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Basketball at the Summer Olympics: Quiz


Question 1: ________ was invented by the Canadian-American James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891.
Olympic GamesBasketballNational Basketball AssociationIce hockey

Question 2: Winning the Olympics is considered to be the highest honor in international basketball, followed by the World Championships of the ________ (FIBA) for men and women and the respective intercontinental championships.
FIBA AsiaFIBA AmericasFIBA EuropeInternational Basketball Federation

Question 3: In keeping up with the Olympic tradition, all of the competitors were amateurs, and FIBA introduced the indoor game in the ________.
1908 Summer Olympics2012 Summer OlympicsLondon1948 Summer Olympics

Question 4: Their new-found dominance ended in ________ in which they were beaten in the semifinals by Argentina enroute to their first gold medal.
Switzerland at the 2004 Summer Olympics2004 Summer OlympicsChina at the 2004 Summer OlympicsGermany at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Question 5: Men's ________ has been played consistently at the Summer Olympic Games since 1936, with demonstration events in 1904 and 1924.
Basque pelotaIce hockeyNational Basketball AssociationBasketball

Question 6: The Yugoslavs would later lose their gold medal to the Americans in the ________, with the Soviets boycotting.
1984 Summer OlympicsCanada at the 1984 Summer OlympicsUnited States at the 1984 Summer OlympicsNew Zealand at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Question 7: The popularity spread overseas and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) was organized in 1932 in ________, Switzerland.


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