Do You Actually Know Olympics?

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Do You Actually Know Olympics? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In Nagano, who was in goal for Canada when Russia beat them for the gold medal in men's hockey?

    • A.

      Curtis Joseph

    • B.

      Patrick Roy

    • C.

      Felix Potvin

    • D.

      Ed Belfour

    Correct Answer
    B. Patrick Roy
    Explanation
    Patrick Roy was in goal for Canada when Russia beat them for the gold medal in men's hockey in Nagano.

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  • 2. 

    When Dorothy Hamill won Olympic gold in 1976, what was her most difficult jump?

    • A.

      Triple Loop

    • B.

      Double Axel

    • C.

      Triple Axel

    • D.

      Double Loop

    Correct Answer
    B. Double Axel
    Explanation
    Dorothy Hamill's most difficult jump when she won Olympic gold in 1976 was the Double Axel.

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  • 3. 

    Which American speed skater won five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid?

    • A.

      Eric Heiden

    • B.

      Jim Craig

    • C.

      Amy Jo Johnson

    • D.

      Bonnie Blair

    Correct Answer
    A. Eric Heiden
    Explanation
    Eric Heiden won five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Heiden was an American speed skater who dominated the competition, winning gold in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, and 10000m events. His incredible performance made him the most successful athlete at the Games and solidified his status as one of the greatest speed skaters of all time.

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  • 4. 

    Which member of the British royal family competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Prince Philip

    • B.

      Princess Anne

    • C.

      Prince Andrew

    • D.

      Prince Charles

    Correct Answer
    B. Princess Anne
    Explanation
    Princess Anne is the correct answer because she competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics as an equestrian. She represented Great Britain in the sport of eventing and won a silver medal in the team event. Princess Anne's participation in the Olympics showcases her athleticism and dedication to sports.

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  • 5. 

    What year were women first allowed to complete in the Olympic Games?

    • A.

      1896

    • B.

      1912

    • C.

      They Have Always Been Allowed To Compete

    • D.

      1908

    Correct Answer
    B. 1912
    Explanation
    Women were first allowed to compete in the Olympic Games in 1900. However, the number of women participants was very low, and they were only allowed to participate in a limited number of sports. It was not until 1912 that women were given more opportunities to compete in various events, leading to a significant increase in female participation in the Olympic Games.

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  • 6. 

    At which weight class did Cassius Clay win Olympic gold in the Rome Olympics of 1960?

    • A.

      Light-Heavyweight

    • B.

      Super-Heavyweight

    • C.

      Middleweight

    • D.

      Heavyweight

    Correct Answer
    A. Light-Heavyweight
    Explanation
    Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, won Olympic gold in the Rome Olympics of 1960 in the Light-Heavyweight weight class.

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  • 7. 

    Which is the correct order in which these cities held the Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Mexico, Munich, Montreal, Moscow

    • B.

      Mexico, Munich, Moscow, Montreal

    • C.

      Munich, Mexico, Moscow, Montreal

    • D.

      Munich, Montreal, Mexico, Moscow

    Correct Answer
    A. Mexico, Munich, Montreal, Moscow
    Explanation
    The correct order in which these cities held the Summer Olympics is Mexico, Munich, Montreal, Moscow.

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  • 8. 

    What is the motto of the Olympic Movement?

    • A.

      Fatter, Higher, Stronger

    • B.

      Faster, Higher, Stronger

    • C.

      Faster, Longer, Stronger

    • D.

      Faster, Higher, Longer

    Correct Answer
    B. Faster, Higher, Stronger
    Explanation
    The motto of the Olympic Movement is "Faster, Higher, Stronger". This motto reflects the core values and aspirations of the Olympic Games. It emphasizes the pursuit of excellence, pushing oneself to achieve greater speed, height, and strength. It represents the spirit of competition, determination, and continuous improvement that athletes strive for in their athletic performances.

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  • 9. 

    Which city was slated to host the 1976 Winter Olympics but lost them when voters failed to approve taxes for venue construction?

    • A.

      Anchorage

    • B.

      Minneapolis

    • C.

      Denver

    • D.

      Salt Lake City

    Correct Answer
    C. Denver
    Explanation
    Denver was slated to host the 1976 Winter Olympics but lost them when voters failed to approve taxes for venue construction.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first American figure skater to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals?

    • A.

      Dick Button

    • B.

      Dorothy Hamill

    • C.

      Tenley Albright

    • D.

      Scott Hamilton

    Correct Answer
    A. Dick Button
    Explanation
    Dick Button was the first American figure skater to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals.

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  • 11. 

    Who helped Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean learn dance steps for their routine at the 1984 Olympics?

    • A.

      Michael Crawford

    • B.

      Robert Guillaume

    • C.

      Andrew Lloyd Webber

    • D.

      Sarah Brightman

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Crawford
    Explanation
    Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were helped by Michael Crawford in learning dance steps for their routine at the 1984 Olympics.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following was the only male skater not to win a medal at the Olympics?

    • A.

      Brian Orser

    • B.

      Kurt Browning

    • C.

      Paul Wylie

    • D.

      Alexei Urmanov

    Correct Answer
    B. Kurt Browning
    Explanation
    Kurt Browning was the only male skater among the options who did not win a medal at the Olympics. This implies that Brian Orser, Paul Wylie, and Alexei Urmanov all won medals at the Olympics, while Kurt Browning did not.

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  • 13. 

    Which city did not host the Summer Olympics during the 1960's?

    • A.

      Melbourne

    • B.

      Mexico City

    • C.

      Tokyo

    • D.

      Rome

    Correct Answer
    A. Melbourne
    Explanation
    Melbourne did not host the Summer Olympics during the 1960's. The Summer Olympics in the 1960's were held in Rome (1960), Tokyo (1964), and Mexico City (1968). Melbourne had previously hosted the Summer Olympics in 1956, but it did not host the event again in the 1960's.

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  • 14. 

    In what year did Mark McGwire play baseball for Team USA in the Olympics?

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1983

    Correct Answer
    B. 1984
    Explanation
    Mark McGwire played baseball for Team USA in the Olympics in 1984.

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  • 15. 

    In what year were the very first Olympics held?

    • A.

      110 Ad

    • B.

      776 Bc

    • C.

      542 Bc

    • D.

      675 Bc

    Correct Answer
    B. 776 Bc
    Explanation
    The very first Olympics were held in 776 BC. This date is widely accepted as the starting point of the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece. The Games were held every four years and involved various athletic competitions. The year 776 BC is significant because it marks the beginning of a long-standing tradition that would continue for centuries and eventually evolve into the modern Olympic Games.

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