12th TRIVIA QUIZ SPORTS QUIZ (first thematic quiz) Claudy Rayan
1 99.94 is not equal to 100 ! In the 5th Test of the series at the AMP Oval, when Sir Don Bradman just needing 4 runs to make his career average 100 or more, was bowled by a second ball googly for zero. Who is the bowler ?
2 What is Brian Lara’s daughter’s name ?
3 Gunter's Chain is a measuring device (designed and introduced in 1620 by Edmund Gunter) used for accurate land survey by triangulation. It consists of a chain formed of 100 long wire links, with brass tags along the chain for intermediate measurement. One of its lasting legacies is as a very well known length. Of what?
4 His father was a midfielder in the bronze medal winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship. Name the great grandson of a famous Bengali poet.
Leander Paes The Bengali poet is Michael Madhusudan Dutt.
5 Connect: Malcolm Nash, Tilak Raj, Daan van Bunge, Stuart Broad
Six sixes in an over Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh
6 He won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932 he was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional. Who ?
Paavo Johannes Nurmi (Finland)
8 On July 2, 1994, Andres Escobar was shot outside "El Indio" bar, located in a Medellin suburb. Why he was killed ?
He scored a own goal in a match against the USA on 22 June during the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The USA won the game 2–1, and as a result, Colombia was eliminated from the tournament in the first round.
1972 Munich Massacre A Black September commando appears on the balcony of the Connollystrasse building where the Israeli team members were held.
10 Perfect 10 !! A V Jayaprakash (Anil Kumble) Nadia Comaneci Old Trafford ground before start (Jim Laker)
11 ‘Blue Ribbon Sports’ was founded by University of Oregon track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman in January 1964. How do we know this company today ?
NIKE Officially became Nike, Inc. in 1978. The company takes its name from the Greek goddess of victory
12 Yauheni Hutarovich (Belarus)
In 2009 Tour de France Hutarovich finished 156th in General Classification, and became the Lanterne Rouge. Lanterne rouge means Red Lantern in French
13 Multi-talented sportsman Max Woosnam, an Olympic and Wimbledon champion at lawn tennis and one-time captain of the England national football team, once defeated actor and film director Charlie Chaplin in a table tennis match. What is so special about this match ?
15 Name the Indoor version of Baseball which was invented by George Hancock in Chicago, Illinois. The first game was played using a rolled up boxing glove as a ball and a broomstick as a bat. Which game ?
16 He was killed in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Pix, the most recent Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car. As track officials examined the wreckage of his racing car they found a furled Austrian flag. Why the flag was inside his car ?
A victory flag that he was going to raise in honour of Austrian Roland Ratzenberger, who had died on that track the day before.
18 Name the only Indian wicket keeper having a Test wicket as a bowler ? His first test bowling figure was 0.1-0-0-0
Syed Kirmani He bowled Pakistani opener Azeem Hafiz in the Second innings of the Third Test match against Pakistan at Nagpur (1983)
20 He played cricket and was coached by cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. After being rejected by a number of American universities, he attended Sydenham College. While at the college he played on the school's rugby team and competed at the Western India Championships, winning a silver medal in boxing. He is also a former member of India's international rugby team. Who ?
Sonny Liston The photographer Neil Leifer with Ali
22 What is common to Deepak Shodhan, Lala Amarnath, Hanumant Singh, Abbas Ali Baig, Surinder Amarnath and Pravin Amre?
23 Name this fastest Indian (100m in 10.3s)
Garry Kasparov Vladimir Kramnik Veselin Topalov Viswanathan Anand The only 4 players who have ever exceeded a FIDE rating of 2800