GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  When did the very first official Mascot of the FIFA Football World Cup introduced by FIFA?
Options:
  1. 1962
  2. 1958
  3. 1970
  4. 1966

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Willie,a lion, a typical symbol of the United Kingdom, wearing a Union Flag jersey with the words "WORLD CUP". Designed by freelance children's book illustrator Reg Hoye. Bill Titcombe made a comic strip about the character. In 2014 Lonnie Donegan Jr. re-recorded the campaign song originally sung by his father Lonnie Donegan. Willie,a lion, was the very first official Mascot of the FIFA Football World Cup introduced by FIFA in England,1966. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  Who became the first President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), when it was formed in December 1928?
Options:
  1. Hamidullah Khan
  2. Gauri Shanker
  3. Anthony de Mello
  4. R. E. Grant Govan

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India is the highest post at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which runs Cricket in India.In 1912, an all-India cricket team visited England for the first time, sponsored and captained by Gauri Shanker. R E Grant Grovan was elected as its first president and Anthony de Mello as secretary, when it was formed in December 1928 Discuss this in Forums

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3:  Who is the only cricketer to remain retired not out in international cricket?
Options:
  1. Sunil Gavaskar
  2. Gordon Greenidge
  3. Desmond Haynes
  4. Kapil Dev

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Gordon Greenidge is the only cricketer to remain retired not out in international cricket. In the 1983 Barbados Test against India, Gordon Greenidge retired out on 154 to rush home to visit his ailing daughter. Two days later his daughter died and it was unanimously decided that Greenidge should be made retired not out. This is the only such instance in international cricket. Discuss this in Forums

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4:  Who became the second player in the Football World Cup history to be sent off on two different occasions?
Options:
  1. Zinedine Zidane
  2. Placido Galindo
  3. Gyorgy Sarosi
  4. Alcides Ghiggia

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Placido Galindo was the first player to be sent off in a World Cup match, on 18 June 1998 when five players received a red card across two different first round matches. Zinedine Zidane replicated this in 1998 and 2006. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  Who was the first Indian-born cricketer to play the Sheffield Shield competition from India?
Options:
  1. Ajit Wadekar
  2. Chandu Borde
  3. Saleem Durani
  4. Rusi Surti

Answer: Option4

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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6:  Who was the first captain of the Indian National Football Team in Independent India?
Options:
  1. P. K. Banerjee
  2. Sailen Manna
  3. Sarangapani Raman
  4. Talimeran Ao

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The 1948 London Olympics was India's first major international tournament, where a predominately barefooted Indian team lost 2-1 to France, failing to convert two penalties. The Indian team was greeted and appreciated by the crowd for their sporting manner.The French had been given a run for their money & that, too, by the barefooted Indians!, the British media expressed. At a press conference, shortly after, the Indians were asked why they played barefooted. The ever witty then Indian captain Talimeren Ao said, "Well, you see, we play football in India, whereas you play BOOTBALL!" which was applauded by the British. The next day, that comment was splashed in the newspapers of London. Sarangapani Raman scored the only goal for India in that match and thus the first Indian international goal ever in the Olympics. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  What was the of the name of the very first official Mascot of the FIFA Football World Cup?
Options:
  1. Willie
  2. Juanito
  3. Gauchito
  4. Tip and Tap

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Willie, a lion, a typical symbol of the United Kingdom, wearing a Union Flag jersey with the words "WORLD CUP". Designed by freelance children's book illustrator Reg Hoye. Bill Titcombe made a comic strip about the character. In 2014 Lonnie Donegan Jr. re-recorded the campaign song originally sung by his father Lonnie Donegan Discuss this in Forums

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8:  Which of the following Test was was the longest (in terms of days) but produced no result in Test cricket history?
Options:
  1. 1930 Timeless Johannesburg Test
  2. 1939 Timeless Durban Test
  3. 1939 Timeless Bloemfontein Test
  4. 1938 Timeless Cape Town Test

Answer: Option2

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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9:  Who was the first Indian-born cricketer to play Test cricket?
Options:
  1. Gordon Greenidge
  2. Bransby Cooper
  3. Mark Craig
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Bransby Cooper was the first Indian-born cricketer to play Test cricket. Australian Bransby Cooper played the first ever Test match in 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was born on March 15, 1844, in Dacca (now Dhaka), which was formerly a part of India. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  Which of the following Football team won the sixth honour of The Most Entertaining Team?
Options:
  1. Argentina
  2. Germany
  3. Colombia
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

FIFA introduced this honour in 1994. It was won by the Football team Colombia for the sixth time in the year 2014. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Which Indian cricketer was the highest run scorer in the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final match?
Options:
  1. Krishnamachari Srikkanth
  2. Sandip Patil
  3. Kapil Dev
  4. Mohinder Amarnath

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

The final of the 1983 Prudential Cup was played between India and West Indies at Lord's on 25 June 1983. This was the third consecutive World Cup final appearance for West Indies. India playing their first finals defeated the West Indies to claim the title. It was the first World cup win for India. Opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth(38 from 57 balls) was the highest run scorer in the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final match for India. Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Who was the first Indian women to win an individual Gold Medal in the Asian Games?
Options:
  1. Karnam Malleswari
  2. Kamaljeet Sandhu
  3. P. T. Usha
  4. M. D. Valsamma

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Kamaljeet Sandhu is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in 400 m race. She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds. She was the first Indian woman athlete to win gold medal at any Asian games. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Which of the following Football team won the seventh honour of The Most Entertaining Team?
Options:
  1. France
  2. Belgium
  3. Croatia
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

FIFA introduced this honour in 1994. No Football team have won for the seventh time in the year 2018. Though Football team France was regarded as the best team but Football team Croatia won hearts of many people. So it is still undecided. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Where did the Adidas Telstar 18, the official ball of the 2018 Football World Cup was manufactured?
Options:
  1. India
  2. Iran
  3. China
  4. Pakistan

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Adidas Telstar 18, The Telstar 18 features a brand-new panel design and the latest in ball technology, ready to be used by the world's best players as they go for glory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It was manufactured in Sialkot, Pakistan Discuss this in Forums

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15:  Where did Sachin Tendulkar completed his 100th International Century?
Options:
  1. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  2. Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi
  3. Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  4. Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

On March 16, 2012, Tendulkar scored his 100th international century at Dhaka's Shere Bangla National Stadium. Tendulkar's century came off 138 deliveries and was studded with 10 fours & a six. Tendulkar, the leading run scorer in the history of both Tests,achieved the most-coveted ton by taking a single off Shakib Al Hasan against Bangladesh in Asia Cup. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  In which of the following years was the Asian Games last held in India?
Options:
  1. 1990
  2. 1986
  3. 1982
  4. 1974

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The Asian Games was last held in Delhi, India. Appu - the Elephant was the name of the official mascot in Delhi 1982 Asian Games. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  What was the of the name of the official ball of the 2018 Football World Cup?
Options:
  1. Pickies
  2. Shera
  3. Puma
  4. Adidas Telstar

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Adidas Telstar 18, The Telstar 18 features a brand-new panel design and the latest in ball technology, ready to be used by the world's best players as they go for glory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It was manufactured in Sialkot, Pakistan Discuss this in Forums

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18:  Which of the following Football team won the fifth honour of The Most Entertaining Team?
Options:
  1. Portugal
  2. Germany
  3. Cameroon
  4. Brazil

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

FIFA introduced this honour in 1994. It was won by the Football team Germany for the fourth time in the year 2006. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Which of the following persons was the first individual Olympic medal winner from independent India?
Options:
  1. Raj Kumar Mehara
  2. Pradip Bode
  3. Harihar Banerjee
  4. K. D. Jadav

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadav. After Norman Pritchard who won two silver medals in athletics in 1900, Khashaba was the first individual athlete from India to win a medal at the Olympics.He, as a wrestler, who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki Discuss this in Forums

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20:  In which of the following Olympics did the Indian Men's Hockey Team win its last Olympic Gold Medal?
Options:
  1. 1992 - Barcelona Olympics
  2. 1980 - Moscow Olympics
  3. 1972 - Munich Olympics
  4. 1964 - Tokyo Olympics

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The India national field hockey team was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1960, the Indian men's team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. India is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals till date. The India national hockey team won its last Olympic Gold Medal in the 1980 - Moscow Olympics. Discuss this in Forums

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