Soccer Terms

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Soccer Terms - Quiz

This is a quiz on some basic soccer terms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Passing, clearing, controlling or shooting the ball with one's head.

    • A.

      Tackling

    • B.

      Heading

    • C.

      Throwing-In

    • D.

      Defending

    Correct Answer
    B. Heading
    Explanation
    Heading refers to the act of passing, clearing, controlling, or shooting the ball with one's head. It is a technique commonly used in soccer to redirect the ball's trajectory. This skill requires good timing, coordination, and accuracy. While tackling, throwing-in, and defending are also important aspects of soccer, they do not specifically involve the use of the head to manipulate the ball. Therefore, the correct answer in this case is Heading.

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  • 2. 

    To transfer possession of the ball from one teammate to another.

    • A.

      Juggling

    • B.

      Making a run.

    • C.

      Passing

    • D.

      Shooting

    Correct Answer
    C. Passing
    Explanation
    Passing is the correct answer because it involves transferring possession of the ball from one teammate to another. This can be done by kicking or throwing the ball to a teammate in order to maintain control and advance the play. Juggling, making a run, and shooting are not specifically related to transferring possession of the ball to a teammate.

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  • 3. 

    A player's ability to dispossess the opponent of the ball while the ball is being dribbled.  

    • A.

      Tackling

    • B.

      Passing

    • C.

      Trapping

    • D.

      Heading

    Correct Answer
    A. Tackling
    Explanation
    Tackling refers to a player's ability to dispossess the opponent of the ball while the ball is being dribbled. It involves using physical contact and technique to win back possession of the ball from the opponent. Tackling is an important skill in soccer as it allows players to regain control of the ball and disrupt the opponent's attack.

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  • 4. 

    The ability to control the ball with one's foot, thigh, or chest so that the ball stays within a close proximity.

    • A.

      Shooting

    • B.

      Trapping

    • C.

      Clearing

    • D.

      Off-Sides

    Correct Answer
    B. Trapping
    Explanation
    Trapping refers to the skill of controlling the ball using one's foot, thigh, or chest to keep it close. This allows the player to maintain possession and control of the ball, preventing it from getting away. Trapping is an essential skill in soccer as it enables players to receive passes, change direction, and set up for a shot or a pass. It requires good coordination, timing, and technique to effectively trap the ball and maintain control in tight situations.

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  • 5. 

    Protective equipment worn by players to aid in prevention of injuries to the shin.

    • A.

      Cleats

    • B.

      Jersey

    • C.

      Shinguards

    • D.

      Sweat Band

    Correct Answer
    C. Shinguards
    Explanation
    Shinguards are protective equipment worn by players to prevent injuries to the shin. They are typically made of a hard material and are worn underneath the socks. Shinguards provide cushioning and absorb the impact of tackles and kicks, reducing the risk of fractures, bruises, and other injuries to the shinbone. They are an essential piece of equipment in sports such as soccer, field hockey, and rugby, where players are at a high risk of being kicked or hit in the shins. Wearing shinguards can significantly reduce the severity of injuries and protect players during gameplay.

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  • 6. 

    Attempting to score into the opponent’s goal using the foot, head, or chest.

    • A.

      Sheilding

    • B.

      Trapping

    • C.

      Throwing-In

    • D.

      Shooting

    Correct Answer
    D. Shooting
    Explanation
    Shooting is the correct answer because it involves attempting to score into the opponent's goal using the foot, head, or chest. This action requires precision and power to kick the ball towards the goal with the intention of scoring a goal. Shooting is a fundamental skill in soccer and is often practiced and perfected by players to increase their chances of scoring and helping their team win the game.

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  • 7. 

    Specialty footwear worn by soccer players - they provide extra footing on grass.

    • A.

      Cleats

    • B.

      Shinguards

    • C.

      Jerseys

    • D.

      Ankle Brace

    Correct Answer
    A. Cleats
    Explanation
    Cleats are a type of specialty footwear worn by soccer players. They are designed with studs or spikes on the bottom that provide extra traction and grip on grass surfaces. This helps players to maintain stability and prevent slipping while running or making quick movements on the field. Cleats are essential for soccer players as they enhance their ability to maneuver and change direction effectively during the game.

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  • 8. 

    When is there a throw-in in a soccer game? Describe when throw-ins occur.

  • 9. 

    Describe a situation when a person would dribble a soccer ball.

  • 10. 

    What does the term "offside" refer to in soccer?

    • A.

      When a player kicks the ball out of bounds. 

    • B.

      When a player is positioned closer to the opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second-to-last defender when the ball is passed to them. 

    • C.

      When a player is awarded a corner kick. 

    • D.

      When a player is cautioned with a yellow card.

    Correct Answer
    B. When a player is positioned closer to the opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second-to-last defender when the ball is passed to them. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer, B, explains that being in an offside position means being nearer to the opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second-to-last defender when the ball is played to the player. However, it's essential to note that being in an offside position is not an offense by itself; the player must also be involved in active play to be penalized for offside.

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