GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Do you know which Indian (Mumbai) wicketkeeper represented West Indies?
Options:
  1. Nayan Mongia
  2. Vinayak Samant
  3. Partiv Patel
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Mumbai wicketkeeper Vinayak Samant represented West Indies. Very few people know that Vinayak Samant fielded for West Indies against Australia during the 2006 Champions Trophy at the Brabourne Stadium. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  Who is the only bowler to have got the wicket off the 0th ball of his T20I career?
Options:
  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Steven Smith
  3. Stuart Broad
  4. Kevin Pietersen

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Virat Kohli is the only bowler to have got the wicket off the 0th ball of his T20I career. Virat Kohli dismissed Kevin Pietersen off his very first delivery in T20 Internationals at Manchester in 2011. The ball was called a wide so it was not a legitimate delivery. Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who is the first 'women grandmaster' in chess in India?
Options:
  1. Koneru Humpy
  2. S.Vijayalakshmi
  3. Eesha Karavade
  4. Tania Sachdev

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi (born 25 March 1979) is an Indian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster, the first female player in her country to achieve these titles. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Who was the only player to score a World Cup goals in his teens, his twenties as well as his thirties?
Options:
  1. Zinedine Zidane
  2. Pele
  3. Johan Cruyff
  4. Loinel Messi

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the men's national teams of the members of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when the competition was cancelled due to World War II. Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona & the Argentina national team. Lionel Messi has the second-most goals scored (100) of all time in the European Cup and UEFA Champions League. He was also the only player to score a World Cup goals in his teens, his twenties as well as his thirties. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  Shaminda Eranga achieved the unique distinction of taking a wicket in the first over of his Test, T20I and ODI debut. Which country he represented?
Options:
  1. India
  2. West Indies
  3. Pakistan
  4. Sri Lanka

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Shaminda Eranga achieved the unique distinction of taking a wicket in the first over of his Test, T20I and ODI debut Shaminda Eranga dismissed Gautam Gambhir in his first over on his T20 International debut. He dismissed Brad Haddin on his debut ODI debut again in his first over. In Tests Australian Shane Watson was dismissed in Eranga's first ever over. Discuss this in Forums

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6:  In which test Mark Craig is the only person to hit a six off his first ball in Test cricket?
Options:
  1. 2014 Jamaica Test
  2. 2010 Durban Test
  3. 2013 Bloemfontein Test
  4. 2012 Cape Town Test

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Mark Craig is the only person to hit a six off his first ball in Test cricket. Mark Craig hit his first ball of Test cricket for a six off Suleiman Benn over long-off in the 2014 Jamaica Test. This is the only instance in Test cricket. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Which of the following Football team occupies the second position according to the FIFA Football World Cup table (Taking all matches into account)?
Options:
  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Netherlands
  4. Argentina

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games.The World Cup champions Germany, with four titles, occupies the second position according to the FIFA Football World Cup table (Taking all matches into account) .The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the men's national teams of the members of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when the competition was cancelled due to World War II. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  What is unique about India's 99th Test cricketer Rusi Surti's highest Test score?
Options:
  1. His Test score was 0 in the final match
  2. His highest Test score was 100 in the final match
  3. His highest Test score was 99.
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

India's 99th Test cricketer Rusi Surti's highest Test score was 99. Rusi Surti was the first Indian cricketer to play the Sheffield Shield (Australia's domestic competition) from India. He played 26 Tests for India & was the 99th Indian Test cricketer. His highest score was 99! Discuss this in Forums

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9:  Who was the second youngest Grandmaster in chess in the World?
Options:
  1. P. Harikrishna
  2. Ramanathan Krishnan
  3. Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu
  4. Tania Sachdev

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

On June 23rd, 2018 India's Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa became the 2nd youngest chess grandmaster in history. He acquired his final prerequisite (3rd Grandmaster norm) at the 4th ad Gredine Open by defeating his 8th round opponent, 18-year-old Grandmaster Luca Moroni Jr. of Italy. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  Who was the only Indian batsman & member from the 100 Test club not to play a World Cup game?
Options:
  1. VVS Laxman
  2. Yusuf Pathan
  3. Sanjay Bangar
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

VVS Laxman only Indian member from the 100 Test club not to play a World Cup game. VVS Laxman is the only Indian cricketer from the 100-Test club not to play a single World Cup game. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  The 1939 Timeless Durban Test was played for 9 days and yet there was no result. Which were the two teams?
Options:
  1. Australia and South Africa
  2. Australia and England
  3. South Africa and Australia
  4. South Africa and England

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The 1939 Timeless Durban Test was played for 9 days and yet there was no result. The fifth Test between South Africa and England was played in 1939 in Durban for nine days. Needing 696 for a win in the fourth innings, England were 654 for 5. The English team had to catch their ship hence didn't go for the target. Nine days, & no result! Discuss this in Forums

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12:  How many players play in each team in the Basket Ball sport on the court?
Options:
  1. 9
  2. 7
  3. 6
  4. 5

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Each NBA team is allowed to have up to 12 players "active" per game and, on the lower levels, more than that. 5 players are on the court while playing a basketball game. In the NBA, a maximum of 12 players can play in one game. Basketball is played with two teams, with 5 players from each team on the court at one time. Basketball is a team sport in which ten players, five on a side, opposing one another on a rectangular court, have in play the primary objective to shoot a basketball. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Who became the first player in the Football World Cup history to be sent off on two different occasions?
Options:
  1. Alexandre Song
  2. Dimitri Song
  3. Billong Bahanag
  4. Rigobert Song

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Rigobert Song Bahanag is a Cameroonian former footballer and current football coach. He was a member of the Cameroon national team . With 137 appearances, Song also holds the record of the most capped player in the history of the Cameroon national team and has played in four World Cups, in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010. He also became the first player in the Football World Cup history to be sent off on two different occasions Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Who was the third youngest Grandmaster in chess in the World?
Options:
  1. Nodirbek Abdusattorov
  2. Luca Moroni Jr
  3. Anatoli Kaspaov
  4. Magnus Carlsen

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

There is a star whose light is shining extremely bright in the chess world, and his name is Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan. On October 29th, 2017, at the 24th Chigorin Memorial chess tournament, he became the 2nd youngest chess Grandmaster in history at the age of 13 years, 1 month, and 11 days. Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Who was the first batsman to be dismissed leg-before by the third umpire in the international Cricket?
Options:
  1. Sachin Tendulkar
  2. Glenn Maxwell
  3. James Faulkner
  4. Shoaib Malik

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Shoaib Malik is the first batsman to be dismissed leg-before by the third umpire. Shoaib Malik became the first batsman to be dismissed leg-before by the third umpire in the opening match of the Champions Trophy 2002 game against Sri Lanka. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Who was the only wicketkeeper to have exactly 999 dismissals in the international Cricket history?
Options:
  1. Adam Gillchrist
  2. Kumar Sangakara
  3. Mark Boucher
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Mark Boucher has 999 victims in international cricket and 1 Test wicket. Mark Boucher has 555 dismissals - 532 catches and 19 stumpings - in Test cricket. The South African 'keeper has 435 dismissals - 403 catches & 32 stumpings in ODIs. He has 18 catches and 1 stumping in T20 Internationals. The total comes to 999 dismissals at the international level. His only Test wicket is West Indies' Dwayne Bravo. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  Who was the first & youngest Grandmaster in chess in the World?
Options:
  1. Sergey Karjakin
  2. Nodirbek Abdusattorov
  3. Viswanthan Anand
  4. Parimarjan Negi

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin is a Russian chess grandmaster. A chess prodigy, he holds the record for the world's youngest ever grandmaster, having qualified for the title at the age of 12 years and 7 months. Karjakin learned to play chess at the age of 5. Karjakin won the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship, and the Norway Chess tournament in 2013 and 2014. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  Which of the following Football team occupies the third lowest position according to the FIFA Football World Cup table (Taking all matches into account)?
Options:
  1. East Africa
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. DR Congo
  4. Haiti

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

According to the FIFA Football World Cup table (Taking all matches into account), Haiti occupies the third lowest position. Haiti has one of the longest football traditions in the region and were the second Caribbean team to make the World Cup. It was their only appearance in 1974, and were beaten in the opening group stage by its other three teams, who were Italy, Poland, and Argentina. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Which of the following Indian athletes is nicknamed the 'Payyoli Express'?
Options:
  1. K. M. Beenamol
  2. Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
  3. P. T. Usha
  4. Shiny Abraham

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, popularly known as P. T. Usha, is a retired Indian track and field athlete. She has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the "queen of Indian track and field". P. T. Usha's best moment came at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. At the final, she came fourth, at 55.42 seconds, falling behind the eventual bronze medalist by 1/100th of a second. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  How many times have Brazil been champion in the World Cup final in the history?
Options:
  1. five times
  2. eight times
  3. six times
  4. seven times

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina, France and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England and Spain with one title each. The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the men's national teams of the members of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when the competition was cancelled due to World War II. The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games Discuss this in Forums

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