2012 Summer Olympics: Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The 2012 Olympics will take place in what city in the UK?

    • A.

      Birmingham

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Manchester

    • D.

      Cardiff

    • E.

      Edinburgh

    Correct Answer
    B. London
    Explanation
    The 2012 Olympics took place in London, as stated in the answer. This was a significant event for the city and the entire United Kingdom, as it showcased London's ability to host a major international sporting event. The Olympics brought together athletes from all over the world to compete in various sports, and London successfully organized and managed the logistics of the games. The city's infrastructure, venues, and transportation systems were all utilized to ensure the smooth running of the event. Overall, London was chosen as the host city for the 2012 Olympics, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is not a sport that will feature at the 2012 Olympics?

    • A.

      Football

    • B.

      Gymnastics

    • C.

      Rollerskating

    • D.

      Handball

    • E.

      Cycling

    Correct Answer
    C. Rollerskating
    Explanation
    Rollerskating is not a sport that featured at the 2012 Olympics. The other options, football, gymnastics, handball, and cycling, were all included in the Olympic program that year. Rollerskating is a recreational activity that involves skating on roller skates or inline skates, but it is not recognized as an Olympic sport.

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  • 3. 

    How many gold medals did Team GB win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      19

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      17

    • E.

      18

    Correct Answer
    B. 19
    Explanation
    Team GB won 19 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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  • 4. 

    Which country did the Olympics come from?

    • A.

      United Kingdom

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Belgium

    • D.

      Italy

    • E.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    E. Greece
    Explanation
    The Olympics originated in Greece. The ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, starting in 776 BC. These games were a major part of ancient Greek culture and were held every four years to honor the god Zeus. The modern Olympic Games, which began in 1896, were inspired by the ancient Greek tradition and continue to be held every four years, with Greece being the birthplace and the host of the first modern Olympics.

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  • 5. 

    How many times before 2012 has the UK held the Olympics?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    The UK has held the Olympics twice before 2012. The first time was in 1908 in London, and the second time was in 1948, also in London.

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  • 6. 

    The first modern Olympics was held in?

    • A.

      1912

    • B.

      1853

    • C.

      1896

    • D.

      1950

    • E.

      1916

    Correct Answer
    C. 1896
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1896 because it was the year when the first modern Olympics were held. The modern Olympic Games were revived by Pierre de Coubertin, a French educator, who believed in the importance of international sporting events to promote peace and unity among nations. The inaugural modern Olympics took place in Athens, Greece, and featured athletes from 14 countries competing in various sports disciplines. This marked the beginning of a long-standing tradition of hosting the Olympic Games every four years, with different cities around the world taking turns to organize the event.

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  • 7. 

    When were the first Paralympics held?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1896

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1988

    • E.

      1964

    Correct Answer
    A. 1960
    Explanation
    The first Paralympics were held in 1960.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these athletes won 3 gold medals at the 2008 Olympics?

    • A.

      Steve Cram

    • B.

      Rebecca Adlington

    • C.

      Chris Hoy

    • D.

      Christine Ohuruogu

    • E.

      David Beckham

    Correct Answer
    C. Chris Hoy
    Explanation
    Chris Hoy is the correct answer because he won 3 gold medals at the 2008 Olympics. The other athletes mentioned did not achieve this feat at the 2008 Olympics.

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