Mar 26, 2010

..Spent Quiz Continued...

Ans. These are the only six player/managers to have won the Uefa Champions League (or Cup Winners Cup as it was earlier known) both as player and as manager

(in orger of images given)
a-Miguel Munoz (Real Madrid-as player won in 1955,1956 and 1957 and as manager won it in 1958,1959 and 1965)
b-Johan Cruyff (As player, won it in 1971,1972 and 1973 with Ajax and as manager coached Ajax to the title in 1987 and went on to manage Barcelona, with whom he won it in 1989)
c-Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan-as player in 1989 and 1990 and as coach in 2002 and 2006)
d-Giovanni Trapattoni (As player for AC Milan in 1967 and as coach of Juventus in 1984)
e-Josep Guardiola (FC Barcelona-as player in 1991 and as coach in 2008)
f-Frank Rijkaard (As player for Ajax, won it in 1995 and as coach of FC Barcelona, won it in 2005)

3. Trivia: Marion Cotillard (2008), Helen Mirren (2007) and Nicole Kidman (2002) are the only 3 in the last 11 years to have escaped this 'curse' although one can argue that Kidman did not manage to escape its effects altogether. What 'curse' am i talking about?? (1 Point)

Ans. The Curse of the Best Actress Oscar

It has been observed that 8 out of the last 11 Best Actress Oscar Winners (ranging from Sandra Bullock to Reese Witherspoon to Kate Winslet to Hillary Swaink and so on) have ended up divorcing their husbands/breaking up with their boyfriends within a year of winning the award!!

4. Connect the films (think 'desi') (1 point)

Ans. The 3 movies that won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar the years when Indian Movies had reached the final 5 nominees' list

Guiseppe Tornatore's 'Cinema Paradiso' (1989) won the year Mira Nair's 'Salaam Bombay' was nominated

Danis Tanovic's 'No Man's Land' (2002) won the year Ashutosh Gowariker's 'Lagaan' was nominated

Federico Fellini's 'Nights of Cbiria' (1958) won the year Mehboob Khan's 'Mother India' was nominated

5. The naming of the delivery is attributed to Moin Khan, the former Pakistani wicketkeeper, who would call on Saqlain Mushtauq to bowl the ______ from behind the stumps. Tony Greig, a commentator in one of these matches eventually linked the word to the delivery and confirmwed it woth Saqlain in a post-match interview. Thus, the term became a part of cricketing culture. The ______ is now an important part of the off-spin armoury
Some people, however, feel that the real pioneer of the delivery was Sonny Ramadhin, who played for the West Indies in the 1950s, as he moved the ball both ways, despite gripping the ball like an off-break bowler and like many _______-bowling off-break bowlers, had a questionable bowling action. What delivery? (1 point)

Ans. The 'Doosra'

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