Winter Olympics Trivia Game Offers Fun Educational Activity for Students of All Ages

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Let the games begin! Connections Academy’s Winter Olympics Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge offers educational challenge and friendly competition for families and friends to celebrate the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Connections Academy's Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge: Winter Olympics Edition offers students and families a fun, educational activity to build enthusiasm for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Educators at Connections Academy are offering families a fun online Olympics-themed trivia game that celebrates and helps build enthusiasm for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics that begin the first week in February. Students of all ages—and their parents—can play the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge: Winter 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.

Featuring 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. The Quiz also serves as a resource and discussion-starter for teachers looking to incorporate the Winter Olympics in lessons. Students and their families can “play” online, or download a printable version for use in the car, at parties, or over dinner, by visiting


1. Biathlon has its origins in the ancient ________ practices of northern Europeans.
a.    hunting
b.    fishing
c.    medicinal
d.    combat

2. ____________ is the oldest competitive event in the Winter Olympic Games, having previously been part of the Summer Games in both 1908 and 1920.
a.    alpine skiing
b.    biathlon
c.    figure skating
d.    curling

3. Luge is one of the different sports in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Luge is the French word for ______.
a.    ski
b.    sled
c.    blade
d.    snow

Answers: 1 – (A) hunting, 2 – (C) figure skating, 3 – (B) sled

To take the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Challenge or to download the complete list of questions, visit

Connections Academy is a leading national provider of high-quality, tuition-free, highly accountable virtual public schools. Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, Connections Academy-supported schools are designed to meet the needs of students and families who are looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom—students who need a flexible schedule, learn at a different pace from their peers, are looking for a different learning environment or need more individualized attention. In fact, many students, who are also competitive athletes, attend Connections Academy schools so they may pursue their Olympic dreams as online school offers the flexibility these students require to juggle training and a high-quality education.

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