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Quiz about Fame at the Olympics
Quiz about Fame at the Olympics

Fame at the Olympics Trivia Quiz


It seems that for some Olympians, they have more than just their performance in their sports to make them famous. Here are a few who were famous outside of their sport for a range of reasons.

A multiple-choice quiz by Trivia_Fan54. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Trivia_Fan54
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
406,142
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
248
Last 3 plays: Robert907 (8/10), Guest 136 (6/10), Guest 124 (1/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Ben Nighthorse Campbell served in the US Senate from 1993 through 2005. He competed in judo at the Olympics in 1964, but what injury there ended his athletic career? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. General George Patton took part in the modern pentathlon at Olympics in 1912. What sports make up the modern pentathlon? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 1976, Bruce Jenner won the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics. In 2015, she came out as a trans woman and changed her first name to __________.

Answer: (One word - First name)
Question 4 of 10
4. Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, competed in the Montreal Olympics in 1976.


Question 5 of 10
5. Who was the first descendant of a king or queen of the British royal family to win a medal at the Olympics? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Harold T. Sakata ended up as a "007" bad guy after he won an Olympic medal earlier in his life. Which villainous henchman did he play in "Goldfinger"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Did Johnny Weissmuller win any Olympic medals in any sport besides swimming?


Question 8 of 10
8. Actor Rex Harrison's son Noel has followed in his father's footsteps and acted in a variety roles over the years. He also represented the UK in which event at the Olympics? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Hillary Wolf played the sister in "Home Alone". In 1991, she quit acting to focus on which of the following sports, a move that eventually took her to the Olympics? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which author of "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" (1946) was on the US rowing team at the Paris Olympics in 1924? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Ben Nighthorse Campbell served in the US Senate from 1993 through 2005. He competed in judo at the Olympics in 1964, but what injury there ended his athletic career?

Answer: Broken ankle

Campbell was the captain of the US judo team in 1964. It was the first year that judo was an official Olympic sport. Unfortunately, he suffered a broken ankle during the second round of his competition, and was forced to withdraw from sports. He went on to become one of the few Native Americans who have served in the US Senate.

He was a Senator, representing Colorado, from 1993-2005. He was also able to pursue his enjoyment of jewelry making when he was no longer able to participate in sports.
2. General George Patton took part in the modern pentathlon at Olympics in 1912. What sports make up the modern pentathlon?

Answer: Swimming, riding, fencing, running, shooting

General George Patton led the US army on the Western Front during WWII. Before the war, he competed in the inaugural modern pentathlon at the Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden in 1912. The five events for the modern pentathlon are swimming, riding, fencing, running, and shooting, with all held on the same day. Patton did not win a medal, but did place fifth in the pentathlon that year.
3. In 1976, Bruce Jenner won the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics. In 2015, she came out as a trans woman and changed her first name to __________.

Answer: Caitlyn

In July, 1976, Bruce Jenner won the gold medal in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics. He received a score of 8,617 points during the competition, which set a world record at that point. In April of 2015, she came out as a transgender woman on a public interview on the American television show "20/20".

In July, she adopted the first name Caitlyn. By January 2017, Jenner had completed sex reassignment surgery and legally changed both her name and her gender.
4. Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, competed in the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

Answer: True

Princess Anne was the first member of the British royal family to compete in the Olympics. In Montreal in 1976, she rode one of the Queen's horses named Goodwill in the three-day equestrian event. Unfortunately, the horse fell and she tumbled off. She got back on the horse and completed the competition despite having a concussion. She did not win a medal in the event.
5. Who was the first descendant of a king or queen of the British royal family to win a medal at the Olympics?

Answer: Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall Is Princess Anne's daughter, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter. At the London Olympics in 2012, she won a silver medal as a member of the British equestrian team. The team participated in three days of events. The events included dressage, cross-country, and jumping. She was awarded her medal by her mother, Princess Anne.
6. Harold T. Sakata ended up as a "007" bad guy after he won an Olympic medal earlier in his life. Which villainous henchman did he play in "Goldfinger"?

Answer: Odd Job

Harold T. Sakata was born in Hawaii in 1920. He was a wrestler and weightlifter who competed in the 1948 London Olympics. There, he won a silver medal in weightlifting after he lifted 380 kg in the light-heavyweight division. He appeared as Oddjob, a bodyguard to Bond villain Auric Goldfinger, in "Goldfinger" in 1964.
7. Did Johnny Weissmuller win any Olympic medals in any sport besides swimming?

Answer: Yes

Johnny Weissmuller is famous for playing the character Tarzan in a number of movies. He was also an accomplished swimmer who competed for the US at the 1924 Paris and 1928 Amsterdam Olympic games. He won a total of five gold medals in swimming events in which he participated at these games.

He also won a bronze medal as a member of the American water polo team at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
8. Actor Rex Harrison's son Noel has followed in his father's footsteps and acted in a variety roles over the years. He also represented the UK in which event at the Olympics?

Answer: Alpine skiing

After he moved to Switzerland, Noel Harrison discovered a love for downhill skiing. His talent was so great that he made it to the Great Britain ski team. There, he competed in three downhill alpine events during the Winter Olympic Games in 1952 and 1956.

Unfortunately, he did not win any medals in any of his competitions. In the 1960s, Noel Harrison found roles in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E", and recorded the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" for the movie "The Thomas Crown Affair" in 1968.
9. Hillary Wolf played the sister in "Home Alone". In 1991, she quit acting to focus on which of the following sports, a move that eventually took her to the Olympics?

Answer: Judo

Wolf started practicing judo at the age of seven, about the same time that she started acting, first in television movies, then in theatrical releases. She won the world judo championships for juniors in 1994, then four US national championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1995.

She then represented the US at both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic games in Atlanta, USA, and Sydney, Australia. She did not win any medals, but placed at #13 in her class in Sydney, and #9 in her class in Atlanta.
10. Which author of "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" (1946) was on the US rowing team at the Paris Olympics in 1924?

Answer: Dr. Benjamin Spock

Benjamin Spock developed a love of rowing while competing with Yale's crew team when he was studying at university. He made the men's eights teams for the 1924 Paris Olympics where he won a gold medal. His devotion to the sport was truly a life-long passion. At the age of 84, he placed third in a four-mile rowing contest.
Source: Author Trivia_Fan54

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