# Interesting Softball Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

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Softball was originally an indoor sport invented in 1887 by George Hancock as a form of indoor baseball to be played during the winter. It has gain popularity and was an Olympic program from the year 1996. Test your knowledge on the game and key plays by taking up the interesting softball quiz below. All the best, and keep practicing!

• 1.

### How many positions are there on the field?

• A.

6

• B.

9

• C.

10

• D.

8

B. 9
Explanation
There are 9 positions on the field.

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• 2.

### There is no one on base and no outs, where should the next out occur?

• A.

1st

• B.

2nd

• C.

3rd

• D.

Home

A. 1st
Explanation
In baseball, the next out should occur at 1st base when there are no runners on base and no outs. This is because the batter must run to 1st base after hitting the ball, and if the fielding team successfully catches the ball and tags 1st base before the batter reaches it, the batter is considered out.

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• 3.

### The term "full count" in softball means what?

• A.

2 balls and 2 strikes

• B.

2 balls and 3 strikes

• C.

3 balls and 2 strikes

• D.

2 strikes and no balls

C. 3 balls and 2 strikes
Explanation
In softball, the term "full count" refers to a situation where the batter has three balls and two strikes. This means that the batter is one pitch away from either walking (if the next pitch is a ball) or striking out (if the next pitch is a strike). It is considered a critical moment in the game as both the pitcher and the batter are under pressure to make the right move.

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• 4.

### How many outs does each team get per inning?

• A.

2

• B.

4

• C.

3

• D.

1

C. 3
Explanation
Each team gets three outs per inning in baseball. An out occurs when a player from the batting team is dismissed by the fielding team. This can happen in various ways, such as a strikeout, a fly ball caught by a fielder, or a ground ball resulting in a force out at a base. Once a team accumulates three outs, their turn to bat ends, and the opposing team gets a chance to bat.

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• 5.

### A runner is considered "out" when:

• A.

• B.

A fielder tags first base, with the ball, before the runner reaches the base

• C.

The batter is touched with the ball by a fielder, before the batter reaches base

• D.

A fly ball is caught in the air

• E.

All of the above

E. All of the above
Explanation
All of the given statements describe situations where a runner is considered "out" in a game. If a fielder tags the base because the runner had to advance, it means that the runner did not reach the base in time and is therefore out. Similarly, if a fielder tags first base with the ball before the runner reaches the base, the runner is out. If a fielder touches the batter with the ball before the batter reaches base, the batter is out. Finally, if a fly ball is caught in the air, it means that the batter hit the ball and it was caught by a fielder before it touched the ground, resulting in the batter being out.

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• 6.

### A strike occurs when:

• A.

A batter swings and misses

• B.

A ball is foul-tipped on the first pitch

• C.

A ball is foul-tipped on the second pitch

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
A strike occurs when a batter swings and misses, when a ball is foul-tipped on the first pitch, or when a ball is foul-tipped on the second pitch. In all these scenarios, the pitch is considered a strike.

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• 7.

### A regulation softball game consists of how many innings?

• A.

5

• B.

6

• C.

7

• D.

8

C. 7
Explanation
A regulation softball game consists of 7 innings. This is the standard number of innings played in a softball game. Each team gets a turn to bat and field for a total of 7 innings, unless the game is tied and goes into extra innings.

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• 8.

### When your team is on defense and you make two outs in one continuous action this is called a

• A.

Multiply play

• B.

Double play

• C.

A big play

• D.

Super play

B. Double play
Explanation
A double play is when a defensive team makes two outs in one continuous action. This typically occurs when a fielder catches a fly ball or tags a runner, and then throws the ball to another fielder who tags another runner or touches a base before the runner reaches it. It is considered a big play because it quickly eliminates two offensive players from the bases, significantly reducing the scoring potential of the opposing team.

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• 9.

### What base can the player over run and not be tagged out?

• A.

Third

• B.

First

• C.

Second

• D.

Both a and c

• E.

All of the above

B. First
Explanation
The correct answer is "first". In baseball, a player can over run first base and not be tagged out. This means that if a player touches first base and continues running past it, they are still considered safe and cannot be tagged out as long as they return to the base before being tagged. This rule does not apply to second or third base, where the player can be tagged out if they over run the base.

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• 10.

### The batter is considered "out" in softball when

• A.

A foul ball is caught

• B.

A fly ball is dropped

• C.

A second strike is called

• D.

The first pitch is missed

A. A foul ball is caught
Explanation
In softball, a batter is considered "out" when a foul ball is caught. This means that if the batter hits the ball and it is caught by a fielder before it touches the ground outside the foul lines, the batter is out. This rule is in place to prevent batters from intentionally hitting foul balls to prolong their at-bat. By catching a foul ball, the defense is able to secure an out and end the batter's turn at the plate.

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• 11.

### You are batting, you swing and miss the third strike and the catcher does not catch the ball.  You may run to first base and if the ball does not get to the base before you or if you are not tagged, you are safe and can stay on 1st.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
If the batter swings and misses the third strike and the catcher does not catch the ball, the batter can run to first base. If the ball does not reach the base before the batter or if the batter is not tagged by the catcher, the batter is considered safe and can stay on first base. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 12.

### The runner can steal a base before the pitcher throws.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because a runner cannot steal a base before the pitcher throws the ball. In baseball, stealing a base refers to a baserunner advancing to the next base while the pitcher is in the process of delivering the ball to home plate. The runner must wait for the pitcher to throw the ball before attempting to steal a base.

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• 13.

### What is Bunt?

• A.

A hit where the batter gets to 2nd base

• B.

A mistake made by a defensive player

• C.

The batter dosn't take a full swing because they are trying to keep the ball in the infield

• D.

A ball hit hight in the air, usaually to the outfield

• E.

A hit that allows the batter to touch all the bases

C. The batter dosn't take a full swing because they are trying to keep the ball in the infield
Explanation
A bunt is a type of hit in baseball where the batter intentionally does not take a full swing in order to keep the ball in the infield. This strategy is often used to advance baserunners or to surprise the defense. By bunting, the batter can place the ball strategically and increase the chances of reaching base safely.

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• 14.

### A runner can "tag up" if a fly ball is caught in the air.  In other words, if a player catches a fly ball, a runner must return to the previous base before she can run to the next.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because in baseball, when a fly ball is caught in the air, the runner must "tag up" by returning to the previous base before they can attempt to run to the next base. This rule is in place to prevent runners from advancing while the ball is in the air and potentially being caught by a fielder. It ensures fair play and allows fielders to have a chance to make a play on the ball.

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• 15.

### If a ball is hit to the outfield, where do they throw the ball?

• A.

Pitcher

• B.

2nd base if they can reach it

• C.

1st base

• D.

2nd base regardless

B. 2nd base if they can reach it
Explanation
When a ball is hit to the outfield, the players usually throw the ball to 2nd base if they can reach it. This is because 2nd base is strategically positioned to allow the fielders to make a play on both the runner at 1st base and the runner trying to advance from 2nd to 3rd base. However, if the outfielder cannot reach 2nd base in time, they may throw the ball to 1st base instead to prevent the batter-runner from advancing further.

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• 16.

### Play stops when the ball is in the ___________________hand.

• A.

Catcher's

• B.

Pitcher's

• C.

Short stop's

• D.

First's

B. Pitcher's
Explanation
In baseball, play stops when the ball is in the pitcher's hand. The pitcher is responsible for delivering the ball to the batter, and once the ball is in their hand, they have control over the game. The catcher's role is to receive the pitches from the pitcher, the shortstop's role is to cover the area between second and third base, and the first baseman's role is to cover first base. However, it is the pitcher who has the ultimate control over play and can stop it by holding onto the ball.

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• 17.

### You are on base with 2 outs.  Your teammate hits a ball into the air.  You should

• A.

Wait and see if the ball is caught before advancing to the next base

• B.

Go back to your base and tag up

• C.

Run as soon as the ball is hit

• D.

C. Run as soon as the ball is hit
Explanation
In baseball, when there are 2 outs and a teammate hits a ball into the air, it is best to run as soon as the ball is hit. This is because if the ball is caught by the opposing team, it will count as an out and the inning will be over. By running immediately, you maximize your chances of reaching the next base before the ball is caught. If the ball is not caught, you can continue running and potentially score a run for your team. Waiting and seeing if the ball is caught before advancing or staying at your base would be less advantageous in this situation.

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• 18.

### What does it mean when you steal?

• A.

You take something that is not yours and you sould go to jail(c'mon dont pick this one this is a softball test)

• B.

When a team is out in the feild and the other team is batting and people who aren't batting run over and steal your water coole

• C.

When you are on base and you run to the next base as soon as the pitcher releases the ball

C. When you are on base and you run to the next base as soon as the pitcher releases the ball
• 19.

### What happens if you get 4 balls while batting?

• A.

Strike Out

• B.

Walk

• C.

Hit by Pitch

B. Walk
Explanation
If you get 4 balls while batting, the correct answer is "Walk". In baseball, if a batter receives 4 balls from the pitcher, they are awarded a walk. This means that the batter is allowed to advance to first base without having to hit the ball. It is a favorable outcome for the batting team as it increases their chances of scoring runs and puts pressure on the opposing team's pitcher.

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