Test Your Football IQ! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Football IQ! Trivia Quiz

Test Your Football IQ! This test was devised by a football enthusiast to test your knowledge of the game and the terms used in American football, specifically NFL. Do you know which team members play the most significant role as well as are you familiar with the rules of the game? The Questions progress in difficulty as you go, so be sure to read each question carefully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Pigskin?
    • 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. 
    How many yards do you need to get a first down?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

    • E. 

      100

  • 5. 
    How many downs do you get to obtain a first down?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

    • E. 

      1

  • 6. 
    How many different ways are there to score in football?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

    • E. 

      1

  • 7. 
    How many points is a touchdown worth?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      2

  • 8. 
    What is the highest possible QB rating in the NFL?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      163

    • C. 

      135.8

    • D. 

      153.8

    • E. 

      158.3

  • 9. 
    In an I-formation, what is the alignment of the running backs?
    • 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.

  • 10. 
    What are the dimensions of an entire NFL football field, including the end zones?
    • 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.

  • 11. 
    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.

  • 12. 
    Which type of penalty can result in the most amount of penalty yards?
    • A. 

      Roughing the kicker.

    • B. 

      Kickoff out of bounds.

    • C. 

      Intentional grounding.

    • D. 

      Unsportsmanlike conduct.

    • E. 

      Illegal Block in the back.

  • 13. 
    • 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.

  • 14. 
    Name these famous NFL coaches from left to right.
    • A. 

      Paul Brown, Tom Landry, Vince Lombardi

    • 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