Ancient Greek Olympic Games

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Ancient Greek Olympic Games.

1. When was the first Olympics held?
a. 776 BC
b. 340 BC
c. 290 AD
d. 1912 AD
e. 2012 AD

2. How often was the original Olympics held?
a. Every 6 months
b. Every year
c. Every other year
d. Every 4 years
e. Every 6 years

3. Which of the following was NOT a requirement of the athletes that participated in the Olympics?
a. They must appear youthful
b. They must be slaves
c. They had to speak Greek
d. They must take a vow to Zeus that they had trained for 10 months
e. None of the above

4. The Olympics was held in honor of which Greek god?
a. Athena
b. Hera
c. Hermes
d. Apollo
e. Zeus

5. What type of event was the only event in the first Olympics?
a. It was a marathon race
b. It was a chariot race
c. It was a 200 meter sprint
d. It was a wrestling event
e. It was a long jump event

6. What was the event in the first Olympics called?
a. Stadion
b. Marathon
c. Greco wrestling
d. Pentathlon
e. Javelin

7. Which of the following was not part of the pentathlon event?
a. Stadion
b. Long jump
c. Wrestling
d. Boxing
e. Discus throw

8. True or false: The athletes that won the Olympics were considered big heroes in Greece.

9. What happened to a boxer if he killed another boxer in the ring?
a. He would go to jail
b. He would win the fight
c. He would lose the fight
d. He would be executed immediately
e. The fight would be called a draw

10. In what way was politics involved in the Olympics?
a. Athletes were allowed to pass freely through enemy territory to get to the games
b. Warring city-states continued to fight during the games
c. Athletes would not show up if they had to go against their enemies
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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