Sports GK Questions Quiz-5

Sports GK Questions Quiz-5

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

    81. Which sports person is nick named Dennis the Menace ?

    (1) Andre Agassi
    (2) Jim Courier
    (3) Pete Samprass
    (4) John McNroe
    81. (3) Basketball player Dennis Rodman was nicknamed ‘Dennis the Menace.’ He was nicknamed “The Worm” and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Pete Sampras was sometimes called a menace to the game because he was boring and too dominating. He won a record 14 Grand Slam single titles and had seven Wimbledon and five U.S. open wins in a storied 15-year career.

    82. The finalist of the AFC Challenge Cup 2008 were

    (1) India and Myanmar
    (2) India and Tajakistan
    (3) D.P.R.K. and Tajakistan
    (4) Myanmar and D.P.R.K.
    82. (2) The 2008 AFC Challenge Cup football tournament was hosted by India and played from July 30 to August 13, 2008. India won the final against Tajikistan. India won the match 4-1. India was also the winner of the fair play award and the India captain Baichung Bhutia won the most valuable player award.

    83. The maximum number of goals scored by India in the history of international hockey tournaments were in 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles when it beat USA by 

    (1) 26 – 0 
    (2) 24 – 1
    (3) 22 – 0 
    (4) 20 – 0
    83. (2) India beat USA 24-1 in the final to win their second gold medal. Certain American newspapers had suggested that in order to make it a contest, the Indians ought to play left-handed or wear snow shoes. The lone American goal was scored by Bodlington.

    84. Eden Garden (Kolkata) is associated with

    (1) Basket Ball 
    (2) Football
    (3) Cricket 
    (4) Hockey
    84. (3) Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata, India. It is the home of the Bengal cricket team and the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders, as well as being a venue for Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International matches. The largest cricket stadium in India and second-largest in the world by seating capacity, it is widely acknowledged to be the most iconic cricket stadium in India. Eden Gardens has been called “cricket’s answer to the Colosseum”.

    85. Indira Gandhi Cup is associated with

    (1) Basketball 
    (2) Football
    (3) Boxing 
    (4) Cricket
    85. (3) Indira Gandhi cup is associated with Boxing while Indira Gandhi gold cup is associated with hockey.

    86. The highest number of medals in the Beijing Olympics was won by

    (1) China 
    (2) USA
    (3) Germany 
    (4) Britain
    86. (2) An unprecedented 86 countries won at least one medal during the Games. Chinese athletes won the most gold medals, with 51, and 100 medals altogether, while the United States had the most total medals with 110. American swimmer Michael Phelps broke the records for most gold medals in one Olympics and for most career gold medals by winning eight swimming events.
    Note : Presently, the US continues to maintain its rank as the number one performer in the Olympics
    after winning the highest number of medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics (121 total; 46 Gold). China
    (70) and Great Britain (67) won the second and third highest number of medals at the Rio Olympics.
    Michael Fred Phelps the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. At the 2016
    Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and a silver. Nickname-”The Baltimore Bullet” &”Flying Fish”

    87. The venue for the XXX Olympic Games is

    (1) London 
    (2) Toronto
    (3) Liverpool 
    (4) Las Vegas
    87. (1) The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic  Games, asgoverned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It took place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to Paris’s 50.

    88. The Commonwealth Games 2010 will be held in

    (1) Bengaluru 
    (2) Delhi
    (3) Sydney 
    (4) Jamaica
    88. (2) The 2010 Commonwealth Games (officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games), was a multi-sport event held in Delhi, India from 3 to 14 October 2010. It was the first time that India hosted the Commonwealth Games and the second time it was held in Asia after Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. Host nation India finished second in the table for the very first time in Commonwealth Games history with a tally of 38 golds and 101 medals overall. 

    89. The three medals that Indians won in the Beijing Olympics were in

    (1) Shooting, Boxing and Wrestling
    (2) Shooting, Boxing and Archery
    (3) Shooting, Wrestling and Tennis
    (4) Shooting, Boxing and Hockey
    89. (1) India competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. On 11 August 2008, Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in the men’s 10 m air rifle shooting event. In doing so, he won the first ever individual gold medal for India, and the first medal in any event for India at the Beijing Games. Sushil Kumar won the second ever wrestling medal for India, the first being the bronze earned by Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Vijender Kumar won a bronze medal in the middleweight boxing category, having lost in the semifinals. This was India’s first-ever Olympic medal in boxing. The 2008 Beijing Olympics saw the best ever performance by an Indian contingent, in terms of the number of medals. They won three medals in all (one gold and two bronze medals), surpassing the two silvers by Norman Pritchard in 1900 Paris Olympics and the gold and bronze medals won by the Indian field hockey team and Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav respectively, at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. 
    Note : At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazila, India got silver to badminton player P.
    V. Sindhu in the women’s singles, and a bronze to freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik in the women’s 58 kg. In Paralympics 2016, India won 4 medals won (2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze).

    90. Who lost the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Final, 2008 to India?

    (1) Myanmar 
    (2) Sri Lanka
    (3) Pakistan 
    (4) Tajikistan
    90. (4) The 2008 AFC Challenge Cup football tournament was hosted by India and played from July 30 to August 13, 2008. India won the final against Tajikistan.

    91. Who won the U.S. Open Tennis Men’s Singles in August 2008?

    (1) Roger Federer
    (2) Rafael Nadal
    (3) Mahesh Bhupati
    (4) None of the above
    91. (1) The men’s defending champion, Roger Federer, won the US Open for a fifth consecutive time. In 2008, Federer won one Grand Slam singles title at the US Open over Briton Andy Murray. Federer was defeated by Nadal in two Grand Slam finals, at the French Open, and at Wimbledon, when he was going for six straight wins to break Bjorn Borg’s record.
    Note : In 2016 Novak Djokovic was the defending champion, but lost in the final to Stan Wawrinka.

    92. Who is named as the Flying Sikh of India ?

    (1) Mohinder Singh
    (2) Ajit Pal Singh
    (3) Joginder Singh
    (4) Milkha Singh
    92. (4) Milkha Singh also known as Milky Singh is an Indian athlete, who represented India in the 1960
    Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He is nicknamed The Flying Sikh. Milkha Singh represented India in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, where his inexperience showed. Thereaf ter, he won gold medals in both the 200m and 400m events at the 1958 Asian Games, clocking 21.6 seconds and 47 seconds respectively. He progressed to win a gold medal in the 400m competition at the 1958 Cardiff Commonwealth Games, with a time of 46.16 seconds. This latter achievement made him the first gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games from independent India. Subsequently, he competed in Pakistan and his successes there earned him the nickname of The Flying Sikh.

    93. The French Open, 2009 Men’s Singles was won by

    (1) Roger Federer
    (2) Rafael Nadal
    (3) Bob Bryan
    (4) Katarina Srebotnik
    93. (1) In the French Open 2009 men’ singles competition, Rafael Nadal was the defending champion but lost in the fourth round to Robin Soderling. This was Nadal’s first ever defeat at the French Open, having won the title in all four of his previous appearances. To date, it remains Nadal’s only loss at Roland-Garros. Roger Federer beat Soderling in the final 6–1, 7– 6(7–1), 6–4 to win Roland-Garros for the first time, and complete the career Grand Slam. 
    Note : In 2016 Novak Djokovic won his first French Open title, defeating Murray in the final.

    94. Asia Cup, 2008 final was played between

    (1) India and Sri Lanka
    (2) Pakistan and India
    (3) Sri Lanka and Pakistan
    (4) Bangladesh and India
    94. (1) Cricket’s 2008 Asia Cup (also called STAR Cricket Asia Cup) took place in Pakistan in June 2008. The six teams which took part in the tournament were Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UAE. This was the first Asia Cup hosted by Pakistan. Sri Lanka won the final against India by 100 runs.

    95. China has hosted the

    (1) XXIX Olympic Games
    (2) XXVIII Olympic Games
    (3) XXVII Olympic Games
    (4) XXX Olympic Games
    95. (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.

    96. Who among the following captured his third consecutive National Billiards title in the year 2009 ?

    (1) Pankaj Advani
    (2) Devendra Joshi
    (3) Geet Sethi
    (4) Dhruv Sitawala
    96. (1) Pankaj Advani won the National billiards Championship by scoring a stunning 5-4 victory over Geet Sethi in a nerve-wracking final. Trailing 2-3 at one stage, a resilient Advani came back well to claim his third consecutive national title. Advani defeated Sethi 42-150, 154-27, 0-152, 152-0, 11-150, 91-150, 150- 15, 150-63, 151-12 in the best of 9 games final in a two-hour-long encounter. He also won the World Professional Billiards title (WPBSA) held at Leeds in 2009, registering a comprehensive win against the defending and nine-time champion Mike Russell.

    97. Which of the following statements is incorrect ?

    (1) The next Commonwealth Games in 2010 are scheduled to be held at New Delhi
    (2) The next Asian Games in 2010 are scheduled to be held at Bangkok
    (3) The next World Cup Football is scheduled to be held in 2010 in South Africa
    (4) The first-ever Afro-Asian Games were held in 2003 at Hyderabad
    97. (2) The 2010 Asian Games, also known as the XVI Asiad, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to 27, 2010. Guangzhou was the second Chinese city to host the Games, after Beijing in 1990. A total of 9,704 athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 476 events from 42 sports and disciplines (28 Olympic sports and 14 non-Olympic sports), making it the largest event in the history of the Games.

    98. Which among the following countries is to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games ?

    (1) India 
    (2) China
    (3) Malaysia 
    (4) Japan
    98. (1) The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games, were held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. A total of 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games to date. It was also the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. It was the first time that the Commonwealth Games were held in India and the second time it was held in Asia after Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. The official mascot of the Games was Shera and the official song of the Games, “Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto”, was composed by celebrated Indian musician A.R. Rahman.

    99 Serena Williams is one of the top ranked sportswomen of

    (1) Badminton 
    (2) Shooting
    (3) Tennis 
    (4) Chess
    99. (3) Serena Jameka Williams is a professional American tennis player. The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. Already regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, her 30 Grand Slam titles ties her for eighth on the all-time list: 15 in singles, 13 in women’s doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously (‘02–’03) and only the fifth woman ever to do so. Her total of 15 Grand Slam singles titles is sixth on the all-time list, and fourth in the open era, behind Steffi Graf (22 titles) and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova (18 titles each).

    100. Which country has won the Hopman Cup recently ?

    (1) Spain 
    (3) Great Britain 
    100. (1) The Hopman Cup is an annual international team indoor hardcourt tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia in early January (sometimes commencing in late December) each year, which plays mixed teams on a country by country basis. It is also known as the ITF World Mixed Team Championships. The Hopman Cup XXII was held in Perth, Australia, in 2010. Spain won their third title, defeating Great Britain in the final 2–1. Slovakia were the defending champions, but were not invited to participate in 2010, whilst Kazakhstan qualified for the event by winning the Asian Hopman Cup.

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