Trivia: Test Your Olympic Knowledge

The Summer Olympics begin on July 27, but how well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post 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 many unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

Test your Olympic knowledge by posting your answers to these trivia questions below. We'll publish the correct answers in the comments later today. 

  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

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 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 karate and gymnastics to swimming and more.

Joni Hubred-Golden (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Sorry for the delay - here are the answers: 1. 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; and 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
tiphany July 27, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Remember that, Katya Bachrouche from Farmington Hills will be at the Olympics for Lebanon. She will be walking in the opening ceremonies.
Joni Hubred-Golden (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I'm following Katya on Twitter and Facebook - she's sharing some neat photos!


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