Trivia: Test Your Olympics Knowledge

To celebrate the Summer Olympics, which begin Friday, Patch is posting trivia questions to test your knowledge.

From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning Friday, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions. Here's the first set:

We'll post the correct answers in the comments by 6 p.m. Friday.

  1. Which famous literary and film character has been played by no less than four Olympians on screen?
  • King Kong
  • James Bond
  • Tarzan
  • Batman

   2. Which of these is no longer an Olympic event? 

  • Golf
  • Fencing
  • Discus throwing
  • Triple Jump

   3. 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?

  • He had a glass eye
  • He had a wooden leg
  • He was blind
  • He was deaf

4. How many perfect 10s was Nadia Comaneci awarded during the 1976 Olympics?

  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight

5. Elisabeth Bachman, a 1996 Lakeville grad, was on the 2004 Olympic Women's Volleyball team in Athens. In what place did the team finish? 

  • First
  • Fifth
  • Second
  • Sixth


Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on Saturday on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

Tom Marver July 25, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Which olympic sport was dropped for 2012 and 2016 but efforts are underway to restore it for 2020?
Jeff Roberts July 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I'm guessing golf, Tom.
Donald Lee July 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM
You mean.... Golf is a _sport_?? ;->
Clare Kennedy July 26, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Ha ha. Look out golfers. Let the flame wars begin, Donald.
Scott Fagerstrom July 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM
OK, folks—here are the answers, as promised: 1: Tarzan. Johnny Weismuller, who won two swimming gold medals, in 1924 and in 1928. Also: 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 2: Golf. It was an Olympic event in 1900 and 1904. 3: He won all these medals even though he had a wooden leg. 4: Seven 5: Fifth


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