Were you excited about the 2012 Olympics in London this summer? Did Gabby Douglas’s smile melt your heart? Were you on the edge of your seat watching May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings in the final round of women’s volleyball?
If you’re still riding waves of Olympic euphoria, join us at the National Portrait Gallery on August 22 at 6:30 p.m. for our collections-inspired trivia game, Pop Quiz, in the Kogod Courtyard. This month’s theme is “Going for Gold,” where we will test your knowledge on Olympic-inspired trivia questions. These questions will highlight Americans in our collection who have competed in the Olympics, beginning with the 1912 Games in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Courtyard Café will be open, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
Here is a sneak peek at the 10-point bonus question for this month’s Pop Quiz trivia:
Lance Armstrong is a cyclist who competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Although he never medaled during the Olympics, Armstrong had great success later in his career, winning the Tour de France seven times. In 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with stage-three cancer, but by 1998 his cancer was in complete remission.
In what movie did Armstrong appear as a motivational character, speaking about his experience fighting cancer?
A. The Mighty Ducks
B. The Blind Side
C. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
D. Glory Road
Pop Quiz trivia occurs once a month in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery.
Dorothy Hamill / John G. Zimmerman / Chromogenic color print, 1976 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Muhammad Ali / Boris Chaliapin / Watercolor and graphite pencil on illustration board, 1963 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine