GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  In whose former Indian cricketer's name, the Lifetime achievement award was conferred?
Options:
  1. JK Irani
  2. Ghulam Ahmed
  3. CK Nayudu
  4. CS Nayudu

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

The Lifetime achievement award was conferred in the name of Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, also known as CK Nayudu brother of CS Nayudu. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, also known as CK, was the first captain of the Indian cricket team in Test matches. He played first-class cricket regularly till 1958, and returned for one last time in 1963 at the age of 68. Kirmani was conferred with Col CK Nayudu award. Discuss this in Forums

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2:  Who took the first hat-trick in Cricket World Cup history?
Options:
  1. Kirti Azad
  2. Madanlal
  3. Kapil Dev
  4. Chetan Sharma

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Chetan Sharma registered the first ever World Cup hat-trick, as he accounted for Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield with the last three balls of his sixth over against New Zealand on October 31, 1987. The venue was Nagpur, for the 24th match of the Reliance World Cup, where India faced New Zealand. Chetan Sharma is a former Indian cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs as a fast bowler for Indian cricket team. Sharma was coached by Desh Prem Azad, a Dronacharya Award winner, who was also the mentor of Kapil Dev. Discuss this in Forums

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3:  When the field was switched from grass to synthetic turf, the game first changed in Olympics?
Options:
  1. 1972
  2. 1980
  3. 1984
  4. 1976

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

In 1976, the field was switched from grass to synthetic turf, which is much more expensive and cost prohibitive for Indian athletes. In the 9 Olympics since India has won 1 medal (gold in 1980). Before that India won a medal for field hockey in every Olympics (7 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze) from 1928-1972. Thus it led to the declination of supremacy of India in Field Hockey in Olympics Discuss this in Forums

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4:  When the game first came into existence, the game actually had what instead of having a net?
Options:
  1. Big Box
  2. Hole
  3. Baskets
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

When the game first came into existence, the basketball hoops were in fact peach baskets actually with the bottoms intact instead of having a net. Discuss this in Forums

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5:  The first recipient of the prestigious 'Dronacharya Award' in Cricket in India- Desh Prem Azad. He was honoured for which famous Test cricketer?
Options:
  1. Kapil Dev
  2. Yograj Singh
  3. Sandip Patil
  4. Ashok Malhotra

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Desh Prem Azad, the former coach of Kapil Dev and other Test cricketers, died in Mohali on Friday Aug 16, 2013 aged 75 after a brief illness. Desh Prem Azad was an Indian cricketer. In 1986, he was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for his services to cricket coaching. However, it was as coach that he was best known. India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev was the most famous of his students. The other cricketers he coached included Chetan Sharma who took the first hat-trick in Cricket World Cup history, Yograj Singh and Ashok Malhotra. Discuss this in Forums

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6:  Bengal's Swapna Barman on 20th August, 2018 created history in Jakarta by wining an Asian Games Gold.She won in which sporting discipline?
Options:
  1. gymnast
  2. athletics
  3. track & field sprinter
  4. heptathlon

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Bengal's Swapna Barman on 20th August, 2018 created history in Jakarta by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games Gold. Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days. Discuss this in Forums

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7:  Navjot Singh Sidhu is the only batsman to achieve the unique record in the 1987 ODI World Cup in the international Cricket. what is the unique record?
Options:
  1. four consecutive hundred
  2. four consecutive ducks
  3. four consecutive fifties
  4. four consecutive player of the match

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

Navjot Singh Sidhu is the only batsman to hit four consecutive fifties in his first four innings in ODIs. Navjot Singh Sidhu scored four fifties against Australia (73), New Zealand (75), Australia (51) and Zimbabwe (55) in his first four innings of his ODI career. This was in the 1987 World Cup. Discuss this in Forums

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8:  What was the fastest serve ever recorded by WTA?
Options:
  1. 130mph
  2. 129mph
  3. 132mph
  4. 131mph

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

Madison Keys, Serena Williams and Venus Williams are all known to have powerful first serves that give them a distinct advantage over their peers in the Lawn Tennis Sport. However, the fastest serve ever recorded by WTA is by Sabine Lisicki when she let loose a 131mph piledriver in the Bank of the West Classic in 2014 till date. Discuss this in Forums

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9:  What was the most amazing facts about Field Hockey about India in every Olympics from 1928-1972?
Options:
  1. India participated in every Olympics
  2. India won a medal in every Olympics
  3. India played barefooted in every Olympics
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The modern game grew from Scotland in the early 19th century. It replaced Kabaddi as the national sport of India. The most amazing facts about Field Hockey about India was that India won a medal for field hockey in every Olympics (7 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze) from 1928-1972. Hockey, the national sport of India, was also the game that took India onto the world stage. Discuss this in Forums

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10:  Which country did James Naismith, founder of Basketball, belong?
Options:
  1. Canada
  2. Scotland
  3. Belgium
  4. Russia

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

James Naismith was a Gym Teacher by profession who invented the Game. He is credited as the founder of Basketball way back in the 1890s.James Naismith simply wanted to find a way to keep his gym class occupied on rainy days when they couldn't go outside to exercise. He was from Canada. Discuss this in Forums

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11:  Isuru Udana and Pravin Tambe are the only bowlers who achieved the unique distinction of taking what?
Options:
  1. two-consecutive hat-tricks
  2. two-ball hat-tricks
  3. three-ball hat-tricks
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Isuru Udana and Pravin Tambe are the only bowlers to record a two-ball hat-tricks. Playing for Wayamba Isuru Udana took a two-ball hat-trick against New Zealand's Central District in the Champions League T20 2010. Rajasthan Royals' leg-spinner Pravin Tambe achieved this feat in the IPL 2014 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad. Discuss this in Forums

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12:  Wides and no-balls were added to bowlers' tally in 1983 for the first time ever in the international Cricket. Which are the two teams?
Options:
  1. India vs Pakistan
  2. Pakistan vs England
  3. India vs Australia
  4. Australia vs England

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Wides and no-balls were added to bowlers' tally in 1983 for the first time ever the wide and no-ball runs were added to the bowler's tally during the India vs Pakistan ODI in Jaipur in 1983. Discuss this in Forums

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13:  Where did the fastest serve by Sabine Lisicki ever recorded by WTA?
Options:
  1. Roland-Garros
  2. West Classic Bank
  3. Flushing Meadows
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

The fastest serve ever recorded by WTA is by Sabine Lisicki when she let loose a 131mph piledriver in the Bank of the West Classic in 2014 in the Lawn Tennis Sport. Discuss this in Forums

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14:  Which was also the game that took India onto the world stage?
Options:
  1. Kabaddi
  2. boxing,
  3. wrestling
  4. Hockey

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

The modern game grew from Scotland in the early 19th century. The original name of Field Hockey is "Shinty". Hockey, the national sport of India, was also the game that took India onto the world stage.From 1928-1972, India won a medal for field hockey in every Olympics (7 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze). The modern game grew from Scotland in the early 19th century. It replaced Kabaddi as the national sport of India. Discuss this in Forums

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15:  James Naismith invented The Game Basketball - What was his profession?
Options:
  1. Businessman
  2. Engineer
  3. A Gym Teacher
  4. Biology Teacher

Answer: Option3

Explanation:

James Naismith was a Gym Teacher by profession who invented the Game. A Canadian physical education teacher, James Naismith, is credited to have started Basketball way back in the 1890s. He simply wanted to find a way to keep his gym class occupied on rainy days when they couldn't go outside to exercise. Discuss this in Forums

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16:  Who is the only bowler to have got Sir Donald Bradman out hit-wicket in the international Cricket?
Options:
  1. JK Irani
  2. Lala Amarnath
  3. Ghulam Ahmed
  4. CS Nayudu

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Don Bradman was out hit-wicket to Lala Amarnath for 185 in the first innings of the first Test in the 1947-48 series. Don Bradman captained Australia, while India was led by Lala Amarnath. Australia won the five-Test series 4-0. Discuss this in Forums

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17:  Probir Sen is the only wicketkeeper to stump Sir Don Bradman in First-Class cricket. Who was the bowler?
Options:
  1. Vinoo Mankad
  2. Lala Amarnath
  3. Ghulam Ahmed
  4. CS Nayudu

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Probir Sen is the only wicketkeeper to stump Sir Don Bradman in First-Class cricket. He was also known as Khokhan Sen. Probir Sen stumped Don Bradman off Vinoo Mankad during one of the tour games of the 1948 tour of Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Don Bradman captained Australia, while India was led by Lala Amarnath. Australia won the five-Test series 4-0. Discuss this in Forums

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18:  Who was credited to have the fastest serve ever recorded by WTA?
Options:
  1. Martina Navratilova
  2. Sabine Lisicki
  3. Venus Williams
  4. Serena Williams

Answer: Option2

Explanation:

Madison Keys, Serena Williams and Venus Williams are all known to have powerful first serves that give them a distinct advantage over their peers in the Lawn Tennis Sport. However, the fastest serve ever recorded by WTA is by Sabine Lisicki when she let loose a 131mph piledriver in the Bank of the West Classic in 2014. Discuss this in Forums

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19:  Which game became the national sport of India?
Options:
  1. Hockey
  2. Kabaddi
  3. Cricket
  4. Football

Answer: Option1

Explanation:

Hockey, the national sport of India, was also the game that took India onto the world stage.From 1928-1972, India won a medal for field hockey in every Olympics (7 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze). The modern game grew from Scotland in the early 19th century. The original name of Field Hockey is "Shinty". Ice Hockey is the most popular sport of Canada, but most of the Canadians do not know anything about Field Hockey. It replaced Kabaddi as the national sport of India. Discuss this in Forums

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20:  Who was credited to have started Basketball way back in the 1890?
Options:
  1. Shawn Johnson
  2. Chuck Cooper
  3. Gabby Douglas
  4. James Naismith

Answer: Option4

Explanation:

A Canadian physical education teacher, James Naismith, is credited to have started Basketball way back in the 1890s. He simply wanted to find a way to keep his gym class occupied on rainy days when they couldn't go outside to exercise. He was a Gym Teacher who invented the Game. Little did he know that his experiment in physical education class would change the sports world! Discuss this in Forums

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