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  • 1. 

    What is the name of the female athlete who specialized in the long jump and 100 meters, and earned a silver medal in the long jump at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne at the age of 16, marking the first time an American woman medaled in the event?

    • A.

      Marion Jones

    • B.

      Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    • C.

      Willye White

    • D.

      Jodi Anderson

    Correct Answer
    C. Willye White
    Explanation
    Willye White is the correct answer because she was a female athlete who specialized in the long jump and 100 meters. At the age of 16, she earned a silver medal in the long jump at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, making her the first American woman to medal in the event. Marion Jones, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Jodi Anderson are not the correct answers as they did not achieve this milestone.

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  • 2. 

    In what sport did Thomas Burke win two gold medals at the first Modern Olympic Games held in Athens?

    • A.

      Archery

    • B.

      Track

    • C.

      Discus

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    B. Track
    Explanation
    Thomas Burke won two gold medals in track events at the first Modern Olympic Games held in Athens. This means that he competed and excelled in running events such as sprints or relays.

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  • 3. 

    In what sport did Jeremy Abbott compete at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Speed Skating

    • B.

      Ski Jumping

    • C.

      Figure Skating

    • D.

      Ice Hockey

    Correct Answer
    C. Figure Skating
    Explanation
    Jeremy Abbott competed in the sport of Figure Skating at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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  • 4. 

    In what sport did Nia Abdallah compete winning a Silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens?

    • A.

      Volleyball

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Tennis

    • D.

      Taekwondo

    Correct Answer
    D. Taekwondo
    Explanation
    Nia Abdallah competed in Taekwondo and won a Silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the athlete and Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle (short course)at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Ian Crocker

    • B.

      Mark Gangloff

    • C.

      Ricky Berens

    • D.

      Nathan Adrian

    Correct Answer
    D. Nathan Adrian
    Explanation
    Nathan Adrian is the correct answer because he is the athlete and Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle (short course) at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the athlete who earned a silver medal for figure skating/ice dancing at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games?

    • A.

      James Grogan

    • B.

      Ross Miner

    • C.

      Ben Agosto

    • D.

      Dick Button

    Correct Answer
    C. Ben Agosto
    Explanation
    Ben Agosto is the correct answer because he is the athlete who earned a silver medal for figure skating/ice dancing at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. James Grogan, Ross Miner, and Dick Button are not known for achieving this accomplishment.

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  • 7. 

    In what sport did Robyn Ah Mow-Santos help her team win a Silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Volleyball

    • B.

      Track

    • C.

      Archery

    • D.

      Rowing

    Correct Answer
    A. Volleyball
    Explanation
    Robyn Ah Mow-Santos helped her team win a Silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in volleyball.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the twelve-time Olympic medalist who was the first swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Dara Torres

    • B.

      Jennifer Beth Thompson

    • C.

      Mary Meagher

    • D.

      Dawn Fraser

    Correct Answer
    A. Dara Torres
    Explanation
    Dara Torres is the correct answer because she is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and was the first swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Games. She is a well-known American swimmer who has achieved great success in her career.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of the famous Olympic swimmer who is one of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning twelve medals, including eight gold medals (all relay), in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Susan Pedersen

    • B.

      Linda Gustavson

    • C.

      Ann Curtis

    • D.

      Jenny Thompson

    Correct Answer
    D. Jenny Thompson
    Explanation
    Jenny Thompson is the correct answer because she is a famous Olympic swimmer who has won twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics. She is considered one of the most decorated Olympians in history. Susan Pedersen, Linda Gustavson, and Ann Curtis are not known for their achievements in swimming or for participating in the Olympics.

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  • 10. 

    In what sport did Todd Lodwick compete in five Olympic Games, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010?

    • A.

      Speed Skating

    • B.

      Bobsled

    • C.

      Nordic Combined Skiing

    • D.

      Figure Skating

    Correct Answer
    C. Nordic Combined Skiing
    Explanation
    Todd Lodwick competed in five Olympic Games in the sport of Nordic Combined Skiing.

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