Monday, 1 March 2010

The Queen's Meme #27 - The Olympics Meme (aka Blogalympics)

Mimi of The Queen's Meme has sent this in....

Welcome to the Queen's Tuesday Meme #27

Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious. Always fun!
Step out of the box. Be creative. Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours.

Maestra Mimi has a quiz for you today. How much do you think you know about the Olympics? See if you can go for the gold and answer these questions correctly. IF you want to spoof it, by all means, spoof away! The answers are at the bottom of this post. NO CHEATING unless you want to end up in the you-know-where.

1. What year were the very very very first Olympics held? I don't know. It's all Greek to me!

2. The original games were banned for being a pagan festival because the Olympics celebrated the Greek God of........??

A. Mars
B. Venus
C. Zeus
D. Google

Isn't there a god of drug-taking? I guess it's Zeus

3. In 1896 the first modern-day Olympic Summer Games were held. Which country won the most medals that year? There wasn't many taking part. Greece?

4. Which country has won the most medals EVER at the Winter Games? The USSR? Matbe a country with a lot of snow and mountains?

5. I predict that Blogging will become the next Olympic event recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a valid sport. How would you train for this event? And if you think it should be a team event, who would you include on your team?  I'm in training right now, doing press ups and answering memes whenever I ca. Don't worry, Mimi, you're in the team!

6. What do the five Olympic rings represent? The skin colours around the world

7. No country in the Southern Hemisphere has ever hosted the Winter Games? Why? Maybe because Antarctica has never wanted to host it. The polar bear games!

8. What the heck is curling? Why should it be a sport?? Curling is a Scottish sport where a giant rock is slid along the ice. It's either that or an event in the hairdresser's Olympics.

9. Mark Spitz won 11 medals in the most combined overall medals category. What was his sport?
A. Skiing B. Swimming C. Looking good D. Resigning from public office after a sordid scandal Swimming in scandals

10. In ancient times females were forbidden to watch the games.
What was the penalty for doing so?  As the men didn't wear clothes when competing, I should think the women had to wear a blindfold.

11. In 1908 the organizers of the London Olympic Games added another 385 yards in order for the royal family to have a better view of the finish line.
Which sport was it?  The marathon...a problem for those exhausted with 300 yards to go.

12. What event would you like to see added to the Olympics? Why?  Women's beach volleyball....oh, it's already in!

Extra credit and a guarantee you won't end up with no medal or meal in the dungeon this week.
What was your favorite Olympic event or moment to witness this year at the 2010 Olympics?  Annoyed because the winter Olympics were in the middle of the night for us!

After you finish, click the dungeon pic. The trap door will take you to the correct answers.


Finding Pam said...

I loved your answers.


Great answers, Picard! Yes, I'm back! I'll participate next week!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great to know that, My Lady.Thanks, Pam

Jamie said...

Great answers. I got annoyed because of the time delay ... We are on the same time zone as the Olympics but had to wait three hours to see it.

Mr. Lance said...

I don't think as an athlete I would want to compete naked ageist other men, Think they would let me join the ladies team?

Mimi Lenox said...

#11 is correct!

And I like the idea of Polar Bear Olympics. "Swimming in scandal" cracked me up.

mielikki said...

The Polar Bear Olympics could be very entertaining, indeed, great answers

coopernicus said...

Yeah, but I think you're on the right track with Women's Beach Volleyball...only the players have to have curves and weigh more that 55 pounds....

Mouse said...

Polar Bear Olympics combined with naked marathon running ..... I think the girls may definitely have a needed a blindfold! Great answers :D