Extreme Sports Quiz

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What distinguishes base jumping from traditional skydiving?

Base jumping involves jumping from fixed objects, while skydiving occurs from aircraft.

What is a unique challenge faced by ice divers?

Enduring extremely low water temperatures.

Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a popular location for bungee jumping?

The Nevis Highwire in New Zealand.

What is a significant risk associated with freeride snowboarding or skiing?

Avalanches in off-piste terrains.

What makes volcano boarding a unique extreme sport?

Participants slide down active volcanoes on hardened lava slopes.

Which of the following extreme sports is NOT mentioned in the text?

Cliff diving.

What makes base jumping more dangerous than traditional skydiving?

Jumping from fixed objects like bridges and buildings

Which of the following is a unique challenge faced by ice divers?

Coping with extremely low water temperatures

What is a potential danger associated with freeride snowboarding or skiing?

Avalanches in off-piste terrains

What makes volcano boarding a unique extreme sport?

Participants slide down active volcanoes on hardened lava slopes

Study Notes

  • Base jumping involves jumping from various high objects like houses or bridges using special parachutes, making it more dangerous than traditional skydiving from aircraft at higher altitudes.
  • Ice diving is a risky extreme sport where divers plunge into icy waters, experiencing weightlessness and facing risks like low temperatures and disorientation, with one spectacular dive location being in Antarctica's Dry Valleys.
  • Bungee jumping is another extreme sport where participants jump from tall structures while connected to an elastic cord, with popular locations like the tower in Macau China and the Royal Gorge Bridge in the USA.
  • Freeride snowboarding or skiing involves navigating off-piste terrains outside of ski resorts, posing dangers like avalanches, with international competitions held for professionals and amateurs in various countries.
  • Volcano boarding is an exotic sport where participants slide down active volcanoes on hardened lava slopes at high speeds, such as Cerro Negro in Nicaragua, offering thrill-seekers a unique and intense experience.

Test your knowledge on extreme sports such as base jumping, ice diving, bungee jumping, freeride snowboarding, and volcano boarding. Learn about the risks, locations, and unique experiences associated with these thrilling activities.

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