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Sports quiz that I conducted on Feb 1st at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

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  • Arena Sports Quiz Finals V.S.Sudharsan
  • Before We Start A big thanks to L Madhav Krishnan for helping out with the framing of questions and also for conducting the prelims. A bigger thanks to all the guys and girls who turned up for the quiz.
  • Rounds List It ( Written) Dry- Bounce/Pounce Stamps (Written) Dry-Bounce/Pounce The End
  • List It There have been 11 players with the surname Sharma who have played ODI cricket for Indian Mens Cricket team ( excluding U-19, India-A and other such teams). (2 points each)
  • ParthasarthiSharma = Right handed batsman YashpalSharma = Right handed batsman ChetanSharma =Allrounder, right arm medium GopalSharma =Offspinner. Ajay Sharma = Right handed batsman SanjeevSharma = Right arm medium fast bowler JoginderSharma =Allrounder, right hand bat. RohitSharma = right handed batsman IshantSharma = Right arm medium fast bowler Rahul Sharma = Leg spinner. MohitSharma = Right arm medium fast bowler
  • Dry 1 10 Questions on the bounce/pounce +10/0 for bounce +10/-5 on the pounce
  • Q1 X on how Y was signed after his trial with Z: "Y took the ball, man, everything. The ball soared into the air and was falling just out of play when the coach trotted after it and snaked out a leg to control it. Y was still running furiously and as the boss trapped the ball, he hit him as hard as hed hit me. The coach went head over heels. We all stopped and gaped. Then the coach got up. He had this great big grin on his face. Yes, he said. I think we can go to war with this one. And Y joined us.
  • The Answer is
  • X- Thierry Henry Y-KoloToure Z- Arsenal
  • Q2 Until 2013 the winners of X was decided solely based on the outcomes of the format that is used to decide the winners on the more famous variant of X, Y. Starting 2013 thewinnesare decided on a points system while also including two moreformats.Thename X has been used since 1998 even though this was not first time this event took place.
  • The Answer is
  • TheWomensAshes
  • Q3
  • The Answer is
  • Q4 CoolRunningsis a 1993 film loosely based on the X teams debut in the Y competition of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada. This team has also qualified for the Sochi Olympics after a 12 year absence and are being funded by among other thingsdogecoinsand virtual currency. Which team ?
  • The Answer is
  • Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • Q5 The man in the pic is AndyGanteaumeformer cricketer from Trinidad and as of writing the oldest surviving West Indies test cricketer. Apart from that fact what other record does he hold in test cricket that some of us would erroneously attribute to Y ?
  • The Answer is
  • Highest test batting average He scored 112 in his only test (innings) against England in 1948.
  • Q6 The man in the photo is BorisMelnikov(next slide) who is a Russian fencer and was part of the gold medal winning sabre team in the 1964 Summer Olympics. The name BorisMelnikovalso appears in the world of literature in a 1985 crime fiction novel by an American author along with aPietrNegulesco, albeit in a different sport. What sport/book/context ?
  • The Answer is
  • They are the two chess players in Sidney Sheldons If Tomorrow Comes.
  • Q7 Which competition, that was aired in 2013 saw the two contestants (Say X and Y) outdo each other in what was termed The ______ Shootout across various locations in Russia,China,Maldives,CapeTown, Tanzania, LA and finally ending in Istanbul. FITB, X,Y
  • The Answer is
  • SelfieShootout
  • Q8 The ____ GP was part of the F1 World Championship between 1973 and 1978. Though a race was scheduled for the 1979 season it was cancelled due to the lack of interest following the deaths of Ronnie Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson the prev season. There has not been another GP there, per se. Things could change given that a certain Marcus will be racing for Caterham in the 2014.
  • The Answer is
  • Anderstop/Scandinavian Raceway Swedish GP Marcus Ericsson from Sweden will be racing forCaterhamthis season. Sweden's last Formula One driver, Stefan "Lill-Lvis" Johansson, drove in 79 races between 1980 and 1991.
  • The Answer is
  • Q9 X told reporters from her home country that she had an IQ of 175*, a score that's 40 points higher than the MENSA cut-off and better than some of the greatest thinkers in history, like Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Thomas Edison. Following Xs maiden Grand Slam victory last year, BBC commentator JohnInverdalecaused a stir by asking BBC Radio 5 Live listeners, "Do you think Xs dad told her when she was little 'You're never going to be a looker? You'll never be aSharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight" Who is X?
  • The Answer is
  • MarionBartoli
  • Q10 The IAAF Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 onwards, beginning with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League. It was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which was held annually since 1998. How are the two leagues different?
  • The Answer is
  • The Diamond League's aim is to "enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time." In addition to the original Golden League members (except Berlin) and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in China, Qatar, the United States.
  • Stamps 5 stamps identify the person/team +5 for each +10 if you get all of them
  • Q1 Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon.
  • Q2 Something that was used to describeseven relatively successful leagues beginning in 1920.
  • Q3 Nicknamed the "Czech Locomotive Czech long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
  • Q4 Somebody who shares his name with a recurring driver in a series which is a never ending quest for meeting somebody.
  • Q5 Boat Club
  • Exchange Please
  • Q1 Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon.
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Q2 Something that was used to describe seven relatively successful leagues beginning in 1920.
  • Negro Leagues Baseball
  • Q3 Nicknamed the "Czech Locomotive Czech long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
  • Emil Zatopek
  • Q4 Somebody who shares his name with a recurring driver in a series which is a never ending quest for meeting somebody.
  • Ranjithsinghji
  • Q5 Boat Club