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  • 1. 

    Which former gold-medal sprinter was reduced to racing horses during 1998?

    • A.

      Flo Griffith-Joyner

    • B.

      Linford Christie

    • C.

      Ben Johnson

    • D.

      Mike Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Ben Johnson
    Explanation
    Ben Johnson, a former gold-medal sprinter, was reduced to racing horses during 1998. This suggests that he faced a downfall in his career as a professional athlete and had to resort to a different form of racing to continue his involvement in sports. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as a ban or suspension from professional track and field competitions, injuries, or a decline in performance.

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  • 2. 

    What was Donovan Bailey's world record time in the 100 meters at the 1996 Olympics?

    • A.

      8.49

    • B.

      9.48

    • C.

      9.84

    • D.

      4.89

    Correct Answer
    C. 9.84
    Explanation
    Donovan Bailey's world record time in the 100 meters at the 1996 Olympics was 9.84.

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  • 3. 

    What Jamaican-Born Canadian was stripped of his 100 meters gold medal after he won it at the 1988 Olympic games?

    • A.

      Robert Esmie

    • B.

      Glenroy Gilbert

    • C.

      Benjamin Johnson

    • D.

      Donovon Bailey

    Correct Answer
    C. Benjamin Johnson
    Explanation
    Benjamin Johnson, a Jamaican-born Canadian, was stripped of his 100 meters gold medal after winning it at the 1988 Olympic games. This was due to a positive drug test for the banned substance stanozolol. As a result, his medal was revoked and he was disqualified from the event.

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  • 4. 

    Which runner won gold in the 400 meters at the Sydney Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Donovan Bailey

    • B.

      Allen Johnson

    • C.

      Michael Johnson

    • D.

      Carl Lewis

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Johnson
    Explanation
    Michael Johnson won the gold in the 400 meters at the Sydney Summer Olympics.

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  • 5. 

    Which track star won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics?

    • A.

      Mountain Girl

    • B.

      Olympia Dukakis

    • C.

      Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    • D.

      Wilma Rudolph

    Correct Answer
    D. Wilma Rudolph
    Explanation
    Wilma Rudolph is the correct answer because she was a track star who won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics. She achieved this feat in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and 4x100-meter relay events. Rudolph's accomplishments made her a trailblazer for African-American athletes and she became an inspiration for many.

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  • 6. 

    Who won the women's 400 meter track race at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Lauren Hewitt

    • B.

      Jolanda Tatisiminov

    • C.

      Mary Peroc

    • D.

      Cathy Freeman

    Correct Answer
    D. Cathy Freeman
    Explanation
    Cathy Freeman won the women's 400 meter track race at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

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  • 7. 

    In what year did Jim Thorpe win Olympic medals?

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1981

    • C.

      1977

    • D.

      1912

    Correct Answer
    D. 1912
    Explanation
    Jim Thorpe won Olympic medals in the year 1912.

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  • 8. 

    Who won the gold medal for the marathon at the 1980 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Mohammed Kedir

    • B.

      Waldemar Cierpinski

    • C.

      Gerard Nijboer

    • D.

      S. Dzhumanazarov

    Correct Answer
    B. Waldemar Cierpinski
    Explanation
    Waldemar Cierpinski won the gold medal for the marathon at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

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  • 9. 

    How many gold medals did Carl Lewis win in the 1984 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    Carl Lewis won four gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics. This information is not provided in the question, but it is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Who won the women's 100 m and the 200 m sprints at the 1988 Olympics?

    • A.

      Evelyn Ashford

    • B.

      Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    • C.

      Grace Jackson

    • D.

      Flo Griffith-Joyner

    Correct Answer
    D. Flo Griffith-Joyner
    Explanation
    Flo Griffith-Joyner won the women's 100 m and the 200 m sprints at the 1988 Olympics.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the women's heptathlon at the 1988 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Fatima Whitbread

    • B.

      Sabine John

    • C.

      Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    • D.

      Anke Behmer

    Correct Answer
    C. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
    Explanation
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee won the women's heptathlon at the 1988 Summer Olympics. She is considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of track and field. Joyner-Kersee set a world record in the heptathlon during the Games and her performance was outstanding. She dominated the competition and showcased her exceptional skills and athleticism throughout the event. Her victory at the 1988 Olympics solidified her status as one of the most successful and talented athletes in the world.

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  • 12. 

    What team won the women's 4 x 100m relay in the 1992 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      Nigeria

    • C.

      Unified Team

    • D.

      Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    A. United States
    Explanation
    The United States won the women's 4 x 100m relay in the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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  • 13. 

    Who won the Olympic gold medal in the 200 m and the 400 m races in 1996?

    • A.

      Frankie Fredericks

    • B.

      Roger Black

    • C.

      Ato Boldon

    • D.

      Michael Johnson

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Johnson
    Explanation
    Michael Johnson won the Olympic gold medal in both the 200 m and the 400 m races in 1996. This achievement made him the first man to win both events at the same Olympics. Johnson's exceptional speed, strength, and technique allowed him to dominate the competition and set world records in both races. His double gold medal performance solidified his status as one of the greatest sprinters in history.

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  • 14. 

    U.S. Olympic team member Bernard Lagat won medals for whom in 2000 and 2004?

    • A.

      Kenya

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    A. Kenya
    Explanation
    Bernard Lagat, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, won medals for Kenya in 2000 and 2004. This suggests that Lagat represented Kenya in those Olympic games and not the United States.

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  • 15. 

    The women's marathon was added to the Olympic program in what year?

    • A.

      2008

    • B.

      1926

    • C.

      1984

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    C. 1984
    Explanation
    The women's marathon was added to the Olympic program in 1984. This means that before 1984, women did not have the opportunity to compete in the marathon event at the Olympics. The inclusion of the women's marathon in 1984 marked a significant step towards gender equality in sports, allowing female athletes to showcase their abilities and compete at the highest level.

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  • 16. 

    Who won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympic women's marathon?

    • A.

      Allison Felix

    • B.

      Flo Joyner-Kersee

    • C.

      Sasha Martin

    • D.

      J. Benoit Samuelson

    Correct Answer
    D. J. Benoit Samuelson
    Explanation
    J. Benoit Samuelson won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympic women's marathon.

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  • 17. 

    When Brad Walker pole vaults, he has to heave how much weight over the bar?

    • A.

      140 Lbs.

    • B.

      220 Lbs.

    • C.

      185 Lbs.

    • D.

      125 Lbs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 185 Lbs.
    Explanation
    Brad Walker has to heave 185 lbs of weight over the bar when pole vaulting.

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  • 18. 

    In 2005, Kerron Clement ran 44.57 to break whose indoor 400-meter record?

    • A.

      Roger Clement

    • B.

      Michael Johnson

    • C.

      Jackie Kersee

    • D.

      Alan Webb

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael Johnson
    Explanation
    In 2005, Kerron Clement ran 44.57 to break Michael Johnson's indoor 400-meter record. Michael Johnson is a renowned American sprinter who held multiple world records and won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles. His record-breaking performances and dominance in the 400-meter event make him a likely candidate for having the indoor record that Kerron Clement surpassed in 2005.

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  • 19. 

    What female sprinter broke high school track records in California?

    • A.

      Lauryn Williams

    • B.

      Allyson Felix

    • C.

      Lolo Jones

    • D.

      Jenn Stuczynski

    Correct Answer
    B. Allyson Felix
    Explanation
    Allyson Felix is the correct answer because she is a well-known female sprinter who has broken high school track records in California. She is an Olympic gold medalist and has set numerous records in her career. Her achievements in track and field make her the most likely candidate for breaking high school records in California.

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  • 20. 

    What U.S. track star got Behcet's disease which causes fatigue and mouth ulcers?

    • A.

      Flo Joyner-Kersee

    • B.

      Allyson Felix

    • C.

      J. Benoit Samuelson

    • D.

      Sanya Richards

    Correct Answer
    D. Sanya Richards
    Explanation
    Sanya Richards is the correct answer because she is a U.S. track star who has been diagnosed with Behcet's disease, which is known to cause fatigue and mouth ulcers. This condition can significantly impact an athlete's performance due to the symptoms it presents.

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  • 21. 

    What Baylor coach helped Michael Johnson and Jeremy Wariner earn gold?

    • A.

      Michael Wariner

    • B.

      Bela Karolyi

    • C.

      Bob Brunskill

    • D.

      Clyde Hart

    Correct Answer
    D. Clyde Hart
    Explanation
    Clyde Hart is the correct answer because he was the Baylor coach who trained and coached both Michael Johnson and Jeremy Wariner, helping them to earn gold medals in their respective track and field events.

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  • 22. 

    What profession is U.S. runner Allyson Felix' father in?

    • A.

      Race Car Driver

    • B.

      Restaurateur

    • C.

      Construction Worker

    • D.

      Minister

    Correct Answer
    D. Minister
    Explanation
    Allyson Felix's father is a minister. This means that he is a religious leader who is responsible for leading worship services, providing spiritual guidance, and conducting religious ceremonies. As a minister, he may also be involved in community outreach, counseling, and supporting individuals in their faith journey. This profession is different from the other options provided, such as race car driver, restaurateur, and construction worker, as it focuses on religious and spiritual matters rather than secular occupations.

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  • 23. 

    Who was the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Wilma Rudolph

    • B.

      Babe Didrikson

    • C.

      Wyomia Tyus

    • D.

      Mildred L. McDaniel

    Correct Answer
    A. Wilma Rudolph
    Explanation
    Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Summer Olympics. She achieved this feat in the 1960 Olympics held in Rome. Rudolph was a sprinter and she won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay events. Her remarkable performance and overcoming adversity, as she had previously battled polio, made her an inspiration and a trailblazer for women in sports.

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  • 24. 

    What female track star won two gold medals in the 1932 Olympics?

    • A.

      Babe Didrikson

    • B.

      Wilma Rudolph

    • C.

      Kathy Baker Thomason

    • D.

      Mildred Derikson

    Correct Answer
    A. Babe Didrikson
    Explanation
    Babe Didrikson is the correct answer because she was a female track star who won two gold medals in the 1932 Olympics. She was an exceptional athlete who excelled in multiple sports, including track and field. Didrikson's impressive performance in the Olympics solidified her status as one of the greatest female athletes of all time.

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  • 25. 

    How far did Bob Beamon long jump at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City?

    • A.

      8.90 Meters

    • B.

      18.73 Meters

    • C.

      4.98 Meters

    • D.

      8.16 Meters

    Correct Answer
    A. 8.90 Meters
    Explanation
    Bob Beamon long jumped 8.90 meters at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.

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  • 26. 

    Which athlete won the men's 100-meter dash at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta?

    • A.

      Michael Johnson

    • B.

      Linford Christie

    • C.

      Donovan Bailey

    • D.

      Carl Lewis

    Correct Answer
    C. Donovan Bailey
    Explanation
    Donovan Bailey won the men's 100-meter dash at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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  • 27. 

    How many medals did Marion Jones originally win in track and field at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    Marion Jones originally won 5 medals in track and field at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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  • 28. 

    What was Justin Gatlin's winning time in the 100 meter race in the 2004 Olympics?

    • A.

      12.2 Sec

    • B.

      5.63 Sec

    • C.

      10.55 Sec

    • D.

      9.85 Sec

    Correct Answer
    D. 9.85 Sec
  • 29. 

    In the 2004 Olympics, Shawn Crawford received a gold medal for running which race in 19.79 seconds?

    • A.

      100 Meters

    • B.

      300 Meters

    • C.

      500 Meters

    • D.

      200 Meters

    Correct Answer
    D. 200 Meters
    Explanation
    Shawn Crawford received a gold medal for running the 200 meters race in 19.79 seconds in the 2004 Olympics.

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  • 30. 

    Who won both the 100m and 200m in track and field at the 1972 Olympics?

    • A.

      Hasely Crawford

    • B.

      Rey Robinson

    • C.

      Valeri Borzov

    • D.

      Eddie Hart

    Correct Answer
    C. Valeri Borzov
    Explanation
    Valeri Borzov won both the 100m and 200m in track and field at the 1972 Olympics.

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