Before We Start
A big thanks to L Madhav Krishnan for helping out with the
framing of questions and also for conducting the prelims.
A bigger thanks to all the guys and girls who turned up for the
List It ( Written)
There have been 11 players with the surname Sharma who have played
ODI cricket for Indian Mens Cricket team ( excluding U-19, India-A and
other such teams).
(2 points each)
ParthasarthiSharma = Right handed batsman
YashpalSharma = Right handed batsman
ChetanSharma =Allrounder, right arm medium
Ajay Sharma = Right handed batsman
SanjeevSharma = Right arm medium fast bowler
JoginderSharma =Allrounder, right hand bat.
RohitSharma = right handed batsman
IshantSharma = Right arm medium fast bowler
Rahul Sharma = Leg spinner.
MohitSharma = Right arm medium fast bowler
10 Questions on the bounce/pounce
+10/0 for bounce
+10/-5 on the pounce
X on how Y was signed after his trial with Z:
"Y took the ball, man, everything. The ball soared into the air and was falling
just out of play when the coach trotted after it and snaked out a leg to control
it. Y was still running furiously and as the boss trapped the ball, he hit him as
hard as he’d hit me. The coach went head over heels. We all stopped and
gaped. Then the coach got up. He had this great big grin on his face. ‘Yes,’
he said. ‘I think we can go to war with this one.’
And Y joined us.
Until 2013 the winners of X was decided solely based on the outcomes of
the format that is used to decide the winners on the more famous variant
of X, Y. Starting 2013 thewinnesare decided on a points system while also
including two moreformats.Thename X has been used since 1998 even
though this was not first time this event took place.
CoolRunningsis a 1993 film loosely
based on the X teams debut in the Y
competition of the 1988 Winter
Olympics in Canada. This team has
also qualified for the Sochi Olympics
after a 12 year absence and are being
funded by among other
thingsdogecoinsand virtual currency.
Which team ?
The man in the pic is AndyGanteaumeformer cricketer from Trinidad and
as of writing the oldest surviving West Indies test cricketer. Apart from that
fact what other record does he hold in test cricket that some of us would
erroneously attribute to Y ?
Highest test batting average
He scored 112 in his only test (innings) against England in 1948.
The man in the photo is BorisMelnikov(next slide) who is a Russian fencer
and was part of the gold medal winning sabre team in the 1964 Summer
The name BorisMelnikovalso appears in the world of literature in a 1985
crime fiction novel by an American author along with aPietrNegulesco, albeit
in a different sport.
What sport/book/context ?
They are the two chess players in Sidney Sheldon’s If Tomorrow
Which competition, that was aired in 2013 saw the two contestants (Say X
and Y) outdo each other in what was termed “The ______ Shootout” across
various locations in Russia,China,Maldives,CapeTown, Tanzania, LA and
finally ending in Istanbul.
The ____ GP was part of the F1 World Championship between 1973 and
1978. Though a race was scheduled for the 1979 season it was cancelled
due to the lack of interest following the deaths of Ronnie Peterson and
Gunnar Nilsson the prev season. There has not been another GP there, per
Things could change given that a certain Marcus will be racing for Caterham
in the 2014.
Marcus Ericsson from Sweden will be racing forCaterhamthis season.
Sweden's last Formula One driver, Stefan "Lill-Lövis" Johansson, drove in 79
races between 1980 and 1991.
X told reporters from her home country that she had an IQ of 175*, a score
that's 40 points higher than the MENSA cut-off and better than some of the
greatest thinkers in history, like Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Thomas
Following X’s maiden Grand Slam victory last year, BBC commentator
JohnInverdalecaused a stir by asking BBC Radio 5 Live listeners, "Do you
think X’s dad told her when she was little 'You're never going to be a looker?
You'll never be aSharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight"
Who is X?
The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings
held from 2010 onwards, beginning with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League. It
was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which was held annually
How are the two leagues different?
The Diamond League's aim is to "enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics
by going outside Europe for the first time." In addition to the original Golden
League members (except Berlin) and other traditional European meetings,
the series includes events in China, Qatar, the United States.
5 stamps – identify the person/team
+5 for each
+10 if you get all of them
Considered one of the most
versatile athletes of modern
sports, he won Olympic gold
medals for the 1912 pentathlon
Something that was used to
successful leagues beginning
Nicknamed the "Czech
Czech long-distance runner best
known for winning three gold
medals at the 1952 Summer
Olympics in Helsinki.
Somebody who shares his name
with a recurring driver in a series
which is a never ending quest for
10 Questions on the bounce/pounce
+10/0 for bounce
+10/-5 on the pounce
The ___ ___ first became part of the official program for the 2006 FIFA World
Cup in Germany, following the huge success of unofficial Public Viewing events
in South Korea during the 2002 tournament. It was a great success, leading
FIFA to expand it to include several cities worldwide for the 2010 FIFA World
Cup in South Africa. The locations are large enough to fit many thousands of
people, and have gigantic LED displays which broadcast the matches live.
The 2006 FIFA ___ ___was started up to allow people who couldn't either
afford, or buy tickets in time for the World Cup to cheer on their national teams,
with other supporters. It created a carnival like atmosphere and was a raging
success as thousands of supporters flocked to the sites to watch all the games,
which were broadcast live.
FITB. Very specific.
XY is a themed amusement park in Abu Dhabi. At 2000,000sqm it is also the
largest and is home to the worlds fastest roller coaster ____ Rossa. The roof
of the amusement park is modelled after the side profile of one of X’s
There are many attractions that showcase the history and achievements of
the X team. Image on next slide.
Fox Sports had the following headline after HamidSoryanwon a gold medal in
the Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2012 London Olympics.
Why did it attract reactions from various sections of the media ?
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq whereas Soryan is from Iran.
This technique, used to maximize the speed at the start and after the turns
was first used by David Berkoff at the 1988 Olympics. It takes its name from
the way a certain ‘Non-Human Person’ moves about.
Under current rules,use of this techniques past the 15 m mark will lead to
What are we talking about ?
The central boss depicts the figure of Sophrosyne,the personification of
temperance and moderation, seated on a chest with a lamp in her right hand and a
jug in her left, with various attributes such as a sickle, fork and caduceus around
her. The four reserves on the boss of the dish each contain a classical god,
together with elements.
The reserves around the rim show Minerva presiding over the seven liberal arts:
astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, music, rhetoric, dialectic and grammar, each with
relevant attribute. The remainder of the surface is decorated with gilt renaissance
strap work and foliate motifs against a rigid silver ground.
Where would you find this decoration?
X imagined that the Lord one day gathered together a heap of Yorkshire clay,
and breathed into it, saying, "Emmott Robinson, go on and bowl at the
pavilion end for Yorkshire". Robinson himself had a different take on his
spawning: "I reckon Mr. X invented me".
X is regarded as the father of modern cricket writing. X wrote under the byline “Cricketer” for the Manchester Guardian. X adopted the initials "N.C." for
his music reviews to distinguish from his “Cricketer” persona.
Small colored dots on the ball indicate its dynamic level (bounciness), and
thus the standard of play for which it is suited.
In 1918 _______ chose the shamrock – or trifylli as it's known in Greece - as
their emblem on the suggestion of an athlete from Constantinople who
played for Chalkidona, a team which had the same symbol. The idea was
accepted by ________ council and confirmed as the team's official badge.
As for the colour of the kit, again there's no overtly Irish connection. Green
being the colour of the trifylli no doubt had something to do with it, but the
choice of kit seems to be partly a practical one too. Until green became the
team's official colour, most players turned up and played in different coloured
X was allowed for the last time in the 2008 Olympics. It is banned from the
2012 Olympics onwards partially because of unfairness and partially because
X may be a carcinogen.Its discovery was an accident when a player used the
bicylce puncture variant before a match. Dragutin Surbek of Yugoslavia is
given the major credit for popularising this use of X between 1979 and 1983