Test Your Football IQ

15 Questions
Test Your Football IQ

This Test was devised by Football Guru to test your knowledge of the game and the terms used in American football, specifically NFL Football. Questions progress in difficulty as you go. This is a timed test to ensure your answers are yours and not from any outside sources. You will have 8 minutes to answer 15 questions. Highest possible IQ=180. Good luck!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A term used to describe the gloves worn by receivers.

    • B. 

      The rag a QB uses to wipe his hands with.

    • C. 

      A nickname for the officials.

    • D. 

      A slang term for a football..

    • E. 

      A slang term for the flags thrown by officials.

  • 2. 
    Where does the Quarterback typically line up?
    • A. 

      Behind the nose tackle.

    • B. 

      Behind the guard.

    • C. 

      Behind the center.

    • D. 

      Behind the corner back.

    • E. 

      Behind the safety.

  • 3. 
    How many men are on the field at one time per team?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      11

    • E. 

      22

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      3

  • 5. 
    How many yards do you need to get a first down?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

    • E. 

      100

  • 6. 
    How many downs do you get to obtain a first down?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

    • E. 

      1

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

    • E. 

      1

  • 8. 
    How many points is a touchdown worth?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      2

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      163

    • C. 

      135.8

    • D. 

      153.8

    • E. 

      158.3

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The Half back and fullbacks are spread apart at even depths.

    • B. 

      The halfback is half way between the quarterback and the fullback directly behind center.

    • C. 

      Both halfback and fullback are at even depth with the quarterback 5 yards behind the center one on each side of the quarterback.

    • D. 

      The fullback is half way between the quarterback and the halfback directly behind center.

    • E. 

      Both halfback and fullback are on each side of the quarterback directly behind the guards.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      100 yards long by 50 yards wide.

    • B. 

      100 yards long by 53 yards wide

    • C. 

      120 yards long by 50 yards wide.

    • D. 

      120 yards long by 53 1/3 yards wide

    • E. 

      110 yards long by 53 1/3 yards wide.

  • 12. 
    What are the dimensions of an NFL goal post?
    • A. 

      Crossbar is 12 feet high and the uprights are 20 feet, 6 inches wide and 30 feet tall.

    • B. 

      Crossbar is 10 feet high and the uprights are 21 feet, 6 inches wide and 25 feet tall.

    • C. 

      Crossbar is 15 feet high and the uprights are 16 feet, 6 inches wide and 20 feet tall.

    • D. 

      Crossbar is 8 feet high and the uprights are 19 feet, 6 inches wide and 20 feet tall.

    • E. 

      Crossbar is 10 feet high and the uprights are 18 feet, 6 inches wide and 30 feet tall.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Roughing the kicker.

    • B. 

      Kickoff out of bounds.

    • C. 

      Intentional grounding.

    • D. 

      Unsportsman like conduct.

    • E. 

      Illegal Block in the back.

  • 14. 
    What is the difference between a strong safety and a free safety?
    • A. 

      The strong safety plays on the side of the defense that has the strongest players on it.

    • B. 

      The free safety is free to go where he wants to make plays on the ball at all times and the strong safety must play a certain area of the field at all times.

    • C. 

      The strong safety is always the bigger and stronger of the two safety positions.

    • D. 

      A free safety plays on the side the tight end aligns on offense and is used as a run stopper on running plays and usually plays guards the tight end on passing plays where the strong safety is responsible for helping the corners on the deep routes.

    • E. 

      A strong safety plays on the side the tight end aligns on offense and is used as a run stopper on running plays and usually plays guards the tight end on passing plays where the free safety is responsible for helping the corners on the deep routes.

  • 15. 
    Name these famous NFL coaches from left to right.
    • A. 

      Paul Brown, Tom Landry, Vince Lomardi

    • B. 

      Tom Landry, Vince Lombardi, Paul Brown

    • C. 

      Paul Brown, Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry

    • D. 

      Vince Lombardi, Paul Brown, Tom Landry

    • E. 

      Tom Landry, Paul Brown, Vince Lombardi