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UTPT 2019 Game Theory (Sports Quiz) Prelims

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UTPT 2019 Game Theory (Sports Quiz) Prelims

  1. 1. Varun Krishnamurthy Memorial Game Theory Prelims
  2. 2. Rules Rules ● 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 or sand paper will lead to DQ.
  3. 3. 1 The earliest example we could find for X is from September 1992, when ______ ___, Y’s wife, incorporated X, Inc. to consolidate and license her husband’s intellectual properties for commercial purposes. Would it surprise you, then, to hear that now the best thing you can say about an athlete is that he is the X in his sport? But this new X comes without horns. Rather, it’s an acronym, and it probably traces back to Y. Who is often considered the X of his sport. ID the term X.
  4. 4. 2 The below given equation(though very basic) is the explanation to a very famous incident involving a prolific sportsperson. This can be modelled as a parabolic relation on the coordinate system, where the max height the person reached was 1.038m which an initial vertical velocity of 4.51m/s. The total distance travelled by the person was 4.57m and total time of 0.98s. What incident is being spoken about?
  5. 5. Rafe Bartholomew, a student then on a Fulbright scholarship to the Philippines found his c2f in 2010 when he decided to cover the country’s unnatural obsession for the game of basketball. Following the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team Alaska Aces in depth, Rafe highlighted the stature of the country’s love of the game, where players wouldn’t mind playing in flip-flops and often made hoops with worn out mechanical parts from cars. Using the context of the geographic region (shown in next pic), Rafe aptly named his book, _______ ___. FITB. 3*
  6. 6. 3*
  7. 7. 4 Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, a Swedish pentathlete who caused the disqualification of the Swedish national team in at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He drank two beers before a shooting event to calm himself down. This led to an outrage by the olympic committee and the swedish team was forced to return their medals. This was the first instance of ______.
  8. 8. 4
  9. 9. 5 Marc Rzepczynski, nicknamed ________ is a professional baseball pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rzepczynski, who is of Polish descent, got the nickname ________ because his surname looks like a random assortment of letters - as if a bunch of letters just fell out of a ________ box. Players and coaches often struggle with the name, which is pronounced "Zep-CHIN-ski". What is his nickname? FITB
  10. 10. 6 Often, in the sport of X, it is perfectly legal although seemingly counterintuitive to increase the weight on the skeleton. This actually enables the component of drag to be reduced, providing the acceleration and control needed for athletes. The governing body of this sport has clearly stated that if the stipulated weight limit is not reached, teams can very well include the difference to their advantage. However, this notion was challenged in a seminal work from the early 90s, where the fish-out-of-water entity was criticized for adopting the same technique, but eventually went on to receive acclaim despite losing. Which sport? What work?
  11. 11. 7 At the launch of its new model SF90 at Maranello on Friday, Ferrari had made a new seemingly unimpactful change to their car. On being asked for the reason for the change, team principal Mattia Binotto said that “The reason is not aesthetic, but exclusively technical. The change might not seem like much, but when you push everything to the limit even this has an effect.” What was the change they made and why?
  12. 12. 8 From the fourteenth century on, it could be applied to a single burst of intense physical activity of any sort, often in the phrase at a ____, at one go, in one continuous operation. By the seventeenth century, it was used to refer to a brief canter by a horse just before a race owing to the fact that horses are the only species other than humans that depended on sweating and evaporative cooling as a form of thermoregulation. The two ideas came together so the word _____ started to refer to a horse race, particularly to one episode of a larger contest. WTGW and in what context is it currently used in the world of sports?
  13. 13. 9 ID the person wearing the mask and put funda as to what unfortunate achieved by the three men for country is being mocked in the video.
  14. 14. 9
  15. 15. 10 On the following slide is a picture of a piece of handwritten text held by X, caught on camera during a certain event after a match in 2013. Who is X and what is the event?
  16. 16. 10
  17. 17. 11* This is the cover of a book by Michael Lewis called X:Evolution of a game. X is a term for the side of the offensive line that the ___________ is facing away from while in the pocket. This move has been depicted pictorially on the book cover. X is also the name of a very famous movie based on a player from the same sport. What is this term X?
  18. 18. 11*
  19. 19. 12 X might already have a nickname, but as Shaquille O'Neal has already shown, you can never have too many. In fact, O'Neal is ready to relinquish one of his favorites -- "Superman" -- and give it up "with honor and pleasure" to the Y, which is his actual nickname which is a rhyming phrase based on his ethnicity. "I've never given my name up before, but I'm giving it to him. He's the new Superman. You heard it here first,” ID X and Y?
  20. 20. 13 X, whose construction began in the year 1961 was going to be based on the Estadio do Maracana in Brazil, but with a capacity of 90,000. After the cost of construction drastically increased in the 60s, the association in charge were forced to halt the construction due to lack of funds. A specific group got its name ____ _____ _____,owing to fact that they occupied a certain part of the stadium while supporting the home club during their inaugural season. After the home club moved to their new home venue the following the season, they were forced to rename certain sections of their new stadium to help the group retain it’s iconic name. ID X and the iconic group.
  21. 21. 14 This tweet was put out by a famous personality, after their omission which was huge point of debate late last year. The person in question accused the coach of bias for her omission. What is being talked about?
  22. 22. 14
  23. 23. 15 The following tweet by nike was a tribute to X and the clothes she wore during a major competition. These clothes made headlines as the weren’t welcome at the event and proved that the sport in question couldn’t get away from its elitist roots.
  24. 24. 16 In 2018, during the game between Leicester City and Cardiff City, the referee Lee Proberts was forced to give Demarai Gray a yellow card, against his conscience, owing to the fact that Gray took off his jersey revealing his undershirt. Why did Lee Proberts not want to give a yellow card to Gray?
  25. 25. 16
  26. 26. 17 David Warner in an interview to Age said "Generally when I'm playing the reverse I'm swapping hands, and now with this ___ I don't really have to. So it's going to be better. It gives you a couple of extra seconds.If people think it's going to be an advantage to batsmen, I have to disagree”. "The person who is using the timber is in control, so I just see it as another shot for other people to try as well. Everyone is trying it these days, especially in Twenty20. It makes it easier, but it's not a real advantage. You've still got to play the shot.“ What is Warner describing here ?
  27. 27. 18 The first recorded use of the word _____ is in the 1773 book Juvenile Sports and Pastimes, to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Author: Including a New Mode of Infant Education by Richard Johnson (Pseud. Master Michel Angelo), whose chapter XI was titled "New Improvements on the Game of ______". The belief that _______ was mentioned in a 1363 proclamation by King Edward III of England is based on modern translations of the proclamation, which was originally in Latin and explicitly forbade the games "Pilam Manualem, Pedivam, & Bacularem: & ad Canibucam & Gallorum Pugnam".The English historian and biographer John Strype did not use the word "_______" when he translated the proclamation in 1720, instead translating "Canibucam" as "Cambuck"; this may have referred to either an early form of ______ or a game more similar to golf or croquet. FITB
  28. 28. 19 The Autodromo _________ __________ is notoriously known for having adverse effects on components like brakes, turbos, gearboxes, hybrid systems and of the cars’ internal combustion engines owing to the fact that the availability of _________ goes down by upto 25% when compared to other circuits around the world. As a result of this, the turbos in the car often very close to their allowed rpm limit as F1 regulations causing reliability issues in the car during the race. Identify the circuit, which also happens to be host of the GP where Lewis Hamilton secured his last two world championships. What distinction does it hold among the current F1 circuits that causes these adverse conditions?
  29. 29. 20 The Special Olympics World Games (Olympics for people with intellectual disabilities) was started in 1968 by the World famous New york based X family. A family member Y of the X family was said to have a mental disability of an unknown nature. She was also left permanently incapacitated after a botched lobotomy by her father and was abandoned at a special needs home. In order to normalise mental disabilities and pay tribute to Y, Y’s sister started the Special Olympics organisation and held the World Games to celebrate and showcase the sporting abilities of those with special needs. ID the X family.
  30. 30. 21 The following audio clip is from the 2017 United States Grand Prix driver introduction ceremony. ID the announcer.
  31. 31. 22* A __________is a seaman's knitted woollen sweater, similar to a jersey, which originated in the Channel Island of the same name, sometimes known as a knit-frock in Cornwall. The __________ is the mainstay of the knitting of industry of the island which can be dated back to the late 15th century when a royal grant was obtained to import wool from England and re- export knitted goods to Normandy and Spain. The players of the sport X are known to sport a _________ rather than a traditional jersey worn by players of other similar contact sports. (Picture on the next slide) What sport is X and FITB.
  32. 32. 22
  33. 33. 23* The first occurence of X at the Olympics can be traced back to the 1900 Paris Games in the sports of Croquet, Equestrian and Sailing. X was introduced in Tennis in the year 1900 but fell off the programme after 1924 and was reintroduced in the year 2012. There was an increased focus on X at the Olympics at the start of the 21st Century with it being introduced in the biathlon, figure skating, luge , curling and alpine skiing. X will be introduced in 2020 in the sports of table tennis and shooting while it’s inclusion in athletics and swimming is being considered. What is X?
  34. 34. 24* These are host details of the ___________ Games. Where was it held in India? FITB.
  35. 35. 25 The following statistics were compiled by BBC Sport in their quest for busting the myth X, that became popular after Andy Gray’s comments while analysing whether top footballers from around the world could perform in the premier league. What is the myth the X that BBC were trying to prove wrong?
  36. 36. 25
  37. 37. 25
  38. 38. SAFETY SLIDE
  39. 39. SAFETY SLIDE
  40. 40. Answers
  41. 41. 1 The earliest example we could find for X is from September 1992, when ______ ___, Y’s wife, incorporated X, Inc. to consolidate and license her husband’s intellectual properties for commercial purposes. Would it surprise you, then, to hear that now the best thing you can say about an athlete is that he is the X in his sport? But this new X comes without horns. Rather, it’s an acronym, and it probably traces back to Y. Who is often considered the X of his sport. ID the term X.
  42. 42. ANSWER G.O.A.T
  43. 43. 2 The below given equation(though very basic) is the explanation to a very famous incident involving a prolific sportsperson. This can be modelled as a parabolic relation on the coordinate system, where the max height the person reached was 1.038m which an initial vertical velocity of 4.51m/s. The total distance travelled by the person was 4.57m and total time of 0.98s. What incident is being spoken about?
  44. 44. ANSWER The science behind Michael Jordan’s iconic 1988 free throw line dunk.
  45. 45. Rafe Bartholomew, a student then on a Fulbright scholarship to the Philippines found his c2f in 2010 when he decided to cover the country’s unnatural obsession for the game of basketball. Following the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team Alaska Aces in depth, Rafe highlighted the stature of the country’s love of the game, where players wouldn’t mind playing in flip-flops and often made hoops with worn out mechanical parts from cars. Using the context of the geographic region (shown in next pic), Rafe aptly named his book, _______ ___. FITB. 3*
  46. 46. 3*
  47. 47. ANSWER Pacific Rims.
  48. 48. 4 Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, a Swedish pentathlete who caused the disqualification of the Swedish national team in at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He drank two beers before a shooting event to calm himself down. This led to an outrage by the olympic committee and the swedish team was forced to return their medals. This was the first instance of ______.
  49. 49. 4
  50. 50. ANSWER Doping at the Olympics.
  51. 51. 5 Marc Rzepczynski, nicknamed ________ is a professional baseball pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rzepczynski, who is of Polish descent, got the nickname ________ because his surname looks like a random assortment of letters - as if a bunch of letters just fell out of a ________ box. Players and coaches often struggle with the name, which is pronounced "Zep-CHIN-ski". What is his nickname? FITB
  52. 52. ANSWER Scrabble.
  53. 53. 6 Often, in the sport of X, it is perfectly legal although seemingly counterintuitive to increase the weight on the skeleton. This actually enables the component of drag to be reduced, providing the acceleration and control needed for athletes. The governing body of this sport has clearly stated that if the stipulated weight limit is not reached, teams can very well include the difference to their advantage. However, this notion was challenged in a seminal work from the early 90s, where the fish-out-of-water entity was criticized for adopting the same technique, but eventually went on to receive acclaim despite losing.
  54. 54. ANSWER Bobsledding. Cool Runnings.
  55. 55. 7 At the launch of its new model SF90 at Maranello on Friday, Ferrari had made a new seemingly unimpactful change to their car. On being asked for the reason for the change, team principal Mattia Binotto said that “The reason is not aesthetic, but exclusively technical. The change might not seem like much, but when you push everything to the limit even this has an effect.” What was the change they made and why?
  56. 56. ANSWER Changed the paint from glossy to matte to reduce the weight.
  57. 57. 8 From the fourteenth century on, it could be applied to a single burst of intense physical activity of any sort, often in the phrase at a ____, at one go, in one continuous operation. By the seventeenth century, it was used to refer to a brief canter by a horse just before a race owing to the fact that horses are the only species other than humans that depended on sweating and evaporative cooling as a form of thermoregulation. The two ideas came together so the word _____ started to refer to a horse race, particularly to one episode of a larger contest. WTGW and in what context is it currently used in the world of sports?
  58. 58. ANSWER Heat. Preliminary rounds in race events.
  59. 59. 9 ID the person wearing the mask and put funda as to what unfortunate achieved by the three men for their country is being mocked in the video.
  60. 60. 9
  61. 61. ANSWER Gareth Southgate. Missed penalties against Germany during important international knockouts. ( Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle )
  62. 62. 10 On the following slide is a picture of a piece of handwritten text held by X, caught on camera during a certain event after a match in 2013. Who is X and what is the event?
  63. 63. 10
  64. 64. ANSWER Sachin during the farewell after his last test.
  65. 65. 11* This is the cover of a book by Michael Lewis called X:Evolution of a game. X is a term for the side of the offensive line that the ___________ is facing away from while in the pocket. This move has been depicted pictorially on the book cover. X is also the name of a very famous movie based on a player from the same sport. What is this term X?
  66. 66. 11*
  67. 67. ANSWER Blind Side.
  68. 68. 12 X might already have a nickname, but as Shaquille O'Neal has already shown, you can never have too many. In fact, O'Neal is ready to relinquish one of his favorites -- "Superman" -- and give it up "with honor and pleasure" to the Y, which is his actual nickname which is a rhyming phrase based on his ethnicity. "I've never given my name up before, but I'm giving it to him. He's the new Superman. You heard it here first,” ID X and Y?
  69. 69. ANSWER X - Giannis Antetokounmpo Y - Greek Freak
  70. 70. 13 X, whose construction began in the year 1961 was going to be based on the Estadio do Maracana in Brazil, but with a capacity of 90,000. After the cost of construction drastically increased in the 60s, the association in charge were forced to halt the construction due to lack of funds. A specific group got its name ____ _____ _____,owing to fact that they occupied a certain part of the stadium while supporting the home club during their inaugural season. After the home club moved to their new home venue the following the season, they were forced to rename certain sections of their new stadium to help the group retain it’s iconic name. ID X and the iconic group.
  71. 71. ANSWER West Block Blues. Bangalore Football Stadium.
  72. 72. 14 This tweet was put out by a famous personality, after their omission which was huge point of debate late last year. The person in question accused the coach of bias for her omission. What is being talked about?
  73. 73. 14
  74. 74. ANSWER Mithali Raj’s exclusion from the final of the Womens’ WT20 Semi- finals.
  75. 75. 15 The following tweet by nike was a tribute to X and the clothes she wore during a major competition. These clothes made headlines as the weren’t welcome at the event and proved that the sport in question couldn’t get away from its elitist roots.
  76. 76. ANSWER Serena Williams. Catsuit.
  77. 77. 16 In 2018, during the game between Leicester City and Cardiff City, the referee Lee Proberts was forced to give Demarai Gray a yellow card, against his conscience, owing to the fact that Gray took off his jersey revealing his undershirt. Why did Lee Proberts not want to give a yellow card to Gray?
  78. 78. 16
  79. 79. ANSWER Tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
  80. 80. 17 David Warner in an interview to Age said "Generally when I'm playing the reverse I'm swapping hands, and now with this ___ I don't really have to. So it's going to be better. It gives you a couple of extra seconds.If people think it's going to be an advantage to batsmen, I have to disagree”. "The person who is using the timber is in control, so I just see it as another shot for other people to try as well. Everyone is trying it these days, especially in Twenty20. It makes it easier, but it's not a real advantage. You've still got to play the shot.“ What is Warner describing here ?
  81. 81. ANSWER The double-sided bat.
  82. 82. 18 The first recorded use of the word _____ is in the 1773 book Juvenile Sports and Pastimes, to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Author: Including a New Mode of Infant Education by Richard Johnson (Pseud. Master Michel Angelo), whose chapter XI was titled "New Improvements on the Game of ______". The belief that _______ was mentioned in a 1363 proclamation by King Edward III of England is based on modern translations of the proclamation, which was originally in Latin and explicitly forbade the games "Pilam Manualem, Pedivam, & Bacularem: & ad Canibucam & Gallorum Pugnam".The English historian and biographer John Strype did not use the word "_______" when he translated the proclamation in 1720, instead translating "Canibucam" as "Cambuck"; this may have referred to either an early form of ______ or a game more similar to golf or croquet. FITB
  83. 83. ANSWER Hockey.
  84. 84. 19 The Autodromo _________ __________ is notoriously known for having adverse effects on components like brakes, turbos, gearboxes, hybrid systems and of the cars’ internal combustion engines owing to the fact that the availability of _________ goes down by upto 25% when compared to other circuits around the world. As a result of this, the turbos in the car often very close to their allowed rpm limit as F1 regulations causing reliability issues in the car during the race. Identify the circuit, which also happens to be host of the GP where Lewis Hamilton secured his last two world championships. What distinction does it hold among the current F1 circuits that causes these adverse conditions?
  85. 85. ANSWER Autodromos Hermanos Rodriguez. (Mexico City). Highest circuit in the current F1 calendar. Low availability of Oxygen due to high altitude.
  86. 86. 20 The Special Olympics World Games (Olympics for people with intellectual disabilities) was started in 1968 by the World famous New york based X family. A family member Y of the X family was said to have a mental disability of an unknown nature. She was also left permanently incapacitated after a botched lobotomy by her father and was abandoned at a special needs home. In order to normalise mental disabilities and pay tribute to Y, Y’s sister started the Special Olympics organisation and held the World Games to celebrate and showcase the sporting abilities of those with special needs. ID the X family.
  87. 87. ANSWER Kennedy Family.
  88. 88. 21 The following audio clip is from the 2017 United States Grand Prix driver introduction ceremony. ID the announcer.
  89. 89. ANSWER Michael Buffer.
  90. 90. 22* A __________is a seaman's knitted woollen sweater, similar to a jersey, which originated in the Channel Island of the same name, sometimes known as a knit-frock in Cornwall. The __________ is the mainstay of the knitting of industry of the island which can be dated back to the late 15th century when a royal grant was obtained to import wool from England and re- export knitted goods to Normandy and Spain. The players of the sport X are known to sport a _________ rather than a traditional jersey worn by players of other similar contact sports. (Picture on the next slide) What sport is X and FITB.
  91. 91. 22
  92. 92. ANSWER Guernsey. Australian Rules Football.
  93. 93. 23* The first occurence of X at the Olympics can be traced back to the 1900 Paris Games in the sports of Croquet, Equestrian and Sailing. X was introduced in Tennis in the year 1900 but fell off the programme after 1924 and was reintroduced in the year 2012. There has been an increased focus on X at the Olympics at the start of the 21st Century with it being introduced in the biathlon, figure skating, luge , curling and alpine skiing X will be introduced in 2020 in the sports of table tennis and shooting while it’s inclusion in athletics and swimming is being considered. What is X?
  94. 94. ANSWER Mixed-sex events.
  95. 95. 24* These are host details of the ___________ Games. Where was it held in India?
  96. 96. ANSWER Lusophony Games. ( Portuguese Commonwealth ) Goa.
  97. 97. 25 The following statistics were compiled by BBC Sport in their quest for busting the myth X, that became popular after Andy Gray’s comments while analysing whether top footballers from around the world could perform in the premier league. What is the myth the X that BBC were trying to prove wrong?
  98. 98. 25
  99. 99. 25
  100. 100. ANSWER Can they do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke?

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