Cricket Ball Rules: Fair Or Foul Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The ball lands on the foul line between home and first.

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    The ball is considered fair because it landed on the foul line between home and first base. In baseball, if a ball lands on or inside the foul lines, it is considered fair. Since the ball landed on the line, it is still within the boundaries of the field and is therefore fair.

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  • 2. 

    The ball lands on home plate and stops

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    The ball landing on home plate and stopping is considered fair because home plate is within the boundaries of the playing field. In baseball, a fair ball is one that is hit within the foul lines and remains in the field of play. Since home plate is located within the boundaries of the field, the ball is considered fair when it lands on it.

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  • 3. 

    The ball hits third base and lands outside the foul line.

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    The ball hitting third base and landing outside the foul line is considered fair because it is still within the boundaries of the playing field. In baseball, a ball is considered foul if it lands outside the foul lines that extend from home plate to the outfield fence. Since the ball hits third base, which is within the field of play, it is considered fair.

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  • 4. 

    The ball hits the infield half way between home and first in fair territory and rolls into foul territory without being touched

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    B. Foul
    Explanation
    The ball is considered foul because it rolled into foul territory without being touched by a fielder. In baseball, a ball is considered fair if it lands in fair territory or is touched by a fielder in fair territory before it reaches the bases. Since the ball in this scenario rolled into foul territory without any fielder touching it, it is considered foul.

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  • 5. 

    The hard hit ground ball hits the pitcher's foot and rolls foul without being touched

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    The ball is considered fair because it hit the ground before rolling foul and was not touched by any player. According to the rules of baseball, a ball is fair if it first touches the ground within the foul lines, regardless of its subsequent path. Since the ball hit the ground and then rolled foul without being touched, it is still considered fair.

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  • 6. 

    A fly ball to the outfield lands in fair territory but bounces into foul territory without being touched

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    The fly ball in this scenario initially lands in fair territory, which means it is a fair ball. It becomes foul only after bouncing into foul territory. Since the ball has not been touched by any player, it remains fair.

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  • 7. 

    A fly ball is touched but not caught over foul territory by the first baseman whose feet are both completely within fair territory

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    B. Foul
    Explanation
    The answer is "Foul" because even though the first baseman touched the fly ball, it was not caught and it landed in foul territory. This means that the ball is considered foul, regardless of the first baseman's position in fair territory.

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  • 8. 

    A bunt first hits the ground in foul territory but rolls into fair territory before being touched

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    The bunt is considered fair because according to the rules of baseball, a ball is determined fair or foul based on where it first hits the ground. In this case, even though the bunt initially landed in foul territory, it rolled into fair territory before being touched. As a result, it is considered a fair ball.

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  • 9. 

    A line drive down the third base line hits the baserunner, in foul territory, in the head, and lands in fair territory

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    B. Foul
    Explanation
    The ball hitting the baserunner in foul territory indicates that the ball was not in play when it made contact with the runner. Therefore, the ball is considered foul and not in fair territory.

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  • 10. 

    A fly ball in front of the plate is tipped by the catcher's glove over fair territory but the catcher's feet are both completely in foul territory.

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Foul

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    In baseball, a fly ball that is tipped by the catcher's glove over fair territory is considered fair. The position of the catcher's feet does not affect the ruling. As long as the ball is touched by the glove in fair territory, it is considered a fair ball.

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