We hope you enjoyed our trivia quiz, and invite you to peruse our website for interesting spectroscopy tools you can use for your day job. We used a combination of Wikipedia and both science and Olympic-related sites to create our quiz.
- a.-i. (Curie, cycling); b.-.j (Fermi, tennis); c.-g. (Einstein, sailing); d.-f. (Hubble, shotput); e.-h. (Tyson, wrestling).
- Stockholm was the site of the 1912 Summer Olympics. Helsinki hosted in 1952, Montreal in 1976 and Barcelona in 1992.
- This is trick question. All of these discoveries and inventions existed before the 1896 Games.
- Germany. You can quibble about how to consider Germany and Russia pre- and post-Cold War, but by our tally the countries are second and third in our “brains-and-brawn” rankings. The U.K, France and China round out the rest of the list.
- This was an easy one. Gold has a melting point of 1064 °C and silver is 961 °C. Bronze, which is an alloy, ranges from about 913-950 °C depending on the alloy composition.
Bonus: Most sources report that Olympic gold medals contain about 6 grams of gold. The rest of the medal primarily comprises silver.
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