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2014 06 asKQAnce sports and travel Finals for upload

Finals of the Open Sports and Travel Quiz as asKQAnce - KQA's 31st Anniversary Quiz Festival by Sohan Maheshwar and Venky Srinivasan

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2014 06 asKQAnce sports and travel Finals for upload

  1. 1. Quizmasters: Sohan Maheshwar and Venkatesh Srinivasan asKQAnce 2014 FLYING DUTCHMEN Sports and Travel Quiz Finals
  2. 2. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQANCE 2014  5 rounds  3 Written Theme Rounds  18 questions each Clock and Anti-Clock on Infinite Bounce/Pounce  Prelims scores will give you lifelines to avoid negatives on pounce All the best! About the Quiz
  3. 3. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQANCE 2014  4 questions (on cities), all written +5 for each correct answer, no negatives  +10 for the theme (write it as answer 5), no negatives  The theme is from the world of Sports and is exhaustive (as it stands now) Theme Time – 1
  4. 4. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • First built in 1872 out of wood, it was rebuilt in the early 20th century and is the first steel bridge in the country. Rumoured to be designed by Gustav Eiffel, in which city will you find the Ayala Bridge?
  5. 5. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • Lying on a creek called Khor ______, also called the River Zara by ancient Greeks, a dredging scheme in the 1950s dramatically improved the economic development and prosperity in this city. • Which city that became an independent political entity in 1833, when 800 men of the Bu Flasa tribe settled here?
  6. 6. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • Red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man, while white signifies purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. • Description of the flag of?
  7. 7. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • Currently called CSMVS, what is the earlier (more famous) name of this building and where will you find it?
  8. 8. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 5. Theme?
  9. 9. Exchange Sheets Answers Follow
  10. 10. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • First built in 1872 out of wood, it was rebuilt in the early 20th century and is the first steel bridge in the country. Rumoured to be designed by Gustav Eiffel, in which city will you find the Ayala Bridge?
  11. 11. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  12. 12. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Manila
  13. 13. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • Lying on a creek called Khor ______, also called the River Zara by ancient Greeks, a dredging scheme in the 1950s dramatically improved the economic development and prosperity in this city. • Which city that became an independent political entity in 1833, when 800 men of the Bu Flasa tribe settled here?
  14. 14. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  15. 15. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Dubai
  16. 16. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • Red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man, while white signifies purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. • Description of the flag of?
  17. 17. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  18. 18. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Singapore
  19. 19. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • Currently called CSMVS, what is the earlier (more famous) name of this building and where will you find it?
  20. 20. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  21. 21. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
  22. 22. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Theme?
  23. 23. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 International Premier Tennis League
  24. 24. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQANCE 2014 18 questions  Infinite Bounce with no negatives  +10, -10 on Infinite Pounce  +15, -10 on some questions, when indicated  Lifelines for no negs, as per prelims scores Clockwise
  25. 25. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • In the history of the FIFA World Cup, only one defending champion team did not turn up to defend their title in the subsequent edition. • Which team, which year, and why?
  26. 26. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  27. 27. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Uruguay in 1934 In protest at the refusal of several European countries to travel to South America for the previous World Cup
  28. 28. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • Identify the lead actor in this film (Jason Statham’s co-star) • While adapting the story of this film from a 1974 film, what key change was made?
  29. 29. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  30. 30. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Vinnie Jones Adapted from The Longest Yard – the change was that the prison inmates play soccer instead of American Football
  31. 31. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • Connect with explanations for each visual 15 pointer
  32. 32. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  33. 33. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Place de la Concorde The public square where Louis the XVI was executed (earlier called Place de la Revolution) also lends its name to the agreement (Concorde Agreement) between the FIA and the F1 teams that governs the sport; the painting is by Edgar Degas and is called Place de la Concorde
  34. 34. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • This is a 1949 photo of Bradman, while on tour, with an opposing captain, who many, including Sobers, considered the best batsman in the world at that time. • The player in question was charged with his wife’s murder and after a sensational trial, was acquitted. He subsequently went abroad, continued his cricketing prowess and set a world record. • Identify the player and the record.
  35. 35. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  36. 36. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  37. 37. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Mahadevan Sathasivam Captained three countries – Ceylon, Malaysia and Singapore
  38. 38. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 5. • A joint venture between the state government and a French firm, this is Asia’s highest and longest cable car, and one of the main attractions of this city, termed by CNN as the “best ski resort in Asia”. Identify this meadow of flowers.
  39. 39. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  40. 40. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Gulmarg
  41. 41. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 6. • Identify the strait that separates mainland England from its largest island – name the island also. • Why do sports buffs turn their attention to this place for an hour each year? 15 pointer
  42. 42. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  43. 43. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Solent Isle of Wight Annual Brambles cricket match on the sandbank, between members of The Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Island Sailing Club, when low tide happens
  44. 44. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 7. • What is common to the Indian National Record times in the following events? – Women’s Long Jump – Women’s 400m Hurdles – Men’s 800m – Women’s 4*400m Relay – Men’s 400m • How are the two highlighted records different from the others?
  45. 45. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  46. 46. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Achieved at the Summer Olympic Games The first three records were achieved in the finals of the events KM Binu’s 400m record and the 4*400m relay record of Rajwinder Kaur, K. M. Beenamol, Chitra K. Soman and Manjit Kaur were achieved in the heats of the 2004 Games
  47. 47. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 8. • This is a tennis arena in Australia. It is shaped in the form of a famous tiling puzzle launched by the Ertl Company (an American toy co.) in 1999. • An annual event happens in this arena, having moved here in Jan 2013. • Name any two – the arena, the puzzle, the event.
  48. 48. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  49. 49. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  50. 50. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Perth Arena Hopman Cup The puzzle on which its design is based is called the Eternity Puzzle
  51. 51. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 9. • This book’s plot is essentially centred around an adolescent girl in 1930s Manchuria, who plays a strategy game with strangers in a public square, and ends up falling in love with an enemy Japanese soldier. • Which 2500 year-old game fills up the name of this book? • What familiar system is followed to rank players in this game today?
  52. 52. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  53. 53. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Go ELO Rating System
  54. 54. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQANCE 2014  4 questions (on sports teams/venues), all written +5 for each correct answer, no negatives  +10 for the theme (write it as answer 5), no negatives  The theme is based on ‘travel’ Theme Time – 2
  55. 55. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • With their home ground at The Stoop, in the western suburbs of London, identify this Rugby team.
  56. 56. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • In the annals of ODI cricket, what was unique about this match, played in Melbourne in the year 2000? Australia 295 for 5 in 50 overs (Michael Bevan 106, Steve Waugh 114*) beat South Africa 201 for 7 in 50 overs (Gary Kirsten 43, Jacques Kallis 42; Ian Harvey 3 for 41) by 94 runs.
  57. 57. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • This is a large outdoor entertainment venue. On either side of it are two iconic locations – one a sporting venue, the other a sports themed park. Name either.
  58. 58. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • Where will you find three diagonal stripes representing the Irwell, the Irk and the Medlock rivers, and a motto that means “Pride in Battle”?
  59. 59. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 5. Theme?
  60. 60. Exchange Sheets Answers Follow
  61. 61. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • With their home ground at The Stoop, in the western suburbs of London, identify this Rugby team.
  62. 62. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  63. 63. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Harlequins
  64. 64. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • In the annals of ODI cricket, what was unique about this match, played in Melbourne in the year 2000? Australia 295 for 5 in 50 overs (Michael Bevan 106, Steve Waugh 114*) beat South Africa 201 for 7 in 50 overs (Gary Kirsten 43, Jacques Kallis 42; Ian Harvey 3 for 41) by 94 runs.
  65. 65. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  66. 66. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 First indoor ODI match Held at the Docklands Stadium, Melbourne (also called the Telstra Dome earlier)
  67. 67. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • This is a large outdoor entertainment venue. On either side of it are two iconic locations – one a sporting venue, the other a sports themed park. Name either.
  68. 68. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  69. 69. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit Ferrari World
  70. 70. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • Where will you find three diagonal stripes representing the Irwell, the Irk and the Medlock rivers, and a motto that means “Pride in Battle”?
  71. 71. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  72. 72. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Manchester City FC
  73. 73. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Theme?
  74. 74. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Sponsorships by Etihad Airways
  75. 75. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 10. • Connect the two visuals and explain. 1842 2014
  76. 76. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  77. 77. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  78. 78. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Nanking/Nanjing The painting shows the Treaty of Nanking that ended the first Opium War in Aug 1842 The mascot is that of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games scheduled in Aug 2014
  79. 79. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 11. • Karel Van Wijnendaele, co-founder of the sports paper 'Sportwereld‘, conceived this race called the Ronde Van Vlaanderen in 1913. Prior to WWII, the race was usually held on the same day as the Milan–San Remo competition in Italy. For the first 30 years, the route was a loop starting and ending in city X. • City X is also well-known as the birthplace of the person you see here. • Name the race (English name), the city and the person. 15 pointer
  80. 80. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  81. 81. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  82. 82. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Tour of Flanders cycling race Ghent in Belgium Jacques Rogge
  83. 83. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 12. • In the year 1891, this trophy was unveiled by the British football enthusiasts in Bombay under the umbrella of the ______ Club. The chief venue was the Cooperage Ground in Bombay. The tournament has attracted international teams like Corinthians in the past. Defunct since 2000-01, there is an attempt to revive this tournament. • The tournament also holds special significance for Bangalore, since a civilian team from here became the first Indian to win the trophy in 1937. • Name the trophy and the team.
  84. 84. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  85. 85. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Rovers Cup Bangalore Muslims
  86. 86. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 13. • Along with announcing the Indian team for an upcoming tournament, these 13 people were felicitated in May 2014. Who are they? 1. Ajit Pal Singh 2. Ashok Kumar 3. Mohd. Aslam Sher Khan 4. Brig. Harcharan Singh 5. Leslie Fernandez 6. Varinder Singh 7. Ashok Diwan 8. Michael Kindo 9. B.P. Govinda 10. Brig. HJS Chimni 11. V J Phillips 12. Onkar Singh 13. Kaliah P.E.
  87. 87. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  88. 88. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 The living members of the only Indian team to have won the Hockey World Cup in 1975 The Indian team for the 2014 Hockey World Cup was announced on the same day.
  89. 89. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 14. • The motto of this territory is Quocunque jeceris stabit, which appears as part of the island's coat of arms. The motto translates into English as "whichever way you throw, it will stand“. This is probably a reference to the distinctive symbol of this territory, which appears on its flag and its coat of arms – this motif is also the symbol of Sicily. • Identify this Celtic Nation and the associated symbol.
  90. 90. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  91. 91. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Isle of Man Triskelion
  92. 92. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 15. • Two Scotsmen, Tom Chalmers and Willie Cross had to take a crucial decision – whether to represent the largest city in their country in a match against the second largest city on 23-Nov 1872 at the Accies ground, or to represent their country in a match in a different sport on 30-Nov 1872 at Hamilton Crescent in Partick. They chose the former. • What is the significance of these two matches? • How is the former commemorated till today?
  93. 93. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  94. 94. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Glasgow vs Edinburgh was the first inter-district (‘Derby’) Rugby Match Scotland vs England was the first international soccer match Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh still play for the 1872 Cup
  95. 95. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 16. • In the early part of IPL 2014, the KXIP openers had unusual numbers on their jerseys. • Virender Sehwag sported number X and player Y sported 266. • Both were different references to a format far removed from the one their franchise is a part of. • What is X (the number) and Y (the player)? • What were the references to?
  96. 96. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  97. 97. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 X – 319 Y – Cheteshwar Pujara Sehwag's best Test score is 319, and Pujara was India's 266th Test player.
  98. 98. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 17. • Golden Cage Events led by Prince Amir has been bringing the best boxers/kick-boxers in the world for a series of events in Dubai, Turkey, Holland, and Morocco. • Prince Amir made this recent comment about getting two of the best in the world today for a fight, “Both of them know that the whole world wants to see them fight. And which fighter does not want to give what the world wants?” he said. “I know many people have failed to bring them to the ring, for many reasons, but I believe that we have the formula to make it happen. And then the whole scene will explode.” • Name the two fighters.
  99. 99. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  100. 100. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather
  101. 101. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 18. • Identify the player and the iconic location in Paris. (video removed)
  102. 102. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  103. 103. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Gustavo Kuerten ENSBA – École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts / distinguished National School of Fine Arts
  104. 104. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQANCE 2014 18 questions  Infinite Bounce with no negatives  +10, -10 on Infinite Pounce  +15, -10 on some questions, when indicated  Lifelines for no negs, as per prelims scores Anti-Clockwise
  105. 105. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 19. • What gaffe (that happened just before the clip starts) did Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan beautilfully cover up? (video removed)
  106. 106. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  107. 107. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Referred to the WWE as WWF. Hence the mentions of all the wrestlers with the animal names.
  108. 108. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 20. • Identify the two players and tell us what’s happening. • The infamous incident took place in 1999 and the footballer in the foreground apologized for this earlier this year.
  109. 109. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  110. 110. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Robbie Fowler taunting Greame Le Saux with gay slurs “I looked at Robbie. He started bending over and pointing his backside in my direction. He looked over his shoulder and started yelling at me. He was smirking. “Come and give me one up the a***,” he said, repeating it three or four times.”
  111. 111. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 21. • Canadian Speedskater Gilmore Junio received this medal earlier this year even though he did not complete. He also recevied a hero’s welcome once he returned home after Sochi ’14. • What is so special about the medal?
  112. 112. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  113. 113. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Junio stepped aside from the men's 1000 metres at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, so Canadian teammate Denny Morrison, who fell during an earlier qualifying round, could compete. Morrison went on to win the silver! Thus a bunch of Canadians gave him a special crowd-funded medal
  114. 114. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 22. • His statue in his hometown of Barnsley, South Yorkshire had be raised by five feet to stop people from hanging condoms and knickers from his iconic digit. • He saw the humour in it and said “I do not mind them doing it at all. They can take as many photographs as they like but they're climbing on to it and they might fall off.” • Who?
  115. 115. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  116. 116. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Dickie Bird
  117. 117. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 23. • On May 10, 1970, X scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history – it gave Boston their first Stanley Cup since 1941. It came at the 40-second mark of the first overtime period in the fourth game, helping to complete a sweep of the St. Louis Blues. According to X: "If it had gone by me, it's a two-on-one. So I got a little lucky there, but Derek gave me a great pass and when I got the pass I was moving across. As I skated across, Glenn had to move across the crease and had to open his pads a little. I was really trying to get the puck on net, and I did. As I went across, Glenn's legs opened. I looked back, and I saw it go in, so I jumped.” • The subsequent photograph by Ray Lussier has become one of the most famous and recognized hockey images of all time. • Who is X ?
  118. 118. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  119. 119. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Bobby Orr scoring ‘The Goal’
  120. 120. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 24. • Explain what is happening in this Carling Cup tie from 2007 between Nottingham Forest and Leicester City. The pic is a clue. (video removed)
  121. 121. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  122. 122. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Nottingham Forest were given a 'free goal' in their replayed Carling Cup tie with Leicester. The original game between the two sides was abandoned with Forest leading 1-0 at half-time after City's Clive Clarke suffered heart failure and the match was abandoned. Sportingly, City allowed Forest keeper Paul Smith to score straight from the kick-off to replicate the scoreline.
  123. 123. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 25. • Watch this clip from the 1980 film called Can’t Stop the Music, which features the film debut of X. • X was known as the ‘World’s Greatest Athlete’ in 1976, and in 1977 he was a seventh-round draft pick for the Kansas City Kings although he never did play a game. • Identify X and the reason for the 1976 moniker. (no part points) (video removed)
  124. 124. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  125. 125. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Bruce Jenner Won the Decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
  126. 126. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 26. • José Craveirinha, born in capital city X and considered the greatest poet of his country, spotted Y playing at a male soccer match in X. Admiring the way she ran with the ball, he convinced her to take up athletics and introduced her to his son, an athletics coach with whom she started training. • Y won a bronze in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and won her first Olympic Gold in 2000 – the only two medals won by this country at the Summer Olympics. • Called the “X Express”, identify Y and the city X.
  127. 127. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  128. 128. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Y – Maria Mutola X – Maputo (Capital of Mozambique)
  129. 129. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 27. • Quote by X from a 1984 Test at Lord’s: "Y was friendly with my older brother Sunil, and his support was one of the most special things I experienced. I still remember him ringing me before the match in the dressing room. He said, "Hello, I'm Y, I'm calling from Manchester. You're going to get runs, and I'll call you at lunch." And he kept calling me at every break, saying, "I'm going to talk to you at tea, and I'm going to talk to you at stumps, and you had better be there." I thought that was very, very sweet of him, basically telling me, "I got a double there and I want you to get a double there." • X went on to make 190 in a match that ended in a draw. Y's 200 two-years prior had lead to his side winning the test by 10 wickets. • Identify X and Y.
  130. 130. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  131. 131. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 X – Sidath Wettimuny Y – Mohsin Khan
  132. 132. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 AUDIENCE • During the 1956 Summer Olympics at Melbourne, the Olympic committee received an anonymous letter. This letter encouraged the Olympics to do something they have never done before. The suggestion was adopted and the tradition has continued ever since. • Thirty years later, a Chinese individual named John Ian Wing revealed himself to the world as having written the letter . At the time of the letter, Wing was a 17-yr. old apprentice carpenter. He did not state who he was because he did not want his family to know he had written such a letter and he was also worried that the officials would think it was a "dumb idea". • What was his suggestion?
  133. 133. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  134. 134. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 He suggested that the athletes from all countries mingle during the closing parade as a symbol of global unity.
  135. 135. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQANCE 2014 Written Round with 6 questions, +10 each, no negatives Raise your hands and write down the theme at any time Theme points: 1-2 -> +20, -10 3-4 -> +15, -8 5-6 -> +10, -5 Theme Time – 3
  136. 136. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • Photos from which museum? +20, -10
  137. 137. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • He was a first generation Irish- American who saw combat in the Spanish–American War. He also a military leader, civic leader and municipal judge and has an important airport in the US named after him. • Identify him or give the name of the airport. +20, -10
  138. 138. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • The first edition of this music festival was in 2006, when it was called ‘X Calling’ – X was the venue where it was held. • The name was changed in 2008 (although the location remained the same) to ‘Y Calling’ where Y was the name of a famous brand sponsoring the festival. • In 2013, Y announced that they’d rename the 2014 version to ‘Calling Festival’. • Its primarily a rock music festival, and various performers, including The Killers, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Aerosmith, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen have played at the event. • Name the venue X and the brand Y. +15, -8
  139. 139. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • The multi-purpose arena is one of this city’s biggest indoor arenas, and is named after the person on the right in the photograph. • The person on the left acts as a clue to identify the person on the right. • Name the venue / person. +15, -8
  140. 140. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 5. • Originally called The Sun, the Moon and One Star, this sculpture by a surrealist painter/sculptor X, is now called X’s Y. • Y is the city that the sculpture is located in. • Name the sculpture. +10, -5
  141. 141. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 6. • The building is one of the most distinctive and imposing ones in the city’s skyline, thanks to a 45° angled top, and a unique stilt-style base. • It was designed by architect Hugh Stubbins in 1977. • It houses the headquarters of which multi-national company? +10, -5
  142. 142. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Last chance for the theme….
  143. 143. Exchange Sheets Answers Follow
  144. 144. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 1. • Photos from which museum?
  145. 145. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  146. 146. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Ghibli Musuem in Tokyo, Japan
  147. 147. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 2. • He was a first generation Irish- American who saw combat in the Spanish–American War. He also a military leader, civic leader and municipal judge and has an important airport in the US named after him. • Identify him or give the name of the airport.
  148. 148. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  149. 149. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Edward Logan after whom Logan Airport in Boston is named.
  150. 150. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 3. • The first edition of this music festival was in 2006, when it was called ‘X Calling’ – X was the venue where it was held. • The name was changed in 2008 (although the location remained the same) to ‘Y Calling’ where Y was the name of a famous brand sponsoring the festival. • In 2013, Y announced that they’d rename the 2014 version to ‘Calling Festival’. • Its primarily a rock music festival, and various performers, including The Killers, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Aerosmith, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen have played at the event. • Name the venue X and the brand Y.
  151. 151. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  152. 152. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 X – Hyde Park Y – Hard Rock London, England
  153. 153. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 4. • The multi-purpose arena is one of this city’s biggest indoor arenas, and is named after the person on the right in the photograph. • The person on the left acts as a clue to identify the person on the right. • Name the venue / person.
  154. 154. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  155. 155. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany
  156. 156. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 5. • Originally called The Sun, the Moon and One Star, this sculpture by a surrealist painter/sculptor X, is now called X’s Y. • Y is the city that the sculpture is located in. • Name the sculpture.
  157. 157. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  158. 158. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Miro’s Chicago
  159. 159. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 6. • The building is one of the most distinctive and imposing ones in the city’s skyline, thanks to a 45° angled top, and a unique stilt-style base. • It was designed by architect Hugh Stubbins in 1977. • It houses the headquarters of which multi-national company?
  160. 160. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  161. 161. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Citibank / Citigroup in New York
  162. 162. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Theme?
  163. 163. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 The World Marathon Majors
  164. 164. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 28. • Once, a man named Raz Reid pulled his wife Kerry off the court when she was two games away from defeat against this player; in the previous match, JoAnne Russell had flipped her the middle finger. An Australian, Dianne Fromholtz, dismissed her as a “sideshow” who defied human nature. At one point, she turned down a quarter of a million dollars to play a challenge match against Bobby Riggs in Las Vegas, fearing it would be perceived as pure sensationalism; two years later, she agreed to play Riggs at a fairground in London, Ontario for a couple thousand dollars. • X is mostly remembered for events surrounding the 1977 US Open. • What happened? Who is this?
  165. 165. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  166. 166. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  167. 167. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Renee Richards Richards underwent sex reassignment surgery. She was denied entry into the 1976 US Open by the United States Tennis Association. She disputed the ban, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in her favor in 1977 and she played the tournament. This was a landmark decision in favor of transsexual rights.
  168. 168. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 29. • There are many myths surrounding this person’s meeting with Princess Margaret. • Some said that he had told the princess that “Strength is in the mind.” Others said that the king, George VI, had made him roll up his trousers to see if his legs were made of steel. • His obituary in The Economist read thus: “The game of football regularly produces playboys, celebrities, racists, billionaires, fashion models and spoilt brats. What it does not produce is saints; with one exception.” • In his 20-year career he was never booked. • Who is this?
  169. 169. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  170. 170. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Sailen Manna
  171. 171. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 30. • On some occasions in 1997, the sponsor name was substituted with "Bitten & Hisses". From '98 to '00, "Buzzing Hornets" was seen. During 2001, it was "Bitten Heroes" and from 2002 onwards it was ‘’Be On Edge”. • Which team? Why these changes?
  172. 172. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  173. 173. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Jordan GP Circumventing tobacco sponsorship ban – the sponsor is Benson & Hedges
  174. 174. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 31. • Seen in the picture is a large cutting tool of Filipino origin similar to the machete, used particularly in the jungles of Indonesia, the Philippines, and in the sugar fields of Cuba. The primary use of this is to clear vegetation – for agriculture or during trail blazing. • This is also a punch used in martial arts popularized by boxers like Caferino Garcia, Kid Gavilan and Sugar Ray Leonard. Gavilan claimed to have perfected the motion cutting sugar cane in the fields of Cuba, and brought it into the ring with him. • Name the tool/the punch.
  175. 175. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  176. 176. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Bolo Punch
  177. 177. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 32. • The name of this place relates to “birth”. There are two places with the same name in two different continents, both named for more or less the same reason – that they were founded on Christmas Day. • One is a state capital city in a South American country, while the other is the old name of a region/province in an African country, whose first class cricket team is called the Dolphins. • What’s the name, and which are the two countries?
  178. 178. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  179. 179. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Natal Brazil (one of the FIFA 2014 venues) South Africa (the new name is KwaZulu- Natal)
  180. 180. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 33. • There's an old Morecambe and Wise (a Brit comic duo) joke that goes: "I always know it's summer when I hear the sound of leather on X”. • “How can the ball hurt you? It's only on you for a second,” he has told teammates. • Coincidentally, his autobiography was titled I Don’t Bruise Easily. • Who and what record does he hold in English Test cricket?
  181. 181. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  182. 182. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Brian Close Youngest player to be capped for England in Tests
  183. 183. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 34. • This is a November 6, 1993 boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. What happens next? It was even parodied in The Simpsons. (video removed)
  184. 184. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  185. 185. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 James Miller aka FanMan parachutes into the arena!
  186. 186. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 35. • Between 1997-2001, this event was held at Big Bear Lake – California, Crested Butte – Colorado and Mount Snow – Vermont. From 2002, it has been held at the Buttermilk Mountain in this location. • The location, a booming silver mining town, fell into disarray, before a Chicago industrialist called Walter Paepcke revived it in the 1930s. Today, it boasts among other things, a Music Festival and School that has been around since 1949-50. • Identify the event, the organiser/owner and the location. 15 pointer
  187. 187. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  188. 188. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Winter X Games ESPN Aspen, Colorado
  189. 189. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 36. • This designer's daring yet abrasive masterpiece made for player Y would not ever be seen, since she rejected it on the grounds of discomfort. Instead, she chose to wear the designer's backup option—a menthol green and sky blue nylon number. • The night before this iconic 1973 match, the designer actually visited the location of the match, worried that his creation might get lost in the glare of stadium spotlights. On the morning of the match, the designer holed up in his Houston hotel room, sat stitching rhinestones and sequins on the dress. • Identify the designer and the player.
  190. 190. ANSWER… The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014
  191. 191. The Sports and Travel Quiz – asKQAnce 2014 Ted Tinling Billie Jean King This was her match against Bobby Riggs.
  192. 192. FINAL SCORES

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