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