Olympics - Thrilling Thirties Trivia QuizPrintable Trivia Questions About the 1930s Olympics
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Officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, which American city hosted the 1932 Summer Olympics?
a. New York
d. Los Angeles
Los Angeles - The 1932 Olympics marked the first time that an Olympic Village was built (for men only).
How many countries participated in the 1932 Winter Olympics?
17 - Medals were awarded in 14 events.
How many gold medals did American track and field athlete Jesse Owens win at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
4 - A pack-a-day smoker, Jesse Owens died of lung cancer on March 31, 1980, at the age of 66.
Lacrosse and what other sport where demonstration only at the 1932 Summer Olympics?
a. American Football
c. Field Hockey
d. Pistol Shooting
American Football - Comprising of 14 sports, the 1932 Olympics had 117 events in 20 disciplines.
Which nation topped the medals table at Berlin in the summer of 1936?
Germany - Germany won a total of 89 medals with 33 of them being gold.
At the 1932 Summer Games, who won Gold in both the men's 100m and 200m?
a. Eddie Tolan
b. George Simpson
c. Arthur Jonath
d. Ralph Metcalfe
Eddie Tolan - The winning time for the 100m was 10.38 seconds, tying the world record.
Which of these nations made their debut at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
Afghanistan - The 1936 Olympics were the final Olympic Games for 12 years because of World War II.
Which US President skipped attending the 1932 Summer Games due to the Great Depression?
Hoover - Serving from 1929 to 1933, Hoover was the 31st President of the United States.
Who defeated a favored Austrian team to win the Men's Football tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
c. Great Britain
Italy - Italy won the game with a score of 2 to 1.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias won two gold medals at the 1932 Summer Olympics. One in the hurdles and one in which throwing event?
c. Shot Put
Javelin - Babe also won a silver medal for high jump.
What was the name of the famous movie, commissioned by Hitler, made to document the 1936 Summer Games?
b. Race for the Medals
c. Athletes of the Stadium
Olympia - Released in 1938, the film was directed and produced by Leni Riefenstahl.
Which of these made its debut at the 1932 Summer Olympics?
a. Medal Podium
b. Running Lanes
c. Starter Gun
d. Opening Ceremony
Medal Podium - Helene Madison won three gold medals in swimming at the games.
Which country won the most medals at the 1936 Winter Games?
Norway - Norway won a total of 15 medals (7 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze).
Where were the 1932 Winter Olympics held?
a. Montauk, New York
b. Albany, New York
c. Bear Mountain, New York
d. Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid, New York - Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains.
The most successful athlete at the 1936 Winter Games, who won three out of the four speed skating events?
a. Leo Freisinger
b. Georg Krog
c. Ivar Ballangrud
d. Charles Mathiesen
Ivar Ballangrud - A total of 52 speed skaters from 16 nations competed at the games.
Which country won the medal tally at the 1932 Winter Games?
a. Great Britain
USA - The United States won a total of 12 medals (6 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze).
One of the stars of the 1932 Olympics, Romeo Neri won three gold medals in which discipline?
Gymnastics - Romeo was an Italian gymnast.
Which country won a gold medal for ice hockey at the 1932 Winter Games?
Canada - United States won the silver and Germany the bronze.
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