Cricket Rules And Vocabulary! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    A cricket shot with very little skill is known as what?

    • A.

      Spinner

    • B.

      Yorker

    • C.

      Tail

    • D.

      Agricultural Shot

    Correct Answer
    D. Agricultural Shot
    Explanation
    An agricultural shot refers to a cricket shot that is played with very little skill or technique. It implies that the batsman is using brute force rather than finesse to hit the ball. The term "agricultural" suggests a lack of refinement or elegance in the shot, indicating that it is not executed with precision or control.

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  • 2. 

    A Yorker is a cricket ball that is bounced close to what?

    • A.

      The Sideline

    • B.

      The Halfline

    • C.

      The Batsman's Crease

    • D.

      The Endline

    Correct Answer
    C. The Batsman's Crease
    Explanation
    A Yorker is a cricket ball that is bounced close to the Batsman's Crease. The Batsman's Crease is a line marked on the cricket pitch, which the batsman must stay behind to avoid being dismissed. A Yorker is a type of delivery in cricket where the ball is aimed at the batsman's feet, making it difficult for them to hit the ball effectively. Bouncing the ball close to the Batsman's Crease increases the chances of the ball hitting the stumps and potentially getting the batsman out.

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  • 3. 

    What backspinned ball is bowled in the same direction as a top-spinner?

    • A.

      Jaffa

    • B.

      Howzat

    • C.

      Flipper

    • D.

      Hook

    Correct Answer
    C. Flipper
    Explanation
    A flipper is a type of backspinned ball that is bowled in the same direction as a top-spinner. It is a deceptive delivery in cricket where the ball is released with backspin, causing it to bounce lower and skid through to the batsman. This makes it difficult for the batsman to anticipate the bounce and adjust their shot accordingly. Therefore, the flipper is the correct answer as it matches the given description.

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  • 4. 

    In cricket, what color sightscreen is used when a red ball is in play?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Yellow

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    C. White
    Explanation
    In cricket, a white sightscreen is used when a red ball is in play. This is because a white sightscreen provides the best contrast against the red ball, making it easier for the batsman to see the ball clearly against the background. The white color helps the ball stand out and ensures that it is visible to both the batsman and the fielders, allowing for better gameplay and fair competition.

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  • 5. 

    What cricket player is the term "golden duck" associated with?

    • A.

      Batsman

    • B.

      Keeper

    • C.

      Skipper

    • D.

      Halfback

    Correct Answer
    A. Batsman
    Explanation
    The term "golden duck" in cricket is associated with a batsman. A golden duck refers to a batsman being dismissed without scoring any runs on the very first ball they face in an innings. It is considered an unfortunate and embarrassing dismissal for the batsman.

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  • 6. 

    What cricket swing is characterized by having little control?

    • A.

      Grubber

    • B.

      Jaffa

    • C.

      Hook

    • D.

      Hoik

    Correct Answer
    D. Hoik
    Explanation
    A hoik in cricket is a swing that is characterized by having little control. When a player hoiks the ball, they swing their bat with force and without much precision or technique. This often leads to the ball being hit in an erratic or unpredictable manner, making it difficult for the player to direct or control where the ball goes. As a result, a hoik is typically considered a risky and less reliable shot in cricket.

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  • 7. 

    What large object placed behind a cricket bowler?

    • A.

      Lightscreen

    • B.

      Topscreen

    • C.

      Sightscreen

    • D.

      Flyscreen

    Correct Answer
    C. Sightscreen
    Explanation
    A sightscreen is a large object placed behind a cricket bowler. It is typically a white or light-colored screen that helps the batsman to see the ball clearly as it is bowled towards him. The sightscreen is positioned at the end of the pitch, opposite to where the bowler is delivering the ball. Its purpose is to provide a clear background against which the ball can be easily seen, reducing any visual distractions and helping the batsman to focus on the bowler's delivery.

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  • 8. 

    What movement is undertaken by a bowled cricket ball that seams?

    • A.

      Spins Backwards

    • B.

      Rolls Slowly Then Speeds Up

    • C.

      Bounces

    • D.

      Moves Sideways

    Correct Answer
    D. Moves Sideways
    Explanation
    A bowled cricket ball that seams moves sideways. Seaming is a type of movement in cricket where the ball deviates off the pitch after bouncing. This movement is caused by the ball hitting the seam, which is the stitching on the surface of the ball. When the ball hits the seam, it can change its direction unpredictably, moving either towards or away from the batsman. This movement makes it difficult for the batsman to predict the path of the ball, increasing the chances of getting them out.

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  • 9. 

    Which cricket player is responsible for a "maiden"?

    • A.

      Bowler

    • B.

      Keeper

    • C.

      Fielder

    • D.

      Batsman

    Correct Answer
    A. Bowler
    Explanation
    A "maiden" in cricket refers to an over in which no runs are scored by the batsman. The bowler is responsible for delivering the ball, and it is their skill and tactics that determine whether or not the batsman is able to score runs. Therefore, the bowler is responsible for a "maiden" as they successfully prevent the batsman from scoring any runs during an over.

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  • 10. 

    What is a batsman hitting out of order at the end of a multi-day game called?

    • A.

      Bonnie

    • B.

      Copper

    • C.

      Baker

    • D.

      Nightwatchman

    Correct Answer
    D. Nightwatchman
    Explanation
    A batsman hitting out of order at the end of a multi-day game is called a nightwatchman. This term refers to a lower-order batsman who is sent in to bat towards the end of a day's play in order to protect the more skilled batsmen from facing the new ball. The nightwatchman's role is to see out the remaining overs of the day and ensure that the more experienced batsmen are not dismissed late in the day when they may be tired or lose concentration.

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