Your Ultimate Basketball Trivia Quiz

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Basketball Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The person that invented basketball was?
    • A. 

      A surgeon

    • B. 

      An elementary school teacher

    • C. 

      A retired basketball player

    • D. 

      A physical educator

  • 2. 
    How many players are on the court for one team during a game of high school basketball?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      7

  • 3. 
    Dribbling with two hands at the same time is?
    • A. 

      A good idea for better control.

    • B. 

      Good on offense

    • C. 

      Should only be done in a close game.

    • D. 

      An infraction called double dribbling. 

  • 4. 
    A field goal is worth?
    • A. 

      2 points

    • B. 

      1 point

    • C. 

      3 points

    • D. 

      There isn't a field goal in basketball. 

  • 5. 
    Sarah is on offense. She is moving within the lane as her teammates are passing the ball around. The referee blows the whistle and signals Sarah for what violation?
    • A. 

      Traveling

    • B. 

      3 seconds

    • C. 

      Double Dribble

    • D. 

      Stalling

  • 6. 
    Paul is dribbling down the court. He stops dribbling to see if anyone is open, then begins dribbling again. The referee blows the whistle. Which violation did Paul commit? 
    • A. 

      Traveling

    • B. 

      Charge

    • C. 

      Double Dribble

    • D. 

      Blocking

  • 7. 
    The team getting possession of the ball at the beginning of the game is determined by
    • A. 

      A jump ball

    • B. 

      The last team that won against each other

    • C. 

      Home team

    • D. 

      A coin flip

  • 8. 
    David was fouled while taking a shot, he is awarded a ?
    • A. 

      Jump ball

    • B. 

      Free Throw Shot

    • C. 

      Possession

    • D. 

      Layup attempt

  • 9. 
    Billy is the best handler and passer on the team. Which position will he most likely play?
    • A. 

      Post

    • B. 

      Small Forward

    • C. 

      Point Guard

    • D. 

      Forward

  • 10. 
    I am the biggest on the team and the best at rebounding what position do you think I will play?
    • A. 

      Center

    • B. 

      Shooting Guard

    • C. 

      Point Guard

    • D. 

      Small Forward

  • 11. 
    We need to score a 3 pointer to tie the game who will we want to pass the ball to?
    • A. 

      Point Guard

    • B. 

      Center

    • C. 

      Shooting Guard

    • D. 

      Small Forward

  • 12. 
    I was dribbling down the court and noticed a teammate open by the goal, I passed them the ball using the bounce pass. What did I just do and be noted for in the stats?
    • A. 

      A three pointer

    • B. 

      Blocking out

    • C. 

      Double Dribble

    • D. 

      An assist

  • 13. 
    There are two basic offensive attacks:
    • A. 

      Charging

    • B. 

      Slow deliberate attack

    • C. 

      Fast break attack

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 14. 
    Field goals are either 2 or ___ points.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 15. 
    Timeouts are either one minute or _________?
    • A. 

      15 sec

    • B. 

      30 sec

    • C. 

      25 sec

    • D. 

      2 minutes

  • 16. 
    A player with possession of the ball is considered out of bounds when they touch on or go outside of the
    • A. 

      Boundary line

    • B. 

      Free throw line

    • C. 

      Jump circle

    • D. 

      Zone lane line

  • 17. 
    After one team makes the field goal, the other team takes the ball out where?
    • A. 

      Sideline

    • B. 

      Baseline under the goal

    • C. 

      Free throw line

    • D. 

      Half court line

  • 18. 
    In what state was Basketball created?
    • A. 

      Ohio

    • B. 

      Nebraska

    • C. 

      Michigan

    • D. 

      Massachusetts

  • 19. 
    In 1936, Basketball became a part of the 
    • A. 

      Dirby

    • B. 

      Olympics

    • C. 

      3 on 3

    • D. 

      Hoop it up tournaments

  • 20. 
    Violations in Basketball include
    • A. 

      Double Dribble

    • B. 

      Three second lane rule

    • C. 

      Running with the ball

    • D. 

      All of These

  • 21. 
    An example of a personal foul 
    • A. 

      Excessive timeouts

    • B. 

      Delay of game

    • C. 

      Illegal entry

    • D. 

      Pushing

  • 22. 
    A shot where a player releases the ball close to the basket while continuing to run off of one foot
    • A. 

      Jump shot

    • B. 

      Lay-up

    • C. 

      Free throw

    • D. 

      3 point shot

  • 23. 
    The three types of passes are
    • A. 

      Bounce

    • B. 

      Chest

    • C. 

      Overhead

    • D. 

      All of the above