2016 Rio Olympics Quiz

This quiz tests vocabulary and knowledge you can find on the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics page.

1. How many times had the Olympics been held in South America before 2016?

a) once b) twice c) never

2. Vinicius was the official _______ of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

a) motto b) mascot c) logo

3. Where were the opening and closing ceremonies held?

João Havelange Olympic Stadium
Maracanã Stadium
Maracanãzinho Arena
a) João Havelange Olympic Stadium b) Maracanã Stadium c) Maracanãzinho Arena

4. Which sports were included in the 2016 Rio Olympics for the first time in many decades?

rugby and golf
golf and BMX bike
rugby and cricket
a) rugby and golf b) golf and BMX bike c) rugby and cricket

5. The beach volleyball tournament was held at

Fort Copacabana
The Copacabana Club
Copacabana Beach
a) Fort Copacabana b) The Copacabana Club c) Copacabana Beach

6. Athletes in the fencing events are very good at

using swords
riding horses
jumping fences
a) using swords b) riding horses c) jumping fences

7. What was lit with a flame during the opening ceremony?

the Olympic torch
the Olympic cauldron
the Olympic mascot
a) the Olympic torch b) the Olympic cauldron c) the Olympic mascot

8. Which was one of the venues for the Rio Olympics?

the Olympic Village
the Olympic Parade
the Olympic Golf Course
a) the Olympic Village b) the Olympic Parade c) the Olympic Golf Course

9. The equestrian tournament included many different

a) events b) venues c) arenas

10. Who competes in a special venue called a velodrome?

a) swimmers b) cyclists c) gymnasts

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.