The Olympic Games: History & Developments


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Which of these was not originally a tradition of the ancient Greek games?

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1. In what year were the modern Olympic Games founded?

2. What growing trend of the late 19th century was Coubertin hoping to capture with the modern Olympic Games?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about the history and development of the Olympic Games. You'll be asked questions about the differences between the ancient and modern Olympic Games, as well as other Olympic events and traditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Identify a tradition that wasn't part of the ancient Greek games
  • Name the year that the modern Olympic Games were founded
  • Understand what Coubertin hoped to capture with the modern Olympics
  • Determine what was added after the 1896 Olympic Games
  • Recognize the three times the Olympic Games were cancelled

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you exercise the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the modern Olympic Games to identify the year of its founding
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the three cancellations of the modern Olympic Games
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read information regarding the 1896 Olympic Games and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information on the history of the Olympics, check out the related lesson, The Olympic Games: History & Developments. The lesson will educate you through the following learning objectives:

  • Know what the Olympic Truce was
  • Describe how the Olympic Games changed throughout the 20th century
  • Learn what happened during notable Olympic Games