Sports Quiz 1

Some sports questions. Try them out. I was recently preparing for a Sports Quiz, and made some questions. The Quiz is quite easy.

Mail me the answers at – or add them as comments.

1. Who is the only Asian footballer ever to be named amongst the 10 Best Captains of the World, by the English FA in 1953?

2. Connect – Sergio Garcia, Fernando Torres and Hanley Ramirez.

3. What is the minimum age for competing in the Olympic Games?

4. What is the claim to fame of Arjun Bajpayee from Noida? (Obviously, with respect to sports)

5. What was first proposed by the Reverend Astley Cooper in 1891 and in 1928, Melville Marks Robinson of Canada was asked to organise it?

6. Which country did Canada beat in the Third Place Playoff Match in the 2010 Kabaddi World Cup?

7. How do we better know the footballer Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri? (Clue – Think 2010 FIFA World Cup)

8. Started by British football enthusiasts at Bombay in 1891, 1st Worcester Regiment was the winner in the inaugural year. Which football tournament?

9. Which sport was initially conceived by Ned Haig and David Sanderson, who were butchers from Melrose, Scotland as a fund-raising event for their local club, Melrose RFC, in 1883?

10. Which legendary Indian sportsperson won the National Championship in Clay Pigeon Trap and Skeet for 17 years in a row?



Quiz Time 1

Hi people,

Yes am back! FINALLY.

And this time I hope to keep going. What better way to start again than posting some questions. Give them a try 🙂

Answers can be added as comments or mailed to me at –

1. Which famous personality (not from the world of sports!), has been the Life President of Chelsea Football Club since 2008?

2. What was developed primarily by a young employee Tōru Iwatani, over a year, beginning in April 1979, employing a nine-man team?

3. Which scientist, was the first person from the Indian subcontinent to get a US Patent, in 1904?

4. This company was founded in 1884.  Their famous emblem — a cross in a shield — has been used since 1909. That year, the mother of founder Karl Elsener died and he named the company in her honor. In 1921, with the introduction of stainless steel into their products, the brand and name of the company became the present  _________. Simply name the company.

5. . It was pioneered by Dutch football club Ajax from 1969 to 1973, and by the Netherlands National Football Team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It was invented by Rinus Michels, “The General”, a famous Dutch football trainer/coach. What are we talking about?

6. Whose ashes were kept in the main branch of the State Bank of India in Cuttack since about 1950?

7. The mausoleum was commissioned by Nūr Jahān, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg, who had been given the title of _______________. Mirzā Ghiyās Beg was also the grandfather of Mumtāz Mahāl, the wife of emperor Shah Jahan. Fill in the blanks/Name the monument.

8. Which is the official language of Iran?

9. X is a Fijian word literally meaning “money” and now used as a a slang in the English language. Identify X.

10.  Built by Sher Shah Suri, X earned its name after the three princes of the Mughal dynasty – Bahadur Shah Zafar’s sons Mirza Mughal and Kizr Sultan and grandson Abu Bakr, were shot here by William Hodson on September 22, 1857 during the Mutiny of 1857. Name X.



MOD Quiz 2009 Notification

DELMONTE in association with MYSTIQUE TISSUES presents MOD QUIZ

Delhi’s First Inter School Quiz Festival being organized by MODERN SCHOOL VASANT VIHAR NEW DELHI

Event Conceptualized and Organized by Cradle Sports

There shall be two quizzes : General & India

Event Details

Date : July 24th & 25th 2009
Venue : Modern School Vasant Vihar

General Quiz

Date : 24th July
Time : 9:30 am onwards

Written Elimination Round followed by Semi Finals and Finals ( with Top 16 teams qualifying for the Semi Finals and subsequently the Top 8 teams make it to the finals)

TEAM SIZE :4 members



Date :25th July
Time: 8:30 am onwards

Written Elimination Round followed by a 8 or 10 team Final ( Semi Finals to be conducted if needed)
Team Size : 4 members

CASH PRIZES WORTH : Rs 50000 to be won

Entries can be mailed to MODQUIZ@CRADLESPORTS.COM or Posted to the Head Master ( Middle School),Modern School Vasant Vihar New Delhi

Entries can also be sent by Fax on 0120 2520803

For Further details
Contact : Arindam Bhattacharya : 9312600283
Shashank Kapoor : 9999008373

Cradle Sports Quiz Prelims – 16 January 2009

Here are the Prelims Questions from the Cradle Sports Quiz (Both School and Open), held on January 16, 2009 at Sirifort Auditorium.

Find out the answers yourself… And add them as comments 🙂

Cradle Sports Inter-School Quiz Prelims

Quizmaster: Parnab Mukherjee

Held on 16th January 2009

Venue: Sirifort Auditorium

School Quiz Prelims

1. Who played the lead in Christopher Nolan’s brilliant noir thriller Memento – which served as an inspiration for the Tamil and Hindi Ghajini?

2. His foray in the field of animation is eagerly awaited. A legend of Indian cinema, his real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. Who?

3. Which personality has been recently declared as FIFA Women’s Player of the Year?

4. Which recent Bollywood release features Akshay Kumar, Dimple Kapadia, Gulshan Grover, Rajpal Yadav and Lara Dutta?

5. Which Hollywood star is popularly called “Muscles from Brussels”?

6. According to Mahabharata who is the mother of Pandu?

7. Ljublana is the capital city of which nation?

8. If a person is said to have ‘Arachnophobia’, then what fear he is suffering from?

9. The relocated Tata Nano Plant has a central plant near Ahmedabad and an auxiliary plant in which state and which particular place?

10. Who is the current Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh?

11. In which town in India did Sant Kabir pass away?

12. Which floating island-lake in north-east is a home for the Sangai species?

13. Where in the world would you be in if you are shopping in Thamel?

14. What connects Joey Zawinul, Chile and Amitav Ghosh essay in the book “Dancing in Cambodia”?

15. He stays in Hyderabad, won the world championship and national championship within the last month. Who is he?

16. In which city did Bahadur Shah Zafar breathed his last?

17. Which well-known director’s animation debut is Hanuman Returns?

18. Which international retired sports celebrity manages Rafael Nadal’s career on behalf of IMG?

19. Proton Accelerator is also known as what in the field of science?

20. Peter Kenyon is the Managing Director of which international company?

21. Potti Sriramulu’s fast unto death and his passing away resulted in the creation of which state in India?

22. Who is considered as the religious head of the Ismaili sect of  Islam?

23. Robert Polet, the Chief Executive of which international giant remarked in a Fortune Asia interview: “We are not in the business of selling handbags. We are in the business of selling dreams”?

24. Which political party was formed by B.R. Ambedkar?

25. Who is the current president of Palestine?

26. Which legendary cricketer was recently removed as the COO of the Bangalore Royal Challengers team?

27. Fiesty forward of West Ham, he began a foundation for the disadvantaged children at Freetown in Sierra Leone. Can you name the EPL star?

Open Quiz Prelims

1. What connects the Amitabh Bachchan film Aalap, Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gayen Bagha Bayen and the great dance innovator Chandralekha?

2. In 1650, a pathway was created by Jahanara Begum connecting the Lahore Gate of a well-known monument with the Fatehpuri mosque. How is it known to us now?

3. In 1947, KM Munshi was appointed to a post in Hyderabad by the state of India. What was this post?

4. Which Scandinavian God’s name explains the origin of the nomenclature of nuclear reactor fuel?

5. Once known as a Mahapadma, it is India’s largest fresh water lake. Can you name the lake?

6. Youngest Son: Bilas Khan. Daughter’s Name: Saraswati. Son-in-law: Mishri Singh. His initial surname: Mishra. Can you name the Indian legend?

7. An architect of an early success in the field of Indian sports. His incomplete full name is Chandrakant Gulabrao. How do we know him better?

8. One of Sachin Tendulkar’s significant world records includes a century in Johannesburg in 1992 that replaced a long-standing record of a cricketing legend. I want to know the nickname of the legend whose record was broken?

9. If a tendon connects the muscle to a bone, then what connects a bone to a muscle?

10. Who is the current Chief Minister of Meghalaya?

11. Which Indian city is called “Venice of the East”?

12. Dense, Super-dense, Hyper-dense crush load are three classifications of what in India?

13. Where in the world would you be in if you are shopping at the Ima market?

14. If you translate the name – it would be called Fruit of India. The name in Arabic is how we know it as. What is the name I am referring to?

15. He stays in Hyderabad, won the world championship and national championship within the last month. Who is he?

16. Which former India opener is the Director of Operations of the Chennai Super Kings?

17. Brahmaputra different trajectories take independent names as it flows along. Two of the names are Tsang Po and Siong. Name the other two.

18. If CNN-IBN is “Whatever It Takes”, then which international brand would be “All it takes”?

19. India’s first mobile telephone call was made to Sukh Ram – the then Telecom minister on August 23, 1995. Who made the call?

20. In 1988, the Goa Postal division opened a landmark post office whose name begins with the word Dakshin. Where was the post office and what was it called?

21. Potti Sriramulu’s fast unto death and his passing away resulted in the creation of which state in India?

22. In the field of psychology, a recent trend has been to de-mystify the medical advances of the illness called BPD. How do we know BPD better as?

23. With which 1985 Dev Anand film did Tabu make her debut in Bollywood?

24. The Central Police Forces or CPFS comprises of the following companies: Central Industrial Security Force, National Security Guard, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Reserve Police Force, Assam Rifles and SSB. What does SSB stand for?

25. Khalid Hosseini’s latest book A Thousand Splendid Suns takes its title from the lines of a 17th century Persian legend who wrote: “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, /Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” Can you name the poet?

26. His real name is Paul David Hewson. He was briefly christened as The Mother Teresa of Abandoned Songs. How do we know him better?

27. Directed by Govind Nihalani, this Hindi film features animation and stars Kitu Gidwani, Joy Sengupta, Aly Khan and is based on a play by Manjula Padmanbhan. Can you name the film?

Please note that – Some of the questions were current affairs when the quiz was held!

Signing off,


Essay-Paragraph-Group Discussion Topics

I had gone for this competition (The Y Kumar Award for International Understanding) in January-February 2009, and here are the topics which were given for the Essay Writing, Paragraph Writing and Group Discussions. Feel free to comment or give your opinion on any of the following!


Y Kumar Award for International Understanding 2009

Essay Writing Topics


  • Choose any one topic for your essay.
  • There is no word limit for the essay.
  1. To create the future we have to unlearn the past.
  2. Coalitions are good/bad for democratic health.
  3. Education is the most powerful weapon with which we can change the world – Nelson Mandela.
  4. The bonds that unite us are much stronger than the walls that separate us. Comment.
  5. Modern Societies must do away with the stereotyping of gender. Comment.
  6. Is a sense of well-being and security a thing of the past? Whose responsibility is it to ensure a safe world?
  7. What do you think should be the role of the media in the contemporary world?
  8. Barack Obama’s election has raised hope all over the world. What are the challenges he faces?
  9. Globalization will lead to a peaceful world when it is based on the principle of the survival of the weakest rather than the fittest. Discuss.
  10. Inequality and Injustice are the basic causes behind Terrorism and War in the world.
  11. The Global Economic Meltdown has once again proved that no country is immune to the vagaries of Capitalism. Comment.
  12. The One Change I would like to see in 2009……..

Paragraph Writing

Write a short note of about 75 Words on any three of the following:

  1. Consumerism
  2. Fundamentalism
  3. Racism
  4. Terrorism
  5. Martin Luther King Junior
  6. Ho Chi Minh
  7. Mao Zedong
  8. Che Guevara
  9. BR Ambedkar
  10. Censorship
  11. Cloning
  12. Auschwitz
  13. Nobel Prize

Group Discussion Topics

  1. Censorship
  2. Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world – Nelson Mandela.
  3. Inequality and Injustice are the basic causes behind Terrorism and War in the world.

To download the PDF click here

More about this event later 🙂

Signing off,


CORE 2008 Archives

Another set of archives:

CORE 2008 was organised by DPS Dwarka on 10th December 2008. It was  held for the first time. I enjoyed this fest as it was organised very well by the CORE Team (Except the Last round in the quiz and the distribution of refreshments!). Also, I had a double victory here – Finished 2nd in both the Quiz and the Crossword 🙂 Here are the archives, which includes:

Click on the links below to download.

1. Quiz Prelims – Some interesting questions including “Whats 6×9=?”. This time I got it correct 🙂 Figure out the Answers yourself :-), as I have not added them.

2. Quiz Finals

3. Crossword

PDF Version

Our score was 15, tied with MSM. But they won because they had got more starred clues correctly….


4. Creative Event Details

PDF Version

Creative Event Details

Enjoy 🙂

All credits are due to the CORE team.

Signing off,


Tickle Your Grey Cells

Okay Here I have a brain teaser for all of you:

Two batsmen are on 94 not out each. Both are on the crease. Three balls are left in the match. Seven runs to win. Both finish on 100 not out.


Leave your answer as a comment.

I am sure there are various technical possibilities to this.

Signing off,