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Skiing Comprehension Quiz

This quiz will test your understanding of the text that you read on the skiing reading page.

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. In all the different forms of Olympic skiing, snow is:
a) verboten b) optional c) required
2. The only form of skiing that includes target shooting is:
a) moguls b) biathlon c) slalom
3. In the 1920s, the only form of skiing in the Olympics was:
a) Alpine b) Freestyle c) Nordic
4. Alpine skiing originated in:
a) Canada b) Europe c) Greece
5. In the Olympics, "ski jumping" is classified as a:
a) Nordic sport b) Alpine sport c) Combined sport
6. The highest types of hills that ski jumpers use are called:
a) ski-flying hills b) sky-sailing hills c) high-flying hills
7. To increase distance, ski jumpers form their skis into a:
a) T-shape b) L-shape c) V-shape
8. A penalty is taken from biathlon skiers when they miss a:
a) gate b) loop c) target
9. The Olympic event that combines downhill racing and giant slalom racing is called:
a) freestyle skiing b) Super G c) hot-dogging
10. How well an aerial skier performs tricks accounts for what percentage of the score?
a) 25% b) 50% c) 100%

Contributor: Matt Errey