Soccer History & Rules Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who invented soccer?

    • A. 

      The Romans

    • B. 

      The Japanese

    • C. 

      The Chinese

    • D. 

      No one (in particular)

    Correct Answer
    D. No one (in particular)
    Explanation
    Soccer, also known as football, has evolved over centuries and its origins can be traced back to various ancient civilizations. While the Romans, Japanese, and Chinese all had their own versions of ball games, it is difficult to attribute the invention of soccer to any one specific culture or individual. The modern game of soccer as we know it today has developed through a gradual process of refinement and standardization, with contributions from multiple cultures and societies. Therefore, it is more accurate to say that soccer was not invented by any one particular group or person.

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  • 2. 

    Which king of England passed a law against soccer?

    • A. 

      Robert

    • B. 

      Edward

    • C. 

      Henry

    • D. 

      Charles

    Correct Answer
    B. Edward
    Explanation
    Edward is the correct answer because King Edward II of England passed a law against soccer in 1314. The law was enacted to encourage archery practice, as it was considered more important for military training. This law prohibited the playing of soccer and other recreational activities, and those caught playing could face imprisonment.

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  • 3. 

    Who used the game to sharpen warrior’s skills?

    • A. 

      The Chinese

    • B. 

      The Romans

    • C. 

      The Gauls

    • D. 

      The Egyptians

    Correct Answer
    B. The Romans
    Explanation
    The Romans used the game to sharpen warrior's skills.

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  • 4. 

    Who invented vulcanized rubber soccer balls?

    • A. 

      Charles Goodyear

    • B. 

      Dick Smith

    • C. 

      H.J Lindon

    • D. 

      No one knows

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Goodyear
    Explanation
    Charles Goodyear is credited with inventing vulcanized rubber, a process that made rubber more durable and suitable for various applications, including soccer balls. The vulcanization process involves heating rubber with sulfur, which creates cross-links between polymer chains, making it more resistant to heat, abrasion, and deformation. This invention revolutionized the manufacturing of rubber products, including soccer balls, by making them more durable and long-lasting.

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  • 5. 

    Approx. how many people watch or play soccer?

    • A. 

      60 000

    • B. 

      4 000 000

    • C. 

      10 000 000 000

    • D. 

      8 000 000

    Correct Answer
    D. 8 000 000
    Explanation
    The answer 8,000,000 is the most reasonable estimate for the number of people who watch or play soccer. The other options are either too small (60,000 and 4,000,000) or too large (10,000,000,000) to be a realistic approximation. 8,000,000 falls within a plausible range for the popularity of soccer worldwide.

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  • 6. 

    Who is allowed to touch the ball with their hands?

    • A. 

      Anyone

    • B. 

      The Referee

    • C. 

      The Goalie

    • D. 

      The Goalie and the referee

    Correct Answer
    D. The Goalie and the referee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the goalie and the referee. In soccer, only the goalkeeper and the referee are allowed to touch the ball with their hands. The goalkeeper is responsible for defending the goal and is allowed to use their hands within the penalty area. The referee, on the other hand, may touch the ball to signal a restart or to make a decision during the game.

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  • 7. 

    How long does a standard adult match last?

    • A. 

      60 mins

    • B. 

      45 mins

    • C. 

      90 mins

    • D. 

      75 mins

    Correct Answer
    C. 90 mins
    Explanation
    A standard adult match typically lasts for 90 minutes. This is the standard duration for a soccer match, which is the most popular sport worldwide. The match is divided into two halves of 45 minutes each, with a halftime break of 15 minutes. This duration allows for a fair and competitive game, giving both teams enough time to showcase their skills and strategies.

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  • 8. 

    What is the ball usually made of?

    • A. 

      Plastic

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Leather

    • D. 

      Rubber

    Correct Answer
    C. Leather
    Explanation
    The ball is usually made of leather because leather is a durable and flexible material that is commonly used in sports balls. It provides a good grip and feel, making it ideal for sports such as football and cricket. Leather balls also have good bounce and flight characteristics, making them suitable for various sports activities.

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  • 9. 

    What is the referee’s job?

    • A. 

      To enforce the rules

    • B. 

      To protect the players

    • C. 

      To keep score

    • D. 

      To cheer on the teams

    Correct Answer
    A. To enforce the rules
    Explanation
    The referee's job is to enforce the rules of the game. They are responsible for ensuring that all players follow the established rules and regulations, and they have the authority to make decisions and penalize players for any violations. By enforcing the rules, the referee helps maintain fair play and ensures that the game is conducted in a safe and controlled manner.

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  • 10. 

    Which one of these is not essential in soccer?

    • A. 

      Footwear

    • B. 

      Shin pads

    • C. 

      Mouthguard

    • D. 

      Socks

    Correct Answer
    C. Mouthguard
    Explanation
    A mouthguard is not essential in soccer because it is not a requirement for the game. While footwear, shin pads, and socks are necessary for safety and performance, a mouthguard is not typically worn in soccer. Mouthguards are more commonly used in sports like football, hockey, and rugby where there is a higher risk of dental injuries. In soccer, the focus is more on footwork and ball control rather than physical contact, making a mouthguard unnecessary.

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