How did you do in this round of Olympic Trivia Questions?
I didn't do so hot. I knew the first two but was stumped on the others. I mean, my answer for Question Number Five, Easley, is technically correct, but not the answer we're looking for.
1.) The author of the seminal book on baby and child care was also a gold medalist. Whom are we referring to?
- Dr. Benjamin Spock
- Dr. Michael Cohen
- C. R. Partridge
- Jane Mattes
ANSWER: Dr. Benjamin Spock. He won the gold for rowing in 1924.
2.) How long is the route for the marathon event in the 2012 Olympics?
- 8 miles
- 11.2 miles
- 26.3 miles
- 40.6 miles
ANSWER: 26.3 miles
3.) Who lit the torch to start the Games in Atlanta?
- Wayne Gretzky
- Cathy Freeman
- Muhammad Ali
- Ken Henry
ANSWER: Muhammad Ali
4.)What is the name of the mascot of the 2012 Games?
5.) Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?
ANSWER: Madrid. Moscow hosted in 1980, Seoul in 1988 and Melbourne in 1956.
6.) True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event still being held.
7.) When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics?
8.) One of the events in which men compete directly with women is Sailing. Which is the other?