Quiz On Hockey Rules & Terms

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Hockey Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    In hockey, what penalty is assessed when a player instigates a fight while wearing a face mask?
    • A. 

      Unfair Fighting

    • B. 

      Unnecessary Roughness

    • C. 

      Voorhees Penalty

    • D. 

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct

  • 2. 
    What is the minimum height of the glass above the boards at the ends of a hockey rink?
    • A. 

      12 Feet

    • B. 

      Five Feet

    • C. 

      Eight Feet

    • D. 

      Two Feet

  • 3. 
    The hockey term "flat pass" refers to which of the following actions?
    • A. 

      Passing Puck Towards Goal

    • B. 

      Passing Puck Along Ice

    • C. 

      Intercepted Pass

    • D. 

      Passing Puck Backwards

  • 4. 
    What is the only circumstance that allows a third goalie to play for a team in an NHL game?
    • A. 

      Playoff Game

    • B. 

      Overtime

    • C. 

      Coach's Discretion

    • D. 

      Injury To Two Goalies

  • 5. 
    What term applies to the players allowed to discuss rules interpretations with officials?
    • A. 

      Coach-In-Training

    • B. 

      Mediator

    • C. 

      Goalie

    • D. 

      Captain

  • 6. 
    What term refers to a pass to a teammate closer to the middle of the hockey rink?
    • A. 

      Sneaking The Puck

    • B. 

      Centering The Puck

    • C. 

      Crossover Pass

    • D. 

      Desperation Pass

  • 7. 
    What hockey term is used to describe a player leaving the puck behind for a following teammate?
    • A. 

      Skate-By

    • B. 

      No Shoot Pass

    • C. 

      Drop Pass

    • D. 

      Rope-A-Dope

  • 8. 
    How many points does a hockey team get for an overtime loss when no goalie is on the ice?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Zero

    • C. 

      One-Half

    • D. 

      One

  • 9. 
    What hockey penalty is specified for a player attempting to kick another player?
    • A. 

      Match Penalty

    • B. 

      No Penalty

    • C. 

      Minor Penalty

    • D. 

      Bench Minor Penalty

  • 10. 
    A hockey player using his elbow in an attacking manner should be assessed which penalty?
    • A. 

      Cross-Checking

    • B. 

      Spearing

    • C. 

      Elbowing

    • D. 

      Clipping

  • 11. 
    What is the intent of a penalty shot in hockey?
    • A. 

      To Compensate For Injury

    • B. 

      To Embarrass The Goalie

    • C. 

      To Restore A Lost Scoring Chance

    • D. 

      To Start A Game

  • 12. 
    A spectator fatality in what city led to netting being hung in the ends of hockey arenas?
    • A. 

      Columbus

    • B. 

      Los Angeles

    • C. 

      Detroit

    • D. 

      Pittsburgh

  • 13. 
    How many minutes are served on a double-minor in hockey with an associated penalty shot?
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Three

  • 14. 
    In hockey, who serves the penalty if a goalkeeper on ice is assessed a misconduct penalty?
    • A. 

      Another Team Member On Ice

    • B. 

      The Goalkeeper

    • C. 

      Any Player Of The Team's Choosing

    • D. 

      The Substitute Goalkeeper

  • 15. 
    What stat accounts for scoring for and against a hockey player's team while he is on ice?
    • A. 

      Plus-Minus

    • B. 

      Advantage Metric

    • C. 

      Shooting Percentage

    • D. 

      Save Percentage

  • 16. 
    Which temperature is closest to the normal temperature of the ice in an NHL rink?
    • A. 

      4 Degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      28 Degrees Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      0 Degrees Fahrenheit

    • D. 

      16 Degrees Fahrenheit

  • 17. 
    What penalty is signaled by a hockey official's rotating clenched fists around each other?
    • A. 

      Fighting

    • B. 

      Charging

    • C. 

      Delaying The Game

    • D. 

      High-Sticking

  • 18. 
    What can cause a hockey team to lose the opportunity for a penalty shot?
    • A. 

      Spectator Interference

    • B. 

      Injury

    • C. 

      Two Attempts To Use Illegal Sticks

    • D. 

      Delay Of Game Penalty

  • 19. 
    At most, how many players on ice short can a hockey team be forced to play due to penalties?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

  • 20. 
    What award is given to a hockey player who displays gentlemanly conduct?
    • A. 

      Lady Bird Johnson Trophy

    • B. 

      Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

    • C. 

      Dennis A. Murphy Trophy

    • D. 

      Conn Smythe Trophy

  • 21. 
    In hockey, what injury situation allows an official to stop play immediately?
    • A. 

      An Obvious Serious Injury

    • B. 

      Injury During Overtime

    • C. 

      Injury To A Goalie

    • D. 

      Multiple Injured Players

  • 22. 
    What penalty occurs if a hockey goalkeeper throws the puck down-rink?
    • A. 

      Minor Penalty

    • B. 

      Double-Minor Penalty

    • C. 

      Major Penalty

    • D. 

      Game Misconduct Penalty

  • 23. 
    What hockey term refers to a motion by the puck carrier to confuse an opponent?
    • A. 

      Sneaking

    • B. 

      Sliding

    • C. 

      Checking

    • D. 

      Dekeing

  • 24. 
    If a hockey player is hurt and can't leave the ice, what must occur before play stops?
    • A. 

      A Goal Must Be Scored

    • B. 

      A Doctor Must Examine The Player

    • C. 

      His Team Must Control The Puck

    • D. 

      An Official Must Declare Timeout

  • 25. 
    What is awarded to the team which wins the NHL postseason?
    • A. 

      Simpson Cup

    • B. 

      Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

    • C. 

      Vezina Trophy

    • D. 

      Stanley Cup

  • 26. 
    What is the maximum height allowed for the blade of a non-goalie's stick?
    • A. 

      One-Half Inch

    • B. 

      Two Inches

    • C. 

      Three Inches

    • D. 

      Five Inches

  • 27. 
    In hockey, which of these actions draws an automatic three-game suspension?
    • A. 

      Kicking The Puck With A Skate

    • B. 

      Throwing A Stick At An Official

    • C. 

      Fighting

    • D. 

      Defacing The Puck

  • 28. 
    The hockey term "game misconduct penalty" replaced what other term?
    • A. 

      Grievous Match Penalty

    • B. 

      Gross Misconduct Penalty

    • C. 

      Game Insubordination Penalty

    • D. 

      Match Misconduct Penalty

  • 29. 
    What is the maximum allowable number of pre-season games for an NHL team?
    • A. 

      Nine

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      Six

  • 30. 
    What color is the goal line on an NHL rink?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Black

    • D. 

      Green