UPSC question paper – 2006 – 2010 –Sports & Games




#1. When Leander Paes won the “mixed doubles” at the US Open in the year 2008, who of the following was his partner? [2009]

#2. Parimarjan Negi has excelled in which one of the following games? [2007]

#3. Who among the following bowlers have taken more than 500 wickets in Test Cricket? [2007] 1. Wasim Akram 2. Richard Hadlee 3. Glen McGrath 4. Courtney Walsh 14. (c) Hanif Mohammaed of Pakistan scored 356 Runs which was broken by Garfilled Sobers with a score of 365 runs, this record was broken by Brian Lara of West Indies with 375 runs, this was broken by Mathew Hayden with 380 runs but recently Lara broke his record with 400 runs in a test inning. 15. (b) The correct match is given below: French Open 2004 – Anastsia Wimbledon 2004 – Maria Sharapova U.S Open – Svetlana Kuznetsova Australian open 2004 Justine Henin Hardenne 16. (c) He is mid-fielder in Indian football team. 17. (b) Spain and U.S.A. played in the Lawn Tennis Davis Cup Final in the year 2004 18. (b) The 2005 Davis Cup was the 94th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. A total of 130 teams participated in the tournament. The final took place 2-4 December at the Sibamac Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, with Croatia defeating Slovakia for their first title. 19. (a) The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Russia did not participate in this event. 20. (b) Glen McGrath and Courtney Walsh are the only bowlers in the given list of bowlers who have taken more than 500 test wickets. 21. (c) Parimarjan Negi is a chess Grandmaster from India. 22. (b) Cara Black and Leander Paes won in the final 7-6(8-6), 6-4, against Liezel Huber and Jamie Murray. Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#4. Which one of the following countries was not a participating team in the Football World Cup-2006? [2006]

#5. Who did Croatia defeat in the Davis Cup-2005 Finals to win the Davis Cup-2005? [2006]

#6. Which countries played in the Lawn Tennis Davis Cup Final in the year 2004 ? [2005]


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