Test Your Hockey Knowledge

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Test Your Hockey Knowledge

This quiz will test your knowledge on hockey rules & terms!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Only If His Team Scores

    • B. 

      Not At All

    • C. 

      Only At Stoppage Of Play

    • D. 

      At Any Time

  • 2. 
    What hockey term means "a pass to a teammate who is trying for a breakaway"?
    • A. 

      Forward Pass

    • B. 

      Rush Pass

    • C. 

      Cram Pass

    • D. 

      Break Pass

  • 3. 
    What color helmet must hockey referees wear?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      White

    • C. 

      Pink

    • D. 

      Black

  • 4. 
    What is the maximum allowed weight for an NHL puck?
    • A. 

      Six Ounces

    • B. 

      Sixteen Ounces

    • C. 

      Three Ounces

    • D. 

      Eight Ounces

  • 5. 
    The lower opaque portion of the wall around a hockey rink is known by what name?
    • A. 

      Cage

    • B. 

      Restraining Wall

    • C. 

      Boundary

    • D. 

      Boards

  • 6. 
    How is an elbowing penalty signaled by an official?
    • A. 

      By Bending The Arm At The Elbow

    • B. 

      By Tapping The Forehead

    • C. 

      By Tapping The Elbow

    • D. 

      By Touching The Elbows Together

  • 7. 
    In hockey, what will cause a major penalty to be assessed for clipping?
    • A. 

      The Clipping Prevents A Goal

    • B. 

      The Clipping Results In Injury

    • C. 

      The Clipping Occurs In Overtime

    • D. 

      Second Clipping Penalty Of Game

  • 8. 
    What is the maximum goal penalty for having an ineligible player on ice during a hockey game?
    • A. 

      All Goals Scored By That Player

    • B. 

      One Goal

    • C. 

      Zero Goals

    • D. 

      Three Goals

  • 9. 
    How long is a hockey goalkeeper, not being checked, allowed to hold the puck?
    • A. 

      One Second

    • B. 

      10 Seconds

    • C. 

      Three Seconds

    • D. 

      Five Seconds

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Five

  • 11. 
    What name is given to the hockey penalty incurred when one player bites an opponent?
    • A. 

      Roughing

    • B. 

      Incising

    • C. 

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    • D. 

      Dangerous Fighting

  • 12. 
    What term refers to a hockey player's inappropriately directing the puck to a teammate with a hand?
    • A. 

      Scoop Pass

    • B. 

      Hand Pass

    • C. 

      Long Pass

    • D. 

      Air Pass

  • 13. 
    When might teams play five-on-five in an NHL regular-season overtime?
    • A. 

      If Coaches Agree To It

    • B. 

      In The Last Game Of The Year

    • C. 

      In The Last Minute Of Overtime

    • D. 

      Due To Overlapping Penalties

  • 14. 
    How many goals did Sami Kapanen score in the NHL playoffs after the 2001-02 season?
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      One

  • 15. 
    What hockey penalty is assessed if a player's protective equipment is not properly covered?
    • A. 

      Major Penalty

    • B. 

      Minor Penalty

    • C. 

      Misconduct Penalty

    • D. 

      Game Misconduct Penalty

  • 16. 
    Which type of penalty lasts four minutes in the NHL?
    • A. 

      Double Minor Penalty

    • B. 

      Major Penalty

    • C. 

      Minor Penalty

    • D. 

      Misconduct Penalty

  • 17. 
    What has to be over the blue line for a hockey player to be called for offsides?
    • A. 

      His Entire Body

    • B. 

      Any Part Of His Equipment

    • C. 

      Both His Skates

    • D. 

      His Stick

  • 18. 
    What action should hockey officials take if players refuse to play the puck for various reasons?
    • A. 

      Give All On-Ice Players Penalties

    • B. 

      Give Teams Bench Minor Penalties

    • C. 

      Stop Play, Call A Face-Off

    • D. 

      Kick The Puck Towards One Goal

  • 19. 
    What name is given to the award for the NHL's most valuable player?
    • A. 

      Lou Kaplan Trophy

    • B. 

      Stanley Cup

    • C. 

      Vezina Trophy

    • D. 

      Hart Memorial Trophy

  • 20. 
    If a hockey game goes to overtime in a 5-on-3, what will the strength be when overtime starts?
    • A. 

      5-On-3

    • B. 

      3-On-3

    • C. 

      4-On-3

    • D. 

      4-On-4

  • 21. 
    What hockey penalty is assessed when an opponent is hit by a stick above the shoulders?
    • A. 

      Cross-Checking

    • B. 

      High-Sticking

    • C. 

      Icing

    • D. 

      Boarding

  • 22. 
    What hockey penalty involves multiple steps leading into a hard check of an opponent?
    • A. 

      Rushing

    • B. 

      Striking

    • C. 

      Charging

    • D. 

      Illegal Motion

  • 23. 
    What hockey term is defined as stabbing at an opponent with the point of the stick blade?
    • A. 

      Hooking

    • B. 

      Offside

    • C. 

      Slashing

    • D. 

      Spearing

  • 24. 
    What hockey term applies to a goal scored by a team which has reduced strength due to penalties?
    • A. 

      Sub-Strength Goal

    • B. 

      Short-Handed Goal

    • C. 

      Penalty Shot

    • D. 

      Penalty Kill

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Offensive Zone

    • B. 

      Attacking Zone

    • C. 

      Red Zone

    • D. 

      War Zone

  • 26. 
    What is the first tiebreaker for playoff seeding in the NHL?
    • A. 

      Team Wins

    • B. 

      Team Points

    • C. 

      Team Goals For

    • D. 

      Team Losses

  • 27. 
    How many times can a team call time out during an NHL playoff game?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 28. 
    What is the maximum length of a goaltender's pads for the 2005-2006 NHL season?
    • A. 

      24"

    • B. 

      36"

    • C. 

      38"

    • D. 

      32"

  • 29. 
    What is the new legal blocker length for the 2005-2006 NHL season?
    • A. 

      14 Inches

    • B. 

      16 Inches

    • C. 

      15 Inches

    • D. 

      12 Inches

  • 30. 
    What is the new maximum blocker width for the 2005-2006 NHL season?
    • A. 

      6 Inches

    • B. 

      8 Inches

    • C. 

      12 Inches

    • D. 

      9 Inches