Fauja Singh :: multiple choice quiz

(1) The first competitions Fauja entered in London were held in connection with

religious celebrations

political rallies

football games

wedding ceremonies

(2) Fauja got the idea of running a marathon

when he was participating in a shorter race

when he read a magazine article about the potential of old people

when he had a dream about jogging to his farm in India

when he saw an advertisement on television

(3) Fauja’s favourite drink is

bottled water

goat’s milk

carrot juice

green tea

(4) Fauja decided to restrict himself to half marathons for a while because

he was feeling very weak

his son was worried about him

he wanted to be the oldest person ever to finish a marathon

his knees were bothering him

(5) Fauja was asked to run in the New York marathon because

there were so few Sikhs in New York

there were so many Sikhs in New York

Sikhs had a good image in New York

Sikhs had a poor image in New York

(6) Fauja’s doctors told him he shouldn’t run in the New York marathon because

it might be too hot there

there were too many steep hills on the route

he might be attacked because of his turban

he didn’t have enough time to rest

(7) When he was thirty-six years old Fauja’s life was disrupted by

the Vietnam War

the creation of Pakistan

flooding in northern India

the death of his wife

(8) When he is running in England, Fauja raises money for a charity that

helps babies who are born too early

helps babies that are born too late

helps babies whose mothers are drug addicts

helps babies whose parents have just immigrated to England