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30 06 2010

This is a very loose sports question. Quite Ent in fact.

What did this painting inspire?

Answer = This is “Death playing chess” by Albertus Pictor, which inspired the famous scene in Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film The Seventh Seal, in which a knight (Antonius Block) plays chess with personified Death. Albertus Pictor himself appears as a character in the film (played by Gunnar Olsson), in a dialog with Jöns, Antonius Block’s squire, while working on a church mural.





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29 06 2010

Sorry guys, couldn’t post last week as I was outta station and then fell sick and then blah blah blah. Anyway, here goes :

What got its name because of its similarity to the object shown below?

Question courtesy : The legendary Kaballah aka Ram Kumar

Answer = The Adidas Telstar, the ball used in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, was named so because of its resemblance to the Telstar communication satellite.





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18 06 2010

Logo of?

Answer = This is the logo of the Paralympic Games. It contains three colors, red, blue, and green, which are the colors most widely represented in the flags of nations. The colors are each in the shape of an Agito (which is Latin for “I move”). The three Agitos circle a central point, which is a symbol for the athletes congregating from all points of the globe.

And for Week 33, we have a four-way tie, with Harish Krishna, Mithilesh, Praveen and Rohit all maxing with 5! Awesome work, guys 🙂





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17 06 2010

This place, whose name means “harmony”, is the largest square in Paris. What “peace treaty” was signed here in 1981?

Answer = The Concorde Agreement, which is a contract between the FIA, the Formula One teams (currently represented by FOTA and Formula One Administration which dictates the terms by which the teams compete in races and take their share of the television revenues and prize money. The first Concorde agreement came into being in 1981 to put an end to the FISA-FOCA war.





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16 06 2010

1 wrote what is probably one of the finest books on sport ever written, which is the origin of a famous phrase in a particular sport. This phrase was inspired by a line in one of the works of the Nobel Prize winner 2. Give me 1 and 2

1 =

2 =

Answer = 1 is C.L.R. James, who wrote the awesome book “Beyond a Boundary“, which popularised the phrase “What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?It was inspired by a line from Rudyard Kipling’s (2) poem “The English Flag“, which had the line “what should they know of England who only England know?”





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16 06 2010

What match gets its local name from the statue that you see below?

Question courtesy Balaji

Answer = The Inter Milan vs AC Milan match is known as the “Derby Della Madonnina” in honour of one of the main sights of the city of Milan, the statue of the Virgin Mary on the top of the Duomo, which is usually called “Madonnina”.





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14 06 2010

What two word term originated in racing as an entity that was not known to gamblers and thus was difficult to place betting odds on?

Answer = Dark Horse