Topicwise Questions - London Olympics - 2012

1. Vijay Kumar won the silver medal in which of the following categories of shooting?

  1. Trap shooting
  2. 25 m Pistol
  3. Double trap
  4. 50 m Rifle

2. Michael Phelps became the highest individual Olympic medal winner by winning 4 gold and 2 silver medals at the London Olympics 2012. How many Olympic medals does he have in all?

  1. 19
  2. 20
  3. 18
  4. 22

3. Before Michael Phelps, who of the following held the record of winning the maximum number of Olympic medals?

  1. Paavo Nurmi
  2. Larisa Latynina
  3. Mark Spitz
  4. Carl Lewis

4. To which country does Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, who became the first woman to represent her country at the Olympics, belong?

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Iran
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Egypt

5. Who of the following athletes took the Olympic oath at the London Olympics 2012?

  1. Usain Bolt
  2. Sarah Stevenson
  3. Michael Phelps
  4. Yohan Blake

6. Usain Bolt created a new Olympic record in 100 m event by finishing the race in-

  1. 9.67 secs
  2. 9.58 secs
  3. 9.73 secs
  4. 9.63 secs

7. In which of the following events did Usain Bolt NOT win a Gold medal at the London Olympics 2012?

  1. 100 m
  2. 200 m
  3. 400 m
  4. 4 x 100 m

8. Nicola Adams who defeated Mary Kom of India in Women's Flyweight (51 kg) boxing belongs to-

  1. Great Britain
  2. France
  3. United States
  4. Australia

9. Basanta Bahadur Rana, who broke the National Record at the Olympics but finished 36th out of 63 competitors participating represented India in-

  1. Marathon
  2. 50 km walk
  3. 800 m
  4. Discus throw

10. Who of the following won the Men's Tennis Singles title at the Olympics 2012?

  1. Roger Federer
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Andy Murray
  4. Juan Martin del Petro

11. Who of the following is the current President of International Olympic Committee?

  1. Juan Antonio Samaranch
  2. Sharad Pawar
  3. Jacques Rogge
  4. Christine Lagarde

12. Consider the following in respect of Sushil Kumar :

  1. He is the first Indian to win medals at two successive Olympics.
  2. He is the first Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

13. In which of the following events has India won the maximum number of individual Olympic medals (all time)?

  1. Wrestling
  2. Shooting
  3. Athletics
  4. Boxing

14. Who was the captain of the Indian hockey team at the Olympics 2012?

  1. Sandeep Singh
  2. Sardar Singh
  3. Bharat Chetri
  4. Dharmveer Singh

15. Match the prominent athletes with the events they won at the London Olympics?

AthleteEvent
A. Ashton Eaton1. Marathon
B. Mo Farah2. 50 km walk
C. Steohen Kiprotich3. Decathlon
D. Sergey Kirdyapkin4. 10,000 m

Code:

  1. A - 3; B - 1; C - 4; D - 2
  2. A - 3; B - 4; C - 1; D - 2
  3. A - 2; B - 1; C - 4; D - 3
  4. A - 2; B - 4; C - 1; D - 2

16. Who of the following won the women's 100 m final at the London Olympics 2012?

  1. Carmelita Jeter
  2. Tianna Madison
  3. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
  4. Veronica Campbell-Brown

17. Arrange the top four countries in the final medals tally in the correct order with the country winning the most medals coming first.

  1. Russia
  2. USA
  3. Great Britain
  4. Germany
  5. China
  6. Korea

The correct order is

  1. 2 - 5 - 1 - 3
  2. 2 - 5 - 3 - 1
  3. 2 - 5 - 3 - 6
  4. 2 - 5 - 4 - 3

18. Who of the following won the Women's Tennis Singles title at the Olympics 2012?

  1. Maria Sharapova
  2. Victoria Azarenka
  3. Serena Williams
  4. Venus Williams

19. Which of the following teams won the gold medal in men's hockey at the London Olympics?

  1. Germany
  2. Netherlands
  3. Argentina
  4. Great Britain

20. Match the countries with the men's events they won at the London Olympics?

CountryEvent
A. Russia1. Football
B. France2. Basketball
C. Mexico3. Volleyball
D. United States4. Handball

Code:

  1. A - 3; B - 1; C - 4; D - 2
  2. A - 3; B - 4; C - 1; D - 2
  3. A - 2; B - 1; C - 4; D - 3
  4. A - 2; B - 4; C - 1; D - 2

21. Who of the following was the programme director of the opening ceremony (titled Isle of Wonder) of the Olympic Games in London?

  1. Shekhar Kapur
  2. A.R. Rahman
  3. Steven Spielberg
  4. Danny Boyle

22. How many countries participated in the London Olympics 2012?

  1. 204
  2. 202
  3. 196
  4. 192

23. Which of these games made their debut at the London Olympics 2012?

  1. Heptathlon
  2. Women's Wrestling
  3. Women's Boxing
  4. Synchronised Swimming

24. In which of the following years have the Olympic Games been held in London previously?

  1. 1920 and 1960
  2. 1904 and 1952
  3. 1908 and 1948
  4. 1904 and 1948

25. What are the names of the mascots of the London Olympics 2012?

  1. Manlock and Wendeville
  2. Wenlock and Mandeville
  3. Fuwa, the dolls
  4. Athena and Phevos