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Every question poses to be a hurdle as you race to the finish line. Your goal is to score as much as you can from the volley of questions hurled at you like javelins by the Quizmaster. Pocket those points, smash those directs and bowl people over with your Fundae. For those of you who play by the rules, here are the rules of the game.

  • Will revolve around sportspersons and sporting events.
  • Prize money:
    First place : Rs. 5000/-
    Second place : Rs. 3000/-
    Third place : Rs. 2000/-
  • Teams of 3
  • Mixed Teams not allowed (All participants should belong to an educational institution)
  • Entry : Free
  • Prelims : Written
  • 6 teams qualify for the final
  • Date: Prelims: Saturday, 16th June, 2001 Finals: Saturday, 16th June, 2001
  • Time: Prelims: 1.15pm-2pm Finals: 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • Quizmaster(s) : Pradeep R., Shreeram Shetty and Siddharatha V

    Here are some sample questions. Please move your cursor over the word "Answer" to see the answer to a question.

    1) Ameer Bee passed away in 1995. She was an Indian national badminton champion in the 1940's. After Independence she left the country. She is credited with being the first lady of cricket in a particular country. Which country and why?

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    2) Paolo Rossi top scored in the 1982 football World Cup and led Italy to their famous triumph. Now before the World Cup he was nearly not picked for the team and it was only in the very last minute that he was drafted in. Why was he almost left out?(connected to current happennings)

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    3) Vijay Madgavkar was the first Indian sportsman to do what?

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    4) What is the Spanish word for 'of the royal crown'?

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    5) In the ancient Olympic games the victor was given 2 prizes. One was a crown of olive leaves. What was the other?

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    6) Who is the only Indian to have played in the German Bundesliga?

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    7) What is the claim to fame of Australian batsman Jim Burke?

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    8) Malcolm Spence of South Africa won an Olympic Bronze medal by one of the smallest margins of 0.1 seconds. Why is it so famous?

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    9) Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win a track and field gold medal when he won the marathon in 1960 in Rome. He won it barefoot. However he claimed that running was just his hobby. What was his more important profession?

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    10) England-West Indies test series in 1928-29. Walter Robbins, the English batsman was stumped and on his way to the pavilion said "Fancy getting out to a ______". Fill up?

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