Football Quiz For Kids! Trivia

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Football is a world-renowned sport that many kids enjoy. They get to learn about good sportsmanship, engage in physical fitness, and get involved in the game. This quiz contains interesting questions on topics ranging from the positions of the players to the rules of the game. Take this quiz, and score a touchdown with your friends once they see your football knowledge. Have fun!


Football Quiz For Kids Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What is the position of the player who snaps the ball in football?

    • A.

      Center

    • B.

      Guard

    • C.

      Punter

    • D.

      Running Back

    Correct Answer
    A. Center
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Center. In football, the player who snaps the ball is known as the center. The center is responsible for hiking the ball to the quarterback, and is usually positioned in the middle of the offensive line as an anchor. This player is crucial for the start of every offensive play, as they initiate the action by snapping the ball to the quarterback.

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  • 2. 

    NFL teams are given _________ downs to get a first down, score, or punt the ball.

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    NFL teams are given four downs to get a first down, score, or punt the ball. In American football, a team has four attempts or downs to advance the ball at least 10 yards towards the opponent's end zone. If they successfully gain 10 yards or more within these four downs, they are awarded a new set of four downs. If they fail to do so, possession of the ball is turned over to the opposing team. Therefore, the correct answer is four.

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  • 3. 

    Which piece of equipment isn't normally worn in football?

    • A.

      Shin Guards

    • B.

      Cleats

    • C.

      Shoulder Pads

    • D.

      Helmet

    Correct Answer
    A. Shin Guards
    Explanation
    Shin guards are not normally worn in football as they are used in sports like soccer to protect the shins from injuries caused by kicks or collisions. In football, players typically wear cleats to provide traction on the field, shoulder pads for protection during tackles, and a helmet to protect the head from impact.

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  • 4. 

    What color is the football used in the NFL?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      White And Red

    • D.

      Brown

    Correct Answer
    D. Brown
    Explanation
    The correct answer is brown because traditionally, footballs used in the NFL are made of leather, and the most common color for leather footballs is brown. This color choice helps with visibility against the green grass on the field and allows players to easily track the ball during games.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these yard lines can be seen on an American football field?

    • A.

      40-Yard Line

    • B.

      60-Yard Line

    • C.

      54-Yard Line

    • D.

      100-Yard Line

    Correct Answer
    A. 40-Yard Line
    Explanation
    The 40-Yard Line can be seen on an American football field. In American football, the field is divided into 10-yard increments, with the 50-yard line being the midpoint. The 40-yard line is located 40 yards away from one end zone and is used as a reference point for determining field position and scoring opportunities.

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  • 6. 

    What player on a football team kicks field goals and kickoffs?

    • A.

      Field Goaler

    • B.

      Kicker

    • C.

      Quarterback

    • D.

      Punter

    Correct Answer
    B. Kicker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Kicker." In football, the kicker is responsible for kicking field goals and kickoffs. They are skilled at accurately kicking the ball through the goalposts to score points during a field goal attempt and also kicking the ball to start the game or after a team scores. The quarterback is the player who primarily throws passes, while the punter is responsible for kicking the ball away to the opposing team on fourth down.

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  • 7. 

    What piece of equipment protects a football player's face from injury?

    • A.

      Facemask

    • B.

      Rib Pads

    • C.

      Head Magnet

    • D.

      Shoulder Pads

    Correct Answer
    A. Facemask
    Explanation
    A facemask is a piece of equipment that protects a football player's face from injury. It is typically made of a strong metal or plastic material and is attached to the player's helmet. The facemask covers the player's face, including the nose, mouth, and eyes, providing a barrier against potential impacts and collisions during the game. It helps prevent injuries such as broken bones, cuts, and concussions by absorbing and distributing the force of impact across a larger area, reducing the risk of direct contact with the face.

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  • 8. 

    In football, a touchdown is worth how many points?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    A. Six
    Explanation
    A touchdown in football is worth six points. When a player successfully carries the ball into the opposing team's end zone or catches a pass in the end zone, it is considered a touchdown. This is the most valuable scoring play in football and is typically followed by an extra point attempt or a two-point conversion.

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  • 9. 

    In football, a field goal is worth how many points?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    D. Three
    Explanation
    A field goal in football is worth three points. This is because when a team successfully kicks the ball through the opponent's goalposts, they are awarded three points. This is different from a touchdown, which is worth six points, and a two-point conversion, which is worth two points. Field goals are often attempted when a team is within range of the opponent's end zone but unable to score a touchdown. It is a strategic way to accumulate points and narrow the score gap.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not a National Football League team?

    • A.

      Denver Broncos

    • B.

      Los Angeles Dodgers

    • C.

      Minnesota Vikings

    • D.

      Baltimore Ravens

    Correct Answer
    B. Los Angeles Dodgers
    Explanation
    The Los Angeles Dodgers is not a National Football League (NFL) team. They are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. The other options, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and Baltimore Ravens, are all NFL teams.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these players typically does not catch passes in a football game?

    • A.

      Wide Receiver

    • B.

      Center

    • C.

      Tight End

    • D.

      Running Back

    Correct Answer
    B. Center
    Explanation
    The center is typically responsible for snapping the ball to the quarterback at the start of each play, rather than catching passes. Wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs, on the other hand, are all positions that are commonly involved in catching passes during a football game.

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  • 12. 

    How many players are on the field at one time for one football team?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Ten

    • C.

      Fourteen

    • D.

      Eleven

    Correct Answer
    D. Eleven
    Explanation
     In football, there are eleven players on the field at one time for one team. This is the standard number of players required to play a game. Each team consists of a quarterback, offensive line, running backs, tight ends, and wide receivers, all working together to move the ball down the field and score touchdowns.

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  • 13. 

    The space on the football field where a touchdown is scored is called what?

    • A.

      Ultra Zone

    • B.

      Downzone

    • C.

      Scoring Quarter

    • D.

      End Zone

    Correct Answer
    D. End Zone
    Explanation
    The space on the football field where a touchdown is scored is called the end zone. This is the area at each end of the field, beyond the goal line and between the sidelines, where players must cross with the ball to score a touchdown.

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  • 14. 

    How is the first possession of an NFL football game decided?

    • A.

      Jump Ball

    • B.

      Shootout

    • C.

      Odds-Or-Evens

    • D.

      Coin Flip

    Correct Answer
    D. Coin Flip
    Explanation
    The first possession of an NFL football game is decided by a coin flip. This is a traditional method used to determine which team will start with the ball. The referee tosses a coin in the air and the team captains call heads or tails. The team that wins the coin toss gets to choose whether they want to receive the ball or defer their choice to the second half. The coin flip is a fair and unbiased way to determine the initial possession in a game.

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  • 15. 

    What is the official term for a catch made by an offensive player in football?

    • A.

      Fumble

    • B.

      Safety

    • C.

      Allowance

    • D.

      Reception

    Correct Answer
    D. Reception
    Explanation
    The official term for a catch made by an offensive player in football is "reception." This term refers to when a player successfully catches a pass thrown by their teammate, gaining possession of the ball and completing a play. A reception is an important offensive move as it allows the team to advance the ball and potentially score points.

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  • 16. 

    Which of these is the football term for a pass caught by a defensive player?

    • A.

      Steal

    • B.

      Punt

    • C.

      Interception

    • D.

      Lost Ball

    Correct Answer
    C. Interception
    Explanation
    An interception is the football term for a pass caught by a defensive player. When the defensive player catches a pass intended for an offensive player, it is considered an interception. This is a defensive play that can result in a turnover, giving possession of the ball to the defensive team. It is an important skill for defensive players to be able to anticipate and intercept passes in order to disrupt the opposing team's offense and potentially create scoring opportunities for their own team.

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  • 17. 

    How many yards (without penalties) are normally needed to achieve a first down in football?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    C. Ten
    Explanation
    In football, a first down is achieved by advancing the ball 10 yards from the original line of scrimmage. This allows the offensive team to continue their possession and attempt to score. Therefore, ten yards are normally needed to achieve a first down in football.

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  • 18. 

    A football team's punter usually comes onto the field during _________ down.

    • A.

      Fourth

    • B.

      First

    • C.

      Second

    • D.

      Third

    Correct Answer
    A. Fourth
    Explanation
    A football team's punter usually comes onto the field during fourth down. Fourth down is the final down before the team is required to either punt the ball or attempt a field goal. The punter's role is to kick the ball as far as possible in order to give the opposing team a longer field to work with. Therefore, the correct answer is fourth.

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  • 19. 

    How many points is a successful kick after a touchdown worth in football?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    C. One
    Explanation
    A successful kick after a touchdown in football is worth one point. After a touchdown is scored, the team has the option to kick the ball through the uprights for an extra point. This kick is typically taken from the 2-yard line in professional football. If the kick is successful, the team is awarded one point.

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