Khoj July-Aug 2008

The Summer Olympics 2008 will be underway in Beijing early Aug 08. So we present an invigorating Sport Quiz from one of our e-Volunteers…Apoorv Gupta (IIT-Delhi). Apoorv has attempted to present his questions in a novel way…so that even as kids get to quiz their brains, they also come to know a lot more while reading the question itself. Answers will follow soon.

Here goes:

1. Wimbledon has featured some of the greatest matches in Tennis history, including the recent final between Federer and Nadal which lasted almost 5 hours. Another epic final was between an American and five times Wimbledon Champion Bjorn Borg which featured a 34 point fourth set tie break. Who is this American?
1. Boris Becker 2. John McEnroe 3. Pete Sampras 4. Jimmy Connors

2. The fastest man/woman in the world is a title given to the reigning Olympic 100m gold medalist. The reigning gold medalist and also the world record holder with a timing of 9.72 seconds is Jamaican Usain Bolt. However, another athlete at the Olympic trials in USA on 29th June, 2008 recorded an amazing timing of 9.68 seconds, but with a favorable wind of 4.1 mph. Who is this athlete? 1. Asafa Powell 2. Justin Gatlin 3. Tyson Gay 4. Maurice Greene

3. X is considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of football. Known for his superior athleticism in goal, imposing stature, amazing reflex saves and inventing the idea of goalkeeper sweeping, he was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century. X is the only goalkeeper ever to win the European Footballer of the Year Award (1963). He is also believed to have stopped around 150 penalty kicks during his career; far more than any other goalkeeper in history. Who is X?
1. Oliver Khan 2. Peter Schmeichel 3. Lev Yashin 4. Gordon Banks

4. X is a former World No. 1 professional squash player, who is considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of the game. During his career he won the World Open six times and the British Open a record ten times. Between 1981 and 1986, he was unbeaten in competitive play for five years. During that time he won 555 matches consecutively. This was not only the longest winning streak in squash history, but also one of the longest unbeaten runs by any athlete in top-level professional sports. He was well known for his incredible fitness and stamina. Who is X?
1. Jahangir Khan 2. Peter Nicol 3. Jansher Khan 4. Geof Marsh

5. What pro basketball player holds the record for the most NBA career points with 38,387?
1. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 2. Michael Jordan 3. Magic Johnson 4. Kobe Bryant

6. This sportsperson was the highest-paid professional athlete in 2007, having earned an estimated $122 million from winnings and endorsements, more than twice the earning of the next person on this list. Who is this athlete?
1. Kimi Raikonnen 2. Kobe Bryant 3. Tiger Woods 4. David Beckham

7. There is an athletic event which combines ten track and field events: the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m, 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, 1500m. The title of the World’s greatest athlete is usually given to the winner of the event at the World Championships or the Olympics. What is the name of this event?
1. Heptathlon 2. Steeplechase 3. Marathon 4. Decathlon

8. Which nutrient is responsible for building, maintaining, and replacing the tissues in the body? Sources of this nutrient include meats, eggs, grains, legumes, and dairy products such as milk and cheese. Bodybuilders and athletes have a diet that contains a lot of these nutrients.
1. Proteins 2.Fats 3.Caarbohydrates 4. Vitamins

9. Calcium is an important component of a healthy diet. Calcium is essential for the normal growth and maintenance of bones and teeth, and calcium requirements must be met throughout life. Long-term calcium deficiency can lead to rickets and poor blood clotting and osteoporosis, in which the bone deteriorates and there is an increased risk of fractures. Milk is an important source of calcium. Which of these foods is also a good source?
1. Citrus fruit like orange 2 Cheese 3. Potato 4. Rice

10. Deficiency of a certain mineral in our diet causes enlargement of the thyroid gland, commonly known as goiter. It is needed for the normal metabolism of cells, which is the process of converting food into energy. It has been made mandatory by the Government of India for salt companies to add this mineral into their salt so that there is no deficiency. What is this mineral?
1. Iodine 2. Calcium 3. Iron 4. Sodium

11. Lots of people incorrectly think that the indicator of perfect health is a six-pack. What is a six-pack? 1. Bulging biceps 2. Doing a six – kilometer jog everyday 3. Playing proficiently six different sports 4. Visibly Strong abdominal muscles

12. Legend states that in the second century AD, Pheidippides, a Greek messenger was sent from the battle field to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated . It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the Senate, exclaiming 'We have won' before collapsing and dying. Which modern-day event is regarded to have its roots in the accomplishment of Pheiddipides?
1. Relay race 2. Olympics 3.Marathon 4. Decathlon

13. Ordinarily, muscular "strength" usually refers to the ability to exert a force on an external object—for example, lifting a weight. By this definition, which is the strongest muscle in the body?
1. Biceps 2. Diaphragm 3. Heart 4. Jaw Muscle

14. The Y tendon is fibrous tissue that connects the heel to the muscles of the lower leg: the calf muscles. Leg muscles are the most powerful muscle group in the body and the Y tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. It is highly prone to injury and accounts for around 11% of all running injuries. The Y tendon is named so because of the Greek mythological warrior Y, whose body could not be hurt by any weapon, except a weapon through the heel. Who is Y?
1. Herodotus 2.Hercules 3.Achilles 4. Zeus

15. You undoubtedly heard of the Pathan brother's making merry in the recently concluded IPL, in which Yusuf's team, the Rajasthan Royals won. In the history of Indian cricket, there have been six pairs of brothers who have played a test match together. However, only one pair of brothers, apart from the Pathan brothers has played a one day match together. Who?
1.BP Gupte and SP Gupte 2. Sunil Gavaskar and Rohan Gavaskar 3.CK Naidu and CS Nayudu 4. Mohinder and Surinder Amarnath

16.Z is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. The condition is more formally known as lateral epicondylitis ("inflammation to the outside elbow bone"). This condition was on national TV and on the front page of most newspapers because it affected the Little Master not too long ago.
1. Tennis Elbow 2. Golfer's Elbow 3. Pulmonary Contusion 4.Sternal Fracture

17. Y (born June 30, 1985 ) is an American swimmer who holds World Records in several events. He won eight medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, six of which were gold, which tied the record for medals at a single Olympics, a record that had been held by Alexander Dityatin of USSR since 1980. His international titles, along with his various world records, have resulted in his being named World Swimmer of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Only Mark Spitz, another American swimmer has won more gold medals at a single Olympics than him (7).
1. Ian Thorpe 2. Michael Phelps 3. Ronald Reagan 4. Alex Rodriguez

18. The father of one famous Bollywood actress is one of the greatest badminton players to have played for India. In 1979, he won his first major international title, that of the Commonwealth Games. He won at the London Masters’ Open, the Denmark Open and the Swedish Open. He also won the coveted All England Open title in 1980. Who is the actress?
1. Bipasha Basu 2.Mallika Sherawat 3.Kangana Ranaut 4.Deepika Padukone

19. Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting hold the record for playing most number of matches in world cup -39 each. They have played one world cup less than Sachin (who has played 5 world cups) but still played 3 more games than him because their team reached the final 4 times. However Tendulkar will have to play one more world cup to equal the record of the most number of world cups played by a cricketer. Who is this cricketer?
1. Ian Botham 2. Steve Waugh 3. Javed Miandad 4. Alec Stewart

20. Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of Formula 1 racing with a total of 7 world championships. He could have won another championship in 1997 however, when he went into the final race with a one point lead over the driver placed second in the championship. He deliberately collided into this driver when he was being overtaken by him and was disqualified from the championship. Who is this driver who won the 1997 championship?
1. Eddie Ervine 2.Alain Prost 3.Mika Hakkinnen 4.Jacques Villeneuve

21. Roland Garros was born in France in 1882. An experienced pilot, Garros was the first Frenchman to cross the Mediterranean by air. On the outbreak of the First World War, Garros volunteered to serve for the Allied Forces and was the first to develop and use a forward-firing machine-gun. A very famous tournament is named after him. Which one?
1. The French Grand Prix 2.The French Open 3.The Tour De France 4.The world's Strongest Man Competition

22. There are over 650 muscles in your body. This makes up nearly half of your total body weight. Muscles are made up of bundles of long, stretchy threads. The strength and power of a muscle depends on how many of these threads it has. The more exercise the muscles get the bigger and stronger the threads grow. What are muscles connected to the bones with?
1. Tendons 2.Ligaments 3.Cartilage 4.Hair

23. In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. There are very few players who have achieved this feat but there is only one player who has achieved the Golden Grand Slam, winning the Olympic Gold the same year as the Grand Slam. Who is this tennis player? 1.Pete Sampras 2.Steffi Graf 3.Roger Federer 4.Rod laver

24. The Indian Rugby Team is ranked 84th in the world out of 95 teams. They were admitted to the International Rugby Board in 2001, but it took three years before India managed to win a match - beating Pakistan 56-3 in the third tier competition of the Asian Biennial tournament. Their current record in IRB-recognized internationals is two wins, one tie, and fourteen losses. Who among the following is a member of the Indian Rubgy Team?
1. Sachin Pilot 2.Abhijit Sawant 3.Hrithik Roshan 4.Rahul Bose

25.Dalip Singh Rana[3] (born August 27, 1972) was a labourer first, then a Punjab State Police Officer, before embaking on his professional career. What is he better known as?
1. Leander Paes 2.Shiamak Davar 3.The Great Khali 4.Sonjay Dutt

26. Z is an unusual form of physical display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body. It is often part of acrobatics and circus acts. In general, contortionists have unusual natural flexibility, which is then enhanced through gymnastic training. Like other visual arts, a contortion performance can convey any of several emotions, depending on the choreography and costumes that are chosen, as well as the personality and acting skills of the performer. Performers might choose a style that is beautiful, athletic, weird, shocking, sensual, erotic or humorous, and each has fans that prefer that particular style, sometimes to the exclusion of other styles. What is Z?
1. Contortion 2.Mutilation 3.Mophing 4.Visualisation

27. X is regarded by many as the fastest driver that has ever been involved in Formula One Motor Racing and was also rated by a 2006 F1 magazine poll to be the greatest Formula One driver of all time. With a total of 41 victories and 65 pole positions in just 162 races, he was particularly well known for his driving in wet weather, which requires enormous skill and sensitivity. He suffered an untimely death resulting from a crash that occurred while he was leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
1.Ayrton Senna 2.Alain Prost 3.Juan Manuel Fangio 4.Niki Lauda

28. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has a unique Post Box Number in every state of Australia. This number is in honour of a Sporting great. What is the number?
1. 555 2.4748 3.1023 4.9994

29. The 2008 French Open featured 3 out of 8 semifinalists (both men and women) to be from the same country. This tiny European country, with a population of just above ten million has witnessed a dramatic rise in tennis. Which country?
1. Monaco 2.Slovakia 3.Serbia 4.Latvia

30. In Total Football, a player who moves out of his position is replaced by another from his team, thus retaining the team's intended organizational structure. In this fluid system, no player is fixed in his nominal role; anyone can be successively an attacker, a midfielder and a defender. The advent of this concept which seems quite natural now was completely radical in the 70's, when Johan Cruijff and his countrymen exploded onto the world football scene. Which country did Cruijff belong to?
1. Argentina 2.Spain 3.Netherlands 4.Portugal

Answers :

1. John McEnroe
2.Tyson Gay
3.Lev Yashin
4.Jahangir Khan
5.Kareem Abdul Jabbar
6.Tiger Woods
7.Decathlon
8.Proteins
9.Cheese
10.Iodine
11.Visibly Strong Abdominal Muscles
12.Marathon
13.Jaw Muscle
14.Achilles
15.Mohinder and Surinder Amarnath
16.Tennis Elbow
17.Michael Phelps
18.Deepika Padukone
19.Javed Miandad
20.Jacques Villeneuve
21.The French Open
22.Tendons
23.Steffi Graf
24.Rahul Bose
25.The Great Khali
26.Contortion
27.Ayrton Senna
28.9994. Bradman's Average is 99.94
29.Serbia
30.Netherlands

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