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Udghosh Sports Quiz(mains)

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Udghosh is the Annual Sports festival of IIT Kanpur. As a part of this event, a Sports Quiz was organised. We tried to make the Quiz as diverse as possible with by including questions of Football, Cricket, F1, Olympics, ancient games and Sports, video games, Indian Sports, American sports, etc.

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Udghosh Sports Quiz(mains)

  1. 1. Quizmasters: Pratik Rath Supranta Sarma Boruah Eeshit Vaishnav Quiz Club IIT Kanpur presents
  2. 2.  Round 1- Infinite Pounce  Round 2- Differential Scoring  Round 3- Connect  Round 4- Grid(Bidding)  Round 5- Long Connect
  3. 3.  12 questions (6 clockwise and 6 counter-clockwise)  +15/-10 on the pounce  +10 on the bounce
  4. 4.  Whose words and on what?-  “I ended a system of slavery. But it ruined my life”
  5. 5.  Jean-Marc Bosman on the Bosman Ruling, which allowed free agents in football to move without paying any transfer fee.
  6. 6. The term originates from the cry of a circus acrobat about to leap. It was first used in the 1950s by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL to describe a high arching pass to wide receiver R.C.Owens.We know it in a different „spectacular‟ usage. It probably came into existence due to the existence of the „Lew Alcindor‟ rule in colleges.What term?
  7. 7.  Alley oop
  8. 8. X refers to the principal leaders of the Latin American wars of independence from Spain and Portugal.They are named that way in contrast with the Conquistadors, who were so far the only Spanish/Portuguese peoples recorded in the South American history.They were largely bourgeois influenced by liberalism and in most cases with military training in the mother country. Some popular ones include Simon Bolivar, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Francisco de Miranda. How do we know X in a different context?
  9. 9.  X- Libertadores
  10. 10. X has the slogan Bienvenue au Quebec (Welcome to Quebec in English). It earned its reputed name in 1999 when Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher andY all crashed into it. It has also recently claimed Juan Pablo Montoya, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. The circuit is named afterY‟s father, who was the first one to win the F1 race there. Identify X andY.
  11. 11.  X-Wall of Champions  Y-JacquesVilleneuve
  12. 12. X was interested in prophecy and published an electronic book, entitled A Glorious New World Very Soon to Come, that predicted the end of the world. According to X, in the Second Coming of Christ, Jesus will rule the world from Jerusalem and there will be two classes of people, "immortal saints” and "mortal citizens”. X was arrested by German police after he had written to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel that he planned to dance a peace jig outside the stadium in Berlin before the World Cup final. He said he would carry posters declaring that "Adolf Hitler was a good leader who was following the word of Christ", give the Hitler salute and light a candle for Hitler at the Gestapo headquarters. He went on to appear on Britain's Got Talent in May 2009. He danced a soft jig on the show, received a standing ovation by the audience and was put through to the next round.Who is X?
  13. 13.  Cornelius Horan
  14. 14.  Punching  Knee flipping  Back Pivot  Back Roller  Beam  High Siding  Dump Truck  Taco  Biner  Troying  Pirouette
  15. 15. X andY had a testy relationship. After Y hit a jumper over X, he threw an elbow into X‟s back. X pursued the jesting Y down the court, finally getting ahold of Y and throwing a solid punch into his chin.Y actually ranks ahead of X on the all-time lists of games and minutes played. Isiah Thomas said ”Y clearly hasn't been given enough credit, you look at the Washington team and you look at our team. Everything that X was trying to do with Washington,Y has done with his young team.You've got X try to set an example, teach the young kids how to play, get them to the next level, so forth and so on.Y wasn't trying to do that;Y has done that. Clearly, he's not the type of athlete or player that X was, but when you go down the line, after X at the two spot, it's beenY.Which iconic rivalry are we talking about?
  16. 16.  X-Michael Jordan  Y-Reggie Miller
  17. 17.  X are athletic competitions held in honor of a recently deceased person.  The Iliad describes the funeral games held by Achilles in honor of Patroclus, and a similar competition was attributed by Virgil to Aeneas, who held games on the anniversary of his father's death.  Many of the contests were similar to those held at the Olympic Games, and scholars see the origins of Olympics in these earlier X
  18. 18.  Aonachs or Funeral Games.
  19. 19.  The Romans called it Naumachia.  The Romans would fill an amphitheater with water, throw in some ships and watch them fight.The battles were typically selected from some of the most famous engagements in history. Participants numbered into the thousands, nearly as large as the real battles themselves.  Naval warfare in Ancient Rome also featured a lot of flamethrowers armed with a type of napalm called Greek Fire, which combusted the instant it contacted oxygen. So, with the waters red with blood and thick with bloated corpses, you were also likely to see a few thousand would-be sailors get burned alive as well.  This gory sport inspired a rather tame two player guessing-game which has been published as a pen and paper game by various companies in the 1930s.
  20. 20.  A first round pick in the MLB draft by the Mets, X's playing career failed to meet the expectations of the scouts, who projected him as a star.  In his front office career, X has applied statistical analysis (known as sabermetrics) to players during his time as the coach of the Oakland Athletics, which has led all teams to reconsider how they evaluate players.  He is the subject of Michael Lewis' 2003 book on baseball economics, Moneyball, which was made into a 2011 film starring Brad Pitt as X.  He has most recently claimed that Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is a personal idol.  Identify X.
  21. 21.  Billy Beane
  22. 22.  How did a ridiculous word like Soccer replace a perfectly good word for the sport in America ?
  23. 23.  They formed the rules for “Association Football”, with the word “Association” distinguishing it from the many other types of football sports in existence in England, such as “Rugby Football”.  Now British school boys of the day liked to nickname everything, which is still somewhat common. They also liked to add the ending “er” to these nicknames. Thus Rugby was, at that time, popularly called “Rugger”. Association Football was then much better known as “Assoccer”, which quickly just became “Soccer”.  The game gradually spread throughout the world under the lower class name of “Football”, rather than “Soccer” as the “gentlemen” called it. The problem was, though, that a lot of other countries of the world already had popular sports of their own they called “Football”, such as the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, to name a few. In these countries, the name “Soccer” was and, in some, still is preferred for this reason.
  24. 24.  Hurling X  Bandy X  Box X  Broomball X  Deck X  Air X  Floor X  Foot X  Floor X  Roller X  Nok X  Ringette X  Rinkball X  Underwater X  Unicycle X
  25. 25.  X= Hockey
  26. 26.  6 questions  Scoring will depend on how many teams have answered the question.  If n teams have answered the question correctly, then (6-n)*5 points will be awarded to each of these teams.
  27. 27. Shown in the video is the last moments of a very controversial game.Which game why was it controversial?
  28. 28.  1972 Olympics Basketball Final between USA and USSR.There was confusion as the USA thought that they had won the match after a last gasp free throw by Doug Collins only to know that the clock was not reset.With the final throw, USSR scored to win the Gold Medal.  USA then refused to accept the medal and till date it is in a museum in Switzerland.
  29. 29. X was a sickly child and physically very weak.Though the doctors had advised him not to take part in any sort of physical activity, after undergoing a couple of hernia operations his father let him play and try out their family game. In 1979, the selectors decided not to select X to play in the world championships in Australia, judging him too weak from a recent illness. X decided instead to enter the World Amateur Individual Championship and, at the age of 15, became the youngest-ever winner of that event. In November 1979, X's older brother , who had been one of the leading international players in the 1970s, died suddenly of a heart attack during a tournament match in Australia. His death profoundly affected X. He considered quitting the game, but decided to pursue a career in the sport as a tribute to his brother. X revealed that he never had any fixed training regime particularly designed for him, nor had he any specially formulated diet - he would eat anything hygienic but never miss two glasses of milk every day. He also said that he has experienced running on every surface - from custom-built tracks to asphalt roads, grass & farm fields to sea shores & knee-deep waters. Sometimes he would also visit the northern areas of _________ to train in high altitude fields under low oxygen conditions. All in all it made X one of the most physically and mentally fit athletes in the world. Identify X.
  30. 30.  Jahangir Khan
  31. 31.  Famous German boxerY (born 28th September), whose fights with X were well publicized. During the Nazi rule, he was viewed as a „Nazi Puppet‟ and also participated in the World War 2 as a paratrooper of the Luftwaffe,the German Airforce. However, after the end of the War, evidence emerged that he risked his own life to save the lives of two Jewish children in 1938. He was inspired to go into boxing after watching a fight of Jack Dempsey. He was the leading contender to be the heavyweight champion after knocking out X. However, X beat Braddock to win the heavyweight championship himself. Despite his rivalry with X, they remained great friends long after their retirement.  Id X and the birthday boyY.
  32. 32.  X-Joe Louis  Y-Max Schmelling
  33. 33. The X-Y Variation is a chess opening, usually considered a branch of the Vienna Game, but can also be reached from the Bishop's Opening.The opening involves many complications; however, with accurate play the opening is very playable for both sides.The variation was given its name by Tim Harding in his 1976 book on the Vienna Game, in which he said that the bloodthirstiness of the character of play was such that "a game between X andY would not seem out of place." The line is seen extremely infrequently in top-level play, mainly because the Vienna Game is seen so little at top-level play. Ivanchuk used the opening against Viswanathan Anand in Roquebrune in 1992 in a game that ended as a draw. Identify X andY Picture on next slide.
  34. 34.  X-Dracula  Y-Frankenstein Monster
  35. 35. X saved Jochen Rindt‟s title after his death by winning the penultimate race in 1970. Armed with what was arguably the greatest Formula one design of all time, the Lotus 72D, X proved dominant in 1972 as he became the youngest champion in F1 history. However,in 1993, he notoriously did something, which he claimed was to advertise his orange groves in Brazil. However, he eventually relented after being pressurized. Identify X.What did he do?
  36. 36.  Emerson Fittipaldi  Drank orange juice instead of milk after winning the Indy 500
  37. 37. Xavier Doherty said “Merv Hughes gave me my baggy green and, although much of what he said was a blur, one thing stands out. ''There is an emu and kangaroo on the front of your hat,”. What is the significance of the two animals apart from being highly prevalent in Australia?
  38. 38.  They never step backward
  39. 39.  6 Questions  Each slide contains some pictures/data which has a specific connect
  40. 40.  Tom Brady  Gisele Bundchen: wife  Brady and Joe Montana are the only two players in NFL history to win the NFL Most Valuable Player and Super Bowl MVP awards multiple times.  Brady has played for the UMich Wolverines and the New England Patriots.
  41. 41. Set A:  1963-Milan  1965-Internazionale  1968-Manchester United  1988-PSV Eindhoven  1990-Milan Set B:  1983-Anderlecht  2013-X
  42. 42.  The Curse of Bela Guttman  Set A represents the teams which beat Benfica in the European Cup Final.  Set B represents the teams which beat Benfica in the UEFA Cup Final. X-Chelsea
  43. 43.  Exhaustive list in some sense
  44. 44.  Players to have won two consecutive champions league with two different clubs  Marcel Desailly (Marseille-1993 & Milan-1994)  Paulo Sousa(Juventus-1996 & Borrusia Dortmund-1997)  Gerrard Pique(Manchester United-2008 & Barcelona-2009)  Samuel Eto‟o(Barcelona-2009 & Inter Milan-2010)
  45. 45.  All these sportsperson suffered from HIV-AIDS.
  46. 46.  Olympic Gold Quest, founded by Viren Rasquinha.
  47. 47.  Shane Warne , Gerard Pique , Robert Luongo, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck : All of them have competed in the World Series of Poker.
  48. 48. Topic Question No. Question No. Football 1 2 Cricket 1 2 Racing 1 2 Olympic Sports 1 2 Indian Sports 1 2 American Sports 1 2
  49. 49.  X received an honorary diploma for Fair Play from the International Fair Play Committee at the awards ceremony on November 3, 1988 in Paris, after he came out second to Indian tennis star Vijay Amritraj in a poll to honour some of the world's most outstanding sports personalities. President Kenneth Kaunda once said “______ will bring home the World Cup one day or at least a continental one. But we must accept that these things might take a life-time. However, it is worth the wait.” However,he came into limelight for very different reasons posthumously following some recent happenings.What am I talking about?
  50. 50. Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia) Scored 107 goals in a calendar year ( more than Messi or Der Bomber) Back
  51. 51. In 1982, Jesper Olsen was a part of a surprising move by the ever innovative X. He himself was probably inspired by the Belgian Rik Coppens. An attempt was made by two legends to emulate this when trying to score Arsenal‟s 501st goal at Highbury against Manchester City.What was this innovative move? Identify X.
  52. 52.  X-Johan Cruyff  Scoring a penalty by passing  Back
  53. 53. In a match against Barbados in 1961-62, the Indian captain ducked to a short ball from Charlie Griffith.What followed led to the Cricket Association of Bengal commemorating its foundation day by carrying out a blood donation drive every year since 1981 in remembrance of X, who died of leukaemia.What event in cricket history is being talked about?
  54. 54. Frank Worrell donated blood to save Nari Contractor Back
  55. 55. X was a left-arm fast-medium bowler, who predominantly swung the ball into the right-handed batsmen, to try to outwit them. X recorded the best Test bowling figures for an English debutant (7-46) a record that stood until Dominic Cork beat it by three runs on his debut against the West Indies in 1995. X finished the match with bowling figures of 10-70, another English debutant's record. In this match, X, and his bowling partner Bob Willis, both found themselves suffering from sweat falling into their eyes in the hot and humid conditions. It was the physiotherapist‟s suggestion to them which led to something we remember X for. Identify X.What are we talking about?
  56. 56.  John Lever  Vaseline Incident  Back
  57. 57. The worst affected was Simon Morley among four other crew members and X. Paul Seaby, Lotus‟ current race manager uses a picture of this as his Twitter Avatar.The team was blamed later for removing a filter allowing the entry of a foreign body, which led to an event which marred that season and X‟s career. All this resulted after a particular change in rules despite infamous events at 1981 Indy 500 and a World Sportscar race at Hockenheim in 1985.What event?
  58. 58. Jos Verstappen‟s car catching fire while refueling Back
  59. 59.  “People were attracted to us,and the sport,who had previously been completely outside of the ________ world.It began as an Italian phenomenon,and then became a world phenomenon.But X was my nemesis for many years." saidY on his often verbal and sometimes physical relationship with X.  In an event,Y extended his elbow to seemingly force X off the track coming on to the start straight. X would miraculously maintain his position in the leading group, later passingY aggressively in the first corner, flicking the finger on the way to victory.  That same season would feature another physical episode, with the pair involved an altercation on the steps leading up to the podium.Y would claim in the press conference that he was stung by 'a very little mosquito'.  Identify these fierce rivals X andY.
  60. 60.  X= Valentino Rossi  Y= Max Biaggi  Back
  61. 61. This is a list containing a total of 361 entries. Here are a few of them.The blanks represent a subset of this list, which is an exhaustive list.What is this list and bonus points for identifying the blanks.  Stratford - Michael Phelps and Muhammad Ali  Aldgate- Jesse Owens  Paddington- Lionel Messi  Liverpool Street- Carl Lewis  West Ham- Emil Zatopek  Watford Junction- ____________  Watford High Street -______________  Bushey- ____________
  62. 62.  The list is about the 361 London Tube Stations that were temporarily renamed after the athletes.  The blank represent the only Indians in the list  Dhyand Chand  Roop Singh  Leslie Claudius  Back
  63. 63.  X has received widespread recognition for her achievements on the field as well as off it.This includes the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. She was the first woman from a Muslim majority country to win a gold medal in Olympics.When she won the gold medal, the King of her countryY declared that all girls born on that day in Y will be named after her.  After retirement, she undertook many tasks for the upliftment of girls in Y. Also from 2007-2012, she was the Minister of Sports andYouth in the Cabinet of Y  Id X
  64. 64.  Nawal El Moutawakel,the Moroccan hurdler.  Back
  65. 65.  The man and woman in the picture are Congress MP from Sultanpur, Mr. Sanjay Singh and his wife, Amita Kulkarni, a former badminton player and herself an MLA from Amethi till 2012. Sanjay Singh was the Sports minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1982-1985 and a self confessed sports fan.The NewYork Times listed him as a "wealthy, aristocratic and flamboyant politician“, whose professions are agriculturalist, pilot and a social worker. In July 1988, the couple came to spotlight for the wrong reason.Why?
  66. 66.  Murder of Syed Modi.  Amita was Modi‟s wife and it is believed that he was killed due to some “love triangle” involving Amita, Syed Modi and Sanjay Singh.  Back
  67. 67.  Here is the love story of a famous Indian sporting couple.  X was India‟s second Grandmaster from India after Vishwanathan Anand. He met his future wifeY at a chess tournament in 1988. Already an established star by then, X would sometimes offer to end the match in a draw which his opponents happily accepted. ButY was different, she not only refused the offer, but also beat him in the same match.This was the start of their romance which would finally culminate in their marriage in 1998, the same year whenY was also awarded the Grandmater title.  Who is this famous sporting couple?
  68. 68.  X-Dibyendu Barua  Y-Saheli Dhar Barua  Back
  69. 69. X was an American football player, coach, and executive. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total league championships in seven years, including winning the first two Super Bowls following the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. X is considered by many to be one of the best and most successful coaches in NFL history. Some of his famous quotes are:-  If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?  Show me a good loser and I‟ll show you a loser. Identify X.
  70. 70.  X-Vince Lombardi  Back
  71. 71.  Known as baseball‟s all-time Iron Man, _____________ played 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and broke Lou Gehrig‟s record for consecutive games played (2,130) in 1995. Although his name is in countless record books, he also is an Iron Man in the entrepreneurial world. He serves as CEO of _______ Baseball, Inc., and owns the Augusta Green Jackets (affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) and the Charlotte Stone Crabs (affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays). He is the spokesman for Holiday Inn, Energizer, State Farm Insurance and Chevrolet.  Identify this polymath
  72. 72.  Cal Ripken Jr.  Back
  73. 73.  A total of 4 questions.  All the answers of these questions are connected by a common theme.  +10 points for each correct answer.  +30/-15  +20/-10  +10/-5  +5/-0
  74. 74.  X is a Golfer from Spain. He has featured for most of his career in the top 10 of the Golf Ranking. He has also been in the European Ryder Cup team 6 times till now. He also is and avid poker player having also played on the Poker Stars Tour.  In 2013 Player Championship, in an interview, he said something very controversial. What?
  75. 75. What does this list constitute?  English XI, 1982  Arosa Sri Lanka, 1982/3  West Indies , 1982/83 & 1983/84  Australian tours, 1985/86 & 1986/87  English XI, 1990
  76. 76.  The supporters of X call themselves asY.This has recently come under scrutiny and there is talk going on about banning the usage of this word.The club X found an unexpected supporter in English PM David Cameron, who came out in their support saying,“….There‟s a difference between fans self-describing themselves asY and someone calling someone a Y as an insult…..”  What are we talking about?
  77. 77.  He is one of only 8 baseball players to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1939, he transferred to UCLA, where he became the school's first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track. After graduating, he took a job as an assistant athletic director with the government's NationalYouth Administration (NYA). After the government ceased NYA operations, Robinson traveled to Honolulu in fall 1941 to play football for the semi-professional team Honolulu Bears.  Initiated for the first time on April 15, 2004, Major League Baseball has adopted a new annual tradition,“____________ Day", on which every player on every team wears #42, which was his jersey no. (now retired by MLB)
  78. 78.  Racism in Sports
  79. 79.  X is a Golfer from Spain. He has featured for most of his career in the top 10 of the Golf Ranking. He has also been in the European Ryder Cup team 6 times till now. He also is and avid poker player having also played on the Poker Stars Tour.  In 2013 Player Championship, in an interview, he said something very controversial. What?
  80. 80.  X- Sergio Garcia  He is a long time adversary of Tiger Woods. Garcia was asked about meeting with Woods at the U.S. Open, to which he responded, "We'll have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken.” A racist stereotype.
  81. 81. What does this list constitute?  English XI, 1982  Arosa Sri Lanka, 1982/3  West Indies , 1982/83 & 1983/84  Australian tours, 1985/86 & 1986/87  English XI, 1990
  82. 82.  The rebel tours to South Africa, who was banned by ICC(due to the practice of apartheid); despite strong protest by the ICC.
  83. 83.  The supporters of X call themselves asY.This has recently come under scrutiny and there is talk going on about banning the usage of this word.The club X found an unexpected supporter in English PM David Cameron, who came out in their support saying,“….There‟s a difference between fans self-describing themselves asY and someone calling someone a Y as an insult…..”  What are we talking about?
  84. 84.  X- Tottenham Hotspurs  Y-Yids or Yiddos.  Tottenham fans call themselves asYids or Yiddos which is offensive to the Jewish community.
  85. 85.  He is one of only 8 baseball players to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1939, he transferred to UCLA, where he became the school's first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track. After graduating, he took a job as an assistant athletic director with the government's NationalYouth Administration (NYA). After the government ceased NYA operations, Robinson traveled to Honolulu in fall 1941 to play football for the semi-professional team Honolulu Bears.  Initiated for the first time on April 15, 2004, Major League Baseball has adopted a new annual tradition,“____________ Day", on which every player on every team wears #42, which was his jersey no. (now retired by MLB)
  86. 86.  Jackie Robinson, the first Black player to play in MLB. Before, him there was all type of Racist League like Negro League, etc.

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