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Q 1.

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India first won the Olympic hockey gold at

Amsterdam

B

Los Angeles

C

Mumbai

D

Tokyo

Explanation

The Indian national field hockey team had won its first Gold in 1928 at Amsterdam, Nederlands in which India defeated the Nederlands by 3-0. India also won Gold in 1932, 1936, 1948. 1952. 1956, 1964, and 1980.

Q 2.

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Rangaswami Cup is associated with

A

Wrestling

B

Football

Hockey

D

Golf

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‘Subroto Cup' is associated with

A

Badminton

B

Cricket

C

Chess

Football

Explanation

Subroto Cup Football Tournament is an inter-school football tournament in India, named after the Indian Air Force Air Marshal Subroto Mukcrjcc. Subroto Cup is conducted by the Indian Air Force, with support from India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

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"Dipeeka Kumari' is known for her outstanding performance in which of the following?

A

Boxing

B

Athletics

C

Basketball

Baseball

Explanation

Deepika Kumari is an Indian athlete who competes in the events of Archery. She has also won Gold in 2010 Commonwealth games. She has also became an Arjuna Award winner in 2012.

Q 5.

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Wankhede Stadium is situated in

Mumbai

B

Delhi

C

Lucknow

D

Bangalore

Explanation

Wankhede stadium is in Mumbai. It is in this stadium that India had won the World cup cricket in 2011 against Sri Lanka.

Q 6.

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National Sports day is celebrated on

29th Aug.

B

4th Dec.

C

14th Nov.

D

28th Oct.

Explanation

National Sports Day is celebrated on 29th August in the memory of the great hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.

Q 7.

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Which of the following trophies is not concerned with football?

A

Durand trophy

B

Rovers cup

C

Euro cup

Ranji trophy

Explanation

Ranji Trophy is associated with cricket and not football. The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India. The competition is named after England and Sussex cricketer Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji.

Q 8.

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Who was the first Indian woman who won the gold medal in Asian games?

A

PT Usha

B

Sunita Rani

C

Shiny Abraham

Kamaljeet Sandhu

Explanation

Kamaljeet Sandhu is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Asian Games in 400 m race. She was the first woman to win Gold in any Asian games.

Q 9.

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In which Indian state did the game of ‘polo’ originate?

A

Nagaland

Manipur

C

Mizoram

D

Kerala

Explanation

The modern game of poIo, though was formalised and popularised by the British, is actually derived from Manipur, India, where the game was known as ‘Sagol Kangjei’, ‘Kanjai-bazce’, or ‘Pulu’.

Q 10.

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The ‘Dronacharya Award" is given to

Coaches

B

Sportspcrsons

C

Umpires

D

Sports Editors

Explanation

The Dronacharya award is presented by Indian Government to people showing excellence in sports coaching. B.I. Fernandez is the first foreign Coach who was awarded by Dronacharya Award in 2012.

Q 11.

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Gautam budha circuit is the venue for which grand prix race?

A

Malaysian Grand Prix

Indian Grand Prix

C

British Grand Prix

D

Italian Grand Prix

Explanation

The Buddh International Circuit is an Indian motor racing circuit in Greater Noida. Uttar Pradesh. The circuit is best known as the venue for the annual Formula One Indian Grand Prix, which was first hosted on 30 October 2011.

Q 12.

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The sportsperson ‘Sonia Biswas’ is associated with

A

Sailing

B

Hockey

C

Golf

Athletics

Explanation

Soma Biswas is an athlete who specializes in heptathlon. She has won the silver medal in 2002 Asian Games in Busan. South Korea.

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Gagan Narang, whose name has been recommended for ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award' is a famous

A

Motor Car Racer

B

Cricketer

Air Rifle Shooter

D

Footballer

Explanation

Gagan Narang is an Air Rifle Shooter. He was the first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics. He won the Bronze Medal in the Men’s 10 m Air Rifle Event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a final score of 701.1 on 30 July 2012.

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The sportsperson Sunil Chhetri is associated with

Football

B

Shooting

C

Cricket

D

Hockey

Explanation

Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bengaluru FC in the I-League.

Q 15.

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Duleep Trophy is associated with the game of

A

Hockey

B

Badminton

C

Football

Cricket

Explanation

The Duleep Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket competition played in India between teams representing geographical zones of lndia. The competition is named after Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji.

Q 16.

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How many players are there in Kho-Kho?

9

B

10

C

8

D

7

Q 17.

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Which of the foIlowing football clubs announced to open its first official football school in India?

Barcelona

B

Leverpool

C

AC Milan

D

Chelsea

Explanation

Football Club Bareelona, also known as BareeIona and familiarly as Barkis a professional football club, based in Bareelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Q 18.

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Indian Sports Research Institute is located at

Patiala

B

Delhi

C

Cochin

D

Poona

Explanation

Founded in 1961, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports commonly known as National Institute of Sports (NIS), is the Academic Wing of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Asia’s largest Sports Institute located in city of Patiala.

Q 19.

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Match List-I with List-II and seIcct the correct answer using the codes given below the lists :

A

A : 1 B : 2 C : 3

B

A : 1 B : 3 C : 4

A : 2 B : 1 C : 3

D

A : 1 B : 3 C : 2

Explanation

Correctly matched :
Deodhar Trophy — Cricket. The Deodhar Trophy is a List A cricket competition in Indian domestic cricket. It is named after Prof. D. B. Deodhar (known as the Grand Old Man of Indian cricket).
Durand Cup — FootbalI. The Durand Football Tournament is a football competition in India which has a history dating back to 1888.The Tournament is named after its founder. Sir Mortimer Durand. British India’s Foreign Member of the time.
Grand master — Chess.

Q 20.

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Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

List-I List-II
A. Deodhar Trophy 1. Football
B. Durand Cup 2. Cricket
C. Grand master 3. Chess

A : 1 B : 2 C : 3 D : 4

B

A : 4 B : 3 C : 2 D : 1

C

A : 3 B : 4 C : 2 D : 1

D

A : 1 B : 3 C : 4 D : 2

Explanation

Correctly matched :
Ravindra Jadeja — Cricket
Gagan Narang — Shooting
Saina Nehwal — Badminton
Somdev Devvarman — Tennis

Q 21.

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Match the following :

List-I List-II
A. Ravindra Jadeja 1. Cricket
B. Gagan Narang 2. Shooting
C. Saina Nehwal 3. Badminton
D. Somdev Devvarman 4.Tennis
List-I
(Name)
List-II
(Event in London Olympic 2012)
A. Vijay Kumar 1. Men’s 10 m air rifles
B. Gagan Narang 2. Men’s 25 m rapid fire pistol
C. Sushil Kumar 3. Men’s 60 kg freestyle
D. Yogeshwar Dutt 4. Men’s 66 kg freestyle

A

A : 3 B : 2 C : 4 D : 1

B

A : 1 B : 2 C : 3 D : 4

A : 2 B : 1 C : 4 D : 3

D

A : 4 B : 3 C : 2 D : 1

Explanation

Correctly matched :
Vijay Kumar — Men’s 25 m rapid fire pistol
Gagan Narang — Men’s 10 m air rifles
Sushil Kumar — Men’s 66 kg freestyle
Yogeshwar Dutt — Men’s 60 kg freestyle

Q 22.

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Consider the following statements. To be eligible for the Arjuna Award, a sportsperson should
1. have good performance consistently for the previous three years at the international level with excellence for the year for which the Award is recommended.
2. show qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
Which of the above is/are true?

A

1 only

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

None of these

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Consider the following statements.
1. The 1st Indian to win an individual medal in Olympics was K D Jadhav.
2. Kunjarani Devi is associated with Weight lifting.
Which of the above is/are true?

A

1 only

B

2 only

Both 1 and 2

D

None of these

Q 24.

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Match the following Iists

A : 1 B : 2 C : 3 D : 4

B

A : 2 B : 1 C : 3 D : 4

C

A : 4 B : 3 C : 2 I

D

A : 2 B : 1 C : 3 D : 4

Q 25.

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Eight-year-old Tajamul Islam of J&K is related to which game?

A

Squash

Kickboxing

C

Swimming

D

Football

Explanation

Eight-year old Tajamul Islam of Jammu and Kashmir made India proud by winning the World Kick-boxing Championship is Italy. She was the first ever Indian in the sub-junior category to clinch a gold medal.

List-I
(Players)
List-II
(Sport)
A. Samir Suhag 1. Polo
B. Vikas Krishan 2. Boxing
C. Anup Kumar 3. Kabaddi
D. Yash Pal Solanki 4. Judo