Olympics Trivia Game Offers Fun, Free, Educational Activity

Educators at Connections Academy are offering families a fun, free, online Olympics-themed trivia game that celebrates and helps build enthusiasm for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games that begin on July 27th. Students of all ages – and their parents – can play the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge, Summer Olympics Edition, and then challenge their friends. The new Trivia Challenge is available to the public and is inspired by Connections Academy’s year-long Quiz Bowl Challenge – a popular activity designed to educate and recognize Connections Academy students during the school year and one of the many clubs and activities students at the virtual school enjoy.

london olympicsFeaturing twenty trivia questions of varying degrees of difficulty, the Quiz Bowl Challenge promotes lively and educational discussion between parents, students, and friends of all ages. Students and their families can “play” online, or download a printable version for use in the car, at parties, or over dinner, by visiting http://www.connectionsacademy.com/quiz

Director for Instruction at Connections Academy, Dr. Marcie Zisow, said, “We created the Connections Academy Olympics Quiz Bowl Challenge to tap into children’s natural excitement for the Olympics – and to provide an educational activity that also entertains. Families can take the challenge together, giving parents a chance to spend time with their child while promoting learning in the home. And a quiz game does a lot more than just test knowledge – it builds essential skills such as reasoning and problem solving – if you don’t know an answer, do some research to find out. When played as a group, quiz games contribute to social abilities such as taking turns and waiting, as well as verbal communication when discussing an answer.”


1.    Michael Phelps broke what American athlete’s medal record for swimming?

A.    Mark Spitz
B.    Matt Biondi
C.    Jonny Weissmuller
D.    Ed Moses

2.    Noted track and field star, Carl Lewis competed in ______ Summer Olympic Games.

A.    2
B.    3
C.    4
D.    5

3.    The triathlon consists of all of the following events except

A.    running
B.    swimming
C.    biking
D.    shooting

Answers: 1 – A, 2 – C, 3 – D

To take the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Challenge or to download the complete list of questions, visit http://www.connectionsacademy.com/quiz

From PRWeb