The Big Quiz On Olympics

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  • 1. 

    Which Olympic Games, organized by Peter Ueberroth, were the first ever to be privately financed?

    • A.

      Stockholm 1956 Summer Games

    • B.

      Sydney 2000 Summer Games

    • C.

      Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games

    • D.

      Lake Placid 1980 Winter Games

    Correct Answer
    C. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Los Angeles 1984 Summer Games. These games were the first ever to be privately financed, meaning that they did not rely on government funding or taxpayer money to cover the costs of organizing and hosting the event. Instead, Peter Ueberroth, the organizer of the games, secured corporate sponsorships and used innovative marketing strategies to generate revenue and cover the expenses. This successful model set a precedent for future Olympic Games to seek private funding and sponsorship opportunities.

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  • 2. 

    What is the only difference in the rules for the 2010 Men's and Women's Olympic Alpine Skiing Events in Vancouver?

    • A.

      Boots And Bindings

    • B.

      Ski Length

    • C.

      Course length

    • D.

      Required Apparel

    Correct Answer
    C. Course length
    Explanation
    The only difference in the rules for the 2010 Men's and Women's Olympic Alpine Skiing Events in Vancouver is the course length.

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  • 3. 

    What is the source of motto of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games, "With glowing hearts/Des plus brillants exploits"?

    • A.

      Canada's National Anthem

    • B.

      The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    • C.

      A Poem By Margaret Atwood

    • D.

      Contest Submissions

    Correct Answer
    A. Canada's National Anthem
    Explanation
    The source of the motto of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games, "With glowing hearts/Des plus brillants exploits," is Canada's National Anthem. The phrase "With glowing hearts" is taken from the lyrics of the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada." The motto was chosen to reflect the spirit and passion of the athletes participating in the games, as well as the pride and enthusiasm of the Canadian people hosting the event.

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  • 4. 

    Since 1988, what international athletic competition is held right after the Olympic games using the same venues?

    • A.

      World Cup

    • B.

      Paralympic Games

    • C.

      World Championships

    • D.

      World Games

    Correct Answer
    B. Paralympic Games
    Explanation
    The Paralympic Games is the correct answer because it is an international athletic competition held right after the Olympic games using the same venues. The Paralympic Games is specifically designed for athletes with disabilities, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their skills and compete at a high level. This event has been held since 1988 and has gained significant recognition and support worldwide.

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  • 5. 

    Stacy Sykora was the libero, which meant that she couldn't serve or spike, on what US team in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics?

    • A.

      Women's Field Hockey

    • B.

      Women's Synchronized Swimming

    • C.

      Women's Volleyball

    • D.

      Women's Basketball

    Correct Answer
    C. Women's Volleyball
    Explanation
    Stacy Sykora was the libero on the US Women's Volleyball team in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. As the libero, her role was primarily defensive, specializing in passing and digging the ball. Liberos are not allowed to serve or spike, but they play a crucial role in receiving serves and setting up attacks for their team.

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  • 6. 

    Why is the face-first luge race called "Skeleton?"

    • A.

      Participants Are Rail Thin

    • B.

      The First Sled Resembled a Skeleton

    • C.

      The Sport Is Real Scary

    • D.

      Jim Skeleton Created The Sport

    Correct Answer
    B. The First Sled Resembled a Skeleton
    Explanation
    The face-first luge race is called "Skeleton" because the first sled used in the sport resembled a skeleton. This suggests that the design or structure of the sled had a skeletal appearance, which led to the name "Skeleton" for the race.

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  • 7. 

    What do 2010 U.S. Winter Olympians Ashley Caldwell, Mirai Nagasu and Caydee Denney have in common?

    • A.

      They Are Second Cousins

    • B.

      They All Like U2

    • C.

      They All Have Tattoos

    • D.

      They Are All 16 Years Old

    Correct Answer
    D. They Are All 16 Years Old
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that they are all 16 years old. This means that Ashley Caldwell, Mirai Nagasu, and Caydee Denney were all 16 years old during the 2010 U.S. Winter Olympics.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of Olympic Snowboarder Shaun Smith's signature move that involves three half-twists and two head-over-heels flips?

    • A.

      Dipsy Doozey

    • B.

      Oopsy Daisy

    • C.

      Double McTwist

    • D.

      Three-Two Whoa!

    Correct Answer
    C. Double McTwist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Double McTwist. This signature move involves three half-twists and two head-over-heels flips.

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  • 9. 

    What are the green flowers at the center of the bouquets presented to 2010 Winter Olympics medal winners?

    • A.

      Spider Chrysanthemums

    • B.

      Daisies

    • C.

      Roses

    • D.

      Calla Lilies

    Correct Answer
    A. Spider Chrysanthemums
    Explanation
    Spider Chrysanthemums are the green flowers at the center of the bouquets presented to 2010 Winter Olympics medal winners.

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  • 10. 

    What color is the uniform for volunteers at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games that follow the Winter Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Black With Yellow Trim

    • B.

      Bright Red

    • C.

      Bright Turquoise

    • D.

      Red And White Plaid

    Correct Answer
    C. Bright Turquoise
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bright Turquoise. This color was chosen as the uniform for volunteers at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games that followed the Winter Olympic Games.

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  • 11. 

    What does the name of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games inukshuk, "Ilanaaq", means in English?

    • A.

      Friend

    • B.

      Walk This Way

    • C.

      Cash Only!

    • D.

      Thanks For Coming!

    Correct Answer
    A. Friend
    Explanation
    The name "Ilanaaq" means "Friend" in English.

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  • 12. 

    What kind of bike did Tinker Juarez ride during the 1996 Olympics?

    • A.

      Schwinn

    • B.

      Trek

    • C.

      GT

    • D.

      Cannondale

    Correct Answer
    D. Cannondale
    Explanation
    Tinker Juarez rode a Cannondale bike during the 1996 Olympics.

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  • 13. 

    What horse did Bruce Davidson ride in the 1996 Olympics?

    • A.

      Nirvana

    • B.

      Merry Legs

    • C.

      Heyday

    • D.

      Eagle Lion

    Correct Answer
    C. Heyday
    Explanation
    Bruce Davidson rode Heyday in the 1996 Olympics.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the captain for the Canadian hockey team in the 1998 Winter Olympics?

    • A.

      Stacy Wilson

    • B.

      Shannon Miller

    • C.

      Cammie Granato

    • D.

      Danielle Goyette

    Correct Answer
    A. Stacy Wilson
    Explanation
    Stacy Wilson was the captain for the Canadian hockey team in the 1998 Winter Olympics.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the first women's Olympic gold medalist?

    • A.

      Herma Planck-Szabo

    • B.

      Sonja Henie

    • C.

      Madge Syers

    • D.

      Magda Julin

    Correct Answer
    C. Madge Syers
    Explanation
    Madge Syers is the correct answer because she was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. She achieved this feat in 1908 during the London Olympics. Syers competed in the figure skating event against male competitors and outperformed them, making her a trailblazer for women in the sport. Her victory paved the way for future female figure skaters to compete at the highest level and earn recognition for their skills.

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