Summer Olympics Trivia Game Offers Fun, Interactive Learning Activity for Students of All Ages

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Celebrate National Summer Learning Day, July 14, with Connections Academy’s Newest Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge

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Connections Academy offers online Olympics-themed Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge to celebrate National Learning Day.

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games less than a month away, educators at Connections Academy are offering families a fun, free, online Olympics-themed trivia game for students of all ages to join in on the “Road to Rio” fun. The launch of the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge: Summer Olympics Edition comes as teachers, students, and families recognize and celebrate National Summer Learning Day on July 14 – an annual national advocacy day that emphasizes the value of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer.

Whether in celebration of National Summer Learning Day or just to brush up on some Olympic facts and history, students of all ages and their parents are invited to play the Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge: Summer Olympics Edition offered by Connections Academy—a leading provider of virtual public schools for grades K-12—and then challenge their friends and other family members.

This latest trivia challenge, available to the public, is inspired by Connections Academy’s Quiz Bowl Club, in which virtual school students across the nation participate in weekly academic competitions with their peers. The Quiz Bowl Club is one of the many clubs and activities that virtual school students in grades K through 12 can enjoy with Connections Academy.

Featuring twenty trivia questions of varying degrees of difficulty, the Quiz Bowl Challenge promotes lively and educational discussions among parents, students, and friends.


1.    What do the five rings on the Olympic Games flag represent?

A.    Primary colors
B.    Sports
C.    Inhabited Continents
D.    Athletes

2.    Which USA swimmer set the record for most gold medals earned at a single Olympics?

A.    Abebe Bikila
B.    James Connelly
C.    Michael Phelps
D.    Mark Spitz

3.    What Olympic symbol represents peace, unity, and friendship?

A.    Rings
B.    Medal
C.    Torch
D.    Flame

Answers: 1 – (C) Inhabited Continents, 2 – (C) Michael Phelps, 3 – (D) Flame

To take the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge or to download a printable version of the questions and answers, visit

About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12. Through tuition-free public schools, and full-time and part-time private school programs, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience the online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. In the 2015–2016 school year, Connections Academy supported 30 virtual public schools in 26 states—serving more than 65,000 students. It serves students worldwide through the online private school, International Connections Academy. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12, though some public school programs do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson.

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