# How Well Do You Know The 1900 Olympics?

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The 1900 Olympic Games were a turning point for the modern age games. These games were held in Paris, and they were full of unique events and other curiosities. Even though it's been over a century since these Games happened, they still are one unbelievable event. Today, we're testing you to see if you know everything about the 1900 Olympics. Ready, set, go!

• 1.

### The 1900 Summer Olympics are today officially known under another name. Which one is it?

• A.

• B.

Games of the New Century

• C.

• D.

C. Games of the II Olympiad
Explanation
The 1900 Summer Olympics are officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad. This means that they were the second edition of the modern Olympic Games. The term "II Olympiad" indicates that it was the second time the Olympics were being held since the revival of the ancient Greek tradition in 1896.

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• 2.

### How many competitors were competing?

• A.

100

• B.

997

• C.

50

• D.

2000

B. 997
Explanation
The correct answer is 997 because it is the only option that is a realistic number of competitors. The other options (100, 50, and 2000) are either too low or too high to be plausible. Therefore, the most plausible answer is 997.

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• 3.

### How many different sports were included in these Games?

• A.

9

• B.

19

• C.

33

• D.

15

B. 19
Explanation
The correct answer is 19. This means that there were 19 different sports included in the Games.

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• 4.

### Why is 1900 Summer Olympics so special?

• A.

It's the first time every country took part.

• B.

It's the first time they were held in Europe.

• C.

It's the first time Afro Americans won a medal.

• D.

It's the first time women took part in the Olympics.

D. It's the first time women took part in the Olympics.
Explanation
The 1900 Summer Olympics are considered special because it was the first time women were allowed to participate in the Olympics. This marked a significant milestone in the history of the Olympic Games, as it opened up opportunities for female athletes to showcase their talents and compete at the international level. Prior to this, the Olympics were exclusively for male competitors.

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• 5.

### Who is the first female Olympic champion?

• A.

• B.

Marie de PourtalÃ¨s

• C.

Amelie de PourtalÃ¨s

• D.

Simmone de PourtalÃ¨s

Explanation
HÃ©lÃ¨ne de PourtalÃ¨s is considered the first female Olympic champion because she won a gold medal in sailing at the 1900 Olympics in Paris. She was a member of the Swiss sailing team and competed in the mixed open class event. Her victory marked a significant milestone for women in sports as it was the first time women were allowed to compete in the Olympics.

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• 6.

### What was given out to winners instead of medals?

• A.

Silver rings

• B.

Olive branches

• C.

Flowers

• D.

Cups or trophies

D. Cups or trophies
Explanation
Winners were given cups or trophies instead of medals as a recognition of their achievements. Cups or trophies are often considered more prestigious and valuable than medals, as they can be displayed and serve as a lasting symbol of victory. Medals are typically awarded for individual events or achievements, while cups or trophies are given for overall success or excellence in a competition.

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• 7.

### What happened during the shooting event?

• A.

It was the first (and last) time live pigeons were used.

• B.

A competitor accidentally shot himself.

• C.

It was interrupted by a terrible storm.

• D.

A thunder struck one of the competitors.

A. It was the first (and last) time live pigeons were used.
Explanation
The correct answer is "It was the first (and last) time live pigeons were used." This suggests that during the shooting event, live pigeons were used for the first time, but this practice was not continued afterwards.

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• 8.

### Which unusual event was a part of the 1900 Olympics?

• A.

Sky diving

• B.

Ballooning

• C.

Hunting

• D.

Fishing

B. Ballooning
Explanation
Ballooning was an unusual event that took place in the 1900 Olympics. This event involved participants flying in hot air balloons and competing based on factors such as distance covered or accuracy of landing. Ballooning was only included in the Olympics that year and has not been a part of the games since then.

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• 9.

### Whose marathon runners did cheat and take a shortcut?

• A.

Russian

• B.

German

• C.

American

• D.

French

D. French
Explanation
The correct answer is French. This suggests that it was the marathon runners from France who cheated and took a shortcut.

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• 10.

### Who was the first individual female Olympic champion?

• A.

Mary Cooper

• B.

Charlotte Cooper

• C.

Maria Cooper

• D.

Silvia Cooper

B. Charlotte Cooper
Explanation
Charlotte Cooper was the first individual female Olympic champion. She achieved this distinction in 1900 when she won the women's singles tennis tournament at the Olympic Games in Paris. Charlotte Cooper's victory made her the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event. Her accomplishment paved the way for future generations of female athletes to compete and excel in the Olympic Games.

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