Softball (Introduction) Quiz (Index 31-40)

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A simple quiz to check your understanding of the basics of softball. (Consider your answers carefully before you click "Submit" as you will not be able to return to the previous questions to change the answers. )


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1.       Softball was created in 1887, by George Hancock in _____________.

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      Kentucky

    • D.

      Chicago

    • E.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago
    Explanation
    Softball was created in 1887 by George Hancock in Chicago. This city is known for its rich history in sports and is often credited as the birthplace of softball. George Hancock is credited with inventing the game and creating the first set of rules. Chicago's influence on the development of softball is significant, making it the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    1.       Which year was Softball recognised in Olympics?

    • A.

      1995

    • B.

      1985

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      1986

    • E.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    C. 1996
    Explanation
    Softball was recognized in the Olympics in the year 1996.

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  • 3. 

         The objective of Softball is to score more ____________ than the opposing team.

    Correct Answer
    runs
    Runs
    RUNS
    Explanation
    The objective of Softball is to score more runs than the opposing team.

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  • 4. 

    1.       In a Softball game, 7 innings are played. In each inning, ...

    • A.

      ...each team has an opportunity to bat.

    • B.

      ...only one team has an opportunity to bat.

    Correct Answer
    A. ...each team has an opportunity to bat.
    Explanation
    In a softball game, 7 innings are played, and in each inning, each team has an opportunity to bat. This means that both teams get a chance to bat and score runs in every inning.

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  • 5. 

    The area where 'P', '1B', '2B', '3B', 'SS' and 'C' stand is known as the _____________.

    Correct Answer
    infield
    in-field
    INFIELD
    IN-FIELD
    Explanation
    The area where 'P', '1B', '2B', '3B', 'SS' and 'C' stand is known as the infield or in-field.

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  • 6. 

    1.       A RUN is scored when the batter or base runner...

    • A.

      ...runs past all 4 bases in sequence of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home.

    • B.

      ...touches all 4 bases in sequence of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home.

    • C.

      ...touches all 4 bases in any sequence of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home.

    • D.

      ...runs past all 4 bases in any sequence of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home.

    Correct Answer
    B. ...touches all 4 bases in sequence of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home.
    Explanation
    A run is scored when the batter or base runner touches all 4 bases in sequence of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and home. This means that the player must touch each base in the correct order without skipping any bases.

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  • 7. 

    1.       To score a run, the batter must hit the ball into play and then run to circle the bases, ________________.      

    • A.

      Counter clockwise.

    • B.

      Clockwise.

    Correct Answer
    A. Counter clockwise.
    Explanation
    To score a run, the batter must hit the ball into play and then run to circle the bases. The direction in which the batter needs to run to circle the bases is counter clockwise.

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  • 8. 

    1.       A batter will be strikeout if the pitcher pitches _____________ strikes.

    Correct Answer
    3
    three
    Explanation
    A batter will be strikeout if the pitcher pitches three strikes. In baseball, a strike is called when the batter swings at and misses the ball, or when the ball crosses the plate within the strike zone and the batter does not swing. The batter is allowed three strikes before being called out, hence the correct answer is 3 or "three".

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  • 9. 

    1.       A _________ occurs when the pitcher throws 4 balls.

    Correct Answer
    walk
    WALK
    Walk
    Explanation
    A walk occurs when the pitcher throws 4 balls. This is a term used in baseball to describe a situation where the batter is awarded first base without having to hit the ball. The correct answer can be written in different forms, such as "walk," "WALK," or "Walk."

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  • 10. 

    1.       If the batter hits a pitch, the defence has many ways to get the batter out. From the list below, select all applicable ways.

    • A.

      Fly-out

    • B.

      Tag-out

    • C.

      Bail-out

    • D.

      Force-out

    • E.

      Pitch-out

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Fly-out
    B. Tag-out
    D. Force-out
    Explanation
    The defence can get the batter out through a fly-out, where the batter hits the ball in the air and it is caught before it touches the ground. They can also get the batter out through a tag-out, where the fielder tags the batter with the ball before they reach a base. Another way is through a force-out, where the fielder tags the base before the batter reaches it when they are forced to run due to another runner advancing. Bail-out and pitch-out are not applicable ways for the defence to get the batter out in baseball.

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  • 11. 

    1.       Once the defence creates ________ outs, it switches to be on offense.

    Correct Answer(s)
    3
    three
    Explanation
    Once the defense creates three outs, it switches to be on offense. This means that in a game or sport, such as baseball or softball, the team that is defending or playing defense must get three outs against the opposing team in order to switch roles and become the offensive team. This is a common rule in many sports where teams take turns playing offense and defense.

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  • 12. 

    1.       If the offense team is known as the batting team, then the defense team would be known as ______________ team.

    • A.

      Infielding

    • B.

      Outfielding

    • C.

      Fielding

    • D.

      Throwing

    Correct Answer
    C. Fielding
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fielding". In baseball, the team that is not batting is referred to as the defense team, and their role is to field the ball and prevent the batting team from scoring. Fielding encompasses all defensive actions such as catching, throwing, and fielding ground balls. Therefore, "Fielding" is the appropriate term to describe the defense team in baseball.

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