YMCA Trivia Challenge

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Olympic Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of the YMCA.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What Olympic sport was founded at the YMCA in 1891?
    • A. 

      Gymnastics

    • B. 

      Basketball

    • C. 

      Ice Skating

    • D. 

      Archery

  • 2. 
    What U.S. Corporation’s founder started the company while living at a YMCA?
    • A. 

      Hallmark

    • B. 

      Kentucky Fried Chicken

    • C. 

      Pillsbury

    • D. 

      International Paper

  • 3. 
    In 1895 what sport did William Morgan invent at the YMCA that was considered less strenuous than basketball and geared toward senior citizens?
    • A. 

      Jousting

    • B. 

      Volleyball

    • C. 

      Bull Riding

    • D. 

      Cricket

  • 4. 
    What national celebration was founded at the YMCA?
    • A. 

      Mother's Day

    • B. 

      Father's Day

    • C. 

      Valentine's Day

    • D. 

      Earth Day

  • 5. 
    How many members do YMCA’s in the United States collectively serve?
    • A. 

      850,000

    • B. 

      50,000

    • C. 

      20 Million

    • D. 

      1 Billion

  • 6. 
    What sport, formerly called “kittenball” and “sissyball” did the YMCA help rename?
    • A. 

      Ping Pong

    • B. 

      Wallyball

    • C. 

      Dodgeball

    • D. 

      Softball

  • 7. 
    In 1961 President Kennedy approached the YMCA asking for assistance in helping to found what organization?
    • A. 

      Federal Reserve

    • B. 

      Department of Education

    • C. 

      Peace Corps

    • D. 

      Head Start

  • 8. 
    In how many countries do YMCA’s operate?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      200

  • 9. 
    How much money did the YMCA raise for soldier relief in World War I?
    • A. 

      53,000

    • B. 

      700,000

    • C. 

      7 Million

    • D. 

      235 Million

  • 10. 
    What famous Civil Rights Activist grew up at a YMCA?
    • A. 

      Rosa Parks

    • B. 

      Caesar Chavez

    • C. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • D. 

      Susan B. Anthony