51. Sports grounds in Sparta were called

(a) Paedotribes (b) Crypteia

(c) Platanistas (d) Dedascaleum.

52. Who were the first to strip naked in the competitions?


(a) Athenians

(b) Spartans

(c) Romans

(d) None of the above.


53. Women had separate competitions in games during Olympics which were held at Olympion in the honor of

(a) God Zeus

(b) Goddess Hera

(c) God Apollo


(d) None of the above.

54. The word ‘athlete’ in Greek means

(a) a city state (b) money maker (c) prize seeker (d) race.

55. What award was given to the winners in the ancient Olympic Games?


(a) Coins

(b) Caps

(c) Wild Olive leaf crowns

(d) Medals.


56. Which Indian had the most Olympic appearances to his credit?

(a) Dr. Randhir Singh Kami

(b) Yadvindra Singh

(c) Khazan Singh


(d) None of the above.

57. Who inaugurated the first modern Olympic Games in 1896?

(a) King George II of Greece

(b) King George I of Greece

(c) Mrs. Margaret Thatcher

(d) B. P. Coubertin.

58. In ‘pentathlon’ what does ‘penta’ and “athlon’ stands for?

(a) Five and prize

(b) Six and flower

(c) Five and leaves

(d) Six and individual.

59. ‘Plato’ earned proficiency in the game of

(a) Golf (b) wrestling

(c) Judo (d) swimming.

60. Who was the founder of ‘lyceum’?

(a) Rousseau (b) Aristotle

(c) Galen (d) Plato.

61. Under whose control were the first Olympic Games held?

(a) King George – II

(b) King George -1

(c) Theodosius

(d) Martin Luthar King.

62. Which of the following statements about the first modern Olympic Games is true?

(a) All the participating members were female

(b) All the participating members were Greek

(c) All the participating members were male

(d) All the participating members were Romans.

63. Which Indian Captain mounted on the victory stand for first time during Olympics?

(a) Dhyan Chand

(b) Jaipal Singh

(c) K. D. Singh ‘Babu’

(d) Kapil Dev.

64. In which year the National Anthem of India was played for first time in Olympics?

(a) 1948 (b) 1952

(c) 1928 (d) 1932.

65. ‘Palaestra’ was famous for

(a) Music

(b) Grammar

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) Swimming and bathing.

66. ‘Didascaleum’ was a place for

(a) Music

(b) Grammar

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) None of the above.

67. In Rome, training was given to boys

(a) By their fathers,

(b) By their mothers

(c) By their teachers

(d) None of the above.

68. In which Olympics was it discovered that drugs are being used for performance enhancement?

(a) 1960 Rome (b) 1988 Seoul (c) 1992 Barcelona (d) 1996 Atlanta.

69. What was ‘Takshashila’, in ancient times famous for?

(a) Sham battles (b) Horse riding (c) Archery training (d) Chariot racing.

70. Who invented use of ‘oil’ in the gymna­sium?

(a) Romans

(b) Athenian

(c) Spartans

(d) None of the above.

71. The slave tutors who used to teach at home were called

(a) Paedotribes

(b) Pedagogue

(c) Platanistas

(d) None of the above.

72. ‘Palaestra’ was formed for

(a) Gymnastics

(b) Music

(c) Swimming

(d) Arithmetic

73. To which of the following is the hosting of Olympic Games awarded?

(a) To the city

(b) To the country

(c) To the district

(d) To the capital.

74. Which Olympics were longest as per their duration in days?

(a) 1906 (b) 1908

(c) 1952 (d) 1956.

75. Which of the following represents the correct combination of colours of Olympic rings?

(a) Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red

(b) Brown, Blue, Yellow, Black, Red

(c) Purple, Green, Red, Pink, Yellow

(d) Blue, Yellow, Brown, Green, Purple.

76. In which of the following years, Olympics were not held due to world war?

(a) 1948 (b) 1952

(c) 1940 (d) 1968.

77. The term ‘citius’ in the Olympic motto denotes

(a) Higher

(b) Faster

(c) Stronger

(d) All the above.

78. The body which controls the participation of the Indian teams in Olympic Games is

(a) A.A.F.L. (b) I.O.C.

(c) I.O.A. (d) O.C.A.

79. The first modern Olympic Games were held in the year

(a) 1896

(b) 1900

(c) 1904

(d) None of the above.

80. The word ‘athlete’ originated in

(a) Rome (b) Greece

(c) China (d) India.

81. Meaning of word athlete was

(a) ‘The contest’ (b) ‘the prize’ (c) ‘the strong man’ (d) ‘the slave’.

82. The Greeks emphasized more upon

(a) Individualism

(b) Naturalism

(c) Professionalism

(d) None of the above.

83. Which year did India first participate in Olympic swimming?

(a) 1928 (b) 1932

(c) 1960 (d) 1957.

84. In case of sprain the immediate treatment recommended is

(a) Hydrotherapy

(b) Cry therapy

(c) Heat therapy

(d) None of the above.

85. Which country hosted the first ‘Special Olympics’?

(a) USA (b) England

(c) India (d) Germany.

86. Who equaled the Jesse Owens fate of winning four medals in different events in Olympics?

(a) Marion Jones

(b) Michael Johnson

(c) Carl Lewis

(d) Ben Johnson.

87. Atlanta Olympics marked

(a) Centenary of modern Olympics

(b) First time Olympics in USA

(c) Olympics in North America

(d) None of the above.

88. Teachers of Archery in the ancient Greece were known as

(a) Sphairistes (b) Paido tribes

(c) Ecclesia (d) toxotes.

89. The masseurs in the ancient Greece were known as

(a) toxotes (b) aleiptae

(c) paido tribes (d) epheboi.

90. Mud bath was popular in

(a) Athens

(b) Sparta

(c) Rome

(d) None of the above.

91. In which year did B.R Coubertin, father of Modern Olympics, died?

(a) 1937 (b) 1938

(c) 1939 (d) 1940.

92. How many countries participated in the first modern Olympics in 1896?

(a) 11 (b) 12

(c) 13 (d) 14.

93. In which Olympics was the Olympic oath administered for the first time?

(a) 1896, Athens (b) 1900, Paris (c) 1908, London (d) 1920, Antwerp.

94. Which of the following events constituted pentathlon in ancient Olympics?

(a) Running, Jumping, Discus, Javelin and Wrestling

(b) Running, Jumping, Discus, Swimming and Chariot Racing

(c) Boxing, Wrestling, Running, Jumping and Swimming

(d) None of the above.

95. Who suggested modern pentathlon in Olympics?

(a) G. D. Sondhi (b) B. P. Coubertin (c) J. A. Samaranch (d) Bill Clinton.

96. The exponent of modern Olympic Games B. P. Coubertein belong to

(a) France (b) England

(c) USA (d) Denmark.

97. What is the name of the stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896?

(a) Pan Atheniac stadium, Athens

(b) Amphitheatre

(c) Colosseum

(d) Dedascaleum.

98. When was the I.O.A. formed?

(a) 1925 (b) 1926

(c) 1927 (d) 1928.

99. Who amongst the following, declares the Olympic Games closed?

(a) Chairman I.O.C.

(b) President I.O.C.

(c) Secretary I.O.C.

(d) Prime Minister of the Country.

100. ‘Endomorph’ is characterized by

(a) Thin and lethargic

(b) Flabby and fat

(c) Muscular and athletic

(d) None of the above.

101. Hockey matches in the Olympics were organized for the first time on Astro turf at

(a) Los Angeles (b) Montreal (c) Moscow (d) Seoul.

102. Which country experienced physical education as a ‘Golden Age’?

(a) Rome (b) Germany

(c) Ancient Greece (d) U.S.A…

103. Who was the founder of school of gymnastics in Germany?

(a) Per Henrik Ling

(b) Adolph Spiess

(c) Guts muts

(d) Franz Nechtegall.

104. Which city/state emphasized on the training of warriors through education?

(a) Peking (b) Sparta

(c) Athens (d) All the above.

105. The aim of Spartan education was to produce

(a) Intellectuals (b) good citizens (c) warriors (d) all the above.

106. ‘Altius’ in the Olympic motto ‘Citius Altius Fortius’ stands for

(a) Faster (b) stronger

(c) Higher (d) deeper.

107. Who coined the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’?

(a) Rousseau (b) Aristotle

(c) Plato (d) Henry Didion.

108. Who are the participants in Special Olympics?

(a) Physically handicapped

(b) Mentally retarded children and adults

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) Veterans.

109. Which of the following has been the highest venue for Olympics?

(a) Atlanta (b) Mexico

(c) Paris (d) Los Angeles.

110. Iliad and Odyssey were authored by

(a) Homer

(b) Plato

(c) Socrates

(d) None of the above.

111. ‘Body Beautiful’ was the ideal of

(a) Greeks (b) Indians

(c) Romans (d) Egyptians.

112. Physical education is a fundamental right to every citizen is included in

(a) WHO Charter

(b) SNIPES Charter

(c) HRD Ministry Charter

(d) UNESCO Charter.

113. Which of the following Greek games involve running and dodging?

(a) Trigon (b) Harpastum

(c) Ludi (d) Cottabas.

114. Which of the following is a Kretschmer’s body classification?

(a) Dyplastic (b) Mesomorph

(c) Ectomorph (d) Endomorph.


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56. (a) 57. (b) 58. (c) 59. (b) 60. (b) 61. (b) 62. (b) 63. (b) 64. (a)

65. (d) 66. (c) 67. (a) 68. (a) 69. (c) 70. (c) 71. (b) 72. (a)

73. (a) 74. (b) 75. (a) 76. (c) 77. (b) 78. (c) 79. (a) 80. (b) 81. (a)

82. (a) 83. (a) 84. (b) 85. (a) 86. (c) 87. (a) 88. (d) 89. (b) 90. (a)

91. (a) 92. (c) 93. (d) 94. (a) 95. (b) 96. (a) 97. (a) 98. (c) 99. (b)

100. (b) 101. (b) 102. (c) 103. (b) 104. (c) 105. (c) 106. (c) 107. (d)

108. (b)109. (b)110. (a)111. (a)112. (d)113. (a)114. (a)