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Rodeo Trivia Quiz Questions

Trivia quiz questions about rodeos with answers

What is a rodeo?
A: Rodeo is a competitive equestrian sport.

 It arose out of the working practices of what?
A: Cattle herding in Spain and Mexico, expanding throughout the Americas and to other nations.

It was originally based on the skills required of whom?
A: The working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in what today is the western United States, western Canada, and northern Mexico.

Today, it is a sporting event that involves what?
A: Horses and other livestock, designed to test the skill and speed of the cowboys and cowgirls.

American-style professional rodeos generally comprise what events?
A: Tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding and barrel racing.


The events are divided into what two basic categories?
A: The rough stock events and the timed events.

Depending on sanctioning organization and region, what other events may also be a part of some rodeos?
A: Breakaway roping, goat tying, and pole bending

When was the "world's first public cowboy contest" held?
A: On July 4, 1883, in Pecos, Texas, between cattle driver Trav Windham and roper Morg Livingston.

American rodeo, particularly popular today throughout the western United States, and in the Canadian province of Alberta, is the official state sport of what US states?
A: Wyoming, South Dakota, and Texas.

The iconic silhouette image of a "Bucking Horse and Rider" is a federal and state-registered trademark of what?
A: The State of Wyoming.


In the United States, professional rodeos are governed and sanctioned by whom?
A: The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA).

What is the traditional season for competitive rodeo?
A: It runs from spring through fall, while the modern professional rodeo circuit runs longer.

It concludes with what?
A: The PRCA National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada, currently held every December.

Rodeo has provoked opposition from whom?
A: Animal rights and some animal welfare advocates, who argue that various competitions constitute animal cruelty.

The American rodeo industry has made progress in improving the welfare of what?
A: Rodeo animals, with specific requirements for veterinary care and other regulations that protect rodeo animals.


However, some local and state governments in North America have what?
A: Banned or restricted rodeos, certain rodeo events, or types of equipment.

Internationally, rodeo is banned where?
A: In the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

The American English word rodeo is taken directly from Spanish rodeo, which roughly translates into English as what?
A: Round up.

The term rodeo was first used in English in approximately 1834 to refer to what?
A: A cattle round-up.

Today the word is used primarily to refer to what?
A: A public exhibition of cowboy skills, usually in the form of a competitive event.


Many rodeo events were based on the tasks required by what?
A: Cattle ranching.

Following the American Civil War, rodeo competitions emerged, with the first held where?
A: In Deer Trail, Colorado, in 1869.

Prescott, Arizona, claimed the distinction of holding the first what?
A: Professional rodeo, as it charged admission and awarded trophies in 1888.

Between 1890 and 1910, rodeos became public entertainment and sometimes were combined with what?
A: Wild West shows featuring individuals such as Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, and other charismatic stars.

By 1910, several major rodeos were established in western North America, including what?
A: The Calgary Stampede, the Pendleton Round-Up, and the Cheyenne Frontier Days.



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