Hall of Fame Jockey

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Quiz Number: 4973
Date Submitted: February 15, 2013
Quiz Categories: Sports
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dartjock
Average Score: 50 percent
Times Taken: 5 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2
Quiz is about: Willie Shoemaker

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1. What was Willie's nickname?
  A.   Wee Willie
  B.   Wonder Willie
  C.   Horseshoe
  D.   The Shoe

2. Willie was so small at birth that he wasn't expected to live through the night. What did his parents use as a makeshift incubator to save his life?
  A.   Placed him in a dresser drawer in front of the fireplace
  B.   Placed him in a shoebox inside an oven
  C.   Placed him in a large pot high above open flames
  D.   Covered him in blankets and surrounded him with body heat

3. How many career wins does Willie have?
  A.   Over 10, 000
  B.   Over 9, 000
  C.   Over 8, 000
  D.   Over 7, 000

4. Though the Triple Crown itself eluded Willie during his career, how many Triple Crown races did Willie win?
  A.   11
  B.   15
  C.   21
  D.   32

5. How many times did Willie win the Kentucky Derby?
  A.   0
  B.   4
  C.   7
  D.   11

6. After retiring from horse racing, Willie was paralyzed from the neck down by what type of accident?
  A.   Drunk driving car accident
  B.   He was thrown from a horse
  C.   He was hit by a car
  D.   He fell down a flight of stairs

7. Which car company did Willie sue for $1 million dollars?
  A.   Chrysler
  B.   Dodge
  C.   Chevy
  D.   Ford

8. At age 54, Willie became the oldest jockey to win which Triple Crown race?
  A.   The Preakness
  B.   The Belmont Stakes
  C.   The Kentucky Derby
  D.   The Breeders Cup

9. Willie was immortalized by a series of paintings in the 1970's by what famous painter?
  A.   Richard Estes
  B.   Elizabeth Murray
  C.   Andy Warhol
  D.   Kenneth Noland

10. In how many professional horse races did Willie Shoemaker ride?
  A.   Over 40, 000 races
  B.   Over 35, 000 races
  C.   Over 30, 000 races
  D.   Over 25, 000 races®   

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