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QFI Sports Quiz 2015 Finals

The finals of the QFI Sports Quiz 2015 set by Rohit Suresh, Ramesh Natarajan, and Niranjan Murali

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QFI Sports Quiz 2015 Finals

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  8. 8. Sports Quiz Format 1. List It 2. Infinite Bounce – 10 Questions 3. Written Round – 8 Questions 4. Infinite Bounce – 10 Questions 5. Written Round – 6 Questions 6. Infinite Bounce – 10 Questions 7. Written Round – 8 Questions
  9. 9. Sports Quiz List It There are 8 cricketers who have scored centuries in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Name them. +5 for each correct answer.
  10. 10. Exchange your sheets! Answers
  11. 11. Sports Quiz Chris Gayle Brendon McCullum Mahela Jayawardene Tillekaratne Dilshan Martin Guptill Suresh Raina Ahmed Shahzad Faf du Plessis
  12. 12. Sports Quiz Infinite Bounce - 1  10 Questions. Clockwise.  +10 for each correct answer  +10/-10 on the pounce. In case of multiple parts, teams have to get all parts right on the pounce
  13. 13. Sports Quiz Jefferson ‘Jeff’ Knox, an amateur golfer, holds the Augusta course record (off members tees, not the competitive ones), with a 61 back in 2002. He is considered the best amateur golfer in Augusta and makes the news every April because of a famous tradition. He has played the final round with Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Steve Stricker, and has a favourable record against them as well, despite not competing for the title. What is this tradition, which allows Knox to play the final round at the Augusta Masters? Q1
  14. 14. Sports Quiz
  15. 15. He is the default non-compete marker, who is added to the field in case an odd number of players make the cut at Augusta. Since this is usually the case, Augusta does not allow the last player to go into the round alone. Knox steps in, plays the round with them, and usually upstages them, though he is a non-comp participant
  16. 16. Sports Quiz Shown is the cover of the 13th and last volume of the graphic novel 100 Bullets. The names of the volumes are references to the number of the volume; e.g. - the seventh volume was called Samurai (Seven Samurai). Two of the volumes have a sports/games connection to them - the 12th volume is called ‘The Hard Way’, in reference to a throw in 'craps'. The last volume is named for a sportsperson who wore the number 13 all through his playing career. Who is the player who lends his name to the volume? Q2
  17. 17. Sports Quiz
  18. 18. Wilt Chamberlain
  19. 19. Sports Quiz Since 2000, three books related to cricket have won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, given by William Hill. 2004 - ______ _______ : Cricket and Conspiracy, the Untold Story by Peter Oborne 2008 – Coming Back to Me: The Autobiography of ______ ________ 2009 - ______ ________: The Authorizes Biography of the World’s Fastest Bowler by Duncan Hamilton. Identify the three subjects. Q3
  20. 20. 2004 – Basil D’Oliviera 2008 – Marcus Trescothick 2009 – Harold Larwood
  21. 21. Sports Quiz The 4x100m freestyle relay (Swimming) at the 2008 Beijing Olympics saw multiple records being broken. In addition to the overall time of 3:12:46, which was a World Record at the time, Australian Eamon Sullivan swam a leg of 47.24 seconds. Although this was part of a relay, the time was considered for the World Record in the 100m freestyle category, then held by Alain Bernard (47.5 seconds). During the race, however, as many as five athletes swam a faster leg than Sullivan, one of them being Bernard himself. Why were their times not considered? Q4
  22. 22. Split times for swimmers not swimming the first leg are ineligible because the incoming swimmer can lean over in front of the blocks and be diving as the preceding swimmer is coming in, but the leadoff swimmer is timed from a stationary start. Eamon Sullivan was the only one to swim a first leg.
  23. 23. Sports Quiz This is an early form of football that originated in 16th century Italy. Once widely played, the sport, considered one of the most brutal sports on earth. Some of the most famous people of the age played this, such as the Medici family including Piero, Lorenzo and Alessandro de' Medici. The city they hailed from, forms part of the name of the sport. Identify this precursor to modern football. Video Q5
  24. 24. Calcio Fiorentino / Calcio Storico
  25. 25. Sports Quiz The governing organization recognizes and engages only four firms for these endeavors, which involve a great deal of a priori analysis of certain factors such as topography, wind direction, infrastructure and soil quality before the actual work commences. Ideally, the organization, which looks after several classes in the sport, is supposed to divvy up the contracts across the four firms across the various classes. Unfortunately, the “supremo” who looks after the organization’s flagship event has a personal preference and that firm ends up getting most of the contracts. Three of the four recognized firms are Wilson, Apex and D3. Which is the fourth, which ends up getting most of the work? Q6
  26. 26. F1 Circuit Design; Hermann Tilke / Tilke Engineering
  27. 27. Sports Quiz This small town in Western Austria hosts the annual Hypo- Meeting, an athletics competition restricted to two events. This is considered a prelude to the World Championships (to be held later this year), and is attended by athletes of the highest calibre. The 2015 edition had high expectations from the public, with the current World Champion in an event set to take on the current Olympic Champion, for whom this was also a return from time off, both of them having won previously here. However, this did not materialize as the World Champion pulled out prior to the event, and the Olympic Champion eventually finished fourth. Identify the town and both the champions. Q7
  28. 28. Gotzis; Katerina Johnson Thompson and Jessica Ennis-Hill
  29. 29. Sports Quiz Hall of Famer Dennis Potvin says that the New York Islanders of the early 1980s, of which he was a part, played four games in five nights. This didn’t allow them rest and recovery time and this is considered to be the origin of a famous tradition. It is suggested that the two Swedes in the Islanders’ lineup might have been following the practice of a fellow countryman, from a different sport. What tradition are we talking? Additionally, what practice followed by the aforementioned countryman is said to have inspired this? Q8
  30. 30. Playoff Beard Bjorn Borg not shaving through Wimbledon
  31. 31. Sports Quiz At age 10, he worked as a ball boy at the Gezira Sporting Club, where he took a liking to a particular sport, by listening attentively to the players and coaches. Once, he used a club member’s racquets without permission, and was subsequently chided. He was later challenged by the same person who wanted to show him that the sport was meant for rich people and blue bloods, which he responded to by beating him. This was stunning because the member was a six-time World Champion and the only unchallenged winner of the British Open (till date) and was part of the ‘Golden Age of Egyptian Sports’. This propelled the kid to fame who himself became a four-time world champion. Identify both the legends. Q9
  32. 32. Amr Bey / Amr Pasha Mahmoud Karim
  33. 33. Sports Quiz Elliott Seymour is an unheralded 30-year old boxer with a dismal record as you can see below. He is supposed to have taken a dive during a fight in November last year. What was this all about? Q10
  34. 34. Mickey Rourke’s return to professional boxing
  35. 35. Sports Quiz • 8 questions on brothers. Full names required. • +2.5 for getting each brother. Part points available. • If you get everything right…. Big round of applause! Written Round - 1
  36. 36. Sports Quiz In 1998, after signing a six-year contract extension, the brothers took successful legal action to have it voided. The club had a verbal agreement that if a lucrative offer for one brother came by, he would be released provided the other stayed. However, the club apparently backed down on that agreement after floating the club on the stock market. They then went onto join their former manager for £22 million. They played together for two more clubs in the latter part of their careers, namely Rangers and Al-Rayyan. Q1
  37. 37. Sports Quiz
  38. 38. Sports Quiz Both won gold medals at the 1976 Olympics. Both became world champions after turning professional. Both won their world championships by shocking the world. The elder won his in only his eighth professional fight by challenging Muhammad Ali. The younger took on Larry Holmes, who was trying to match Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0. Both had rather unceremonious ends to their career. Seven months after beating Ali, the elder lost his rematch and went downhill since. The younger was 31-0 when he faced Tyson who packed him up in 91 seconds. Q2
  39. 39. Sports Quiz
  40. 40. Sports Quiz The ‘Rocket (R)’ and the ‘Pocket Rocket (PR)’ (called so because he was three inches shorter) came from a poverty-stricken family but then went onto make their surname synonymous with the sport. Their style of play was quite different though: R shot left, PR shot right. R played right wing and PR played centre. Although PR won 11 championships (one of only two athletes in North American professional sports) compared to R’s 8, R is still more fondly remembered and was voted the 5th greatest of all time, while the brother was 29th. Their franchise has since retired both their jersey numbers, 9 and 16. Q3
  41. 41. Sports Quiz
  42. 42. Sports Quiz His selection in July 2008 was met with surprise. Gooch remarked that it was “one of the most left-field decisions I've ever seen”, while Ian Botham was more caustic when he said, “The most illogical, pathetic and diabolical piece of selecting I've seen. The selectors have embarrassed English cricket. I want to hear a proper explanation for this, as do England fans around the country.” He played only the one Test and is now into greyhound racing. His younger brother, on the other hand, has played 13 Tests and 13 ODIs. He won the Man of the Match award in his debut Test against New Zealand in December 2011 as well as the Man of the Series award in the same series for his 14 wickets. Q4
  43. 43. Sports Quiz Shown below is the Davis Cup performance of a particular country. Identify A and B. The years in the world group were form 1998 to 2000. Q5 A A A B B A B A
  44. 44. Sports Quiz A B
  45. 45. Sports Quiz Both hail from the town of Sundergarh, same as the younger brother’s idol (the only Adivasi to represent India in three Olympics). Both have captained the Indian team as well. The elder, a part of the 2004 Athens Olympics squad, is best remembered for his performance in the 2003 Asia Cup, when he scored the winning goal between Sohail Abbas’ legs. The younger led the national team to the 2007 Asia Cup Gold. Q6
  46. 46. Sports Quiz Left to Right: Elder, Younger, Roshan Minz, William Xalxo, Idol.
  47. 47. Sports Quiz Similar to Jimmy Stewart and Ian Scheckter, he remained in the shadow of his younger sibling in motorsport. He participated in 38 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on May 1, 1972, scoring a total of three championship points. He and his brother were the first pair of siblings to compete in the same race and moreover, score points in the same race, a feat since replicated only by Michael and Ralf Schumacher. The younger, after an illustrious career in F1, went onto CART, where in 1993, post his second win, broke a tradition founded in 1936 (and firmly established in 1956), for which he was widely criticized. (This continued even in 2008 when he drove the Chevrolet Corvette pace car) Q7
  48. 48. Sports Quiz
  49. 49. Sports Quiz Both won Gold at the same Olympics (1984), the elder in the Freestyle 74 kg category and the younger in the Freestyle 82 kg category. They were the only brothers to win both World and Olympic championships. They won more NCAA, U.S. Open, World, and Olympic titles than any American brother combination in history. Despite this, they are possibly best known for their work and involvement in a project meant to help coach U.S. wrestlers in an 800-acre Philadelphia estate. Q8
  50. 50. Sports Quiz
  51. 51. Exchange your sheets! Answers
  52. 52. In 1998, after signing a six-year contract extension, the brothers took successful legal action to have it voided. The club had a verbal agreement that if a lucrative offer for one brother came by, he would be released provided the other stayed. However, the club apparently backed down on that agreement after floating the club on the stock market. They then went onto join their former manager for £22 million. They played together for two more clubs in the latter part of their careers, namely Rangers and Al-Rayyan. Q1
  53. 53. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer
  54. 54. Both won gold medals at the 1976 Olympics. Both became world champions after turning professional. Both of them won their world championships by shocking the world. The elder won his in only his eighth professional fight by challenging Muhammad Ali. The younger took on a Larry Holmes trying to match Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0. Both had rather unceremonious ends to their career. Seven months after beating Ali, the elder lost his rematch and went downhill since. The younger was 31-0 when he faced Tyson who packed him up in 91 seconds. Q2
  55. 55. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks
  56. 56. The ‘Rocket (R)’ and the ‘Pocket Rocket (PR)’ (called so because he was three inches shorter) came from a poverty-stricken family but then went onto make their surname synonymous with the sport. Their style of play was quite different though: R shot left, PR shot right. R played right wing and PR played centre. Although PR won 11 championships (one of only two athletes in North American professional sports) compared to R’s 8, R is still more fondly remembered and was voted the 5th greatest of all time, while the brother was 29th. Their franchise has since retired both their jersey numbers, 9 and 16. Q3
  57. 57. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks 3. Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard
  58. 58. His selection in July 2008 was met with surprise. Gooch remarked that it was “one of the most leftfield decisions I've ever seen”, while Ian Botham was more caustic when he said, “The most illogical, pathetic and diabolical piece of selecting I've seen. The selectors have embarrassed English cricket. I want to hear a proper explanation for this, as do England fans around the country.” He played only the one Test and is now into greyhound racing. His younger brother on the other hand has played 13 Tests and 13 ODIs. He won the Man of the Match award in his debut Test against New Zealand in December 2011 as well as the Man of the Series award in the same series for his 14 wickets. Q4
  59. 59. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks 3. Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard 4. Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson
  60. 60. Shown below is the Davis Cup performance of a country. Identify A and B. The years in the world group were form 1998 to 2000. Q5 A A A B B A B A
  61. 61. A B
  62. 62. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks 3. Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard 4. Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson 5. Byron Black and Wayne Black
  63. 63. Both hail from the town of Sundergarh, same as the younger brother’s idol (the only Adivasi to represent India in three Olympics). Both have captained the Indian team as well. The elder, a part of the 2004 Athens Olympics squad, is best remembered for his performance in the 2003 Asia Cup, when he scored the winning goal between Sohail Abbas’ legs. The younger led the team to the 2007 Asia Cup gold. Q6
  64. 64. Left to Right: Elder, Younger, Roshan Minz, William Xalxo, Idol.
  65. 65. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks 3. Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard 4. Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson 5. Byron Black and Wayne Black 6. Ignace Tirkey and Prabodh Tirkey
  66. 66. Similar to Jimmy Stewart and Ian Scheckter, he remained in the shadow of his younger sibling in motorsport. He participated in 38 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on May 1, 1972, scoring a total of three championship points. He and his brother were the first pair of siblings to compete in the same race and moreover, score points in the same race, a feat since replicated only by Michael and Ralf Schumacher. The younger, after an illustrious career in F1, went onto CART, where in 1993, post his second win, broke a tradition founded in 1936 (and firmly established in 1956), for which he was widely criticized. (This continued even in 2008 when he drove the Chevrolet Corvette pace car) Q7
  67. 67. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks 3. Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard 4. Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson 5. Byron Black and Wayne Black 6. Ignace Tirkey and Prabodh Tirkey 7. Emerson Fittipaldi and Wilson Fittipaldi Junior
  68. 68. Both won gold at the same Olympics (1984), the elder in the Freestyle 74 kg category and the younger in the Freestyle 82 kg category. They were the only brothers to win both World and Olympic championships. They won more NCAA, U.S. Open, World, and Olympic titles than any American brother combination in history. Despite this, they are possibly best known for their work and involvement in a project meant to help coach U.S. wrestlers in an 800-acre Philadelphia estate. Q8
  69. 69. 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks 3. Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard 4. Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson 5. Byron Black and Wayne Black 6. Ignace Tirkey and Prabodh Tirkey 7. Emerson Fittipaldi and Wilson Fittipaldi Junior 8. Dave Schultz and Mark Schultz, who form the inspiration for ‘Foxcatcher’
  70. 70. ANSWERS 1. Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer 2. Leon Spinks and Michael Spinks 3. Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard and Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard 4. Darren Pattinson and James Pattinson 5. Byron Black and Wayne Black 6. Ignace Tirkey and Prabodh Tirkey 7. Emerson Fittipaldi and Wilson Fittipaldi Junior 8. Dave Schultz and Mark Schultz, who form the inspiration for ‘Foxcatcher’
  71. 71. Sports Quiz Infinite Bounce - 2  10 Questions.  The quiz goes Anti-clockwise from Qn. 6 onwards.  +10 for each correct answer  +10/-10 on the pounce.  In case of multiple parts, teams have to get all parts right on the pounce
  72. 72. Sports Quiz Whose 2012 triumph elicited the following remark from English comedian Hugh Dennis? “I am worried now that it may be a vowel thing. And that Andy is in a queue” Q1
  73. 73. Johnathan Marray
  74. 74. Sports Quiz “Silver Reunion” is the title of an ESPN 30 for 30 short, which details a secret meeting between teammates from over four decades ago, reuniting to decide on a particular course of action The 2012 meeting was held 12 Angry Men style, in a closed room (picture on the next slide), and the teammates were required to come to a unanimous decision either way So, what were these men discussing/arguing? Q2
  75. 75. Sports Quiz
  76. 76. The 1972 USA Men’s Basketball team discussing on whether to accept the Silver Medal. In the Gold Medal match in the Munich Olympics, the Soviet team won, despite multiple refereeing errors, some of which included a disputed time-out, and the overturning of the game clock from 0.1 to 0.3 seconds. In protest, the US team didn’t arrive at the medals ceremony and refused to accept the Silver Medal. At the end of the discussion, they still refuse the silver medals being offered.
  77. 77. Sports Quiz Many amateurs refuse to use these based on the perception that to do so would be unmanly but other aficionados and professionals use them when required. Some prefer a screw-on butt extension instead of resorting to these. There are multiple design variants, some of which are not approved, especially those with shaft-enclosing rings or those with wheels at the bottom. Common tournament use has them available in three forms, two of them taking their name from their resemblance to animals and the third named ‘Cross’ (based on the appearance again). What are we talking about? Q3
  78. 78. These are the Mechanical Bridges used in cue sports to aid as a bridge when the hand can not perform the same function. They are named the Swan (or Giraffe), the Spider and the Cross.
  79. 79. Sports Quiz The 2013 edition saw this team trailing Team New Zealand, following which the owner replaced John Kostecki as captain with this legend. The team then staged a dramatic comeback and edged out Team New Zealand by one point to win the event. The legend has now set up his own team (named after him and based out of his home country) for the next edition of the event, to be held in 2017. In an effort to one-up their competitors and in a bid to be the first team of his nationality to win the event, he announced that he was holding talks with a fellow countryman and famous designer in another sport, acknowledging the role of aerodynamics in both the sports. Identify the legend and the designer. Q4
  80. 80. Sir Ben Ainslie Adrian Newey
  81. 81. Sports Quiz After the forfeit of the 1975 World Chess Championships by Fischer, the title was awarded to then-unproven Anatoly Karpov. Critics doubted the quality of that lot of Russian players, and so, to make a statement, the Soviet Federation sent another representative to the 1976 Amsterdam Championships, who jointly won the tournament along with the Dutchman Tony Miles. However, he used this as a platform for something else, which made him the first Russian GM to do this. Who and what? This episode greatly inspired the character ironically named Anatoly Sergievsky, or ‘The Russian’ opposite Freddie Trumper, or ‘The American’. Where would we come across these characters? Q5
  82. 82. Victor Korchnoi defected from the Soviet Union and sought asylum in the Netherlands. The characters are from the musical ‘Chess’.
  83. 83. Anti-clockwise
  84. 84. Sports Quiz Radomir Antic is a Serbian football manager, currently managing Hebei China Fortune in the China League One. He had a 17 year playing career before moving to coaching and has formerly coached the Serbian national team. In terms of managerial careers in the La Liga, what unique distinction does he hold? This record is different from the distinction he shares with Enrique Fernandez Viola in what way? Q6
  85. 85. Only individual to have managed Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid. Viola and Antic are the only ones to have managed Barcelona and Real Madrid.
  86. 86. Sports Quiz Kurt Schneider, at the official event, said, “We are very humbled by the opportunity to bestow this honour upon him. His tireless work for the well-being of the poor and elderly, his humanitarian efforts and his commitment to bridge gaps between people of various cultures are ways the __________ also aspire to touch lives around the world. He embodies the ________’s efforts to provide service, smiles and sportsmanship globally. The subject in question became the ninth in a particular list. Who, and what list? Q7
  87. 87. Pope Francis being inducted into the Harlem Globetrotters as an honorary member
  88. 88. Sports Quiz Written a year after the event, what is this talking about? “There was relative calm that night in, a year ago this weekend. The official beginning of the revolution was still three days away. Meanwhile, 700km to the east, and just 100km from the Russian border, the Frenchman is busy creating his own history. He looks nervous and uncertain, waiting on the track for the introductions he couldn’t understand to cease. There is little contrast between the paleness of his freshly chalked hands and the pallor of a face that puffs out its cheeks, licks its dry lips, and stares down the runway and into the unknown. Up in the heavens of the stadium, the god of the sport is at home and relaxed, looking down upon the latest of 21 years’ worth of mortals to challenge his position as the one true deity”. Q8
  89. 89. Renaud Lavillenie breaking Sergei Bubka’s pole vault record
  90. 90. Sports Quiz According to the rules of golf, a player may concede his opponent’s next stroke at any time. Called a ‘gimme’, this is one of the many polite peculiarities followed, nowadays primarily in match play tournaments (for example, the Ryder Cup, where players get points for winning each hole as opposed to the stroke play which is cumulative) Essentially, one concedes if the ball is too close to the hole, since their opponents would make it anyway, and once offered, a ‘gimme’ must be accepted (according to the official rules ) In the 1920s, when the PGA Championship was a match play tournament, what diabolical tactic would Walter Hagen, a five time winner, employ with ‘gimmes’? Q9
  91. 91. At the start of the match, Hagen would very generously concede putts, even those that were three or four feet away. Later, when it came to crunch time, golfers would no longer have any rhythm to make short putts, and Hagen wouldn’t concede at the time. He won on a playoff twice in 1927 just by using this tactic, as both his opponents missed a three foot putt
  92. 92. Sports Quiz During the First World War, innumerable types of grenades were designed and produced. One that endured and retains awareness is the Mills Bomb. To use the Mills bomb the thrower had to first remove the safety pin while holding down the strike lever beneath it. When the grenade was actually thrown the strike lever ejected and a four- second fuse was set off. Borrowing from the world of sports, how exactly were soldiers instructed to throw the Mills bombs? Q10
  93. 93. Using a technique similar to bowling a cricket ball
  94. 94. Sports Quiz • 6 questions. • +5 for getting each answer. • People known by their nicknames. (e.g. ‘Jos’ Buttler, ‘Keke’ Rosberg) • If you get everything right…. Big round of applause! Written Round - 2
  95. 95. Sports Quiz His pioneering act in 1934 was due to the fact that cricket flannels weighed him down too much. His celebrity appeal rose significantly when he married Phyllis Konstam (who had appeared in 4 Alfred Hitchcock movies by then), and they became a celebrity couple of the age. Taking his nickname from the comic strip shown, who are we talking about? Q1
  96. 96. Sports Quiz
  97. 97. Sports Quiz Sir George Oswald Browning ______, was given his name when he was playing for Eton College due to their way of showing his name on the scorecards. A fast bowler and a hard hitting lower order batsman, he was one of the few who vehemently opposed Jardine’s bodyline tactics (This drew enormous popularity with the Australian crowd). Later, he became a successful administrator responsible for the creation of the MCC coaching manual and was a leading force behind eliminating illegal bowling actions. Name this legend. Q2
  98. 98. Sports Quiz
  99. 99. Sports Quiz His participation in the 1986 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest not only surprised the media but also his team mate and defending champion, Dominique Wilkins, who he defeated with two perfect 50-point scores in the final round. 20 years later, he helped train New York Knicks point guard Nate Robinson to victory in the same contest, which made the two of them the only two people in NBA history under six feet tall to win a Slam Dunk Contest. When he was born, one of his dad’s friends came in and said, “Boy, you got a big head like a Sputnik” which eventually led to his nickname. Identify him. Q3
  100. 100. Sports Quiz
  101. 101. Sports Quiz Born to Earl and Kutilda, his actual first name starts with an ‘E’ (representing Earl) and ends with a ‘K’ (representing Kutilda) and was selected by Kutilda. His middle name ‘Tont’ is a reference to his mother’s Thai culture. However, from the second day he was born, Earl began calling him ______, after a lost comrade in Vietnam, Col. Vuong Dang Phong, better known as _____ Phong. Who are we talking about? Q4
  102. 102. Sports Quiz The name was given to him by his uncle due to his short height during his childhood. It was believed that he would be a short adult and the nickname remained in use even after he grew up and became taller. So, what is the Portuguese name for this character? Q5
  103. 103. Sports Quiz Interviewer: You were christened “Lawrence.” How did you get the nickname “_______?” Interviewee: Playing American Legion ball. You know who gave it to me? Bobby Hoffman, who played with the Giants. We played on the same American Legion team. And, you know, we didn't have no dugouts when we played. We sat on the ground, or a bench was full with the players. And, I was sitting on the ground with my legs crossed and my arms crossed. And he says, “You look like a _______.” And that stuck. So who is the interviewee? Q6
  104. 104. Exchange your sheets! Answers
  105. 105. His pioneering act in 1934 was due to the fact that cricket flannels weighed him down too much. His celebrity appeal rose significantly when he married Phyllis Konstam (who had appeared in 4 Alfred Hitchcock movies by then), and they became a celebrity couple of the age. Taking his nickname from the comic strip shown, who are we talking about? Q1
  106. 106. 1. Henry Wilfred ‘Bunny’ Austin
  107. 107. Sir George Oswald Browning ______, was given his name when he was playing for Eton College due to their way of showing his name on the scorecards. A fast bowler and a hard hitting lower order batsman, he was one of the few who vehemently opposed Jardine’s bodyline tactics (This drew enormous popularity with the Australian crowd). Later, he became a successful administrator responsible for the creation of the MCC coaching manual and was a leading force behind eliminating illegal bowling actions. Name this legend. Q2
  108. 108. 1. Henry Wilfred ‘Bunny’ Austin 2. Sir George Oswald Browning ‘Gubby’ Allen
  109. 109. His participation in the 1986 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest not only surprised the media but also his team mate and defending champion, Dominique Wilkins, who he defeated with two perfect 50-point scores in the final round. 20 years later, he helped train New York Knicks point guard Nate Robinson to victory in the same contest, which made the two of them, the only two people in NBA history under six feet tall to win a slam dunk contest. When he was born, one of his dad’s friends came in and said, “Boy, you got a big head like a Sputnik” which eventually led to his nickname. Identify him. Q3
  110. 110. 1. Henry Wilfred ‘Bunny’ Austin 2. Sir George Oswald Browning ‘Gubby’ Allen 3. Anthony Jerome ‘Spud’ Webb
  111. 111. Born to Earl and Kutilda, his actual first name starts with an ‘E’ (representing Earl) and ends with a ‘K’ (representing Kutilda) and was selected by Kutilda. His middle name ‘Tont’ is a reference to his mother’s Thai culture. However, from the second day he was born, Earl began calling him ______, after a lost comrade in Vietnam, Col. Vuong Dang Phong, better known as _____ Phong. Who are we talking about? Q4
  112. 112. 1. Henry Wilfred ‘Bunny’ Austin 2. Sir George Oswald Browning ‘Gubby’ Allen 3. Anthony Jerome ‘Spud’ Webb 4. Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods
  113. 113. The name was given to him by his uncle due to his short height during his childhood. It was believed that he would be a short adult and the nickname remained in use even after he grew up and became taller. So, what is the Portuguese name for this character? Q5
  114. 114. 1. Henry Wilfred ‘Bunny’ Austin 2. Sir George Oswald Browning ‘Gubby’ Allen 3. Anthony Jerome ‘Spud’ Webb 4. Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods 5. Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, known as ‘Dunga’
  115. 115. Interviewer: You were christened “Lawrence.” How did you get the nickname “_______?” Interviewee: Playing American Legion ball. You know who gave it to me? Bobby Hoffman, who played with the Giants. We played on the same American Legion team. And, you know, we didn't have no dugouts when we played. We sat on the ground, or a bench was full with the players. And, I was sitting on the ground with my legs crossed and my arms crossed. And he says, “You look like a _______.” And that stuck. So who is the interviewee? Q6
  116. 116. 1. Henry Wilfred ‘Bunny’ Austin 2. Sir George Oswald Browning ‘Gubby’ Allen 3. Anthony Jerome ‘Spud’ Webb 4. Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods 5. Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, known as ‘Dunga’ 6. Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra
  117. 117. ANSWERS 1. Henry Wilfred ‘Bunny’ Austin 2. Sir George Oswald Browning ‘Gubby’ Allen 3. Anthony Jerome ‘Spud’ Webb 4. Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods 5. Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, known as ‘Dunga’ 6. Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra
  118. 118. Sports Quiz The subject of a George Plimpton article in Sports Illustrated, Hayden Siddhartha ‘Sidd’ Finch, a rookie baseball pitcher, was introduced this way – “He’s a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from out opulent life-style, Sidd’s deciding about yoga and his future in baseball” He could pitch a fastball at an amazing 168 miles per hour, far above the record of 103 mph. He attended Harvard University and then went to Tibet to learn “yogic mastery of mind-body”, which was the source of his pitching prowess. Who/what was Sidd Finch? The public were given an obvious clue to figure it out. What clue? Q1
  119. 119. Sports Quiz
  120. 120. Sports Quiz
  121. 121. Sports Quiz
  122. 122. Sidd Finch was fictional and part of an elaborate April Fools Day prank for the April 1, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated. The ‘He’s A Pitcher, Part Yogi And Part Recluse. Impressively Liberated From Our Opulent Lifestyle, Sidd’s Deciding About Yoga’ spells out HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY as an acrostic
  123. 123. Sports Quiz On the next slide is an image of George Davis, a former convict. Davis was believed to have been wrongly convicted of armed robbery back in 1974, following which there was a massive public campaign to free him – an image of which is shown as well - which eventually succeeded, with Davis being released in 1976 He eventually went back to prison for two other crimes, but it is his 1974 conviction that causes him to feature in this quiz In what way is the entire story connected with sport? Q2
  124. 124. Sports Quiz
  125. 125. Fans vandalized the Headingly pitch before the last day of the 1975 Test match, which was poised to have an interesting finish, and the match was abandoned Video
  126. 126. Sports Quiz The invasion of France by Germany in May 1940 divided the country into Occupied France in the north and a southern, pro- Nazi Vichy France. Some of the senior administrators took advantage of their close relationship with the new regime to have the sport outlawed as a ‘corrupter’ of French youth. On 10 July, 1947, a gentleman’s agreement was signed, which brought the same back into the country. Despite the ban being lifted until 26 June 1991, they were not allowed to use the word __________ and instead, the name “Jeu a Treize” was used to describe the sport in France What sport are we talking about? And fill in the blanks. Q3
  127. 127. Rugby League They were not allowed to use the word Rugby
  128. 128. Sports Quiz Usain Bolt’s performance of 9.69 seconds in the 2008 Beijing Olympics final set a new World Record, shaving his earlier world record of 9.72 seconds. However, scientists at Oslo reported that Usain Bolt would have run a sub 9.6 second time if he did not slow down. Journalist Jonathan Harwood opined that Bolt had done this deliberately, in order to not break the World Record. Harwood also cited the case of two other athletes, who, according to him, indulged in this practice. The pair set 35 and 30 World Records during their careers and both of them were coached by the legendary Vitaly Petrov, albeit at different points of time So according to Harwood, why did Bolt slow down? And who are the other two athletes? Q4
  129. 129. Breaking World Records in IAAF meets yields bonuses while Olympics don’t pay Sergei Bubka Yelena Isinbayeva
  130. 130. Sports Quiz Take a look at the images shown in the next two slides. Four parts to the answer: a. These are images from the French Open and Wimbledon held in which year? b. Both of them represent changes in tradition. What are they? (Separate traditions) c. Why were these changes made? (Same reason) Q5
  131. 131. Sports Quiz
  132. 132. Sports Quiz
  133. 133. These were the editions held in 1993. French Open victory ceremony was held on court as opposed to in the players box among spectators. In Wimbledon, chairs faced the ends of the court rather than the grass itself. These were done as part of security measures post the Seles stabbing incident
  134. 134. Sports Quiz Werner Co. is a company in the manufacturing industry, known primarily for a product made from aluminium and fiberglass. Their product is used heavily around March and April each year, and as a result, Werner has become the official supplier for the event. A uniquely nine-foot sized high product was created specifically for the tradition and has been in use for a while now. It features a built-in magnetic strip to safely secure a tool used in the tradition. The tradition in question was started by one Everett Case back in Indiana, where he was initially assisted in his act by his players. Over time, the tradition has slightly evolved, but the core remains the same. What tradition, which has been around since the 1950s? Q6
  135. 135. Cutting down the net on reaching the Final Four. Werner and Co. makes the ladder, and it contains the specific pair of scissors used in the tradition.
  136. 136. Sports Quiz The press was usually less than favourable to Ingemar Johansson in terms of his professionalism as well as his ability in the ring. Part of the reason was because of the 1952 Summer Olympics Heavyweight fight against Ed Sanders. French referee Roger Vaisburg disqualified him and the Olympic officials ruled that the silver medal would not be awarded to him (It was later given to him in 1982). Years later, in his autobiography "Seconds Out of the Ring", he wrote that it had all been a big mistake, that the referee hadn't understood his battle plan, which called for a surprise attack only in the third round. He was trying to tire his opponent since he had been limited to a 10-day training camp, had only trained with newcomers, and had been told by his coach to let Sanders be the aggressor. Why was he disqualified? Q7
  137. 137. For being too passive
  138. 138. Sports Quiz Contrary to its common English name, they were in fact created in the Near East with its first recorded use in ancient Persia, Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. From Persia, the Mughals brought them to South Asia where they are still used. They were exceptionally popular during the health craze of the late Victorian era and were featured as part of gymnastics events in both the 1904 (as part of a swinging event) and the 1932 Olympics. In the late 19th century, due to the popularity of variety and vaudeville shows, Ohio resident James Dewitt Cook, used them in his act. This act made them popular, so much so that its design is still recognizable in the modern plastic variant (for this particular purpose) What equipment (two-word term) are we talking about? And what was the other purpose? Q8
  139. 139. Indian Clubs / Juggling Pins
  140. 140. Sports Quiz When he performed his trademark celebration in China, a rather unflattering image was taken, and it led to the following remarks from Object regarding sexism: “For most people, it would be apparent that she is not enjoying it. She would have had little option but to stand there and take it. That is something of which he should be aware. But instead, he appears to have abused her position. The sport appears to unnecessarily portray women as sexualized objects and that probably makes it even harder for the women to stand up for themselves. We would hope people in the industry would be respectful to these women.” Who and what celebration? Q9
  141. 141. Lewis Hamilton spraying champagne on grid girls.
  142. 142. Sports Quiz Due to their performance last season, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez were given the nickname 'SAS' (Sturridge and Suarez). This was however, not the first time this nickname was used. The 1994-95 seasons saw two strikers similarly contributing a total of 49 out of 78 league goals. Only difference: They led their team to the title, without any slips. So, who were the original SAS? Q10
  143. 143. Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton
  144. 144. Sports Quiz • 8 questions. • +5 for getting each answer. • If you get everything right…. Big round of applause! Written Round - 3
  145. 145. Sports Quiz Who, on her debut in 2010 for Tulsa Shock? Q1
  146. 146. Sports Quiz He won this bout versus Leigh Blacka via TKO, and then went onto participate in MMA. Q2
  147. 147. Sports Quiz In the 2014 Ironman Triathlon edition in the Philippines, he finished 11th out of 1675 entrants and was the second in his age group. Q3
  148. 148. Sports Quiz Due to an odd measurement system, he was denied the record that has since been attributed to Jim Hines, Ronnie Ray Smith and Charles Greene. Q4
  149. 149. Sports Quiz He was a founding member of the ‘7-Eleven’ team along with his former coach, Jim Ochowicz (an ex-bike racer). He finished the 1985 Giro d'Italia and took part in the 1986 Tour de France, although he did not complete the race, crashing on a downhill stretch and suffering a concussion five days from the finish. He is one of only three people to accomplish a certain feat, the other two being Vitaly Scherbo and Michael Phelps. Q5
  150. 150. Sports Quiz
  151. 151. Sports Quiz He appeared for MCC against Germany and Wisden 1993 reported, “he was out for one and was thus able to say that he always scored one against Germany”. Q6
  152. 152. Sports Quiz He tried out for the Detroit Tigers’ triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens, but couldn’t secure a minor league contract. Q7
  153. 153. Sports Quiz Who alongside Kush Bharadwaj and Paul Wekesa in a 1998 Davis Cup tie against Egypt? Q8
  154. 154. Exchange your sheets! Answers
  155. 155. Sports Quiz Who, on her debut in 2010 for Tulsa Shock? Q1
  156. 156. 1. Marion Jones
  157. 157. Sports Quiz He won this bout versus Leigh Blacka via TKO, and then went onto participate in MMA. Q2
  158. 158. 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake
  159. 159. Sports Quiz In the 2014 Ironman Triathlon edition in the Philippines, he finished 11th out of 1675 entrants and was the second in his age group. Q3
  160. 160. 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake 3. Jenson Button
  161. 161. Sports Quiz Due to an odd measurement system, he was denied the record that has since been attributed to Jim Hines, Ronnie Ray Smith and Charles Greene. Q4
  162. 162. 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake 3. Jenson Button 4. Bob Hayes
  163. 163. Sports Quiz He was a founding member of the ‘7-Eleven’ team along with his former coach, Jim Ochowicz (an ex-bike racer). He finished the 1985 Giro d'Italia and took part in the 1986 Tour de France, although he did not complete the race, crashing on a downhill stretch and suffering a concussion five days from the finish. He is one of only three people to accomplish a certain feat, the other two being Vitaly Scherbo and Michael Phelps. Q5
  164. 164. Sports Quiz
  165. 165. 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake 3. Jenson Button 4. Bob Hayes 5. Eric Heiden
  166. 166. Sports Quiz He appeared for MCC against Germany and Wisden 1993 reported, “he was out for one and was thus able to say that he always scored one against Germany”. Q6
  167. 167. 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake 3. Jenson Button 4. Bob Hayes 5. Eric Heiden 6. Gary Lineker
  168. 168. Sports Quiz He tried out for the Detroit Tigers’ triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens, but couldn’t secure a minor league contract. Q7
  169. 169. 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake 3. Jenson Button 4. Bob Hayes 5. Eric Heiden 6. Gary Lineker 7. Phil Mickelson
  170. 170. Sports Quiz Who alongside Kush Bharadwaj and Paul Wekesa in a 1998 Davis Cup tie against Egypt? Q8
  171. 171. 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake 3. Jenson Button 4. Bob Hayes 5. Eric Heiden 6. Gary Lineker 7. Phil Mickelson 8. Asif Karim
  172. 172. ANSWERS 1. Marion Jones 2. Adam Hollioake 3. Jenson Button 4. Bob Hayes 5. Eric Heiden 6. Gary Lineker 7. Phil Mickelson 8. Asif Karim

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