Sports GK Questions Quiz-2

Sports GK Questions Quiz-2

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

    21. When was the first Commonwealth Games held ?

    (1) 1948 
    (2) 1938
    (3) 1934 
    (4) 1930
    Answer:
    21. (4) The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years, apart from the 1950 British Empire Games, which took place after a 12-year gap from the 3rd edition of the games. The Games are described as the third largest multisport event in the world after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.

    22. Who among the following holds the record for the maximum number of gold medals at the Common-wealth Games ?

    (1) Grahm Smith
    (2) Susie O’Neill
    (3) Petria Thomas
    (4) Michael Brown
    Answer:
    22. (1) Graham Smith was a Canadian swimmer, who won the silver medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. At the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, he became the first competitor to win six gold medals at a single Commonwealth Games; he won the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m and 400m individual medleys, and was part of the winning 4x100 freestyle and medley relay teams. Smith twice broke the world record in the men’s 200m individual medley (long course).

    23. How many gold medals did India win at the Common-wealth Games-2002 held at Manchester ?

    (1) 72 
    (2) 40
    (3) 32 
    (4) 20
    Answer:
    23. (*) The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England, United Kingdom, from 25 July to 4 August 2002. India came fourth overall in the medals table, behind Australia, England and Canada, repeating the feat at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. India won 30 Gold; 22 Silver and 17 Bronze Medals, thus winning 69 medals in total.
    Note : India participated in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom held from 23 July to 3 August 2014. India won 15 Gold, 30 Silver, 19 Bronze, sum total of
    64 medal and Ranked 5th in medal tally. Flag bearer Opening : Vijay Kumar Closing : Seema Punia

    24. Who won the Golden Ball award for the best player at the FIFA World Cup 2002 tournament ?

    (1) Rivaldo
    (2) Michael Ballack
    (3) Ahn Jung-hwan
    (4) Oliver Kahn
    Answer:
    24. (4) The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively. At the end of the tournament which was won by Brazil, the Golden Boot Award was given to Ronaldo and Golden Ball Award to Oliver Kahn who was the German football goalkeeper. At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, he became the first and only goalkeeper in the tournament’s history to win the Golden Ball.
    Note : The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship
    for men’s national football teams organized by FIFA. It took place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. 
    l Golden Ball : Lionel Messi
    l Golden Boot : James Rodríguez
    l Golden Glove : Manuel Neuer
    l Best Young Player : Paul Pogba
    IFFA is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

    25. Who became the youngest Grand Master of India ?

    (1) Vishwanathan Anand
    (2) Dibyendu Barua
    (3) Pendyala Hari Krishna
    (4) Pravin Thipsay
    Answer:
    25. (*) 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.
    Note : Praggnanandhaa won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 boys title in 2013, and the
    Under-10 boy’s title in 2015.he is world’s youngest international master ever. In 2016, Praggnanandhaa became the youngest International Master in history, at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days.
    Earlier Parimarjan Negi (born 9 February 1993) is a chess grandmaster (GM) from India, a former Asian and Indian champion. He achieved the GM title at the age of 13 years and 142 days (13 years, 4 months, and 20 days) in 2006; becoming the second youngest chess grandmaster ever, second only to Sergey Karjakin.

    26. Who was declared be Wisden as “The Best Indian Bowler of the Century” (20th century)?

    (1) Kapil Dev
    (2) B.S. Chandrashekhar
    (3) B.S. Bedi
    (4) Subhash V.Gupte
    Answer:
    26. (2) B. S. Chandrasekhar s a former Indian cricketer who specialised in leg spin. Considered amongst the top echelon of leg-spinners, Chandrasekhar along with E.A.S. Prasanna, Bishen Singh Bedi and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan constituted the Indian spin quartet that dominated spin bowling in the 1960s and 1970s. He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1972 and won the Wisden’s “Best bowling performance of the century” award in 2002, for his 6 wickets for 38 runs against England at the Oval in 1971. Former skipper Kapil Dev was chosen as the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century by an eminent jury of 35 cricketers, journalists and thinkers in a televised ceremony at Wembley Stadium.

    27. Correlate the cricket grounds and the cities where the ICC World Cup 2003 competition games were held. Ground

    (a) The Wanderers
    (b) St. George’s Park
    (c) Kings Mead
    (d) Queens
    City
    (1) Bulawayo
    (2) Durban
    (3) Johannesburg
    (4) Port Eliza beth Ground
    (a) (b) (c) (d)
    (1) (4) (3) (1) (2)
    (2) (3) (2) (1) (4)
    (3) (2) (1) (3) (4)
    (4) (3) (4) (2) (1)
    Answer:
    27. (3) BIDVest Wanderers Stadium is a stadium situated just south of Sandton in Illovo, Johannesburg in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Test, One Day and First class cricket matches are played here. St
    George’s Park Cricket Ground (also known as Crusaders Ground) is a cricket ground in St George’s
    Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It operates under the sponsorship-based name of Sahara Stadium Kingsmead where Sahara is the trademark of a sponsor from the IT industry. Queens Sports Club is a multi-purpose stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It is used mostly for cricket matches.

    28. In which sports is the participant called pugilist ?

    (1)Wrestling 
    (2) Boxing
    (3)Javelin throw 
    (4) Sprinter
    Answer:
    28. (2) Boxing (pugilism or prize fighting) is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches at an opponent with gloved hands. Literally, a pugilist means a person who fights with the fists. It is derived from Latin “pugil,” which means a boxer.

    29. ‘Free throw’ is associated with :

    (1)Volleyball 
    (2) Football
    (3)Basket Ball 
    (4) Cricket
    Answer:
    29. (3) In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points from a restricted area on the court (the free throw line; informally known as the foul line), and are generally awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team. Each successful free throw is worth one point. Free throws can normally be made at a high percentage by good players. In the NBA, most players make between 70– 80% of their attempts. There are many situations when free throws can be awarded. The first and most common is when a player is fouled while in the act of shooting. If the foul causes the player to miss the shot, the player receives two or three free throws depending on whether the shot was taken in front of or behind the three-point line.

    30. The distance of marathon race is–

    (1) 28 miles 385 yard
    (2) 24 miles 385 yard
    (3) 26 miles 385 yard
    (4) 25 miles 385 yard
    Answer:
    30. (3) The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), that is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon, to Athens. The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921.

    31. In which among the following Commonwealth Games, India won maximum medals ?

    (1) 1994, Victoria
    (2) 1990, Auckland
    (3) 1998, Kualalampur
    (4) 2002, Manchester
    Answer:
    31. (4) India has competed in fourteen of the eighteen previous Commonwealth Games; starting at the second Games in 1934. India hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games which were held in Delhi. India won 101 medals in total, including 38 Gold medals, enabling it to finish the Games at second position behind Australia. For the first time in the history of the Games India won over 100 medals in total. For the first time in the history of the Games, India won a medal in Gymnastics, where Ashish Kumar won Silver and a Bronze. And it was after a gap of 52 years that India won Gold in Athletics when Krishna Poonia won Gold in Women’s discus throw. 
    Note : The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games, were held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. Here India won highest of 101 medal and secured 2nd position. India participated in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom held from 23 July to 3 August 2014.Here India won total of 64 medals and secured 5th position. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia between 4 and 15
    April 2018. 

    32. What is the distance between the popping crease and the stumps on a cricket pitch ?

    (1) 2.12 feet 
    (2) 3 feet 
    (3) 3.12 feet  
    (4) 4 feet
    Answer:
    32. (4) Batting Crease or Popping Crease is drawn parallel to the bowling crease at a distance of 4 feet or 121.92 cms. A run is completed each time the two batsmen cross this crease at their opposite ends. As mentioned above for a Bowling Crease, if a bowler oversteps this crease in his delivery stride then the delivery is declared as a no-ball. This crease comes into picture during the ruling of run outs and stump outs. A batsman has a choice of standing outside the batting crease. He can be stumped out by the wicket keeper if he is out of this crease or on it after playing a delivery as long as the ball is in play.

    33. When did India win a gold medal in football in an international tournament last ?

    (1) 1951 Delhi Asiad
    (2) 1962 Jakarta Asiad
    (3) 1964 Merdeka Cup, Kualalumpur
    (4) 1970 Merdeka Cup, Kualalumpur
    Answer:
    33. (2) India won Gold Medal in football in 1951 and 1962. In 1951 the inaugural Asian Games where held in New Delhi and the football team under the legendary captain Sailendra Nath Manna won the gold medal with Sahu Mewalal scoring the winner against Iran. 11 years later in Jakarta, India won their second and until now last gold medal in Asian Games football. It was a 2-1 final victory against South Korea with P.K. Banerjee and the late Jarnail Singh scoring. 

    34. When did India win a gold medal in hockey at the Olympics last time ?

    (1) 2000 Sydney
    (2) 1996 Atlanta
    (3) 1980 Moscow
    (4) 1972 Munich
    Answer:
    34. (3) In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1956, the Indian men’s team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. In total, the Indian field hockey team has won eight Olympics gold medals — the highest among all national teams. India won the last Gold Medal in this event in 1980 in Moscow when they defeated Spain 4-3 in the medal match.

    35. What is the maximum permitted length of cricket bat?

    (1) 32” 
    (2) 34”
    (3) 36” 
    (4) 38”
    Answer:
    35. (4) Law 6 of the Laws of Cricket, as the rules of the game are known, state that the length of the bat may be no more than 38 inches (965 mm) and the width no more than 4.25 inches (108 mm). Bats typically weigh from 2 lb 7 oz to 3 lb (1.1 to 1.4 kg) though there is no standard. Appendix E of the Laws of Cricket set out more precise specifications. 

    36. The term ‘Butterfly Stroke’ is referred to in which sport ?

    (1) Tennis 
    (2) Volleyball
    (3) Wrestling 
    (4) Swimming
    Answer:
    36. (4) The butterfly (colloquially among swimmers known as fly) is a swimming stroke swum on the breast, with both arms moving simultaneously, accompanied by the butterfly kick (also known as the “dolphin kick”). While other styles like the breaststroke, front crawl, or backstroke can be swum adequately by beginners, the butterfly is a more difficult stroke that requires good technique as well as strong muscles. It is the newest swimming style swum in competition, first swum in 1933 and originating out of breaststroke.

    37. At which Asiad did India reach the best medals standing ?

    (1) 1951 at New Delhi
    (2) 1962 at Jakarta
    (3) 1982 at New Delhi
    (4) 1986 at Seoul
    Answer:
    37. (3) India was the host nation for the 1982 Asian Games held at Delhi, India from November 19 to December 4, 1982. India was ranked 5th with 13 gold medals, 19 silver medals and 25 bronze medals with a total of 57 over-all medals. In 2010, India created history by recording their best-ever performance in Guangzhou Asian Games with 64 medals, including 14 gold, with star boxer Vijender Singh providing the icing on the cake by bringing the last yellow metal on the penultimate day of the games. Before this performance, India’s best medal haul till date was recorded in the 1982 Games in Delhi when they had won 13 gold, 19 Silver and 25 Bronze for an overall tally of 57. India had finished 10 in the Asiad Games in Doha with a tally of 10-17-26.
    Note : The 2010 Asian Games, also known as the XVI Asiad, was celebrated in Guangzhou, China in November 2010.Here India won maximum 65 medals. India competed at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in September -October 2014. After 16 years India won the Gold medal in Asian Games men’s hockey tournament, and consequently earned a direct berth to the 2016 Summer Olympics hockey tournament. Here India won total of 57 medals. The 2018 Asian Games officially known as the XVIII Asiad, It is to be hosted by Indonesia and is scheduled to take place from August 18 – September 2, 2018. This will be the second time that Jakarta has hosted the Asian Games.

    38. Jahangir Khan is famous in which sport ?

    (1) Boxing 
    (2) Squash
    (3) Hockey 
    (4) Cricket
    Answer:
    38. (2) Jahangir Khan is a former World No. 1 professional squash player from Pakistan, 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. From 1981 to 1986, he was unbeaten in competitive play. During that time he won 555 games consecutively, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records. He retired as a player in 1993, and has served as President of the World Squash Federation since 2002.

    39. When his father died, this Olympian placed his gold Medal in his father’s coffin and said, “I want you to have this because it was your favorite event”. Seeing his mother’s surprise, he added, “Don’t worry. I will get another one”. He did ! Who was this incredible athlete?

    (1) Emil Zato Pek
    (2) Al Oerter
    (3) Carl Lewis
    (4) Bob Beamon
    Answer:
    39. (3) At the funeral for his father in 1987, Lewis took his 1984 Olympic gold medal for the 100 meters and put it in his father’s hands, saying, “I want you to have this because it was your favorite event.” When his mother appeared surprised, Lewis told her, “Don’t worry. I’ll get another one.”

    40. Which country won the Euro 2004 Football Championship ?

    (1) Germany
    (2) Czech Republic
    (3) Portugal
    (4) Greece
    Answer:
    40. (4) The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2004 or Euro 2004, was the 12th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament for men’s national teams in Europe. It was held in Portugal for the first time, after their bid was selected by UEFA on 12 October 1999, over bids from Spain and Austria/Hungary. For the first time in a major football tournament, the final featured the same teams as the opening match, and like in their previous encounter, Portugal were beaten by Greece, with the winning goal scored by Angelos Charisteas. Greece’s triumph was unexpected, considering that they had only qualified for two other major tournaments – Euro 1980 and the 1994 World Cup – and their victory in the opening match was their first in a major tournament. 
    Note : The UEFA Euro 2016 Final that took place on 10 July 2016 in France, Portugal defeated the hosts and two-time winners France 1–0 after extra time.

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