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Cricket-Politics-Hindi Films quiz done at the BCQC in Oct 2008

Cricket-Politics-Hindi Films quiz done at the BCQC in Oct 2008

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  • 1. Balls Scheme 1 st 4 – 5 pts – written (name, place, animal, thing) Next 12 – 10 - passing Last 2 – 10 – team nominee Answers at the end! Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkseema/2372998076/
  • 2. Note 1. This is a quiz on Indian Politics, Hindi Films, and Indian Cricket. 2. This quiz was conducted on Oct 12, 2008 under the aegis of the BCQC by J. Ramanand. 8. License Note: you are free to share and reuse these questions provided you clearly attribute the questions to the author. In particular, the facts in these questions are in the public domain but in the case where you are re-using the framing of the question, the author requests the courtesy of due credit!
  • 3. Q01 Identify
  • 4. Q02 Identify place and connection to Indian cricket
  • 5. Q03 Which cricketer is nicknamed after this? Harpodoron Nehereus
  • 6. Q04 Discovered & marketed by Robert Chesebrough Gets its name from German for “water” + Greek for “oil”
  • 7. Q05 M.J.Gopalan was a Test cricketer who also played Hockey for India at the highest level. M. K. Gopalan Trophy was introduced as a trophy between which two teams?
  • 8. Q06 Which Indian won an Oxford Blue in 1987? Hint: he is well known in another field these days
  • 9.
    • 00 – Aus – Brisbane – 28 Nov 1947
    • 14 – Eng – Lord’s – 22 Jun 1946
    • 35 – Pak – Calcutta – 12 Dec 1952
    • 00 – Eng – Manchester – 20 Jul 1946
    • 06 – Pak – Karachi – 26 Feb 1955
    • 29 – WI – Calcutta – 31 Dec 1948
    • 17 – WI – Port of Spain – 19 Feb 1953
    • 05 – Eng – Manchester – 20 Jul 1946
    • 41 - Eng – Bombay – 14 Dec 1951
    • 00 –Eng – Bombay – 14 Dec 1951
    • 00* - WI – Bridgetown – 7 Feb 1953
    • Note: the dates indicate beginning of the Test
    • Who is common to this list and why?
    Q07
  • 10. Q08 In the Ranji Trophy, what is common only to the following teams w.r.t something they did at the beginning of the associated season? UP (52-53) Rajputana (52-53) MP (52-53) Holkar (52-53) Railways (75-76)
  • 11. Q09 He made his domestic 1 st class debut in 75-76 against the Rest of India at Nagpur. He scored 110, which included several sixes off the likes of Bishen Bedi. Who and how was this debutant personally affected as a result?
  • 12. Q10 Their only Test stumpings are: X: Frank King, Clyde Walcott Y: Carl Hooper Who?
  • 13. Q11 What achievement is common to these teams in the following years? (not an exhaustive list) East Zone – 1949, 1979 West Zone – 1956 Combined East & West – 1967 Karnataka – 1979, 2000 Mumbai – 1998
  • 14. Q12 South Africa’s 1 st tour to India was hastily arranged after their reinstatement. Why was there a gap in the Indian international playing calendar, such that South Africa could step in?
  • 15. Q13 Connect “ It’s Now or Never”
  • 16. Q14 In the Sahara Cup 1998, this player was asked to replace Jatin Paranjpe who was injured after the first three matches. However, the replacement could not be contacted since he was away on holiday. As a result he missed the 4 th game. Eventually, the player was reached and rushed to Toronto, where he featured in the last game. The question: who was the player and why was he not picked to be part of the initial squad for the Sahara Cup?
  • 17. Last Wicket
  • 18. Q15 Chandu Borde, Polly Umrigar, K.N.Prabhu are among those who “contributed” in a certain way. This has led to something being commemorated on 3 February annually, particularly at Eden Gardens What?
  • 19. Q16 In 1974, a home Test vs WI was to be played at Delhi Captain Pataudi and VC Gavaskar were both unfit On the eve of the Test, Board Vice President Ram Prakash Mehra made an announcement about the next captain. This was a potential ‘first’ But the next day, Venkat made captain! Who was earlier announced as captain and what first would it have been?
  • 20.
    • Answers
    • Eknath Solkar, famous 1971 Test victory over England
    • Cooch-Behar (a domestic trophy for junior cricket)
    • Ajit Agarkar (the Bombay Duck)
    • Vaseline, which became controversial during an English Test tour of India when Bishen Bedi accused John Snow of using it to tamper with the ball
    • Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka (then Ceylon)
    • Rajdeep Sardesai
    • Vinoo Mankad; played in all 11 positions in a Test
    • Changed their zones (The first four moved to the newly created Central Zone from their respective zones; Railways joined later)
    • Dilip Vengsarkar, who was nicknamed “Colonel” after C.K.Nayudu because Nagpur was Nayudu’s hometown and the knock reminded people of him
  • 21.
    • Vijay and Sanjay Manjrekar
    • Defeated touring Test teams in first-class matches
    • The Pakistan ODI tour was called off after Shiv Sainiks dug up the Wankhede pitch
    • “ Now or Never” and “Never take a backward step” were coined by psychologist Sandy Gordon as Indian team mottos for the 2003 World Cup and the Test Tour of Australia; the Aus. Emblem features the emu and kangaroo who are said to be unable to move backwards
    • Sachin Tendulkar; The Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur were held at the same time and two cricket teams had to be sent; India did miserably at both
    • Gave blood to Nari Contractor after he was felled by Charlie Griffith; the most famous donor being Sir Frank Worrell, whose birthday is commemorated as Blood Donation Day
    • Farokh Engineer, who would have become the first keeper to captain India (a distinction now held by M. S. Dhoni)

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