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A sports quiz conducted during QFIESTA 2013, the annual quiz fest of QFI Chennai.

A sports quiz conducted during QFIESTA 2013, the annual quiz fest of QFI Chennai.

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  • 1. Welcome to.. Ramesh Natarajan Prashant Sampath Gaurav Sundararaman THE QFI OPEN SPORTS QUIZ
  • 2. In the land of the Chennai Super Kings.. ..This man is a sports “enthusiast” Are you?
  • 3. QFIesta 2013 Thanks to all our sponsors, without whom this would not be possible
  • 4. QFIesta 2013 Thanks also to IIT Madras, Dr. L. S. Ganesh and IIT Madras Quiz Club for their continued support of QFI We would also like to thank Rajen Prabhu
  • 5. Rules 1.50 questions totaling 60 points 2.No Negative Marking. 3.Questions 16 – 30 are tie breakers
  • 6. Identify this fashion ‗queen‘ 1
  • 7. Tania Sachdev
  • 8. 2 The man pictured below has acted in multiple movies including Batwara, Sali Adhi Gharwali, Zakhmi Jagirdar, Subedar, Kudi Canada Di, West is West and many more. His most recent and high-profile appearance has been in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as Farhan Akhtar (Milkha Singh)‘s coach. Identify. << Video deleted >>
  • 9. Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh‘s father. Also, one of the one-test wonders.
  • 10. 3 Which are the three countries to have hosted the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year?
  • 11. France - 1924 -Winter : Chamonix ; Summer : Paris United States - 1932 – Winter : Lake Placid ; Summer : Los Angeles Germany - 1936 – Winter : Garmisch-Partenkirchen ; Summer : Berlin
  • 12. 4 Complete this exhaustive list Jaipal Singh, Lal Shah Bokhari, Dhyan Chand, Kishan Lal, K. D. Singh "Babu―, Balbir Singh, Sr., Charanjit Singh and ________________
  • 13. Vasudevan Bhaskaran Captains of Gold medal winning Indian Olympic Hockey Teams
  • 14. Offensive • Vertical Stack • Horizontal Stack • Spread • Hybrid • Tri-force • Wildcat Offense Defensive • One-on-one • Zone defense • Wedge • Cup • Wall • Electric Slide • Junk Defense 5 The various strategies in this sport include: Identify the sport.
  • 15. Ultimate. Also called Ultimate Frisbee, as Frisbee is a trademark. Both answers accepted.
  • 16. 6 This sports franchise was based out of a city which was named after the person in the first picture. It took its name from the nickname of the city, which was derived from the British commander Lord Cornwallis‘ quote about the city's fierce resistance to British occupation. Which franchise?
  • 17. Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte‘s nickname is The Hornet's Nest
  • 18. 7 Before the start of the London Olympics 2012, Steve Redgrave was the most decorated Olympian from Great Britain in terms of medals won. Two Olympians overtook him after the London Olympics. Who are they?
  • 19. Chris Hoy & Bradley Wiggins
  • 20. 8 The origin of this term is believed to have originated from the following incident: During Australia's 1989 Ashes tour, the context of a conversation was the timing of a declaration on the final day. When some players urged an early closure to maximize the chances of a 5-0 result, the Queenslander Carl Rackemann argued pithily that ‗_______ ________' would only result if Australia batted longer than England expected forcing them into the demoralizing state of bowling and fielding in futility. FITB.
  • 21. Mental Disintegration
  • 22. 9 Leander Paes‘ defeat of Pete Sampras in the 3rd round of the 1997 Pilot Pen International is something that most of us know. What is lesser known is Paes‘ 1st and 2nd round opponents were also big scalps. His 1st round opponent was an Olympic gold medalist and the 2nd round opponent a two-time grand slam winner and an Olympic silver medalist. Name both.
  • 23. 9 Marc Rosset. 1992 Olympics Gold Medalist. Sergei Bruguera. 1996 Olympics Silver Medalist, 1993 and 94 French Open Champion.
  • 24. 10 Peter Thomson, an Australian, was the inspiration behind this tournament, started in 1964. Thomson used to stop off at a country whilst travelling worldwide to play the sport and soon realized its potential and thought the best way to promote the tournament was to make it an international one. He himself continued to play in it and won it thrice (1964, ‗66 and ‗‘76). The first Indian winner of this tournament was Prem Gopal Sethi in 1965. Which tournament?
  • 25. Indian Open Golf
  • 26. 11 This company was established in 1922 by Lala Arjan Das Kohli. Their products are used in 148 countries which include netballs, basketballs, fitness equipment, gymnastics equipment and so on. Their most famous equipment is an extremely common sight in the offices of Indian IT companies. Peter Karlsson, a doubles world champion and singles European champion, is their brand ambassador. Name the company.
  • 27. Stag
  • 28. 12 This footballer‘s international career lasted from 1989 to 2010, making him the only footballer to play an international in four different decades . He made his debut on 22 October 1989 against Trinidad and Tobago and played his last match on 17 November 2010 against San Marino. Frank Rijkaard, once said: "Dennis Bergkamp was brilliant for _______ but the best No.10 we ever had was _______‖. He was referred to as 'The Man of Glass', because of his proneness to injury which hampered his career. He was also called as Professor for his incredible knowledge of the game. He ranks among the all time great footballers not to have played a single World Cup game. Writing for FourFourTwo.com Paul Simpson aptly summed him up, ―Through all these vicissitudes, ____________ has remained imperturbable, apparently harbouring fewer regrets than Edith Piaf. But his career has not been worthy of his talent. ― Who is this legend?
  • 29. Jari Litmanen
  • 30. 13 Which racquet sports player holds the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records?
  • 31. Jahangir Khan
  • 32. 14 Who/What will complete the analogy?
  • 33. Commissioner's Trophy It is the only championship trophy of the four major sports in the United States that is not named after a person
  • 34. 15 The stadium hosted its only ODI Match, also the first ever ODI to be played in India on November 25, 1981 between India and England. Charles Correa designed both the stadium and the Club House. Once a new stadium with the same name came up in the outskirts of the city, it hasn't been used for international cricket. But it did host 12 matches during the 2008 season of the Indian Cricket League(ICL). Name the stadium.
  • 35. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
  • 36. *16 The Golden Generation of Portuguese football consisted of players who graduated to the senior team from the team that won consecutive FIFA Youth Championships in 1989 and 1991. As a result, Portugal reached the semi-finals of the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship and were runners-up four years later. They were also the 2006 FIFA World Cup semi-finalists after a dominating run. Who was the head coach at both the 1989 and 1991 events and is credited with discovering the Golden Generation? In 1998, he authored a blueprint to ensure that the United States men's national team could become a legitimate force to win the FIFA World Cup by 2010 .
  • 37. Carlos Queiroz
  • 38. *17 Whose sporting biography? -- Winner of Britain's Strongest Man competition in 1980 and 1982. -- Runner up in the 1980 Europe's Strongest Man competition. -- 15th in discus throw in the 1984 Olympic Games -- In 1986 he was also the national discus champion for the first and only time. -- His personal best of 65.16m makes him the second best British thrower .
  • 39. Richard Slaney
  • 40. *18 Quite remarkably, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have not lost a single doubles match in the Davis Cup since April 6, 1996. To add, they have lost only two matches in the Davis Cup as a doubles pair. Name both pairs to whom they have lost. Both of them belong to European countries.
  • 41. Jonas Bjorkman / Nicklas Kulti Paul Haarhuis / Jacco Eltingh
  • 42. *19 Who was the inspiration behind this song and which band sung it?
  • 43. Scott Muller and Brett Lee‘s Six and Out The incident occurred in a Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Bellerive Oval in Hobart in 1999 where Muller‗s bowling had been below his best. Muller made an inaccurate throw from the outfield, and the words "He can't bowl, and he can't throw― went on air and the finger was pointed at teammate Shane Warne, who was fielding close to the stump microphone, as the source of the comment. Warne denied it but Muller was unconvinced.
  • 44. *20 ____ ____ Arena, is a hockey arena located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Completed in 1979 at a cost of $57 million, the venue is named after a former champion, who grew up in Detroit. Only two other NHL arenas — Madison Square Garden in New York City and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coloseum on Long Island — do not have corporate sponsorship names. FITB.
  • 45. Joe Louis Arena
  • 46. *21 Scottish author Gordon Lang coined this term. It describes the ―psychic shock experienced on collision with reality by those whose expectations are founded on false assumptions". The origin of this term lies in the 1999 British Open Golf Championship played in this course, when the world's greatest players failed to play to theoretical par for the distance. Eventually the winner Paul Lawrie finished six strokes over par. Complaints about the difficulty of the ancient course, which is played over every day by local residents, were loudest from the most fancied professionals. The phrase is not confined to golf, but can be applied to any undertaking after being started in expectation of easy victory goes wrong when unsuspected difficulties are encountered. Which term?
  • 47. The Carnoustie Effect. The course is also jocularly referred to as Carnasty.
  • 48. *22 He coached Brøndby IF to two championships in 1990 and 1991. He saved FC Köln from relegation in 1993 and guided Ajax to the double of the championship and Dutch Cup in 1998. In spite of all this, he was fired from all the clubs he had coached. He then moved on to coach his national team in 1999 and startlingly continues to do so. He is the only person ever in football to achieve the double of 100 appearances for his country both as a player as well as a coach. Two of the national team‘s nicknames are named after him. The first one is based on the name of a film series and the second one rhymes with a comedy-crime caper movie. Identify the person or either of the nicknames
  • 49. Morten Olsen, coach of Denmark Nicknames: The Olsen Gang or Olsen's Eleven
  • 50. *23 The longest reigning No 1 in the ATP Rankings history in terms of total number of weeks spent at the top is Roger Federer with 302 weeks and in the WTA Rankings history it is Steffi Graf with 377 weeks. The question is, who holds the record for the shortest reign as No. 1 in the ATP tour (1 week) and in the WTA tour (2 weeks). Incidentally, they belong to the same country.
  • 51. Patrick Rafter & Evonne Goolagong
  • 52. *24 From 1998-2009, the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) held the IAAF Golden League. In the year 2010, they introduced the IAAF Diamond League to replace the Golden League. What is the main difference between the IAAF Diamond and Golden League?
  • 53. Diamond League events are held across the world while the Golden league was restricted to Europe alone.
  • 54. *25 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an international professional ice hockey league based in Russia founded in 2008. It is commonly considered to be the strongest hockey league in Eurasia, and the second-best in the world. The league currently consists of 28 teams, of which 21 are based out of Russia. What is the name of the trophy that is awarded to the winner of the 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season? The Cup was named so because the last possible game of the inaugural KHL season would take place on April 12 , the anniversary of a momentous event in Russia‘s history.
  • 55. *25 Gagarin Cup, after Yuri Gagarin.
  • 56. *26 _________ _________ __________ _______ : A Journey to the heart of cricket's underworld is a book written by Ed Hawkins and released in 2012. The book is a journey to the core of India's illegal bookmaking industry and attempts to expose the scale of corruption and match fixing that runs rife through world cricket. The title is inspired by the name of a novel, which was also made into a successful movie in 2011.
  • 57. Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy. The movie being Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
  • 58. *27 The teams were Triple Espresso - Thierry Henry, Francesco Totti, Hidetoshi Nakata The Onetouchables - Patrick Viera, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Paul Scholes Toros Locos - Fredrick Ljunberg, Javier Saviola, Luis Enrique Ceterbrus - Edgar Davids, Lilian Thuram, Sylvain Wiltord Os Tornados - Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo Funk Seoul Brothers - Denilson, Ronaldinho, Seol Ki-Hyeon Tutto Bene - Fabio Cannavaro, Tomas Rosicky, Rio Ferdinand Equip Del Fuego - Claudio Lopez, Gaizka Mendieta, Hernan Crespo. In which tournament would you have seen this eclectic collection of footballers?
  • 59. The Nike Secret Tournament ad also featuring Eric Cantona.
  • 60. *28 Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games from 1896 to 1924 but was dropped later due to disputes between the ITF and the IOC over allowing amateur players to compete. After two appearances as a demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984, it returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Which person, who was the head of ITF at that time is widely credited for the return of tennis to the Olympic Games?
  • 61. Philippe Chartrier
  • 62. *29 Whose picture is missing? What is the exhaustive connection between the three of them?
  • 63. Dirk Nannes First cricketers to play for two different countries in Tests, ODIs and T20Is repectively. Billy Midwinter – Tests Kepler Wessels – ODIs Dirk Nannes – T20Is
  • 64. *30 This stadium‘s four Grandstands are named Olympic, Colombes, Amsterdam and America. It is listed by FIFA as one of the football world's classic stadiums. On July 18, 1983, it was declared as a ―World Football Historical Monument‖ by FIFA and is the only building of its kind to get the title. Which stadium is this? Also explain the reason behind its name.
  • 65. Estadio Centenario, Montevideo 100th anniversary of the swearing in of the first Constitution of Uruguay
  • 66. 31 Formula Rossa is a roller coaster located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. It is the world's fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/hr. The coaster train accelerates to its top speed in approximately 4.9 seconds. The giant structure is 2.2 km in length, ranking it 6th in the world. What inspired the shape/design of the giant structure?
  • 67. The F1 circuit at Monza
  • 68. 32 The three youngest chess grandmasters in the world are : • Serjey Karjakin – 12 y 7m 0d • ____________ - 13y 4m 22d • Magnus Carlsen – 13y 4m 27d Who is blanked out?
  • 69. Parimarjan Negi
  • 70. 33 The name of the mascot chosen for the 2014 FIFA football world cup is Fuleco. Fuleco basically represents an animal which has a particular characteristic which led the organizers to choose it as the mascot. Which animal and what characteristic?
  • 71. Armadillo Because of the fact that when it wants to defend itself from predators, it rolls itself up into a ball.
  • 72. 34 A quite interesting LinkedIn profile of an ex- Zimbabwean cricketer. He is also the first Test cricketer to play in the Isle Of Man cricket league. Identify him with the help of the details shown in the next two slides. < Pictures follow in next two slides>
  • 73. Travis Friend
  • 74. 35 In the 2012 London Olympics, two Indian athletes qualified for the finals of field events in athletics. (1) was born in Mysore and grew up in Maryland, US and is a 2006 NCAA national champion. (2) belongs to a Jat family and hails from Haryana. He/she is a two-time Asian Games bronze medallist and a Commonwealth Games gold medalist. Identify (1) and (2)
  • 75. 1. – Vikas Gowda 2. - Krishna Poonia
  • 76. 36 A B X Fill up the blanked out parts of this Adidas print advertisement.
  • 77. X -World Record Goals in a Year A - Gerd Muller ; B - Lionel Messi
  • 78. 37 This character was created as a political cartoon in 1869 and was later re-invented, as a Second World War action hero in 1942. Dressed as a habitant, farmer, logger, rancher or soldier, he was characterized as wholesome and simple-minded and was often depicted resisting the bullying of John Bull or Uncle Sam. In the mid-20th century a sporting franchise which shares its name with the character started using a lumberjack rendition as their logo, which they later abandoned. But the character has made a comeback in last decade and has been adopted unofficially, as a second team mascot and an alternate logo. It is also reference quite regularly in a popular TV sitcom. Which sporting franchise is this?
  • 79. Vancouver Canucks, the character is Johnny Canuck
  • 80. 38 Who is the only athlete to carry his/her country‘s flag in both the Olympics and Paralympics in the same year?
  • 81. Natalie du Toit, South Africa in 2008
  • 82. 39 The following slide shows the Dutch squad which won the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship. Whose name has been blanked out? Picture of the player in the slide after that.
  • 83. Wim Koevermans, Coach of the Indian football team
  • 84. 40 It is one of India‘s oldest tournaments first held in 1911 and was named after the person who donated the gold cup in the 1930s .The trophy was valued at close to Rs 3 lakh in 1988 but has now been declared to be worth just Rs 70,000. The weight of the cup has also reduced drastically from 2.75 kilograms in 1988 to 1.86 kilograms. This revelation is following an evaluation using Electron Probe Micro Analyser of the quality and quantity of the gold contained in the cup. Which trophy/tournament is this?
  • 85. Moin-ud-Dowla Gold Cup
  • 86. 41 On 24 October 1998, New Zealand played Zimbabwe in an ODI in the Wills Knock Out trophy / Mini World Cup. Due to the nature of the tournament a first of a kind event at that point in time was introduced. NZ won this match by 5 wickets and hence the need for that event to be incorporated was not required. This could have been the first instance of what?
  • 87. Bowl Out
  • 88. 42 The following slide contains a the poster of a movie released in 2013. What‘s behind the blanked out area?
  • 89. 42 Based on the Jackie Robinson Story
  • 90. 43 This chess variant invented in the 1920s by the then reigning champion incorporates two new pieces and is played on a 10×8 board. He believed that chess would be played out in a few decades and games between grandmasters would always end in draws. The threat of "draw death" for chess was his main motivation for creating a more complex and richer version of the game. He therefore created two new pieces – a)The chancellor - combines powers of a rook and a knight. B)The archbishop - combines powers of a bishop and a knight. [Picture next slide] Who?
  • 91. • Jose Raul Capablanca
  • 92. 44 Sachin Tendulkar played only the 5th ODI of the 1998 Sahara Cup. He was not a part of the Indian squad itself for the first four ODI‘s of the tournament. What was the reason for his absence?
  • 93. Represented the Indian team at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.
  • 94. 45 The _____ Theory was proposed by Bill Simmons, "the sports guy" on ESPN. It is based on the time basketballer _____ _____ spent at Georgetown Hoyas and later the New York Knicks. Another example of the theory includes how Seattle Mariner's fortunes were affected after Alex Rodriguez's departure. Closer home, it could also be applied to Mumbai Indians and Sachin Tendulkar. FITB.
  • 95. Patrick Ewing. The theory being teams are better off when their greatest player is not playing for them.
  • 96. 46 This Spanish club has had a cozy relationship with Disney and have had the pleasure of sporting superhero monikers on their jerseys. In the past two years, their jerseys have sported the moniker of "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3". Their young mascots have donned the attires of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk. Their jersey can be seen in the picture in the next slide. Name the club.
  • 97. Rayo Vallecano
  • 98. 47 X was a term used in the 1650s for races among gondoliers held on the Grand Canal in Venice. It literally means "contention for mastery‖ and is derived from the Italian word for compete, haggle or sell at retail . ID X?
  • 99. Regatta
  • 100. 48 __________ __________, started by Paul Ford is a long-suffering Kiwi cricket supporters group who operate under the motto ―It‘s about passion, not fashion‖ and divert attention from the current team by donning the old brown and tan one-day uniforms from the 1980s. FITB.
  • 101. Beige Brigade
  • 102. 49 The Laureus World Sports Awards are awarded annually to people who have been outstanding in the previous year in their respective sporting categories. Previous winners of the action sportsperson of the year award include Kelly Slater (surfing), Stephane Gilmore (surfing),Shaun White (snowboarding/skateboarding). Who won the award in this category in the year 2013?
  • 103. Felix Baumgartner for Skydiving.
  • 104. 50 To whom did Darren Lehmann dedicate his century after scoring this hundred against Sri Lanka in 2004. <Video deleted>
  • 105. David Hookes
  • 106. Thank you very much !! We hope you fell Hookes, Line and Sinker for the quiz.