General Knowledge - Sports

Exercise :: Sports - Section 1

55. 

How many gold medals have been won by India in the Olympics so far?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 9
D. 10

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In the 2008 Games in Beijing, Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to win gold in an individual event when he won the men's 10 meter air rifle competition. This was India's 9th gold medal in Olympic competition.

India has won eight gold medals in field hockey (1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1980).


56. 

Who did The Rock wrestle in the main event at the 1999 edition of "Wrestlemania"?

A. Stone Cold Steve Austin
B. Triple H
C. Mankind
D. Undertaker

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

This was the first time they wrestled each other at "Wrestlemania". Two years later they wrestled again with Austin winning that match as well. The third match was in 2003 in Seattle. This was Austin's last match and he finally lost to The Rock.

57. 

Which English county did batting sensation Virender Sehwag join in the 2003 season?

A. Lancashire
B. Leicestershire
C. Yorkshire
D. Middlesex

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Virender Sehwag holds the record for the Highest individual score by an Indian in test matches when he scored 309 against Pakistan in 2004.

58. 

Who has scored the most Test hundreds ever?

A. Steve Waugh
B. Sachin Tendulkar
C. Shane Warne
D. Sunil Gavaskar

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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59. 

When was the first cricket Test match played?

A. 1873
B. 1877
C. 1870
D. 1788

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question. Let us discuss.

60. 

Which track and field star overcame childhood polio to become one of the greatest athletes of her time?

A. Wilma Rudolph
B. Gail Devers
C. Florence Griffith Joyner
D. Jackie Robinson

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Rudolph won 3 gold medals (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at the 1960 Olympics. Devers overcame a thyroid disorder (Graves' disease) that nearly resulted in her having both feet amputated.

For more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph .