Soccer Test Grade 8

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 495

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8th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

Soccer is played by over 200 countries in the world. Did you know that soccer is actually known as football in most countries? Take the simple quiz below to test your knowledge of this sport from the previous classes we have had. All the best and ensure you are ready for practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When the attacking team shoots on goal and the goalkeeper makes the save, deflecting the ball over the crossbar, what is the restart?   
    • A. 

      Corner kick for the defending team

    • B. 

      Goal kick for the defending team

    • C. 

      Corner kick for the attacking team

    • D. 

      Goal Kick for the attacking team

    • E. 

      Penalty kick

  • 2. 
    When the attacking team kicks the ball out over the opponents goal line (not in the goal), what is the call?
    • A. 

      Corner kick for the attacking team

    • B. 

      Goal Kick for the attacking team

    • C. 

      Corner kick for the defending team

    • D. 

      Goal kick for the defending team

  • 3. 
    What is the call when the ball is kicked over the touch line (side line)?
    • A. 

      Corner kick

    • B. 

      Goal kick

    • C. 

      Throw in for the team that kicked the ball out

    • D. 

      Throw in for the team that didn't kick the ball out

  • 4. 
    If a player on the blue team kicks the ball and it hits a player on the red team then goes out over the touch line (side line), who throws the ball back in?
    • A. 

      The red team throws the ball in because a blue player kicked the ball before it went out.

    • B. 

      The blue team throws the ball in because the red player touched the ball last before it went out

    • C. 

      No-one throws it in because both teams touched the ball. The referee calls a drop ball.

    • D. 

      The referee throws the ball back in.

  • 5. 
    When is a ball out of play?
    • A. 

      When any part of the ball is over the end line or side line.

    • B. 

      When the entire ball is over the entire end line or side line

    • C. 

      When any part of the ball is touching the end line or side line

    • D. 

      When the ball is rolling along the line.

  • 6. 
    Can a ball be scored directly from a corner kick?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Can a goal be scored directly from a goal kick?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Can a goal be scored directly from a throw in?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    How is the game started at the beginning of the game?
    • A. 

      Goal kick

    • B. 

      Corner kick

    • C. 

      Throw in

    • D. 

      Kick off by the team that won the coin toss (or rock, scissors, paper)

    • E. 

      Drop Ball

  • 10. 
    How is the game restarted at the beginning of the second half, after the half time break?
    • A. 

      Goal kick

    • B. 

      Throw in

    • C. 

      Corner kick

    • D. 

      Kick off by the team that lost the coin toss at the beginning of the game

  • 11. 
    Can a player throw the ball in and then run onto the field and kick the ball?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only if a player on his own team touches the ball before he kicks it

    • D. 

      Only if a player on either team touches the ball before he kicks it.

  • 12. 
    Can a player jump when taking a throw in?
    • A. 

      No, part of both feet must stay on the ground

    • B. 

      Yes, as long as he doesn't go over the line

    • C. 

      Yes, because it helps to throw the ball higher when he jumps

    • D. 

      Yes, because the rules say that he can jump

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are required for a proper throw in
    • A. 

      Part of both feet must stay on the ground

    • B. 

      The ball must be thrown from behind and over the head

    • C. 

      The ball must be thrown in the direction the player is facing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Can a player be standing on the field when he takes a throw in?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No, part of both feet must be on or behind the line

  • 15. 
    Where do the players have to be at the kickoff?
    • A. 

      Anywhere on the field, as long as they are watching the referee

    • B. 

      Lined up on the half way line

    • C. 

      In their own half of the field

    • D. 

      Half the players have to be at the half way line and the rest in the goal area.

  • 16. 
    Each team may have ______ players including a goalie on the field playing at a time.
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      11

  • 17. 
    To shoot the ball, players should point their toes to the ground and kick the ball with the laces. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If an offensive player is fouled in the penalty area, the result is a _________kick. 
    • A. 

      Corner

    • B. 

      Direct

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Penalty

  • 19. 
    True or False: A player is allowed to kick, trip, jump at, charge, strike, push, hold, or spit at an opponent.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    It is best to pass with which part of the foot?
    • A. 

      Outside

    • B. 

      Top

    • C. 

      Inside

    • D. 

      Bottom

    • E. 

      Laces of the boot

  • 21. 
    True or False: If the ball is kicked into the air, a player is allowed to use their hand to knock the ball back down to the ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    According to FIFA, a player that receives a _________ card is ejected from the game. 
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Red

  • 23. 
    If a player intentionally plays the ball with his/her elbow, what is the correct call?
    • A. 

      Nothing (play on) since it wasn't touched with the hand

    • B. 

      Direct free kick for the other team

    • C. 

      Indirect free kick for the other team

  • 24. 
    How is a direct free kick different from an indirect free kick
    • A. 

      A direct free kick can go directly into the goal, while an indirect free kick must touch at least two players before a goal can be scored.

    • B. 

      A direct free kick must go in the direction of the goal while an indirect free kick may be kicked anywhere.

    • C. 

      An indirect free kick can go directly into the goal, while a direct free kick must touch at least two players before a goal can be scored.

  • 25. 
    If during a corner kick, the ball goes out of bounds in the air, but then curves back and lands in the field of play, it is a goal kick for the defending team.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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