Interesting Quiz On Basketball Knowledge

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Interesting Quiz On Basketball Knowledge

A fun and interesting quiz on basketball. If you are a basketball lover then you should definitely take this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In basketball, "forward" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Rectangular Structure Of Wood Or Fiberglass That Holds The Basket

    • B. 

      A Violation When Done While Dribbling

    • C. 

      To Take The Ball Away From An Opponent

    • D. 

      One Of Two Players Who Usually Operate Near A Corner, On Both Offense And Defense

  • 2. 
    In basketball, a "foul" is best defined as what?
    • A. 

      Offensive Player Can Spend No More Than Three Consecutive Seconds Within The Free Throw Lane

    • B. 

      Where A Player Attempts A Free Throw From

    • C. 

      An Infraction Of The Rules By A Player, Coach

    • D. 

      Carom Of The Ball Off The Backboard After A Missed Shot

  • 3. 
    In basketball, "foul out" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      The Clock That Shows The Time Remaining In The Period

    • B. 

      To Be Disqualified From A Game For Committing Too Many Personal Fouls

    • C. 

      Pass To A Teammate That Leads Directly To A Field Goal

    • D. 

      A Personal Foul When A Player Hits An Opponent On The Hand Or Forearm

  • 4. 
    In basketball, "foul trouble" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Pass Thrown To A Teammate On One Bounce

    • B. 

      A Dunk On Which The Ball Is Thrown Down Very Hard Through The Basket

    • C. 

      When A Player Is Close To The Limit For Personal Fouls

    • D. 

      A Sleeve, 15 -18 Inches Long, Made Of Mesh, That's Suspended From The Rim

  • 5. 
    In basketball, "free throw" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Another Name For The Basket Or A Field Goal

    • B. 

      An Undefended Shot Taken From The Free Throw Line

    • C. 

      A Dunk On Which The Ball Is Thrown Down Very Hard Through The Basket

    • D. 

      A Close Range Shot That The Ball Rolls Gently Off The Fingertips Toward The Basket

  • 6. 
    In basketball, "free throw lane" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Shot That Misses The Backboard, Rim, And Net

    • B. 

      Vigorous Or Excessive Swinging Of The Elbows

    • C. 

      One Of Two Painted Areas Between The Baseline And The Free Throw Line

    • D. 

      To Prevent An Opponent From Getting The Ball

  • 7. 
    In basketball, "free throw line" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Usually The Tallest Player On A Team, Who Takes The Tip-Off

    • B. 

      Where A Player Attempts A Free Throw From

    • C. 

      The Shot Clock In The NBA

    • D. 

      Another Term For Traveling

  • 8. 
    In basketball, "game clock" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      A Rebound Of An Opponent's Shot

    • B. 

      Player In Control Of The Ball

    • C. 

      Pass Thrown To A Teammate On One Bounce

    • D. 

      The Clock That Shows The Time Remaining In The Period

  • 9. 
    In basketball, "give-and-go" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      A Player Passes To A Teammate, Then Cuts Toward The Basket To Receive A Return Pass

    • B. 

      The Playing Area For A Game

    • C. 

      When A Team Is Entitled To Bonus Free Throws

    • D. 

      The Area Behind The Free Throw Line But Inside Or Near The Free Throw Circle

  • 10. 
    In basketball, "goaltending" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      A Rebound Of An Opponent's Shot

    • B. 

      Interfering With A Shot While It Is Into The Basket

    • C. 

      The Rim Or Basket

    • D. 

      A Close Shot That The Ball Is Banked In Off The Backboard

  • 11. 
    In basketball, "hacking" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      A Defense In Which Each Player Is Responsible For Guarding A Specific Opponent

    • B. 

      A Type Of Foul Usually Called Because Of A Procedural Violation Or Misconduct

    • C. 

      A Personal Foul When A Player Hits An Opponent On The Hand Or Forearm

    • D. 

      After An Official Whistle, After Any Score, And After It Has Gone Out Of Bounds

  • 12. 
    In basketball, "held ball" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Usually The Tallest Player On A Team, Who Takes The Tip-Off

    • B. 

      A Situation In Which Two Opposing Players Have Joint Possession Of The Basketball

    • C. 

      To Make A Free Throw

    • D. 

      Location In The Free Throw Lane

  • 13. 
    In basketball, a "hook shot" is best defined as what?
    • A. 

      A Type Of Foul Usually Called Because Of A Procedural Violation Or Misconduct

    • B. 

      Area From The Center Line To The Baseline Nearest The Basket Being Defended By The Team

    • C. 

      One-Handed Shot On Which The Player Is Sideways To The Basket

    • D. 

      A Poor Shot, Usually Bounces Hard Off The Rim Or Backboard

  • 14. 
    In basketball, "hoop" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      The Area Encompassing The Free Throw Circle And Free Throw Lane

    • B. 

      Vigorous Or Excessive Swinging Of The Elbows

    • C. 

      The Rim Or Basket

    • D. 

      Player In Control Of The Ball

  • 15. 
    In basketball, what does "in the paint" mean?
    • A. 

      Traveling

    • B. 

      Committing Too Many Personal Fouls

    • C. 

      An Undefended Shot

    • D. 

      Location In The Free Throw Lane

  • 16. 
    What is an inside shot in basketball?
    • A. 

      An Area Directly Above The Basket

    • B. 

      One From Near Or Under The Basket

    • C. 

      A Free Throw

    • D. 

      A Shot From Midcourt

  • 17. 
    In basketball, what is a "jumper"?
    • A. 

      Time Spent Inside Free Throw Lane

    • B. 

      Player Jumps And Releases Ball From Above Head

    • C. 

      Player Puts Ball Above Rim And Pushes It Into Basket

    • D. 

      Player Banks Ball Off Backboard

  • 18. 
    In basketball, "key" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Pass Then Cut To Get Return Pass

    • B. 

      Pass Made Without Looking At Target

    • C. 

      Area Of Free Throw Circle And Lane

    • D. 

      Close To Personal Foul Limit

  • 19. 
    In basketball, "kicked ball" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Go After Rebounds Very Aggressively

    • B. 

      The Four Regional Champions

    • C. 

      Ball Is Struck By A Player's Foot

    • D. 

      The Ball Is Thrown Very Hard

  • 20. 
    In basketball, "loose ball" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Tallest Player Who Takes Tip-Off

    • B. 

      In Play But Not In Possession

    • C. 

      Violation With Disallowed Points

    • D. 

      Painted Area On The Court

  • 21. 
    In basketball, what does "man-to-man defense" mean?
    • A. 

      Player Guarding An Opponent

    • B. 

      Ball Thrown Hard Through Basket

    • C. 

      Pass Made Without Looking

    • D. 

      Players In Box Formation

  • 22. 
    In basketball, "net" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      To Make A Free Throw

    • B. 

      Going After A Rebound Aggressively

    • C. 

      Mesh Sleeve Suspended From The Rim

    • D. 

      Pass Thrown High Near The Basket

  • 23. 
    In basketball, "offensive board" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Personal Foul Hit On Forearm

    • B. 

      Player Who Brings The Ball Upcourt

    • C. 

      An Offensive Rebound

    • D. 

      Frontcourt/Backcourt Violation

  • 24. 
    In basketball, "offensive rebound" is best defined as?
    • A. 

      Moving The Ball Quickly Downcourt

    • B. 

      The Free Throw Circle And Lane

    • C. 

      Rebound Of Own Or A Teammate's Shot

    • D. 

      A Score Made From The Field

  • 25. 
    In basketball, what does "OT" mean?
    • A. 

      Old Team

    • B. 

      Overtime

    • C. 

      Outer Toe

    • D. 

      Open Ticker