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Quiz about Australia Wins Gold
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Australia Wins Gold! Trivia Quiz


Here's ten questions about Australia's performances in the Olympic Games.

A multiple-choice quiz by bernie73. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
bernie73
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
380,611
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
271
Last 3 plays: Guest 131 (8/10), Guest 104 (4/10), Guest 121 (1/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Australia has been a part of Olympic History since the first modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Which equation best describes Australia's performance in the 1896 Olympics. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics, Australia won three gold medals but not by itself. With which country did Australia enter a joint team for those Olympics? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Bobby Pearce was a two-time gold medalist for Australia in 1928 and 1932. In which sport did he excel? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, Australia won six gold medals: their best performance to that point. In which sport did they not win any gold medals? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Dawn Fraser is a three-time gold medalist in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Summer Olympics. In which event did she win her medals? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1956 Australia hosted the Olympics for the first time, the Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Why would home-town crowds in the Melbourne area not have been able to watch the Australian team participate in the equestrian events. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Australia won a gold medal in a "team" event. Which one? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Like in 1964, at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Australia won a gold medal in a "team" sport. In which sport did they win gold? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 2000 the Summer Olympics were again in Australia, this time in Sydney. Australian Cathy Freeman won the gold medal in which Track and Field Event? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. While Australia enjoyed gold medals early on in Summer Olympics, it took until the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City for Australia to have gold-medal success in the winter. In which sport did Australia not get a gold medal in 2002? Hint



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1. Australia has been a part of Olympic History since the first modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Which equation best describes Australia's performance in the 1896 Olympics.

Answer: One athlete won two gold medals.

Edwin Flack (1873-1935) was Australia's sole representative at the 1896 Olympics. He won the gold in the 800 meters and 1500 meters races. He also won a bronze medal in doubles tennis as part of a multi-national team. Living in London in 1896, he spent most of his life in Australia.
2. In the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics, Australia won three gold medals but not by itself. With which country did Australia enter a joint team for those Olympics?

Answer: New Zealand

In 1908 and 1912 a joint Australia-New Zealand team competed as "Australasia". In 1908 the team won the gold medal in Rugby. In 1912 both medals were in swimming--the women's 100 meters freestyle and the men's 4 x 200 meters freestyle relay.
3. Bobby Pearce was a two-time gold medalist for Australia in 1928 and 1932. In which sport did he excel?

Answer: Rowing

Bobby Pearce (1905-1976) won in the single scull rowing event. He turned pro after the 1932 Olympics and retired from competitive rowing in 1938. During World War Two he worked training new soldiers.
4. In the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, Australia won six gold medals: their best performance to that point. In which sport did they not win any gold medals?

Answer: Soccer/Football

Here's the run-down. Marjorie Jackson won the Women's 100 meters race and 200 meter race (Athletics). Shirley Strickland won the Women's 80 meters Hurdles (Athletics). Russell Mockridge won the Men's 1000 meters Time Trial (Cycling). Lionel Cox and Russell Mockrdige won the Men's 2000 meters Tandem race (Cycling). John Davies won the Men's 200 meters Breaststroke (Swimming). Australia fielded its first soccer/football team in the 1956 Olympics.
5. Dawn Fraser is a three-time gold medalist in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Summer Olympics. In which event did she win her medals?

Answer: 100 meters freestyle swimming

Dawn Fraser (born 1937) has won 4 Olympic gold medals: the three mentioned for the 100 m freestyle swim and one for the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay in the 1956 Olympics. In October 1962 she set the then-world record for the 100 meters freestyle swim for women at 58.9 seconds.

She is one of only three swimmers in Olympic history to have won the gold medal in the same event in three consecutive Olympics.
6. In 1956 Australia hosted the Olympics for the first time, the Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Why would home-town crowds in the Melbourne area not have been able to watch the Australian team participate in the equestrian events.

Answer: The equestrian events were held in another country.

The equestrian events were actually held in Stockholm, Sweden. Australia had a six-month quarantine policy on any livestock imported into the country, including horses. The Equestrian events were held in June in another country in another hemisphere and the other events were held in November. Australia fielded athletes but did not win any medals in the discipline in 1956.
7. In the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Australia won a gold medal in a "team" event. Which one?

Answer: Sailing

William Northam, Peter O'Donnell, and James Sargeant won the gold medal for Sailing, Men's 5 1/2 Meter Class. The 5 1/2 meter class is one of five divisions of Olympic sailing. The sailing events were held off the coast of Enoshima Island on the bay of Sagami.
8. Like in 1964, at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Australia won a gold medal in a "team" sport. In which sport did they win gold?

Answer: Women's (Field) Hockey

Tracey Belbin, Deborah Bowman, Sharon Buchanan, Lee Capes, Michelle Capes, Sally Carbon, Elsbeth Clement, Loretta Dorman, Maree Fish, Rechelle Hawkes, Lorraine Hillas, Kathleen Partridge, Jackie Pereira, Sandra Pisoni, Kim Small, and Liane Tooth were the members of the Women's (Field) Hockey Team for Australia. South Korea won the silver medal and the Netherlands won the Bronze medal.

The gold medal was one of three that Australian athletes won at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
9. In 2000 the Summer Olympics were again in Australia, this time in Sydney. Australian Cathy Freeman won the gold medal in which Track and Field Event?

Answer: 400 meters sprint

Cathy Freeman (born 1973) had previous won a silver medal for the same event in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. With a time of 49.11 seconds, Freeman became the second Australian Aboriginal Olympic champion in history. She was chosen to carry the flag for Oceania at the opening ceremony for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
10. While Australia enjoyed gold medals early on in Summer Olympics, it took until the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City for Australia to have gold-medal success in the winter. In which sport did Australia not get a gold medal in 2002?

Answer: Snowboarding

Australia won a total of 2 gold medals in the 2002 Olympics. Steven Bradbury won the gold for the Men's 1000 meter in speed skating. Alisa Camplin won the gold for Women's aerial Freestyle skiing. Zeke Steggall competed in Snowboarding but did not medal.
Source: Author bernie73

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