Sports GK Questions Quiz-1

Sports GK Questions Quiz-1

Sports Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Sports for competitive examinations.

    1. For which game Tiger Woods is famous ?

    (1) Basketball
    (2) Football
    (3) Golf 
    (4) Pole-vault
    Answer:
    1. (3) Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Formerly the World No. 1, he was the highest-paid athlete in the world according to Forbes for several years. Woods has broken numerous golf records. He has been world number one for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any other golfer. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record ten times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times, and has the record of leading the money list in nine different seasons. He has won 14 professional major golf championships, the second highest of any player (Jack Nicklaus leads with 18), and 74 PGA Tour events, 2nd all time behind Sam Snead.

    2. What is width of goal post in the game of football ?

    (1) 20 feet 
    (2) 22 feet
    (3) 24 feet 
    (4) 26 feet
    Answer:
    2. (3) In football, the goal structure is defined as a frame 24 feet (7.32 m) wide by 8 feet (2.44 m) tall. In most organized levels of play a net is attached behind the goal frame to catch the ball and indicate that a goal has been scored; however, the Laws of the Game do not mandate the use of a net and only require that any net used should not interfere with the goalkeeper. The goal structure in field hockey is 3.66 metres (12.0 ft) wide by 2.14 metres (7.0 ft) tall. In ice hockey, the goal structure is a frame 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and 6 feet (1.8 m) wide with a net attached.

    3. Who is the Tennis star to become World No. 1 seed at the youngest age?

    (1) Steffi Graf
    (2) Monica Seles
    (3) Chris Evert
    (4) Martina Hingis
    Answer:
    3. (4) Martina Hingis is a Swiss former professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. 1. She won five Grand Slam singles titles (three Australian Opens, one Wimbledon, and one US Open). She also won nine Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, winning a calendar year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. Hingis set a series of “youngest-ever” records before ligament injuries in both ankles forced her to withdraw temporarily from professional tennis in 2002 at the age of 22. In 1996, Hingis became the youngest Grand Slam champion of all time, when she teamed with Helena Suková at Wimbledon to win the women’s doubles title at age 15 years and 9 months.

    4. Nine timeWimbledon Champion of Women’s Singles Match in Tennis is :

    (1) Mary Joe Fernandaz
    (2) Jana Novotna
    (3) Iva Majoli
    (4) Martina Navrotilova
    Answer:
    4. (4) Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech American tennis player and coach, and a former World No. 1. Billie Jean King said about Navratilova in 2006, “She’s the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who’s ever lived.” Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women’s doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 major mixed doubles titles. She reached the Wimbledon singles final 12 times, including nine consecutive years from 1982 through 1990, and won the
    women’s singles title at Wimbledon a record nine times. She and King each won 20 Wimbledon titles, an all-time record. Navratilova is one of just three women to have accomplished a career Grand Slam in singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles (called the Grand Slam “boxed set”) a record she shares with Margaret Court and Doris Hart. She holds the open era record for most singles titles (167) and doubles titles (177). She recorded the longest winning streak in the open era (74 consecutive matches) and three of the six longest winning streaks in the women’s open era.

    5. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won two doubles Grand Slams in 1999. Which were they?

    (1) Australian Open and French Open
    (2) French Open and Wimbledon
    (3) Wimbledon and Australian Open
    (4) U.S. Open and French Open
    Answer:
    5. (2) The doubles team of Paes and Bhupathi grew stronger in 1998, reaching the semifinals of three Grand Slams, the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. In 1999, the duo reached the finals of all four Grand Slams, winning Wimbledon and the French Open, thus becoming the first Indian pair to win a doubles event at a Grand Slam. Paes also teamed up with Lisa Raymond to win the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon. The year also marked his ascent to the no. 1 ranking in doubles.

    6. Who created a world record for the maximum number of dismissals in Test Cricket as a Wicket Keeper?

    (1) Alan Knott
    (2) Rodney Marsh
    (3) Ian Healy
    (4) Moin Khan
    Answer:
    6. (3) Ian Andrew Healy is a former cricketer who played for Queensland and Australia. By the time of his retirement, Healy held the world record for most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper. On 4 October 1998, Healy broke Rod Marsh’s world record of 355 dismissals when he caught Wasim Akram from the bowling of Colin Miller, during the first Test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi. It was his 104th Test compared with Marsh’s 96 Tests. Healy ended with 395 dismissals from 119 Tests. This tally was subsequently overtaken by South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher (in his 103rd test, 16 fewer than Healy) and other Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist in his 96th test which was his last. Boucher is currently the world record holder.
    Note : On October 3, 2007, South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher went past Australia’s Ian
    Healy’s 395 dismissals (366 catches, 29 stumping). With 134 stumping to his name, Former Indian captain MS Dhoni now holds the world record for affecting the most number of stumping in international cricket. 

    7. Who was the ‘man of the series’ at the four-nation ODI LG Cup, 1999 tournament held at Nairobi?

    (1) Sourav Ganguli
    (2) Lance Klusener
    (3) Lance Gibbs
    (4) Vijay Bharadwaj
    Answer:
    7. (2) The LG Cup 1999–2000 was a four team cricket ODI tournament held in Kenya. After the round robin stage, the final took place between South Africa and India. Despite only making his international debut in India’s opening game of the tournament, Vijay Bharadwaj won the man of the series award. Vijay Bharadwaj was first called up to the Indian national team in the 1999–2000 season after an impressive season in Indian domestic cricket in which he scored more than 1000 runs. He made his ODI debut in the LG Cup in Nairobi and initially impressed with his bowling in particular where he got 10 wickets at an impressive average of 12.20 and also scoring 89 crucial unbeaten runs lower down the order, all through the tournament. However, poor performances in the following Test and ODI matches against New Zealand saw him dropped from the front.

    8. A winner of three gold and one silver medals at the 1998 Olympics, was a living legend until September 1998 when she died at the young age of 38. Who is this athlete?

    (1) Dotorez Florence Griffith
    (2) Florence Griffith Joyner
    (3) Jackie Joyner Kersee
    (4) None of the above
    Answer:
    8. (2) Florence Griffith-Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the “fastest woman of all time” based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 metres and 200 metres still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38.

    9. Who is the athlete who set the maximum number (6) of the world records in a span of 45 minutes?

    (1) Michael Johnson
    (2) “Jesse” (John Cleveland) Owens
    (3) Florence G. Joyner
    (4) Carl Lewis
    Answer:
    9. (2) Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, achieved what no Olympian before him had accomplished. His stunning achievement of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin has made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history. Jesse gave the world a preview of things to come in Berlin, while at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor on May 25, 1935, he set three world records and tied a fourth, all in a span of about 45 minutes. He became the first American in Olympic Track and Field history to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad by winning four gold medals: 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds (tying the world record), long jump with a jump of 26' 5 1/4" (Olympic record), 200 meter dash in 20.7 seconds (Olympic record), and 400 meter relay (first leg) in 39.8 seconds (Olympic and world record). 

    10. Who is the goal-keeper who played in five Football World Cup tournaments?

    (1) Antonio Carbajal
    (2) Gerd Muller
    (3) Lothar Matthaeus
    (4) Bryan Robson
    Answer:
    10. (1) Antonio Félix “Tota” Carbajal Rodríguez is a Mexican former football goalkeeper. He was also called “El Cinco Copas”, in reference to his record of five World Cups played. One of the greatest players of all time to come from Mexico, Carbajal made his international debut in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 24, 1950 against World Cup hosts Brazil. He was the youngest goalkeeper to play in that tournament, where he saw action in Mexico’s three matches. He appeared in one match at the 1954 World Cup and in three at the 1958 tournament; at the 1962 World Cup in Chile, he became the first footballer ever to appear in four World Cups, also helping his team win its first ever World Cup match when they defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the first round. Four years later Carbajal established another mark with his fifth World Cup appearance. That record was equalled by German player Lothar Matthäus in 1998.

    11. Who won the gold medal in football at the Sydney Olympics 2000 ?

    (1) Italy 
    (2) Cameroon
    (3) South Korea 
    (4) Columbia
    Answer:
    11. (2) The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics started on 13 September. The Gold Medal match took place between Cameroon and Spain on September 30, 2012. Cameroon eventually won the gold medal on the basis of penalty shoot-out (5-3) after both the teams were locked at 2-2 at the end of the match.
    Note : Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio-2016 to
    win their first men’s Olympic football gold medal. 

    12. Who won the gold medal for 400 metres run at two consecutive Olympic Games ?

    (1) Michael Johnson
    (2) Carl Lawis
    (3) Alvin Harrison
    (4) Gregory Haughton
    Answer:
    12. (1) Michael Johnson currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 m . He formerly held the world and Olympic record in the 200 m, and the world record in the indoor 400 m. He also currently holds the world’s best time at the 300 m. He is the only male athlete in history to win both the 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash events at the same Olympics, a feat he accomplished at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Johnson is also the only man to successfully defend his Olympic title in the 400 m in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

    13. What is the age from which certain category of sports persons winning gold medals at international level are entitled to receive pension ?

    (1) 30 
    (2) 40
    (3) 50 
    (4) 60
    Answer:
    13. (1) The government of India launched the Sports Fund for Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons in 1994. Under the scheme, pension is given to sportspersons, who win medals in the Olympic Games and
    gold medals in Asian games. While Olympic medalists are given pension @ Rs. 2000/per month, gold
    medalists of Asian games are given pension @ Rs. 1500/ per month. Pension is given from the age of
    30 till life. The scheme is being operated through the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

    14. Which country won the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2001?

    (1) Pakistan 
    (2) Spain
    (3) Germany 
    (4) India
    Answer:
    14. (4) India was the men’s junior hockey World champions. They rode on a fine hat-trick by Sydney Olympian Deepak Thakur to convincingly beat Argentina 6-1 in the final and claim the title in the seventh edition of the tournament in Hobart, Australia. Following the 2-2 draw, when the India and Argentina met in their first match of the second round, much was expected in the final. However, once the Indians established a 3-1 lead by the 44th minute, the result for a foregone conclusion. Germany won the bronze medal after trouncing England 5-1 in an earlier match. For Indian hockey, it was the first major accolade since winning at the 1975 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur and the 1980 Moscow Olympics. 
    Note : The 2016 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup was the 11th edition of the Hockey Junior World
    Cup for men, an international field hockey tournament. It was held in Lucknow, India from 8–18 December 2016. A total of sixteen teams competed for the title. Host nation India won the tournament for the second time after defeating Belgium 2–1 in the final. Germany won the third place match by defeating Australia 3–0.

    15. Who won the Gold Medal in football at the Sydney Olympics, 2000?

    (1) Brazil 
    (2) France
    (3) Cameroon 
    (4) Spain
    Answer:
    15. (3) The Gold Medal match took place between Cameroon and Spain on September 30, 2012. Cameroon eventually won the gold medal on the basis of penalty shoot-out (5-3) after both the teams were locked at 2- 2 at the end of the match.
    Note : Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio-2016 to
    win their first men’s Olympic football gold medal.

    16. Who is the first Aborigine to win a Gold Medal at the Olympic Games?

    (1) Maria Mutola
    (2) Cathy Freeman
    (3) Lorraine Graham
    (4) Katherine Merry
    Answer:
    16. (2) Cathy Freeman is a former Australian sprinter, who specialised in the 400 metres event. She became the Olympic champion for the women’s 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at which she lit the Olympic Flame. Freeman was the first ever Aboriginal Commonwealth Games gold medalist at age 16 in 1990. 1994 was her breakthrough season. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Freeman won gold in both the 200 m and 400 m. She also won the silver medal in the 1996 Olympics and came first at the 1997 World Champion in the 400 m event.

    17. Who became the youngest Grandmaster of India?

    (1) Vishwanthan Anand
    (2) Dibyendu Barua
    (3) Pendyala Harikrishna
    (4) Pravin Thipsay
    Answer:
    17. (*) Sethuraman Panaiappan Sethuraman has an interesting record now under his belt. The 17-year-old Chennai lad is currently the youngest grandmaster in India, having pipped Parimarjan Negi of New Delhi by 16 days. Sethuraman won the 26th Voivoda’s Cup international chess tournament at Legnica in Poland in 2010 and in the process secured his GM title to set the record. Though there were three others who had achieved the same feat at a much younger age, currently Sethuraman can claim that he is the youngest GM in India, though he is not the youngest to get there as Koneru Humpy, Pentala Harikrishna (both Andhra Pradesh) and Negi had made the mark before they turned 16. Parimarjan Negi has become India’s youngest Grandmaster, when he achieved the third and the Final GM norm at Chelyabinsk Region Superfinal Championship at Satka in Russia. At the age of 13 years and 142 days, Parimarjan Negi broke the previous Indian record of Pentala Harikrishna, who did it at the age of 15 years and 99 days, in August 2001. Harikrishna broke Viswanathan Anand’s 14 years record of becoming India’s youngest Grand Master at the age of 18.

    18. Which of the following won the gold medal of football in Sydney Olympics 2000 ?

    (1) Cameroon 
    (2) Argentina
    (3) Germany 
    (4) Nigeria
    Answer:
    18. (1) The Gold Medal match took place between Cameroon and Spain on September 30, 2012. Cameroon eventually won the gold medal on the basis of penalty shoot-out (5-3).

    19. In Sydney Olympic 2000, the maximum number of medals won by a woman sportsperson was

    (1) 3 
    (2) 4
    (3) 5 
    (4) 6
    Answer:
    19. (3) Marion Jones won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but forfeited all medals and prizes dating back to September 2000 after her October 2007 admission that she took performance-enhancing drugs as far back as the 2000 Summer Olympics, and that she had lied about it to a grand jury investigating performance-enhancer creations by Victor Conte and the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO). On December 12, 2007, the International Olympic Committee formally stripped Jones of all five Olympic medals dating back to September 2000, and banned her from attending the 2008 Summer Olympics in any capacity.
    Note : As of August 13, 2016, American swimmer Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic
    medals with 28 medals (23 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze). He is also the most decorated Olympian in individual events, with 16 medals (13 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)

    20. Who was the Captain of the West Indies team that was defeated by the Indian Cricket team in 1983 to win the Prudential World Cup ?

    (1) Viv Richards
    (2) Clive Lloyd
    (3) Richie Richardson
    (4) Malcolm Marshall
    Answer:
    20. (2) Clive Lloyd captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985. He captained the West Indies in three World Cups. They won the 1975 final (Lloyd scoring his own century) and the 1979 final. They were very strong favourites for the 1983 final but lost to India.

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