Bowling Lesson 5

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  • 1. 
    Bowling's place of origin in Europe appears to have been in what is now
    • A. 

      A. Italy

    • B. 

      B. Russia

    • C. 

      C. Germany

    • D. 

      D. France.

  • 2. 
    Bowling at pins originated in a religious ceremony in cathedrals in
    • A. 

      A. Italy

    • B. 

      B. Germany

    • C. 

      C. France

    • D. 

      D. Russia

  • 3. 
    Bowling on ice (curling) became very popular in countries with severe winters and is still played today in
    • A. 

      A. Northern United States

    • B. 

      B. Scotland

    • C. 

      C. Canada

    • D. 

      D. All of these

  • 4. 
    In America, the early __________ settlers brought the game of ninepins to Manhattan Island in 1626
    • A. 

      A. French

    • B. 

      B. Dutch

    • C. 

      C. Danish

    • D. 

      D. Germans

  • 5. 
    To find the place to stand on the lane,
    • A. 

      A. line up your left shoulder.

    • B. 

      B. line up your right shoulder with the second arrow from the right side of the line

    • C. 

      C. always stand in the middle

    • D. 

      D. stand anyplace you want to

  • 6. 
    To start the approach, hold the ball
    • A. 

      A. at shoulder height

    • B. 

      B. waist high to the right side, in front of your body

    • C. 

      C. at eye level

    • D. 

      D. straight down by your side

  • 7. 
    When taking the second step in the approach, what happens with the ball?
    • A. 

      A. The ball is lifted up to chin level

    • B. 

      B. The ball begins the downward arc

    • C. 

      C. The ball is pushed forward

    • D. 

      D. The balls rests on the right hip

  • 8. 
    On the second step,
    • A. 

      A. use the left arm for power

    • B. 

      B. use the left arm for speed

    • C. 

      C. keep both hands on the ball

    • D. 

      D. extend the left arm to the side for balance

  • 9. 
    What clothing equipment is required in all bowling establishments?
    • A. 

      A. glasses

    • B. 

      C. hats or caps

    • C. 

      B. socks

    • D. 

      D. shoes

  • 10. 
    Which grip is recommended for beginner bowlers?
    • A. 

      A. thumb grip

    • B. 

      B. conventional

    • C. 

      C. fingertip

    • D. 

      D. semi-fingertip

  • 11. 
    Most men will select a bowling ball that weighs
    • A. 

      A. 18 to 20 lbs

    • B. 

      B. 14 to 16 lbs

    • C. 

      C. 12 to 14 lbs

    • D. 

      D. 16 to 18 lbs

  • 12. 
    Most women will select a bowling ball that weighs
    • A. 

      A. 10 to 12 lbs

    • B. 

      B. 12 to 14 lbs

    • C. 

      C. 8 to 14 lbs

    • D. 

      D. 8 to 10 lbs

  • 13. 
    When we refer to the "span" of the ball, we are referring to
    • A. 

      A. the types of grip used

    • B. 

      B. the distance between the thumb hole and finger holes

    • C. 

      C. the angle at which the holes are drilled

    • D. 

      D. the distance between the middle and ring fingers

  • 14. 
    Select the following statement which best describes the finger position for the conventional grip.
    • A. 

      A. Fingers are inserted to first joint only

    • B. 

      B. Fingers are inserted to mid-way between the first and second joint

    • C. 

      C. Fingers are inserted to third joint only

    • D. 

      D. The second and third fingers are inserted as far as second joint

  • 15. 
    The main object of the game of bowling is to knock down as many pins as possible in
    • A. 

      A. 11 frames

    • B. 

      B. 9 frames

    • C. 

      C. 12 frames

    • D. 

      D. 10 frames

  • 16. 
    What organization was founded in 1958 to promote the best in bowling performance?
    • A. 

      A. Women's International Bowling Congress

    • B. 

      B. Professional Bowler's Association

    • C. 

      C. Federation Internationale des Quilleurs

    • D. 

      D. National Bowling Council

  • 17. 
    In Chapter 5, "drifting" refers to
    • A. 

      A. swinging too hard

    • B. 

      B. not walking a straight line

    • C. 

      C. having a short follow-through

    • D. 

      D. using either arm to bowl

  • 18. 
    In Chapter 5, "lofting" the ball refers to
    • A. 

      A. throwing the ball several feet beyond the foul line

    • B. 

      B. rolling the ball fast

    • C. 

      C. having a short back swing

    • D. 

      D. throwing the ball with both hands

  • 19. 
    Picking up the ball with the fingers in the holes is fatiguing and puts strain on the
    • A. 

      A. fingers

    • B. 

      B. fingers and arm

    • C. 

      C. arm

    • D. 

      D. elbow

  • 20. 
    The Young American Bowling Alliance was originally know as the
    • A. 

      A. Youth Bowling Association (YBA)

    • B. 

      B. American Youth Bowling Congress (AYBC)

    • C. 

      C. American Junior Bowling Association (AJBA)

    • D. 

      D. American Junior Bowling Congress (AJBC)

  • 21. 
    When concentrating on the four-step approach, keep in mind that
    • A. 

      A. speed is not the essential factor

    • B. 

      B. you should not charge toward the foul line

    • C. 

      C. you should prepare to "roll" the ball instead of "throw" it

    • D. 

      D. All of these

  • 22. 
    Slowing down the approach is a single remedy for
    • A. 

      A. dropping the ball

    • B. 

      B. charging the foul line

    • C. 

      C. All of these

    • D. 

      D. slipping at the foul line

  • 23. 
    The first step to approach
    • A. 

      A. should occur simultaneously with the forward pushing motion of the ball

    • B. 

      B. should be a small step with the left foot

    • C. 

      C. should occur simultaneously with the downswing of the ball

    • D. 

      D. should be a large step with the left foot

  • 24. 
    The second step of the approach
    • A. 

      A. is about the same length

    • B. 

      B. increases in length

    • C. 

      C. Length does not matter

    • D. 

      D. decreases in length

  • 25. 
    In order to throw a straight ball, the thumb should remain at __________ throughout the delivery
    • A. 

      A. 8 o'clock

    • B. 

      B. 1 o'clock

    • C. 

      C. 12 o'clock

    • D. 

      D. 10 o'clock

  • 26. 
    In order to throw a hook ball, the thumb should remain at __________ throughout the delivery
    • A. 

      A. 10 o'clock

    • B. 

      B. 12 o'clock

    • C. 

      C. 8 o'clock

    • D. 

      D. 1 o'clock

  • 27. 
    In order to throw a curve ball, the thumb should remain at __________ throughout the delivery
    • A. 

      A. 6 o'clock

    • B. 

      B. 1 o'clock

    • C. 

      C. 12 o'clock

    • D. 

      D. 8 o'clock

  • 28. 
    In Chapter 5, missing right of your spot means
    • A. 

      A. you need to swing easier

    • B. 

      B. not enough angle or the ball was released too soon

    • C. 

      C. you need to swing harder

    • D. 

      D. the ball was released too late.

  • 29. 
    The backswing should carry the ball
    • A. 

      A. to approximately shoulder height

    • B. 

      B. about the same height as the starting point of the push away and above shoulder height

    • C. 

      C. above shoulder height

    • D. 

      D. about the same height as the starting point of the push away

  • 30. 
    At the finish of the follow-through, the right hand should usually be
    • A. 

      A. about knee high to shoulder high

    • B. 

      B. well below knee height

    • C. 

      C. well above the head

    • D. 

      D. about shoulder high

  • 31. 
    Too high of a backswing is caused by
    • A. 

      A. being too relaxed

    • B. 

      B. loss of control

    • C. 

      C. approaching too slow to the foul line

    • D. 

      D. leaning too far forward at the waist

  • 32. 
    After the approach is completed, the ball is released
    • A. 

      A. in front of the sliding foot

    • B. 

      B. in front of the back foot

    • C. 

      C. out at your side

    • D. 

      D. in back of the foul line

  • 33. 
    The easiest way to slow down the approach is to shorten the first step
    • A. 

      A. true

    • B. 

      B. false

  • 34. 
    In the four-step approach, the ball is pushed away from the body on the second step
    • A. 

      A. true

    • B. 

      B. false

  • 35. 
    On the back swing, the arm should swing straight back close to the side
    • A. 

      A. true

    • B. 

      B. false

  • 36. 
    On the third step of the approach, keep the shoulders and trunk facing the target
    • A. 

      A. true

    • B. 

      B. false

  • 37. 
    In using the four-step approach, a bowler starts with the right foot
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. false

  • 38. 
    In delivering the ball, a bowler should feel the thumb release first and then the fingers
    • A. 

      A. true

    • B. 

      B. false

  • 39. 
    On the follow-through, the eyes should focus on the target
    • A. 

      A. false

    • B. 

      B. true

  • 40. 
    Most experts have a short release and no pose with their follow-through
    • A. 

      A. true

    • B. 

      B. false