Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Candy and Answers

Well, thanks for playing Kristen and Laura Lee!  I will be giving you/ putting your candy in the mail soon!

Here are the correct answers for anyone (else?) who cares.

The last Olympic Gold medals awarded that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912. (I had written 1915, making this one FALSE.)

I can see now that that was a hard one.  I should have made it much more obvious whether or not it was true.  Sorry, most of my quiz writing is from when I was teaching BIO 205 and 206, and back then I was trying to trick the students.

 Badminton, table tennis, and handball are the only sports in which the U.S. has never won a medal. (TRUE)

At the London games, the medals will be the largest and the heaviest in Olympic history. (TRUE)

The United States won 112 medals in the Beijing Olympics.  (FALSE, again, shameful trickery. I should have made it much more obvious. The correct answer is 110.)

At the Olympics in Paris in 1900, no medals were awarded.  Winners were instead given works of art.

Can you imagine that?  Busting your guts all over the place to win, and then they hand you this huge, heavy, awkward piece of art.  Try holding that gracefully, with your aching muscles all the way through the anthem.

I'm sure it was really nice art.

So far this Olympics we are in first place of medals awarded, with 81.  China is in second with 77.  They are, however, beating us in number of golds - they have two more than we do.

Go Team USA!


  1. I can't remember my answers, but I will take your word for it that I got enough correct ones to warrant candy! Thanks! : ) Love, MOMROSE

  2. I would have played, only I was too curious after reading your questions that I had to google them. :)

  3. Haha you are a tricky quiz maker! :)

  4. Ah Snap. This is what I get for getting behind on your blog. Not that I got the answers right anyway. I can't believe the medals are bigger and heavier. Isn't everyone obsessed with lighter and smaller these days? I mean, green initiatives? Save resources? Come on. ;)