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Zest 2014 Sports Quiz at COEP 2014 - Elims

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Zest Sports Quiz conducted in January 2014 by Rohan Danait.

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Zest 2014 Sports Quiz at COEP 2014 - Elims

  1. 1. Zest Sports Quiz 2014 Rohan Danait
  2. 2. Acknowledgements Many thanks to Vibhav “Buzzer” Bhave and Chinmay Tadwalkar for helping me out in setting the quiz. Thanks to Ranajeet “Virat” Soman and Aniket Khasgiwale for moderating the quiz.
  3. 3. Elims
  4. 4. Rules – Elims •25 questions •Q. 1 to 20: 1 point each •Q. 21 to 25: 2 part questions, 1 point for each part •No negatives •Star marked questions decide tie break •If teams are still tied, sudden death from Q.1 •6 teams qualify for the finals •Quizmaster’s decision is final
  5. 5. 1 Pointers
  6. 6. Q. 1 Excerpt from an interview this cricketer gave after announcing his retirement: Q: Weren't you tempted to reach 300 first-class wickets and play with Sachin Tendulkar one last time? A: What will that do? When I started last year's final, I knew I was on 295. That was the first time I actually knew about my stats. I still stopped bowling after taking three wickets in the first six overs. If those landmarks were to happen, they would have happened last season. Had it been a landmark in international cricket, maybe I would have thought about it. But Dhawal (Kulkarni) needs a five-for more than me now. Who?
  7. 7. Q. 2 He won 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, making it the best ever individual performance by an Indian, following which he received the Best Athlete of the 18th Commonwealth Games' award. He was also the bearer of Queen's baton in the Opening Ceremony run of 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Who?
  8. 8. Q. 3 After it was very recently unveiled to the public, the media joked that X used what looks like a lot of his career winnings to buy it and that it was almost the size of a golf ball. What am I talking about?
  9. 9. Q. 4 Frederick Arthur _______, 16th Earl of Derby, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as Colonial Secretary from 1885 to 1886 and the sixth Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. An avid sportsman, he also built the _______ House Stables. What in the word of sports is named after this man?
  10. 10. *Q. 5 FINA (International Swimming Federation) is the international federation for administering international competition in Aquatics. FINA currently oversees competition in five aquatics sports of which swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo are four. Name the fifth sport, whose first notable example in modern times is from none other than Lord Byron in 1810.
  11. 11. *Q. 6 Who became the first man to win the IAAF World Athlete of the Year in consecutive years after remaining unbeaten in more than 20 races between 2001 and 2003?
  12. 12. Q. 7 Someone who is talking about his origins as a golf player: "When we were kids we couldn't afford golf balls so we had to make do with coconuts. My father used to say, 'Little _____, golf balls don't fall off trees you know,' so I found some that did!“ Who?
  13. 13. Q. 8 The word X derives from the Sanskrit Mavya which means "to bind together". It gives its name to a group of martial arts that are related to each other. One of these is X Y where Y is the demonym of the country where it was originally developed. It is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, being associated with a good physical preparation. The techniques in this combat sport are classified into Punching (Chok), Elbow (Ti sok), Kicking (Te), Knee (Ti Khao), Foot-thrust (Thip) and Clinch and neck wrestling (Chap kho). XY?
  14. 14. Q. 9 The usage of this term, though associated with just one sport, can be found in many other sports where it has different meanings – Bridge - to win all thirteen tricks on one deal of card game Baseball - home run with all three bases occupied, thereby scoring four runs Rugby Union - one national team defeating all others in the annual rugby union series now called Six Nations Championship What term?
  15. 15. *Q. 10 Irish politician Enda Kenny is presenting Barack Obama with the stick used to play which sport?
  16. 16. *Q. 11 Replacing Mark Hughes in the number 10 shirt at the beginning of the 1996–97 season, this player became something of a household name on the first day of the Premier League season when he did something which led to the then Sky Sports' commentator Martin Tyler to say "You'll see that over and over again". What sporting moment am I talking about?
  17. 17. *Q. 12 Retired player Ashok Kumar led a rally on 8th January along with several other retired players such as Zafar Iqbal, Dinesh Chopra, Rajesh Chauhan and former coach Harendra Singh. The march started from the Barakhamba Road and went uptil PMO where noted historian K Arumugam and Kumar submitted a memorandum. The memorandum is in response to a certain announcement made on 16th November by the PMO. The memorandum has also been endorsed by the Sports Ministry. For what purpose was this memorandum submitted?
  18. 18. *Q. 13 Off-piste or hors piste are the names for the variant of this sport which takes place in unmarked or unpatrolled areas. On average, over the past 10 years in the US, there has been 25 deaths related to this. Why did this variant of the sport, very recently, hit international headlines?
  19. 19. *Q. 14 This is the dance step of the popular American dance song "Y.M.C.A". What is it's contribution to sports?
  20. 20. *Q. 15 This is a name given to a small variety of poultry, especially chickens. Etymologically, the name is derived from the city of the same name, once a major seaport, in Indonesia. European sailors restocking on live fowl for sea journeys found the small native breeds of chicken in Southeast Asia to be useful, and any such small poultry came to be known by this name. Most large chicken breeds have such a counterpart, sometimes referred to as a miniature. Miniatures are usually one-fifth to one-quarter the size of the standard breed, but they are expected to exhibit all of the standard breed's characteristics. What's the good word or it's connection with sport?
  21. 21. Q. 16 Connect.
  22. 22. Q. 17 _______ ______ Raja Casablanca Atlético Mineiro Guangzhou Evergrande Monterrey Al-Ahly Auckland City FIB to complete this exhaustive list OR identify what is this a list of.
  23. 23. Q. 18 Identify.
  24. 24. Q. 19 X was scheduled to test for Formula One team Honda in November 2008, but this was called off due to the Honda team pulling out of the sport. In late 2009, the American F1 team US F1 allegedly considered testing X for a potential drive in 2010. However, X stated that no contact was made by the team and no plans were there to join Formula One at the time. After the announcement of the return of Formula One to the USA in 2012, Formula One executive Bernie Ecclestone said that "to have someone like X in F1 would be a perfect advert.“ Identify X.
  25. 25. Q. 20 A photo from a 1988 match Wimbledon vs Newcastle United. Identify both the players. (No part points)
  26. 26. 2 Pointers
  27. 27. Q. 21 X and Y met in three consecutive Wimbledon finals between 1988 and 1990, and each won two Australian Open titles. However, for this year's Australian Open they will be part of the coaching teams of contenders. X and Y?
  28. 28. Q. 22 World Trade Center, 9/11. But the year was 1995. Excerpts of a report of an event taking place on the 107th floor of WTC read- "In a soundproof glass cage a quarter of a mile above Wall Street, a couple of cavemen named X and Y spent the past month clubbing it out.“ Final score line of the match was 10.5-7.5 in favour of X. Id X and Y.
  29. 29. Q. 23 Only 1 team in the inaugral Indian Badminton League had a non-Indian player as its captain. Identify the team and the player.
  30. 30. Q. 24 Who wrote this letter? To whom?
  31. 31. Q. 24
  32. 32. Q. 25 Starring LeBron James and Dwight Howard, this is the remake of a Superbowl commericial from 1993 called “The Showdown”. Who starred in the original?
  33. 33. End of Elims
  34. 34. Elims – Answers
  35. 35. 1 Pointers
  36. 36. Q. 1 Excerpt from an interview this cricketer gave after announcing his retirement: Q: Weren't you tempted to reach 300 first-class wickets and play with Sachin Tendulkar one last time? A: What will that do? When I started last year's final, I knew I was on 295. That was the first time I actually knew about my stats. I still stopped bowling after taking three wickets in the first six overs. If those landmarks were to happen, they would have happened last season. Had it been a landmark in international cricket, maybe I would have thought about it. But Dhawal (Kulkarni) needs a five-for more than me now. Who?
  37. 37. Answer Ajit Agarkar
  38. 38. Q. 2 He won 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, making it the best ever individual performance by an Indian, following which he received the Best Athlete of the 18th Commonwealth Games' award. He was also the bearer of the Queen's baton in the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Who?
  39. 39. Answer Samaresh Jung
  40. 40. Q. 3 After it was very recently unveiled to the public, the media joked that X used what looks like a lot of his career winnings to buy it and that it was almost the size of a golf ball. What am I talking about?
  41. 41. Answer Caroline Wozniacki's engagement ring from Rory McIlroy
  42. 42. Q. 4 Frederick Arthur _______, 16th Earl of Derby, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as Colonial Secretary from 1885 to 1886 and the sixth Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. An avid sportsman, he also built the _______ House Stables. What in the word of sports is named after this man?
  43. 43. Answer
  44. 44. *Q. 5 FINA (International Swimming Federation) is the international federation for administering international competition in Aquatics. FINA currently oversees competition in five aquatics sports of which swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo are four. Name the fifth sport, whose first notable example in modern times is from none other than Lord Byron in 1810.
  45. 45. Answer Open water swimming
  46. 46. Q. 6 Who became the first man to win the IAAF World Athlete of the Year in consecutive years after remaining unbeaten in more than 20 races between 2001 and 2003?
  47. 47. Answer Hicham El Guerrouj
  48. 48. Q. 7 Someone who is talking about his origins as a golf player: "When we were kids we couldn't afford golf balls so we had to make do with coconuts. My father used to say, 'Little _____, golf balls don't fall off trees you know,' so I found some that did!“ Who?
  49. 49. Answer Vijay Singh
  50. 50. Q. 8 The word X derives from the Sanskrit Mavya which means "to bind together". It gives its name to a group of martial arts that are related to each other. One of these is X Y where Y is the demonym of the country where it was originally developed. It is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, being associated with a good physical preparation. The techniques in this combat sport are classified into Punching (Chok), Elbow (Ti sok), Kicking (Te), Knee (Ti Khao), Foot-thrust (Thip) and Clinch and neck wrestling (Chap kho). XY?
  51. 51. Answer XY: Muay Thai
  52. 52. Q. 9 The usage of this term, though associated with just one sport, can be found in many other sports where it has different meanings – Bridge - to win all thirteen tricks on one deal of card game Baseball - home run with all three bases occupied, thereby scoring four runs Rugby Union - one national team defeating all others in the annual rugby union series now called Six Nations Championship What term?
  53. 53. Answer Grand Slam
  54. 54. *Q. 10 Irish politician Enda Kenny is presenting Barack Obama with the stick used to play which sport?
  55. 55. Answer Hurling
  56. 56. *Q. 11 Replacing Mark Hughes in the number 10 shirt at the beginning of the 1996–97 season, this player became something of a household name on the first day of the Premier League season when he did something which led to the then Sky Sports' commentator Martin Tyler to say "You'll see that over and over again". What sporting moment am I talking about?
  57. 57. Answer David Beckham's halfine goal vs Wimbledon FC
  58. 58. *Q. 12 Retired player Ashok Kumar led a rally on 8th January along with several other retired players such as Zafar Iqbal, Dinesh Chopra, Rajesh Chauhan and former coach Harendra Singh. The march started from the Barakhamba Road and went uptil PMO where noted historian K Arumugam and Kumar submitted a memorandum. The memorandum is in response to a certain announcement made on 16th November by the PMO. The memorandum has also been endorsed by the Sports Ministry. For what purpose was this memorandum submitted?
  59. 59. Answer Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand
  60. 60. *Q. 13 Off-piste or hors piste are the names for the variant of this sport which takes place in unmarked or unpatrolled areas. On average, over the past 10 years in the US, there has been 25 deaths related to this. Why did this variant of the sport, very recently, hit international headlines?
  61. 61. Answer Michael Schumacher's skiing accident
  62. 62. *Q. 14 This is the dance step of the popular American dance song "Y.M.C.A". What is its contribution to sports?
  63. 63. Answer Mo Farah's Mobot
  64. 64. *Q. 15 This is a name given to a small variety of poultry, especially chickens. Etymologically, the name is derived from the city of the same name, once a major seaport, in Indonesia. European sailors restocking on live fowl for sea journeys found the small native breeds of chicken in Southeast Asia to be useful, and any such small poultry came to be known by this name. Most large chicken breeds have such a counterpart, sometimes referred to as a miniature. Miniatures are usually one-fifth to one-quarter the size of the standard breed, but they are expected to exhibit all of the standard breed's characteristics. What's the good word or it's connection with sport?
  65. 65. Answer Bantam/Bantamweight
  66. 66. Q. 16 Connect.
  67. 67. Answer A-Rod (Andy Roddick, Alex Rodriguez, Aaron Rodgers)
  68. 68. Q. 17 _______ ______ Raja Casablanca Atlético Mineiro Guangzhou Evergrande Monterrey Al-Ahly Auckland City FIB to complete this exhaustive list OR identify what is this a list of.
  69. 69. Answer Bayern Munich. List of clubs in the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup.
  70. 70. Q. 18 Identify.
  71. 71. Answer Ranjitsinhji
  72. 72. Q. 19 X was scheduled to test for Formula One team Honda in November 2008, but this was called off due to the Honda team pulling out of the sport. In late 2009, the American F1 team US F1 allegedly considered testing X for a potential drive in 2010. However, X stated that no contact was made by the team and no plans were there to join Formula One at the time. After the announcement of the return of Formula One to the USA in 2012, Formula One executive Bernie Ecclestone said that "to have someone like X in F1 would be a perfect advert.“ Identify X.
  73. 73. Answer Danica Patrick
  74. 74. Q. 20 A photo from a 1988 match Wimbledon vs Newcastle United. Identify both the players. (No part points)
  75. 75. Answer Vinnie Jones and Paul Gascoigne
  76. 76. 2 Pointers
  77. 77. Q. 21 X and Y met in three consecutive Wimbledon finals between 1988 and 1990, and each won two Australian Open titles. However, for this year's Australian Open they will be part of the coaching teams of contenders. X and Y?
  78. 78. Answer Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker
  79. 79. Q. 22 World Trade Center, 9/11. But the year was 1995. Excerpts of a report of an event taking place on the 107th floor of WTC read- "In a soundproof glass cage a quarter of a mile above Wall Street, a couple of cavemen named X and Y spent the past month clubbing it out.“ Final score line of the match was 10.5-7.5 in favour of X. Id X and Y.
  80. 80. Answer X: Gary Kasparov and Y: Vishwanathan Anand
  81. 81. Q. 23 Only 1 team in the inaugral Indian Badminton League had a non-Indian player as its captain. Identify the team and the player.
  82. 82. Answer Team: Mumbai Masters Player: Lee Chong Wei
  83. 83. Q. 24 Who wrote this letter? To whom?
  84. 84. Answer Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin
  85. 85. Q. 25 Starring LeBron James and Dwight Howard, this is the remake of a Superbowl commericial from 1993 called “The Showdown”. Who starred in the original?
  86. 86. Answer Larry Bird and Michael Jordan
  87. 87. Thank You

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