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UTPT 2018 Sports Quiz Prelims

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The Prelims of the Sports quiz (Varun Krishnamurthy memorial Game Theory) conducted at Under The Peepal Tree, the annual quiz fest of RV QuizCorp, on 24th March 2018.

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UTPT 2018 Sports Quiz Prelims

  1. 1. Varun Krishnamurthy Memorial Game Theory PRELIMS
  2. 2. Sponsors: SPONSORS
  3. 3. Rules 25 Questions, 25 points. Star marked (*) questions used to resolve ties. No Negative Marking. Feel free to guess. Top 8 teams in final. QM’s decisions are final. Use of electronic gadgets will lead to DQ.
  4. 4. Physics Stack Exchange explains this sportsperson’s most recognisable shot as: If you stand too close to a fast moving train, you will be sucked in. This is because the high velocity of the train causes the pressure in the front to decrease while the pressure at the back is constant and hence you move towards the train. The ball is rotating anticlockwise, with the upper half assisting airflow and the lower half opposing it. Less pressure from up, more pressure from the bottom. So its stays afloat longer. Give the person and the ‘shot’ described. Q1.
  5. 5. This minimalist poster was made by Coca-Cola for a sporting event set to take place early next decade, to highlight a particular issue which has been plaguing it. Which sporting event? What issue does it highlight? (bigger pic on next slide) Q2.
  6. 6. North American football, also called _______ football is played primarily in the US and Canada. It has its origins in the 19th century, being developed out of modern rugby and soccer. It gets the ________ prefix, thanks to the characteristic pitch, which is marked by a series of parallel lines along the width of the field in a pattern resembling a cooking ________. (bigger pics on next slide) FITB. Q3.
  7. 7. The following images describe a the inspiration for the “design”/“procedure” which was employed at a recently concluded sporting event. Where was this used and for what purpose? (bigger pic in next slide) Q4.
  8. 8. On 10th March , thousands of Italian fans turned up to a match to pay tribute due to an incident that took place a week earlier. Whose fans have been shown and to whom are they paying a tribute to? (bigger pic on next slide) Q5
  9. 9. Q6 X, well known for his interesting tweets has his own way of wishing Y, with the following. ID X and Y
  10. 10. This is a radio conversation between X and Y, where X vacates his seat in order to take part in another competition, Y replaces him. In the conversation, X is wishing Y the best for the race with a friendly banter. ID X and the event in which he wanted to take part in. Q7
  11. 11. Q8 This game is a form of play primarily played with young children and infants. To play this, one typically hides their face. It uses the fundamental structure of all good jokes—surprise, balanced with expectation. How has this game found significance in the sporting world?
  12. 12. Q9 A little-known sports club in Turkey claims that it has completed the world's first football transfer using X. Amateur club Harunustaspor, who competes in the Sakarya First Division Group B, paid for 22-year-old Omar Faruk Kiroglu using X. Club chairman Haldun Sehit told CNN Turk that the club completed a world first "to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world." What is X? (specific)
  13. 13. This organisation has its roots in the early 1900s. There wasn't any possible symbol to choose other than the "____ __ _____", to inculcate the distinction of all those provinces as well as make sure it did not make the British feel left out (using the Tricolor of Swaraj, for example, surely would not have worked). This organization uses the same logo to this day. Q10
  14. 14. Q11* A recent change of rules brought into the F1 setup has provoked the reactions of many a fan worldwide. F1’s managing director of commercial operations Sean bratches says “While the practice of _______ has been a staple of Formula 1 Grands Prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms. We don’t believe the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, across the world.” Many fans seem to welcome the change, especially in a turbulent time as this. The age old profession was seen as objectifying _____, and hence the FIA found it best to do away with the tradition. ID the tradition.
  15. 15. Q12* In 2011, NBA created a uniform rule prohibiting Ys. Then Boston Celtics point guard X was one of the most famous players to sport a Y. This act is perhaps the first thing you would associate with him. Also stats show that X has performed better with a Y compared to the absence of it. ID the player X, and the prohibited item Y.
  16. 16. Q13* In 1970, a ____ was added to the crest of Boca Juniors after a certain event. This has become a tradition and now a _____ is added every time this event occurs which currently stands at 52. This practice is similar to what a country would do to their flag on the aftermath of a certain different event. FITB.
  17. 17. Q14* Most sprinters spring out of the blocks with their fastest time and slow down as the race progresses, but X ran a “negative split”, starting slowly and building up speed in the last half of the race. For the first 30 meters of a race, he keeps his head down and takes short, quick strides. As he establishes a rhythm, he can raise his head and increase his speed. While some runners jog up and down, losing energy, X directs energy forward, looking somewhat like he is rolling on wheels. He also compensates for the adjustments ankles make on the turns, breaking the curves into short, straight lines. ID X
  18. 18. Q15* Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash called it a career in 2015 but maintained a healthy dose of off-court interests during his 18-year career. His latest challenge, however, may be his toughest: resurrecting the once proud Spanish soccer team, ________. The club, ________ played in La Liga for 16 seasons, but ran into financial problems and declared bankruptcy in 2010. Although the club had some money pumped into it by local superfan Rafael Nadal, from the place and his uncle Miguel Angel Nadal, who once starred for the club - it was relegated to the second tier of Spanish football three years later. Which football club (FITB)?
  19. 19. Q16 The practice of ______ returned to Formula racing in 1994 over objections of all teams except Ferrari which used a V12 engine in contrast to the V10 the remaining teams used. It faced it’s first backlash when Jos Verstappen’s car erupted during the 1994 GP injuring him and several pit crew. Fire remained an occupational hazard of the pit since then. The practice continued despite backlash until F1 finally rid itself of _______ practises in 2009 in a move to increase safety and reduce costs. It attempted to make a comeback last year, but went on to be dismissed despite receiving support from top tier drivers like Fernando Alonso, Vettel,etc.
  20. 20. Q17 The stats of X and Y are: X: 23.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.6 blocks, 2.9 turnovers Y: 26.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.3 blocks, 3.1 turnovers These stats are often rather ironically compared. X and Y made history last year for being the first to do something. Put funda, who are X and Y.
  21. 21. Q18 On 28 Jan 2018, X being a former women's bantamweight division champion shocked the whole world by making her surprise appearance at the Y’s Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia after the conclusion of the first-ever women's match. When asked, X said "This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt. When I first met with them, I told them, “There are other things I can do with my time that'll make way more money, but I won't enjoy them nearly as much.” Who is X?
  22. 22. Q19 The following are Twitter reactions to a specific feat that X achieved. ID X. What feat?
  23. 23. In 2002, the Italian ____ team offered X full use of their coaches and training facilities if he competed under the Italian flag, but he did not take the offer, insisting he wanted to continue representing India. "For me the dream was to get the Olympics to my hometown, and that was the only reason I was doing it. To show that we are also here." X often speaks in interviews about his struggles to finance his career. He claims "in 20 years, the Indian Olympic Association hasn’t given me a dime." Early in his career he would borrow sleds for his races. After landing in Montreal for the 2002 Games, he hitchhiked to Salt Lake City. In 2006, he did not compete for two seasons due to running out of funds. Who is X? FITB. Q20
  24. 24. Q21 X is a piece in the strategy board game of chess. Formerly the piece was called the tower, marquess, rector etc. X joins the fray once you've castled, and typically is the last piece you 'develop'. A new recruit, especially in the army or police, or a member of a sports team in their first full season, is called a Y owing to the attributes of X in chess. Give Y.
  25. 25. Q22 For the Commonwealth Games 2018, Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has launched its promotional campaign. The Commonwealth Games starts on 4th April. With such a glorious past, SPSN has designed a campaign that urges the fans to take notice and cheer on its athletes. The campaign revolves around a certain super Indian fan, who is well recognised in another sport. According to SPSN, the joy of seeing the tricolour is a heart-warming moment for all true fans. How do we know him better?
  26. 26. Q23 The origins of this unusual power to X originates in the ‘80s, back when private English Teams went with a constant powertrain, using the popular Ford Cosworth Engine. Back then, X was the only team which manufactured their own chassis and engines. As a result, the founder of X, and as an extension, X was given the right to veto in the decisions made by the FIA. There have been instances when they have tended to misutilise this power, like in 2015, when an attempt was made to put a cost cap on the powertrain uniqueness to equalize competition within the teams. X being rich, vehemently opposed the decision and got it overruled. Which Team?
  27. 27. Q24 X played a total of 14 games scoring 2 goals for Y, this january he transfer request and was sold for transfer fee $150,000 to Zhejiang Lǜchéng, a chinese super league team. This transfer made history as it was the first of its kind as the seller club became the first club from the country to do this. What?
  28. 28. Q25 Charles Wepner is an American former professional boxer who fought at heavyweight .As a world ranked contender he fell just seconds short of a full fifteen rounds with world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a 1975 title fight. X is said to have been influenced by his bout with Ali, and produced his 1976 rags-to- riches tale based on Wepner’s life. However, X subsequently denied Wepner’s role as an inspiration, and settled a suit with him for an undisclosed amount. Aptly, when ESPN did a 30 for 30 feature on Wepner, they decided to name it “The Real _____”. Watch the video and FITB. <INSERT VIDEO>
  29. 29. ANSWERS
  30. 30. Physics Stack Exchange explains this sportsperson’s most recognisable shot as: If you stand too close to a fast moving train, you will be sucked in. This is because the high velocity of the train causes the pressure in the front to decrease while the pressure at the back is constant and hence you move towards the train. The ball is rotating anticlockwise, with the upper half assisting airflow and the lower half opposing it. Less pressure from up, more pressure from the bottom. So its stays afloat longer. Give the person and the ‘shot’ described. (0.5 each) Q1.
  31. 31. ANSWER Federer’s Backhand Slice
  32. 32. This minimalist poster was made by certain groups in protest of a sporting event set to take place early next decade, to highlight a particular issue which has been plaguing it. Which sporting event? What issue does it highlight? (bigger pic on next slide) Q2.
  33. 33. ANSWER FIFA World Cup 2022 (Qatar) Poor conditions of Migrant Labourers (will also accept violation of ‘Human Rights’ of workers)
  34. 34. North American football, also called _______ football is played primarily in the US and Canada. It has its origins in the 19th century, being developed out of modern rugby and soccer. It gets the ________ prefix, thanks to the characteristic pitch, which is marked by a series of parallel lines along the width of the field in a pattern resembling a cooking ________. (bigger pics on next slide) FITB. Q3.
  35. 35. ANSWER Gridiron Football
  36. 36. ANSWER
  37. 37. The following images describe a the inspiration for the “design”/“procedure” which was employed at a recently concluded sporting event. Where was this used and for what purpose? (bigger pic in next slide) Q4.
  38. 38. ANSWER Medals for the Winter Olympics 2018 (PyeongChang)
  39. 39. On 10th March , thousands of Italian fans turned up to a match to pay tribute due to an incident that took place a week earlier. Whose fans have been shown and to whom are they playing tribute? (bigger pic on next slide) Q5
  40. 40. ANSWER ACF Fiorentina Davide Astori
  41. 41. Q6 X, well known for his interesting tweets has his own way of wishing Y, with the following. ID X and Y
  42. 42. ANSWER X - Sehwag Y - Don Bradman
  43. 43. This is a radio conversation between X and Y, where X vacates his seat in order to take part in another competition, Y replaces him. In the conversation, X is wishing Y the best for the race with a friendly banter. ID X and the event. Q7
  44. 44. ANSWER X - Fernando Alonso Event - Indie 500
  45. 45. Q8 This game is a form of play primarily played with young children and infants. To play this, one typically hides their face. It uses the fundamental structure of all good jokes—surprise, balanced with expectation. How has this game found significance in the sporting world? (Give the name of the play described and the sport it’s seen in)
  46. 46. ANSWER Peekaboo Defence Boxing
  47. 47. Q9 A little-known sports club in Turkey claims that it has completed the world's first football transfer using X. Amateur club Harunustaspor, who competes in the Sakarya First Division Group B, paid for 22-year-old Omar Faruk Kiroglu using X. Club chairman Haldun Sehit told CNN Turk that the club completed a world first "to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world." What is X? (specific)
  48. 48. ANSWER Bitcoin
  49. 49. This organisation has its roots in the early 1900s. There wasn't any possible symbol to choose other than the "____ __ _____", to inculcate the distinction of all those provinces as well as make sure it did not make the British feel left out (using the Tricolor of Swaraj, for example, surely would not have worked). This organization uses the same logo to this day. Q10
  50. 50. ANSWER BCCI logo
  51. 51. Q11 A recent change of rules brought into the F1 setup has provoked the reactions of many a fan worldwide. F1’s managing director of commercial operations Sean bratches says “While the practice of _______ has been a staple of Formula 1 Grands Prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms. We don’t believe the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, across the world.” Many fans seem to welcome the change, especially in a turbulent time as this. The age old profession was seen as objectifying _____, and hence the FIA found it best to do away with the tradition. ID the tradition.
  52. 52. ANSWER Grid Girls
  53. 53. Q12 In 2011, NBA created a uniform rule prohibiting Ys. Then Boston Celtics point guard X was one of the most famous players to sport a Y. This act is perhaps the first thing you would associate with him. Also stats show that X has performed better with a Y compared to the absence of it. ID the player X, and the prohibited item Y.
  54. 54. ANSWER Rajon Rondo Upsidedown / Insideout headbands
  55. 55. Q13 In 1970, a ____ was added to the crest of Boca Juniors after a certain event. This has become a tradition and now a _____ is added every time this event occurs which currently stands at 52. This practice is similar to what the USA would do to their flag on the accomplishment of a certain different event. FITB.
  56. 56. ANSWER Stars
  57. 57. Q14 Most sprinters spring out of the blocks with their fastest time and slow down as the race progresses, but X ran a “negative split”, starting slowly and building up speed in the last half of the race (though he no longer uses this pattern). For the first 30 meters of a race, he keeps his head down and takes short, quick strides. As he establishes a rhythm, he can raise his head and increase his speed. While some runners jog up and down, losing energy, X directs energy forward, looking somewhat like he is rolling on wheels. He also compensates for the adjustments ankles make on the turns, breaking the curves into short, straight lines. ID X
  58. 58. ANSWER Oscar Pistorius
  59. 59. Q15 Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash called it a career in 2015 but maintained a healthy dose of off-court interests during his 18-year career. His latest challenge, however, may be his toughest: resurrecting the once proud Spanish soccer team, ________. The club, ________ played in La Liga for 16 seasons, but ran into financial problems and declared bankruptcy in 2010. Although the club had some money pumped into it by local superfan Rafael Nadal, from the place and his uncle Miguel Angel Nadal, who once starred for the club - it was relegated to the second tier of Spanish football three years later. Which football club (FITB)?
  60. 60. ANSWER RCD Mallorca
  61. 61. Q16 The practice of ______ returned to Formula racing in 1994 over objections of all teams except Ferrari which used a V12 engine in contrast to the V10 the remaining teams used. It faced it’s first backlash when Jos Verstappen’s car erupted during the 1994 GP injuring him and several pit crew. Fire remained an occupational hazard of the pit since then. The practice continued despite backlash until F1 finally rid itself of _______ practises in 2009 in a move to increase safety and reduce costs. It attempted to make a comeback last year, but went on to be dismissed despite receiving support from top tier drivers like Fernando Alonso, Vettel,etc.
  62. 62. ANSWER Refueling
  63. 63. Q17 The stats of X and Y are: X: 23.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.6 blocks, 2.9 turnovers Y: 26.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.3 blocks, 3.1 turnovers These stats are often rather ironically compared. X and Y made history last year for being the first to do something. Put funda, who are X and Y.
  64. 64. ANSWER Kobe Bryant, #8 vs #24
  65. 65. Q18 On 28 Jan 2018, X being a former women's bantamweight division champion shocked the whole world by making her surprise appearance at the Y’s Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia after the conclusion of the first-ever women's match. When asked, X said "This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt. When I first met with them, I told them, “There are other things I can do with my time that'll make way more money, but I won't enjoy them nearly as much.” Who is X?
  66. 66. ANSWER Ronda Rousey, who joined the WWE.
  67. 67. Q19 The following are Twitter reactions to a specific feat that X achieved. ID X. What feat?
  68. 68. ANSWER Virat Kohli 100 runs by running
  69. 69. In 2002, the Italian ____ team offered X full use of their coaches and training facilities if he competed under the Italian flag, but he did not take the offer, insisting he wanted to continue representing India. "For me the dream was to get the Olympics to my hometown, and that was the only reason I was doing it. To show that we are also here." X often speaks in interviews about his struggles to finance his career. He claims "in 20 years, the Indian Olympic Association hasn’t given me a dime." Early in his career he would borrow sleds for his races. After landing in Montreal for the 2002 Games, he hitchhiked to Salt Lake City. In 2006, he did not compete for two seasons due to running out of funds. Who is X? FITB. Q20
  70. 70. ANSWER Shiva Keshavan Luge
  71. 71. Q21 X is a piece in the strategy board game of chess. Formerly the piece was called the tower, marquess, rector etc. X joins the fray once you've castled, and typically is the last piece you 'develop'. A new recruit, especially in the army or police, or a member of a sports team in their first full season, is called a Y owing to the attributes of X in chess. Give Y.
  72. 72. ANSWER Rookie (X is Rook)
  73. 73. Q22 For the Commonwealth Games 2018, Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has launched its promotional campaign. It starts on 4th April. With such a glorious past, SPSN has designed a campaign that urges the fans to take notice and cheer on its athletes. The campaign revolves around a certain super Indian fan, who is well recognised in another sport. According to SPSN, the joy of seeing the tricolour is a heart-warming moment for all true fans. How do we know him better?
  74. 74. ANSWER Sachin’s superfan, Sudhir Chaudhary
  75. 75. Q23 The origins of this unusual power to X originates in the ‘80s, back when private English Teams went with a constant powertrain, using the popular Ford Cosworth Engine. Back then, X was the only team which manufactured their own chassis and engines. As a result, the founder of X, and as an extension, X was given the right to veto in the decisions made by the FIA(remove this line if easy). There have been instances when they have tended to misutilise this power, like in 2015, when an attempt was made to put a cost cap on the powertrain uniqueness to equalize competition within the teams. X being rich, vehemently opposed the decision and got it overruled. Which Team?
  76. 76. ANSWER Ferrari
  77. 77. Q24. X played a total of 14 games scoring 2 goals for Y, this january he transfer request and was sold for transfer fee $150,000 to Zhejiang Lǜchéng, a chinese super league team. This transfer made history as it was the first of its kind as the seller club became the first club from the country to do this. What?
  78. 78. ANSWER Edu Garcia BFC BFC becomes the first Indian club to earn fee on transfer
  79. 79. Q25. Charles Wepner is an American former professional boxer who fought at heavyweight .As a world ranked contender he fell just seconds short of a full fifteen rounds with world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a 1975 title fight. X is said to have been influenced by his bout with Ali, and produced his 1976 rags-to- riches tale based on Wepner’s life. However, X subsequently denied Wepner’s role as an inspiration, and settled a suit with him for an undisclosed amount. Aptly, when ESPN did a 30 for 30 feature on Wepner, they decided to name it “The Real _____”. Watch the video and FITB.
  80. 80. ANSWER Chuck Wepner - The Real Rocky

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