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  • 1. 

    In what sport did Glenn Morris win the Gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany?

    • A.

      Decathlon

    • B.

      Wrestling

    • C.

      Rowing

    • D.

      Tennis

    Correct Answer
    A. Decathlon
    Explanation
    Glenn Morris won the Gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany in the sport of Decathlon. Decathlon is a combined event in athletics that consists of ten track and field events, including sprints, jumps, throws, and distance running. It requires athletes to showcase their versatility and skills across multiple disciplines, making it a true test of all-around athleticism.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won a Gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin in the Decathlon setting new world and Olympic records?

    • A.

      Glenn Edgar Morris

    • B.

      Earle Meadows

    • C.

      Bob Clark

    • D.

      Dave Albritton

    Correct Answer
    A. Glenn Edgar Morris
    Explanation
    Glenn Edgar Morris is the correct answer because he won a Gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin in the Decathlon, setting new world and Olympic records.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won a Gold medal during the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in the Pole Vault event in London?

    • A.

      Miller Anderson

    • B.

      Mal Whitfield

    • C.

      Guinn Smith

    • D.

      Steve Seymour

    Correct Answer
    C. Guinn Smith
    Explanation
    Guinn Smith is the correct answer because he won a Gold medal in the Pole Vault event during the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in London. Miller Anderson, Mal Whitfield, and Steve Seymour are not the correct answers as they did not win Gold medals in the Pole Vault event during the 1948 Summer Olympic Games.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won a Gold medal for Springboard diving and a Silver medal for Platform diving at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in London?

    • A.

      Bruce Harlan

    • B.

      Bob Mathias

    • C.

      Steven Lysak

    • D.

      Sammy Lee

    Correct Answer
    A. Bruce Harlan
  • 5. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won a Gold medal in 1948 and a Silver medal in 1952 in Freestyle Wrestling?

    • A.

      Henry Wittenberg

    • B.

      Gerald Leeman

    • C.

      Leland Merrill

    • D.

      Norbert Schemansky

    Correct Answer
    A. Henry Wittenberg
    Explanation
    Henry Wittenberg is the correct answer because he is the athlete who won a Gold medal in 1948 and a Silver medal in 1952 in Freestyle Wrestling.

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  • 6. 

    In what sport did Joseph DePietro win the Gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games held in London?

    • A.

      Weightlifting

    • B.

      Diving

    • C.

      Swimming

    • D.

      Rowing

    Correct Answer
    A. Weightlifting
    Explanation
    Joseph DePietro won the Gold medal in Weightlifting at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games held in London.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won the Gold medal for Shooting at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games who helped establish the U.S. Air Force Marksmanship Training Program?

    • A.

      Arthur Cook

    • B.

      Bruce Harlan

    • C.

      John Davis

    • D.

      David Turner

    Correct Answer
    A. Arthur Cook
    Explanation
    Arthur Cook is the correct answer because he won the Gold medal for Shooting at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games and also helped establish the U.S. Air Force Marksmanship Training Program.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won Gold medals at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympic Games as well as a Silver medal at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Sim Iness

    • B.

      Jerome Biffle

    • C.

      Parry O'Brien

    • D.

      Walt Davis

    Correct Answer
    C. Parry O'Brien
    Explanation
    Parry O'Brien is the correct answer because he is the only athlete listed who won gold medals at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympic Games, as well as a silver medal at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games. Sim Iness, Jerome Biffle, and Walt Davis did not achieve this feat.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won a Gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, a feat no other American male athlete had ever won?

    • A.

      Cy Young

    • B.

      Lindy Remigino

    • C.

      Jerome Biffle

    • D.

      Mal Whitfield

    Correct Answer
    A. Cy Young
  • 10. 

    In what sport did Greg Bell win a Gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia?

    • A.

      Long Jump

    • B.

      Shooting

    • C.

      Wrestling

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    A. Long Jump
    Explanation
    Greg Bell won a Gold medal in the Long Jump event at the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • 11. 

    In what sport did Albert Axelrod, who was an electrical engineer, win a Bronze medal at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome?

    • A.

      Rowing

    • B.

      Gymnastics

    • C.

      Fencing

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    C. Fencing
    Explanation
    Albert Axelrod, an electrical engineer, won a Bronze medal in Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome. Fencing is a sport that involves using swords to score points by making contact with the opponent. It requires a combination of skill, strategy, and physical agility. Despite his background in electrical engineering, Axelrod was able to excel in the sport of fencing and achieve Olympic success.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won a Gold medal at the 1924 Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France for Speedskating, best known for being the first recipient of a gold medal at the first Winter Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Frank Synott

    • B.

      Charles Jewtraw

    • C.

      Herbert Drury

    • D.

      Irving Small

    Correct Answer
    B. Charles Jewtraw
    Explanation
    Charles Jewtraw is the correct answer because he was the athlete who won the first gold medal at the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924. He achieved this in the sport of Speedskating at the Winter Olympic Games held in Chamonix, France. Jewtraw's victory made him the first-ever recipient of a gold medal in Winter Olympics history.

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  • 13. 

    In what sport did Jennison Heaton win a Gold medal at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Bobsled

    • B.

      Skeleton

    • C.

      Skiing

    • D.

      Speed Skating

    Correct Answer
    B. Skeleton
    Explanation
    Jennison Heaton won a Gold medal at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games in the sport of Skeleton.

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  • 14. 

    In what event did Jack Shea win two Gold medals at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York?

    • A.

      Skiing

    • B.

      Speedskating

    • C.

      Ice Hockey

    • D.

      Bobsled

    Correct Answer
    B. Speedskating
    Explanation
    Jack Shea won two Gold medals at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York in the event of Speedskating.

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  • 15. 

    In what event did Curtis Stevens win the Gold medal at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York?

    • A.

      Bobsled

    • B.

      Figure Skating

    • C.

      Cross-Country Skiing

    • D.

      Speed Skating

    Correct Answer
    A. Bobsled
    Explanation
    Curtis Stevens won the Gold medal in Bobsled at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York.

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