Friday, September 09, 2005

MindSqueeze-4 : Answers

The Fortnightly Sports Quiz 1. This event was introduced at the 1936 Berlin Olympics games at the special request of Hitler. Though known to the ancient Greek, German and Roman citizens as Urania, Harpaston and Fangballspiel respectively, the modern form of the sport is believed to have started by Holger Nielsen in 1898. Max Heiser, Karl Schelenz and Erich Konigh from Germany defined the rules of the game in 1917. Croatia and Denmark were the Men’s and Women’s champions respectively in the 2004 Olympics games. Which sports? Ans: Handball 2. What is believed to have originated at the Newport Casino, Newport, R.I., in August 1881 and continued to be held there for next 34 years? Ans: US Open 3. It was built by the Ballast Wiltsher PLC in 1996. The original site was changed following an objection from the adjacent Nissan car plant. It is modelled after the “Estádio da Luz” in Portugal. This was built on top of a coal mine where thousands of local people worked in the past and gets its name from the giant “Davy Lamp” located in front of the box office near it. The sign at the entrance to it reads “Into The _______” which happens to be the sign at the exit to the main elevator of the Monkwearmouth Colliery as well. What am I talking about? Ans: Stadium of Light (Home of Sunderland) 4. What connects the pairs “Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge”, “Ken Flach and Robert Seguso “ and “Helen Wills Moody and Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman” apart from the fact that they have all won US Open Doubles Championships? Ans: They have all won gold medal at the Olympic games 5. Which international cricketer is nicknamed Virgil? Ans: Michael Vaughan 6. They are an elite group of 4 who have won the US open on all three surfaces (namely Grass, Clay and Hard) as part of doubles, mixed doubles or singles. Three of them are Betty Stove, Rosemary Casals and Jimmy Connors. Who is the other? Ans: Billie Jean King 7. When Roger Bannister became the first man to run the Mile in less than four minutes, a person named Norris McWhirter kept the times. Later he went on to create/start something which is now available in almost all countries across the world. What? Ans: Guinness Book of World Records 8. This legendary tennis player won the US open 6 times in a row between 1920 & 1925. Strangely enough he defeated the same opponent, William M. Johnston, in all these finals. He was also the last player before John McEnroe to have won the US open title 3 times in a row. Who am I talking about? Ans: Bill Tilden 9. “To Be Honest with You“ is the autobiography of which Olympics gold medallist whose urine also contained metabolites of a banned substance in 1988 but unlike Ben Johnson he was not stripped off his medal? Ans: Linford Christie (Gold Medallist in 1992) 10. Along with Maureen Connolly, he is going to be inducted to the “US Open Court of Champions” on 11th September 2005. He also holds the record of for most consecutive US Open Finals appearances (8 times) along with another person who happens to be the answer of question number 8? Ans: Ivan Lendl 11. If Barclays Bank sponsors the English Premier League, which company owned by an Indian business house, sponsors the Rugby Super League? Ans: Tetley (Now a part of the TATA Group) 12. “Gens Una Sumus” (We are One Family) is the motto of which organization? Ans: FIDE MindSqueeze - 5 will be published on 23rd September - Compiled by Saby


Blogger Mridula said...

My my, this was a tough quiz for me.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Gameboys said...

This was indeed tough! I knew the answers to only three of 12...
- Nanda Kishore

12:07 AM  
Blogger unsui said...

I liked the "Gens Una Sumus” thats quite a contrast knowing number of breakaway events have happened in Chess after Bobby Fischer Refused to defend his World Title
First Kaspy had break away faction then 96' Chship was a Sham with undue advantage to Karpov & now Already allegations are thrown on Topalov's win :-(

12:15 AM  

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