Memorable Ceremonies

Do you remember the most memorable ceremonies of the Olympic Games? Take this quiz and find out.

Quiz

Do you remember the most memorable ceremonies of the Olympic Games? Take this quiz and find out.

1. Which of the following items was not given to event winners at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896?

  • Gold medal.
  • Olive branches.
  • Diploma.

2. The torch relay first appeared at which Olympic Summer Games?

  • Rome 1960.
  • Athens 1896.
  • Berlin 1936.

3. The spectacular lighting of the Olympic flame during the opening ceremonies at the 1992 Barcelona Games occurred when Spanish Paralympian Antonio Rebollo shot what at the Olympic cauldron.

  • Gun.
  • Basketball.
  • Arrow.

4. The opening ceremonies at which Olympic Summer Games featured a man using a jet-pack and 84 grand pianos being used simultaneously to play the music of George Gershwin?

  • Los Angeles.
  • Atlanta.
  • Lake Placid.

5. At medal ceremonies for the 1936 Berlin Games, gold medalists received what additional gift?

  • A plant.
  • Beer.
  • Cheese.

6. The opening ceremony at the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium, featured three new elements: the reading of the Olympic oath, the raising of the Olympic flag, and this, which was done to symbolize the ideals of brotherhood and world peace.

  • Gun salute.
  • Lighting of the Olympic cauldron.
  • Release of birds.

7. A letter written by a 17-year-old Chinese-Australian named John Ian Wing prompted Olympic organizers in this city to alter its closing ceremony so that athletes for the first time would not enter the stadium divided into nations, but instead would march as one big group.

  • Barcelona.
  • Melbourne.
  • London.

8. During the 1996 Atlanta Games, this American gymnast had to be carried to the podium by her coach because of an ankle injury she aggravated on her final vault.

  • Mary Lou Retton.
  • Kerri Strug.
  • Dominique Moceanu.

9. The black gloves that covered the fists of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their famous 1968 protest of the mistreatment of blacks have been much publicized. But what color were their shoes?

  • Red.
  • White.
  • They didn't wear them.

10. The opening ceremony in this city featured the first televised "Greetings from Space" at the Olympic Games.

  • Los Angeles.
  • Munich.
  • Moscow.

Your Results:

1. Which of the following items was not given to event winners at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896?
Gold medal.

2. The torch relay first appeared at which Olympic Summer Games?
Berlin 1936.

3. The spectacular lighting of the Olympic flame during the opening ceremonies at the 1992 Barcelona Games occurred when Spanish Paralympian Antonio Rebollo shot what at the Olympic cauldron.
Arrow.

4. The opening ceremonies at which Olympic Summer Games featured a man using a jet-pack and 84 grand pianos being used simultaneously to play the music of George Gershwin?
Los Angeles.

5. At medal ceremonies for the 1936 Berlin Games, gold medalists received what additional gift?
A plant.

6. The opening ceremony at the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium, featured three new elements: the reading of the Olympic oath, the raising of the Olympic flag, and this, which was done to symbolize the ideals of brotherhood and world peace.
Release of birds.

7. A letter written by a 17-year-old Chinese-Australian named John Ian Wing prompted Olympic organizers in this city to alter its closing ceremony so that athletes for the first time would not enter the stadium divided into nations, but instead would march as one big group.
Melbourne.

8. During the 1996 Atlanta Games, this American gymnast had to be carried to the podium by her coach because of an ankle injury she aggravated on her final vault.
Kerri Strug.

9. The black gloves that covered the fists of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their famous 1968 protest of the mistreatment of blacks have been much publicized. But what color were their shoes?
They didn't wear them.

10. The opening ceremony in this city featured the first televised "Greetings from Space" at the Olympic Games.
Moscow.

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