ACBL Bridge Beat #133: Quiz

1. The title of Life Master was first conferred in:

A. 1931
B. 1934
C. 1936
D. 1940

2. The Marx two-club convention is an alternate name for:

A. An artificial forcing opening two club bid
B. The Stayman Convention
C. The Landy Convention
D. A natural overcall after an opposing opening of one club

3. The famous woman bridge player who used to be the “paying teller” on the “Break the Bank” television show was:

A. Sallie Johnson
B. Dorothy Hayden
C. Jan Stone
D. Mary Jane Farell

4. The player who stopped Charles Goren’s all-time record streak of five consecutive McKenney Trophy victories (1947-1951) by winning the trophy in 1952 was:

A. Oswald Jacoby
B. Barry Crane
C. Edgar Kaplan
D. Norman Kay

5. The name “Blue Team” is thought to have originated from:

A. The color of the jackets worn by most of the team members in the early days together
B. The décor of the club where the team met for practice sessions
C. An Italian word which sounds like “blue” and which in Italian means victory
D. An Italian team trials in which a “blue” team defeated a “red” team

6. Which one of the following bridge immortals was a national trapshooting champion, winner of the Artists and Writers Golf Tournament in 1937, and died while bidding a hand at the Havana Country Club?

A. George Reith
B. P. Hal Sims
C. Sidney Lenz
D. Willard Karn

7. In what year was the first masterpoint issued?

A. 1936
B. 1947
C. 1934
D. 1950

8. In what year was the first Spring NABC (in Atlantic City) held?

A. 1964
B. 1956
C. 1972
D. 1958

9. In the early days of contract bridge, the Summer Nationals was held annually (1930-1941) at the same site. That site was:

A. Atlantic City
B. Asbury Park
C. New York
D. Philadelphia

10. Who was the chief referee of the Culberson-Lenz match?

A. Russell Baldwin
B. Alfred Gruenther
C. Richmond Skinner
D. Al Sobel

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