Basketball Rules And Terms Quiz

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Basketball Rules And Terms Quiz

It’s one of the world’s most popular team sports – basketball sees two groups of five attempt to get a ball into a hoop on the other side of the court without the opposition stopping them from doing so. Sounds fairly simple when you put it like that, doesn’t it? Let’s see how much more you can tell us about the rules of basketball as we take the following quiz! Good luck!


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

      Traveling

    • B. 

      Blocking foul

    • C. 

      Grabbing

    • D. 

      Elbowing

    • E. 

      Field goal

    • F. 

      Dangerous play

    • G. 

      Offsides

    • H. 

      Technical foul

    • I. 

      Lane violation

    • J. 

      Over the limit

    • K. 

      Pass interferance

    • L. 

      Charging

    • M. 

      Tackling

    • N. 

      Yellow card

  • 2. 
    A Blocking foul is:
    • 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 dead ball occurs after which of the following?
    • 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. 
    True or false: Incidental contact is a violation.
    • 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. 
    If a team commits more fouls then they are allowed per quarter or half, they are considered to be:
    • A. 

      Over the limit.

    • B. 

      In the bonus.

  • 16. 
    • 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. 
    True or false: there is a limit to how long a defensive player can be in the lane.
    • 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. 

      Pete Maravich

    • B. 

      Michael Jordon

    • C. 

      Dianna Taurasi

    • D. 

      Magic Johnson

    • E. 

      Wilt Chamberlin

    • F. 

      Who cares, they're all old