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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » History and Sport: The Story of Cricket - Class 9 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)

History and Sport: The Story of Cricket - Class 9 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)


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Question :

What is the length of the cricket pitch ?


Answer :

22 yards
25 yards
20 yards
30 yards.


Question :

Which among the following is associated with the professionals ?


Answer :

They considered sport a kind of ieisure.
The poor who played it for living.
Playing for pleasure and not for money
The rich who played it for pleasure


Question :

Why did Mahatma Gandhi condemn the Pentangular tournament ?


Answer :

He thought cricket was a waste of time.
He was opposed to the composition of teams based on communities.
It was a colonial tournament
He did not want Indians play an English game. [CBSE CCE 2010]


Question :

According to Thomas Arnold, the principal of an English School, the game of cricket as an organized way of teaching which of the following qualities :


Answer :

the discipline, the importance of hierarchy the skills, the code of honour and leadership qualities
competitive spirit, spirit of rivalry and a sense of superiority
leadership qualities, athletism and discipline
aggression, competitive spirit and a killer instint for victory.


Question :

The Quadrangular tournament did not include the following team


Answer :

the Parsis
the Europeans
Hindus
the Rest


Question :

The Pentangular tournament was replaced by Ranji Trophy after independence as


Answer :

It was a colonial tournament
Only four religious communities instead of five agreed to play.
The Europeans had left India
Ranji Trophy was rival of Pentangular tournament.


Question :

Who among the following was India's First Test Captain ?


Answer :

C.K. Nayudu
Vijay Hazare
Paiwankar Vithal
Palwankar Baloo


Question :

Why was the victory of the West Indies team in the Test Series in England in 1950 considered a national achievement in West Indies


Answer :

For the first time West Indies got the opportunity to play international cricket
Because it proved that West Indians were the equals of White Englishman.
The West Indies team became popular in the world
It generated a sense of extreme nationalism.


Question :

Cricket did not become popular in the countries of South America because


Answer :

South American countries were not under American, Spanish and Portuguese influence.
Other games like football and hockey became international but cricket remained a British colonial game.
It was a part of British colonial game.
It was limited to the countries that was not the part of British empire. [CBSE CCE 2010]


Question :

Which of the following has expanded the audience for
the game of cricket into small towns and villages ?


Answer :

Newspaper
Television Coverage
Radio Commentary
Cricket Matches