English Words: Sports Vocabulary Quiz

English Words: Sports Vocabulary

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Question 1
In tennis, when one person starts the play by throwing the ball up in the air and hitting it, this is called a _______.

A
serve
B
start
C
slam
Question 2
In volleyball, when players from the other team prevent the ball from coming over the net, this is called a _______.

A
block
B
stop
C
carry
Question 3
In soccer, when the game stops because one player does an illegal or dangerous movement, this is called a ________.

A
foul
B
fault
C
fall
Question 4
In baseball, the piece of equipment used to hit the ball is called a ________.

A
bat
B
stick
C
base
Question 5
In basketball, when a player jumps up and puts the ball directly into the basket, this is called a ______.

A
dunk
B
stuff
C
rebound
Question 6
In American football, the player who throws the ball is called the ________.

A
quarterback
B
captain
C
pitcher
Question 7
In track and field, the obstacles the runners jump over are called _________.

A
hurdles
B
gates
C
cones
Question 8
In gymnastics, this movement is called a _________.

A
handstand
B
cartwheel
C
body line
Question 9
In boxing, when one boxer hits the other so hard that he becomes unconscious, this is called a ________.

A
knockout
B
takedown
C
uppercut
Question 10
In all sports, the character that represents the team is called the _________.

A
mascot
B
costume
C
pet
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