How Well Do You Know Roland Matthes

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Roland Matthes is a German who practices the backstroke style, and that's partly what made him a champion. The others being skill, confidence, and peak physical condition.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How did Roland Matthes retire?

    • A.

      As the finest medley swimmer

    • B.

      As the most expensive freestyle swimmer

    • C.

      As the most popular relay swimmer

    • D.

      As the most successful backstroke swimmer

    Correct Answer
    D. As the most successful backstroke swimmer
    Explanation
    Roland Matthes retired as the most successful backstroke swimmer. This suggests that he achieved great success in the backstroke swimming discipline, which led to his retirement. He may have won numerous competitions and set records in this particular swimming style, establishing himself as one of the best backstroke swimmers of his time.

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  • 2. 

    How many backstroke competition did he win between 1967 and 1974

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      All

    Correct Answer
    D. All
    Explanation
    The answer "All" suggests that he won all the backstroke competitions between 1967 and 1974. This means that he was successful in every competition during that time period.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of Roland Matthes' coach?

    • A.

      Don Marlow

    • B.

      Don Barrow

    • C.

      Marlies Grohe

    • D.

      Ian Thorpe

    Correct Answer
    C. Marlies Grohe
    Explanation
    Marlies Grohe is the correct answer because she is the coach of Roland Matthes.

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  • 4. 

    What was his nickname as a swimmer?

    • A.

      Sting bee

    • B.

      Ferrari

    • C.

      Cadillac

    • D.

      Rolls-Royce

    Correct Answer
    D. Rolls-Royce
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the nickname of the person as a swimmer. Out of the options provided, "Rolls-Royce" is the only one that can be a nickname for a swimmer. The other options, such as "Sting bee," "Ferrari," and "Cadillac," do not have any direct relation to swimming or a swimmer. Therefore, "Rolls-Royce" is the most appropriate answer as a nickname for the swimmer.

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  • 5. 

    How many Olympic medals did he win in 1968, 1972 and 1976?

    • A.

      8 medals

    • B.

      6 medals

    • C.

      5 medals

    • D.

      7 medals

    Correct Answer
    A. 8 medals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8 medals because the question asks how many Olympic medals he won in 1968, 1972, and 1976. Therefore, the total number of medals he won in those three years is 8.

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  • 6. 

    How many European and world championship did he win in a row?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    A. 7
    Explanation
    The answer is 7 because the question is asking for the number of European and world championships won in a row. Therefore, the correct answer is the option that indicates the highest number, which is 7.

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  • 7. 

    Which competition did he defend his world title?

    • A.

      100 m backstroke

    • B.

      200 m backstroke

    • C.

      400 m backstroke

    • D.

      300 m backstroke

    Correct Answer
    A. 100 m backstroke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 100 m backstroke. This means that he defended his world title in the 100 meter backstroke competition.

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  • 8. 

    Where did he win all titles for the 100 and 200m backstroke in 1974 European championship?

    • A.

      Vienna

    • B.

      Barcelona

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Monaco

    Correct Answer
    B. Barcelona
    Explanation
    In 1974, he won all titles for the 100 and 200m backstroke in the European championship. The correct answer is Barcelona.

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  • 9. 

    How many times was he selected as East German Sports Personality of the year?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    D. 7
    Explanation
    He was selected as East German Sports Personality of the year 7 times.

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  • 10. 

    Which year was Roland inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      1983

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      1981

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    C. 1981
    Explanation
    Roland was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1981.

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