In regards to this question: http://sports.stackexchange.com/q/4065/527

Regardless of quality, it is clear what the OP is asking and it is not opinion-based. Moreover, Sports SE has chosen to allow trivia content.

Given the community response (to which I agree with), it is apparent that quiz-questions need addressed.

Are quiz questions on-topic?

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Objective questions about sports are on topic.

Good questions have long answers though, and that question...well that question looks like a sports proficiency quiz from a HS PE class.

That's not what we're here for, we're here to learn about sports and that question doesn't aid that goal.

Asking which one of these things is not like the other is...not interesting.

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    Agreed. I only ask to address the scenario, and to argue that "unclear what is being asked" and "opinion-based" doesn't really fit why the question is off topic. "Very low quality" or "apparent lack of research" is more in line in regards to why the question is off topic.
    – user527
    Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 15:31

When we say trivia content is allowed, what we mean is that we allow questions that discuss issues that are relatively unimportant to the participation or enjoyment of the sport. For example, here is a recent question about trivia:

Olympic medalist in both the Summer and Winter Olympics

The answer doesn't really affect anyone who wants to enjoy watching or participating in the Olympics, but it is interesting information anyway.

That's not the same as a quiz question. If the question had been asked like this, it should have been voted out of existence:

Which of the following athletes has won a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics:

A. Michael Jordan

B. Brett Favre

C. Goofy

D. Clara Hughes

We don't play multiple choice games here. As far as I know, this kind of question wouldn't be allowed on any StackExchange site.

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    +1. If Goofy ever makes Olympic appearances, he might have a chance :P
    – user527
    Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 2:09
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