National Sports Day Quiz - Finals
Finals of the Sports quiz conducted by me on National Sports Day at IIT Kharagpur
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - National Sports Day Quiz - Finals
National Sports Day
Infinite bounce and pounce.
No limit on number of
Rules of the
Written with differential – 6
Clockwise – 10 Qs
Written round – 8 Qs
Anticlockwise – 12 Qs
No DRS referrals allowed. The
quiz master’s decision is final
Id the footballer.
X’s Magic Football is a series
written by the player blanked
out in the picture.
He cited Roald Dalh’s BFG as
his inspiration to write a book
for young readers.
The series follows X, who’s the
leader of his gang and is also
the captain of his football team.
He’s written three books so far
– X vs the Pirate Pillagers, X vs
the Rowdy Romans and X vs
the Cowboy’s Crew
Identify the gentleman
receiving the Ati Vishisht
Seva Medal from the
president of India
Subedar Major Vijay Kumar
Who flipped the coin at the Wimbledon finals this year?
Pinki Sonkar, representing
Smile Train at Wimbledon
honouring which US
She won 11 major titles, becoming the first African-American player
to win a grand slam tennis title.
She later became the African-American to qualify for the Ladies
Professional Golf Association tour and played many LPGA
tournaments in the 1960s.
Still from the song Ding ding ding from a Telugu movie – Gunde Jaari
Gallanthayyinde. ID the blanked out person making her item number debut.
A recent addition to the Chinese Parliament. ID him.
Clockwise - Infinite
Bounce and Pounce
+10/-5 for pounce
Indian Badminton League
ID the two names
Wim Koevermans – coach of
Indian national Football team
Name the company
X is a company established in 1922 by Lala Arjan Das Kohli. Their
products are used in over 148 countries which include
netballs, basketballs, fitness equipment, gymnastics equipment and
so on. Their most famous equipment is a ubiquitous presence in
offices and Kgp hostels.
Peter Karlsson, a doubles world champion and single European
champion is their brand ambassador.
How are they connected
X represented Great Britain at the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympic
Games, and the World Championships in 1950 and 1953 in the
sabre event. He finished tied for fifth in the team sabre event at
Helsinki in 1952.
Y won the British heavyweight weightlifting championship in 1962
and the following two years. He represented England in the
weightlifting event at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth
Games in Perth, Western Australia.
X – Bob Anderson, Y – David
Prowse played the role of Darth Vader and Andersson was the stunt
double for his light sabre battles.
What was the inspiration for the
shape of the roller coaster?
Formula Rossa is a launched roller coaster located at Ferrari World
in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Manufactured by
Intamin, Formula Rossa is the world's fastest roller coaster with a top
speed of 240 km/h (150 mph). The coaster train accelerates to its top
speed in approximately 5 seconds using a hydraulic launch system
which generates a release velocity similar to that of aircraft carrier
steam catapults. The roller coaster track is 2.2 km (1.4 mi) in
length, ranking it 6th in the world, behind Steel Dragon 2000, The
Ultimate, The Beast, Fujiyama, and Millennium Force.
The Monza Circuit
Extract from an autobiography.
Name the player and the book.
“When Germany was four goals down, a ball hit Allen's pad and
rebounded. The Germans took full advantage of this and made a
rush, netting the ball before we could stop it. That was the only goal
Germany would score in the match against our eight, and incidentally
the only goal scored against India in the entire Olympic tournament.
India's goal-getters were Roop Singh, Tapsell and Jaffar with one
each, Dara two and myself three “.
Major Dhyan Chand’s Goal
Which is the sport being
Historians and journalists are not able to come to an agreement
about the existence of a sport X in the 19th Century.
According to David Blight, the director of Yale’s Centre for Study of
_______, X never happened. It wouldn’t be economical for the
owners by risking death for their sportsmen. He argues that it was
the invention of a 1970s novel and film X which Y took as reality.
X – Mandingo fighting, Y –
A non-exhaustive list of their
lesser known interests
BNP Paribas Open
Kings XI Punjab
Sponsorship by Emirates
Arsenal, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and a huge list
of other teams
The latest edition of this trophy was won by the
Sree Ganesh Chundan team from Harippad
captained by Arun Kumar.
Nehru Trophy for the annual
boat race at Alappuzha
10 for each and a bonus 20 for getting all – 100 points at stake
Lakhotar Lake, Jamnagar, Gujarat
What are the names of the two
statues and where are they located?
The Bowler and The
Batsman, at Lord’s Cricket
What did this inspire?
The statue of five
Who? Where is this
Thiery Henry, Emirates
The is Memorial of the
Aranycsapat in Szeged.
To whom is this
The Golden Team aka. The
Magical Magyars of Hungary
World Record: (June 4, 1950 to Feb 19 1956) 42 victories, 7
draws, 1 defeat ("Miracle of Berne") - 91.0% winning percentage
World Record: most consecutive games scoring at least one
goal: 73 games (April 10, 1949 to June 16, 1957).
World Record: longest time undefeated in 20th and 21st
centuries: 4 years 1 month (June 4, 1950 to July 4, 1954).
World Record: most collaborative goals scored between two
starting players (Ferenc Puskás & Sándor Kocsis) on same
national side (159 goals).
Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird
Barnsley Town Centre
Sir Matt Busby, Old Trafford
Memorial to two of the greatest F1 drivers at the Donington Park Circuit. ID them.
Ayrton Senna, Juan Fangio
Anti-clockwise – Infinite
Bounce and Pounce
+10/-5 for pounce
Where would you find this
When Ivo goes back with the _____, the _____;
Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return;
The welkin will ring loud,
The great crowd will feel proud,
Seeing Barlow and Bates with the _____, the _____;
And the rest coming home with the _____.
The Ashes Urn
Estádio do Maracanã is one of the most iconic football grounds in the
world. It is one of the crown jewels of Rio de Janerio. It hosts Brazil’s
important matches and is on track to host the World Cup Final in
2014 and the Olympics in 2016.
The stadium however, is falling apart. Over decades of gradual
damage has corroded the stadium so much that it now has severe
What specific reason has caused this damage at the Maracana?
The fans wont stop peeing on
To avoid standing in long lines to the bathroom, fans often relieve
themselves on whatever crucial support structure happens to be
There is even an anti-urine squad in place patrolling the stadium to
stop fans from going anywhere they please.
Id the chorus at the end of
<Audio clip of Meddle, Pink Floyd>
Fearless, Meddle by Pink
What is ‘Khal Drogo’
The Haka dance
Roger Federer teamed up with Tommy Haas at the Gerry
Weber Open in Halle this year. They lost their first round
match. However, something else caught the media’s
attention and got more coverage than their defeat. What?
The rare (probably only) occasion where Federer
played without his trademark headband
May cover of X
Magazine. What was
the subject of the cover
Boston Magazine – The
Boston Marathon bombings
She won a Primetime
Emmy for Outstanding
performance in Classical
Music/Dance for her role
in the film Carmen on Ice.
This also makes her the
only person to have won
an Olympic Gold as well
as an Emmy. Who?
Explanation for what?
X were officially banned from polo in the mid-1930s for safety
reasons, but the restriction was relaxed after World War II when polo
players of any persuasion were a scarce lot. The USPA reinstated
the X ban again in 1974 and it’s stuck: there are no more X polo
X players are often thought to hit with less accuracy, but guide their
ponies better than their peers.
Left-handed players in Polo
To understand why, consider this: you’re driving merrily down the
road when all of a sudden, coming straight at you, is a guy driving on
the left side of the road. The panic you’d feel in that situation is just
what a right-handed polo player feels when he and a lefty approach
the ball from opposite directions.
ID this ‘famous’ hockey player
Who stats are these?
Sitter of the day: Who is the
subject of this book?
In horse racing, the fastest qualifying horse would be placed on the
inside part of the course, next to the _______. This led to a
commonly used term in motorsports today.