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Olympics Comprehension Quiz

This quiz will test your understanding of the texts that you read on the Olympics reading pages.

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. The Ancient Olympics started over:
a) 250 years ago b) 2,500 years ago c) 25,000 years ago
2. The Ancient Olympics were held in:
a) Rome b) Athens c) Olympia
3. A Roman Emperor banned the Olympic Games in:
a) 189 BC b) 189 AD c) 389 AD
4. In 1896, the first Modern Olympics were held in:
a) Athens b) Rome c) Olympia
5. The two competitions are the Summer Olympics and the:
a) Autumn Olympics b) Winter Olympics c) Spring Olympics
6. The Summer and Winter Olympics are held in:
a) different years b) the same year c) similar years
7. (T/F?) The Paralympic Games are held before the Olympic Games.
a) TRUE b) FALSE c) it varies
8. An Olympic athlete finishing in third place is awarded a:
a) copper medal b) brass medal c) bronze medal
9. The Olympic Creed expresses the Olympic:
a) rules b) spirit c) song
10. The Olympic Creed says that the most important thing is to:
a) win b) lose c) participate

Contributor: Matt Errey