Quiz: How Well Do You Actually Know The History of the Olympics?

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Test your Olympic knowledge with this quiz about the history behind the Olympics. How much of the history behind the events do you know?

 Aug 06, 2016
1 of 10Pick your answer!
Where do the Olympics originate from?
The 1930s
Medieval France
Ancient Greece
2 of 10Pick your answer!
Where were the Ancient Greek Olympics held?
Rome, Italy
Brazil, Earth
Olympia, Greece
3 of 10Pick your answer!
When did the Summer and Olympic begin to be held separately?
After news nations began protesting how much work it was
4 of 10Pick your answer!
What do the five Olympic rings represent?
The different season of Greece - summer, fall, winter, spring and cold
North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia
The starters of the Olympics, Zeus, God, Hades, Flora and Fauna
5 of 10Pick your answer!
Has an Olympian ever won the Olympics barefoot?
Not yet!
Yessireee! Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia did it!
All women in the Olympics run barefoot
6 of 10Pick your answer!
When were the first Olympics to broadcast on television?
The 1994 Summer Olympics
The 1936 Berlin Olympics (aka the Nazi Olympics)
The Ancient Greek Olympics of Zeus
7 of 10Pick your answer!
Which continent has never hosted an Olympic game?
South America
North America
8 of 10Pick your answer!
Have the Olympics ever been canceled?
Once and it was because of scheduling mistake
Yes, three times during times of war
9 of 10Pick your answer!
How did Ancient Greeks compete?
Dipped in gold
With ski masks
10 of 10Pick your answer!
Where were the first modern Olympics held?
West Virginia, USA
Paris, France
Beijing, China
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