The Candid Test On Bowling Lesson 6

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The Candid Test On Bowling Lesson 6 - Quiz

There are some people who are so good at bowling such that they rarely loose to other people and if you want to play n the big league the lessons we undertake will get you there. Take up this candid test on bowling from lesson six and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where should you aim when attempting to pick up the #10 pin?

    • A.

      A. directly opposite the pin

    • B.

      B. to the left of center

    • C.

      C. in the center of the approach

    • D.

      D. facing the third arrow on the right

    Correct Answer
    D. D. facing the third arrow on the right
    Explanation
    When attempting to pick up the #10 pin in bowling, aiming towards the third arrow on the right is the correct approach. This is because the third arrow on the right is a common target for bowlers to aim at, as it helps them angle the ball towards the #10 pin. By aiming at this arrow, the bowler can increase their chances of hitting the pin accurately and knocking it down.

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  • 2. 

    The following spare is called a "sleeper":

    • A.

      A. 2-8

    • B.

      B. 4-8

    • C.

      C. 3-4

    • D.

      D. 1-2

    Correct Answer
    A. A. 2-8
    Explanation
    A "sleeper" in this context refers to a train car or compartment that is specifically designed for passengers to sleep in. The answer choice a, 2-8, indicates that this particular spare is a sleeper.

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  • 3. 

    The name "sleeper" means

    • A.

      A. three pins are left

    • B.

      B. one pin is hidden directly behind another pin

    • C.

      C. one half of the pins are left

    • D.

      D. two pins are left, one in the middle and one to the side

    Correct Answer
    B. B. one pin is hidden directly behind another pin
    Explanation
    The term "sleeper" refers to a situation where one pin is hidden directly behind another pin. This means that when you look at the pins from a certain angle, it appears as if there is only one pin, while in reality, there are two pins stacked on top of each other. This term is commonly used in bowling to describe a specific pin arrangement.

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  • 4. 

    A ball which curves or "fades away" to the right for a right-handed bowler is called

    • A.

      A. a curve ball

    • B.

      B. a hook ball

    • C.

      C. a backup ball or reverse hook

    • D.

      D. a straight ball

    Correct Answer
    C. C. a backup ball or reverse hook
    Explanation
    A ball that curves or "fades away" to the right for a right-handed bowler is called a backup ball or reverse hook. This type of ball motion is achieved by releasing the ball with a rotation that causes it to initially move straight and then curve back towards the right. This can be a challenging shot to execute effectively, but it can be useful in certain situations when the lane conditions require a different angle of attack.

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  • 5. 

    In spot bowling, the target arrow to watch

    • A.

      A. never changes

    • B.

      B. is at the far end of the alley

    • C.

      C. is an arrow approximately 16 feet from the foul line

    • D.

      D. is on the ball

    Correct Answer
    C. C. is an arrow approximately 16 feet from the foul line
    Explanation
    In spot bowling, the target arrow to watch is an arrow approximately 16 feet from the foul line. This means that bowlers should aim for this specific arrow when releasing the ball. The arrow serves as a guide to help bowlers consistently hit the desired spot on the lane, increasing their chances of hitting the pins accurately. By focusing on this arrow, bowlers can adjust their aim and improve their overall performance in the game.

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  • 6. 

    The reason for advocating that you use the spot method of aiming is

    • A.

      A. All of these

    • B.

      B. that it is highly recommended by the experts

    • C.

      C. that the target is so much closer than the pins

    • D.

      D. reliable statistics

    Correct Answer
    A. A. All of these
    Explanation
    The spot method of aiming is advocated because it is highly recommended by the experts, the target is closer than the pins, and there are reliable statistics supporting its effectiveness. This means that using the spot method of aiming is a comprehensive approach that takes into account expert recommendations, the proximity of the target, and evidence-based data, making it a reliable and effective method.

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  • 7. 

    All of the pin numbers contacted by the ball on a perfect 1-3 pocket hit would be

    • A.

      A. 1-3-5-8-9

    • B.

      B. 1-3-5-8

    • C.

      C. 1-3-5-9

    • D.

      D. 1-2-6-10

    Correct Answer
    C. C. 1-3-5-9
    Explanation
    When a bowling ball hits the pins in the 1-3 pocket, it means that the ball hits the 1, 3, 5, and 9 pins. The 1-3 pocket is located on the right side of the headpin (pin number 1) for a right-handed bowler. Therefore, the correct answer is c. 1-3-5-9.

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  • 8. 

    A situation occurs where pins were left standing after two balls have been delivered. What is this called?

    • A.

      A. a split

    • B.

      B. a miss

    • C.

      C. a cherry

    • D.

      D. a sweeper

    Correct Answer
    A. A. a split
    Explanation
    A split refers to a situation in bowling where some pins are left standing after two balls have been delivered. It occurs when the headpin is knocked down but there is a gap between the remaining pins, making it difficult to knock them all down with a single shot.

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  • 9. 

    After the first ball, two pins remain standing with no intermediate pins in front or between them. (The head pin is down.) What is this called?

    • A.

      A. a cherry

    • B.

      B. a sweeper

    • C.

      C. an error

    • D.

      D. a split

    Correct Answer
    D. D. a split
    Explanation
    A split refers to a situation in bowling where after the first ball, two pins are left standing with no other pins in front or between them. In this case, the head pin is already knocked down. This term is commonly used in bowling to describe a challenging situation where the remaining pins are difficult to knock down due to their positioning.

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  • 10. 

    The pins remaining after the first ball is rolled in a frame are called

    • A.

      A. cherry

    • B.

      B. dead wood

    • C.

      C. leave

    • D.

      D. bucket

    Correct Answer
    C. C. leave
    Explanation
    The term "leave" refers to the pins that are left standing after the first ball is rolled in a frame. This term is commonly used in bowling to describe the pins that were not knocked down with the first ball. "Cherry" and "bucket" are not commonly used terms in bowling to describe the remaining pins, and "dead wood" refers to pins that have fallen but are still on the lane and need to be cleared.

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  • 11. 

    The symbol for a split is

    • A.

      A. "“

    • B.

      B. x

    • C.

      C. O

    • D.

      D. /

    Correct Answer
    C. C. O
    Explanation
    The symbol for a split is represented by the letter "O". This symbol is commonly used to indicate a division or separation of something into two or more parts. It is often used in programming or computer science to represent the splitting of strings or arrays. The circular shape of the "O" symbol visually suggests the concept of splitting or dividing, making it an appropriate choice for this purpose.

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  • 12. 

    The symbol for a miss is

    • A.

      A. "“

    • B.

      B. /

    • C.

      C. O

    • D.

      D. x

    Correct Answer
    A. A. "“
    Explanation
    The symbol for a miss is a double quotation mark ("). This symbol is commonly used to indicate a miss or failure in various contexts, such as in computer programming or in sports. It is often used to represent an unsuccessful attempt or a lack of success in achieving a goal or target. The double quotation mark is a widely recognized symbol for indicating a miss or failure, making option a the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is true if a "foul" occurs?

    • A.

      A. Nothing happens

    • B.

      B. The ball does not return

    • C.

      C. The pins fall down.

    • D.

      D. A buzzer sounds or a light comes on or both

    Correct Answer
    D. D. A buzzer sounds or a light comes on or both
    Explanation
    If a "foul" occurs in a game, it means that the player has violated a rule or crossed a boundary. In such a case, it is common for a buzzer to sound or a light to come on or both. This serves as a signal to indicate that a foul has taken place, alerting both the player and the officials of the violation.

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  • 14. 

    Using actual scores without handicaps is called

    • A.

      A. scratch

    • B.

      B. split

    • C.

      C. steal

    • D.

      D. spare

    Correct Answer
    A. A. scratch
    Explanation
    Using actual scores without handicaps is called "scratch". This means that the scores are calculated without any adjustments or allowances made for differences in skill levels or abilities. It is the purest form of scoring, where each player's score is based solely on their own performance without any additional advantages or disadvantages.

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  • 15. 

    The space between the 1 and 3 pins for a right-handed bowler is called

    • A.

      A. cherry

    • B.

      B. pocket

    • C.

      C. frame

    Correct Answer
    B. B. pocket
    Explanation
    The space between the 1 and 3 pins for a right-handed bowler is called the "pocket." This is the ideal spot for the ball to hit in order to maximize the chances of knocking down all the pins. Hitting the pocket results in a better chance of getting a strike or spare, as it allows the pins to scatter and increase the likelihood of knocking down more pins.

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  • 16. 

    All pins down on the first ball constitutes a

    • A.

      A. spare

    • B.

      B. strike

    • C.

      C. back up

    • D.

      D. cherry.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. strike
    Explanation
    When all the pins are knocked down on the first ball, it is called a strike. In bowling, a strike is when all ten pins are knocked down in one throw. It is considered a significant achievement because it results in a higher score and allows the player to earn bonus points. A strike is symbolized by an "X" on the scorecard.

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  • 17. 

    Score the first three frames

    • A.

      A. 49

    • B.

      B. 45

    Correct Answer
    B. B. 45
    Explanation
    To score the first three frames of a bowling game, we add up the total number of pins knocked down in each frame. In this case, the correct answer is b) 45. This means that in the first frame, the player knocked down 4 pins, in the second frame they knocked down 5 pins, and in the third frame they knocked down 6 pins. Adding these numbers together gives us a total score of 45 for the first three frames.

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  • 18. 

    The object is to hit the 1-3 pocket

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    The statement "The object is to hit the 1-3 pocket" is true. In billiards or pool, the 1-3 pocket refers to a specific area of the table where the balls are intended to be pocketed. The objective of the game is to strategically hit the balls in a way that they end up in the designated pockets, and hitting the 1-3 pocket is one of the possible ways to score points.

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  • 19. 

    As a general rule, roll spares at cross angles.

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    Rolling spares at cross angles is a general rule in bowling. When a spare is left, it means that not all the pins were knocked down in the first attempt. To increase the chances of knocking down the remaining pins, it is recommended to aim for the spare by rolling the ball at an angle across the lane. This helps to create a better angle of entry for the ball, increasing the likelihood of hitting the remaining pins and converting the spare. Therefore, the statement that "roll spares at cross angles" is true.

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  • 20. 

    Taps are usually the result of poor ball action

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    B. B. false
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Taps are not usually the result of poor ball action. Taps occur in bowling when the ball hits the pins in a way that causes them to bounce off each other instead of falling down. This can happen due to various factors such as the angle of impact, the speed of the ball, or the positioning of the pins. It is not necessarily related to poor ball action, as even a well-executed shot can result in a tap.

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  • 21. 

    On a perfect hit, the ball only contacts 4 pins

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    In bowling, there are a total of 10 pins arranged in a triangular formation. When a ball is thrown perfectly, it only hits the headpin, which is the first pin in the formation, and then causes a chain reaction where the headpin knocks down the pins on either side. This means that on a perfect hit, only 4 pins are contacted, leaving the remaining 6 pins untouched. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 22. 

    Most expert bowlers use the pins as their point of aim.

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    B. B. false
    Explanation
    Most expert bowlers do not use the pins as their point of aim. Instead, they focus on a specific spot on the lane called the "target" or "breakpoint" where they want the ball to hit. By aiming for the target rather than the pins, bowlers can adjust their shots to account for lane conditions and increase their chances of getting strikes or spares. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 23. 

    Target arrows are the all-important "spots" in the spot bowling technique

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    The statement is true. In spot bowling, the target arrows play a crucial role. Spot bowling is a technique used in bowling where the bowler aims to hit a specific spot on the lane, usually marked by a set of arrows. These arrows help the bowler to align their shot and adjust their aim accordingly. By focusing on hitting the target arrows consistently, bowlers can improve their accuracy and increase their chances of hitting the desired spot on the lane. Therefore, target arrows are indeed the all-important "spots" in the spot bowling technique.

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  • 24. 

    To pick up the 7 pin, a bowler should move the starting position slightly right and the point of aim to the left

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    To pick up the 7 pin, a bowler should move the starting position slightly right and the point of aim to the left. This is because the 7 pin is positioned on the right side of the lane, so moving the starting position slightly right allows the bowler to have a better angle of approach towards the 7 pin. Additionally, aiming to the left compensates for the lane's oil pattern, which tends to make the ball curve towards the right. By aiming to the left, the ball will curve back towards the right and have a higher chance of hitting the 7 pin. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 25. 

    Most expert bowlers spot bowl the first ball and pin bowl the second ball

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    B. B. false
    Explanation
    The statement is false because most expert bowlers actually pin bowl the first ball and spot bowl the second ball. This is because pin bowling requires more accuracy and precision, so expert bowlers usually reserve it for their first throw. Spot bowling, on the other hand, involves aiming for a specific spot on the lane and is commonly used for the second throw to adjust for any missed pins from the first throw.

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  • 26. 

    To pick up the 6 and 10 pins, a bowler releases the ball from the right side of the alley.

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    B. B. false
    Explanation
    The statement is false because to pick up the 6 and 10 pins, a bowler would release the ball from the left side of the alley.

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  • 27. 

    To pick up a right-side spare, the delivery should be made from the left side

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    To pick up a right-side spare, the delivery should be made from the left side. This statement is true because when attempting to pick up a right-side spare in bowling, the ball needs to be thrown from the left side of the lane. This is because the ball's natural curve, known as the hook, will cause it to swing towards the right side of the lane and hit the pins at the correct angle to knock down the spare. Throwing the ball from the right side would result in the ball curving away from the spare, making it more difficult to pick up.

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  • 28. 

    A "split" is a leave of two or more pins with the head pin down and a gap of at least one pin between any other two pins

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    A "split" refers to a situation in bowling where two or more pins are left standing with the head pin down and there is a gap of at least one pin between any other two pins. This statement accurately describes the definition of a split, making the answer true.

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  • 29. 

    The reverse hook or back up delivery is not recommended because of the unnatural position at release and the difficulty of controlling it

    • A.

      A. true

    • B.

      B. false

    Correct Answer
    A. A. true
    Explanation
    The reverse hook or back up delivery is not recommended because it puts the bowler in an unnatural position at release and makes it difficult to control the ball. This means that the ball may not follow the desired trajectory and may not hit the intended target accurately. Therefore, it is true that the reverse hook or back up delivery is not recommended.

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