Only A True Player Can Pass This Volleyball IQ Trivia Quiz

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Put your volleyball knowledge to the test, in this quiz on one of the world’s favourite summer sports – which has shockingly been around since the late 1800s! Get your answers over the net and sink a point for the team!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name two types of serves

  • 2. 

    Name two reasons to hit at the setter.

  • 3. 

    Why is it important to know if the setter is front row or back row?

  • 4. 

    A dig is shanked to the right by left back. The setter can get to the ball but she can't use her hands. Who should take the ball and where should they put it?

  • 5. 

    You are in serve receive. The other team is 3 points away from game point. Your worst passer is stuck in the back row. Name 3 out of four strategies to get out of this rotation.*Answer #4 for extra credit

  • 6. 

    When you are serving, besides serving numbered positions, name 3/5 serving strategies.*Answer #4&5 for extra credit

  • 7. 

    Diving and rolling is just to look cool.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that diving and rolling is not solely for the purpose of looking cool. This implies that there may be other reasons or benefits associated with diving and rolling, such as safety, agility, or strategic moves in certain sports or activities. Therefore, the correct answer is "No," indicating that diving and rolling serve a purpose beyond just looking cool.

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  • 8. 

    A _______ is a 2nd tempo outside hit

    Correct Answer
    Hut
    hut
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Hut, hut," is a common phrase used in American football to initiate a play. It is typically said by the quarterback to signal the start of the play and the snap of the ball. In this context, it is being compared to a 2nd tempo outside hit, suggesting that both actions involve a quick and forceful movement.

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  • 9. 

    A back row setter can? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Stand and set over

    • B.

      Jump and attack in front of 10ft line

    • C.

      Jump set

    • D.

      Jump and dump in front of 10ft line

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Stand and set over
    C. Jump set
    Explanation
    A back row setter can stand and set over because they are allowed to set the ball from behind the 10ft line without jumping. They can also jump set, which means they can jump and set the ball to their teammates.

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  • 10. 

    Do you ever hit into the block intentionally? 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, If you are an outside and the ball is extremely tight you can hit high into their hands and play it out of the block.

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  • 11. 

    A roll shot is a __________

    Correct Answer
    free ball
    Free ball
    Explanation
    A roll shot is a type of attack in volleyball where the player uses an open hand to lightly roll the ball over the net. It is often used when the player cannot generate enough power for a spike or when they want to strategically place the ball in a specific area of the opponent's court. The term "free ball" refers to a situation in volleyball where the ball is passed over the net by the opposing team without any attack, giving the receiving team an opportunity to set up their own attack.

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  • 12. 

    The Libero can go in for anyone at anytime.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The Libero can go in for anyone at anytime" is false. In volleyball, the Libero is a specialized defensive player who can only replace the back-row players and is not allowed to serve, attack, or block. The Libero can enter the game only when they are in the serving position and can only replace the back-row player. Therefore, they cannot go in for anyone at anytime.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these are front row hits?

    • A.

      Hut

    • B.

      Lob

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      Bic

    • E.

      D

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Hut
    E. D
    Explanation
    The words "Hut" and "D" can be front row hits on a keyboard, as they are positioned on the left side of the keyboard's top row.

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  • 14. 

    Switching occurs 

    • A.

      Before play

    • B.

      During play

    • C.

      After play

    • D.

      During timeouts

    Correct Answer
    B. During play
    Explanation
    Switching occurs during play. This means that players can switch positions or roles while the game is ongoing. This could involve switching defensive assignments, changing positions on the field, or swapping players in and out of the game. Switching during play allows teams to make strategic adjustments and adapt to the changing dynamics of the game. It can also help to exploit mismatches or create new opportunities for scoring.

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  • 15. 

    Define the volleyball term:Tool

    Correct Answer
    A wipe off of the block; hitting it off the blockers hands out-of-bounds
    Explanation
    The term "tool" in volleyball refers to a specific action during a block. It occurs when a player intentionally hits the ball off the hands of the blockers, causing it to go out-of-bounds. This strategy is often used to score points by using the blockers' hands as a tool to redirect the ball and make it impossible for the opposing team to retrieve it in play.

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  • 16. 

    A blockers job is to ________?

    Correct Answer
    take away an area
    Explanation
    A blocker's job is to take away an area. This means that their main objective is to prevent opponents from accessing or occupying a specific area on the field or court. By effectively blocking the opposing team's players, a blocker can create a defensive barrier and limit the opponent's options or opportunities for scoring or advancing. This is commonly seen in sports such as basketball, volleyball, or American football, where blockers use their physical presence and positioning to impede the progress of the opposing team.

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  • 17. 

    Jump setting is illegal unless you are front row.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that jump setting is only legal if you are in the front row, which is incorrect. In volleyball, jump setting is allowed for any player as long as they make contact with the ball before landing. The position on the court does not determine the legality of jump setting. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 18. 

    Do you ever fake a hit?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given question asks if the person ever fakes a hit, and the correct answer is "False." This means that the person does not fake a hit.

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  • 19. 

    Define the volleyball term: 5-1

    Correct Answer
    A lineup that has a full time setter, 5 hitters, 1 setter
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that a 5-1 lineup in volleyball consists of a full-time setter and five hitters. This means that there is one player on the team who is designated as the setter and is responsible for setting up the ball for the hitters to attack. The other five players in the lineup are all hitters, whose main role is to attempt to score points by attacking the ball over the net. This lineup is commonly used in volleyball to maximize the offensive potential of the team.

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  • 20. 

    If you are blocking and touch the ball off the top of your hands it counts as one hit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the statement, if you block and touch the ball off the top of your hands, it counts as one hit. However, this statement is incorrect. In volleyball, a block does not count as a hit. Blocking is considered a defensive action and is not counted as one of the three hits allowed per team before the ball must be returned over the net. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these is NOT a middle hit

    • A.

      Slide

    • B.

      52

    • C.

      L

    • D.

      A

    • E.

      Rip

    Correct Answer
    B. 52
  • 22. 

    Who runs the offense and defense?

    • A.

      Libero

    • B.

      Setter & Captains

    • C.

      Captains

    • D.

      Setter and Libero

    • E.

      The best hitter and Libero

    Correct Answer
    D. Setter and Libero
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Setter and Libero. In volleyball, the setter is responsible for running the offense by setting up the ball for the hitters to attack. They play a crucial role in coordinating the team's offensive plays. On the other hand, the libero is a defensive specialist who is responsible for receiving serves and making defensive plays. They are usually the back-row player who helps in organizing the team's defense. Therefore, both the setter and libero play important roles in running the offense and defense of a volleyball team.

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  • 23. 

    When a coach calls a "stack" what is she asking you to do?

    • A.

      Make pancakes

    • B.

      Line up on the baseline

    • C.

      Triple block

    • D.

      Line up all your hitters on one side

    • E.

      Switch your defense

    Correct Answer
    D. Line up all your hitters on one side
    Explanation
    When a coach calls a "stack," she is asking the team to line up all their hitters on one side. This formation allows for a more concentrated attack on one side of the court, which can create confusion for the opposing team's defense and open up opportunities for scoring. By stacking the hitters, the team can maximize their offensive potential and increase the chances of a successful attack.

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  • 24. 

    A libero sets the ball in front of the 10ft line to left front. Left front should _?

    • A.

      Jump and swing

    • B.

      Stay on the ground

    • C.

      Jump and tip

    • D.

      Hit angle

    Correct Answer
    B. Stay on the ground
    Explanation
    In volleyball, a libero is a specialized defensive player who cannot attack or block the ball while standing in front of the 10ft line. Their main role is to receive and pass the ball to their teammates. Therefore, when the libero sets the ball in front of the 10ft line to the left front, the left front player should stay on the ground rather than jumping or attacking. This allows the other players to make an attacking play while the libero maintains their defensive position.

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  • 25. 

    A player steps in your way and takes a ball that's yours. What should you do?

    • A.

      Ignore her for the rest of game

    • B.

      Kick her shoes repeatedly and chant "It's mine!"

    • C.

      Step in and take her next ball

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above." It is important to handle conflicts in a respectful and fair manner. Ignoring the person or resorting to aggressive behavior like kicking her shoes and chanting is not appropriate. Instead, a better approach would be to communicate calmly and assertively, expressing that the ball belongs to you and finding a solution that is fair for both parties involved.

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  • 26. 

    The setter is in back row and digs a ball to right front. You are in right front, what should you do?

    • A.

      Send the ball over

    • B.

      Let someone else get it

    • C.

      Set the middle hitter

    • D.

      Set the ball high and outside

    Correct Answer
    D. Set the ball high and outside
    Explanation
    Sending the ball over is a free ball and gives away our chance to attack
    Letting someone else get it will usually result in error since it is your ball
    A high middle ball is easy to block and hard for middle to time

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  • 27. 

    The opposing side back-sets to their right side hitter. When she approaches and swings where should left back be?

    • A.

      Middle of the court

    • B.

      Base

    • C.

      20ft

    • D.

      15ft

    Correct Answer
    C. 20ft
    Explanation
    When the opposing side back-sets to their right side hitter, the left back should position themselves 20ft away from the net. This is because the back-set to the right side hitter means that the attack is likely to happen towards the right side of the court. By positioning themselves 20ft away from the net, the left back can be ready to defend any potential attacks or block attempts from the opposing team's right side hitter.

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  • 28. 

    The opposing team's left front is hitting. Where should middle back be if we are playing rotational?

    Correct Answer
    The seam
    seam
    In the seam
    in the seam
    Explanation
    In rotational defense, the middle back player should position themselves in the seam. The seam refers to the gap between the left front and middle front players on the opposing team. By positioning themselves in the seam, the middle back player can effectively cover any attacks or tips that come from the left front hitter, as well as provide support to their own teammates in blocking and defending the opposing team's attacks.

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  • 29. 

    You are a middle hitter running A. They have a double block on you, where do you tip?

    • A.

      Tip to 1

    • B.

      Tip to 2

    • C.

      Tip to 3

    • D.

      Tip to 4

    Correct Answer
    D. Tip to 4
    Explanation
    In volleyball, the middle hitter is positioned in the center of the net. When facing a double block, the best option is to tip the ball to an area of the court that is not covered by the blockers. In this case, tipping to position 4 would be the ideal choice as it is the furthest spot from the blockers. Tipping to position 4 increases the chances of the ball landing in an open area, making it more difficult for the opposing team to defend.

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  • 30. 

    How many people are allowed on the volleyball court at once in a team?

    Correct Answer
    6, six
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6 or Six because in volleyball, each team is allowed to have six players on the court at once. This is the standard number of players required to play a proper game of volleyball, with three players positioned in the front row and three players in the back row. Having more or less than six players on the court at once would result in a violation of the rules.

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