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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dry Day - I

Some Dry text questions in a 2 part series on Sports and the Olympics from Ankit Dhul.

Q1.X was born in the Russian city of Nyagan.When she was young, she would play left-handed,
A natural lefty,she decided to switch to playing right-handed. She has been known to hit a left-handed forehand when a ball seems to be out of reach.Identify X?

Q2. In the 1908 London Olympic Games, the finalists in this event were two 8-man teams of British policemen, from London (who took Gold) and Liverpool (Silver). A third team of British police took the Bronze medal by default, when their Swedish opponents didn’t bother to turn up for the match. What now discontinued sport was this?

Q3.During ancient times, whenever the Olympic Games were to be held, warring states would call a truce during the duration of the contest. This truce is called what?It means "lift your hands". This truce allowed participants to safely compete or attend the Olympic Games, and return to their respective cities and states.

Q4.The pentathlon, consisting of a run, standing long jump, discus throw, javelin throw and wrestling, was believed to have been invented by whom?Introduced in 708 BC, the pentathlon was said to have been invented by ________, by combining all these events into one in a contest against his friend, Peleus.

Q5.The Olympic motto - Citius, Altius, Fortius, was taken by Baron de Coubertin from a Latin phrase used by a priest named ________?The Olympic motto was carved over the entrance of Father________ school. It was first used at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Q6.The Olympic flag consists of five interlocking rings symbolizing the friendship of mankind and the colors (including the white background), representing the colors found on every flag in the world. When was the flag first used?Who devised it?


Answers

1.Maria Sharapova
2.Tug-of-War
3.Ekecheiria
4.Jason(of the Argonauts fame)
5.Henry Didon
6. 1920 Antwerp.The flag was devised by Baron de Coubertin based on a design depicted in an ancient Greek banner in Delphi.


Cracked completely by Navin Pai and Shrey . Partially by Abhiram and Abhinav.

4 comments:

Navin Pai said...

1) Maria Sharapova
2)Tug of War (Din't Know This...Googled For It!!)
3)Ekcheria
4)Jason
5)Henry Didon,_________
6)Pierre de Coubertin...First Used At The games in 1920

Shrey said...

1.Maria Sharapova
2.Tug-of-war
3.Ekecheiria
4.Jason
5.Henri Didon
6.Created by Pierre De Coubertin in 1914, first used at the 1920 Summer Olympics by the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

abhiram said...

ok here go some fattes
1)maria sharapova
2)tug of war
3)some utterly incomprehensible greek word..
4)hercules
5)didon,duunno the first name though
6)first used -antwerp
devised-pierre coubertin himself?

Abhinav said...

1.Guessing-Safina?
2.Tug-of-War
3.Ekecheira
5.Father Didion
6.1912 Olympics

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dry Day - I

Some Dry text questions in a 2 part series on Sports and the Olympics from Ankit Dhul.

Q1.X was born in the Russian city of Nyagan.When she was young, she would play left-handed,
A natural lefty,she decided to switch to playing right-handed. She has been known to hit a left-handed forehand when a ball seems to be out of reach.Identify X?

Q2. In the 1908 London Olympic Games, the finalists in this event were two 8-man teams of British policemen, from London (who took Gold) and Liverpool (Silver). A third team of British police took the Bronze medal by default, when their Swedish opponents didn’t bother to turn up for the match. What now discontinued sport was this?

Q3.During ancient times, whenever the Olympic Games were to be held, warring states would call a truce during the duration of the contest. This truce is called what?It means "lift your hands". This truce allowed participants to safely compete or attend the Olympic Games, and return to their respective cities and states.

Q4.The pentathlon, consisting of a run, standing long jump, discus throw, javelin throw and wrestling, was believed to have been invented by whom?Introduced in 708 BC, the pentathlon was said to have been invented by ________, by combining all these events into one in a contest against his friend, Peleus.

Q5.The Olympic motto - Citius, Altius, Fortius, was taken by Baron de Coubertin from a Latin phrase used by a priest named ________?The Olympic motto was carved over the entrance of Father________ school. It was first used at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Q6.The Olympic flag consists of five interlocking rings symbolizing the friendship of mankind and the colors (including the white background), representing the colors found on every flag in the world. When was the flag first used?Who devised it?


Answers

1.Maria Sharapova
2.Tug-of-War
3.Ekecheiria
4.Jason(of the Argonauts fame)
5.Henry Didon
6. 1920 Antwerp.The flag was devised by Baron de Coubertin based on a design depicted in an ancient Greek banner in Delphi.


Cracked completely by Navin Pai and Shrey . Partially by Abhiram and Abhinav.

4 comments:

Navin Pai said...

1) Maria Sharapova
2)Tug of War (Din't Know This...Googled For It!!)
3)Ekcheria
4)Jason
5)Henry Didon,_________
6)Pierre de Coubertin...First Used At The games in 1920

Shrey said...

1.Maria Sharapova
2.Tug-of-war
3.Ekecheiria
4.Jason
5.Henri Didon
6.Created by Pierre De Coubertin in 1914, first used at the 1920 Summer Olympics by the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

abhiram said...

ok here go some fattes
1)maria sharapova
2)tug of war
3)some utterly incomprehensible greek word..
4)hercules
5)didon,duunno the first name though
6)first used -antwerp
devised-pierre coubertin himself?

Abhinav said...

1.Guessing-Safina?
2.Tug-of-War
3.Ekecheira
5.Father Didion
6.1912 Olympics