Informative Quiz On Bowling Exam

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Bowling has become one of the ways through which families and friends catch up in many countries. How knowledgeable are you about the rules of this game and what is expected of a player. Take up this informative quiz on bowling before the exam and get to know more. All the best!


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  • 1. 

    American bowling  Congress, the mens organization, which controls competitive play and competitive play and promotes tourneys. 

    Explanation
    ABC stands for American Bowling Congress, which is the men's organization that governs and promotes competitive bowling tournaments.

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  • 2. 

    Term for the bowling house or for just the lane.

    Explanation
    The term "alley" refers to the bowling house or just the lane. It is commonly used to describe the area where bowling takes place, which includes the lane, pins, and other necessary equipment. The word "alley" has been historically used to describe narrow passageways or streets, and in the context of bowling, it represents the narrow lane where the ball is rolled towards the pins.

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  • 3. 

    Last and best-under-stress bowler on the team.

    Explanation
    The term "anchor" refers to the last and best-under-stress bowler on a team. In bowling, the anchor is typically the final player to bowl in a game, and they are relied upon to perform well under pressure. They often have the responsibility of securing the win for their team by delivering crucial strikes or spares in the final frames. The anchor is considered to be a key player who can handle the pressure and make a significant impact on the team's success.

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  • 4. 

    The area on front of the foul line on which the bowler stands to make delivery.

    Explanation
    The term "approach" in bowling refers to the area on the front of the foul line where the bowler stands to make their delivery. This is the space where the bowler takes their steps and builds momentum before releasing the ball towards the pins. The approach is an important part of the bowling technique as it allows the bowler to generate power and accuracy in their delivery.

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  • 5. 

    A 3-10 or 2-7 leave after first ball of frame. 

    Explanation
    A "baby split" refers to a specific type of pin arrangement in bowling where only two pins are left standing after the first ball of a frame. This can occur either with a 3-10 or a 2-7 pin leave. The term "baby split" is used to indicate that it is a relatively easier spare to pick up compared to other split combinations, as the two pins are closer to each other.

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  • 6. 

    The 4-7-6-10 split.

    Explanation
    The 4-7-6-10 split is a challenging bowling spare to pick up. It occurs when the bowler leaves the 4-7-6-10 pins standing after their first ball. The 4-7-6-10 split is considered difficult because it requires the bowler to hit the 4 and 7 pins on one side and the 6 and 10 pins on the other side simultaneously. It requires precision and accuracy to successfully convert this split into a spare.

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  • 7. 

    A score given a team for an absent bowler.

  • 8. 

    Failure to pick up a possible spare.

    Explanation
    The given answer options "Blow, Error, Miss, Open" all represent different ways of describing a failure to pick up a possible spare in a game or activity. "Blow" suggests a mistake or failure, "Error" implies a mistake or miscalculation, "Miss" indicates a failure to hit the target or achieve the desired outcome, and "Open" suggests a failure to close or complete a task. Therefore, any of these options can be used to explain a failure to pick up a possible spare.

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  • 9. 

    The distance between the two finger holes on the ball.

    Explanation
    The term "bridge" refers to the distance between the two finger holes on a ball. This is an important measurement in bowling, as it determines how comfortably the ball can be held and released by the bowler. A proper bridge allows for a secure grip and better control over the ball during delivery.

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  • 10. 

    Ball hitting to the left of a headpin for right-hander.

    Explanation
    When a right-handed bowler throws a ball that hits to the left of the headpin, it is known as a Brooklyn shot. This occurs when the ball crosses over the headpin and hits the pins on the opposite side. It is an uncommon shot and often happens when the bowler releases the ball with too much spin or if there is a significant amount of oil on the lane. The term "Brooklyn" is used because it originated in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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  • 11. 

    Bowling Proprietors' Association, lane owners.

    Explanation
    The given answer, BPA, stands for Bowling Proprietors' Association, which refers to the organization representing the owners of bowling lanes. This association is responsible for promoting and supporting the interests of bowling lane owners, providing resources and assistance to help them run their businesses effectively.

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  • 12. 

    The 2-4-5-8 or 3-5-6-9 leaves.

  • 13. 

    To pick off one pin on a two pin spare.

  • 14. 

    To pick off one pin on a three or four pin stand; also may be used to mean cherry.

    Explanation
    The term "chop" is used in bowling to refer to picking off one pin from a three or four pin stand. It can also be used to mean picking off the single pin that is left standing after knocking down the rest of the pins, which is often referred to as a "cherry".

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  • 15. 

    The number of pins knocked down with first ball.

    Explanation
    The question is asking for the number of pins knocked down with the first ball. The answer is "Count", which suggests that we should count the number of pins knocked down.

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  • 16. 

    Bowling from the corner and crossing the center of the alley.

    Explanation
    The term "cross alley" refers to the act of bowling from one corner of the alley and aiming to hit the pins in the center. This technique involves strategically targeting the pins by curving the ball across the width of the alley. By doing so, the bowler increases the chances of hitting the pins and achieving a higher score.

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  • 17. 

    A ball that begins to make a large arc to the left the moment it is thrown.

    Explanation
    The term "curve" accurately describes the ball's trajectory as it starts to make a large arc to the left immediately after being thrown. A curve refers to a path that deviates from a straight line, and in this case, the ball's movement deviates to the left, indicating a curve.

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  • 18. 

    A ball that results in little pin action.

    Explanation
    A dead ball refers to a ball that does not have much pin action. This means that when the ball hits the pins, it does not cause them to scatter or knock down many pins. Instead, the ball may simply roll straight through the pins without much movement or impact. This lack of pin action can result in a lower score for the bowler, as fewer pins are knocked down.

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  • 19. 

    PIns that have fallen on the first ball thrown.

    Explanation
    Dead wood refers to the pins that have fallen down after the first ball is thrown in a game of bowling. This term is used to describe the pins that are no longer standing and are considered to be out of play. The term "dead wood" is commonly used in bowling to differentiate between the pins that are still standing and the ones that have already been knocked down.

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  • 20. 

    Two strikes in a row.

    Explanation
    The term "double" is used in various contexts to indicate two of something. In this case, "two strikes in a row" suggests that the person has achieved a double strike. This could be in a game of bowling, where getting two strikes consecutively is considered a notable achievement. It could also refer to a situation in baseball, where a batter hits the ball twice in a row without the opposing team catching it. Overall, "double" accurately describes the scenario of two strikes occurring consecutively.

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  • 21. 

    A miniature bowling game, ball held in hands.

    Explanation
    Duck pins is the correct answer because it refers to a type of bowling game that uses shorter and fatter pins compared to traditional ten-pin bowling. In this miniature bowling game, the ball is held in hands and the objective is to knock down the duck pins.

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  • 22. 

    Alternate strikes and spares through a game.

  • 23. 

    A highly polished lane; straightens out the arc on a curve or hook delivery.

    Explanation
    The term "Fast Lane" refers to a highly polished lane in bowling. This polished lane helps to straighten out the arc on a curve or hook delivery. When a bowler releases the ball with a curve or hook, the ball tends to follow a curved path. However, on a highly polished lane, the ball loses some of its friction and is able to travel in a straighter line, reducing the amount of curve or hook. Therefore, the term "Fast Lane" accurately describes a lane that helps to straighten out the arc on a curve or hook delivery.

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  • 24. 

    Physically crossing the line dividing the lane bed and the approach.

  • 25. 

    A division of the game; each game has ten such scoring division.

    Explanation
    A frame is a division of the game in which players take turns to roll the ball and try to knock down the pins. Each game consists of ten frames, and the objective is to score as many points as possible by knocking down pins with each roll. The score for each frame is determined by the number of pins knocked down and any bonus points earned for strikes or spares.

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  • 26. 

    Hitting the head pin squarely on the nose on first throw. Also called on the button.

    Explanation
    A "full hit" or "high hit" refers to hitting the head pin directly in the center or "on the nose" with the first throw in bowling. This term is also known as "on the button."

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  • 27. 

    The 7-10 split.

  • 28. 

    A set of lanes with which a bowler has difficulty. 

    Explanation
    A graveyard is a place where people are buried, and it is commonly associated with death and loss. In the context of the question, a set of lanes with which a bowler has difficulty can be metaphorically referred to as a "graveyard." This suggests that the bowler struggles to perform well on those particular lanes, possibly experiencing a high number of unsuccessful attempts or low scores. The term "graveyard" emphasizes the challenging and unfavorable nature of these lanes for the bowler.

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  • 29. 

    A ball that goes into the gutter before it hits the pins.

    Explanation
    A gutterball refers to a ball in bowling that goes into the gutter before hitting any of the pins. It is considered a missed shot and does not score any points. The term "gutterball" is commonly used to describe this type of unsuccessful roll in bowling.

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  • 30. 

    A score adjustment used in competition to equalize the opportunity for opposing teams to win.

    Explanation
    A handicap is a score adjustment used in competition to equalize the opportunity for opposing teams to win. This means that teams or players who are considered stronger or have an advantage may have their score adjusted or be given a disadvantage, allowing weaker teams or players to have a fair chance of winning. The purpose of a handicap is to level the playing field and ensure that the outcome of the competition is fair and balanced.

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  • 31. 

    The pin numbered 1.

    Explanation
    The given answer "Head Pin" is correct because pin number 1 is typically referred to as the head pin. In a bowling game, the head pin is the pin that stands at the front of the triangular arrangement of pins. It is the most important pin as it serves as the primary target for the bowler to knock down in order to achieve a strike.

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  • 32. 

    A ball that veers sharply to the left just before reaching the pins for the right-hander.

    Explanation
    The term "hook" refers to the movement of a ball in bowling that curves sharply in one direction before reaching the pins. In this context, the ball veering sharply to the left just before reaching the pins indicates that it is exhibiting a hooking motion. This is a common technique used by right-handed bowlers to create a more favorable angle of entry into the pins and increase the chances of getting a strike.

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  • 33. 

    The bowling establishment or alley.

  • 34. 

    A German term for bowler; still in use.

    Explanation
    The German term "Kegler" refers to a bowler, specifically someone who plays the sport of bowling. The term is still in use today, indicating that it is a commonly recognized and accepted term for a bowler in the German language.

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  • 35. 

    A pin that rebounds off the sides of the end of the lane.

  • 36. 

    Began as 5 pin because of its center location and stirring ability. Some people refer to the headpin also as the king, because it is desirable to hot this pin for a strike.

    Explanation
    The term "King Pin" refers to the headpin in the game of bowling. The headpin is located in the center of the pin formation and has the ability to stir up the other pins when hit. It is considered desirable to hit the headpin in order to achieve a strike. Some people also refer to the headpin as the king due to its importance in the game.

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  • 37. 

    Area from foul line down to the pit.

    Explanation
    The term "lane bed" refers to the area of the bowling lane from the foul line down to the pit. This is the section where the ball travels after it is released by the bowler. It is important for the lane bed to be well-maintained and properly oiled to ensure a smooth and consistent playing surface. The condition of the lane bed can greatly impact the speed, spin, and trajectory of the bowling ball, ultimately affecting the bowler's performance.

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  • 38. 

    The first bowler on the team; most often the second high scorer of the team.

    Explanation
    The term "lead off" refers to the first bowler on a team in a bowling game. This person is usually the second highest scorer on the team. The explanation implies that the lead off bowler is not necessarily the highest scorer, but is typically the second best player.

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  • 39. 

    An organized group of bowling on a regular schedule.

    Explanation
    A league is an organized group of individuals who participate in a specific activity, in this case, bowling, on a regular schedule. They often compete against each other and follow a set of rules and regulations. Therefore, the term "league" accurately describes the given description of an organized group of bowling on a regular schedule.

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  • 40. 

    The pins still standing after the first ball.

    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the pins were not knocked down by the first ball thrown.

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  • 41. 

    The upward motion of the fingers at point of release.

  • 42. 

    To bowl a line is to bowl 10 frames.

  • 43. 

    Throwing a ball too far out on the alley

    Explanation
    Lofting refers to the act of throwing a ball too far out on the alley in bowling. When a bowler releases the ball with excessive loft, it travels too far down the lane before making contact with the pins. This can result in a lack of accuracy and control, as well as potential difficulty in achieving strikes or spares. Lofting is generally considered a mistake in bowling technique, as it can lead to inconsistent and unpredictable results.

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  • 44. 

    To get a strike or a spare.

  • 45. 

    A frame in which there is no mark, it is not always a miss because the leave may be a spilt.

    Explanation
    In the context of a frame in a game, when there is no mark on the scorecard, it does not necessarily mean that it is a miss. It could be a split, which refers to when the pins are left standing with a gap between them, making it more challenging to knock them down in a single throw. So, the absence of a mark in this situation indicates that the player did not manage to knock down all the pins but may have left them in a split formation.

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  • 46. 

    The 1-3-6-10 or 1-2-4-7 leave.

  • 47. 

    The reaction of one pin against another; the splash.

  • 48. 

    Place at the end of the lane bed in which pins fall and are reset.

    Explanation
    The term "pit" refers to the area at the end of the lane in a bowling alley where the pins fall and are reset. It is a depression in the floor that allows the pins to be collected and cleared away after each throw. This area is also where the pinsetter machine is located, which automatically resets the pins for the next player. The pit is an essential part of the bowling setup, ensuring that the game can continue smoothly and efficiently.

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  • 49. 

    The forward motion of the arms coordinated with the first step.

    Explanation
    The term "pushaway" refers to a technique used in bowling where the bowler pushes the ball away from their body during their approach. In this context, the explanation suggests that the forward motion of the arms was coordinated with the first step, indicating that the bowler executed a pushaway correctly. This implies that the bowler smoothly pushed the ball away from their body in sync with their first step, setting them up for a successful delivery.

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  • 50. 

    A split.

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