Sports GK Questions Quiz-4

Sports GK Questions Quiz-4

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

    61. The 2008 Olympias will be held in

    (1) Paris 
    (2) London
    (3) Beijing 
    (4) Lisbon
    Answer:
    61. (3) 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 Com mittees (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.

    62. Thomas Cup is related to

    (1) Badminton
    (2) Basketball
    (3) Cricket 
    (4) Tennis
    Answer:
    62. (1) The Thomas Cup, sometimes called the World Men’s Team Championships, is an international badminton competition among teams representing member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body. The championships have been conducted every two years since the 1982 tournament, amended from being conducted every three years since the first tournament held in 1948- 1949. The final phase of the tournament involves twelve teams competing at venues within a host nation and is played concurrently with the final phase of the world women’s team championships, the Uber Cup (first held in 1956-1957). Since 1984 the two competitions have been held jointly at the various stages of play.

    63. The 2007 World Cup for Cricket will be held in

    (1) West Indies 
    (2) Australia
    (3) South Africa
    (4) England
    Answer:
    63. (1) The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was the ninth edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sport’s One Day International format. There were a total of 51 matches played, three fewer than at the 2003 World Cup (despite a field larger by two teams). Australia won the tournament undefeated, concluding a streak of 29 World Cup games without a loss.
    Note : The 2019 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 15 July 2019.This will be the 12th Cricket World Cup competition, and the fifth time it will be held in
    England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

    64. Who is the winner of 2006 Wimbledon Women’s Singles Title?

    (1) Amelia Mauresimo
    (2) Justine Hardenne
    (3) Maria Sharapova
    (4) Kim Clijsters
    Answer:
    64. (1) In the 2006 Wimbledon Championships – Women’s Singles tournament, Venus Williams was the defending champion, but she lost in the third round against Jelena Jankovic. Amélie Mauresmo of France won her first (and only) Wimbledon title, defeating Justine Henin-Hardenne in the final, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. It was her second and last Grand Slam title, having won the Australian Open earlier in the year; on that occasion, Henin-Hardenne retired due to a stomach bug. It was the first Wimbledon final since 1999 not to feature either of the Williams sisters.
    Note : In 2016 Wimbledon Championships Serena Williams successfully defended her title, defeating Angelique Kerber in the final. By winning her seventh Wimbledon title, Williams equaled Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 major singles titles. Andy Murray won his third major and second Wimbledon title defeating Milos Raonic in the final. Raonic became the first Canadian male tennis player to reach a Grand Slam final.

    65. Who received the Wisden Award for the ‘Indian Cricketer of the 20th Century’ ?

    (1) Sachin Tendulkar
    (2) Kapil Dev
    (3) Sunil Gavaskar
    (4) Anil Kumble
    Answer:
    65. (2) Kapil Dev was the greatest pace bowler India has produced, and their greatest fast-bowling all-rounder. If he had played at any other time - not when Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee were contemporaries - he would surely have been recognised as the best all-rounder in the world. In any case he did enough to be voted India’s Cricketer of the Century during 2002, ahead of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. His greatest feats were to lead India almost jauntily, and by his all-round example, to the 1983 World Cup, and to take the world-record aggregate of Test wickets from Hadlee.

    66. Which among the following countries would host the 2008 Olympic Games ?

    (1) India 
    (2) South Korea
    (3) Gree 
    (4) China
    Answer:
    66. (4) The 2008 Summer Olympics took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to 24, 2008. 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. The equestrian events were held in Hong Kong, making it the third time the events of the same Olympics were held under the jurisdiction of two different NOCs.

    67. Thomas Cup is associated with

    (1) Hockey 
    (2) Football
    (3) Badminton 
    (4) Basket Ball
    Answer:
    67. (3) The Thomas Cup, sometimes called the World Men’s Team Championships, is an international badminton competition among teams representing member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body. The championships have been conducted every two years since the 1982 tournament, amended from being conducted every three years since the first tournament held in 1948-1949.

    68. Which country was the runner up in the World Cup (Football) 2006 ?

    (1) Brazil 
    (2) Germany
    (3) France 
    (4) Italy
    Answer:
    68. (3) The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Italy won the tournament, claiming their fourth World Cup title. They defeated France 5–3 in a penalty shootout in the final, after extra time had finished in a 1–1 draw. Germany defeated Portugal 3–1 to finish third. 
    Note : Argentina was the runner-up in football world cup 2014.

    69. The 2010 World Cup Football Tournament will be held in

    (1) France 
    (2) China
    (3) Germany 
    (4) South Africa
    Answer:
    69. (4) 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 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. Thirty-two teams were selected for participation via a worldwide qualification tournament that began in August 2007. In the final, Spain, the European champions, defeated third-time finalists the Netherlands 1–0 after extra time, with Andrés Iniesta’s goal in the 116th minute giving Spain their first world title, becoming the eighth nation to win the tournament, and the first European nation to win the tournament outside its home continent. 
    Note : 2018 FIFA World Cup It is scheduled to take place in Russia. Zabivaka, the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It means “the one who scores” in Russian, a very suitable name for this wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence.

    70. Ryder Cup is related with which sports ?

    (1) Football 
    (2) Golf
    (3) Badminton
    (4) Cricket
    Answer:
    70. (2) The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition, which is jointly administered by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the USA and Europe. It began following an exhibition match in 1926 between a team comprising American professionals against a similar one drawn from the British PGA on the East Course at Wentworth Club, in Surrey, England. The Ryder Cup is named after the English entrepreneur Samuel Ryder who originally donated the trophy.

    71. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal won the French Open, 2007 defeating

    (1) Stefan Edberg
    (2) Andy Roddick
    (3) Roger Federer
    (4) Fred Alexander
    Answer:
    71. (3) Rafael Nadal was the defending champion, and won in the final 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, against Roger Federer. In the 2007 and 2008 finals, Nadal had almost no trouble at all taking out the Swiss Maestro, especially in 2008 when he only lost four games.

    77. What was the mascot of the Second Asian Indoor games which were held at Macau sometime back ?

    (1) Miwiki 
    (2) Mei Mei
    (3) Chei Chei 
    (4) Chei Mei
    Answer:
    77. (2) The 2nd Asian Indoor Games were held in Macau, China from 26 October 2007 to 3 November 2007. Mei Mei was the official mascot of the games. The concept of “Mei Mei” was derived from the wild migratory black-faced spoonbills which come and perch in Macao every year. “Mei Mei” soars high into the sky, symbolizing that Macao opened new paths with endless innovative spirit, and also represented the youthful, boundless and ground-breaking force of the Asian Indoor Games. As this migratory bird has been chosen to be the mascot, “Mei Mei” not only showed her energy of flying high, but also encouraged Macao citizens to participate in the Macao 2007, 2nd Asian Indoor Games.

    78. Which of the following International Tennis Tournaments is held on grass court?

    (1) US Open
    (2) French Open
    (3) Wimbledon
    (4) Australian Open
    Answer:
    78. (3) Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered to be the biggest and the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the other three majors being the Australian Open, French Open and US Open. Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game’s original surface, which gave the game its original name of “lawn tennis”. Since 2001 the courts used for Wimbledon have been sown with 100% perennial ryegrass. Prior to 2001 a combination of 70% ryegrass and 30% Creeping Red Fescue was used. The change was made to improve durability and strengthen the sward to better withstand the increasing wear of the modern game.
    Note : The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open in May and June, Wimbledon in June and July, and the US Open in August and September. Each tournament is played over a period of two weeks. The Australian and United States tournaments are
    played on hard courts, the French on clay, and Wimbledon on grass. Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905.

    79. Which cricketer holds the record for scoring highest number of runs in a test match innings ?

    (1) Gary Sobers
    (2) Vivian Richards
    (3) Sunil Gavaskar
    (4) Brian Lara
    Answer:
    79. (4) Brian Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in firstclass cricket history. He also holds the record for the highest individual score in a test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004. He is the only batsman to have ever scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in first class games over the course of a senior career. Lara also holds the test record of scoring most number of runs in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 28 runs off an over by Robin Peterson of South Africa in 2003.

    80. The number of players in each side in Water Polo is

    (1) 7 
    (2) 9
    (3) 5 
    (4) 4
    Answer:
    80. (1) Water polo, or Water ball, is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals. Game play involves swimming, treading water (using a sort of kicking motion known as “eggbeater kick”), players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing the ball into a net defended by a goalie.

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