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How well do you know the game of billiards? Take this quiz if you know these terms about the game of pool!

 Dec 30, 2018

1 of 18True or False:

A successful shot is called a count
False
True

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The object of the game is to shoot the balls in order from least to highest in what game?
5 Ball
9 Ball
8 Ball

3 of 18True or False:

A billiard cue is also called a ball cue.
False
True

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the term for when you get to place to ball anywhere on the table, after someone scratches or misses the ball they were aiming for?
Ball in hand
Ball on table
Cue on table

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

An illegal shot attempt where the cue is used to shove the cue ball after it has made contact with the object Ball is called:
A basket shot
A pull shot
A push shot

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What pool game would use only one white ball, one yellow ball and one red ball?
Carom
9 Ball
Karim

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the name of the ball that you are aiming for or may be legally hit by the cue ball?
Subject ball
Color ball
Object ball

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The small sleeve at the end of a pool cue that the tip is adhered to is called:
A ferrule
The feral
The eraser

9 of 18True or False:

A good hit occurs when your opponent hits a combo stripe-solid on an open table.
False
True

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What do you call the tip of the stick used in playing billiards?
Pencil tip
Pool tip
Cue tip

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the spin placed on the cue ball when hit with the cue stick to the left or right of center of the ball called?
Irish
Scottish
English

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What are the two pieces that make up a cue called?
Shaft and leg
Arm and leg
Shaft and butt

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the term for a violation of a game's rules for which a penalty is given?
Bunt
Punt
Foul

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is applied to the tip to aid in good contact with the cue ball?
Salt
Sand
Chalk

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A __________ ball is the ball that wins the game.
Foul
First
Frame

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the name for the white substance that the pool players put on their hands to minimize moisture?
Hand sand
Hand salt
Hand chalk

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A pool player can adjust how light or heavy a cue is by replacing something in it. What's it called?
Ivory rod
Steel rod
Weight rod

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Any shot where the cue ball is intentionally jumped into the air to get over another ball is called what?
Jump shot
Pogo shot
Skip shot
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