# Winter Olympics: Test Your Knowledge With Our Quiz

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Test your knowledge of the Winter Olympics! For each question, do some research if needed before answering. If you know it, then just go ahead.

• 1.

### Which city is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games?

• A.

Vancouver, Washington

• B.

• C.

• D.

Washington, D.C.

Explanation
Vancouver, Canada is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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• 2.

### How many times have the Winter Olympics been held in Canada?

• A.

1

• B.

3

• C.

8

• D.

5

B. 3
Explanation
The Winter Olympics have been held in Canada three times.

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• 3.

### When and where was the Olympic Torch lit for the 2010 Winter Olympics?

• A.

February 8, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada

• B.

January 22, 2010 in Athens, Greece

• C.

October 22, 2009 in Vancouver, Canada

• D.

October 22, 2009 in Olympia, Greece

D. October 22, 2009 in Olympia, Greece
Explanation
The Olympic Torch was lit for the 2010 Winter Olympics on October 22, 2009 in Olympia, Greece.

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• 4.

### Which of the following is NOT an ice sport?

• A.

Luge

• B.

Bobsled

• C.

Ski jumping

• D.

Skeleton

C. Ski jumping
Explanation
Ski jumping is not an ice sport because it is performed on a ski slope rather than on ice. In ski jumping, athletes ski down a ramp and launch themselves into the air, attempting to achieve the longest jump possible. While it is a winter sport, it does not involve any ice or ice surfaces.

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• 5.

### How often are the Winter Olympic Games held?

• A.

Every two years.

• B.

Every eight years.

• C.

Every four years.

• D.

Every 6 years.

C. Every four years.
Explanation
The Winter Olympic Games are held every four years. This is consistent with the traditional cycle of the Olympic Games, where the Summer and Winter Games alternate every two years. This allows for a balanced schedule and ensures that athletes from different sports and disciplines have equal opportunities to compete on the world stage. By hosting the Winter Olympics every four years, it also allows for adequate time for preparations, planning, and qualifying events to take place.

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• 6.

### What country were the first Winter Olympics held in?

• A.

United States

• B.

• C.

France

• D.

Sweden

C. France
Explanation
The correct answer is France. The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. This event included sports such as figure skating, ice hockey, and skiing. France was chosen as the host country due to its reputation for winter sports and its beautiful mountainous landscapes. The success of the first Winter Olympics in France paved the way for future editions of the Games to be held in various countries around the world.

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• 7.

### Where will the 2014 Winter Olympics be held?

• A.

• B.

Russia

• C.

Japan

• D.

Rio de Janeiro

B. Russia
Explanation
The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Russia.

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• 9.

### The country of _____________________ has won the most gold medals in the Winter Olympics.

Norway
Explanation
Norway has won the most gold medals in the Winter Olympics.

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• 10.

### Bonnie Blaire has won 6 medals at the Winter Olympic Games.  Which sport does she compete in?

• A.

Speed skating

• B.

Luge

• C.

Bobsledding

• D.

Cross-country skiing

A. Speed skating
Explanation
Bonnie Blaire competes in speed skating because she has won 6 medals at the Winter Olympic Games.

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• 11.

### True or False: Figure skating was once part of the Summer Olympic Games.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Figure skating was indeed once part of the Summer Olympic Games. It made its debut in the 1908 Summer Olympics held in London, England. However, it was later moved to the Winter Olympic Games starting from 1924.

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• 12.

### The Winter Olympics were canceled in 1940 and 1944 because of __________________.

WWII
World War 2
WW2
World War Two
World War II
Explanation
The Winter Olympics were canceled in 1940 and 1944 due to World War II. The war created a global conflict that affected the participating countries, making it impossible to hold the games during that time. The focus and resources were directed towards the war effort, leaving no room for sporting events of such magnitude. The cancellation was a result of the widespread disruption and instability caused by the war.

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