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The 10 Spot - Rodeo Trivia

May 31, 2013 09:40AM ● By Style

Whether you’re a city slicker and it’s your first time at the rodeo or you’re a seasoned stampede goer, lasso-up your cowgirls and boys and test your smarts on this competitive sport that’s a bucking good time.

  1. What two basic categories of events are most rodeos divided into?

  2. In what three states is the official sport rodeo?

  3. Where in Europe are rodeos banned?

  4. What’s the primary purpose of a rodeo clown?

  5. Who sang the 1991 hit single “Rodeo”?

  6. What rodeo legend is profiled in the biopic 8 Seconds? Bonus: What does the title refer to?

  7. True or false: Many rodeo events are based on everyday tasks of cattle ranching.

  8. What does the Spanish word “rodeo” translate to?

  9. In the U.S., the largest number of rodeos is held on what holiday weekend?

  10. In what rodeo event do children ride sheep and attempt to hang on as long as possible?


Answers on the next page...



1. Rough stock and timed events
2. Wyoming, South Dakota and Texas
3. United Kingdom and the Netherlands; many other European nations have restrictions on certain rodeo practices
4. To distract the bull if the cowboy falls to the ground
5. Garth Brooks
6. Lane Frost. The title refers to the length of time a bull rider is required to stay on in order to be scored
7. True
8. The most common English translation is to “round up”
9. Fourth of July
10. Mutton busting