The Story of Cricket Repair Questions & Answers

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The Story of Cricket Repair Questions & Answers

Question 1: Mark the right answer.

Cricket is originally a/an

i. Indian game.
ii British game.
iii. international game.

Question 2: “There is a historical reason behind both these oddities.” In the preceding two paragraphs, find two words/phrases that mean the same as ‘oddities’.

Answer: The two words/phrases that mean the same as ‘oddities’ are:

  • peculiarities
  • curious characteristic

Question 3: How is a cricket bat different from a hockey stick?

Answer: A cricket bat is flat and thick in shape, whereas the hockey stick is bent at its bottom.

Question 4: Write True or False against each of the following sentences.

i. India joined the world of Test cricket before Independence – True
ii. The colonisers did nothing to encourage the Parsis in playing cricket – True
iii. Palwankar Baloo was India’s first Test captain – False
iv. Australia played its first Test against England as a sovereign nation – False

Question 5: A ‘professional’ cricket player is one who makes a living by playing cricket. Find the opposite of ‘professional’ in the last paragraph.

Answer: The opposite of ‘professional’ is amateur.

Question 6: Mark the right answer.

In “the triumph of the one-day game”, ‘triumph’ means the one-day game’s

i. superiority to Test cricket.
ii. inferiority to Test cricket.
iii. achievement and success over Test cricket.
iv. popularity among viewers.

Question 7: Mark the right answer.

“…the men for whom the world is a stage”.

i. It refers to the famous cricket fields in the world.
ii. It means that there are many cricket playing countries in the world.
iii. It implies that cricketers are like actors and every cricket ground is like a stage on which the drama of cricket is enacted the world over.

The Story of Cricket Repair Questions & Answers

Question 8: Name some stick-and-ball games that you have witnessed or heard of.

Answer: Some of the stick-and-ball games that I have witness or heard are: baseball, polo, golf

Question 9: The Parsis were the first Indian community to take to cricket. Why?

Answer: Parsis were in the close contact with the British because of their interest in trade. They were the first Indian community to westernise and take up the game of cricket.

Question 10: The rivalry between the Parsis and the Bombay Gymkhana had a happy ending for the former. What does ‘a happy ending’ refer to?

Answer: ‘A happy ending’ refers to the victory of the Parsi team over the Bombay Gymkhana in the game of cricket in 1889, just four years after the foundation of the Indian National Congress in 1885, an organisation that was lucky to have great Parsi statesman and intellectual Dadabhai Naoroji amongst its leaders.

Question 11: Do you think cricket owes its present popularity to television? Justify your answer.

Answer: Yes, cricket owes its present popularity to television. Earlier the playing as well making an audience to the game was only the right to the privileged. However, with the introduction of television has expanded its audience by taking the game to towns and villages. People from all age group across the country appreciate the game. Kids and youth dream of taking this as a career all because of television.

Question 12:  Why has cricket a large viewership in India, not in China or Russia?

Answer: China and Russia are the countries that have never been colonized by the British, due to this reason the game is not played in this country and hence its viewership is negligible. India is one of those countries which has been playing cricket from almost its inception, which is another reason for its large viewership.

Question 13: What do you understand by the game’s (cricket) ‘equipment’?

Answer: The ‘equipment’ of any game are its important instruments. Bat, ball, stumps and bails are cricket’s primary equipment. There is also protective equipment like pads, gloves, helmets etc.

Question 14: How is Test cricket a unique game in many ways?

Answer: A Test cricket is unique as a Test match can go on for five days and still end in a draw. No other modern team sport takes even half as much time to complete. A football match is generally over in an hour-and-a-half. Even baseball completes nine innings in less than half the time that it takes to play a limited-overs match.

Question 15:  How is cricket different from other team games?

Answer: Cricket is different from other team games because in cricket, the length of the pitch is defined as 22 yards however, the shape of the ground could be oval or circular. There is no specific measurement for the size of the ground. Unlike cricket, many other popular games like hockey or football follows certain specification for grounds.

Question 16: How have advances in technology affected the game of cricket?

Answer: Advancement in technology has led to better protective equipment in cricket. The invention of vulcanised rubber led to the introduction of pads and protective gloves. The helmets are now made up of metal and synthetic materials that are easier to carry.

So, these were The Story of Cricket Repair Questions & Answers.

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