Prelims with AnswersQMs: Thejaswi Udupa and Venkatesh S
*1. While many people believe his doctoratewas honorary, it was not. He earned it afterfour and a half years of work under Dr.David M Kopp for his thesis titled TheDuality of Humor and Seriousness inLeadership Styles. Who?
4. In 1959 Alan Sillitoe (one of the Angry Young Men)wrote a story about Colin, a poor Nottingham teenagerfrom a dismal home in a blue-collar area, who has bleakprospects in life and few interests beyond petty crimewho turns to a particular sport for succour.In 1962, the story was adapted to film starring Sir TomCourtenay in the lead role. The story has influencedmany songs as well, most notably the one you hear here.Name the common title shared by the story, film, andsong.[AUDIO REMOVED: song by Iron Maiden]
Answer The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
*5. A common practical joke played bythis cricketer the first time he meetssomeone is to deliberately say somethingcompletely incomprehensible that theother person would mistake for hisaccent, and bursting into loudrambunctious laughter after the fewseconds of uncomfortable silence thatfollows.Who?
6. This foul-mouthed perfectionist claimed tohave played first team football for the legendaryScottish club Rangers F.C., but there is no proofand Rangers historians insist that he was nothingmore than a young lad who tried out with theteam but failed to make the cut because of aweak knee.Who?
Answer People who died in competition at the Olympics
*10. He helped Hitler win the vote for theBerlin Olympics. To return the favour,Hitler gave his construction company thecontract to build the German Embassy inUSA. This was the first of the manycontroversies he was involved in over afour-decade period. Who?
18.In 2010 MCC established new Honours Boards forboth batting and bowling. The entries as on dateare:Year Batsman Runs1912 C Kelleway 102 W Bardsley 164Year Bowler Runs2010 S.R. Watson 5-40 M.J. North 6-55What are these honours boards commemorating?
Answer Honours Boards for achievements in neutral tests at Lord’s (Aus vs SA and Aus vs Pak)
19.This person’s connection to India goes beyondinbound flights or plans to set up budget hotels.His father was Goan, studied at La Martiniereschool in Kolkata, played cricket and football atMohun Bagan and hung out at "CalcuttaSporting Club" with Vece Paes.An accountant by training, he is today theprincipal owner of multiple sporting teams,apart from the ASEAN Basketball League.Who?
Answer• Tony Fernandes, who also owns stake in the QPR and the Caterham F1 teams
*20.Five athletes from India made it to the finals ofthe athletics events in the 1984 Los AngelesOlympics. Two were Chand Ram and VandanaRao.Name the other three who all hail from the samestate (no part points)
Answer PT Usha, Shiny Abraham and MD Valsamma – the 4*400 women’s relay race team along with Vandana Rao
21.Two golfers were among the winners of the LaureusAwards 2012 for achievements in 2011In the “Breakthrough” category was a 23-year oldwho won a major tournament last year with arecord score.In the “Comeback” category was a 42-year old whowon a major tournament after 20 years of being onthe circuit.Name both
When the whistle blows and the floodlights glowThen the X fans will put on a showWhen the stands vibrate and the rafters ringWell be doing the bouncy, and youll hear us singI am a blue nose, loyal and trueIm proud to wear the red white and blueStrong as a rock with standards highI am a teddy bear till the day I dieNow the greatest game is on new year’s dayWhen the boys in the hoops come along to playBut well send them homeward shedding their tearsAs they hear this chorus ringing in their ears22. Fan Song of which football club? “the boys in thehoops” are their rivals – name them as well
23.Air Marshal Nur Khan, as the head of the PCBhelped organise the 1987 Cricket World Cup inIndia & Pakistan.However, he is better remembered for his stintas head of the Pakistan Hockey Federation.What was his enduring legacy to hockey,which took shape in 1978?
24. Evolving from tennis, table tennis took off in1900, and at this juncture, Jaques and Son werejust one of several manufacturers producingversions of Ping Pong / TT.Which well known brand/company got a patentfor TT under the trade name of ‘Whiff Whaff’?
Rev. Frank Marshall: “Oh, fie, go away naughty boy, I dont play with boys who can’t afford to take a holiday for ____ any day they like!” Miller: "Yes, that’s just you to a T; you’d make it so that no lad whose father wasn’t a millionaire could play at all in a really good team. For my part I see no reason why the men who make the money shouldn’t have a share in the spending of it."*25. An 1890s cartoon lampooning what eventual split?
Answer• The split between Rugby Union and Rugby League (amateurs and pros)
26.In 1983, who became the only player to win aboy’s Grand Slam?He is also the only player ever to win both ATPPlayer of the Year (1990, 1991) and ATP DoublesTeam of the Year (1986).Who? What achievement? (2 points)
27.“Modern Pentathlon Gets a Little Less Penta”– was a headline from the New York Times inNovember 2008, because of a rule change /combination change in the event, somewhatmirroring another event in the Winter Olympics.What was the change?
29.At the age of 48, representing Slovenia shemissed qualifying for the 2008 SummerOlympics by 0.28 seconds. This would have beenher record 8th Olympics appearance.She already holds the record for the maximumappearances (7) by any woman track & fieldathlete, winning 3 silver and 6 bronze medals,while representing another country.Who?
30*.An artist’simpression of a planecrash at the hill ofSuperga that killedalmost all the teammembers of theleading Serie A clubat the time, whichhad been the last towin the title beforeWW II.Which club?
31.The Grewal Sports Association sponsors andruns a hockey academy for schoolboys, apartfrom promoting various other sports.What did the doyen of the group, Inder SinghGrewal start in 1933 that continues to this day, ata location 15 kms south of Ludhiana? Name theevent and the location
32.In the recent Anand-Gelfand match, if the rapidgames had not been able to produce a result, thenext tiebreak would have been two blitz games.If these had also been tied, a method would havebeen employed where White would have beengiven 5 minutes and Black 4 minutes. If the gamewas drawn, then the player of the Black pieceswould be declared champion.What 10-letter word, signifying that it was theultimate end game describes this?
33.This is the AdidasSilverstream, the official ballof the Euro 2000. The titleand design of this ball werededicated to the rivers ofthe host countries, to whichthey owe their prosperity.The locals nicknamed thesewaterways “silver streams”due to the way theirsurfaces sparkle brightly inthe early morning sun.Who were the co-hosts?
34.“It was a wish on my part to do something as atribute to the memory of my great father. I thoughtif he was first in something then I should also befirst in something related to cricket. The chancecame to me when I was asked to do the cricketcommentary for a match in Indore”The lady making this quote was captain of theMadhya Pradesh women’s team in the 1970s andlater became the world’s first woman cricketcommentator when she broadcast the MCC vsBombay match at Indore in 1977.Name her / her father