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  • 1. 

    In what sport did Donna de Varona win two gold medals at the 1964 Olympic Games, in the 400-meter individual medley and the 4╫100-meter freestyle relay?

    • A.

      High Jump

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Table-Tennis

    • D.

      Basketball

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimming
    Explanation
    Donna de Varona won two gold medals at the 1964 Olympic Games in swimming. She won the gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley and the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won the 1952 Olympic middleweight boxing championship?

    • A.

      Muhammed Ali

    • B.

      Bruce Jenner

    • C.

      Ray Leonard

    • D.

      Floyd Patterson

    Correct Answer
    D. Floyd Patterson
    Explanation
    Floyd Patterson is the correct answer because he won the Olympic middleweight boxing championship in 1952. Muhammad Ali, Bruce Jenner, and Ray Leonard were all notable athletes in their respective sports, but they did not win the Olympic middleweight boxing championship in 1952.

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  • 3. 

    In what sport did Charles Daniels compete in three Olympic Games (1904, 1906 and 1908), winning seven overall medals?

    • A.

      Golf

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Tennis

    • D.

      Race Walking

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimming
    Explanation
    Charles Daniels competed in swimming in three Olympic Games (1904, 1906, and 1908), winning seven overall medals.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the ABC-TV sportscaster who covered 10 Olympic Games beginning in 1960?

    • A.

      Bud Palmer

    • B.

      Jim McKay

    • C.

      Bill Henry

    • D.

      Jim Simpson

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim McKay
    Explanation
    Jim McKay is the correct answer because he was an ABC-TV sportscaster who covered 10 Olympic Games starting from 1960. He was known for his extensive coverage of various sports events, including the Olympics, and was highly regarded for his professionalism and expertise in the field of sports broadcasting. McKay's long and successful career in sports journalism makes him the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the boxer who competed in the 1964 Olympic Games winning a gold medal with a broken right hand?

    • A.

      Joe Frazier

    • B.

      Cassius Clay

    • C.

      Rocky Marciano

    • D.

      George Foreman

    Correct Answer
    A. Joe Frazier
    Explanation
    Joe Frazier is the correct answer because he is the boxer who competed in the 1964 Olympic Games and won a gold medal with a broken right hand. Cassius Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, competed in the same Olympics but did not win a gold medal. Rocky Marciano and George Foreman did not compete in the 1964 Olympic Games.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the super heavyweight boxer who won the gold medal in that class at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and who later defeated 1964 Olympic gold medalist Joe Frazier to win the world heavyweight title in 1973?

    • A.

      Louis Salica

    • B.

      Floyd Patterson

    • C.

      George Foreman

    • D.

      Norvel Lee

    Correct Answer
    C. George Foreman
    Explanation
    George Foreman is the correct answer because he won the gold medal in the super heavyweight class at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. He later went on to defeat Joe Frazier in 1973 to win the world heavyweight title.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the male figure skater who overcame a childhood illness (Schwachmann's syndrome, characterized by the body's inability to absorb nutrients) to win the men's figure skating gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo?

    • A.

      Richard ôDickö Button

    • B.

      Christopher Bowman

    • C.

      Scott Hamilton

    • D.

      Brian Boitano

    Correct Answer
    C. Scott Hamilton
    Explanation
    Scott Hamilton is the correct answer because he is the male figure skater who won the men's figure skating gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo. He overcame Schwachmann's syndrome, a childhood illness that affects the body's ability to absorb nutrients, to achieve this victory.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the athlete regarded as the greatest weightlifter in history who spent three years in a detention camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, winning gold at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      John Davis

    • B.

      James Bradford

    • C.

      Bill Good

    • D.

      Tommy Kono

    Correct Answer
    D. Tommy Kono
    Explanation
    Tommy Kono is the correct answer because he is widely regarded as the greatest weightlifter in history. He faced adversity during World War II when he was detained in a camp for Japanese-Americans, but he overcame this and went on to win gold at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of the athlete who at the 1984 Olympic Games, won a gold medal in the parallel bars on the strength of two perfect scores?

    • A.

      Paul Hamm

    • B.

      Bart Conner

    • C.

      George Eyser

    • D.

      Mitch Gaylord

    Correct Answer
    B. Bart Conner
    Explanation
    Bart Conner is the correct answer because he is the athlete who won a gold medal in the parallel bars at the 1984 Olympic Games. He achieved this victory by earning two perfect scores, showcasing his exceptional skill and performance in the event.

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  • 10. 

    What sport did Dorothy Hamill compete in during the 1976 Olympic Games in Innsbruck where she won a gold medal?

    • A.

      Luge

    • B.

      Bobsled

    • C.

      Figure Skating

    • D.

      Speed Skating

    Correct Answer
    C. Figure Skating
    Explanation
    Dorothy Hamill competed in figure skating during the 1976 Olympic Games in Innsbruck where she won a gold medal.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of the athlete nick-named the fastest man alive in the first part of the 20th century, winning gold and silver medals at the 1920 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Jim Thorpe

    • B.

      Charlie Paddock

    • C.

      Carl Lewis

    • D.

      Johnny Depp

    Correct Answer
    B. Charlie Paddock
    Explanation
    Charlie Paddock is the correct answer because he was an American athlete who was known as the "fastest man alive" in the first part of the 20th century. He won gold and silver medals at the 1920 Olympic Games, which aligns with the information given in the question. Jim Thorpe was also a famous athlete, but he is not known as the "fastest man alive" and did not win medals at the 1920 Olympics. Carl Lewis is a well-known athlete, but he competed in the later part of the 20th century. Johnny Depp is an actor and not an athlete.

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  • 12. 

    In what sport did Milton Campbell compete to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Melbourne after failing to make the hurdling team in 1952?

    • A.

      Relay

    • B.

      Basketball

    • C.

      Long Jump

    • D.

      Decathlon

    Correct Answer
    D. Decathlon
    Explanation
    Milton Campbell competed in the Decathlon to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Melbourne after failing to make the hurdling team in 1952. The Decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events, including sprinting, jumping, throwing, and distance running. It requires a diverse range of skills and abilities, making it a suitable choice for athletes who may not excel in a single event but have a well-rounded athletic ability. Campbell's decision to compete in the Decathlon allowed him to showcase his overall athleticism and ultimately achieve success in the Olympic Games.

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  • 13. 

    In what sport did Richard "Dick" Fosbury win a gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City demonstrating the "Fosbury Flop"?

    • A.

      Gymnastics

    • B.

      Archery

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      High Jump

    Correct Answer
    D. High Jump
    Explanation
    Richard "Dick" Fosbury won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City by demonstrating the "Fosbury Flop" in the sport of high jump. The Fosbury Flop is a technique where the athlete jumps over the bar backwards and headfirst, revolutionizing the sport. This technique allowed Fosbury to clear higher heights with greater ease and efficiency, leading to his success and gold medal in the high jump event.

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  • 14. 

    In what sport did John B. Kelly Jr. compete as a four-time Olympian and whose father was a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and his sister was Princess Grace Kelly?

    • A.

      Wrestling

    • B.

      Cycling

    • C.

      Rowing

    • D.

      Gymnastics

    Correct Answer
    C. Rowing
    Explanation
    John B. Kelly Jr. competed in rowing as a four-time Olympian. His father was a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and his sister was Princess Grace Kelly.

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  • 15. 

    What is the name of the most successful alpine skier in U.S. history who won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo?

    • A.

      Tommy Moe

    • B.

      Phil Mahre

    • C.

      Bode Miller

    • D.

      Billy Kidd

    Correct Answer
    B. Phil Mahre
    Explanation
    Phil Mahre is the correct answer because he is widely regarded as the most successful alpine skier in U.S. history. He won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, solidifying his place in skiing history. Tommy Moe, Bode Miller, and Billy Kidd are also notable skiers, but they do not have the same level of success and achievements as Phil Mahre.

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