10. The current Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia cost how much?
a. More than all of the other Winter Olympics combined
b. About $520 million dollars per event
c. $11 billion more than the Chinese Summer Games of 2008
d. all of the above
11. This year in Sochi, 98 events representing 15 sports will be held. How many of those events are new this year to the Olympics?
12. During the Sochi Olympics, about 2,850 athletes will compete representing how many different countries?
13. At which modern Olympics did women first compete?
a. Athens 1896
b. Paris 1900
c. Los Angeles 1932
d. London 1948
14. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has its headquarters in which country?
15. Traditionally, which team enters the stadium first on the opening night of the Olympics?
a. The teams enter by alphabetical order, so the first A country present goes first
b. The host country
c. The country that won the most medals at the previous Olympics
16. After the 388 B.C. Olympic Games, a bronze statue of Zeus was built on the road to Olympia’s Stadium. Why?
a. Four men were caught in a cheating scandal and were fined for fixing a match. This money was used to build a statue of Zeus.
b. Zeus was the patron-god of the Olympics and the statue was commissioned by a wealthy Athenian seeking atonement after being caught in a high-profile extramarital homosexual affair with an Olympian athlete.
c. A massive flood disrupted the 388 B.C. games and in an effort to stave off further retribution by the gods, the city of Athens commissioned this bronze statue of Zeus.
d. The bronze statue of Zeus was used to hold the Olympic torch year-round.
17. The ancient Greek games were as much a religious event as a sporting event and were held in honor of the Greek god, Zeus. What traditionally happened at the games to honor the patron-god?
a. 100 virgins would dance and make ritualized offerings of olive oil, bread and wine
b. 100 oxen would be sacrificed
c. 100 barrels of olive oil would be given out to participants and athletes
d. 100 bonfires would be lit and ritualized offerings of olive oil, bread and wine would be thrown by the athletes into the fire
18. The prize for the victors in the ancient Greek games were:
a. an Olympian tattoo on the shoulder plus an olive leaf wreath crown
b. vats of wine and an oxen
c. a gold, silver or bronze coin with the stamp of Zeus
d. an olive leaf wreath crown and a large sum of money
19. What is an Olympic Truce?
a. A truce between political enemies so that athletes and spectators could travel safely to the games
b. A tie between two athletes
c. A truce between a married wealthy couple in ancient Greece when divorce was imminent
d. A truce between Zeus and Hera when she found out about his philandering
20. Which event was NOT part of the Ancient Games:
a. chariot racing
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