Here are some of the questions from the Sports Quiz I conducted at Ittiam recently.
1. Connect: A wheelbarrow, a battleship, a sack of money , a horse and rider, a car, a train , a thimble, a cannon, an old boot, a Scottie dog, an iron, and a top hat. Sitter, th
2.What’s common to Portland Trailblazers, Seattle Seahawks, Space-ship 1, and a mag called The Sporting News?
3. The official name of this sport is Takkyu in Japan and it is called Tak-Ku in Korea. English manufacturers of this sport's equipments trademarked the more popular name in 1901,they later sold the rights to the name to Parker Brothers in the US. Name the sport.
4. Complete the series:
2000: Tiger Woods (USA) - golf
2001: Tiger Woods (USA) - golf
2002: Michael Schumacher (Germany) - motor racing
2003: Lance Armstrong (USA) - cycling
2004: Michael Schumacher (Germany) - motor racing
2005: Roger Federer (Switzerland) - tennis
5."I was at Starbucks the other morning, and this guy was like, 'Dude, has anyone ever told you, you kinda look like...' - and I was expecting to hear my name. And he goes, 'Seann William Scott, that guy Stiffler [from American Pie].' And I'm like, 'Oh yeah! I get that sometimes,' and then he goes, 'I wish I could look like someone famous.' I just said, 'Me too!'“
Identify the speaker.
6.The origins of the split between A and B are hard to pinpoint but an Allied bomb attack on Herzogenaurach in 1943 illustrated the growing tension. A and his wife climbed into a bomb shelter that B and his family were already in.
"The dirty bastards are back again," A said, apparently referring to the Allied war planes. B was convinced his brother meant him and his family. The damage was never repaired.
In 1948, the brothers split their business. A called his firm X; B called his Z before changing to Y.
Identify X,Y. (the companies that A,B started)
7.This cricketer, father of an talented Indian, played one Test and six ODIs for India as a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He made his first Indian team appearance on the 1980 ODI tour to Australia for the Benson & Hedges World Series. After his retirement from first class cricket in 1985 he became an actor, best known for his villain role in “Badla Jatti Da”. He was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Identify.
8. This word originally meant a pack of fresh hounds, which were held in reserve at a strategic point along the route so that they may relieve the other hounds taken on the hunt, and so that there would be no chance of losing the scent. Which word?
9. In Tour de France parlance what exactly is a ‘virtual yellow jersey’ ?
10.Who said this and about whom? “He cannot kick with this left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he does not score many goals. Apart from that he’s alright.”
11. The “rules” of this game are:
*that you cannot play it the same way twice,
*that everyone who plays it must wear a mask and
*no one is allowed to question the masks
12. "When Apollo 14 went to the moon, in 1971, it carried a rock-and-soil sampling tool that had a barrel grip and a cylindrical shaft three-quarters of an inch in diameter. Aluminum with Teflon O-rings, it was thirty-three inches long and consisted of six parts that could fit into one another to make the one shaft.
What ingenious use did one particular astronaut find for this device? It caused quite a sensation actually.
13. What was unique about the Australian opens of 1977 and 1986?
14. What car does Bernd Maylander drive in F1?
15. In the 2006 season, F1 broke with recent tradition by not keeping the Australian Grand Prix as the opening race, instead giving the honour to Bahrain. Why was this so?
16. In 1900 a British touring club team, Devon & Somerset Wanderers played a cricket match against the French Athletic Club Union. The French team consisted of Britons living in Paris, reportedly mostly members of the British Embassy.The two-day game was played commencing on August 19, 1900. The British team batted first and scored 117. The French team were then bowled out for 78. The Brits then scored 145 for 5 in their second innings, setting their opponents a target of 185, who were promptly bowled out for 26. What is the main claim to fame of this match
17. Despite being ranked No. 1 in the world for 270 weeks, he never got his hands on the silver plate, despite seven trips to the semifinals. Eventually he just skipped Wimbledon, telling reporters that he was 'allergic to grass.' Then he showed up on a golf course two days later.” Who?
There were a whole lot of visuals which I havn't uploaded here. There was also a videos round, with the videos mostly taken from youTube. A couple of the videos were really amazing.
Check out the 'isle of man TT' and the 'drunken monkey' style kungfu if you have the time on youTube.
Shall put up the answers a little later.