Sports - MCQs with answers - Part IX1. What is the full form of IAAF?
a) International Amateur Athletics Federation
b) Indian Amateur Athletics Federation
c) Indian Association of Athletics and Field events
d) None of the aboveView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Who was the first athlete to be awarded Padma Shri?
ANSWER: a) International Amateur Athletics Federation
It was founded on 17 July 1912 by representatives from 17 national athletics federations.
a) G. S. Randhawa
b) Milkha Singh
c) P. T. Usha
d) V. S. ChauhanView Answer / Hide Answer
3. When were the first Commonwealth Games held?
ANSWER: b) Milkha Singh
In 1959, Milkha Singh was honoured with Padma Shri.
d) 1957View Answer / Hide Answer
4. In which year did the Commonwealth Games get the current title?
ANSWER: a) 1930
The Commonwealth Games was known as the British Empire Games from 1930-1950.
d) 1978View Answer / Hide Answer
5. In which category did India win its first Commonwealth medal?
ANSWER: d) 1978
The Commonwealth Games was known as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954-1966 and British Commonwealth Games from 1970-1974.
d) WrestlingView Answer / Hide Answer
6. Who won the David Dixon Award at 2006 Melbourne Games?
ANSWER: d) Wrestling
India's first ever Commonwealth medal was won by Rashid Anwar who won a bronze in Welterweight category of Wrestling.
a) Gagan Narang
b) Ian Thorpe
c) Leisal Jones
d) Samaresh JungView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Which is the first Asian country to host Commonwealth Games?
ANSWER: d) Samaresh Jung
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he was given the David Dixon Award at the closing ceremony, an award to recognise the "Best Athlete of the 18th Commonwealth Games". He was dubbed "Goldfinger" by the volunteers at the Games.
d) Sri LankaView Answer / Hide Answer
8. What was the position of India in the final Medal Tally of Melbourne CWG 2006?
ANSWER: b) Malaysia
In 1998, Malaysia has hosted the Games at Kuala Lumpur.
d) FourthView Answer / Hide Answer
9. When did the World Chess Championship begin?
ANSWER: d) Fourth
India was at the fourth position with 22 gold medals, 17 silver medals, and 11 bronze medals.
d) 1889 View Answer / Hide Answer
10. Who was the first modern chess master?
ANSWER: a) 1886
The official world championship began when the two leading players Johann Zukertort from Europe and Willhelm Steinitz from the United States played a match.
a) Adolf Anderssen
b) Jean Dufresne
c) Johannes Zukertort
d) Paul MorphyView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: a) Adolf Anderssen
In 1842 Anderssen published "Task for chess players" which is a collection of 60 chess problems.