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  • 1. 

    What color is a traditional cricket ball?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Brown

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    D. Red
    Explanation
    A traditional cricket ball is red in color. This is because red is the most commonly used color for cricket balls in traditional cricket matches. The red color helps the ball to be more visible to the players on the field, especially against the green grass. Additionally, the red color also helps the ball to age and deteriorate over time, which can affect its behavior and make the game more challenging for the players.

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  • 2. 

    How does a cricket fielding team attempt to prevent runs?

    • A.

      Boxing Out

    • B.

      Running Out

    • C.

      Stealing Out

    • D.

      Catching Out

    Correct Answer
    B. Running Out
    Explanation
    A cricket fielding team attempts to prevent runs by running out the batsman. This means that they try to get the batsman out by hitting the stumps with the ball before the batsman can complete a run. By doing so, the fielding team can stop the batsman from scoring runs and potentially dismiss them from the game.

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  • 3. 

    What color uniforms may be worn during a red ball cricket game?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    During a red ball cricket game, white uniforms may be worn. This is because red ball cricket is the traditional format of the game, played with a red ball and white clothing. The white uniforms help the players to stand out against the green field and make it easier for the spectators and officials to see the players and follow the game. Additionally, the white uniforms are a symbol of tradition and are commonly associated with the sport of cricket.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the horizontal element of a cricket wicket?

    • A.

      Basket

    • B.

      Goal

    • C.

      Stump

    • D.

      Bail

    Correct Answer
    D. Bail
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bail. In cricket, a wicket consists of three vertical stumps and two horizontal bails. The bails are placed on top of the stumps, and they are dislodged when the ball hits the wicket, indicating that a batsman is out. The bails are lightweight and easily fall off, making them an essential component of the wicket.

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  • 5. 

    If a striker misses, which cricket player is responsible for catching the ball?

    • A.

      The Wicket-Keeper

    • B.

      The Batsman

    • C.

      The Bowler

    • D.

      The Center

    Correct Answer
    A. The Wicket-Keeper
    Explanation
    The wicket-keeper is responsible for catching the ball if a striker misses in cricket. The wicket-keeper is positioned behind the stumps and is equipped with gloves to catch the ball. Their primary role is to catch the ball when the batsman misses it, as well as to prevent the batsman from scoring runs by stumping or run-outs.

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  • 6. 

    Why would a bowler bounce a ball on the cricket pitch?

    • A.

      To Clean The Ball

    • B.

      To Injure An Opponent

    • C.

      Make It Harder To Hit

    • D.

      To Make It Easier To Hit

    Correct Answer
    C. Make It Harder To Hit
    Explanation
    A bowler would bounce a ball on the cricket pitch to make it harder to hit. By bouncing the ball, the bowler increases the unpredictability of the delivery, making it more challenging for the batsman to anticipate the trajectory and timing of the ball. This can result in the batsman mistiming their shot or being caught off guard, increasing the chances of the bowler taking a wicket. Bouncing the ball also adds variation to the bowler's tactics, making it more difficult for the batsman to settle into a rhythm and score runs easily.

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  • 7. 

    In cricket terminology, what is the opposite of a leg-cutter?

    • A.

      Off-Cutter

    • B.

      Side-Cutter

    • C.

      Knee-Cutter

    • D.

      Back-Cutter

    Correct Answer
    A. Off-Cutter
    Explanation
    In cricket, a leg-cutter is a type of delivery where the ball moves away from the batsman after pitching. The opposite of this would be an off-cutter, where the ball moves towards the batsman after pitching. Therefore, the correct answer is Off-Cutter.

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  • 8. 

    What is the term for the highest level of professional cricket matches?

    • A.

      Upper Matches

    • B.

      Best Matches

    • C.

      Test Matches

    • D.

      Queen's Matches

    Correct Answer
    C. Test Matches
    Explanation
    Test Matches is the correct answer because it refers to the highest level of professional cricket matches. Test matches are played between national teams and are considered the most prestigious form of cricket. They are longer in duration, usually lasting five days, and are played with a red ball. Test matches are known for their high level of skill, strategy, and intensity, and are considered the ultimate challenge for cricketers.

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  • 9. 

    A bowler having the non-bowling arm closest to the wicket is said to be what?

    • A.

      Over The Wicket

    • B.

      Around The Wicket

    • C.

      Beside The Wicket

    • D.

      Behind The Wicket

    Correct Answer
    B. Around The Wicket
    Explanation
    When a bowler has their non-bowling arm closest to the wicket, they are said to be bowling "Around The Wicket." This term is commonly used in cricket to describe the angle at which the bowler approaches the batsman. It means that the bowler is coming from the side of the wicket opposite to where the batsman stands. This angle allows the bowler to create different lines and lengths of delivery, which can be advantageous in certain situations during a cricket match.

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  • 10. 

    Which cricket out results from a bowler's throw breaking a wicket?

    • A.

      Leg Before Wicket

    • B.

      Stump Ball

    • C.

      Bowl

    • D.

      Hit Wicket

    Correct Answer
    C. Bowl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bowl" because when a bowler throws the ball and it hits the wicket, it is known as a bowl. This is one of the ways a batsman can get out in cricket. The other options mentioned in the question, Leg Before Wicket, Stump Ball, and Hit Wicket, refer to different ways of getting out in cricket, but they do not involve the bowler's throw breaking the wicket.

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  • 11. 

    The wicket-keeper failing to cleanly gather a striker's missed ball results in what?

    • A.

      Foul

    • B.

      Goal

    • C.

      Pass

    • D.

      Bye

    Correct Answer
    D. Bye
    Explanation
    When a wicket-keeper fails to cleanly gather a striker's missed ball, it results in a "Bye." In cricket, a bye is a run scored when the batsman misses the ball and the wicket-keeper fails to catch it, allowing the batsmen to take a run without any contact with the ball. This can happen if the ball goes past the wicket-keeper and the batsmen are able to complete a run before the ball is returned.

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  • 12. 

    In cricket, what is the name of the team that faces off against the batting team?

    • A.

      Defensive Team

    • B.

      Catching Team

    • C.

      Fielding Team

    • D.

      Home Team

    Correct Answer
    C. Fielding Team
    Explanation
    In cricket, the team that faces off against the batting team is called the fielding team. The fielding team is responsible for preventing the batting team from scoring runs by catching the ball, fielding it, and attempting to get the batsmen out. They strategically position their players on the field to cover different areas and try to dismiss the batsmen through various means such as catching, run-outs, or stumping.

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  • 13. 

    What must a cricket batsman do to score six runs?

    • A.

      Be Hit With The Ball

    • B.

      Hit A Ball Over The Boundary

    • C.

      Hit The Umpire

    • D.

      Catch The Ball

    Correct Answer
    B. Hit A Ball Over The Boundary
    Explanation
    To score six runs in cricket, a batsman must hit the ball over the boundary line without the ball touching the ground. This is known as a "six" and is the highest number of runs that can be scored in a single shot. The other options mentioned, such as being hit with the ball, hitting the umpire, or catching the ball, do not result in scoring six runs.

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  • 14. 

    A wicket being touched by any player's equipment results in what kind of out?

    • A.

      Felt Wicket

    • B.

      Fallen Wicket

    • C.

      Dead Wicket

    • D.

      Hit Wicket

    Correct Answer
    D. Hit Wicket
    Explanation
    When a wicket is touched by a player's equipment, it results in a "Hit Wicket" out. This occurs when the batsman accidentally knocks the bails off the stumps with their bat or any part of their body while attempting to play a shot. It is considered a dismissal and the batsman is declared out.

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  • 15. 

    What happens when a cricket ball lodges in an umpire's clothing?

    • A.

      It Is Declared Dead

    • B.

      It Is Buried

    • C.

      It Is Tossed Out

    • D.

      It Is Still In Play

    Correct Answer
    A. It Is Declared Dead
    Explanation
    When a cricket ball lodges in an umpire's clothing, it is declared dead. This means that the ball is no longer in play and the game is paused until the ball is removed. This is because the ball is considered to be in an unnatural position and it could potentially affect the outcome of the game if it remains in the umpire's clothing. Therefore, the ball is declared dead to ensure fairness and the game can only resume once the ball is retrieved and returned to the field.

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  • 16. 

    In cricket, what term is the opposite of Limited Duration?

    • A.

      No Disqualification

    • B.

      Long Play

    • C.

      Overtime

    • D.

      Limited Overs

    Correct Answer
    D. Limited Overs
    Explanation
    Limited Duration in cricket refers to a format of the game where each team has a specific number of overs to play. The opposite of this would be a format where there is no limitation on the number of overs, which is known as Limited Overs. In Limited Overs cricket, each team has the opportunity to bat and bowl without any time restrictions, allowing for a potentially longer duration of play compared to Limited Duration formats.

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  • 17. 

    What is the result of a cricket bowler overstepping his mark?

    • A.

      One Ball

    • B.

      Lost Ball

    • C.

      Poped Ball

    • D.

      No Ball

    Correct Answer
    D. No Ball
    Explanation
    When a cricket bowler oversteps his mark, it means that he has crossed the line that marks the limit of his approach during delivery. This is considered an illegal action in cricket, and the result is a penalty called a "No Ball." A No Ball awards the batting team one extra run and provides the batsman with a free hit, meaning that they cannot be dismissed on that delivery except by a run-out.

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  • 18. 

    In cricket, a wide results in what for the batting team?

    • A.

      One Run

    • B.

      Three Runs

    • C.

      Two Runs

    • D.

      Six Runs

    Correct Answer
    A. One Run
    Explanation
    A wide in cricket is an illegal delivery where the ball is bowled too wide of the batsman, making it difficult for them to hit. As a result, the batting team is awarded one run as a penalty. This extra run is added to their score without the batsman needing to hit the ball. So, the correct answer is One Run.

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  • 19. 

    In a one-day cricket match, how many innings does each team get?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    In a one-day cricket match, each team gets one inning. This is because a one-day cricket match is played in a limited overs format, where each team is given a fixed number of overs to bat and score runs. Once a team's innings is completed, the other team gets their chance to bat. Therefore, each team gets only one inning to showcase their batting skills and score as many runs as possible.

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  • 20. 

    A wide is a cricket ball bowled how?

    • A.

      With A Curve

    • B.

      Backwards

    • C.

      Over A Batsman's Head

    • D.

      Underarm

    Correct Answer
    C. Over A Batsman's Head
    Explanation
    In cricket, a wide is a delivery that is bowled outside the batsman's reach. It is considered wide if the ball passes over the batsman's head without him being able to play a shot at it. Therefore, the correct answer is "Over A Batsman's Head."

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  • 21. 

    Which field position describes a player located close to the batsman?

    • A.

      Short

    • B.

      Edgy

    • C.

      Square

    • D.

      Onside

    Correct Answer
    A. Short
    Explanation
    A player located close to the batsman is referred to as "Short." This field position is often used in cricket to describe a player who is stationed near the batsman, typically on the leg side. The short fielder is positioned in order to quickly react to shots played by the batsman, especially those hit in the air or with a lot of power. This fielding position allows the player to be in a prime position to catch or stop the ball and potentially take a wicket.

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  • 22. 

    A cricket ball that hits an umpire is declared what?

    • A.

      Offside

    • B.

      Still In Play

    • C.

      Dead

    • D.

      Flat

    Correct Answer
    B. Still In Play
    Explanation
    If a cricket ball hits an umpire, it is declared "Still In Play." This means that the ball is still considered live and the game continues as normal. The umpire is considered part of the playing field, so if the ball hits them, it does not affect the outcome of the game. The players must continue to play and react to the ball accordingly.

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  • 23. 

    Which out results from a batsman's wicket being broken while he's outside the crease?

    • A.

      Extra Ball

    • B.

      Bowl

    • C.

      Stump

    • D.

      LBW

    Correct Answer
    C. Stump
    Explanation
    When a batsman's wicket is broken while he is outside the crease, it means that the stumps have been knocked over and the bails have been dislodged. This is known as getting "stumped." The wicketkeeper or fielder must remove the bails from the stumps while the batsman is out of his crease for this to happen. Therefore, the correct answer is "Stump."

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  • 24. 

    A cricket bowler who curves the ball through the air is said to have achieved what?

    • A.

      Edge

    • B.

      Curve

    • C.

      Swing

    • D.

      Flight

    Correct Answer
    C. Swing
    Explanation
    When a cricket bowler is able to curve the ball through the air, it is referred to as "swing." This term is used to describe the movement of the ball in the air, where it deviates from its normal trajectory due to the bowler's technique. The ability to swing the ball is highly valued in cricket as it can make it difficult for the batsman to predict and hit the ball accurately.

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  • 25. 

    In order to not be run out, a cricket batsman must be partially located behind what?

    • A.

      The End zone

    • B.

      The Popping Crease

    • C.

      The Wicket

    • D.

      Batter's Box

    Correct Answer
    B. The Popping Crease
    Explanation
    To not be run out, a cricket batsman must be partially located behind the popping crease. The popping crease is a line marked in front of the wicket, and the batsman needs to have some part of their body or bat behind this line to be considered safe. If the batsman's foot or bat is not behind the popping crease when the wicket is broken, they can be run out by the fielding team.

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  • 26. 

    A cricket ball touched by an on-field spectator is declared what?

    • A.

      Lost

    • B.

      Having Reached The Boundary

    • C.

      Out

    • D.

      Dead Ball

    Correct Answer
    B. Having Reached The Boundary
    Explanation
    When a cricket ball is touched by an on-field spectator, it is declared as "Having Reached The Boundary". This means that the ball is considered to have crossed the boundary line and scored four runs for the batting team. The boundary is determined by the outer edge of the field, and any contact with the ball beyond that point is considered as having reached the boundary.

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  • 27. 

    A cricket umpire signals what by drawing an invisible square in front of his body?

    • A.

      Body Blow

    • B.

      Hard Foul

    • C.

      No Goal

    • D.

      TV Replay

    Correct Answer
    D. TV Replay
    Explanation
    When a cricket umpire draws an invisible square in front of his body, it is a signal for TV Replay. This means that the umpire is requesting the match officials to review a particular incident or decision using the television footage. The TV replay allows the officials to have a closer look at the incident and make an accurate judgment based on the available evidence. This signal is crucial in ensuring fair play and making correct decisions in the game of cricket.

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  • 28. 

    The four types of cricket extra are no ball, bye, leg bye and what?

    • A.

      High

    • B.

      Low

    • C.

      Wide

    • D.

      Side

    Correct Answer
    C. Wide
    Explanation
    The question asks for the fourth type of cricket extra, and the correct answer is "Wide". In cricket, a wide is called when the bowler delivers a ball that is too far away from the batsman for them to hit it. It is considered an extra because it counts as one run for the batting team, without the batsman having to do anything.

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  • 29. 

    A bowler's average is found by dividing runs scored by what?

    • A.

      Innings Played

    • B.

      Wickets Taken

    • C.

      At Bats

    • D.

      Outs

    Correct Answer
    B. Wickets Taken
    Explanation
    A bowler's average is found by dividing runs scored by wickets taken. This is because the average represents the number of runs conceded by a bowler for each wicket they take. By dividing the total runs conceded by the number of wickets taken, we can determine the average number of runs given away per wicket.

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  • 30. 

    A bowled ball known as a "wrong'un" is also called what?

    • A.

      Roogly

    • B.

      Toogly

    • C.

      Googly

    • D.

      Boogly

    Correct Answer
    C. Googly
    Explanation
    A bowled ball known as a "wrong'un" is also called a googly. The term "googly" is used in cricket to describe a deceptive delivery by a bowler that spins in the opposite direction to what the batsman expects. It is a type of leg spin delivery that appears as an off spin delivery to the batsman, causing confusion and making it difficult to play. The term "googly" is widely used in cricket terminology to refer to this particular type of delivery.

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