Sports GK Questions Quiz-3

Sports GK Questions Quiz-3

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

    41. What is the amount given along with the satuette and commendation to a Dronacharya award winner ?

    (1) Rs. 10 lakh 
    (2) Rs. 5 lakh
    (3) Rs. 3 lakh
    (4) Rs. 1 lakh
    Answer:
    41. (2) Dronacharya Award is an award presented by the government of India for excellence in sports coaching. The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash component of Rs.500,000. The award was instituted in 1985. As the best sportsperson award is named Arjuna Award, it is appropriate that the coaching award is named after Dronacharya, as he was the Guru of Arjuna.

    42. Who won the first silver medal for an individual event at the Olympics for India ?

    (1) Maharaja Karni Singh
    (2) Wilson Jones
    (3) Major R.S. Rathore
    (4) Leander Paes
    Answer:
    42. (3) Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men’s Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is the first Indian (post independence) to win an individual silver, after Norman Pritchard, a British origin born in India, who won two silver medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Rathore’s silver was India’s best individual Olympic performance post Indian Independence.

    43. Who is the chairman of International Olympic Committee ?

    (1) Juan Antonio Samaranch
    (2) Jacques Rogge
    (3) Kim-un-Yong
    (4) Dick Pound
    Answer:
    43. (2) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an international non-governmental organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president. Jacques Rogge is a Belgian sports administrator. He is the eighth and current President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Rogge was elected as President of the IOC on 16 July 2001 at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow as the successor to Marqués de Samaranch, who had previously led the IOC since 1980.
    Note : Thomas Bach, a German lawyer, former Olympic fencer is ninth and current President of the International Olympic Committee. However Jacques Rogge is enjoying the post of Honorary President. Mr. Narayana Ramachandran is the current president of Indian Olympic Association.

    44. When were the Commonwealth Games organised for the first time?

    (1) 1948 
    (2) 1938
    (3) 1934 
    (4) 1930
    Answer:
    44. (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 first Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The name changed to British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, to British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and assumed the current name of the Commonwealth Games in 1978.

    45. How far did the Indian Team reach in the Women’s Cricket World Cup Tournament 2005 held in South Africa ?

    (1) Finals
    (2) Semifinals
    (3) Quarter-finals
    (4) Preliminary round
    Answer:
    45. (1) The 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup Final was a women’s One Day International cricket match between Australia and India played on 10 April 2005 at the SuperSport Park in South Africa. It was the culmination of the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup, the eighth tournament of the series. Australia won by 98 runs, clinching their fifth World Cup title, and their fourth on foreign soil. It was the first time that the Indian team had reached this stage of a women’s World Cup.

    46. Who is the fourth bowler to get 500 wickets in Test Cricket recently ?

    (1) Glenn McGrath
    (2) Anil Kumble
    (3) Shoab Akhtar
    (4) Jason Gillespie
    Answer:
    46. (1) During the 1st Test at Lords in the 2005 Ashes series Glenn McGrath became the fourth bowler in history to take 500 Test wickets with the dismissal of Marcus Trescothick. This wicket was also the start of a very productive spell of 5-2 which led to England being bowled out for 155. McGrath took 4-29 in the 2nd innings and was named man of the match in a comprehensive Australian victory.

    47. Where will the 2010 World Cup Football Tournament be held ?

    (1) Brazil 
    (2) South Africa
    (3) Italy 
    (4) Thailand
    Answer:
    47. (2) The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men’s national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010. The bidding process for hosting the tournament finals was open only to African nations; in 2004, the international football federation, FIFA, selected South Africa over Egypt and Morocco to become the first African nation to host the finals. The matches were played in ten stadiums in nine host cities around the country, with the final played at the Soccer City stadium in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg.
    Note : The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup the tournament will be hosted by India between 6 and 28 October 2017. This will be the first FIFA tournament hosted by the country. The final will be held the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 28 October 2017. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup It is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022 The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World
    Cup It is scheduled to take place in Russia. The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup It took place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Germany national football team won the final.

    48. The International Cricket Council has banned Sourav Ganguli from playing in four one-day matches

    (1) due to the slow over rate of India in one-day matches when he was captain of the Indian team
    (2) for protesting against umpire’s decision when he was given ‘out’
    (3) for quarrelling with the captain of the Pakistani team
    (4) for walking away from the ground with his team against umpire’s decision
    Answer:
    48. (1) In July 2005, India skipper Saurav Ganguly had his international ban for slow over rates cut from six matches to four. Independent arbitrator, Justice Albie Sachs, upheld the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Code of Conduct and the process used to charge him but decided that the original six-match ban was too severe. Ganguly was penalised by match referee Chris Broad during a one-day series against Pakistan at home in April, a decision upheld by the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) appeals Commissioner Michael Beloff.

    49. Where did International Cricket Council (ICC) shift its headquarters from Lords, United Kingdom on August 1, 2005 ?

    (1) Sydney 
    (2) Melbourne
    (3) Jamaica 
    (4) Dubai
    Answer:
    49. (4) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international governing body of cricket. From its formation the ICC had Lord’s Cricket Ground as its home, and from 1993 had its offices in the “Clock Tower” building at the nursery end of the ground. The option of staying at Lord’s was investigated by the ICC in the 2000s and a request was made, through Sport England, to the British Government to allow the ICC to have all its personnel (including those working on commercial matters) in London - but be given special exemption from paying UK corporation tax on its commercial income. The British Government was unwilling to create a precedent and would not agree to this request. As a consequence the ICC examined other locations and eventually settled on the emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In August 2005 the ICC moved its offices to Dubai, and subsequently closed its offices at Lord’s and Monaco. The move to Dubai was made after an 11-1 vote by the ICC’s Executive Board in favour. 

    50. In which game the term ‘Putting’ is used ?

    (1) Hockey 
    (2) Chess
    (3) Golf 
    (4) Billiards
    Answer:
    50. (3) Some of the key terms associated with Golf are: putting, chipping, pitching, sand play, and bunker strategies. The putt is used for putting the ball in the hole or closer to the hole (as in lagging) from the green or the fringe of the green. The putter is used for the putt. The golfer adjusts his/her putt to fit the circumstances of the play such as distance to the hole and slope of the green. The face of the club starts square to the target line. The club goes straight back and straight through along the same path like a pendulum. One strategy is to aim the ball 10% past the hole. Another is to look at the hole for long putts instead of the ball.

    51. Which of the following terms is not associated with Foot-ball ?

    (1) Penalty Kick
    (2) Free Kick
    (3) Penalty Stroke
    (4) Off Side
    Answer:
    51. (3) In the sport of golf, a penalty or penalty stroke is an additional stroke or strokes added to a player’s score for an infraction of the rules. In match play, rather than adding strokes, the usual penalty is loss of the hole except for penalties assessed for relief from a hazard or a lost ball. The term is also used in field hockey where fully protected goalkeepers are prohibited from passing their side’s defensive 23 m line during play, unless they are taking a penalty stroke. A goalkeeper who is wearing only a helmet and different coloured shirt may remove the helmet and play anywhere on the field and retains goalkeeping privileges even if they do not have chance to replace the helmet when play returns to their defensive circle. They must however wear a helmet to defend penalty corners and penalty strokes.

    52. Who is the winner of the Australian Open Women’s Singles Championship-2005?

    (1) Serena Williams
    (2) Sania Mirza
    (3) Maria Sarapova
    (4) Lindsay Davenport
    Answer:
    52. (1) In the 2005 Australian Open – Women’s Singles championship, Justine Henin was the defending
    champion, but she could not compete this year due to a knee injury. Serena Williams won her second
    Australian Open title, defeating World No. 1 and compatriot Lindsay Davenport in the final.
    Note : In 2017 Australian open in women single Serena Williams won the title by defeating her sister Venus Williams in the final. This marks the first time the Williams sisters met in a Grand Slam final
    since the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the first time they met in the Australian Open final
    since 2003. In men single Roger Federer picked up his 18th grand slam title. He beat Rafa Nadal in the final. 

    53. The official mascot of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games held in March, 2006 was

    (1) Kangaroo 
    (2) Ostrich
    (3) South-Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo named Karak
    (4) Peacock
    Answer:
    53. (3) Karak was the mascot for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He was modelled on a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, a threatened species within the host country, Australia. Despite his initial acceptance by Australians, particularly children, and despite appearing on a lot of the foreign made merchandise, Karak was noticeably absent from the Games, particularly the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, where he was inexplicably replaced by a white duck.
    Note : Borobi the blue koala has been announced as the official mascot for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

    54. Who was the First Test Centurion in Indian cricket ?

    (1) Vinu Mankad
    (2) C.K. Naidu
    (3) Lala Amarnath
    (4) Mansur Ali Pataudi
    Answer:
    54. (3) Nanik Amarnath Bharadwaj (commonly known as Lala Amarnath) was an Indian Test cricketer. He was the first cricketer to score a Test century for the Indian cricket team, which he achieved on debut. He played his debut match against England in 1933 on the Bombay Gymkhana grounds in South Bombay. He was also independent India’s first Test captain, leading the team on a tour of Australia in 1947-1948. His century on debut, the first one for the country in official Tests, against England at the Bombay Gymkhana in 1933 is identified as one of the best innings played in the annals of Indian cricket. There was a lyrical excellence to his batting, which evoked a comparison, by a commentator, to the immortal poet, Lord Byron: “pure romantic, the Byron of Indian cricket.”

    55. The term ‘Beamer’ is associated with

    (1) Football 
    (2) Hockey
    (3) Cricket 
    (4) Chess
    Answer:
    55. (3) In the terminology of the game of cricket, a beamer (less commonly beam ball) is a type of delivery in which the ball (bowled at a fast pace), without bouncing, passes above the batsman’s waist height. Such a ball is often dangerously close to the batsman’s head, due to the lack of control a bowler has over high full tosses. Worse, the batsman is expecting the ball to pitch on the wicket and therefore may not pick up the flight of the ball and may be struck by it. This type of delivery can result in injuries to the batsman, and the penalty for this type of delivery is an immediate no-ball signal given by the umpire. The use of beamers is governed under Law 42.6.

    56. The 2008 Olympic Games will be held at

    (1) Beijing 
    (2) Montreal
    (3) Atlanta 
    (4) London
    Answer:
    56. (1) The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to 24, 2008. A total of 11,028 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (a total of one event more than the schedule of the 2004 Games). China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games. It was the third time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in Asia, after Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 and Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. 
    Note : The 2016 Summer Olympics commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016. Motto: A new world
    The 2016 Summer Paralympics the fifteenth Summer Paralympics Games, were a major event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympics Committee, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. Three cities have been chosen by the IOC to host
    upcoming Olympic Games: Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, and Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. In 2022, Beijing will become the only city that has held both the summer and winter Olympic Games.

    57. Narain Karthikeyan is the sportsman in the field of

    (1) Formula one car racing
    (2) Shooting
    (3) Chess
    (4) Golf
    Answer:
    57. (1) Narain Karthikeyan is the first Formula One motor racing driver from India. He has previously competed in A1GP, and the Le Mans Series. He made his Formula One debut in 2005 with the Jordan team, and was a Williams F1 test driver in 2006 and 2007. Like several other former F1 drivers, Karthikeyan moved to stock car racing.

    58. Which of the following awards is not associated with the field of sports ?

    (1) Arjuna Award
    (2) Dronacharya Award
    (3) Dhyan Chand Award
    (4) Norman Borlaug Award
    Answer:
    58. (4) Norman Borlaug, “The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives”, was an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate who has been called “the father of the Green Revolution”. Borlaug was one of six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor. During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these highyielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. Between 1965 and 1970, wheat yields nearly doubled in Pakistan and India, greatly improving the food security in those nations. These collective increases in yield have been labeled the Green Revolution, and Borlaug is often credited with saving over a billion people worldwide from starvation.

    59. When were the first recorded Olympics held ?

    (1) 825 BC 
    (2) 776 BC
    (3) 320 BC
    (4) 80 AD
    Answer:
    59. (2) In ancient history, the first recorded Olympic Games took place in a glade called Olympia, surrounded by a pine forest on the northwestern coast of the Peloponnesus, in the year 776 BCE. That was the date when the names of the winners were first recorded, but the games themselves go back another 1500 years at least. They continued to be celebrated when Greece came under Roman rule, until the emperor Theodosius I suppressed them in 394 AD as part of the campaign to impose Christianity as the state religion of Rome. The games were usually held every four years, or Olympiad, which became a unit of time in historical chronologies.

    60. In the Colombo Cricket Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa, a world record partnership of 624 runs has been created. The partnership was between

    (1) Mahanama and Jayasuriya
    (2) Dilip Mendis and Sangakara
    (3) Mahela Jayawardane and Sangakara
    (4) Jayasuriya and Attapattu
    Answer:
    60. (3) Mahela Jayawardene smashed the fourth highest score of 374 and shared a world record stand of 624 with Kumar Sangakkara as Sri Lanka battered South Africa in the first Test in Colombo in July 2006. The batting feast at the Sinhalese sports club saw Sri Lanka pile up a mammoth 756-5 declared in reply to South Africa’s modest 169 to gain a match-winning lead of 587 runs. The third-wicket pair surpassed the previous best of 576 for the second wicket by fellow-Sri Lankans Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama against India at the Premadasa stadium here in 1997. Left-handed Sangakkara fell for 287, caught behind chasing a wide ball from Andrew Hall, but Jayawardene batted on to surpass Jayasuriya’s Sri Lankan record of 340. Jayawardene crossed West Indian Garfield Sobers’ 365 not out and was one run away from equalling Brian Lara’s 375 against England in 1994 when he was bowled by an express Andre Nel delivery.

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