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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 several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning July 27, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week.

Select your answers in the polls below and post them in the comments. We'll post the correct answers in the comments.

  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 basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

John Flood July 23, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Tarzan, Golf, He had a woodend leg, 7
beachlover July 24, 2012 at 04:48 AM
1. Tarzan, 2. Golf, 3. Deaf? 4. 6?
TheBigB February 14, 2013 at 07:38 PM
I remember Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weismuller playing Tarzan. Not sure of the other 2 guys. (Bob Benezra, formerly of Bradley Beach - robert_benezra@alumni.rutgers.edu)

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