Olympics Knowledge Trivia: MCQ Quiz

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Are you ready for an Olympics knowledge trivia? There are more than two hundred nations that take part in the Olympic Games every four years. The games are represented by a white flag with five rings, which means all the continents on earth. How many types of sport do you think of taking part in the Olympics? Do you know some of the remarkable participants and games since this tradition began? This quiz is a perfect way to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which Australian was banned from competing for stealing the Olympic flag after the Tokyo Olympics?

    • A.

      Shane Gould

    • B.

      Cathy Freeman

    • C.

      Dawn Fraser

    • D.

      Raylene Boyle

    Correct Answer
    C. Dawn Fraser
    Explanation
    Dawn Fraser was banned from competing for stealing the Olympic flag after the Tokyo Olympics.

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  • 2. 

    Who won the 1984 Olympic gold medal in the boxing heavyweight division?

    • A.

      Greg Page

    • B.

      Michael Dokes

    • C.

      Jorge Luiz Gonzales

    • D.

      Evander Holyfield

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg Page
    Explanation
    Greg Page won the 1984 Olympic gold medal in the boxing heavyweight division.

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  • 3. 

    In what year did Melbourne lose its bid to host the Olympic Games?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1950

    • D.

      1934

    Correct Answer
    B. 1990
    Explanation
    Melbourne lost its bid to host the Olympic Games in 1990. This means that the city competed against other cities to be chosen as the host for the Games, but ultimately was not selected. The fact that Melbourne lost its bid in 1990 suggests that another city was chosen to host the Olympic Games that year.

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  • 4. 

    How many gold medals did Australia win in the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Eleven

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Twelve

    Correct Answer
    A. None
    Explanation
    Australia did not win any gold medals in the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. This means that the correct answer is "None".

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  • 5. 

    How many gold medals did Australia win in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Fourteen

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
    Explanation
    In the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Australia did not win any gold medals.

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  • 6. 

    How did former world heavy weight champion Ingemar Johansson do at the 1952 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      He Won The Bronze

    • B.

      He Was Disqualified

    • C.

      He Won The Gold

    • D.

      He Won The Silver

    Correct Answer
    B. He Was Disqualified
    Explanation
    Ingemar Johansson was disqualified at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the only American boxer to win a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics?

    • A.

      David Reid

    • B.

      Fernando Vargas

    • C.

      Wladimir Klitschko

    • D.

      Floyd Mayweather

    Correct Answer
    A. David Reid
    Explanation
    David Reid was the only American boxer to win a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics. This means that out of the four options given, David Reid is the only one who achieved this feat.

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  • 8. 

    Which country won the most gold medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    A. USA
    Explanation
    In the 2000 Summer Olympics, the country that won the most gold medals was the USA. This means that the American athletes achieved the highest number of first-place finishes in their respective events.

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  • 9. 

    What was the music that Tara Lipinksi skated for her short program at the 1998 Olympics?

    • A.

      Emma

    • B.

      Anastasia

    • C.

      Mulan

    • D.

      Beauty And The Beast

    Correct Answer
    B. Anastasia
    Explanation
    Tara Lipinski skated to the music from the movie Anastasia for her short program at the 1998 Olympics.

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  • 10. 

    How many athletes from Malta participate in the 1948 Olympics in London?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      22

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
  • 11. 

    What was the name of the main stadium at the 1956 Olympics?

    • A.

      Melbourne Cricket Ground

    • B.

      Kangaroo Stadium

    • C.

      Sydney Cricket Ground

    • D.

      Stadium Australia

    Correct Answer
    A. Melbourne Cricket Ground
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Melbourne Cricket Ground. The 1956 Olympics were held in Melbourne, Australia, and the main stadium for the event was the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This stadium is one of the largest in the world and has a rich history of hosting major sporting events. It is known for its iconic architecture and has become a symbol of Australian sports.

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  • 12. 

    Who won the ice hockey gold medal in the 1928 Olympics in St. Moritz?

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      USSR

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    D. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada won the ice hockey gold medal in the 1928 Olympics in St. Moritz.

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  • 13. 

    Who won the Ice Hockey Bronze Medal in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano?

    • A.

      West Germany

    • B.

      Switzerland

    • C.

      USSR

    • D.

      Finland

    Correct Answer
    D. Finland
    Explanation
    Finland won the Ice Hockey Bronze Medal in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano.

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  • 14. 

    Who did a break dance at the 1984 closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games?

    • A.

      John Travolta

    • B.

      Cuba Gooding Jr.

    • C.

      John Malkovich

    • D.

      Tom Selleck

    Correct Answer
    B. Cuba Gooding Jr.
    Explanation
    Cuba Gooding Jr. performed a break dance at the 1984 closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

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  • 15. 

    In the 2004 Olympics after he had won his match what did Rulon Gardner do?

    • A.

      Shook Hands With Judge

    • B.

      Hugged His Mom

    • C.

      Slapped Opponent On Back

    • D.

      Put His Shoes By The Ring

    Correct Answer
    D. Put His Shoes By The Ring
    Explanation
    After winning his match in the 2004 Olympics, Rulon Gardner put his shoes by the ring. This action can be seen as a symbolic gesture of retiring from the sport, as many athletes choose to leave their shoes or equipment behind as a sign of ending their career. It signifies a sense of closure and finality, indicating that Gardner may have decided to step away from competitive wrestling after his victory in the Olympics.

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