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Summer Games Trivia

Test your knowledge of the Summer Games with this quiz!

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Test your knowledge of the Summer Games with this quiz!

1. Greek shepherd Spiridon Louis:

  • Declared the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens open.
  • Won the marathon in the 1896 Olympic Games.
  • Won the first modern pentathlon.

2. The Summer Games have been cancelled three times because of:

  • Economic hardships.
  • Global conflicts.
  • Extreme weather situations.
  • All of the above.

3. Which of these athletes set a sensational long-jump record at an Olympic Games held at a high altitude?

  • Jeryd Zchinski.
  • Hank Morrow.
  • Bob Beamon.
  • Carl Lewis.

4. Which of the following Olympic Games was boycotted by many nations?

  • The 1936 Games in Berlin.
  • The 1980 Games in Moscow.
  • The 1964 Games in Toyko.
  • The 1972 Games in Munich.

5. The only two Summer Games to be held on the Asian continent were:

  • Seoul in 1988, Tokyo in 1964.
  • Seoul in 1948, Tokyo in 1924.
  • New Delhi in 1912, Seoul in 1988.

6. Which of the following sets of three cities have hosted more than one Summer Games?

  • New York, London, Tokyo.
  • Los Angeles, Paris, London.
  • Paris, Berlin, London.

7. The first Olympic Village was located in:

  • Amsterdam.
  • Paris.
  • Los Angeles.
  • St. Louis.

8. Mark Spitz of the U.S won an amazing 7 gold medals in the pool at:

  • Montreal.
  • Moscow.
  • Mexico City.
  • Munich.

9. Soviet athlete Viktor Saneyev won three Olympic gold medals in which event?

  • Rapid pistol fire.
  • High jump.
  • Triple jump.
  • Long jump.

10. Japanese gymnast Shun Fujimoto helped his team win the all-around event by four-tenths of one point while competing with a:

  • Pulled stomach muscle.
  • Jarred wrist.
  • Dislocated elbow.
  • Broken knee.

1. Greek shepherd Spiridon Louis:
Won the marathon in the 1896 Olympic Games.

2. The Summer Games have been cancelled three times because of:
Global conflicts.

3. Which of these athletes set a sensational long-jump record at an Olympic Games held at a high altitude?
Bob Beamon.

4. Which of the following Olympic Games was boycotted by many nations?
The 1980 Games in Moscow.

5. The only two Summer Games to be held on the Asian continent were:
Seoul in 1988, Tokyo in 1964.

6. Which of the following sets of three cities have hosted more than one Summer Games?
Los Angeles, Paris, London.

7. The first Olympic Village was located in:
Los Angeles.

8. Mark Spitz of the U.S won an amazing 7 gold medals in the pool at:
Munich.

9. Soviet athlete Viktor Saneyev won three Olympic gold medals in which event?
Triple jump.

10. Japanese gymnast Shun Fujimoto helped his team win the all-around event by four-tenths of one point while competing with a:
Broken knee.

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