Billiards Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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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

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.

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?
Cue on table
Ball on table
Ball in hand

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 pull shot
A push shot
A basket shot

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

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?
Color ball
Object ball
Subject 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.

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

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

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A __________ ball is the ball that wins the game.

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 chalk
Hand salt

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
Weight rod
Steel 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
Skip shot
Pogo shot
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