# Stump Your Parents: Special Olympic Games Edition

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### This year the Summer Olympic Games will take place July 27 to August 12 in London, England. Which city has hosted the Olympics more than once once?

• A.

Barcelona, Spain

• B.

London, England

• C.

Atlanta, Greece

• D.

Sydney, Australia

B. London, England
Explanation
London, England has hosted the Olympics more than once. The question states that the Summer Olympic Games will take place in London in a specific year, implying that London has hosted the Olympics before. Therefore, London is the correct answer.

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• 2.

### To compete in the Olympic Games, atheletes must be younger than __________ years old.

• A.

30

• B.

60

• C.

90

• D.

There is no age limit.

D. There is no age limit.
Explanation
The question asks about the age limit for athletes to compete in the Olympic Games. The correct answer is "There is no age limit," indicating that athletes can participate regardless of their age. This means that athletes can be older than 30, 60, or 90 years old and still be eligible to compete in the Olympic Games.

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• 3.

### The Olympic Rings represent...

• A.

The founder's favourite colours.

• B.

The earth, sky and oceans.

• C.

The colours in the flags of every nation.

• D.

The five main events.

C. The colours in the flags of every nation.
Explanation
The Olympic Rings represent the colours in the flags of every nation. The rings are made up of five interlocking circles, each of a different color: blue, yellow, black, green, and red. These colors were chosen because at least one of them appears on the flag of every nation in the world. The rings symbolize the unity and cooperation of all nations participating in the Olympic Games.

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• 4.

### The Olympic Torch has travelled by...

• A.

Space shuttle.

• B.

Camel.

• C.

Surfboard.

• D.

All of the above.

D. All of the above.
Explanation
The Olympic Torch has been transported by various means, including a space shuttle, camel, and surfboard. This implies that it has been carried through space, across deserts, and even on water. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above," as it encompasses all the mentioned modes of transportation.

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### The first athletes in the Olympic Games wore __________ while competing.

• A.

Togas

• B.

• C.

Nothing

• D.

Kilts

C. Nothing
Explanation
In the early Olympic Games, athletes competed without wearing any clothing. This practice was rooted in the ancient Greek tradition of competing in the nude, symbolizing the purity and equality of the athletes. The absence of clothing allowed for unrestricted movement and showcased the athletes' physical prowess. Over time, as societal norms changed, the practice of competing naked was abandoned, and athletes started wearing different types of clothing or uniforms during the Olympic Games.

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### In 2008, BMX was added to the Olympic Games. The 2012 games will include __________ for the first time.

• A.

Women's boxing

• B.

Roller sports

• C.

Sport climbing

• D.

Wakeboarding

A. Women's boxing
Explanation
In 2012, women's boxing was added to the Olympic Games for the first time. This means that female boxers were given the opportunity to compete and showcase their skills at the highest level of international sports. The inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympics is a significant step towards gender equality in the sporting world and provides female athletes with a platform to gain recognition and inspire future generations.

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### The Olympic Games got its name from which historical site?

• A.

Mount Olympus, Washington

• B.

Olynthus, Macedonia

• C.

Olympia, Egypt

• D.

Olympia, Greece

D. Olympia, Greece
Explanation
The Olympic Games got its name from the historical site of Olympia in Greece. Olympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which were held every four years in honor of the Greek god Zeus. The games were a major sporting event in ancient Greece, attracting athletes from various city-states to compete in various athletic disciplines. The name "Olympic" was derived from the location where the games originated and became synonymous with the global sporting event that we know today.

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### Which 1930s movie character was played by an Olympic swimmer?

• A.

Tarzan

• B.

Sherlock Holmes

• C.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

• D.

Rin Tin Tin

A. Tarzan
Explanation
Tarzan is the correct answer because the character was played by an Olympic swimmer. The character of Tarzan, a jungle man who swings from vines and swims in rivers, was portrayed by Johnny Weissmuller, who was an Olympic gold medalist swimmer. Weissmuller's athletic abilities and swimming skills made him the perfect choice to play the role of Tarzan in the 1930s movies.

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### About __________ meals will be served each day at the Olympic Village in London, England.

• A.

20,000

• B.

45,000

• C.

100,000

• D.

500,000

C. 100,000
Explanation
The Olympic Village in London, England will serve a total of 100,000 meals each day.

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• 10.

### The mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are named...

• A.

O'Shannon and Riley.

• B.

Wenlock and Mandeville.

• C.

Peanut Butter and Jelly.

• D.

Ashley and Bob.

B. Wenlock and Mandeville.
Explanation
Wenlock and Mandeville are the mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. These mascots were created to represent the games and their names are derived from significant locations in the United Kingdom. Wenlock is named after the town of Much Wenlock, which is considered the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Mandeville is named after Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where the Paralympic Games were first held. These mascots were designed to promote the Olympic and Paralympic values and engage with a wide range of audiences.

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