Man vs Bull: Guess what…..the MAN usually wins! Bullfighting Trivia

Man vs Bull: Guess what…..the MAN usually wins! Bullfighting Trivia

Although I have been to Spain and Mexico numerous times, I have never witnessed a bullfighting event. Considered more of a cultural event than a sport, those are a couple of the nations where one can view this event that many people consider barbaric. Remember the movie Gladiator? Remember when Commodus stabs Maximus while he is chained up before the fight to weaken him? Well, did you know that in bullfights, before the matador takes on the bull himself, other participants injure the bull first to weaken it. That doesn't seem like a fair deal for the bull now, does it? If you are like me, probably your only familiarity with bullfights was saturday morning Bugs Bunny cartoons from the 1970s! Well, now it's time to test your knowledge of this controversial sport! I am waving my red cape! Time to charge into these questions, but don't worry, if you do poorly, you won't be killed.

What is the name of the specific breed of bulls that is bred for bullfighting?

In which nation that has bullfighting is the public killing of bulls banned?

Francisco Montes published the official rules of bullfighting in 1836. What was it called?

Which of these central American nations does NOT have bullfighting?

In Spain, who is considered to be the greatest matador of all time?

Bullfighting occurs, at least to a small extent, in all of these nations except:

Who was Pedro Romero?

What is the name of the bullring in Seville?

How many bullfighting schools are there in spain?

In what city will you find the biggest bullring in the world?

In a typical bullfighting event, how many matadors will there be and how many bullfights does each one have?

What is the name of the sword that matadors use in bullfighting?

When a bullfighting event occurs, which matador always goes first?

How many nations have bullfighting?

What is the name of the largest bullring in Spain?

Regarding the sport of bullfighting and the country of Spain, which of the following statements is true?

Which of the following statements is true concerning bullfighting?

How many stages are there in a typical bullfight?

How does one say 'bullfight' in Spanish?

What is the name for the horse-mounted fighters that enter the arena and attack the bull 2 or 3 times?

Globally, how many bulls die annually in the sport of bullfighting?

Which of these south American nations does NOT have bullfighting?

What is the name of the red cape that matadors use in bullfighting?

What two instruments are played to mark the entrance of a bullfighter into the ring?

Although predominantly a male sport, there are some female matadors. The 1st one in Spain fought in ______.

Man vs Bull: Guess what…..the MAN usually wins! Bullfighting Trivia

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Dave Morrissey

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