Topicwise Questions - Olympics

1. What do the five rings on the Olympic symbol represent?

  1. the five oceans
  2. the five continents
  3. the five planets
  4. five Greek Gods

2. The five rings of the Olympic symbol are in five different colours. Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and _______

  1. Indigo
  2. Violet
  3. Orange
  4. Black

3. Olympic games were held in ancient Greece in the honour of Greek God ________

  1. Zeus
  2. Uranus
  3. Apollo
  4. Jupiter

4. Which of the following combination of years represents the years when the Olympic Games were not held due to the two World Wars?

  1. 1914, 1940, 1944
  2. 1916, 1940, 1944
  3. 1920, 1936, 1940
  4. 1936, 1840, 1944

5. Which team leads the procession of athletes at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games?

  1. Hosting nation
  2. Greece
  3. Hosting nation of the next Olympic games
  4. Hosting nation of the previous Olympic games

6. At which of the following cities have the Olympic games NOT been held twice?

  1. Athens
  2. Paris
  3. London
  4. Atlanta

7. Where are the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee located?

  1. Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. Paris, France
  3. Athens, Greece
  4. Atlanta, United States

8. In which year were the first modern Olympic Games held?

  1. 1900
  2. 1896
  3. 1904
  4. 1892

9. What does the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius mean?

  1. Character, Attitude, Fortitude
  2. Faster, Higher, Deeper
  3. Faster, Higher, Stronger
  4. Bigger, Stronger, Taller



10. Olympic Games 2012 are being held in London. In which earlier years have the Olympic Games been held in London?

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

11. In which year did women participate for the first time in modern Olympic Games?

  1. 1900, Paris
  2. 1908, London
  3. 1904, St Louis
  4. 1920, Antwerp

12. 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

13. At which of the following Olympic Games was the Olympic flag flown for the first time?

  1. 1900, Paris
  2. 1908, London
  3. 1920, Antwerp
  4. 1928, Amsterdam

14. Who of the following is known as the Father of Modern Olympics?

  1. Le Marqués de Samaranch
  2. Pierre de Coubertin
  3. Demetrius Vikelas
  4. Ferenc Kemény

15. Which of the following countries won the maximum number of medals at the first Olympic Games in 1896?

  1. Germany
  2. Great Britain
  3. United States of America
  4. Greece

16. At which of the Olympic Games was the Olympic flame introduced for the first time?

  1. 1896, Athens
  2. 1908, London
  3. 1928, Amsterdam
  4. 1920, Antwerp



17. Which team is at the end of the procession of athletes at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games?

  1. Hosting nation
  2. Greece
  3. Hosting nation of the next Olympic games
  4. Hosting nation of the previous Olympic games

18. Which language other than English is the Official language of the International Olympic Committee?

  1. Chinese
  2. French
  3. Spanish
  4. German

19. What is the motto of the XXX Olympics being held at London from 27 July 2012?

  1. Share the Spirit
  2. One World One Dream
  3. Welcome Home
  4. Inspire a Generation



20. According to the Olympic charter, the duration of the competitions of the Olympic Games shall not exceed -

  1. 20 days
  2. 15 days
  3. 12 days
  4. 16 days

21. At which of the following Olympic Games was the Olympic oath taken for the first time?

  1. 1936, Berlin
  2. 1920, Antwerp
  3. 1968, Mexico City
  4. 1956, Melbourne

22. At which of the following Olympics were gold medals made of pure gold last awarded?

  1. 1912
  2. 1920
  3. 1936
  4. 1948

23. Who of the following athletes has won the maximum number of individual gold medals at a single Olympics?

  1. Mark Sptiz
  2. Michael Phelps
  3. Carl Lewis
  4. Matt Biondi

24. Who of the following in 1896 became the first champion of the modern Olympic Games?

  1. Norman Pitchard
  2. Paul Masson
  3. Carl Schumann
  4. James Connolly

25. Who of the following was the first person to complete the 100 m event in under 10 seconds?

  1. Jim Hines
  2. Jesse Ownes
  3. Usain Bolt
  4. Ben Johnson

26. Who of the following gymnasts was the first to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event?

  1. Elena Mukhina
  2. Nellie Kim
  3. Nadia Comaneci
  4. Yelena Davydova

27. Who of the following was the first female Olympic champion?

  1. Helen Jackson
  2. Charlotte Cooper
  3. Agnes Morton
  4. Louise Martin

28. At which of the following places is the Olympic flame lit before the start of the Olympic Games every four years?

  1. Temple of Zeus
  2. Temple of Diana
  3. Temple of Hera
  4. Temple of Artemis

29. Among the following Indians, who was the first to win an individual medal at the Olympics?

  1. K.D. Jadhav
  2. Leander Paes
  3. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
  4. Karnam Malleswari

30. At which of these Olympic Games did Dhyanchand captain the gold medal winning Indian hockey team?

  1. 1956, Melbourne
  2. 1948, London
  3. 1928, Amsterdam
  4. 1936, Berlin

31. Who among the following is the lone winner of gold medal from India in the Olympics?

  1. Abhinav Bindra
  2. Vijender Kumar
  3. Sushil Kumar
  4. Rajyavardhan Rathore

32. When were the first recorded Olympics held ?

  1. 825 BC
  2. 776 BC
  3. 320 BC
  4. 80 AD

33. Who won the gold medal for 400 metres run at two consecutive Olympic games?

  1. Michael Johnson
  2. Carl Lewis
  3. Alvin Harrison
  4. Gregory Haughton

34. Which city is the first in the world to be awarded both summer and winter Olympics?

  1. Seoul
  2. Tokyo
  3. Beijing
  4. Atlanta