Sports quiz prelims
By: P.K and Nishanth
* 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!
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
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
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.“
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.”
4. On October 31st 2010,who ended Tiger
Woods’ 281 week long reign as the world’s
top ranked golfer?
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.
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
An indoor sports venue is named after
him in Detroit, the X Arena, where the
Detroit Red Wings play their NHL games.
**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,
What are we talking about?
17. Kannada Rajyotsava month and all that!
Who were the only two gold medal
winners from Karnataka at the 2010
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
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.
24. The GRE hangover!
Indian Summers: John Wright