Football Trivia: Quiz For Kids!

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Football is a game where you must kick a ball to score a goal. It is a team sport, which encourages good sportsmanship. This quiz presents the preceding questions, such as when a team can attempt a two-point conversion in the NFL, San Francisco’s NFL team’s nickname, and when a penalty is committed in football. This quiz will illustrate to kids what football is as a game and who were the best players.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When can a team attempt a two-point conversion in the NFL?

    • A.

      After A Kickoff

    • B.

      After A Field Goal

    • C.

      On First Down

    • D.

      After A Touchdown

    Correct Answer
    D. After A Touchdown
    Explanation
    A team can attempt a two-point conversion in the NFL after a touchdown. This is an opportunity for the team to earn two additional points by either running or passing the ball into the end zone from the opponent's two-yard line. It is an alternative to kicking an extra point, which only earns one point. The decision to attempt a two-point conversion is strategic and depends on various factors such as the score, time remaining, and the team's confidence in their ability to successfully convert.

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  • 2. 

    A football in play, possessed by a player and then lost, is called what?

    • A.

      Safety

    • B.

      Fumble

    • C.

      Blitz

    • D.

      Steal

    Correct Answer
    B. Fumble
    Explanation
    A football in play, possessed by a player and then lost, is called a fumble. A fumble occurs when a player loses control of the ball while in possession of it. This can happen when the player is tackled, makes a mistake in handling the ball, or is stripped of the ball by an opposing player. Fumbles can result in turnovers, where the opposing team gains possession of the ball.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these cities didn't have an NFL franchise within its city limits in 2012?

    • A.

      Milwaukee

    • B.

      St. Louis

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    A. Milwaukee
    Explanation
    Milwaukee is the correct answer because in 2012, it did not have an NFL franchise within its city limits. St. Louis had the St. Louis Rams, Chicago had the Chicago Bears, and Philadelphia had the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Milwaukee did not have a team within its city limits during that year.

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  • 4. 

    San Francisco's NFL team is nicknamed what?

    • A.

      Warriors

    • B.

      49ers

    • C.

      Chargers

    • D.

      Giants

    Correct Answer
    B. 49ers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 49ers because the San Francisco NFL team is commonly known as the 49ers. This nickname is derived from the city's history during the California Gold Rush in 1849. The team was founded in 1946 and has been known as the 49ers ever since.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not a professional football league in North America?

    • A.

      NFL

    • B.

      RFL

    • C.

      AFL

    • D.

      CFL

    Correct Answer
    B. RFL
    Explanation
    The RFL is not a professional football league in North America. The NFL (National Football League), AFL (Arena Football League), and CFL (Canadian Football League) are all professional football leagues that operate in North America. However, there is no professional football league known as the RFL in North America.

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  • 6. 

    The shirt worn by a football player is called what?

    • A.

      Jersey

    • B.

      Footsie

    • C.

      Blazer

    • D.

      Kit

    Correct Answer
    A. Jersey
    Explanation
    A football player's shirt is commonly referred to as a jersey. This term is widely used in the sports industry to describe the specific type of shirt worn by players during a football match. The word "jersey" is recognized and understood by football enthusiasts and players alike, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these player positions is defensive in football?

    • A.

      Linebacker

    • B.

      Fullback

    • C.

      Holder

    • D.

      Left Tackle

    Correct Answer
    A. Linebacker
    Explanation
    Linebacker is a defensive player position in football. They are typically positioned behind the defensive line and are responsible for stopping the opposing team's running plays and covering receivers in pass plays. Linebackers play a crucial role in defending against both the run and the pass, making them an essential part of the defensive strategy. Fullback, holder, and left tackle are not defensive positions in football.

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  • 8. 

    Which player on the receiving team of a football kickoff usually catches the kicked ball?

    • A.

      Kick Returner

    • B.

      Holder

    • C.

      Umpire

    • D.

      Linebacker

    Correct Answer
    A. Kick Returner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kick Returner. The kick returner is responsible for catching the kicked ball and returning it as far as possible towards the opposing team's end zone. They are typically positioned deep in their own end zone and are skilled at catching and running with the ball. The holder is responsible for holding the ball for field goal or extra point attempts, the umpire is responsible for officiating the game, and the linebacker is a defensive player.

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  • 9. 

    Of the following positions, which isn't located on the line of scrimmage in football?

    • A.

      Left Tackle

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Right Guard

    • D.

      Center

    Correct Answer
    B. Quarterback
    Explanation
    The quarterback is the only position listed that is not located on the line of scrimmage in football. The left tackle, right guard, and center are all offensive line positions that line up directly on the line of scrimmage. The quarterback, on the other hand, typically lines up a few yards behind the line of scrimmage in the backfield.

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  • 10. 

    What is the term for defensive pressure on a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage coming from either a linebacker or defensive back?

    • A.

      Blitz

    • B.

      On Guard

    • C.

      Suicide Squeeze

    • D.

      Attack

    Correct Answer
    A. Blitz
    Explanation
    A blitz is a term used in football to describe a defensive strategy where a linebacker or defensive back rushes towards the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage. The purpose of a blitz is to put pressure on the quarterback, disrupt the passing play, and potentially sack the quarterback. It is an aggressive tactic used to force the offense into making quick decisions and potentially create turnovers.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these is a type of pass thrown by a football quarterback?

    • A.

      Screen Pass

    • B.

      Nickelback

    • C.

      Gross Pass

    • D.

      Off Tackle

    Correct Answer
    A. Screen Pass
    Explanation
    A screen pass is a type of pass thrown by a football quarterback. In this play, the quarterback throws a short pass to a receiver who is positioned behind the offensive line. The offensive line then blocks the defenders, creating a screen or wall for the receiver to run behind and gain yardage. This type of pass is often used to counter aggressive defenses or to gain yards in short-yardage situations.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following teams did NFL great Joe Montana play for?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Eagles

    • B.

      New York Giants

    • C.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • D.

      Seattle Seahawks

    Correct Answer
    C. San Francisco 49ers
    Explanation
    Joe Montana played for the San Francisco 49ers during his NFL career. He is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and led the 49ers to four Super Bowl victories. Montana's success and impact on the 49ers organization solidified his legacy as one of the most iconic players in NFL history.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following terms is not often associated with a football quarterback?

    • A.

      Pass Attempt

    • B.

      Sack

    • C.

      Scramble

    • D.

      Free Throw

    Correct Answer
    D. Free Throw
    Explanation
    The term "Free Throw" is not often associated with a football quarterback. Free throws are typically associated with basketball, not football. In football, a quarterback is more commonly associated with terms such as pass attempt, sack, and scramble, which are all directly related to the quarterback's role in the game.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is a penalty when committed to football?

    • A.

      Blocking A Punt

    • B.

      Grabbing A Facemask

    • C.

      Deflecting A Pass

    • D.

      Tackling A Ball Carrier

    Correct Answer
    B. Grabbing A Facemask
    Explanation
    Grabbing a facemask is a penalty in football because it is considered a dangerous and illegal move. When a player grabs the facemask of an opponent, it can cause serious neck and head injuries. This penalty is enforced to protect the safety of the players on the field and discourage any actions that may cause harm.

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  • 15. 

    How many periods are in a regulation NFL game?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Nine

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    An NFL game consists of four periods, each lasting 15 minutes. These periods are known as quarters. At the end of the first and third quarters, there is a break, called halftime, which typically lasts around 12 minutes. The fourth quarter is often the most crucial as teams try to make a comeback or maintain their lead. Therefore, the correct answer is four.

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  • 16. 

    How many timeouts are NFL teams given each half?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    NFL teams are given three timeouts each half. Timeouts are used by teams to stop the clock and make strategic decisions, such as discussing plays, making substitutions, or challenging a referee's decision. These timeouts can be crucial in managing the game and giving teams an opportunity to regroup or make adjustments. With three timeouts per half, teams have a limited number of opportunities to stop the clock and strategize during the game.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following NFL teams was around prior to 1990?

    • A.

      Carolina Panthers

    • B.

      Houston Texans

    • C.

      Kansas City Chiefs

    • D.

      Jacksonville Jaguars

    Correct Answer
    C. Kansas City Chiefs
    Explanation
    The Kansas City Chiefs were around prior to 1990. They were established in 1960 as the Dallas Texans and then moved to Kansas City in 1963. They have a long history in the NFL and have been competing since before 1990.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following colors is not found in the logo for the NFL's Buffalo Bills?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    The Buffalo Bills logo consists of the colors red, white, and blue, representing the team's patriotic theme. However, green is not found in the logo. Therefore, green is the correct answer as it is not one of the colors present in the Buffalo Bills logo.

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  • 19. 

    All of the following involves kicking a football except which?

    • A.

      Field Goal

    • B.

      Punt

    • C.

      Interception

    • D.

      Kickoff

    Correct Answer
    C. Interception
    Explanation
    Interception is a term used in American football when a defensive player catches a pass thrown by the opposing team's quarterback. It does not involve kicking a football. On the other hand, a field goal, punt, and kickoff all involve kicking a football in different scenarios during a football game.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is not a football penalty?

    • A.

      Cross-Checking

    • B.

      False Start

    • C.

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    • D.

      Holding

    Correct Answer
    A. Cross-Checking
    Explanation
    Cross-checking is not a football penalty because it is a penalty in ice hockey, not football. In football, penalties such as false start, unsportsmanlike conduct, and holding are common infractions that result in penalties being assessed against the offending team. However, cross-checking is a penalty specific to ice hockey, where a player uses the shaft of their stick to forcefully check an opponent.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these is not a penalty found in football?

    • A.

      Intentional Grounding

    • B.

      Holding

    • C.

      Clipping

    • D.

      Boarding

    Correct Answer
    D. Boarding
    Explanation
    Boarding is not a penalty found in football. The penalties listed, including intentional grounding, holding, and clipping, are all common penalties in football. However, boarding is not a recognized penalty in the sport.

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  • 22. 

    The part of the football field between your opponent's 20-yard line and the end zone is nicknamed what?

    • A.

      Highlight Zone

    • B.

      Pre-Endzone

    • C.

      Warm Up Zone

    • D.

      Redzone

    Correct Answer
    D. Redzone
    Explanation
    The part of the football field between your opponent's 20-yard line and the end zone is nicknamed the "Redzone." This term is commonly used in American football to refer to the area of the field where teams have a higher chance of scoring a touchdown or field goal. The name "Redzone" may have originated from the practice of highlighting this area on television broadcasts with a red overlay or graphics to indicate its significance.

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  • 23. 

    What is the name of a backward pass in football?

    • A.

      Unpass

    • B.

      Off-Tackle

    • C.

      Chuck

    • D.

      Lateral

    Correct Answer
    D. Lateral
    Explanation
    A lateral is a backward pass in football. It is a type of pass where the ball is thrown or handed off to a teammate who is behind or parallel to the player making the pass. The purpose of a lateral is to keep the ball moving towards the opponent's end zone while avoiding being tackled. It is a risky play as a mishandled lateral can result in a turnover.

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  • 24. 

    What is the name of the Canadian Football League's championship game?

    • A.

      Grey Cup

    • B.

      World Cup

    • C.

      Canada Cup

    • D.

      Red Cup

    Correct Answer
    A. Grey Cup
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Grey Cup. The Grey Cup is the championship game of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It has been awarded annually since 1909 to the winning team of the CFL playoffs. The Grey Cup is one of the most prestigious sporting events in Canada and is often referred to as Canada's national championship game in football.

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