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Trivia: Test Your Olympic Knowledge

The Summer Olympics begins today July 27, but how well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.

From Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Nadia Comăneci receiving the first perfect 10 in 1976, there have been several unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

As hundreds of world-class athletes compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Patch is taking part by testing your knowledge of the games.

We'll post the correct answers in the comments tomorrow.

  1. Which famous literary and film character has been played by no less than four Olympians on screen?
  • King Kong
  • James Bond
  • Tarzan
  • Batman

   2. Which of these is no longer an Olympic event? 

  • Golf
  • Fencing
  • Discus throwing
  • Triple Jump

   3. In 1904, American George Eyser won three golds, two silvers and a bronze in gymnastics. Besides the number of medals he took home, what was remarkable about his achievement?

  • He had a glass eye
  • He had a wooden leg
  • He was blind
  • He was deaf

4. How many perfect 10s was Nadia Comaneci awarded during the 1976 Olympics?

  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight

If you enjoy this, we'll post another Olympic quiz on Monday. And don't forge to cheer on Alex Morgan and her teammates with the Women's U.S. National Soccer Team. The crew won their first game against France 4-2.

Don't forget that coverage of the Opening Ceremonies is tonight at 7:30 on NBC Channel 4.

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

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