London 2012 Olympic Games

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

        How many Mary Poppinses fought Lord Voldemort in the Olympics Opening Ceremony? 

    • A.

      31

    • B.

      32

    • C.

      33

    • D.

      34

    Correct Answer
    B. 32
  • 2. 

    How many performers took part in the Olympics opening ceremony? 

    • A.

      1000

    • B.

      3500

    • C.

      7500

    • D.

      15000

    Correct Answer
    C. 7500
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7500 because it is the option that states the number of performers who took part in the Olympics opening ceremony.

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  • 3. 

    How many beds were used in the Opening ceremony for the section about the NHS? 

    • A.

      320

    • B.

      330

    • C.

      340

    • D.

      350

    Correct Answer
    A. 320
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 320. This means that 320 beds were used in the Opening ceremony for the section about the NHS.

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  • 4. 

    In Greek mythology who is the Goddess of Victory? 

    Correct Answer
    Nike
    Explanation
    In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek: Νίκη, "Victory", pronounced [nǐːkɛː]) was a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria. Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water),[1][2] and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal).[1]
    Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus, the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical (later) myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War against the older deities. Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and fame.


    Statuette of goddess Nike found in Vani, Georgia.
    Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings. Most other winged deities in the Greek pantheon had shed their wings by Classical times. Nike is the goddess of strength, speed, and victory. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena, and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in the Parthenon.[3] Nike is one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek coins.[4]
    Names stemming from Nike include amongst others: Nicholas, Nicola, Nick, Nicolai, Nikolai, Nicolae, Nils, Klaas, Nicole, Ike, Niki, Nikita, Nika, Niketas, and Nico.

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  • 5. 

    Where will the volleyball events be held for the Olympics? 

    • A.

      Greenwich Park

    • B.

      ExCeL

    • C.

      Hampton Court Palace

    • D.

      Earls Court

    Correct Answer
    D. Earls Court
    Explanation
    Earls Court is the correct answer because it is one of the venues where the volleyball events will be held for the Olympics.

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  • 6. 

    When was Archery first introduced to the Olympic Games? 

    • A.

      1896

    • B.

      1900

    • C.

      1912

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    B. 1900
    Explanation
    Archery was first introduced to the Olympic Games in 1900.

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  • 7. 

    How many hurdles are there in the 400m hurdles race? 

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 10
    Explanation
    In a 400m hurdles race, there are 10 hurdles. Hurdles are placed at specific intervals along the track to create a challenge for the athletes. The purpose of the hurdles is to test the athletes' speed, agility, and coordination as they need to jump over each hurdle without knocking them down. The number of hurdles in a race is standardized to ensure fairness and consistency in competition. Therefore, the correct answer is 10.

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  • 8. 

    How heavy is the 'shot' thrown by men? 

    • A.

      7.23 kg

    • B.

      7.24 kg

    • C.

      7.25 kg

    • D.

      7.26 kg

    Correct Answer
    D. 7.26 kg
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is 7.26 kg. This suggests that the weight of the shot thrown by men is 7.26 kg.

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  • 9. 

    How many events make up the Decathlon? 

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    The Decathlon consists of 10 events. It is a combined athletic event in which athletes compete in ten different track and field events over two consecutive days. These events include sprinting, jumping, throwing, and distance running. The winner is determined by the total points earned in all ten events, making it a comprehensive test of an athlete's overall ability and versatility.

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  • 10. 

    How many Track Cycling golds did Great Britain win at Bejing 2008

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      17

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    Great Britain won 7 Track Cycling golds at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these venues is NOT a football venue in the 2012 Olympics? 

    • A.

      Millennium Stadium

    • B.

      Old Trafford

    • C.

      Wembley

    • D.

      Elland Road

    Correct Answer
    D. Elland Road
    Explanation
    Elland Road is not a football venue in the 2012 Olympics. Millennium Stadium, Old Trafford, and Wembley were all used as football venues during the Olympics, but Elland Road was not included in the list.

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  • 12. 

    What colour pitch will Hockey be played on during the Olympics 2012? 

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    A. Blue
    Explanation
    Hockey will be played on a blue pitch during the Olympics 2012. The blue color is used to enhance the visibility of the ball against the green background, making it easier for players and spectators to track the game. The blue pitch also helps to reduce the glare from the sun and provides better contrast for the players, allowing them to make quick and accurate decisions on the field.

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  • 13. 

    Rhythmic Gymnastics is one of only two disciplines at the Games to be contested solely by Women. What is the other one? 

    Correct Answer
    Synchronised swimming
    synchronized swimming
    Explanation
    Synchronized swimming is the other discipline at the Games that is contested solely by women. This sport involves a combination of swimming, dance, and gymnastics performed in synchronization with a team. It requires strength, flexibility, and precise timing, making it a challenging and visually captivating event.

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  • 14. 

    Which country watches the most sport on TV? 

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Great Britain

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    D. China
    Explanation
    China is the most populous country in the world, with a population of over 1.4 billion people. Due to its large population, it is likely that a significant number of people in China watch sports on TV. Additionally, China has a strong interest in sports such as basketball, soccer, and table tennis, which further contributes to the high viewership of sports on television in the country.

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  • 15. 

    Which country holds the most gold medals since the Games started? 

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Korea

    Correct Answer
    A. USA
    Explanation
    The United States holds the most gold medals since the Games started. This can be attributed to the country's strong emphasis on sports and athletic development, as well as its large population and resources. The United States has a long history of success in various Olympic sports, including swimming, track and field, basketball, and gymnastics, which has contributed to its impressive medal count. Additionally, the United States has consistently invested in sports infrastructure and training programs, further enhancing its competitive advantage in the Olympics.

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  • 16. 

    Which athlete has won the most gold medals?

    Correct Answer
    Michael Phelps
    Explanation
    Michael Phelps is the correct answer because he is the athlete who has won the most gold medals. Phelps is an American swimmer who has participated in multiple Olympic games and has achieved a total of 23 gold medals. His exceptional swimming skills and dedication to the sport have made him one of the most successful athletes in Olympic history.

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  • 17. 

    What is the capacity of the London 2012 Games stadium? 

    • A.

      50,000

    • B.

      80,000

    • C.

      100,000

    • D.

      130,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 80,000
    Explanation
    The capacity of the London 2012 Games stadium is 80,000.

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  • 18. 

    How many sports are there in the 2012 Games?  

    • A.

      26

    • B.

      27

    • C.

      28

    • D.

      29

    Correct Answer
    A. 26
    Explanation
    In the 2012 Games, there were a total of 26 sports.

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  • 19. 

    Which event is being held at Lord's Cricket Ground in the 2012 Games?

    Correct Answer
    Archery
    Explanation
    The event being held at Lord's Cricket Ground in the 2012 Games is Archery.

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  • 20. 

    Which 2 of the following can be used as props in the Rhythmic Gymnastics event? 

    • A.

      A Ball

    • B.

      Stilts

    • C.

      Ribbon

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A Ball
    C. Ribbon
    Explanation
    In rhythmic gymnastics, props are used to enhance the performance and add artistic elements. A ball is commonly used in rhythmic gymnastics routines, where the gymnast manipulates and throws it in various ways. The ball adds visual appeal and coordination challenges to the routine. Similarly, a ribbon is another prop used in rhythmic gymnastics. The gymnast twirls and manipulates the ribbon in graceful and synchronized movements, creating beautiful patterns in the air. Both the ball and ribbon are essential props that showcase the gymnast's skill, creativity, and artistic expression in the rhythmic gymnastics event.

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