How Well Do You Know Basketball History? Quiz!

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How Well Do You Know Basketball History? Quiz!

Basketball has been around for a long time and remains to this day one of the most popular team sports on the planet as we continue to watch men and women compete for supremacy – with the end goal of crowning the top teams in the world. Rome wasn’t built in a day, however, so today we’ll be seeing what you know about basketball’s humble beginnings and top moments throughout history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the first basketball game thought up?
    • A. 

      November 1905

    • B. 

      December 1891

    • C. 

      August 1899

    • D. 

      January 1913

  • 2. 
    The first game of basketball was played in what college?
  • 3. 
    Which Professor thought the game up?
    • A. 

      Dr. Jim Watkins

    • B. 

      Prof. Thomas Berkely

    • C. 

      Dr. James Naismith

    • D. 

      Prof. James Byers

  • 4. 
    The first women’s collegiate basketball game was played on March 21 of what year?
    • A. 

      1899

    • B. 

      1892

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      1901

    • E. 

      1893

  • 5. 
    The first pro league, the National Basketball League, was formed in________?
  • 6. 
    Basketball was originally played with a______
    • A. 

      Basketball

    • B. 

      Football

    • C. 

      Baseball

    • D. 

      "Pigskin"

    • E. 

      Soccer Ball

  • 7. 
    The Basketball Hall of Fame was started in what year?
    • A. 

      1959

    • B. 

      1949

    • C. 

      1969

    • D. 

      1939

    • E. 

      1979

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Thomas Pridely

    • B. 

      Gerald Finmore

    • C. 

      Tony Hinkle

    • D. 

      Beril "Gin" Sein

  • 9. 
    On February 9,______  the first intercollegiate 5-on-5 game was played.
    • A. 

      1903

    • B. 

      1895

    • C. 

      1912

    • D. 

      1923

  • 10. 
    The first intercollegiate 5-on-5 game was played at what University?
    • A. 

      Michigan

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania

    • C. 

      Hamline

    • D. 

      Arizona

  • 11. 
      New York Renaissance Five("Rens")  and The Harlem Globetrotters Were know specifically for what?
    • A. 

      They were both the first all-white team.

    • B. 

      They were the first two teams to trade players.

    • C. 

      They were the first all-Afro-American team.

    • D. 

      They were the first to play against each other.

  • 12. 
    What is depicted in this Picture?
    • A. 

      Olympic games Munich 1972

    • B. 

      Olympic games Munich 1975

    • C. 

      Olympic games Munich 1956

    • D. 

      Olympic games Munich 1987

    • E. 

      Olympic games Munich 1988

  • 13. 
    The three-point arch is about how far away from the basket?
    • A. 

      6 m

    • B. 

      6.25 m

    • C. 

      6.5 m

    • D. 

      6.75 m

    • E. 

      7 m

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Technical Foul

    • B. 

      Traveling

    • C. 

      Personal Foul