Dunk Into This Amazing Basketball Trivia!

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Dunk Into This Amazing Basketball Trivia! - Quiz

It is considered as one of the most popular game in the world. It was invented more than 100 years ago in North America, and since it has created some of the most phenomenal sport icons and business moguls of our time like Micheal Jordan and Magic Johnson. Apart from knowing the greatest sport stars the world has every seen, what do you know about basketball? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What's the highest governing body in basketball?

    • A.

      FIFA

    • B.

      FISA

    • C.

      FICA

    • D.

      FIBA

    Correct Answer
    D. FIBA
    Explanation
    FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, is the highest governing body in basketball. It is responsible for overseeing and regulating the sport at the international level, including organizing international competitions such as the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Olympic basketball tournament. FIBA sets the rules and standards for the game, manages the development of basketball worldwide, and governs the conduct of national basketball federations.

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  • 2. 

    When was this game first played?

    • A.

      In 1979

    • B.

      In 1890

    • C.

      In 1891

    • D.

      In 1892

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1891
    Explanation
    The game was first played in 1891.

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  • 3. 

    Who invented the game?

    • A.

      James Debeer

    • B.

      James Naimer

    • C.

      James Naismith

    • D.

      John Naismith

    Correct Answer
    C. James Naismith
    Explanation
    James Naismith is credited with inventing the game of basketball. He was a Canadian physical education instructor who created the game in December 1891. Naismith was looking for a way to keep his students active during the winter months, and he came up with the idea of basketball as a way to engage them in a new and exciting sport. He wrote down the basic rules and hung a peach basket on the wall of the gymnasium as the first basketball hoop. Thus, James Naismith is the correct answer for the inventor of the game.

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  • 4. 

    When was the peach basket last used?

    • A.

      In 1906

    • B.

      In 1908

    • C.

      In 1910

    • D.

      In 1920

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1906
    Explanation
    The peach basket was last used in 1906.

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  • 5. 

    When was the BAA first formed?

    • A.

      In 1960

    • B.

      In 1945

    • C.

      In 1946

    • D.

      In 1950

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1946
    Explanation
    The BAA was first formed in 1946.

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  • 6. 

    When was the FIBA created?

    • A.

      In 1930

    • B.

      In 1932

    • C.

      In 1935

    • D.

      In 1940

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1932
    Explanation
    The FIBA (International Basketball Federation) was created in 1932. This organization was established to govern and promote the sport of basketball worldwide. By setting rules and regulations, organizing international competitions, and promoting the development of the sport, FIBA has played a crucial role in the growth and popularity of basketball around the globe.

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  • 7. 

    How many countries made up the founding nations of the FIBA?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 8
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8 because there were 8 countries that formed the founding nations of FIBA.

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  • 8. 

    In what year did FIBA allow professional NBA players to participate in the Olympics?

    • A.

      In 1986

    • B.

      In 1987

    • C.

      In 1988

    • D.

      In 1989

    Correct Answer
    D. In 1989
    Explanation
    In 1989, FIBA allowed professional NBA players to participate in the Olympics. This decision marked a significant change in the eligibility rules for basketball players in the Olympics. Prior to this, only amateur players were allowed to compete in the Games. The inclusion of professional NBA players brought a higher level of competition and talent to the Olympic basketball tournament, making it even more exciting for fans around the world.

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  • 9. 

    What type of sport is it?

    • A.

      Outdoor

    • B.

      Outdoor and indoor

    • C.

      Indoor

    • D.

      Contact sport

    Correct Answer
    B. Outdoor and indoor
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Outdoor and indoor." This suggests that the sport in question can be played both outdoors and indoors. This implies that the sport is versatile and can be adapted to different environments and conditions. It may have specific rules or variations depending on whether it is played outdoors or indoors. Overall, this answer indicates that the sport is not limited to a specific setting and can be enjoyed in various locations.

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  • 10. 

    When did women basketball first started?

    • A.

      In 1892

    • B.

      In 1893

    • C.

      In 1894

    • D.

      In 1894

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1892
    Explanation
    Women's basketball first started in 1892.

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