The first Olympics in ancient Greece were an arena to display athletic prowess for honor's sake. Think you're an expert in the ways of the Greek games? Grease up and try our quiz to find out if you're a gold medalist in ancient Olympic trivia.
Like the modern Olympics, the original ancient Greek Olympics:
held both summer and winter events
were played in a different city every time
were held every four years
The first official Olympic Games were held in:
the 12th Century B.C.
the Eighth Century B.C.
the Fifth Century B.C.
The ancient Greek Olympics evolved out of a religious festival in honor of which Greek god?
For the first half-century of the official ancient Greek games, the only event was the stadion, which is:
a running event
a wrestling event
a chariot race
Which of the following events was never part of ancient Olympic Games?
Which competitors were likely to get themselves immortalized in a statue?
athletes who won more than three events
both of the above
Which of the following groups weren't allowed to watch the games?
What was the Ekecheiria?
the Olympic Torch
an Olympic Truce
an Olympic Track Event
Why did the ancient Greek Olympic games come to an end in the Fourth Century A.D.?
A Christian emperor banned the games for their promotion of polytheism.
The games disbanded due to the people's disgust with rampant bribery and cheating.
Historians aren't sure.
When resuscitating the Olympic Games in the late 19th Century, organizers decided to homage the ancient Greeks by: