Olympic And Paralympic Games

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  • 1. 

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  • 2. 

    Women compete in this first modern Olympic Games.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    No! Women began to compete in 1900. For many years there were problems for the women athletes about what to wear, because it was considered very rude to show any part of the body or even the shape of the body! Can you imagine trying to run and jump covered from head to foot in clothes?

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  • 3. 

    When were the first Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      The USA

    • C.

      Olympia, Greece.

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    C. Olympia, Greece.
    Explanation
    The first known Olympic Games was recorded in around 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. They were celebrated until 396 AD.

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  • 4. 

    What events took place in the Ancient Olympic Games? 

    • A.

      Swim

    • B.

      Horse riding

    • C.

      Table tennis

    • D.

      One race

    Correct Answer
    D. One race
    Explanation
    The Ancient Olympic Games consisted of only one race, the "stade" race, which was the length of the stadium and between 180 and 240 metres long (we don't know for sure).

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  • 5. 

    What is the aim of the Olympic Movement? 

    • A.

      To contribute to build a peaceful and better world

    • B.

      To educate youth through sports without discrimination

    • C.

      Mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To contribute to build a peaceful and better world
    B. To educate youth through sports without discrimination
    C. Mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
    Explanation
    The aim of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world, to educate youth through sports without discrimination, and to promote mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play. This means that the Olympic Movement seeks to use sports as a platform to unite people from different backgrounds, promote peace and equality, and foster a sense of camaraderie and fair competition among athletes. By emphasizing these values, the Olympic Movement aims to create a positive impact on society and inspire individuals to strive for excellence both on and off the field.

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  • 6. 

    Before each Olympic Game, the Olympic Torch or Flame is lit in Olympia, Greece and brought to the host city by runners  passing by different countries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because before each Olympic Game, the Olympic Torch or Flame is indeed lit in Olympia, Greece. It is then carried by runners who pass through different countries before reaching the host city. This tradition symbolizes the connection between ancient and modern Olympic Games and represents the unity and peace among nations participating in the games.

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  • 7. 

    Who wins The Gold Medal?The athletes or teams who come ______________________.

    • A.

      Second

    • B.

      First

    • C.

      First and Second.

    • D.

      All

    Correct Answer
    B. First
    Explanation
    The athletes or teams who come first win the Gold Medal.

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  • 8. 

    Are the gold medals real gold?No! They were solid gold until 1912, but are now silver covered with a thin layer of gold.

    • A.

      Yes, of course.

    • B.

      No! They were solid gold until 1912, but are now silver covered with a thin layer of gold.

    • C.

      Sometimes.

    • D.

      No, they are made of paper covered with a thin layer of gold.

    Correct Answer
    B. No! They were solid gold until 1912, but are now silver covered with a thin layer of gold.
    Explanation
    The gold medals are not real gold. They used to be made of solid gold until 1912, but now they are made of silver and coated with a thin layer of gold.

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  • 9. 

    Why do we have the Olympic rings as the emblem of the Olympic Games? 

    • A.

      Because they like the colours.

    • B.

      There is no specific reason.

    • C.

      The five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green, and red respectively) of the emblem symbolize the five continents of the world taking part in the Olympic Games.

    • D.

      Because the rings represent all the sports.

    Correct Answer
    C. The five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green, and red respectively) of the emblem symbolize the five continents of the world taking part in the Olympic Games.
    Explanation
    The Olympic rings emblem symbolizes the five continents of the world participating in the Olympic Games. Each ring represents a different continent, with blue for Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Oceania, and red for the Americas. The interlocking nature of the rings represents the unity and cooperation among these continents in the spirit of the Olympic Games.

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  • 10. 

    Who chooses the next host for the Olympic Games are the Members of the IOC. (International Olympic Committee)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are responsible for choosing the next host for the Olympic Games. The IOC is an organization that oversees the planning and execution of the Olympic Games, and its members, who are representatives from various countries, have the authority to decide which city will have the honor of hosting the Games. Therefore, it is true that the members of the IOC choose the next host for the Olympic Games.

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  • 11. 

    The Triathlon includes:

    • A.

      Swimming, running and cycling.

    • B.

      Running, football and cycling.

    • C.

      Swimmimg, running and sailing.

    • D.

      Swimming, running and swimming.

    Correct Answer
    A. Swimming, running and cycling.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Swimming, running and cycling. A triathlon is a multi-sport endurance event that consists of three continuous and sequential disciplines. These disciplines are swimming, running, and cycling. The other options mentioned in the question do not include the correct combination of sports required for a triathlon.

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  • 12. 

    You can see athletics in a swimming poool, in a stadium and in a basketball court.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because athletics typically refers to track and field events such as running, jumping, and throwing, which are not commonly seen in a swimming pool or basketball court. These events are usually held in a stadium or track and field facility specifically designed for athletics.

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  • 13. 

    To go sailing you need...

    • A.

      The sea or a lake.

    • B.

      A tennis court

    • C.

      A swimming pool

    • D.

      A table

    Correct Answer
    A. The sea or a lake.
    Explanation
    To go sailing, you need a body of water such as the sea or a lake. Sailing involves using wind to propel a boat, and this can only be done on a large body of water. A tennis court, swimming pool, or table are not suitable for sailing as they do not provide the necessary conditions for this activity.

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  • 14. 

    In badminton you hit a racket.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In badminton, you hit a shuttlecock with a racket, not another racket. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 15. 

    You play water polo...

    • A.

      With one person

    • B.

      In teams

    • C.

      Alone

    Correct Answer
    B. In teams
    Explanation
    Water polo is a team sport played in teams. It involves two teams competing against each other, with each team consisting of several players. Therefore, the correct answer is "in teams" as it accurately describes the nature of the sport.

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  • 16. 

    Paralympic GamesThe first Paralympic Games took place in Rome, a week after the 1960 Summer Olympic Games were held there

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the first Paralympic Games did indeed take place in Rome, a week after the 1960 Summer Olympic Games were held there. This event marked the beginning of the Paralympic Games, which are a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities.

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