Water Polo Quiz For 7th Grade!

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Water Polo Quiz For 7th Grade!

Water polo is a competitive group sport played in the water between two teams of seven players each. Each team is composed of six field players and one goalkeeper. This quiz is all about water polo. You should know things like how a water polo game is started and whether the goalie can contact the ball with both hands at once. Don’t tread water, and this quiz will show you a lot about water polo; good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Including the goalie, how many players are in the water from each team during gameplay?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      12

  • 2. 
    According to the study guide, how many TOTAL players (including those who are on the bench, or not playing) are usually on each team?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      Unlimited

  • 3. 
    How is a water polo game started?
    • A. 

      A jump ball

    • B. 

      The referee blows the whistle and throws the ball in at the center of the pool. The two sprinters (usually the team's fastest swimmer) race for the ball.

    • C. 

      A coin toss

    • D. 

      Every player from both teams jump in the wter at the same time. Whichever team creates the largest splash receives possession of the ball first.

    • E. 

      The 'away' team always receives the ball first when starting the game

  • 4. 
    The goalie may touch the ball with both hands at the same time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What happens if the ball is caught with two hands by a non-goalie?
    • A. 

      Possession goes to the other team

    • B. 

      The player is sent to the penalty box for 20 seconds or when possession changes

    • C. 

      Nothing; play continues

    • D. 

      This is a Major Foul; a penalty shot is awarded

  • 6. 
    Mild grabbing and pushing are examples of:
    • A. 

      Things that you should never do while playing water polo

    • B. 

      Allowed during game play

    • C. 

      Examples of major fouls

    • D. 

      Examples of minor fouls

  • 7. 
    What is the result of a major foul?
    • A. 

      The player is ejected for the rest of the game

    • B. 

      The player is kicked out of the game until 20 seconds pass or until a possession change

    • C. 

      The referee warns the player and must say, "please, don't do that ever again."

  • 8. 
    According to the study guide, what is the most common setup for water polo when playing offense?
    • A. 

      The 1-2-3 setup

    • B. 

      The 2-4 setup

    • C. 

      The 3-3 setup

  • 9. 
    Players on offense WITHOUT possession of the ball are not allowed in the opposing team's 2 meter line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Whenever the referee blows the whistle for a foul outside the 4-meter line, play is restarted with a pass from the team that didn't commit the foul.  How many seconds does the player have to make the pass?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

  • 11. 
    When the whistle is blown at the beginning of the game, what is the name of the player (from each team) who goes for the ball?
    • A. 

      The tailer

    • B. 

      The trailer

    • C. 

      The splinter

    • D. 

      The sprinter

  • 12. 
    When the whistle is blown at the beginning of the game, what is the name of the player (from each team) who follows behind the person who goes for the ball?
    • A. 

      The tailer

    • B. 

      The trailer

    • C. 

      The splinter

    • D. 

      The sprinter

  • 13. 
    What is the most common type of defensive strategy (when teams are at equal strength)?
    • A. 

      Man to Man defense

    • B. 

      Zone defense

    • C. 

      The "wait on the wall for while your teammates to do all the work; then wait for a pass" defense

  • 14. 
    What is the most common type of defensive strategy when you have a player in the penalty box (when you are outnumbered 6 players to 5)?
    • A. 

      Man to Man defense

    • B. 

      Zone defense

    • C. 

      The 'let them score while I rest, so we can score right after they do on the fast break' defense

  • 15. 
    Where should you usually position yourself while on defense?
    • A. 

      Between the ball and your goal

    • B. 

      Between the person you're guarding and your goal

    • C. 

      On the wall. Hey, why do all the work when the better swimmers can help defend?

  • 16. 
    The ball is not allowed to go underwater during water polo.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Splashing an opponent is a good defensive tactic since it obstructs their vision.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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