Answers for April 1, 2017:
1 Name the player who has been part of maximum Ranji trophy wins. Name the team as well.
Ans: Ajit Wadekar has been part of 11 Ranji Trophy title wins, all with Bombay.
2 Her dad was a street hawker selling chocolates. He became a self taught engineer and technologist manufacturing tyres. She did not have a proper name and was affectionately called “Monto”. When she went to school and the teacher asked her name, the little girl chose the name which made her famous. Name her.
Ans: Kalpana Chawla
3 When Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli had their 664 run partnership at schools cricket, who was padded up and did not get a chance to bat?
Ans: Amol Mazumdar
4 Who broke one of Bradman’s long-standing records, that of most 150s in Tests, finishing his career with 19 to Bradman’s 18?
Ans: Brian Lara
5 Which touring Cricketer to India said “I don’t fear contamination in fruits” and why?
Ans Tony Greig. In an Eden Gardens Test in 1973 on the 4th day England were tottering at 17/4 when Greig and Mike Dennis had a partnership. A decision went against India and the crowd pelted oranges on the ground. Tony Greig picked up a few and started eating them. He made the remark in the evening. England ultimately lost the test by 28 runs the next day.
6 Who is the only player to have 7 pairs in Test cricket?
Ans: Chris Martin. There are 5 players with 4. Chandrasekhar, Matt Dillon, Walsh, Atapattu and Murali
7 Twin 50’s in a Test (including 100’s). Who has maximum?
Ans: Ricky Ponting. He has 15. Kallis 14. Border 13. Sangakkara 12. Chanderpaul 11. Chappell, Cook and David 10.
8 He is one of the oldest players to debut in Tests for India. He played only one Test though. Later he became a top administrator and coach and was also coach of one of the best ever batsman to play for India. Name him.
Ans: Keki Tarapore. He was the coach of Rahul Dravid.
9 He scored a Test hundred in one of the most famous Test venues of the world and it was 133 out of 229, helping his team to a draw, and in fact almost a chance of an improbable win. The 100 was amazing as he had been told that his wife had suffered a miscarriage, but he drew on immense will power to postpone his grief and play a memorable knock for his country. Who is this batsman?
Ans: Basil Butcher. This was in the Lords Test in 1963, a series which was won 3-1 by West Indies.
10 Only 3 players have converted maiden test 100 into a 300. Karun Nair did so recently. Who are the first two?
Ans: Sobers and Bobby Simpson
Correct Reply of the week:
Gobinda Chandra Sahoo, Garadpur, Kendrapada
1 For which movie Kishore Kumar got nominated for each and every song for best singer award?
Ans: For Sharabi. Best Playback Singer, Male for Manzilain Apni Jagah Hain. Other nominations from Sharaabi were: De De Pyaar De, Inteha Ho Gayi, Log Kehte Hain.
2 He was a wicketkeeper till 17. Once as a fill in bowler he took 6 wickets in a club match and impressed all so much he did not need to take wickets again. At 19 he was fast tracked into national team. He is one of the legendary bowlers of all time and 1st of his country to take a hat trick. Fast and quick but tremendous stamina. Once bowled unchanged for 200 minutes on a day he missed breakfast as he had overslept and his only good was 2 hard boiled eggs given to him by his skipper. Name the bowler and the Skipper.
Ans: Wes Hall. Skipper was Sir Frank Worrell
3 What did Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma say when Indira Gandhi asked him how does India look from space?
Ans: Share Jahaan se achcha. He is the 1st Indian in space.
4 Which Indian cricketer was involved in the car crash in which the only son of legendary Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh died?
Ans: Sairaj Bahatule. In the car crash Vivek Singh, son of Jagjit and Chitra Singh died. Bahatule went into a coma. Recovery was slow as a steel rod was inserted for a year. It was commendable that he came back for junior cricket, then Ranji trophy and went on to play for India.
5 Who was the bowler who bowled Sir Don Bradman for a duck in his second ball when he needed only 4 runs for a perfect average of 100?
Ans: Eric Hollies
6 Only 2 cricketers have achieved a double of 6,000 runs and 200 wickets in the Ranji Trophy. One is Vijay Hazare. Who is the second?
Ans: Sanjay Bangar
7 Why did umpire Billy Bowden show red card in a match to Glenn McGrath. What was significant about the match?
Ans: It was the first-ever Twenty20 international, and a fun event. All were wearing fake mustaches and hair, – except for Hamish Marshall, whose frizzy hair was real. With the match all but won, Glenn McGrath revisited the history of underarm bowling between Australia and New Zealand. When he ran in to bowl the last ball, he shaped to bowl underarm, but held on to the ball. Billy Bowden actually produced a red card and showed it to McGrath, soccer style.
8 Name the only player in test history to be out for 96,97,98 and 99.
Ans: Aussie legend Clem Hill.
9 Don Bradman for 7 consecutive 100’s converted a 100 into a 150 or more. Gary Kirsten too did it 7 times. Who did it for 8?
Ans: Virendra Sehwag
10 She wanted to be a doctor, but could not due to personal reasons including her district Commissioner father dying early. She was a trained dancer. Her uncle Dr Feroze Ali was a famous Doctor of Cuttack and Berhampur, Odisha. Her 1st stage performance was at Berhampur’s Ganjam Kala Parishad in a program organised by Dr Feroze Ali. This was seen by a Telugu Film Director and she got a chance to do a folk dance in a Telugu movie. This famous actor-director noticed her in the party celebrating the success of this movie. Since he wanted an Urdu speaking new face, he gave her an opportunity. The rest is history. So there is an Odisha connection to this glittering career. Name the actress and also the actor-director.
Ans: Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt
Sushant Sahu, Tarini Vihar, Bhubaneswar
1 Two Great Indians have been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize as many as 5 times and 11 times. Name them.
Ans: Mahatma Gandhi nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 5 times and Nehru 11 times
2 This music director, film director and lyricist started as a cricketer and played U-19 Cricket for both UP and Delhi. A thumb injury kept him out for an entire season and in Hindu College he got interested in theatre and music- and took it up as a career, forgetting cricket. Who is he?
Ans: Vishal Bharadwaj
3 Where was the World’s 1st democratically elected Communist Government formed?
Ans: Kerala . 1957. EMS Namboodiripad was the Chief Minister.
4 Who is the oldest player to score a goal in World Cup Soccer?
Ans: Roger Milly of Cameroon at 42 years 39 days
5 Which was the first televised Olympics?
Ans: Berlin 1936. London 1948 was the first Olympics in colour TV.
6 In a World Cup SF a footballer’s shorts fell down as he was about to attempt a penalty kick. He pulled up his shorts with one hand and scored the penalty while the goalie was still laughing. Who was the goal scorer?
Ans: Italian footballer Guiseppe Peppino Meazza in World cup SF for Italy vs Brazil in 1938. The Brazilian goalie was Walter. That goal took Italy into the finals. Peppino led Italy to 2 world cup wins in 1934 and 1938.
7 What was the 4 pests campaign with special focus on killing sparrows?
Ans: The campaign against the “Four Pests” was initiated in 1958 by Mao Zedong, who identified the need to exterminate mosquitoes, flies, rats, and sparrows. Sparrows – mainly the Eurasian tree sparrow – were included on the list because they ate grain seeds. It however backfired as ecological imbalance occurred and locusts destroyed grain. Earlier, sparrows were eating the locusts. This led to a famine in which more than 20 million died.
8 Recently what was interesting about tickets being sold out during the 3rd and last Test match between Australia and South Africa in Nov 2016?
Ans: The match was at Adelaide. There was a computer mix up and people thought that tickets were being sold for the popular singer Adele’s concert.
9 Which chief minister of Odisha voted in Lok Sabha’s vote of confidence in April 1999 and what was unique about it?
Ans: Giridhar Gomango. It was unique as he had taken over as CM but had still not resigned his Lok Sabha seat, hence was technically eligible to vote. His was the crucial vote which pulled down the Government.
10 Which American President is famous for the Gettysburg Address?
Ans: Abraham Lincoln during American Civil War in 1863. It is accepted as one of the best ever speeches by any leader anywhere.
Correct Reply of the week:
Deepak Swain, email: email@example.com
1.Fidel Castro died recently. Which US Backed dictator he had overthrown?
Ans: Fulgencio Batista
- Nico Rosberg won F1 World Championship in 2016. Which immediate family member did he emulate?
Ans: His dad Keki Rosberg too was F1 World Champion in 1981. Interestingly both dad and son won beyond 30. Dad at 33, son at 31.
- Which USA President reportedly got stuck in the White House Bathtub?
Ans: William Howard Taft. He was over 350 pounds in weight. He was also the only man to serve as both U.S. president and Supreme Court chief justice.
- This film star loved innumerable cups of hot tea with many spoons of sugar. Once he had gone to a theatre to see his own movie and asked for tea but the theatre owner told him that he had run out of milk. So later he gifted the theatre owner a cow. Name him.
Ans: Amjad Khan
- This film star had done some very famous sad movies. So he suffered from depression as he was very intense as an actor and got very involved in his movies. Hence as a treatment he was advised to do some comedy movies. Name him.
Ans: Dilip Kumar
- At Trinity College , Cambridge, this leader was a student of Natural Sciences and was supposed to study Physics, Chemistry and Maths. However he was very weak in Maths and as a special concession was allowed to choose another subject, and he chose Botany. Name this leader.
Ans: Jawaharlal Nehru
- Mahatma Gandhi wrote “My experiments with Truth” in Gujurati. Who translated it into English?
Ans: Mahadev Desai
- The symbol of Congress Party is Hand. However, just after independence, what was the symbol?
Ans: Cow and Calf
- Who is the only player to complete the Golden Slam in tennis – 4 Grand Slam and Olympics?
Ans: Steffi Graf
- Who is the youngest goal scorer in World Cup Football history?
Ans: Pele. He scored his first goal at 17 years 239 days.
Correct Reply of this week!!
Saroj Kant Sahoo from Bramhapur, Kendrapada
1 Name the founder of Corona Beer who when he died gave $2.5 million each to the 80 inhabitants of the tiny village where he grew up.
Ans: Antonino Fernandez who died at 99. Decades earlier he had migrated from Spain to Mexico. Corona is huge success as a brand with $ 700 million annual sales.
2 This newspaper editor described his job as the second most important in the country after the Prime Minister. Name him.
Ans: Dileep Padgaonkar, former editor of Times of India who passed away recently.
3 Who has scored maximum 6’s in ODI’s among Indians?
Ans: Dhoni with 196 6’s crossed Sachin Tendulkar who had 195
4 Who faced the 1st ball for India in Test cricket and from whom?
Ans: Janardan Navle faced the 1st ball ever from VS Bill Bowes. Later in life he became a security guard and stayed in a 2 room flat of Poona.
5 KL Saigal had come to see him bat but he was out already by then and he said he would convince the umpires to tell him to calm down. He was a friend of Bhutto and turned down offer of any post in Pakistan as he loved India most. Name him.
Ans: Mushtaq Ali
6 Which famous actor spotted Amitabh Bachhan playing an extra in his movie and asked the director to edit the crowd scene out as he was convinced of the talent of Amitabh and thought one day he will be big, and he didn’t want him to be embarrassed by the crowd scene where he was an extra?
Ans: Amitabh Bachchan once was an “extra” in a Shashi Kapoor movie
7 He started 1st class cricket at 27; started as a wicketkeeper; played for Australia as a bowler; was selected to test team on basis of two net sessions , one with the Captain Richie Benaud and the other with the chairman of selectors, Don Bradman. In fact, Bradman asked him to bowl to him and he was standing dressed in a suit. The 1st ball hit Bradman on the hip and his eyes lit up; the 2nd ball too Bradman did not read it as well. Name the cricketer.
Ans: Mystery spinner John Gleeson
8 Who is the 1st night watchman to go on to score a Test 200?
Ans: Jason Gillespie.
9 This composer’s first movie was Chotte Nawab and first hit as a composer was for Bhoot Bangla (1965) when he was 26 years old. Who is the composer?
Ans: RD Burman. Mehmood once said that he gave the movie to Burman because he got tired of Burman denting his car with the persistent drumming of his fingers!
10 Which song was unique as it topped the Geetmala chart for the longest time in the history of Binaca Geet Mala for 52 weeks at a stretch – a Binaca record?
Ans: The song Teri Pyaari Pyaari Surat Ko ….. After this song which topped the chart throughout the year Binaca decided to limit the no of weeks a song can be in the chart to 16 weeks in the program after which one can hear only in the year end top chart!
Correct reply of the week!
Jyotiranjan Panda, Nuapada, Pakhada
1 Her 1st movie was with Dilip Kumar; the last movie with SRK. She says initially she and Dilip Kumar were friends until one day Dilip Saab called her despicable. She did not know the meaning and was very happy taking it as a complement until she checked the dictionary a few days later. She was discovered by chance when a producer’s wife saw her when she was standing below a tree trying to protect herself from rain. Who is she?
2 This filmstar died in poverty though was fabulously rich earlier. So much so she used to smoke using a 100 rupee note. She was also supposed to be arrogant n whimsical and when someone asked her the time used to say “Meri jooti ko dekho” (look at my foot) as she used to wear a diamond studded watch on her ankle. Name her.
Answer. Nazneen Begum
3 Which politician sold his bungalow in Delhi to finance an election?
Answer. Late Biju Patnaik
4 The only player to achieve 100 first class Hundreds without playing County cricket?
Answer. The only player to achieve 100 first class Hundreds without playing County cricket was Don Bradman with 117 tons. Out of the 23 players who have scored 100 first class tons, only Bradman, Glenn Turner, Viv Richards and Zaheer Abbas are the non English Players
5 This Rock group was originally known as Pectoralz and then Starfish. What is it now known as?
Answer. Cold Play
6 During Second World War, a PM requested fellow countrymen not to buy eggs, as it was falling short in supply for soldiers who were fighting war for the country. The next day, there were queues outside shops to return eggs, so that those could be supplies to the army, who fighting war. Name the PM.
Answer. Winston Churchill
7 Which famous Indian made the term “mucche gili ho” pegs (moustache soaking in the whisky) famous?
Answer. Khushwant Singh
8 Recently an Odia Lady Dr Shobha Rani Dash performed a remarkable feat for which she received applause in the literature world and the Hon’ble PM too met her during his recent Japan visit and congratulated her. What was the feat?
Answer. She translated the Odia Mahabharata into Japanese
9 Name the 1st jobs of US President’s Obama and Donald Trump.
Answer. Baskin Robbins salesman – Obama
Selling dumped bottles at construction sites- Trump
10 This Fast bowler used to practice accuracy by throwing knives at empty Corn Flakes Boxes. Name him.
Answer. Glenn Mcgrath
Correct Reply of the week:
Lalatendu Acharya, Ganesh Ghat, Cuttack
1 Kishore Kumar’s song Pal Bhar ke Liye from Johnny Mera Naam was used in an episode of a top American TV. Name it.
Ans. The Simpsons. The episode was titled Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore
2 Which famous cricketer called Glenn Mcgrath’s bowling “the torture technique, drips on the forehead till the batsman gives up.”
Ans. Shane Warne
3 He was all set to be a dentist in USA but delay in arrival of his applications for work permit allowed him to start his career as a cricketer. While his parents shifted to USA he played test cricket for West Indies, his son played test cricket for West Indies too while his grandson played test cricket for England. They are the 1st family with 3 generations playing test cricket. Another of his sons was an Olympian sprinter. Though he did not play much cricket he is regarded as one of the best batsmen ever, and even Don Bradman praised him. He remains the only test player ever to be born in Panama. Who is he?
Ans. George Headley
4 Which Literature Nobel Prize winning author was a World War Naval hero? He was involved in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck and also participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
Ans. William Golding. He won Nobel in 1983 for Lord of the Flies
5 Who was the 1st cricketer from Odisha to play Test cricket for India?
Ans. Debashis Mohanty. Later Shiv Sundar Das too played test cricket as well from Odisha.
6 He is the only ex India player to have passed curators certification course, umpires examination and coaching certificate too from from the BCCI – National Cricket Academy. Name him.
Ans. Atul Bedade
7 Who is popularly regarded as the greatest poet of Odia Literature and warded the title of Kavi Samrat?
Ans. Upendra Bhanja. He was born in a royal family but was more interested in poetry than being a ruler. He is popularly known as Rabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja
8 What is fear of the number 13?
9 He never played Test Cricket but was a successful and very popular 1st class cricketer for Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire. He was well known for his 1 step run up in which he bowled off spin. He retired after 14 years of 1st class cricket after taking exactly 1000 wickets. Interestingly and sadly a later recount made it 998. Name him.
Ans. Bomber Wells
10 The 1st man on the moon was Neil Armstrong. Who was the second?
Ans. Edwin Aldrin. He later changed his name legally to Buzz Aldrin. Buzz was short for buzzer as his sister as a kid used to call her buzzer by mistake instead of brother.
Correct Answers by:
Alok Ranjan Nayak, Law College, CDA
1. He was Born in Bombay. Died in Bombay. His only Test century was in Bombay. He famously said to Geoff Boycott “I will out you bloody”. Who is he?
Ans: Eknath Solkar. Called the poor man’s Sobers, he played 27 Tests for India and took 53 catches. He is universally accepted as the greatest fielder ever in forward short leg position. His catch of the Australian Captain Bill Lawry was so wonderful that the Aussie captain presented him with his bat.
2. What is common to Andrew “Andy” Gordon Ganteaume and Rodney Redmond?
Ans: They are the only 2 Test cricketers who scored a Test ton in the only Test they ever played.
3. He scored a ton on his test debut. He is believed to be the 1st to walk down the pitch to face a fast bowler. His son too played 1st class cricket and both his son and he scored 100 in the same match, though he was 53 then. Name this father son pair.
Ans: George Gunn and George Vernon Gunn
4. Which great Music Director was christened by Lata Mangeshkar as “Ghazal ka shehzadaa” ?
Ans: Madan Mohan Kohli
5. He wanted to be a spinner but as there was no vacancy with Jim Laker and Tony Lock around he was asked to concentrate on batting. At 18 he was called up for national duty and in the 2 years in army his height increased from 5;4 to 5;9. He represented the British army in football, shooting, boxing and cricket. After discharge from army duty at 20 he took up cricket full time and had a long and distinguished career till 38 when he had a heart attack and was advised to cut out smoking, sleepless night and the stress of international cricket. Who is he?
Ans: Ken Barrington
6. First Daily Newspaper of Odisha?
Ans: Dainika Asha
7. He has played 398 One-Day International matches, where he scored more than 8064 runs with 6 centuries and 39 half centuries, but he has not played 100 balls in an innings yet. Highest number of balls he played was 94, when he scored 109 runs. Name him.
Ans: Shahid Afridi
8. Sri Lanka’s pacer Shaminda Eranga has a unique feat. What is it?
Ans: He is only bowler who has taken his 1st wicket in 1st over of his debut in all three formats – Test,ODI and T20 international.
9. Bishen Singh Bedi has played second maximum county cricket in England in terms of matches played. Who is the only Indian player who has played more cricket than him?
Ans: Farrookh Engineer
10. He was the first bowler to take a five-for in Ranji Trophy history. Two of his sons and granddaughter have represented India, and his grandsons have played first-class cricket. Name this player who was also the second cricketer to achieve the coveted double of 100 wickets and 1000 runs in the Ranji Trophy.
Ans: AG Ram Singh. His sons AG Kripal Singh, AG Milkha Singh and granddaughter Malvika have represented India , his other son AG Satwender Singh, Grandsons Swaran and Arjan Kripal Singh have played first-class cricket.
Correct Answer Given by:
Name-Sujit Kumar Nayak,Nuntikiri,choudwar,cuttack
College-Easten Academy of Science and technology