Chequered Flag
Sports quiz prelims
By: P.K and Nishanth
25 questions
* marked questions to resolve ties.
Questions 5,10,15,20,25 are * questions.
In case of a tie in the fina...
1. The exact origins of the use of a X to end races are lost in history,
although there are many theories. A possible thou...
2. X became the first professional player to feature on
the cover page of gay magazine Attitude when he
posed nude for Oct...
3. Yaaru yaara bagge helidaru? :P
“I never dared to break the glass of his
house while playing cricket as I used to be
ext...
4. On October 31st 2010,who ended Tiger
Woods’ 281 week long reign as the world’s
top ranked golfer?
**5. Id.
6. Connect
7. Born 30 November 1990, X is a Norwegian
chess Grandmaster and chess prodigy. On 26
April 2004 X became a Grandmaster at...
8. Id
9. Who is the only driver to be awarded the
F1 championship posthumously?
**10. Team Esperanza 2-3 Team Phoenix
What was so special about this game of
football?
11. “leaving Pakistan cricket because get
bad msg fr 1 man fr lose the match in last
game.”
Whose facebook status was this?
12. Sir Vivian Richards 1984
Saeed Anwar 1997
Charles Coventry 2009
_____ ________
Fill in the blank. If you don’t crack t...
13. Which duo promoted this slogan?
14. On X’s death in 1981 did Muhammad Ali
pay his respects saying, “I just gave lip
Service to being the greatest. He was ...
**15. The roof has a total surface area of 200,000
square metres (2,200,000 sq ft) with a perimeter of
2,200 metres (7,200...
17. Kannada Rajyotsava month and all that!
Who were the only two gold medal
winners from Karnataka at the 2010
Commonwealt...
18. The infamous “Toiletgate” controversy
that occurred in the 2006 World chess
championship involved which two players?
21. Crazy shit 
“maintain erect dick”.. Anagram of which
sportsperson/team?!!!
22. As a child he could not afford golf balls.
At one point, he recollected to reporters:
"When we were kids we couldn't a...
24. The GRE hangover!
Indian Summers: John Wright
WideAngle: ?
**25.
Answers to follow.
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  1. 1. Chequered Flag Sports quiz prelims By: P.K and Nishanth
  2. 2. 25 questions * marked questions to resolve ties. Questions 5,10,15,20,25 are * questions. In case of a tie in the finals, prelim scores will be used as tie-breaker. Quizmaster’s decision is final. Lets get cracking!
  3. 3. 1. The exact origins of the use of a X to end races are lost in history, although there are many theories. A possible though unlikely theory is that horse races during the early days of the settlement of the American Midwest were followed by large public meals and that to signal that the meals were ready and racing should come to an end, a __________ tablecloth was waved. Another origin theory claim is that the X's earliest known use was for 19th century bicycle races in France. A more likely explanation is that a high-contrast flag would be more conspicuous against the background of a crowd, especially when early races were run on dirt tracks. The earliest known photographic record of a X being used in a race was from Long Island, New York in 1904 at the inaugural Vanderbilt Cup race. X?
  4. 4. 2. X became the first professional player to feature on the cover page of gay magazine Attitude when he posed nude for October’s issue of the magazine. He went on to add : "There's a perception of lots of committees and old men being quite prim and proper, but I think the game is moving with the times. From my point of view, I think doing this could be fantastic for cricket. Hopefully this will attract a new sort of fan. If there are any gay cricketers, they should feel confident enough to come out, because I don't think there is homophobia in cricket. Cricket fans are generally there to watch the game and support their team.“ X?
  5. 5. 3. Yaaru yaara bagge helidaru? :P “I never dared to break the glass of his house while playing cricket as I used to be extremely scared of him.”
  6. 6. 4. On October 31st 2010,who ended Tiger Woods’ 281 week long reign as the world’s top ranked golfer?
  7. 7. **5. Id.
  8. 8. 6. Connect
  9. 9. 7. Born 30 November 1990, X is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster and chess prodigy. On 26 April 2004 X became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him the third-youngest Grandmaster in history. On 1 January 2010 the new FIDE rating list was published, and at the age of 19 years, 32 days he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world number one, breaking the record previously held by Vladimir Kramnik. X is also the 2009 World blitz chess champion.
  10. 10. 8. Id
  11. 11. 9. Who is the only driver to be awarded the F1 championship posthumously?
  12. 12. **10. Team Esperanza 2-3 Team Phoenix What was so special about this game of football?
  13. 13. 11. “leaving Pakistan cricket because get bad msg fr 1 man fr lose the match in last game.” Whose facebook status was this?
  14. 14. 12. Sir Vivian Richards 1984 Saeed Anwar 1997 Charles Coventry 2009 _____ ________ Fill in the blank. If you don’t crack this, plz go home :P
  15. 15. 13. Which duo promoted this slogan?
  16. 16. 14. On X’s death in 1981 did Muhammad Ali pay his respects saying, “I just gave lip Service to being the greatest. He was the Greatest”. An indoor sports venue is named after him in Detroit, the X Arena, where the Detroit Red Wings play their NHL games.
  17. 17. **15. The roof has a total surface area of 200,000 square metres (2,200,000 sq ft) with a perimeter of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft). It measures 86,000 square metres (930,000 sq ft), is located under this 50 metres (160 ft) high roof. A _______ adorns the roof of the building and measures 65 metres (213 ft) by 48.5 metres (159 ft) - the largest ever created. 12,370 tonnes of steel has been used to support this roof. The centre of the roof is marked by a 100-metre (330 ft) glazed funnel. It officialy opened on November 4, 2010. What are we talking about?
  18. 18. 17. Kannada Rajyotsava month and all that! Who were the only two gold medal winners from Karnataka at the 2010 Commonwealth Games?
  19. 19. 18. The infamous “Toiletgate” controversy that occurred in the 2006 World chess championship involved which two players?
  20. 20. 21. Crazy shit  “maintain erect dick”.. Anagram of which sportsperson/team?!!!
  21. 21. 22. As a child he could not afford golf balls. At one point, he recollected to reporters: "When we were kids we couldn't afford golf balls so we had to make do with coconuts. My father used to say, 'Little ____, golf balls don't fall off trees you know,' so I found some that did!" Growing up, he played snooker, cricket, football, and also the island's most popular sport, rugby. Who?
  22. 22. 24. The GRE hangover! Indian Summers: John Wright WideAngle: ?
  23. 23. **25.
  24. 24. Answers to follow.
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