How much do you know about the Olympics?
As hundreds of world-class athletes——prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning July 27, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week.
Test your knowledge with this second quiz, readers. The answers are listed upside down after the quiz.
- Which author of the seminal book on baby and child care was also a gold medalist?
A) Dr. Benjamin Spock
B) Dr. Michael Cohen
C) C. R. Partridge
D) Jane Mattes
2. How long is the route for the marathon event in the 2012 Olympics?
A) 8 miles
B) 11.2 miles
C) 26.3 miles
D) 40.6 miles
3. Who lit the torch to start the Games in Atlanta?
A) Wayne Gretzky
B) Cathy Freeman
C) Muhammad Ali
D) Ken Henry
4. What is the name of the mascot of the 2012 Games?
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Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics.