Quiz On Olympic Games USA: Trivia

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Take this quiz on US Olympic Games. American athletes have won 1327 gold medals at both the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games in the history of the competition. These wins were made possible by some talented players in different sports. Do you think you know enough about America`s participation in the games to understand what other players won, when, and some history of their participation? Test yourself now!


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  • 1. 

    In 1980, the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team won the gold medal during the Winter Olympic Games in what city?

    • A.

      Los Angles

    • B.

      Athens

    • C.

      Lake Placid

    • D.

      Miami

    Correct Answer
    C. Lake Placid
    Explanation
    In 1980, the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team won the gold medal during the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid.

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  • 2. 

    How many gold medals did John Naber win at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in swimming?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    John Naber won four gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in swimming.

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  • 3. 

    What sport did 'Sugar Ray' Leonard win a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal?

    • A.

      Boxing

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Archery

    • D.

      Gymnastics

    Correct Answer
    A. Boxing
    Explanation
    Sugar Ray Leonard won a gold medal in boxing at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He was a highly successful and influential professional boxer, known for his speed, power, and impressive footwork. Leonard is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, winning multiple world titles in different weight classes throughout his career. His gold medal win at the 1976 Olympics helped launch his professional boxing career and set the stage for his future success in the sport.

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  • 4. 

    In what sport did Carlos Boozer, of the Chicago Bulls win a Bronze medal in 2004 and a Gold medal in 2008 at the Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Tennis

    • C.

      Badminton

    • D.

      Basketball

    Correct Answer
    D. Basketball
    Explanation
    Carlos Boozer, a player for the Chicago Bulls, won a Bronze medal in 2004 and a Gold medal in 2008 at the Olympic Games in the sport of basketball.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of one of the newest members of the Miami Heat who won a Gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Carmelo Anthony

    • B.

      Chris Bosh

    • C.

      Deron Williams

    • D.

      Chris Paul

    Correct Answer
    B. Chris Bosh
    Explanation
    Chris Bosh is the correct answer because he is one of the newest members of the Miami Heat and he won a Gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

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  • 6. 

    How many times have the Olympics been hosted within the United States as of 2014?

    • A.

      Eight

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Twelve

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Eight
    Explanation
    As of 2014, the Olympics have been hosted in the United States eight times. This means that the United States has been chosen as the host country for the Olympic Games on eight different occasions.

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  • 7. 

    How many Winter Olympic Games bronze medals have the USA won through 2010?

    • A.

      71

    • B.

      1522

    • C.

      45

    • D.

      777

    Correct Answer
    A. 71
    Explanation
    The USA has won a total of 71 bronze medals in the Winter Olympic Games through 2010.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these events debuted at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta?

    • A.

      Tennis

    • B.

      Baseball

    • C.

      Badminton

    • D.

      Mountain Biking

    Correct Answer
    D. Mountain Biking
    Explanation
    Mountain Biking made its debut at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. This means that it was the first time this sport was included as an official event in the Olympic Games.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these events was added to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Lightweight Rowing

    • B.

      Luge

    • C.

      Ultimate Fighting

    • D.

      Bobsledding

    Correct Answer
    A. Lightweight Rowing
    Explanation
    Lightweight Rowing was added to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. This means that it was not a part of the previous Olympic Games but was included in the 1996 edition.

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  • 10. 

    How many USA athletes have won 10 or more overall medals prior to the London Olympic Games in 2012?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Zero

    • D.

      Twenty

    Correct Answer
    B. Six
    Explanation
    Six USA athletes have won 10 or more overall medals prior to the London Olympic Games in 2012.

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  • 11. 

    What team sport did the USA win the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Basketball

    • B.

      Water Polo

    • C.

      Ice Hockey

    • D.

      Soccer

    Correct Answer
    A. Basketball
    Explanation
    In the 2004 Olympic Games, the USA won the bronze medal in basketball. This team sport involves two teams of five players each, who try to score points by shooting a ball through the opponent's hoop. The USA's achievement of winning the bronze medal in basketball indicates that they were one of the top-performing teams in the competition, although they did not secure the gold or silver medal.

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  • 12. 

    Who won more silver medals than the USA in the 2002 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Finland

    • B.

      Jamaica

    • C.

      Austria

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    D. Germany
    Explanation
    Germany won more silver medals than the USA in the 2002 Olympic Games.

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  • 13. 

    Bruce Jenner won an Olympic medal for which event?

    • A.

      Cycling

    • B.

      Wrestling

    • C.

      Swimming

    • D.

      Decathlon

    Correct Answer
    D. Decathlon
    Explanation
    Bruce Jenner won an Olympic medal for the Decathlon event. Decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. It requires a diverse range of skills and abilities, including running, jumping, throwing, and endurance. Bruce Jenner's victory in the Decathlon at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal brought him international fame and recognition.

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  • 14. 

    Which city hosted the Olympic Games where boxer Sugar Ray Leonard won a gold medal?

    • A.

      South Korea

    • B.

      Los Angeles

    • C.

      Montreal

    • D.

      Munich

    Correct Answer
    C. Montreal
    Explanation
    Montreal hosted the Olympic Games where boxer Sugar Ray Leonard won a gold medal.

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  • 15. 

    Who sung the Atlanta Olympics theme song?

    • A.

      Whitney Houston

    • B.

      Gloria Estefan

    • C.

      Mariah Carey

    • D.

      Barbra Streisand

    Correct Answer
    B. Gloria Estefan
    Explanation
    Gloria Estefan sung the Atlanta Olympics theme song.

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