TheB.M.S.C.E Quiz club
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 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
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.
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.“
• Knock out
• Peek-a-Boo : a defensive strategy
• Gatekeeper : someone who is skilful and well-
regarded fighter, but who does not have the
popularity or brilliance of a contender.
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 Greatest”.
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)
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?
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?