Olympic Trivia: Answers Revealed

How well did you fare in our trivia quiz?

This past weekend, we tested your Olympic knowledge with a trivia quiz in two parts. Below we've revealed the answers. But just in case you missed each quiz and want to take a guess before peeking at the answers, you can find Part 1 and Part 2 . Let us know your results in the comments below.

Part 1 – Answers

Question: Which famous literary and film character has been played by no less than four Olympians on screen?
Answer: Tarzan. Johnny Weismuller, who won two swimming gold medals, in 1924 and in 1928. Buster Crabbe, who won a swimming bronze in 1928. Hermann Brix, who won silver in the shot put in 1928. Glen Morris, who took gold in the decathlon in 1936.

Question: Which of these is no longer an Olympic event?
Answer: Golf. It was an Olympic event in 1900 and 1904

Question: In 1904,  American George Eyser won three golds, two silvers and a bronze in gymnastics.Besides the number of medals he took home, what was remarkable about his achievement?
Answer: He won all these medals even though he had a wooden leg.

Question: The author of the seminal book on baby and child care was also a gold medalist. Whom are we referring to?
Answer: Dr. Benjamin Spock. He won the gold for rowing in 1924.

Question: How long is the route for the marathon event in the 2012 Olympics?
Answer: 26.3 miles

Question: Who lit the torch to start the Games in Atlanta?
Answer: Muhammed Ali

Question: What is the name of the mascot of the 2012 Games?
Answer: Wenlock

Question: When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics?
Answer: 1900

Question: One of the events in which men compete directly with women is Sailing. Which is the other?
Answer: Equestrian

Part 2 – Answers

Question: Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?
Answer: Madrid.  Moscow hosted in 1980, Seoul in 1988 and Melbourne in 1956.

Question: True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event still being held.
Answer: False.

Question: Which country has won at least one gold medal in every Summer Games?
Answer: Great Britain

Question: What color of medal was presented to the winners in the first modern Olympics in 1896?
Answer: Silver

Question: Who won a gold medal for the 100 m in 1924 and featured in the film Chariots of Fire?
Answer: Harold Abrahams

Question: Which of these colors is not on the Olympics flag?
Answer: Brown

Question: Which team leads all other teams in the Opening Ceremony procession?
Answer: The Greek team

Question: The Games were not held in which of the following years?
Answer: 1940

Question: How did the Olympic flame arrive in England for the 2012 Games?
Answer: Airplane

Question: What contest of team strength was an official Olympic event from 1900 to 1920?
Answer: Tug of War


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