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Game On: Olympics Quiz
by Staff
Sure, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games each happen only every four years. But you can brush up on your Olympic knowledge anytime you like with this Olympics quiz. See if you can go for the gold!

In addition to Seiko, what other watch manufacturer is the only company in the world that meets Olympic timekeeping standards?

  • Rolex
  • Bulova
  • Omega

Where is the Olympic torch first lit before each Olympiad?

  • the Temple of Hera
  • Mt. Olympus
  • the Acropolis

Which Olympics' opening ceremonies saw a man fly into the central stadium on a jet pack?

  • Beijing 2008
  • Montreal 1976
  • Los Angeles 1984

Which of these did China do in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

  • stole spark plugs from citizens' cars so they couldn't run
  • constructed a giant vacuum that pumped air pollution from Beijing to Mongolia
  • shot cannons at clouds to make them rain

It was reported that as many as 3,500 children born in China around the 2008 games were named "Olympics" by their parents. For what other Olympic theme were as many as 4,000 Chinese children named?

  • an Olympic mascot
  • 2008
  • Zeus

The pole vaulting event finds its roots in what real-world application?

  • using poles to cross canals
  • using poles to leap from tree to tree in search of food
  • using poles to move from rock to rock to escape giant man-eating worms

In the Olympic fencing event, the weapon used is called a:

  • sword
  • foil
  • lance

Which of these events made its debut at the 1972 Olympics?

  • white-water canoe racing
  • rhythmic gymnastics
  • table tennis

Which Canadian sprinter was stripped of a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, after testing positive for anabolic steroids?

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Ben Johnson
  • Dwight Gooden

Which Native American won two gold medals for the United States in the 1912 Olympics before going on to become a football star?

  • Jim Thorpe
  • Jim Brown
  • Jim Taylor