February 07, 2006

Test Your (Winter) Olympic Knowledge: Question #12 -- Before the Soviet Union won gold in 1956, which was the only country besides Canada to finish first in Olympic hockey? A. Great Britain, B. United States, C. Sweden.

And 19 other questions.

posted by Amateur to other at 01:10 PM - 29 comments

Some real tough ones here IMO -- I scored 65%.

posted by Amateur at 01:11 PM on February 07

That was really tough---only scored 45% :-(

posted by jmbraun773 at 01:30 PM on February 07

I have the new low, 30%, which may be worse than if I just guessed. yeah me.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 01:33 PM on February 07

I got a 30% also...but I got the most important one - #20 - correct...

posted by MeatSaber at 01:40 PM on February 07

Man, I'm on a roll! I only scored 25%. What the hell am I doing being a so-called sports fan?

posted by willthrill72 at 01:43 PM on February 07

I don't feel so bad. I got 40%

posted by dbt302 at 01:49 PM on February 07

Always was good at guessing. I got a 40% even though I only knew 3 of them

posted by timdawg at 01:52 PM on February 07

Forty percent results from eighty percent guessing for me too. Not bad! Edit: upon reviewing my results, it's giving me credit for questions I got wrong. Not bad!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:55 PM on February 07

Well I have the current lowest score, only 20% correct...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:58 PM on February 07

50 % Yes I suck

posted by scottypup at 02:04 PM on February 07

Crap, 30%.

posted by NoMich at 02:04 PM on February 07

12 of my 20 guesses were wrong...35%

posted by phillyolhead at 03:21 PM on February 07

75% baby! - guesses on the Harding one, the violent Finn one, and the Henje one made my score look a helluva lot better.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:27 PM on February 07

I also scored a whopping 25%.

posted by markhjohn at 03:45 PM on February 07

woohoo 30%, but it seems some of my answers changed somehow...as in got changed. Not that it made a differance in my score.

posted by Folkways at 04:03 PM on February 07

That #7 is fucked, I don't say Soviet Union for Russia anymore...WTF? Tricky bastards (or I'm dumb? or both?) Either way I got the whopping 30%.

posted by chris2sy at 04:03 PM on February 07

I got 60%, but some of those questions are going to be blind guesses for anyone not in the athletes' immediate family or under the age of 80.

posted by chicobangs at 04:57 PM on February 07

35% for me.....PU that stinks!

posted by stockman at 05:21 PM on February 07

50 per cent! The only certainty was Stephen Bradbury. In my part of the world, we only use ice in our drinks.

posted by owlhouse at 06:03 PM on February 07

u got to be an olympic genius to be good at this ... how many sports fans really know the history of the olympics? ... by the way i got a banging 40%

posted by Chitownsports at 06:04 PM on February 07

I suck - 25%. Well I have never said I was a genius at sports history. I did get the getaway driver Mr. Derrick Smith though. I may not know my olympic history but I sure do know tabloid gossip.

posted by skydivemom at 07:08 PM on February 07

75%. I could have gotten 80% if I wasn't an idiot. I had JUST seen a show about the 1988 Olympics and the figure skating competition. Sure it was all about the Canadian spunky hero Manning, but they made a big deal about the two other medalists using the same song. I knew the answer, but out-thunk myself to choose the other option. D'oh. Alpine skiing is also a weak spot for me.

posted by grum@work at 07:57 PM on February 07

Wow, that was brutal...45 percent for me. I did get No. 20 right though, so GO USA!!!!

posted by donnnnychris at 08:56 PM on February 07

Note: the three highest scores so far were by Canadians.

posted by Amateur at 09:10 PM on February 07


posted by willthrill72 at 10:32 PM on February 07

Got 35% but got the get away driver right.....should get a whack to the knee for that....

posted by gfinsf at 06:06 AM on February 08

30% for me, bet i did beter then Bryant Gumbel

posted by funeralguy61 at 09:57 AM on February 08

Yay I still have the lowest score (unfortunatley)!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:33 PM on February 08

50% BUT THE RESULTS ARE MESSED UP FOR QUESTION 7. I picked the right answer for #7 but it is saying that I picked the wrong one and counted me as 45% the first time. Good thing I caught it cause I passed.

posted by mkn at 05:06 PM on February 09

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