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  • 1. 

    What sport did Mary T. Meagher, nicknamed "Madame Butterfly" compete in winning three gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Long Jump

    • B.

      Beach Volleyball

    • C.

      Gymnastics

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    D. Swimming
    Explanation
    Mary T. Meagher, also known as "Madame Butterfly," competed in swimming and won three gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games. She earned this nickname due to her exceptional skills in the butterfly stroke, which she used to dominate the competition and achieve her success in swimming.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of the three-time Olympian who first joined the U.S. Ski Team in 1989 and earned a gold medal in 1998?

    • A.

      Cindy Nelson

    • B.

      Picabo Street

    • C.

      Alice McKennis

    • D.

      Lindsey Vonn

    Correct Answer
    B. Picabo Street
    Explanation
    Picabo Street is the correct answer because she is the three-time Olympian who joined the U.S. Ski Team in 1989 and won a gold medal in 1998. Cindy Nelson, Alice McKennis, and Lindsey Vonn are not the correct answers as they do not fit the given criteria.

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  • 3. 

    In what sport did Mia Hamm compete in Beijing where she helped her team to victory at the Summer Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Swimming

    • B.

      Volleyball

    • C.

      Soccer

    • D.

      Rowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Soccer
    Explanation
    Mia Hamm competed in soccer at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games. She helped her team to victory in this sport.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the athlete who won eight swimming gold medals during the 2008 Olympic Games in China?

    • A.

      Matt Biondi

    • B.

      Michael Phelps

    • C.

      Johnny Weissmuller

    • D.

      Mark Spitz

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael Phelps
    Explanation
    Michael Phelps is the correct answer because he is the athlete who won eight swimming gold medals during the 2008 Olympic Games in China. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest swimmers of all time and holds numerous records in the sport. His achievement of winning eight gold medals in a single Olympic Games is unprecedented and solidifies his status as a legendary athlete in swimming.

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  • 5. 

    In what sport did Janet Evans compete during the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, winning three gold medals?

    • A.

      Cross Country

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Gymnastics

    • D.

      Rowing

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimming
    Explanation
    Janet Evans competed in swimming during the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, where she won three gold medals.

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  • 6. 

    In what sport did Monica Abbott compete in at the 2008 Olympic Games, winning a Silver Medal?

    • A.

      Beach Volleyball

    • B.

      Gymnastics

    • C.

      Softball

    • D.

      Judo

    Correct Answer
    C. Softball
    Explanation
    Monica Abbott competed in the sport of Softball at the 2008 Olympic Games, where she won a Silver Medal.

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  • 7. 

    In what sport did Kristin Armstrong compete winning a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Tennis

    • B.

      Softball

    • C.

      Handball

    • D.

      Cycling

    Correct Answer
    D. Cycling
    Explanation
    Kristin Armstrong competed in cycling and won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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  • 8. 

    In what sport did Betsey Armstrong win a Silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Gymnastics

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Water Polo

    • D.

      Long Jump

    Correct Answer
    C. Water Polo
    Explanation
    Betsey Armstrong won a Silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Water Polo.

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  • 9. 

    In what sport did Jake Arrieta win a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Handball

    • C.

      High Jump

    • D.

      Basketball

    Correct Answer
    A. Baseball
    Explanation
    Jake Arrieta won a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the sport of Baseball.

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  • 10. 

    In what sport did Alexander Artemev help lead the U.S. to a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in the team competition?

    • A.

      Volleyball

    • B.

      Baseball

    • C.

      Track

    • D.

      Gymnastics

    Correct Answer
    D. Gymnastics
    Explanation
    Alexander Artemev helped lead the U.S. to a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in the team competition in gymnastics.

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  • 11. 

    In what sport did Lloy Ball, from Fort Wayne, Indiana win a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games?

    • A.

      High Jump

    • B.

      Handball

    • C.

      Volleyball

    • D.

      Basketball

    Correct Answer
    C. Volleyball
    Explanation
    Lloy Ball, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, won a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Volleyball.

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  • 12. 

    What sport did Brian Barden of California win a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Pole Vault

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      Wrestling

    Correct Answer
    A. Baseball
    Explanation
    Brian Barden of California won a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the sport of baseball.

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  • 13. 

    What sport did Lanny Barnes of Colorado compete in the 2010 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Freestyle Skiing

    • B.

      Biathlon

    • C.

      Luge

    • D.

      Curling

    Correct Answer
    B. Biathlon
    Explanation
    Lanny Barnes of Colorado competed in the Biathlon event at the 2010 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games. The Biathlon combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting, requiring athletes to demonstrate both speed and accuracy. Barnes' participation in this event at two consecutive Winter Olympic Games suggests her expertise and commitment to the sport.

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  • 14. 

    What sport did Nicole Barnhardt from Gilbertsville, PA win a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?

    • A.

      Handball

    • B.

      Soccer

    • C.

      Track

    • D.

      Water Polo

    Correct Answer
    B. Soccer
    Explanation
    Nicole Barnhardt from Gilbertsville, PA won a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in soccer.

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  • 15. 

    In what sport did Jeremy Barrett compete in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, placing 14th with partner Caydee Denney?

    • A.

      Pairs Figure Skating

    • B.

      Curling

    • C.

      Bobsled

    • D.

      Luge

    Correct Answer
    A. Pairs Figure Skating
    Explanation
    Jeremy Barrett competed in the sport of pairs figure skating in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, where he placed 14th with his partner Caydee Denney.

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