Ch – 7 History & Sport : The Story Of Cricket

Q.1: The first written ‘Laws of Cricket’ were drawn up in _________.

a) 1748

b) 1746

c) 1744

Q.2: The world’s first cricket club was formed in _________ in 1760s.

a) Marylebone

b) Hambledon

c) Bombay

Q.3: Why were the rich players called the ‘Amateurs’ ?

a) Because they considered this as a kind of leisure.

b) Because they believed there was not enough money in cricket in order to be interested,

c) Both

Q.4: West Indies won its First Test series against England in _______.

a) 1950

b) 1955

c) 1960

Q.5: First Indian club was established in ________ in 1792.

a) Bombay

b) Madras

c) Calcutta

Q.6: On what principle was cricket played in colonial India ?

a) race

b) religion

c) Both

Q.7: Which community founded the first Indian cricket club (Oriental cricket club) in Bombay in 1848 ?

a) Parsis

b) Hindus

c) Muslims

Q.8: Which was the first Indian cricket team to tour England in 1886 ?

a) Bombay team

b) Indian team

c) Parsi team

Q.9: Which of the following statements is/are true about the “Quadrangular tournament” ?

a) The teams were formed on the basis of religious communities.

b) There were five teams in the tournament.

c) Both

Q.10: The __________________ tournament, which later came to be known as ‘Ranji Trophy’, was established to replace the Pentangular tournament.

a) Indian Cricket Championship

b) National Cricket Championship

c) Bharatiya Cricket Championship

Q.11: Who was India’s first Test Captain ?

a) Palwankar Vithal

b) C.K.Naydu

c) Vijay Hazare

Q.12: The first World Cup was held in ________ in England.

a) 1975

b) 1976

c) 1977


  1. c
  2. b
  3. c
  4. a
  5. c
  6. c
  7. a
  8. c
  9. a
  10. b
  11. b
  12. a

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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