Test Your Olympic Knowledge


1. The first Modern Olympics were held in ______.
(a) Munich     (b) Barcelona
(c) Athens    (d) Olympia

2. The first Modern Olympics were held in ______.
(a) 1698     (b) 1798
(c) 1896        (d) 1968

3. The original Olympiad was first held in ______.
(a) 1776 BC     (b) 776 BC
(c) 1698      (d) 1896

4. ______ has won the maximum number of gold medals at a single Olympic Games.
(a) James Conel     (b) Mark Spitz
(c) Abebe Bikila     (d) Michael Phelps

5. The first winner in modern Olympics was ______.
(a) Mark Spitz    (b) James Connelly
(c) Nadia Coman    (d) Abebe Bikila

6. ______ was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 seven times at the Olympics.
(a) James Cauld     (b) Mark Spitz
(c) Abebe Bikila     (d) Nadia Comaneci

7. The motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ of the Olympic Games means______.
(a) Citadel, Attitude, Fortitude
(b) Faster, Higher, Stronger
(c) Civility, Attainment, Fortune
(d) Quicker, Heavier, Taller

8. The athlete who won the Olympic marathon barefoot was ______.
(a) Mark Spitz     (b) Nadia Comaneci
(c) Kipch Keino     (d) Abebe Bikila

9. Olympic Games are held every ______ years.
(a) Three     (b) Four
(c) Five        (d) Six

10. ______ is always first and the hosting nation is always last in the Parade of Nations.
(a) Greece     (b) USA
(c) Great Britain    (d) France

11. The world-famous American boxer Muhammad Ali won the light heavyweight boxing title in ______.
(a) 1960 Rome Olympics
(b) 1972 Munich Olympics
(c) 1976 Montreal Olympics
(d) 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

12. The Olympic Games moved to Asia for the first time in ______.
(a) 1964        (b) 1976
(c) 1988     (d) 1992

13. ______ are called the ‘high level upsets’ Olympics.
(a) 1968 Mexico Olympics
(b) 1972 Munich Olympics
(c) 1976 Montreal Olympics
(d) 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

14. The country that has won the maximum number of gold medals since the inception of the Olympic Games is ______.
(a) Australia     (b) USA
(c) Japan     (d) France

15. ______ was introduced at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
(a) Decathlon     (b) Triathlon
(c) Pentathlon     (d) Hockey

16. In Olympic history, ______ is remembered as the ‘Black September Day’.
(a) Sep 1, 1972     (b) Sep 5, 1972
(c) Sep 1, 1984     (d) Sep 5, 1984

17. 2012 Olympics were held in ______.
(a) Athens     (b) London
(c) Paris         (d) Tokyo

18. Olympics 2020 will be held in ______.
(a) Shanghai, China
(b) Tokyo, Japan
(c) Athens, Greece
(d) Munich, Germany

19. The Greek goddess of victory that is featured on the Olympic bronze, silver, and gold medals is ______.
(a) Persephone    (b) Lyssa
(c) Dione    (d) Nike

20. The two sports which returned to the Olympics this year after nearly a century were ______.
(a) Golf and rugby
(b) Gymnastics and arena football
(c) Lacrosse and boxing
(d) Long jump and equestrian

21. The Olympic symbol which represents peace, unity and friendship is ______.
(a) Rings        (b) Medal
(c) Torch    (d) Flame

22. Usain Bolt, the fastest sprinter in the world, belongs to ______.
(a) Australia    (b) Jamaica
(c) United States    (d) Switzerland

23. The host nation last topped the medal table in ______.
(a) 1984        (b) 2008
(c) 2000        (d) 1996

24. The gold medals in Rio Olympics weighed ______.
(a) 125g        (b) 280g
(c) 500g        (d) 600g

25. The country that has competed in the most Olympics without winning a medal is ______.
(a) Bangladesh    (b) Malta
(c) Monaco    (d) San Marino

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