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The prelims and the finals of The Sports Quiz conducted by Mind Ripple as a intra university quiz in August 2011

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Sports quiz

  1. 1. Preliminary RoundThursday, October 13, 2011
  2. 2. 1. Which athlete has appeared for the maximum no. of times on the cover Sports Illustrated?
  3. 3. 2. The football team of which countryknown as the La Celeste is the smallestcountry by population to have won the FIFA World Cup?
  4. 4. 3. Identify this famous player.
  5. 5. 4. In which stadium would you find this?
  6. 6. 5. Identify this great footballer afterwhom the Golden Glove trophy in FIFA WORLD CUP is named.
  7. 7. 6. Players in which game are known as paddlers?
  8. 8. 7. Which former cricketer now seenfrequently as a TV commentator was known as Nashwan?
  9. 9. 8. Identify this famous sports personality
  10. 10. 9. Which team won the Constructors Championship in F1 in 2010?
  11. 11. 10. What was the name given to the third andthe most famous match between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali for the Heavyweight Championship of the World fought at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Manila?
  12. 12. 11. Identify this famous event in tennis history.
  13. 13. 12. Who defeated Michael Phelps at the recently concluded Swimming World Championships in the 200 mindividual medley event with a world record time?
  14. 14. 13. Identify this great cricketer
  15. 15. 14. Which English Premier League side is known as The Latics?
  16. 16. 15. Who holds the record for most gold medals earned by a female athlete in a single track meet?
  17. 17. 16. Identify this beautiful sportsperson
  18. 18. 17. Which La Liga team plays its home matches at the Mestalla?
  19. 19. 18. Who is the present captain of the Indian Hockey Team?
  20. 20. 19. With which sport would you associate this trophy?
  21. 21. 20. Give the name of the movie
  22. 22. Answers• 1. Michael Jordan, famous NBA star• 2. Uruguay• 3. Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon Champion• 4. Father Time at Lords Cricket Stadium• 5. Lev Yashin• 6. Table Tennis• 7. Nasser Hussain• 8. Dirk Novitzki, MVP at the NBA finals• 9. Red Bull Racing• 10. Thrilla in Manila• 11. Battle of the Sexes• 12. Ryan Lochte• 13. Farookh Engineer• 14. Wigan Athletic• 15. P T Usha• 16. Tania Sachdeva• 17. Valencia• 18. Rajpal Singh• 19. Badminton• 20. Clip from the movie Escape to Victory starring Pele and Bobby Moore
  23. 23. THE FIRST TOUCH
  24. 24. 1. Identify this all time tennis great.
  25. 25. 2. Who was posthumously awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (star of excellence), a highranking civil award in Pakistan for his contribution to Pakistani cricket?
  26. 26. 3. Identify the person standing on the left of Tiger Woods
  27. 27. 4.Which were the first Olympic Games to have live television coverage?
  28. 28. 5. Identify the logo
  29. 29. 6. Which Indian shooter wasnicknamed ‘Goldfinger’ by the volunteers of the 2006Commonwealth Games for his standout performance ?
  30. 30. Audience QuestionIdentify this gorgeous Olympian
  31. 31. Answers• 1. Rod Laver• 2. Bob Woolmer• 3. Jack Nicklaus• 4. 1936, Berlin Olympics• 5. Logo of Serie A, the Italian Football League• 6. Samaresh Jung• 7. Stephanie Rice, multiple medal winner at the Beijing Olympics
  32. 32. INCIDENTAL
  33. 33. 1. Speaking about his most famous race, he says: “Goinginto the stadium for the final, I was quite relaxed but when I saw my rivals, tension mounted. And with each minute it increased. I drew lane five with the South African Malcolm Spence to my left and the German Manfred Kinder on my right. I was going strong till about 250 meters. But then I slowed down a bit. I thought the pace was very fast and I would fizzle out in the end if I continued at that speed. At that point I even looked back or maybe it was just a side- glance. But that fraction of a second decided my fate. One by one they all caught up with me…” – Name him.
  34. 34. 2. This match was described as the“Miracle on Grass” and was profiled in the book “The Game of Their Lives” which was later made into a movie.Identify this match which is considered as one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
  35. 35. 3. Chandu Borde, Polly Umrigar, K.N.Prabhu areamong those who “contributed” in a certain way.This has led to something being commemorated on 3rd February annually, particularly at Eden Gardens What?
  36. 36. 4. An inspiring speech by Obdulio Varela was the motivation behind the winning team’s stunning performance. His most memorable line was, “Muchachos, los de afuera son de palo. Quecomience la función”, which could be translated as "Boys, outsiders are to be disregarded (literally,"made of wood"). Let the show begin". This match has been termed as Maracanazo. What am I talking about?
  37. 37. 5. Barrichello said "To win, it was very, very, very good.... Igot to the last corner, I didnt know what to do and nothinghas been said. Michael was just very kind to, you know, let us finish equally. I guess I pointed a little bit in front, but, you know, what can we say?" Schumacher said "The end of the race was not planned... We tried to cross the linetogether but failed by a tiny bit and in fact we did not knowwho had won until we got out of the cars. I just felt Rubens deserved to win this race.” What controversial rule changes were introduced in F1 following the above mentioned incident?
  38. 38. 6. Why did the gold and bronze medal winners, Tommie Smith and John Carlos respectively raise their fists during the presentation ceremony in the 1968 Olympics at Rome?
  39. 39. Audience
  40. 40. Answers• 1. Milkha Singh, when he was 4th in the 400m at the 1960 Olympics. He missed out the bronze in a photo finish• 2. USA beat England 1-0 in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Considered as one of the biggest upsets in sports, the English on reading the newspapers thought that the news had been printed wrongly.• 3. Nari Contractor was hit by a Charlie Griffith bouncer which ended his career. Cahndu Borde, Polly Umrigar and K N Prabhu donated blood to Nari Contractor after he suffered severe injuries. The WBCA organises a blood donation camp annually in remembrance of the tragic incident.• 4. Brazil being defeated by Uruguay in 1950 FIFA World Cup final, when a Brazilian win was an almost certainty. The Brazilians had printed gold medals with the names of their players and commemorative stamps and speeches in anticipation of their victory.• 5.Team Orders were banned in F1 races after the fracas in 2002 Austrian GP. Were illegal till 2010, they have been made legal this year.• 6. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in support of the Civil Rights Movement in USA.• 7. Iconic Photograph of the Bodyline Series
  41. 41. Gear Up
  42. 42. 1. These are excerpts from an article by SanjayManjrekar on Cricinfo. Fill in the blank from the article.We cannot under-estimate the massive effect the _______has had on the game. It has changed the equation between bat and ballmore than pitches have done, for it took away from the fast bowler his greatest weapon - the ability to induce fearIan Chappell related to me how he and Ian Healy once sat down to debate which was the better Australian side - Chappells or Waughs - by discussing a hypothetical match between the two. "Is this match going to be played with _______orwithout_______?" was the first question Healy raised, because he felt it would have a great bearing on the contest
  43. 43. 2. At the second Wimbledon in 1878,what innovation- similar to the act of firing a missile in a high trajectory-did Frank Hadow employ to beat the net heavy game of W. Spencer Gore?
  44. 44. 3.Made from fibre glass, polyurethane, foam rubber and plastic, this piece of equipment is commonly used in many sports. Itsmain use is to protect the tibia whichis largely exposed along its anterior medial surface. Identify this vital piece of equipment.
  45. 45. 4. This system raises the vehicle’s centre of gravity and reduce the amount ofballast that is available to balance the car so that it is more predictable while turning. The technology is based on a concept postulated by Dr Richard Feynman which used flywheel energy storage for transfer of energy. Identify this technology.
  46. 46. 5. The scissors, western roll, and the straddle were the techniques used in high jump till the 1960s until the gamewas brought to the new century by a young innovator from Oregon State University. Taking advantage of the raised,softer landing areas by then in use, he added a new twist tothe outmoded Eastern Cut-off. He directed himself over the bar head and shoulders first, sliding over on his back and landing in a fashion which would likely have broken hisneck in the old, sawdust landing pits. Identify the techniquenamed after its innovator who had set the world record with this technique in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
  47. 47. ANSWERS• 1. Helmet• 2. The Lob shot in Tennis• 3. Shinpads or Shinguards used in Hockey, Soccer, Ice hockey etc• 4. Kinetic Energy Recovery System• 5. The Fosbury Flob invented by Dick Fosbury
  48. 48. TIKI TAKA
  49. 49. Answers• 1. Connect between the four teams. All four teams have nicknames based on animal and birdsIvory Coast Football team- The ElephantsSouth African Rugby Team- The SpringboksNew Zealand Cricket Team- The KiwisAustralian Hockey Team – The Kookaburas
  50. 50. • 2. Walter Samuel, Argentine and Inter Milan defender is known as ‘The Wall’. Rahul Dravid is also known as ‘The Wall’ Music in the background- Another Brick in the Wall from the Pink Floyd album ‘The Wall’ The connect is ‘The Wall’
  51. 51. • 3. The silhouettes of Stefan Edbarg (tennis player), Harry Valdon (golf player), Jerry West (basketball player) have been used in the logos of Australian Open, European Tour and NBA.
  52. 52. • 4. All given photos are inspirations for the Olympic mascots
  53. 53. Platypus, echidna and kookaburra- inspiration for syd, millie, olyTerracotta model –inspiration forAthena, the mascotof 2004 olympics Huwa, the Abstract fig- 1996 olympics mascot of 2008 Olympics
  54. 54. The Penultimate Test
  55. 55. 1. Club Atlético Peñarol is the third most successful club in the history of Copa Libertadores having won it 5times. It plays its home matches in thelargest stadium of its country. Identify the nationality of the club.
  56. 56. 2. May El-Khalil, the founder of Beirut Marathon won the Laureus Sport for Good Award in 2011. Who won thisaward in 2004 along with the Mathare Youth Sport Association?
  57. 57. 3. This is the description of the Gold medal match of the 1936 Berlin Olympics by the Special Correspondent of The Hindu. Fill in the blank.Every member of the team was feeling the strain of the defeat to the ______ in the practice match, and no one was in his usual self. I never saw a hockeyteam from India, where the game is definitely of a superior standard compared to the rest of the world, being so obsessed on the eve of the match. The players were nervous as to what the result of the match would be, which was heightened by the feeling that the burden of the countrys honor was on their shoulders. The game was played at a fast pace and was packed with thrilling incidents. The ______ undercut and lifted the ball, but the Indian team countered with brilliant half-volleying and amazing long shots. Twice Dara attempted to score but was declared offside. Dhyan Chand discarded his spiked shoes and stockings and played with bare legs and rubber soles and became speedier in the second half. The vigorous ______ attacks werebrilliantly saved by Allen and Tapsell. The goal scored by Weiss of ______ wasthe only goal scored against the Indians throughout the tournament. The whole Indian team put up a splendid display. Dhyan Chand and Dara impressed by their combination, Tapsell by his reliability and Jaffar by his tremendous bursts of speed.
  58. 58. 4. This team competes along with Australia and New Zealand for thecoveted Tri-nations Cup annually. Theyare currently ranked third in the world. Percy Montgomery is the highestscorer of all time for this team. Which super successful team am I talking about?
  59. 59. Answers• 1. Uruguay• 2. Indian Cricket Team• 3. German Hockey Team• 4. South African Rugby team Connect between the answersUruguay Football Team. Indian Cricket Team, German Hockey Team and South African Rugby Team have won the World Cups of their respective sports in their home

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