A Quiz On Modern Olympics

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A Quiz On Modern Olympics

Olympic Games QuizThe Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event. The Modern Olympic Games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, and are held at the beginning of every Olympiad. The Games were organized as a summer sports event through 1920. In 1924 the winter games began in Chamonix, France. Until 1992, they were both held in the same year. Since then, the summer games are held during the first year of an Olympiad, the winter games during the third year.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which year were the first Modern Olympics held?
    • A. 

      1698

    • B. 

      1798

    • C. 

      1896

    • D. 

      1968

  • 2. 
    Name the person who has won the maximum number of cumulative gold medals in the Olympics over a period of time?
    • A. 

      Shirley Hunty

    • B. 

      Raymond Clarence Ewry

    • C. 

      Mark Spitz

    • D. 

      Paavo Nurmi

  • 3. 
    Who has won the maximum number of gold medals in a single Olympic Games in the history of the Olympics?
    • A. 

      Nadia Comaneci

    • B. 

      Abebe Bikila

    • C. 

      James Connelly

    • D. 

      Mark Spitz

  • 4. 
    Who was the first winner in modern Olympics?
    • A. 

      Nadia Comaneci

    • B. 

      Abebe Bikila

    • C. 

      Mark Spitz

    • D. 

      James Connelly

  • 5. 
    Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 seven times at the Olympics?
    • A. 

      Mark Spitz

    • B. 

      James Connelly

    • C. 

      Nadia Comaneci

    • D. 

      Abebe Bikila

  • 6. 
    What is the meaning of the motto 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' of the Olympic Games?
    • A. 

      Quicker, Heavier, Taller

    • B. 

      Faster, Higher, Stronger

    • C. 

      Civility, Attainment, Fortune

    • D. 

      Citadel, Attitude, Fortitude

  • 7. 
    Who is the only athlete to win the Olympic marathon title twice in succession?
    • A. 

      Abebe Bikila

    • B. 

      Kipchoge Keino

    • C. 

      Mark Spitz

    • D. 

      Nadia Comaneci

  • 8. 
    What is the serial number of the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
    • A. 

      XXII

    • B. 

      XXIV

    • C. 

      XXVI

    • D. 

      XXIX

  • 9. 
    When was the original Olympiad first held?
    • A. 

      1776 B.C.

    • B. 

      776 B.C.

    • C. 

      1698

    • D. 

      1896