Exercise 1

Question 1 :

Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has had several nicknames over his playing career. Which of the following was NOT one of them?


A). Tubby
B). Stodge
C). Helium Bat
D). Stumpy
Answer : Option D

Explanation :

He was christened 'Helium Bat' very early in his career by team mates, due to his habit of lifting his bat over his shoulder and letting anything bowled outside the off-stump go by.


Question 2 :

Which was the 1st non Test playing country to beat India in an international match?


A). Canada
B). Sri Lanka
C). Zimbabwe
D). East Africa
Answer : Option B

Explanation :

Sri Lanka got the status of Test playing country in 1981, and beat India in the 1979 World Cup. Before this they were champion of ICC non-test playing countries.


Question 3 :

Track and field star Carl Lewis won how many gold medals at the 1984 Olympic games?


A). Two
B). Three
C). Four
D). Eight
Answer : Option C

Explanation :

Lewis has won nine Olympic gold medals in all: four in 1984 (100m, 200m, 4x100m, long jump), two in 1988 (100m and long jump), two in 1992 (4x100m and long jump), and one in 1996 (long jump).


Question 4 :

Which county did Ravi Shastri play for?


A). Glamorgan
B). Leicestershire
C). Gloucestershire
D). Lancashire
Answer : Option A

Explanation :

Ravi Shastri once hit spinner Tilak Raj for 6 sixes in an over in a First Class match.


Question 5 :

Who was the first Indian to win the World Amateur Billiards title?


A). Geet Sethi
B). Wilson Jones
C). Michael Ferreira
D). Manoj Kothari
Answer : Option B