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Question 1: Medals were not awarded at the ________[citation needed].
Ancient Olympic GamesDelphiNemean GamesPindar

Question 2: From the ________ through 2000, Cassioli's design (or a slight modification) remained on the obverse with a custom design by the host city on the reverse.
Australia at the 1972 Summer Olympics1972 Summer OlympicsNew Zealand at the 1972 Summer OlympicsPoland at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Question 3: This standard was adopted for Olympic competition at the ________.
Olympic Games1904 Summer OlympicsSummer Olympic GamesSwimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Question 4: Typically bronze medals are awarded only to third place, but in some contests there is some variety, such as International ________ contests where bronze medals are awarded for third, fourth, and fifth place.
Barbershop arrangingBarbershop musicBarbershop Harmony SocietyUnited Kingdom

Question 5: Many organizations now award gold medals either annually or extraordinarily, including ________ and various academic societies.
UNICEFUNESCOUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesSpecial Court for Sierra Leone

Question 6: A gold medal is typically the ________ awarded for highest achievement in a non-military field.

Question 7: While most gold medals are solid gold, notable exceptions are gold-plated and often silver-gilt, like those of the Olympic Games, the Lorentz Medal, the United States Congressional Gold Medal (displayed to the right) and the ________ medal.
Nobel Peace PrizeNobel FoundationNobel Prize controversiesNobel Prize

Question 8: The award concept arose in the military, initially by simple recognition of ________, and later by decorations for admission to military orders dating back to medieval times.
RAF officer ranksGreek military ranksNew Zealand military ranksMilitary rank

Question 9: Noting that Cassioli's design showed a Roman amphitheater for what originally were Greek games, a new obverse design was commissioned for the ________ in Athens.
Switzerland at the 2004 Summer Olympics2004 Summer OlympicsChina at the 2004 Summer OlympicsGermany at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Question 10: Its name derives from the use of at least a fraction of ________ in form of plating or alloying in its manufacture.


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