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? once twice never a) once b) twice c) never 2. Vinicius was the official _______ of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. motto mascot logo 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 events venues arenas a) events b) venues c) arenas 10. Who competes in a special venue called a velodrome? swimmers cyclists gymnasts a) swimmers b) cyclists c) gymnasts Your score is: Correct answers: 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.