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IIM Indore Quiz Club Presents iMBA! Sports & Video Games QuizRules:1. Teams of up to 3 Details: members Date - 14th Oct2. Bring a pen. By3. No prior Abhishek Upadhya registration Abhishek Pai required. Abhimanyu Anup Rameen
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1.• Following the game, he stated ( paraphrased) -"Although we had said before the game that football hadnothing to do with the Malvinas(Falklands) war, we knew theyhad killed a lot of our boys there, killed them like little birds.And this was revenge.”The 2nd one went through this path - Beardsley, Reid, Butcher,Fenwick, Butcher (again), and finally goalkeeper Peter Shilton.What was the first?
1.• The (in)famous “Handof God” Goal byDiego Maradona
2.• X is a sport played in the rural areas and small towns all over the Indian subcontinent, as well as Cambodia.• X is known by various other names: it is called alak-doulak in Persian, Iti-Dakar in Sindhi, Lappa-Duggi in Pashto and Kon ko in khmer, the Cambodian language.• There are no records of the games origin in the South Asia or of its existence before the arrival of Europeans. However a similar game known as Lippa has a history of being played in Italy and southern Europe and Tip-cat which was played in the UK.• X?
3.• This is the “Sweet Spot” of a Baseball bat, the region where the contact between the bat and the ball results in the most effective hit.• http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~cross/E10a. mov
4.• X (Estonian: naisekandmine , Finnish: eukonkanto or akankanto, Swedish: kärringkånk) is a sport in which competitors race while holding a weight. The objective is for the competitors to carry the weight through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced at Sonkajärvi, Finland.• Several types of carry may be practised: piggyback, firemans carry (over the shoulder), or Estonian-style (the weight hangs upside-down gripping the runners waist).• One of the official rules : " All participants must have fun"• Major X competitions are held in Sonkajärvi, Finland (where the prize depends on the weights value in beer); Monona, Wisconsin; Minocqua, Wisconsin; and Marquette, Michigan.• As of Jan 2011 this sport has been introduced in Kerala as well.
5*.• What act was first discussed in this clip titled“Swannys Ashes Video Diary - Episode3” dated 18th November 2010? It is said to havebeen introduced to the team by Collingwood.The actual version was seen a few weeks later.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EIwhljK2PA
6.• The X ruling is a European Court of Justice ruling handed down on May 8, 2003 in favour of X, a Slovak handball player.• It declared that citizens of certain countries which have signed agreements with the European Union, have the same right to freedom of work and movement within the EU as EU citizens. Thus any restrictions placed on their right to work (such as quotas setting maximum numbers of such foreign players in sports teams) are deemed illegal under EU law.• The legal actions in Germany set a precedent for professional sports in Europe, which have had a wide-ranging effect, especially in regard to English county cricket and European professional rugby.
7.• Gunters chain is a measuring device used for land survey. It was designed and introduced in 1620 by English clergyman and mathematician Edmund Gunter (1581–1626) long before the development of the theodolite and other more sophisticated equipment, enabling plots of land to be accurately surveyed and plotted, for legal and commercial purposes.• Today the Gunter Chains most famous legacy is that it gave us the accurate length of the _____________ .
8.• Famous Quotes by X about George Foreman.• “Ive seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.”• “ I’m gonna ____ ____ _ _______, _____ ____ _ ___ George can’t hit, what his hands can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t He thinks he will, but I know he won’t.X, and the Blanked Quote? No part points. Blanks indicative of word size.
8.• Muhammad Ali/ Cassius Clay• Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXzQqqn- rVc
9.• Get Set Go…• "X" comes from a Greek word , a measure of length equalling approximately 200 metres. The oldest known X is the one in Olympia, in the western Peloponnese, Greece, where the Olympic Games of antiquity were held since 776 BC.• Initially the Games consisted of a single event, a sprint along the length of the X. Therefore the length of Olympias X became somewhat of a standard measure of distance.• The current connotation of X is however, different. X?
10*.• Scene: Set in a picturesque venue in Palma de Mallorca in Balearic Islands, Spain.• Venue: Velodrome Palma. Its main function is hosting indoor track cycling races on a banked track. It has hosted the 2007 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.• We’re not interested in that. Cut to our story.• One is the king of X, the other the king of Y. This 2007 faceoff was to decide who is the king of both. Both adapted well and changed shoes between games. The Y fellow eventually won.• Either tell me “X versus Y” or Name this series of matches.
10*.• Grass versus Clay / The Battle of Surfaces
11.• The sport was popular in ancient times in India, China, Persia, and other Eastern countries and was introduced into Greece in the time of Themistocles (c. 524– 460 BC). For a long time the Romans affected to despise this "Greek diversion," but they ended up adopting it so enthusiastically that the agricultural writer Columella (1st century AD) complained that its devotees often spent their whole patrimony in betting at the side of the pit.• The 2011 Tamil film Aadukalam starring Dhanush revolves around the practice of this sport in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
12.• Cityville, Fishville, Yoville,Castleville, FrontierVi lle• So, Farmville
13.• "X" is a warning phrase used in English-speaking countries to indicate that an explosive detonation in a confined space is imminent. It originated with miners, who needed to warn their fellows that a charge had been set.• The first cannons developed were discharged, shot or exploded by placing a flaming torch to a small hole packed with gunpowder and leading to the main powder charge. This caused the main charge to explode, propelling the cannon ball to the enemy, or sometimes, blowing up the cannon and all standing nearby.• Hence, X was both a command to the torch man, and a warning to all around.• However, junta here know it with a similar meaning but a different context
14.• X is a 1998 American comedy starring South Parkcreators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.• The game usually lasts nine innings (although seven isalso common), with a halftime. It lasts as long as has been agreed. In the event of a tie, extra innings are played.• There are two teams, traditionally with three players on each.• OFFENSE : For the team on offense, after the order of players is determined, a player chooses a square. The squares from the free throw line are singles, from the top of the key is a double, the three point line is a triple, and half-court is a home run.• DEFENSE For the team on defense, two players (usually rotating the line-up) are on the court. The principal weapon is the psyche-out, a diversionary tactic to break the shooters concentration and make him miss.
15*.• Left is a comic strip about the game Tetris. It is titled ‘A’.• Right is an actual game made by a fan, titled ‘B’.• Seeing what’s happening in the two images, deduce the two names.• No part points.
16.• X has been an integral part of celebration since Moët et Chandon started offering this to the winners of ____________ events. At the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans, winner Dan Gurney and A.J.Foyt started some tradition that lives up to this day. What?
16.• Champagne Spraying at the Formula 1 Grand Prix Podium
17.• By defeating Sam Stosur in womens singles final of The French Open in 2010, X became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam event.• The then 29-year old never progressed beyond the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam event, and only won 3 minor singles title before this breakthrough. X is the second oldest woman since 1968 to win her first Grand Slam title.• As the 17th-seed, X was also the first since 1933 to win the title by someone who is not in the Top 10 ranking.• Who?
18.• Tennis Beauty • Her own perfume named X was marketed in 1989. Great American Doll Company launched a doll in the shape of a tennis playing X in 1994. She was elected as one of the 50 most beautiful people in 1992 by the People’s magazine. X once said “When I lose a match, I know that I lose on the court and not in life.”• Also called “The Pride of Pampas”. Who is X?
19.• Formula for deciding truncated matches• Duckworth and Lewis• V Jayadevan (VJD method)• The Duckworth and Lewis Method Band
20*.• X (1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 5, 2004 in Bangalore, India) was a striker for Y based in Panaji, Goa.• X collided with Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Subrata Paul, in the 78th minute of the Federation Cup finals. While scoring his second goal after chasing the ball into the box, he collided with the keeper, staggered away and then collapsed.• X, who was the highest paid footballer in India, signed up for Y in September 2004. He had only recently moved to X on a transfer from Kolkatas East Bengal F.C.• Y retired Xs #10 shirt. It filed a complaint of criminal negligence against Subrata Paul, Hosmat Hospital, and the Karnataka State Football Association - the local organizers. Paul was suspended for 2 months.• X, Y? [ 1 per answer, both for star]
21.• The Formula 1 Contract Recognition Board exists to make legal rulings on whether or not contracts are valid. In the past, it has sometimes acted as an arbitration service in disputes over drivers and has come up with compromise solutions to complex contractual problems.• The most notable result was back in 1994 when the Contract Recognition Board ruled that David Coulthard could not leave Williams despite his desire to go to McLaren in 1995, ordering that Coulthard had to stay in Williams for at least 1 one year.• What incident led to the creation of this board?
21.• The CRB was formed after Michael Schumacher signed to drive for the Benetton team in 1991, despite having agreed to discuss a contract with the Jordan team
22.• This football tournament was started in Shimla in 1888 by British India’s then Foreign Secretary, X (surname indicated). The tournament was originally intended to serve as recreation for British troops stationed in India.• The tournament survives till date, and is the third-oldest football tourney in the world. It is now held in Delhi and is conducted by the military. Its first winners were the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1888, and the most recent winners were Chirag United SC.• Winners are awarded the President’s Cup, the X Cup and the Shimla Trophy
23.• The term is thought to derive from the 18th and 19th century slang term "to pull Yorkshire" on a person meaning to trick or deceive them. The origin of the term was once debated on the BBC radio programme Test Match Special, but to no avail.• The only conclusion from the commentary team was "What else would you call it?".• What is the term ?
24.• Clue 1: He played one first-class cricket match for Essex, against Lancashire at Aigburth in 1962, making 0 not out in the first innings, and was bowled by Colin Hilton, again for 0, in the second. He is currently Director of Football for McDonalds fast food chain.• Clue 2: He had played one game short of 500 for West Ham, scoring 252 goals. He was briefly Player/Manager for Telford United, served as assistant coach for England from 1977-1982, and managed Chelsea for two years after that.• Clue 3: In the games history as the only player to have score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.
25*.• Fears concerning the potential of the Large Hadron Collider to end the Earth -- once dismissed as naive -- were nearly made manifest, when a crowbar-wielding hero was forced to repel an alien invasion brought through a temporal vortex that was accidentally opened by the mammoth doomsday machine.• Ok, that actually didn’t happen. Since there was some concern at the time about the potential of the Large Hadron Collider to explode the world, the bloggers at Reddit took the necessary precautions by sending this researcher a few safety tools: a crowbar, a headcrab hat, and a _______ strategy guide. Not only did he receive this survival package, but it seems he put it to fantastic use.• So, why was this CERN researcher made famous by the Internet? Looking for specific keywords
25*.• This CERN researcher looked the spitting image of Gordon Freeman, the protagonist from Half-Life. The internet gaming community went mad.
26.• In ancient Greece they were awarded to victors, both in athletic competitions and in poetic meets; in Rome they were symbols of martial victory, crowning a successful commander during his triumph.• In some countries it is used as symbol of the masters degree. It is given to young masters in the graduation ceremony of the university.• Alfa Romeo added it to their logo after they won the inaugural Automobile World Championship in 1925 with the P2 racing car.• What is it ?
27.• X is naturally right-handed, but became a left-handed batsman at a young age so that he could use his brothers sporting equipment.• He was dubbed ‘Lord Snooty’ by The Wisden Cricketer, which went on to remark: "At the crease it was sometimes uncertain whether his partner was a batsman or a bat-man being dispatched to take his discarded sweater to the pavilion or carry his kit bag. But mutiny was afoot among the lower orders.• In one match X, after reaching his fifty, raised his bat to the home balcony, only to find it deserted." Identify X.
29.• It is a game of strategy that was originally played in China and Japan, but is now popular worldwide. Like Chess, it is supposed to be an intelligent game.• A key element of the game is the verbal warning to an opponent that his piece is about to be captured. The Japanese term for this warning was used by the founder of a company to name it.• What was/is the name of this company which was not founded in Japan?• What’s the name of the game?
30*.• Herzogenaurach is a small Bavarian town in present day Germany. It is famous for being divided into two factions because of a conflict b/w ‘X’ and ‘Y’ which arose around 7 decades ago. The people belonging to the two groups don’t live together. They don’t work together. Intermarriage is out of the question. They even support two rival football teams. In fact the town is like a mini Berlin with a river flowing in between.• In the past the town was also referred to as "the town of bent necks", because townfolk would not strike a conversation with a stranger until they had first looked down at the _____ that person was wearing.• Enough hints in the question. Which legendary conflict am i talking about ?