Thursday, August 7, 2008

you whiney whiney people



you win. here it is. "trivia thursday".


in honor of the upcoming
olympic games, the theme is the olympics. (creative, i know.) you know the rules. the whole point is to see what you know...not what you can google and find on the internet. i'll turn on comment moderation and i will post the answers with the person who had the most correct answers by friday morning. sher.



1. according to an ESPN poll, 59% of american viewers rooted against who in the 1996 olympic games?

THE DREAM TEAM

2.what olympic champion played an HIV-infected chorus boy in the play "Jeffery" in 1993?

GREG LOUGANIS
3.
name the olympic aquatic event includes the following positions: the Flamingo, crane, and fishtail?
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
4. what year were the olympics first televised? 1960

5. women were first allowed to participate in the olympics in what year? 1900

6. what sports did those women compete in? (3) TENNIS, GOLF, CROQUET

7. what five colors are make up the olympic rings and what is the significance of those specific colors?

RED, BLACK, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW...EVERY COUNTRY'S FLAG HAS AT LEAST ONE OF THESE COLORS IN IT

8. wrestling fencing soccer swimming gymnastics archery
badminton handball taekwondo judo rowing cycling
weight-lifting athletics basketball sailing handball hockey

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there are 9 more events. name 3 of them.
OLYMPIC TABLE TENNIS, TENNIS, TRIATHALON, PENTATHALON, EQUESTRIAN, SHOOTING, CANOE-KAYAK
9. what years (3) were the olympic games cancelled and why?

1916 - WWI
1940, 1944- WWII

10. what is the olympic motto? (in latin or english)

CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS
SWIFTER, HIGHER, STRONGER
*11. what's your favorite olympic sport to watch?

*12. who is your favorite olympic athlete?

**IN HONOR OF THE OLYMPICS, I AWARD YOU 3 GIRLS GOLD MEDALS. ( I GOT TIRED OF COUNTING WRONG ANSWERS. JUST KIDDING...I KNOW THIS WAS A HARD ONE...IT WAS MORE OF A LEARNING QUIZ.)

THANKS FOR PLAYING. SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY.

4 comments:

Me said...

1. according to an ESPN poll, 59% of american viewers rooted against who in the 1996 olympic games?

China

2.what olympic champion played an HIV-infected chorus boy in the play "Jeffery" in 1993?

Greg Luganis

3. name the olympic aquatic event includes the following positions: the Flamingo, crane, and fishtail?

Synchronized Swimming

4. what year were the olympics first televised?

1956

5. women were first allowed to participate in the olympics in what year?

1940

6. what sports did those women compete in? (3)

cooking, crocheting, hairdo-ing

7. what five colors are make up the olympic rings and what is the significance of those specific colors?

red, blue, green, yellow, black
well since the olympics were originally oiled up naked men, I'll say they were the original rainbow of gay pride.

8. wrestling fencing soccer swimming gymnastics archery
badminton handball taekwondo judo rowing cycling
weight-lifting athletics basketball sailing handball hockey


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there are 9 more events. name 3 of them.

1) steeplechase 2) sychronized swimming 3) diving


9. what years (3) were the olympic games cancelled and why?

they got rained out in 1936, 1892, and 1764

10. what is the olympic motto? (in latin or english)

be all that you can be, live long and prosper, and wait 30 minutes after eating before you swim.

*11. what's your favorite olympic sport to watch?

gymnastics. especially when they end up doing a face plant.

*12. who is your favorite olympic athlete?

Bruce Jenner. I freaking love that Keeping Up w/ the Kardashians show!

the author of my blog said...

1. I hope it was the Dream Team. F*ing lame.

2.Greg Louganis!

3. synchronized swimming

4. 1932

5. 1956

6. synch swimming, tennis, kickball

7. green, red, yellow, blue, black. they represent the continents or something.

8. diving, volleyball, track & field

9. pass

10. E pluribus unum.

11. it's a tie between gymnastics and swimming

12. the 2 gymnasts from indiana!

Debbie Yost said...

I'll play along, but I predict I don't get a single answer right!(I didn't google, but I did guess.)

1. China
2. No idea
3. Diving
4. 1968
5. 1932 (I don't even know if that's the year they played)
6. Gymnastics, Figure Skating, swimming
7. red, yellow, blue, green, orange its the colors used in all flags
8. No idea - all I know is gymnastics
9. 1974
10. No idea
11. gymnastics(summer) figure skating (winter)
12. Kristi Yamaguchi

Debbie Yost said...

Hey, I got part of answer 7 right! Woo-hoo