Basketball Rules And Terms Quiz!

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Basketball Rules And Terms Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Check all items below that are names of basketball violations.
    • A. 

      Traveling

    • B. 

      Blocking foul

    • C. 

      Grabbing

    • D. 

      Elbowing

    • E. 

      Field goal

    • F. 

      Unsportsman-like conduct

    • G. 

      Dangerous play

    • H. 

      Offsides

    • I. 

      Technical foul

    • J. 

      Lane violation

    • K. 

      Over the limit

    • L. 

      Pass interferance

    • M. 

      Charging

    • N. 

      Tackling

    • O. 

      Yellow card

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Preventing the ball from going in the basket.

    • B. 

      Using hands to stop an opponent.

    • C. 

      Getting in the other team's way to give your teammate space.

    • D. 

      The use of a defenderĀ“s body position to prevent an opponentĀ“s advance.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Running into a player that has possession of the ball.

    • B. 

      Running into a defender that has established position.

    • C. 

      Using arms to create space.

    • D. 

      Stepping into the free-throw lane before the ball hits the rim on a free throw attempt.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The clock runs out and the buzzer goes off.

    • B. 

      The referee blows the whistle.

    • C. 

      A basket is made.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    Not inbounding the ball quickly enough results in a:
    • A. 

      2-second violation.

    • B. 

      3-second violation.

    • C. 

      4-second violation.

    • D. 

      5-second violation.

  • 6. 
    Breaking a rule without fouling an opponent results in:
    • A. 

      A turnover.

    • B. 

      A technical foul.

  • 7. 
    An unguarded attempt to score from a line 15 feet from the basket in called:
    • A. 

      A 3-pointer.

    • B. 

      A field goal.

    • C. 

      A free throw.

  • 8. 
    A hand check is:
    • A. 

      A foul.

    • B. 

      Intermittently or continuously using one or both hands on an opposing player.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.

  • 9. 
    If two opposing players are possessing the ball simultaneously, the referee will call:
    • A. 

      A held ball (also called a jump ball).

    • B. 

      A turnover.

  • 10. 
    Using the hands to interfere with or limit an opponent's freedom of movement is called:
    • A. 

      Holding

    • B. 

      Grabbing

    • C. 

      Unnecessary Roughness

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Stepping into the lane too soon on a free-throw attempt is referred to as:
    • A. 

      A false start.

    • B. 

      A lane violation.

  • 13. 
    As soon as a ball is given to a free-throw shooter or a thrower on a throw-in, the play is considered to be:
    • A. 

      Dead.

    • B. 

      Live.

    • C. 

      Over.

  • 14. 
    One and one is:
    • A. 

      A shot that is worth only 1 point.

    • B. 

      A free-throw attempt awarded for certain violations that earns the shooter a 2nd attempt only if the first is successful.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Over the limit.

    • B. 

      In the bonus.

  • 16. 
    When the conditions described in the previous question happen, the other team would be considered to be:
    • A. 

      Over the limit.

    • B. 

      In the bonus.

  • 17. 
    The maximum number of consecutive seconds an offensive player can be in the paint is:
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Taking more than two steps without dribbling the ball is called:
    • A. 

      Traveling.

    • B. 

      A false start.

    • C. 

      Walking.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

  • 20. 
    Violations and misconduct that are detrimental to the game and penalized by free-throw opportunities are called:
    • A. 

      Aggressive fouls.

    • B. 

      Intentional fouls.

    • C. 

      Flagrant fouls.

    • D. 

      Technical fouls.

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      LeBron James

    • B. 

      Michael Jordon

    • C. 

      Dianna Taurasi

    • D. 

      Magic Johnson

    • E. 

      Wilt Chamberlin

    • F. 

      Mike, Stuart, and Tony

    • G. 

      Who cares, they're all old