Thursday, July 28, 2005

MindSqueeze - 2

The Fortnightly Sports Quiz 1. During his teens, he was once arrested for armed robbery of a gas station. He had featured in the cover of Beatles's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", the Shangri-La album of Mark Knopfler and one of the Trans World Airlines commercials. Nicknamed "The Big Bear" he became the world champion in his sport in 1962. Identify. 2. Syed Kirmani has taken only one wicket in Test cricket. Who was the victim? 3. One of his earliest professions was that of a counter boy at one of the McDonalds outlets in Willingboro. He has acted in the films like Alien Hunter, Dirty Laundry etc. He also recorded a single called “Break It Up” with his own band. Identify this colorful individual who also has some contributions to the world of sports. 4. According to the official website of NBA, he wears size 22 basketball shoes, the largest in the NBA (along with Shaq). He financed the Zaire women's basketball team during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. In 1999, he won the seventh annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award, presented to athletes who excel and help others. He full name is also one of the longest in the history of NBA. Who am I talking about? 5. His father Jeff made his Test debut against India in 1964 at the Brabourne stadium. He also played his first Test against India at the Lords when India toured England in 2002. Who? 6. One of the greatest industrialists ever, he financed the entire Indian contingent to the Paris Olympiad in 1924 when lack of fund & sponsorship threatened India’s participation. Identify this great man. 7. In 1984 she became the first ever women’s gold medallist in one of the most prestigious events of the Olympic games when it was introduced for the first time for women. She has a building named after her at the Nike premises in Portland. Identify her. 8. This club is often referred to as the 'Garibaldi Reds', named after the Italian freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi who fought in red shirts and was very popular in Britain in the 2nd half of the 19th century. It is also believed that their charitable approach to the sport enabled teams like Arsenal to flourish. They donated their football kits to Arsenal, which is why the London side traditionally wears red. Identify the club. 9. He became the youngest ever world champion at the age of 24 in 1960 and held that record until 1985 when another legend broke that record. Nicknamed “The Magician from Riga”, one of his most celebrated achievements was winning the “Tournaments of Stars” in Montreal in 1979. Who am I talking about? 10. Overseas victories of India have often been associated with wicket-keeper debuts. Kiran More at Lords (86), Ajay Ratra at Port of Spain (01/02). Who made his debut at Leeds (86)? 11. This game was invented by Arthur Mosher Butts with the name “Lexico” and first appeared in 1938 in New York Times. The game became popular when Macy’s departmental store started selling them in the 50’s. How do we know the game today? 12. Winner of which event is awarded the “The Duchess of Kent Challenge Cup”? - Compiled by Saby


Blogger Ashwin Ramachandran said...

1) Sonny Liston

2) Azeem Hafeez

3) Carl Lewis

4) Dikembe Mutombo

5) Simon Jones

6) JRD Tata (I think)

7) Joan Benoit Samuelson (I think)

8) Nottingham Forest Football Club (Sorry I cheated on this. Did a google search :))

9) Mikhail Tal

10) Chandrakant Pandit

11) Crossword

12) Wimbledon Women's champion (Its usually the Duchees of Kent who presents the honor, but I'm not sure)

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