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Trivia: Test Your Olympic Knowledge

The Summer Olympics begin on July 27, but how well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.

From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning July 27, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week.

Post your answers in the comments below, and check back this evening to see if you're correct! We'll post the answers later in the day.

1. Which famous literary and film character has been played by no less than four Olympians on screen?

A. King Kong

B. James Bond

C. Tarzan

D. Batman

2. Which of these is no longer an Olympic event? 

A. Golf

B. Fencing

C. Discus throwing

D. Triple Jump

3. In 1904, American George Eyser won three golds, two silvers and a bronze in gymnastics. Besides the number of medals he took home, what was remarkable about his achievement?

A. He had a glass eye

B. He had a wooden leg

C. He was blind

D. He was deaf

4. How many perfect 10s was Nadia Comaneci awarded during the 1976 Olympics?

A. Five

B. Six

C. Seven

D. Eight

5. The author of the seminal book on baby and child care was also a gold medalist. Whom are we referring to?

A. Dr. Benjamin Spock

B. Dr. Michael Cohen

C. C. R. Partridge

D. Jane Mattes

6. How long is the route for the marathon event in the 2012 Olympics?

A. 8 miles

B. 11.2 miles

C. 26.3 miles

D. 40.6 miles

7. Who lit the torch to start the Games in Atlanta?

A. Wayne Gretzky

B. Cathy Freeman

C. Muhammad Ali

D. Ken Henry

8. What is the name of the mascot of the 2012 Games?

A. Misha

B. Sam

C. Izzy

D. Wenlock

9. Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?

A. Moscow

B. Seoul

C. Madrid

D. Melbourne

10. True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event still being held.

A. True

B. False

 

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports, including basketball, karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

Jennifer Kim (Editor) July 26, 2012 at 09:25 PM
No guesses out there?
Jennifer Kim (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 01:47 PM
In case you were curious....here are the answers: 1. C, Tarzan. Johnny Weismuller, who won two swimming gold medals, in 1924 and in 1928. Buster Crabbe, who won a swimming bronze in 1928. Hermann Brix, who won silver in the shot put in 1928. Glen Morris, who took gold in the decathlon in 1936. 2. A, Golf. It was an Olympic event in 1900 and 1904. 3. B, Wooden Leg. He won all these medals even though he had a wooden leg. 4. C, Seven. 5. A, Dr. Benjamin Spock. He won the gold for rowing in 1924. 6. C, 26.3 miles. 7. C, Muhammad Ali. 8. D, Wenlock. 9. C, Madrid. Moscow hosted in 1980, Seoul in 1988 and Melbourne in 1956. 10. B, False.

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