Cricket Vocabulary And Terms! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How many runs are scored if a cricket fielder steps on the boundary with a ball in hand?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    If a cricket fielder steps on the boundary with a ball in hand, it is considered as a four. According to the rules of cricket, if a fielder makes contact with the boundary while holding the ball, it is considered as the ball crossing the boundary. This results in the batting team being awarded four runs.

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  • 2. 

    What must a fielder do to get a runner out in a game of cricket?

    • A.

      Tag The Bowler

    • B.

      Dislodge A Bail

    • C.

      Hit Another Player

    • D.

      Catch The Ball

    Correct Answer
    B. Dislodge A Bail
    Explanation
    To get a runner out in a game of cricket, a fielder must dislodge a bail. In cricket, the bails are small wooden pieces placed on top of the stumps at each end of the pitch. When a fielder knocks off one or both of the bails while the runner is out of their crease, the runner is considered to be out. This method of dismissal is known as being "run out" and is one of the ways a fielding team can get a batsman out in cricket.

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  • 3. 

    What does a cricket umpire tap to signal a player's leg bye?

    • A.

      Thigh

    • B.

      Foot

    • C.

      Knee

    • D.

      Elbow

    Correct Answer
    C. Knee
    Explanation
    A cricket umpire taps their knee to signal a player's leg bye. This is done to indicate that the batsman has not hit the ball with their bat, but instead the ball has been deflected off their body and they have scored a run. The knee tap is a clear and recognizable signal for both the players and spectators to understand the decision made by the umpire.

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  • 4. 

    What are the white lines used to mark a cricket pitch called?

    • A.

      Dugout

    • B.

      Pitches

    • C.

      Wickets

    • D.

      Creases

    Correct Answer
    D. Creases
    Explanation
    The white lines used to mark a cricket pitch are called creases. These lines are drawn at each end of the pitch and are used to determine the position of the batsman and the bowler during the game. The creases also help the umpires in making decisions such as run-outs and stumping.

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  • 5. 

    What is the central area of a cricket field called?

    • A.

      Bench

    • B.

      Lane

    • C.

      Outfield

    • D.

      Pitch

    Correct Answer
    D. Pitch
    Explanation
    The central area of a cricket field is called the pitch. It is a rectangular strip of ground where the bowler delivers the ball to the batsman. The pitch is prepared carefully to provide a fair playing surface for both batting and bowling teams. It is made of closely mown grass and can vary in characteristics, such as its hardness or moisture content, depending on the conditions of the game. The pitch plays a crucial role in determining the outcome of a cricket match, as its condition can affect the behavior of the ball and the strategies of the players.

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  • 6. 

    Off, middle and leg are names for what cricket items?

    • A.

      Players

    • B.

      Pitches

    • C.

      Wicket Stumps

    • D.

      Creases

    Correct Answer
    C. Wicket Stumps
    Explanation
    Off, middle, and leg are names for the different stumps that are part of the wicket in cricket. The wicket stumps consist of three wooden poles, and they are placed at each end of the pitch. The off stump is the one on the off side of the batsman, the middle stump is in the middle, and the leg stump is on the leg side. These stumps are used to determine if the batsman is out or not when the bowler hits them with the ball.

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  • 7. 

    How far must a cricket batter travel to score a run?

    • A.

      Half Pitch

    • B.

      Pitch Length

    • C.

      Half Field

    • D.

      Field Length

    Correct Answer
    B. Pitch Length
    Explanation
    A cricket batter must travel the pitch length to score a run. In cricket, the pitch is the rectangular area in the middle of the field where the bowler delivers the ball to the batsman. The batsman must run from one end of the pitch to the other to score a run. Therefore, the correct answer is "Pitch Length."

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  • 8. 

    How many batting team members take the field to start a cricket game?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Nine

    Correct Answer
    C. Two
    Explanation
    In a cricket game, two batting team members take the field to start the game. This is because in cricket, there are two batsmen on the field at any given time - one at each end of the pitch. They take turns facing the bowlers and scoring runs for their team. The other nine players in the batting team are waiting off the field for their turn to bat.

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  • 9. 

    In cricket, a run is scored when the batsmen runs between what?

    • A.

      The Wickets

    • B.

      The End Zones

    • C.

      The Goal Posts

    • D.

      The Popping Creases

    Correct Answer
    D. The Popping Creases
    Explanation
    In cricket, a run is scored when the batsmen runs between the popping creases. The popping creases are the lines marked on the pitch, in front of and behind the wicket, which the batsmen need to cross in order to score a run. The wickets, end zones, and goal posts are not relevant to scoring runs in cricket.

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  • 10. 

    How many players make up a regulation cricket team?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      Nine

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 11
    Explanation
    A regulation cricket team consists of 11 players. This is the standard number of players required to play a cricket match. Each team has 11 players, including batsmen, bowlers, and fielders, who play different roles in the game. Having 11 players ensures a fair and competitive match, as it allows for a balanced distribution of responsibilities and positions on the field.

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  • 11. 

    Off-spin and leg-spin refer to what type of cricket action?

    • A.

      Catching

    • B.

      Keeping

    • C.

      Bowling

    • D.

      Batting

    Correct Answer
    C. Bowling
    Explanation
    Off-spin and leg-spin refer to different types of bowling actions in cricket. These terms describe the spin that a bowler imparts on the ball while delivering it towards the batsman. Off-spin refers to a type of spin where the ball turns from the off side (right side for a right-handed batsman) to the leg side (left side for a right-handed batsman). Leg-spin, on the other hand, refers to a type of spin where the ball turns from the leg side to the off side. Both off-spin and leg-spin are important techniques used by bowlers to deceive the batsman and take wickets.

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  • 12. 

    Which cricket player wears a pair of webbed gloves?

    • A.

      Bowler

    • B.

      Fielder

    • C.

      Wicket Keeper

    • D.

      Batsman

    Correct Answer
    C. Wicket Keeper
    Explanation
    A wicket keeper in cricket wears a pair of webbed gloves. The webbing between the fingers of the gloves helps the wicket keeper to have a better grip on the ball while catching or stumping. The gloves also provide protection to the hands from the impact of the ball.

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  • 13. 

    In cricket, what is declared immediately upon an out?

    • A.

      Innings' End

    • B.

      Dead Ball

    • C.

      Jump Ball

    • D.

      Halftime

    Correct Answer
    B. Dead Ball
    Explanation
    In cricket, when a batsman is declared out, the umpire immediately declares a "Dead Ball". This means that the play is temporarily halted and no further action can be taken by the players. The dead ball is declared to ensure fairness and prevent any advantage being gained by either team due to the dismissal of a batsman. It allows for a fair restart of the game after an out has occurred.

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  • 14. 

    In cricket, what area lies opposite the off side?

    • A.

      Leg Side

    • B.

      Home Side

    • C.

      Away Side

    • D.

      On Side

    Correct Answer
    A. Leg Side
    Explanation
    In cricket, the area that lies opposite the off side is called the leg side. The off side refers to the area on the right-hand side of a right-handed batsman, while the leg side refers to the area on the left-hand side. This division helps to define the playing field and the different areas where the ball can be hit or bowled.

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  • 15. 

    A rained-out one-day cricket game with a tie score is declared what?

    • A.

      Wash Out

    • B.

      Do-Over

    • C.

      Bye

    • D.

      No-Result

    Correct Answer
    D. No-Result
    Explanation
    In the context of a rained-out one-day cricket game with a tie score, the term "No-Result" is used to declare the outcome. This means that due to the game being interrupted by rain and unable to continue, there is no final result or winner determined. The match is considered inconclusive and does not count towards the teams' records or statistics.

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  • 16. 

    In cricket, what is the meaning of the acronym LBW?

    • A.

      Leg Before Wicket

    • B.

      Left Ball Wicket

    • C.

      Leeds Bypass Wicket

    • D.

      Long Broken Wicket

    Correct Answer
    A. Leg Before Wicket
    Explanation
    LBW stands for Leg Before Wicket in cricket. When a batsman's leg obstructs the path of the ball and prevents it from hitting the wicket, the batsman can be given out through LBW. This rule is used to prevent batsmen from using their legs to protect the wicket, and it adds an extra dimension to the game as it requires the umpire to judge whether the ball would have hit the wicket if the leg was not in the way.

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  • 17. 

    Cricket has its origins in what European nation?

    • A.

      Scotland

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. England
    Explanation
    Cricket originated in England. The sport has a long history in the country, dating back to the 16th century. It was initially played by shepherds and farmers, and later gained popularity among the nobility. The first recorded match took place in 1697, and the rules of the game were standardized in the 18th century. From England, cricket spread to other parts of the British Empire, including Australia and India, where it is also widely played today.

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  • 18. 

    When a cricket batsman gets out, what is said to have happened to his wicket?

    • A.

      It Is Dead

    • B.

      It Has Fallen

    • C.

      It Is Maxed Out

    • D.

      It Is Upturned

    Correct Answer
    B. It Has Fallen
    Explanation
    When a cricket batsman gets out, it is said that his wicket has fallen. This means that one or both of the bails, which are placed on top of the stumps, have been dislodged by the bowler or fielding team. This signifies the end of the batsman's innings and he is considered out.

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  • 19. 

    What common American team sport is similar to cricket?

    • A.

      Football

    • B.

      Basketball

    • C.

      Soccer

    • D.

      Baseball

    Correct Answer
    D. Baseball
    Explanation
    Baseball is similar to cricket because both sports involve hitting a ball with a bat and running between bases. In both sports, the objective is to score runs by advancing around the bases. Additionally, both sports have a similar field layout with a pitcher, batter, and fielders. While there are differences in rules and gameplay, the fundamental similarities make baseball a common American team sport that is comparable to cricket.

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  • 20. 

    What color is the stitching on a traditional cricket ball?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    The stitching on a traditional cricket ball is white. This is because white stitching provides a clear contrast against the red or dark-colored leather of the ball, making it easier for players to see and track the movement of the ball during a cricket match. Additionally, white stitching is more durable and long-lasting compared to other colors, ensuring that the ball remains intact and in good condition throughout the game.

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  • 21. 

    The shape of a cricket wicket most closely resembles which letter?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      U

    • C.

      M

    • D.

      W

    Correct Answer
    C. M
    Explanation
    The shape of a cricket wicket most closely resembles the letter M. The letter M has two downward slanting lines that meet in the middle, forming a V shape. Similarly, a cricket wicket consists of three wooden stumps with two bails placed on top, creating a similar V shape. The other options (A, U, and W) do not resemble the shape of a cricket wicket.

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  • 22. 

    What is the standard diameter of the stump of a cricket wicket?

    • A.

      1 millimeter

    • B.

      10 Millimeters

    • C.

      25 Millimeters

    • D.

      100 Millimeters

    Correct Answer
    C. 25 Millimeters
    Explanation
    The standard diameter of the stump of a cricket wicket is 25 millimeters. This measurement is important in order to maintain consistency and fairness in the game of cricket. The stump is a crucial part of the wicket, and having a standard diameter ensures that all stumps used in different matches adhere to the same size. This allows for fair play and prevents any advantage or disadvantage for the teams involved.

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  • 23. 

    What is the name of the off-field official that presides over a cricket match?

    • A.

      Bowler

    • B.

      Match Referee

    • C.

      Coach

    • D.

      Umpire

    Correct Answer
    B. Match Referee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Match Referee. In cricket, the Match Referee is the off-field official who presides over a cricket match. The Match Referee is responsible for ensuring that the game is played in accordance with the rules and regulations, and they have the authority to make decisions and impose penalties if necessary. They play a crucial role in maintaining the spirit of the game and ensuring fair play.

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  • 24. 

    By what name was the first set of published cricket rules known?

    • A.

      Cricket Rules

    • B.

      Cricket Guidelines

    • C.

      Laws Of Cricket

    • D.

      How To Play Cricket

    Correct Answer
    C. Laws Of Cricket
    Explanation
    The first set of published cricket rules was known as the "Laws of Cricket." These laws were established to govern the game of cricket and provide a standardized set of rules for players to follow. The term "Laws" implies a more formal and authoritative set of guidelines compared to terms like "Rules" or "Guidelines." Therefore, "Laws of Cricket" is the most appropriate name for the first set of published cricket rules.

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  • 25. 

    The earliest known cricket games used what as a ball?

    • A.

      A Sack Of Rice

    • B.

      A Ball Of Wool

    • C.

      A Ball Of Hair

    • D.

      A Pig's Bladder

    Correct Answer
    B. A Ball Of Wool
    Explanation
    In the earliest known cricket games, a ball of wool was used as the ball. This was likely because wool was readily available and easy to shape into a ball. Using a ball of wool would have provided a suitable weight and texture for the game, allowing players to hit and field the ball effectively. Over time, the materials used for cricket balls have evolved, but the use of a ball of wool in the early days of the sport laid the foundation for the development of the modern cricket ball.

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  • 26. 

    Behind what does a cricket batsman stand?

    • A.

      Home Plate

    • B.

      Popping Crease

    • C.

      End Zone

    • D.

      Return Crease

    Correct Answer
    B. Popping Crease
    Explanation
    A cricket batsman stands behind the popping crease. The popping crease is a white line marked across the pitch, in front of the wicket, and serves as a reference point for the batsman. The batsman needs to stay behind the popping crease while facing the bowler to avoid being dismissed. Stepping on or over the popping crease can result in a run-out or being stumped by the wicketkeeper. Therefore, the correct answer is "Popping Crease".

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  • 27. 

    How many methods are there of being declared out in a game of cricket?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. Ten
    Explanation
    In a game of cricket, there are ten methods of being declared out. These include being caught by a fielder, being bowled out, being stumped by the wicket-keeper, being run out, being hit wicket, being handled the ball, being obstructing the field, being timed out, being hit the ball twice, and being leg before wicket (LBW). Each of these methods results in the batsman being dismissed and the opposing team gaining an advantage.

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  • 28. 

    1646 marked what milestone in the history of cricket?

    • A.

      First Night Game

    • B.

      Last Olympic Game

    • C.

      First World Cup

    • D.

      First Recorded Match

    Correct Answer
    D. First Recorded Match
    Explanation
    In 1646, the milestone in the history of cricket was the first recorded match. This means that it was the first time a cricket match was documented and recorded in history. It signifies the beginning of keeping track of cricket matches and the establishment of a historical record for the sport.

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  • 29. 

    How many runs are scored if a cricket batsman hits the ball to the fence?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    When a cricket batsman hits the ball to the fence, it is considered a boundary. A boundary can either be a four or a six, depending on how far the ball travels. In this case, the correct answer is "Four" because hitting the ball to the fence earns the batsman four runs.

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  • 30. 

    What is the name for the periodic divisions of a cricket game?

    • A.

      Quarters

    • B.

      Innings

    • C.

      Sections

    • D.

      Periods

    Correct Answer
    B. Innings
    Explanation
    Innings is the correct answer because it refers to the divisions in a cricket game. In cricket, each team takes turns batting and fielding, and each turn is called an innings. The team batting tries to score as many runs as possible, while the team fielding tries to take wickets and restrict the opposition's scoring. The game consists of multiple innings, with each team having two innings in a test match and one inning in limited-overs formats. Therefore, "innings" is the appropriate term for the periodic divisions in a cricket game.

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