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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How long does a hockey match last?

    • A.

      2 x 30 minute halves

    • B.

      2 x 35 minute halves

    • C.

      2 x 40 minute halves

    • D.

      2 x 45 minute halves

    • E.

      4 x 20 minute quarters

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 x 35 minute halves
    Explanation
    A hockey match typically lasts for 2 x 35 minute halves.

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  • 2. 

    Which statements are TRUE for the sport of hockey

    • A.

      A penalty stroke is awarded when defenders commit a deliberate foul in the circle

    • B.

      A short corner is awarded if the ball goes over the backline after last being touched by a defender.

    • C.

      A short corner is awarded when defenders commit a foul in the circle

    • D.

      A long corner is awarded when defenders commit a deliberate foul in the circle

    • E.

      A long corner is awarded if the ball goes over the backline after last being touched by a defender.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A penalty stroke is awarded when defenders commit a deliberate foul in the circle
    C. A short corner is awarded when defenders commit a foul in the circle
    E. A long corner is awarded if the ball goes over the backline after last being touched by a defender.
    Explanation
    A penalty stroke is awarded when defenders commit a deliberate foul in the circle. This means that if a defender intentionally commits a foul within the circle, the opposing team is awarded a penalty stroke, giving them a direct shot at goal.

    A short corner is awarded when defenders commit a foul in the circle. This means that if a defender commits a foul within the circle, but it is not deliberate, the opposing team is awarded a short corner. This allows them to take a shot at goal from the corner of the field.

    A long corner is awarded if the ball goes over the backline after last being touched by a defender. This means that if a defender unintentionally sends the ball over the backline, the opposing team is awarded a long corner. This gives them the opportunity to restart play from the corner of the field.

    These statements accurately describe the rules and penalties in the sport of hockey.

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  • 3. 

    For which of the following offences would you NOT be given out for in a game of cricket

    • A.

      Bowled out

    • B.

      Caught out

    • C.

      Leg Before Wicket

    • D.

      Leg Bye

    • E.

      Run Out

    Correct Answer
    D. Leg Bye
    Explanation
    Leg Bye is a method of scoring runs in cricket where the batsman does not make contact with the ball but still manages to score runs. It occurs when the ball hits the batsman's body or protective gear and then goes on to travel into open field. Since Leg Bye is a legitimate way of scoring runs, the batsman cannot be given out for this offense.

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  • 4. 

    In which situation(s) could a batsperson score 4 runs with a single shot in a game of cricket?

    • A.

      If the ball reaches the boundary rope without bouncing

    • B.

      If the ball reaches the boundary rope without bouncing and the batspeople run 4 times between the wickets

    • C.

      If the ball reaches the boundary rope without bouncing and the batspeople run 6 times between the wickets

    • D.

      If the ball bounces before reaching the boundary rope and the batspeople run 2 times between the wickets

    • E.

      If the ball does not reach the boundary rope and the batspeople run 4 times between the wickets

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. If the ball bounces before reaching the boundary rope and the batspeople run 2 times between the wickets
    E. If the ball does not reach the boundary rope and the batspeople run 4 times between the wickets
    Explanation
    A batsperson can score 4 runs with a single shot if the ball bounces before reaching the boundary rope and the batspeople run 2 times between the wickets. In cricket, when the ball is hit, the batspeople can score runs by running between the wickets. If the ball bounces before reaching the boundary rope, it is considered a boundary and the batspeople are awarded 4 runs. Additionally, if the ball does not reach the boundary rope, the batspeople can still score 4 runs by running 4 times between the wickets.

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  • 5. 

    How long does a netball match last?

    • A.

      4 x 10 minute quarters

    • B.

      4 x 15 minute qaurters

    • C.

      4 X 20 minute quarters

    • D.

      2 x 15 minute halves

    • E.

      2 x 20 minute halves

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 x 15 minute qaurters
    Explanation
    A netball match lasts for 4 x 15 minute quarters. This means that the game is divided into four equal periods of play, each lasting 15 minutes.

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  • 6. 

    Which player(s) in a game of netball are allowed to score

    • A.

      C - Centre

    • B.

      GA - Goal Attack

    • C.

      GK - Goal Keeper

    • D.

      GS - Goal Shooter

    • E.

      WA - Wing Attack

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. GA - Goal Attack
    D. GS - Goal Shooter
    Explanation
    In a game of netball, the players who are allowed to score are the Goal Attack (GA) and the Goal Shooter (GS). These positions are responsible for shooting the ball into the opposition's net. The Centre (C), Goal Keeper (GK), and Wing Attack (WA) are not allowed to score. The Centre's role is to distribute the ball and control the game, while the Goal Keeper's main focus is on defending the team's net. The Wing Attack supports the attackers and helps create scoring opportunities but does not directly score themselves.

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  • 7. 

    In a game of netball, what is the MAXIMUM amount of time allowed before a player must pass the ball?

    • A.

      1 second

    • B.

      2 seconds

    • C.

      3 seconds

    • D.

      5 seconds

    • E.

      10 seconds

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 seconds
    Explanation
    In a game of netball, players are allowed a maximum of 3 seconds to pass the ball. This rule is in place to promote fast-paced gameplay and prevent players from holding onto the ball for too long, which could give them an unfair advantage. By limiting the time allowed for a player to pass the ball, it encourages quick decision-making, teamwork, and keeps the game dynamic and exciting.

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  • 8. 

    What is the MINIMUM number of points needed to win a game of badminton?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      21

    • E.

      25

    Correct Answer
    D. 21
    Explanation
    In a game of badminton, the minimum number of points needed to win is 21. This is because badminton follows a rally scoring system, where a point is awarded on every serve, regardless of which player served. The first player to reach 21 points with a minimum lead of 2 points wins the game. Therefore, 21 is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is the correct scoring sequence in tennis?

    • A.

      15, 30, 40

    • B.

      20, 30, 40

    • C.

      15, 30, 45

    • D.

      10, 20, 30

    • E.

      15, 25, 40

    Correct Answer
    A. 15, 30, 40
    Explanation
    In tennis, the correct scoring sequence is 15, 30, 40. This means that the first point won by a player is counted as 15, the second point is counted as 30, and the third point is counted as 40. This sequence is used to keep track of the points scored by each player during a game. Once a player reaches 40, they only need to win one more point to win the game.

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  • 10. 

    What does the score need to be for the umpire to call for a tie-break in a tennis match?

    • A.

      5 sets all

    • B.

      6 sets all

    • C.

      7 sets all

    • D.

      6 - 5

    • E.

      7 - 6

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 sets all
    Explanation
    In a tennis match, a tie-break is called when the score reaches 6 sets all. This means that both players or teams have won 6 sets each. A tie-break is used to determine the winner of the match when the score is tied at 6 sets all. It is a special game where the first player or team to reach 7 points with a margin of at least 2 points wins the tie-break and ultimately the match.

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  • 11. 

    How many players are on court from each team during a game of volleyball?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    • E.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    In a game of volleyball, there are typically six players on court from each team. This includes three front-row players and three back-row players. The front-row players are responsible for attacking and blocking, while the back-row players focus on defense and setting. Having six players on court allows for a balanced distribution of responsibilities and ensures that each team has enough players to cover different areas of the court effectively.

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  • 12. 

    Which player on a volleyball team is not allowed in front of the attack line?

    • A.

      Blocker

    • B.

      Left Back

    • C.

      Libero

    • D.

      Right Forward

    • E.

      Setter

    Correct Answer
    C. Libero
    Explanation
    The libero player is not allowed in front of the attack line in volleyball. The libero is a specialized defensive player who often wears a different colored jersey and is restricted to playing in the back row. They are not allowed to participate in attacking plays or cross the attack line when attempting to play the ball. This rule ensures that the libero's primary role of defense and passing is maintained, while the other players handle the attacking responsibilities.

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  • 13. 

    How many players from each team are on the field at the start of a game of rugby league?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      14

    • E.

      13

    Correct Answer
    E. 13
    Explanation
    In a game of rugby league, there are 13 players from each team on the field at the start. This is the standard number of players in rugby league, as opposed to other forms of rugby such as rugby union which has 15 players. The number of players on the field affects the dynamics and strategies of the game, as each team has to work together with their 13 players to score points and defend against the opposing team.

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  • 14. 

    In rugby league, when would a player need to 'play the ball'?

    • A.

      To restart the game after a player has been tackled

    • B.

      To restart the game after the ball has gone out of play

    • C.

      To restart the game after a try has been scored

    • D.

      To restart the game after a conversion has been scored

    • E.

      To restart the game after a drop goal has been scored

    Correct Answer
    A. To restart the game after a player has been tackled
    Explanation
    A player would need to 'play the ball' in rugby league to restart the game after a player has been tackled. This is a fundamental rule in rugby league where the tackled player must play the ball by rolling it backwards with their foot. This allows the opposing team to have a fair chance to contest for possession and continue the game.

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  • 15. 

    In rugby league, how many points are awarded for a try?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    • E.

      6

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    In rugby league, a try is worth 4 points. A try is scored when a player successfully grounds the ball on or over the opposing team's goal line. This is the highest scoring method in the game, and it is awarded 4 points to incentivize and reward teams for their attacking play.

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  • 16. 

    In rugby union, how many points are awarded for a try?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    • E.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    In rugby union, a try is awarded 5 points. A try is scored when a player successfully grounds the ball in the opposition's in-goal area. It is the primary method of scoring in rugby and is worth more points than other scoring methods such as penalties or drop goals. The team that scores a try also has the opportunity to earn additional points through a conversion kick, which is worth 2 points if successful.

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  • 17. 

    How many players from each team are on the field at the start of a game of rugby union?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      11

    • E.

      7

    Correct Answer
    A. 15
    Explanation
    At the start of a game of rugby union, there are 15 players from each team on the field. This is the standard number of players in a rugby union match, with each team consisting of 15 players.

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  • 18. 

    How many seconds does a team have to shoot in a game of basketball?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      21

    • E.

      24

    Correct Answer
    E. 24
    Explanation
    In a game of basketball, a team has 24 seconds to shoot the ball. This time limit is known as the shot clock. It was introduced to ensure that teams do not excessively hold onto the ball and maintain an active and fast-paced game. If a team fails to take a shot within the 24-second time frame, it results in a shot clock violation, and the opposing team is awarded possession of the ball.

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  • 19. 

    How long is a game of ice hockey?

    • A.

      2 x 20 minute halves

    • B.

      3 x 20 minute periods

    • C.

      4 x 20 minute quarters

    • D.

      2 x 30 minute halves

    • E.

      2 x 35 minute halves

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 x 20 minute periods
    Explanation
    A game of ice hockey is divided into three periods, each lasting 20 minutes. This is the standard format for ice hockey games, with breaks between each period for teams to rest and strategize. The total game time, including breaks, is typically around 2 hours.

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  • 20. 

    How many players are there on the ice from each team at the start of an ice hockey match?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      8

    • E.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 6
    Explanation
    In an ice hockey match, there are 6 players on the ice from each team at the start. This includes 3 forwards, 2 defensemen, and 1 goaltender. The players work together to defend their own goal and try to score against the opposing team. Having 6 players on the ice allows for a balanced and competitive game.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following is NOT a violation in basketball?

    • A.

      Boxing Out

    • B.

      Carrying

    • C.

      Double Dribble

    • D.

      Goal Tending

    • E.

      Travelling

    Correct Answer
    A. Boxing Out
    Explanation
    Boxing Out is not a violation in basketball. Boxing Out refers to the technique of positioning oneself between an opponent and the basket to secure a rebound. It is a legal and fundamental skill used to gain an advantage in rebounding, and it is not considered a violation as long as it is done within the rules of the game.

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  • 22. 

    How many seconds does a team have to cross the halfway line in a game of basketball?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      21

    • E.

      24

    Correct Answer
    B. 8
    Explanation
    In a game of basketball, a team has 8 seconds to cross the halfway line. This rule is in place to ensure that the game keeps moving and prevents teams from stalling or delaying the game. If a team fails to cross the halfway line within 8 seconds, it results in a turnover and the opposing team gains possession of the ball.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following statements is TRUE?

    • A.

      A fault is awarded if the shuttlecock hits the ceiling

    • B.

      A let is awarded if the shuttlecock hits a post

    • C.

      A let is awarded if the shuttlecock hits the net

    • D.

      A let is awarded if the shuttlecock hits the ceiling

    • E.

      A fault is awarded if the shuttlecock is served when the opponent is not ready

    Correct Answer
    D. A let is awarded if the shuttlecock hits the ceiling
    Explanation
    If the shuttlecock hits the ceiling during a game of badminton, a let is awarded. This means that the point is replayed and no penalty is given to either player. This is because hitting the ceiling is considered an accidental interference that is beyond the control of the players.

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  • 24. 

    What is the MINIMUM number of points needed to win the first set of a volleyball match?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      21

    • E.

      25

    Correct Answer
    E. 25
    Explanation
    In a volleyball match, the first set is won by the team that reaches 25 points first. This is the minimum number of points needed to win the set. Therefore, the correct answer is 25.

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  • 25. 

    How is a game of netball started?

    • A.

      Centre pass

    • B.

      Goal line pass

    • C.

      Jump ball

    • D.

      Sideline pass

    • E.

      Tip off

    Correct Answer
    A. Centre pass
    Explanation
    In netball, a game is started with a centre pass. The centre pass is taken at the center of the court by the team that did not score the last goal. The player with the ball must pass it to a teammate within three seconds. This allows for a fair start to the game and ensures that both teams have an equal opportunity to possess the ball and score.

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  • 26. 

    Which player on an ice hockey team is not allowed to cross the halfway line?

    • A.

      Centre

    • B.

      Goalie

    • C.

      Left Wing

    • D.

      Right Defenceman

    • E.

      Right Wing

    Correct Answer
    B. Goalie
    Explanation
    The goalie is not allowed to cross the halfway line in ice hockey. The goalie's primary role is to defend the net and prevent the opposing team from scoring. They stay in their designated area, known as the crease, which is located in front of the net. Crossing the halfway line would leave the net vulnerable and create an opportunity for the opposing team to score. Therefore, the goalie must stay within their designated area and cannot cross the halfway line.

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  • 27. 

    What happens when an ice hockey player is charged with a penalty?

    • A.

      Cente pass

    • B.

      Face off

    • C.

      Free hit

    • D.

      Player is sent off

    • E.

      Player is sent to the penalty box (sin bin)

    Correct Answer
    E. Player is sent to the penalty box (sin bin)
    Explanation
    When an ice hockey player is charged with a penalty, they are sent to the penalty box, also known as the sin bin. This is a designated area where the player must sit out for a specified amount of time, depending on the severity of the penalty. While in the penalty box, the player's team is short-handed, meaning they have one less player on the ice, giving the opposing team an advantage. The player can only return to the game once their penalty time has expired.

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  • 28. 

    In cricket, what is the minimum number of balls bowled by the bowler?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    In cricket, the minimum number of balls bowled by the bowler is 6. This is because an over consists of 6 legal deliveries, and the bowler must bowl all 6 balls before another bowler takes over. Each ball gives the batsman an opportunity to score runs or get out, and the bowler's aim is to dismiss the batsman by taking wickets or restricting the scoring opportunities. Therefore, 6 is the minimum number of balls that must be bowled in a complete over.

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  • 29. 

    What is the MAXIMUM number of points needed to win a game of badminton?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      25

    • E.

      30

    Correct Answer
    E. 30
    Explanation
    In a game of badminton, the maximum number of points needed to win is 21. However, in some cases, a player must win by a margin of 2 points, so the game can continue beyond 21 points. Therefore, there is no maximum limit to the number of points that can be scored in a game of badminton. The answer of 30 is incorrect as it does not align with the rules of the game.

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  • 30. 

    What is the MINIMUM number of points needed to win a game of table-tennis?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      20

    • E.

      21

    Correct Answer
    B. 11
    Explanation
    The minimum number of points needed to win a game of table tennis is 11. This is because in a game of table tennis, each player must score at least 11 points to win the game.

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  • 31. 

    How long is a game of rugby league

    • A.

      2 x 30 minute halves

    • B.

      2 x 35 minute halves

    • C.

      2 x 40 minute halves

    • D.

      2 x 45 minute halves

    • E.

      4 x 20 minute quarters

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 x 40 minute halves
    Explanation
    A game of rugby league consists of two halves, each lasting 40 minutes. This is the correct answer because rugby league matches are divided into two equal halves, with each half lasting 40 minutes.

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  • 32. 

    In a game of rugby league, how many times can a team be tackled before possession of the ball is awarded to the other team?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    • E.

      6

    Correct Answer
    E. 6
    Explanation
    In a game of rugby league, a team can be tackled six times before possession of the ball is awarded to the other team. This means that the attacking team has six opportunities to advance the ball down the field and score points. After the sixth tackle, the possession of the ball is turned over to the opposing team, giving them their chance to attack.

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  • 33. 

    In a singles game of table-tennis, how many serves does each player take before their opponent is awarded the serve?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    In a singles game of table tennis, each player takes two serves before their opponent is awarded the serve. This is a standard rule in table tennis, where players alternate serving every two points.

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  • 34. 

    How long is a game of basketball?

    • A.

      2 X 20 minute halves

    • B.

      4 x 10 minute quarters

    • C.

      4 x 12 minute quarters

    • D.

      4 x 15 minute quarters

    • E.

      4 x 20 minute quarters

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 x 10 minute quarters
    Explanation
    A game of basketball is typically divided into four quarters, each lasting 10 minutes. This format is commonly used in professional and college basketball games. The total playing time is 40 minutes, not including timeouts, fouls, and other stoppages.

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  • 35. 

    How is a game of basketball started?

    • A.

      Base line pass

    • B.

      Centre pass

    • C.

      Free throw

    • D.

      Sideline pass

    • E.

      Tip off

    Correct Answer
    E. Tip off
    Explanation
    A game of basketball is started with a tip off. This is when the referee tosses the ball into the air between two opposing players at the center circle. The players then try to tap the ball to their teammates to gain possession and start the game. The tip off is used to determine which team gets the first possession of the ball at the beginning of the game and at the start of each quarter.

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