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PowerPoint PresentationBalls
Balls
Scheme
(name, place, animal, thing)
Next 12 – 10 - passing
Answers at the end!
Balls
Note
1. This is a quiz on Indian Politics, Hindi Films, and Indian Cricket.
2. This quiz was conducted on Oct 12, 2008 under the aegis of the BCQC by J. Ramanand.
8. License Note: you are free to share and reuse these questions provided you clearly attribute the questions to the author. In particular, the facts in these questions are in the public domain but in the case where you are re-using the framing of the question, the author requests the courtesy of due credit!
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Q01
Identify
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Q02
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Q03
Harpodoron Nehereus
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Q04
+ Greek for “oil”
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Q05
M.J.Gopalan was a Test cricketer who also played Hockey for India at the highest level.
M. K. Gopalan Trophy was introduced as a trophy between which two teams?
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Q06
Hint: he is well known in another field these days
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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14 – Eng – Lord’s – 22 Jun 1946
35 – Pak – Calcutta – 12 Dec 1952
00 – Eng – Manchester – 20 Jul 1946
06 – Pak – Karachi – 26 Feb 1955
29 – WI – Calcutta – 31 Dec 1948
17 – WI – Port of Spain – 19 Feb 1953
05 – Eng – Manchester – 20 Jul 1946
41 - Eng – Bombay – 14 Dec 1951
00 –Eng – Bombay – 14 Dec 1951
00* - WI – Bridgetown – 7 Feb 1953
Note: the dates indicate beginning of the Test
Who is common to this list and why?
Q07
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Q08
In the Ranji Trophy, what is common only to the following teams w.r.t something they did at the beginning of the associated season?
UP (52-53)
Rajputana (52-53)
MP (52-53)
Holkar (52-53)
Railways (75-76)
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Q09
He made his domestic 1st class debut in 75-76 against the Rest of India at Nagpur. He scored 110, which included several sixes off the likes of Bishen Bedi.
Who and how was this debutant personally affected as a result?
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Q10
Y: Carl Hooper
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Q11
What achievement is common to these teams in the following years? (not an exhaustive list)
East Zone – 1949, 1979
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Q12
South Africa’s 1st tour to India was hastily arranged after their reinstatement. Why was there a gap in the Indian international playing calendar, such that South Africa could step in?
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Q13
Connect
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Q14
In the Sahara Cup 1998, this player was asked to replace Jatin Paranjpe who was injured after the first three matches. However, the replacement could not be contacted since he was away on holiday. As a result he missed the 4th game. Eventually, the player was reached and rushed to Toronto, where he featured in the last game.
The question: who was the player and why was he not picked to be part of the initial squad for the Sahara Cup?
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Q15
Chandu Borde, Polly Umrigar, K.N.Prabhu are among those who “contributed” in a certain way.
This has led to something being commemorated on
3 February annually, particularly at Eden Gardens
What?
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Q16
In 1974, a home Test vs WI was to be played at Delhi
Captain Pataudi and VC Gavaskar were both unfit
On the eve of the Test, Board Vice President Ram Prakash Mehra made an announcement about the next captain.
This was a potential ‘first’
But the next day, Venkat made captain!
Who was earlier announced as captain and what first would it have been?
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Answers
Cooch-Behar (a domestic trophy for junior cricket)
Ajit Agarkar (the Bombay Duck)
Vaseline, which became controversial during an English Test tour of India when Bishen Bedi accused John Snow of using it to tamper with the ball
Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka (then Ceylon)
Rajdeep Sardesai
Vinoo Mankad; played in all 11 positions in a Test
Changed their zones (The first four moved to the newly created Central Zone from their respective zones; Railways joined later)
Dilip Vengsarkar, who was nicknamed “Colonel” after C.K.Nayudu because Nagpur was Nayudu’s hometown and the knock reminded people of him
A quiz by J.Ramanand Oct 12, ‘08
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Defeated touring Test teams in first-class matches
The Pakistan ODI tour was called off after Shiv Sainiks dug up the Wankhede pitch
“Now or Never” and “Never take a backward step” were coined by psychologist Sandy Gordon as Indian team mottos for the 2003 World Cup and the Test Tour of Australia; the Aus. Emblem features the emu and kangaroo who are said to be unable to move backwards