Test: History & Sport The Story Of Cricket - 2


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QUESTION: 1

In what ways is the game of cricket unique and different from other games ?

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QUESTION: 2

There were revision of laws by MCC between 1770s and 1780s. They were:

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QUESTION: 3

The West Indies win in Test Series against England in 1950, had two ironical features. They were

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Success at cricket became a measure of racial equality and political progress.  At the time of their independence many of the political leaders of Caribbean countries like Forbes Burnham and Eric Williams saw in the game a chance for self-respect and international standing. 

QUESTION: 4

There was a quarrel between the Bombay Gymkhana (a Whites only club) and the Parsi Club, because :

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There was a quarrel between the Bombay Gymkhana, a whites-only club, and Parsi cricketers over the use of a public park. The Parsis complained that the park was left unfit for cricket because the polo ponies of the Bombay Gymkhana dug up the surface.

QUESTION: 5

The rivalry between the Parsis and the racist Bombay Gymkhana ended when:

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QUESTION: 6

When were the first written “Laws of Cricket” drawn up ?

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QUESTION: 7

When was the world’s first cricket club formed ?

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The correct option is C.
The world's first cricket club was formed in Hambledon in the 1760s and the world-famous Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was founded in 1787.

QUESTION: 8

When was the Marylebone Cricket Club founded ?

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QUESTION: 9

Which of these features for cricket were laid down in the 1770s and 1780s ?

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QUESTION: 10

The reason that cricket has originated from the villages is/are

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QUESTION: 11

Which Australian player tried to play with an aluminium bat ?

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QUESTION: 12

In the matter of protective equipment, how has cricket been influenced by technological change ?

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QUESTION: 13

What were the rich who played cricket for pleasure called ?

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QUESTION: 14

The poor who played cricket for a living were called

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QUESTION: 15

Who wrote a novel titled ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’ which became popular in 1857 ?

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Tom Brown's School Days (sometimes written Tom Brown's Schooldays, also published under the titles Tom Brown at Rugby, School Days at Rugby, and Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby) is an 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set in the 1830s at Rugby School, a public school for boys. Hughes attended Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. The novel was originally published as being "by an Old Boy of Rugby", and much of it is based on the author's experiences. Tom Brown is largely based on the author's brother George Hughes.

QUESTION: 16

Which ‘professional’ batsman led the English cricket team in 1930 for the first time ?

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QUESTION: 17

Which of these statements is correct about the spread of cricket ?

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QUESTION: 18

In which of these countries was cricket established as a popular sport ?

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QUESTION: 19

When and where was the first non-White club established ?

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QUESTION: 20

What was the term ‘tournament’ called initially ?

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QUESTION: 21

Where was the world’s first cricket clubformed ?           

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QUESTION: 22

When was the worlds first cricket club formed ?           

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QUESTION: 23

When were the laws of cricket drawn up ?           

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The first written 'Laws of Cricket' were drawn up in 1744. They stated, 'the principals shall choose from amongst the gentlemen present two umpires who shall absolutely decide all disputes.

QUESTION: 24

What was the name given to gas chambers by Nazis ?

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QUESTION: 25

Who were mulattos ?           

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QUESTION: 26

What was the name of the first Indian cricket club ?           

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QUESTION: 27

When was the first leg before wicket laws was published -           

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QUESTION: 28

When did the Test Cricket start ?           

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QUESTION: 29

Who was the first black captain of West Indies cricket team ?           

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QUESTION: 30

Who was the first captain of Indian Test cricket team ?           

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