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• 30 questions for 30 points.
• Questions numbered 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 are starred.
• In case questions h...
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The four books shown below share what apt four word title?
Q1
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The Gloves Are Off
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Shown below is the cap insignia of a team called Las Vegas ______,
named after something one may find 80 kilom...
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Las Vegas 51s
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Dr. Fill is a computer program designed to solve American
crossword puzzles, such as the one in the New York T...
Sports Quiz
Deep Clue
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Whose first public appearance a few days ago, was to receive the
Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESP...
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Caitlyn Jenner
Sports Quiz
The Cucumber Growers Association had estimated that more
than seven million cucumbers would be needed this yea...
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Pimm’s No. 1
Sports Quiz
This trophy is given to the winner of a Professional Golf
tournament in India. Name the event.
Q6
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Golconda Masters
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Stephan Lichtsteiner is a Swiss footballer who plays club
football for Juventus. An attacking right back, he i...
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Sports Quiz
Forrest Gump
Sports Quiz
On the next slide is a screengrab from the opening game of the
2003 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa, wh...
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Sports Quiz
Francois Pienaar
Sports Quiz
When Stan Wawrinka won the 2015 French Open, he dedicated
the victory to his coach of two years.
The dedicatio...
Sports Quiz
Magnus Norman
Sports Quiz
In 1909, the Automobile Club of Monaco started planning an
event at the behest of Albert I, the Prince of Mona...
Sports Quiz
Rally
Sports Quiz
www.thnk1994.com is the website for an unofficial museum
created by two New Yorkers, which is essentially two ...
Sports Quiz
Sports Quiz
Tonya Harding and Nancy
Kerrigan
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What does this graphic created by the Washington Post show?
(Image on next slide)
Q12
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Ceremonial First Pitch
Sports Quiz
When Delhi Daredevils played Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match
on May 1, 2015, they played in the strip shown, a...
Sports Quiz
Sports Quiz
YouWeCan; Cancer Awareness
Sports Quiz
During the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, who was the only
athlete to compete under the IOC flag as an Independen...
Sports Quiz
Shiva Keshavan
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Prior to the 1968 Olympics, red cinder was used. It was through
the efforts of Bert Bonanno, who had been hire...
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Tartan Track
Sports Quiz
75% of Indian market demand is met by production in Uluberia
in West Bengal.
This cottage industry cluster has...
Sports Quiz
Shuttlecocks
Sports Quiz
Following a brain tumor, Seve Ballesteros made his first public
(re)appearance in 2009, where he jokingly said...
Sports Quiz
Mulligan
Sports Quiz
In 2000, he returned to his 'home ground' of Newlands Cricket
Ground, Cape Town to be honored as one of the 10...
Sports Quiz
Sports Quiz
Basil D’Oliviera
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What are these reactions to?
Q19
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Los Angeles Clippers’ new logo
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Clovis Acosta Fernandes, seemed, as the Independent put it, “on
the verge of trudging back to his house and bu...
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Saddest Man in Brazil
Sports Quiz
Prior to the CWC 2015 quarterfinal between West Indies and
New Zealand, Darren Sammy likened the game to a 199...
Sports Quiz
James Buster Douglas beating
Mike Tyson
Sports Quiz
Shown in the image is the patent design for a hydraulic helmet
lined with eight plastic bags of oil and a spon...
Sports Quiz
Sports Quiz
Robert Cade; Gatorade
Sports Quiz
The Golden Bagel Award is an annual award that honors male
tennis players who have handed out the most "bagels...
Sports Quiz
Number of sets won 6-1
Sports Quiz
Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr was a former NBA All-Star, Chicago native and
the first ever coach the Bulls had. He took Ch...
Sports Quiz
Tossing chalk dust before the
match
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This Olympian owns a men’s leisurewear and sportswear line
named ‘5G’ which was started in partnership with th...
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Sir Steven Redgrave; 5 Olympic
Golds
Sports Quiz
This, on the next slide, is the logo for the US Soccer Federation,
which is also used by the US Women’s Nation...
Sports Quiz
Sports Quiz
The US Flag
Sports Quiz
Complete the exhaustive list, and what common achievement
connects them? The years in parantheses correspond t...
Sports Quiz
Marc Marquez
Winning the overall
championship in 125cc, 250cc
and 500cc
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From the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
What are they performing?
Video
Q28
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Chariots of Fire
Sports Quiz
Identify the sportsperson shown in the ad.
Video
Q29
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Sharmila Nicollet
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_____ ___ ___ ______ is a book written by
Tom Rodwell in which he goes to
unlikely places and plays cricket th...
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Third Man in Havana
Hand over your sheets!
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Prelims of the QFI Sports Quiz 2015 conducted by Ramesh Natarajan, Niranjan Murali, and Rohit Suresh

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QFI Sports Quiz 2015 Prelims

  1. 1. QUIZMASTERS Niranjan Murali, Ramesh Natarajan, Rohit Suresh Sports Quiz
  2. 2. Quiz Sponsors
  3. 3. Associate Sponsors
  4. 4. Our sincere thanks to
  5. 5. Special thanks to our donors! Ramachandran Srinivasan Raghav Chakravarthy Arun Prasad Ramasubramaniam Vinay Sekhar Dnyanesh Rajiv Rai VV Sivakumar Arun Ramanathan Dinesh Krithivasan Samanth Subramanian Sandeep Pedam Sumanth Srivathsan Vinod Hariharan
  6. 6. Our sincere thanks to Dr. M.S. Siva Kumar, Dr. L.S. Ganesh, Ananth Sundararaman, Vishal & IIT Madras Quiz Club
  7. 7. Our sincere thanks to Baradwaj Rangan (The Hindu) Time Out Chennai
  8. 8. Sports Quiz • 30 questions for 30 points. • Questions numbered 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 are starred. • In case questions have multiple parts, part points are available • All electronic devices to be switched off Format
  9. 9. Sports Quiz The four books shown below share what apt four word title? Q1
  10. 10. Sports Quiz The Gloves Are Off
  11. 11. Sports Quiz Shown below is the cap insignia of a team called Las Vegas ______, named after something one may find 80 kilometres North of there. Fill in the blanks. Q2
  12. 12. Sports Quiz Las Vegas 51s
  13. 13. Sports Quiz Dr. Fill is a computer program designed to solve American crossword puzzles, such as the one in the New York Times. It takes part in the annual championships and constantly places in the Top 100. An early name for Dr. Fill was a play on another computer program, which was first developed at Carnegie Mellon University, and relied primarily (and somewhat successfully) on brute force algorithms So, what was Dr. Fill called earlier? Q3
  14. 14. Sports Quiz Deep Clue
  15. 15. Sports Quiz Whose first public appearance a few days ago, was to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards? The reason given - "Because she has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years“? Q4
  16. 16. Sports Quiz Caitlyn Jenner
  17. 17. Sports Quiz The Cucumber Growers Association had estimated that more than seven million cucumbers would be needed this year, and requested farmers to grow a second batch in April and May to meet the demand. Apart from the primary usage in sandwiches, these cucumbers are components of a major summer tradition, one which sees more than 20,000 sold a day. Also sold at the Henley Regatta and the Glyndebourne Opera, what is being talking about, that has the CGA in such a knot? Q5**
  18. 18. Sports Quiz Pimm’s No. 1
  19. 19. Sports Quiz This trophy is given to the winner of a Professional Golf tournament in India. Name the event. Q6
  20. 20. Sports Quiz Golconda Masters
  21. 21. Sports Quiz Stephan Lichtsteiner is a Swiss footballer who plays club football for Juventus. An attacking right back, he is known for his energetic runs down the right wing and his athleticism. This has resulted in him earning a nickname borrowed from the world of entertainment where a similar character was known for his constant running. What nickname? Q7
  22. 22. Sports Quiz
  23. 23. Sports Quiz Forrest Gump
  24. 24. Sports Quiz On the next slide is a screengrab from the opening game of the 2003 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa, when the hosts played West Indies. Identify the man in the screengrab, who was talked about in the commentary box about his experience as a captain at such a global event, and later feted at the event. Q8
  25. 25. Sports Quiz
  26. 26. Sports Quiz Francois Pienaar
  27. 27. Sports Quiz When Stan Wawrinka won the 2015 French Open, he dedicated the victory to his coach of two years. The dedication was particularly apt as the coach, a former World No. 2, was a losing finalist at the 2000 French Open, when he lost to Gustavo Kuerten. Who? Q9
  28. 28. Sports Quiz Magnus Norman
  29. 29. Sports Quiz In 1909, the Automobile Club of Monaco started planning an event at the behest of Albert I, the Prince of Monaco. It was to start at points all over Europe and converge on Monte Carlo. In January 1911, 23 cars set out from 11 different locations and eventually, Henri Rougier was declared the winner. What term was used to describe this event, referring to the format, and deriving from the French for ‘to unite’? Q10**
  30. 30. Sports Quiz Rally
  31. 31. Sports Quiz www.thnk1994.com is the website for an unofficial museum created by two New Yorkers, which is essentially two sides of a hallway lined with memorabilia in their apartment. (image on the next slide) To what/whom is this an unofficial museum for? Q11
  32. 32. Sports Quiz
  33. 33. Sports Quiz Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan
  34. 34. Sports Quiz What does this graphic created by the Washington Post show? (Image on next slide) Q12
  35. 35. Sports Quiz
  36. 36. Sports Quiz Ceremonial First Pitch
  37. 37. Sports Quiz When Delhi Daredevils played Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match on May 1, 2015, they played in the strip shown, as a collaboration with one of the players’ foundation. Name the foundation or why the jersey? Q13
  38. 38. Sports Quiz
  39. 39. Sports Quiz YouWeCan; Cancer Awareness
  40. 40. Sports Quiz During the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, who was the only athlete to compete under the IOC flag as an Independent Olympic Athlete? Q14
  41. 41. Sports Quiz Shiva Keshavan
  42. 42. Sports Quiz Prior to the 1968 Olympics, red cinder was used. It was through the efforts of Bert Bonanno, who had been hired to help the host nation's athletes prepare, and Jesse Owens (hired by 3M), that it was installed. Technically, it is a trademarked all-weather synthetic surface (though the name has been genericized), made primarily from polyurethane and was an improvement over earlier attempts which involved the use of rubber shavings. The name can be considered to continue the Scottish naming tradition at 3M. What am I talking about? A two-word term is required Q15**
  43. 43. Sports Quiz Tartan Track
  44. 44. Sports Quiz 75% of Indian market demand is met by production in Uluberia in West Bengal. This cottage industry cluster has 150 units and an annual production capacity of 7.5 million units. Raw material is primarily smuggled in from Bangladesh, and in an attempt to prevent this, the Block Development Office has collaborated with the Directorate of Animal Husbandry to set up farms to satisfy the demand. What is Uluberia the hub for? Q16
  45. 45. Sports Quiz Shuttlecocks
  46. 46. Sports Quiz Following a brain tumor, Seve Ballesteros made his first public (re)appearance in 2009, where he jokingly said he would change his name to Seve _______, referring to the fact that he now had been given another shot at life. Fill in the blanks Q17
  47. 47. Sports Quiz Mulligan
  48. 48. Sports Quiz In 2000, he returned to his 'home ground' of Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town to be honored as one of the 10 South African cricketers of the last century (image on next slide). Who is this? Q18
  49. 49. Sports Quiz
  50. 50. Sports Quiz Basil D’Oliviera
  51. 51. Sports Quiz What are these reactions to? Q19
  52. 52. Sports Quiz Los Angeles Clippers’ new logo
  53. 53. Sports Quiz Clovis Acosta Fernandes, seemed, as the Independent put it, “on the verge of trudging back to his house and burning everything yellow and green”. However, he handed the object he had brought along to a girl nearby, reportedly saying, “As you can see, it is not easy, but you deserve it, congratulations!” So, how is Clovis Fernandes better known? Q20**
  54. 54. Sports Quiz Saddest Man in Brazil
  55. 55. Sports Quiz Prior to the CWC 2015 quarterfinal between West Indies and New Zealand, Darren Sammy likened the game to a 1990 event which pitted the underdog against the established favourite, but saw the underdog winning anyway. Sammy believed his team could play the underdog foil to perfection, and hence the analogy So, what event was Sammy referring to? Q21
  56. 56. Sports Quiz James Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson
  57. 57. Sports Quiz Shown in the image is the patent design for a hydraulic helmet lined with eight plastic bags of oil and a sponge layer with a resilient plastic outer shell to dissipate the force of energy and protect the head. This helmet reduced shock by as much as a third to a half. The scientist behind this, an assistant professor in Gainesville, was also responsible for discovering the effects of high carbohydrates in major sports events. Who is this scientist/What is his most famous invention? Q22
  58. 58. Sports Quiz
  59. 59. Sports Quiz Robert Cade; Gatorade
  60. 60. Sports Quiz The Golden Bagel Award is an annual award that honors male tennis players who have handed out the most "bagels" (sets won 6–0), than any other player on the circuit for that year. In the year 2007, since David Ferrer and Roger Federer were tied at 7 bagels for the year, the organizers had to count 'fries' to break the tie. What are ‘fries’/’breadsticks’, named after their appearance? Q23
  61. 61. Sports Quiz Number of sets won 6-1
  62. 62. Sports Quiz Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr was a former NBA All-Star, Chicago native and the first ever coach the Bulls had. He took Chicago’s expansion team to the playoffs in their first year, a feat that hasn’t been replicated in the 43 years since. In the late 1980s, Jordan started a particular practice just to annoy Kerr; Kerr would laugh it off and at times feign coughing as well, jokingly complaining how his coffee got ruined because of Jordan. So what did Jordan start doing, that has since been appropriated by someone else? Q24
  63. 63. Sports Quiz Tossing chalk dust before the match
  64. 64. Sports Quiz This Olympian owns a men’s leisurewear and sportswear line named ‘5G’ which was started in partnership with the Ruia group. Which Olympian and what is the reason behind the name? Q25**
  65. 65. Sports Quiz Sir Steven Redgrave; 5 Olympic Golds
  66. 66. Sports Quiz This, on the next slide, is the logo for the US Soccer Federation, which is also used by the US Women’s National Team at international tournaments. The three monochromatic stars above the crest denote the 3 FIFA World Cup wins. What do the stars within the crest denote? (The number of stars is inconsequential) Q26
  67. 67. Sports Quiz
  68. 68. Sports Quiz The US Flag
  69. 69. Sports Quiz Complete the exhaustive list, and what common achievement connects them? The years in parantheses correspond to the achievement. Mike Hailwood (1961, 1962, 1966) Phil Read (1964, 1968, 1973) Valentino Rossi (1997, 1999, 2001) _________________ (2010, 2012, 2013) Q27
  70. 70. Sports Quiz Marc Marquez Winning the overall championship in 125cc, 250cc and 500cc
  71. 71. Sports Quiz From the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. What are they performing? Video Q28
  72. 72. Sports Quiz Chariots of Fire
  73. 73. Sports Quiz Identify the sportsperson shown in the ad. Video Q29
  74. 74. Sports Quiz Sharmila Nicollet
  75. 75. Sports Quiz _____ ___ ___ ______ is a book written by Tom Rodwell in which he goes to unlikely places and plays cricket there. The title is a play on a 1958 book written by Graham Greene. Fill in the blanks. Q30**
  76. 76. Sports Quiz Third Man in Havana
  77. 77. Hand over your sheets! Answers to follow…

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