Do You Know About The History Of Volleyball?

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Do You Know About The History Of Volleyball? - Quiz

Test your knowledge of the history of volleyball.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Volleyball was introduced in 1885.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Volleyball was introduced in 1885" is incorrect. Volleyball was actually introduced in 1895 by William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 2. 

    The person that first established volleyball was William Morgan.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    William Morgan is widely credited with inventing volleyball. In 1895, he created the game as a blend of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball. Morgan initially called the sport "Mintonette," but it later became known as volleyball due to the way players volleyed the ball back and forth over the net. Morgan's invention quickly gained popularity and became an official sport with standardized rules. Therefore, it is true that William Morgan was the person who first established volleyball.

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  • 3. 

    The game of volleyball was created because it had less physical contact than basketball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that volleyball was indeed created as a sport with less physical contact compared to basketball. William G. Morgan, a physical education director, invented volleyball in 1895 as an alternative to basketball, which was considered too rough. Volleyball was designed to be a less aggressive game, focusing more on skill, technique, and team coordination rather than physicality. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 4. 

    The first name of volleyball was simply "Volley".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The first name of volleyball was not simply "Volley".

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  • 5. 

    Volleyball was created for businessmen.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Volleyball was indeed created for businessmen. It was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, as a less intense alternative to basketball for businessmen. The game was designed to be played indoors and required less physical contact, making it suitable for individuals with less athletic ability. The initial purpose of volleyball was to provide a recreational activity that businessmen could enjoy during their leisure time.

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  • 6. 

    The first game of volleyball was played on July 6, 1896.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the first game of volleyball was actually played on February 9, 1895.

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  • 7. 

    Volleyball became an Olympic sport in 1964.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 1964, volleyball was officially recognized as an Olympic sport. This means that it was included in the program of the Olympic Games for the first time. Prior to 1964, volleyball was not considered an Olympic sport. Therefore, the statement "Volleyball became an Olympic sport in 1964" is true.

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  • 8. 

    Rules were edited by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the rules were indeed edited by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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  • 9. 

    The U.S. state that volleyball was invented is Massachusetts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because volleyball was indeed invented in Massachusetts. It was created in 1895 by William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Morgan wanted to create a new sport that combined elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball, and thus volleyball was born. Massachusetts holds the historical significance of being the birthplace of this popular sport.

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  • 10. 

    Two-person beach volleyball was added to the Olympics in 1988.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Two-person beach volleyball was actually added to the Olympics in 1996, not 1988.

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