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Prelims of the Open Sports and Travel Quiz as asKQAnce - KQA's 31st Anniversary Quiz Festival by Sohan Maheshwar and Venky Srinivasan

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2014 06 asKQAnce sports and travel prelims for upload

  1. 1. asKQAnce 2014 FLYING DUTCHMEN Sports and Travel Quiz Prelims Quizmasters: Sohan Maheshwar and Venkatesh Srinivasan
  2. 2. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Dedicated to
  3. 3. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014  30 Questions, 40 points  +1 per correct answer/part, NO negatives  Questions 16-25 are two-part Sports-Travel Starred questions for breaking ties  * only if you get both parts  Top 8 teams to the finals  Please switch off all gadgets All the best! About the Quiz
  4. 4. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 0* - no points but will be used to resolve ties if stars are equal • What (dis)connects?
  5. 5. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  6. 6. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Dennis Bergkamp – the “non-flying Dutchman” KLM’s Frequent Flyer Program – the Flying Dutchman
  7. 7. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • What connects these three cricketers?
  8. 8. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  9. 9. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Bowled the first balls in Test, ODI and T20 Intl. cricket respectively Alfred Shaw Graham Mackenzie Daryll Tuffey
  10. 10. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • 19 of the 20 top teams in the FIFA World Rankings (as of June 2014) are playing in the FIFA World Cup 2014. • Which is the only country not to qualify?
  11. 11. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  12. 12. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Ukraine
  13. 13. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • Fill in the blank in the slogan on this collectible toy by Mattel, by identifying the person on the right
  14. 14. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  15. 15. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Mitt (Romney)
  16. 16. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • In which specific category, during a world event in May 2014 was this record set?
  17. 17. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  18. 18. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4x200m Relay World Record
  19. 19. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 5. • In this exhaustive list of 6 people for India, Murlikant Petkar is the first – he did this in 1972 with a world record effort. One of them, Joginder Singh Bedi had a triple achievement in 1984. The latest in this list is a Kannadiga. • What are we talking about?
  20. 20. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  21. 21. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Medal winners for India at the Summer Paralympic Games
  22. 22. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 6. • Identify the location from this video of a 1993 race, widely regarded as the best first lap in the history of F1 (video removed)
  23. 23. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  24. 24. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Donington Park
  25. 25. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 7. • The line-up for the 76th edition of a tournament held in Jan 2014. Which tournament?
  26. 26. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  27. 27. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Tata Steel Chess Tournament (or) Corus Chess Tournament (or) Wijk Aan Zee Some of the matches were played in the Rijksmuseum
  28. 28. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 8. • "My wife made a lot of iced tea for lunch, and I said, 'Hey babe, I've got an idea.' You make the iced tea and make a big pitcher, and we'll just put a little lemonade in it and see how that works. We mixed it up, and I got the solution about where I wanted it and I put the lemonade in it. I had it for lunch after working on the golf course. I thought, 'Boy, this is great, babe. I'm going to take it when I play golf. I'm going to take a thermos of iced tea and lemonade.' ” – X describing the origin of this drink • X was once in a Palm Springs restaurant and ordered this drink to his specifications and was overheard by a woman sitting nearby. "I want an X," she told the waitress. "I want what he ordered.” • This drink is also available commercially. Who is X?
  29. 29. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  30. 30. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Arnold Palmer
  31. 31. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 9. • Andy Gray and Richard Keys were discussing the upcoming 2010 Ballon D’Or on Sky Sports when Keys asked Gray about the nominees. • Gray claimed that the La Liga, when compared to its English equivalent, did not have the same depth of quality. He then went on to say something disparaging about one of the nominees that has become a footballing joke/meme especially involving non-EPL players. • What?
  32. 32. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  33. 33. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 “Messi would struggle in a cold night at the Britiannia Stadium” (marks for cold night in Stoke)
  34. 34. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 10. • An extract from The Case of the Borrowed Brunette, which may have been the first instance of this phrase, which owes its origin to a sport, – "So that's it?" – "That's it." – "And that's the reason you're jockeying for position around here instead of bringing your client in and having her say, 'Look, I made a mistake.'" – "Of course it is," Mason said eagerly. "What the hell did you think? That I was going to ______ _____ __ _____?" – "You have ___ with it." • Meaning, “To speak without caution, or to leave oneself unprotected”, identify this phrase
  35. 35. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  36. 36. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Lead with your/one’s chin
  37. 37. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 11. • This is 26-year-old David Campayo Lleo who worked for Villarreal as coaching staff of one of the club’s youth teams. • Why was he in the news in late April this year?
  38. 38. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  39. 39. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 He was arrested for the Dani Alves banana-throwing incident
  40. 40. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 12. • If there was no minimum qualification for number of matches played, there are only 2 Indian ODI captains who have a 100% win record. – X captained India against England in only one ODI, against England in 2001-02. – Y captained India 6 times in 2010 and 2011. • Id X and Y
  41. 41. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  42. 42. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 X – Anil Kumble Y – Gautam Gambhir
  43. 43. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 13. • Write-up from the Guardian: • “X is making his debut in a friendly against Hungary, and trots on to replace Lisandro López. After some tiki-taka, the 18 year-old receives the ball with his back to goal, midway between halfway line and 18-yard box. Hungarian defender Vilmos Vanczak is close by as X turns and heads for goal, his trademark scuttle seen on the international stage for the first time. One touch, two touches, three touches and then … Vanczak hits the floor. He holds, he rolls, he clutches. Replays show the faintest of touches from a flailing arm. Nothing more, nothing less. But the whistles from the crowd shrill for blood and X’s team-mates look worried. They surround German referee Markus Merk and argue his innocence. Protests are shouted and supplications are offered up, but all are waved away. The red is flashed… • “..It lasted a mere 44 seconds. X held off the tears until he reached the dressing room..” • Who?
  44. 44. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  45. 45. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Lionel Messi
  46. 46. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 14. • The high-scoring trio of basketball teammates consisting of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin played together for two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, starting in 1989. • They had a collective nickname that was a play on a famous hip-hop group. • Give the collective nickname
  47. 47. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  48. 48. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Run TMC after the initials of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin.
  49. 49. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 FINA, the Fédération Internationale de Natation, is the world governing body for five disciplines – Swimming, Diving and Synchronised Swimming are three of them. Name the other two disciplines (0.5 each) 15.
  50. 50. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  51. 51. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Water Polo Open Water Swimming
  52. 52. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *16. • One of the nicknames for city X comes from a call during an NBA game. • It happened accidentally, in a first-season game against the Lakers. With X in the middle of a second-quarter rally, Jim Barnett swished a long jump shot – probably a 3-pointer if the rule had existed in those days – and out of Bill Schonely’s mouth came “___ ____– all right!” • At the next time-out, Schonely’s scorekeeper, Jeff Wohler, nudged him. “Hey, where did that come from?” Schonz responded, “I don’t know – it just came out.” Wohler said, “Well, leave it in.” • Give the city and nickname.
  53. 53. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  54. 54. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Portland Rip City
  55. 55. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *17. • The name of this town derives from “Town on the River Tone”. • In ODI cricket history, something has occurred only twice. Once in Hyderabad and the other in this town. Both instances had a player in common. • Name the town and the player.
  56. 56. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  57. 57. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Taunton – From ‘Tone Town’ Only instances of 300+ partnerships in ODIs. The player in common was Rahul Dravid
  58. 58. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *18. • Krzywy Domek is an irregularly-shaped building built in 2004 and one of the main tourist attractions in this seaside town in Poland. • A world sporting event was held between 7–9 March 2014 in this town. • Identify the town and the sporting event.
  59. 59. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  60. 60. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Sopot in Poland IAAF World Indoor Championships
  61. 61. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *19. • The RubberDucks are a minor league baseball team based in this town. From 1997 to 2013, they were called the _____ Aeros. • The nickname "RubberDucks" refers to the town's history in the rubber industry, in particular as the birthplace of tire and rubber companies such as Goodyear, Firestone, Goodrich and General Tire. • Longtime Esquire writer Scott Raab wrote a 2011 book called The Whore of ____:One Man’s Search for the Soul of X which details his anger and rage at a famous decision made by a resident of this town. • Id X and the town
  62. 62. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  63. 63. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Akron X – LeBron James
  64. 64. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *20. • This city is the capital of the autonomous region of Madeira. It was named by settlers after the local word for the Fennel plant, which grew in abundance here. It is today known for its beaches and the vibrant nightlife. • Two sportspersons were born here – the more famous one played for clubs like Andorinha, Nacional and Sporting CP in his youth. The other person played/plays for teams in New South Wales, Sydney, Glamorgan, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad, among others. • Identify the city and the lesser known player.
  65. 65. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  66. 66. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Funchal Moises Henriques The other is of course, Cristiano Ronaldo
  67. 67. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *21. • The first elected President of his country, he founded a city named after himself, which served as the capital of his country from 1948-1976. Name him or the city. • What sporting event happened at the Araneta Coliseum in this city, in 1975?
  68. 68. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  69. 69. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Manuel Quezon / Quezon City The Thrilla in Manila boxing match between Ali and Frazier
  70. 70. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *22. • This iconic hotel is 90-years old, and is owned by Diageo. It hosted the G8 summit in 2005. Its location lends the name to a landmark agreement that was signed here in 1977. Name the hotel. • What sporting event will happen here in Sep 2014?
  71. 71. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  72. 72. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Gleneagles Hotel Ryder Cup
  73. 73. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *23. • Identify this 2nd time occasion (and the location) • What lofty tagline, has this city trademarked since the early 1980s, which it continues to use in its tourism campaigns?
  74. 74. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  75. 75. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1928 Winter Olympics at St. Moritz Top of the World
  76. 76. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *24. • Identify the stadium, a record-breaker of sorts • What is the official / constitutional capital of the country where this stadium is located?
  77. 77. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  78. 78. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz at an altitude of 3,637 metres (11,932 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest professional stadiums in the world. Bolivia’s capital is Sucre
  79. 79. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 *25. • This is the “Trooping the Colours” ceremony that happens every year on a particular day at Horse Guard’s Parade off Whitehall, London. Which day? • Which sport was played at this venue during the 2012 London Summer Olympics?
  80. 80. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  81. 81. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 The monarch’s birthday Beach Volleyball
  82. 82. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 This is the title cover of a collection of photographs from a 1904 event, commemorating an 1803 event. Identify the place where this event was held 26.
  83. 83. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  84. 84. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 St. Louis The 1904 World Fair commemorating the 1803 Louisiana Purchase
  85. 85. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Identify the place 27.
  86. 86. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  87. 87. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Pietermaritzburg
  88. 88. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Called heong peng, their literal meaning is “fragrant biscuits“. Identified closely with a town in Malaysia, these biscuits are deliciously flaky, with a sweet palm sugar filling, and a common souvenir for tourists visiting this erstwhile tin-mining city. Identify the place 28.
  89. 89. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  90. 90. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Ipoh
  91. 91. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 This 1875 painting shows an 1835 event – a farmer called John Batman signing a purported treaty with the locals, through which he acquired 500,000 acres of land, including a key geographical entity. The entity was named by his surveyor John Wedge, who asked local aborigines what they called the entity, and got a response ‘_____ ____’, meaning 'it flows‘. Identify the entity. 29.
  92. 92. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  93. 93. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Yarra River
  94. 94. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 In the early 1600s, a young nobleman, Dudley Lord North, noticed the reddish waters of a spring seeping from the ground, while he was returning on horseback to London. Lord North drank the water to quench his thirst and feeling rejuvenated, declared it to be health-giving to all his friends and acquaintances. This is the story of the discovery of the Chalybeate Spring, and thereby the town that came about, which is known as a major Spa destination in England today. Another feature of the town, is the pretty colonnaded walkway known as the Pantiles. Identify the town. 30.
  95. 95. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  96. 96. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Royal Tunbridge Wells
  97. 97. Good Luck! Prelims Results in Progress

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