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

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Only true sports fans can pass this quiz!

Find out how much you really love sports by taking this quiz and matching up the words and terms with their correct meanings.

 May 21, 2018

1 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Touchdown
7-point score
6-point score
10-point score

2 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Airball
A shot that touches the net
A shot that completely misses
A shot that bounces off the backboard

3 of 41What Does This Soccer Term Mean?

Full back
It's not a position
A defender playing a wide position
Goalie

4 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Sack
When the quarterback throws a touchdown
When the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage
When someone makes a field goal

5 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Bench
Substitute players
Fired players
Injured players

6 of 41What Does This Tennis Term Mean?

Break
When the server loses the game
When a racket breaks
When they take a water break

7 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Receivers
Players who catch the ball
Players who kick the ball
Players who throw the ball

8 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Diamond
Four bases that make up the infield
Three of the bases of the infield
Half of the bases of the infield

9 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Brick
Poor shot that bounces hard off the rim
Making a free throw
Making a half court shot

10 of 41What Does This Tennis Term Mean?

Break point
One point away from breaking serve
Five points away from breaking serve
Two points away from breaking serve

11 of 41What Does This Racing Term Mean?

Short track
NASCAR racetracks that are less than one mile long
NASCAR racetracks that are less than 20 miles long
A kiddie track for NASCAR racers' kids to play on

12 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Interception
A pass that is missed by a player
A pass that is caught by a player on the offense
A pass that is caught by a player on the defense

13 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Double play
A play that results in two outs
A play that results in one out
A play that results in three outs

14 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Dribbling
Act of bouncing the ball continuously
Act of catching the ball
Act of throwing the ball

15 of 41What Does This Tennis Term Mean?

Deuce
When the score is 10 to 70
When the score is 150 to 20
When the score is 40 to 40

16 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Fumble
When a player throws the ball
When a player catches the ball
When a player drops the football

17 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Fly ball
When the ball doesn't travel very far
When the ball travels a long distance
When the ball is hit high into the air

18 of 41What Does This Tennis Term Mean?

Flat
A shot with lots of spin
A shot with a hard bounce
A shot with little to no spin

19 of 41What Does This Hockey Term Mean?

Hat trick
When a player scores five goals in a single game
When a player scores ten goals in a single game
When a player scores three goals in a single game

20 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Backfield
Area of the field in front of the line of scrimmage
Area of the field behind the line of scrimmage

21 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Foul ball
A ball that is hit outside the field of fair play
A ball that has been tampered with
A ball that hits a player

22 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Ground ball
A very fast pitch
A ball that is hit and travels on the ground
A very slow pitch

23 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Layup
A shot taken from far away
A shot that lands in the net despite the odds
A close up shot taken after dribbling to the basket

24 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Holding
A penalty where a football player drops the ball
A penalty where a football player comes too close to an opponent
A penalty given when a football player grabs an opponent

25 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

On-deck
The last player to bat
The player who is up next to bat
The backup pitcher

26 of 41What Does This Hockey Term Mean?

Faceoff
When a player from each team wait for the puck to be dropped
When a player knocks another player's face mask off
When a goalie opts to leave the net open

27 of 41What Does This Hockey Term Mean?

Snap shot
A shot done with a quick snap of the ankle
A shot done with a quick flick of the wrists
A shot done with a quick snap of the fingers

28 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Linesmen
Another name for the quarterback
Another name for the referees
Offensive and defensive football players who start at the line of scrimmage

29 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Position player
Any player but the pitcher
The batter
The pitcher

30 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Traveling
When the ball handler dribbles too much
When the ball handler takes too many steps without dribbling
When the ball handler loses the ball

31 of 41What Does This Tennis Term Mean?

Love
Fans who love tennis
A game that lasts longer than usual
Zero points in a game

32 of 41What Does This Lacrosse Term Mean?

Crosse
Name of the ball
Name of the stick
Name of the goalie

33 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Scrambling
When the quarterback loses the ball
When the quarterback runs around trying not to get sacked
When the quarterback gets sacked

34 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Runners at the corners
Players on 2nd and 4th base
Players on 1st and 3rd base
Players on all bases

35 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Dunk
When a player misses the basket
When player close to the basket strongly throws the ball into it
When a player takes a shot from half court

36 of 41What Does This Tennis Term Mean?

Singles
A game played by four players
A game played by one player
A game played by two players

37 of 41What Does This Football Term Mean?

Turnover
When one team loses possession of the ball
When a team wins the game
When a team holds onto possession of the ball

38 of 41What Does This Baseball Term Mean?

Power hitter
A batter who misses the ball
A strong batter who can hit the ball far
A batter who hits the ball close on purpose

39 of 41What Does This Basketball Term Mean?

Double team
When one team misses the basket twice in a row
When two teammates join efforts to guard an opponent
When one team scores two times in a row

40 of 41What Does This Tennis Term Mean?

Straight sets
When one player wins every second set in a match
When one player wins one set in a match
When one player wins every set in a match

41 of 41What Does This Volleyball Term Mean?

Kill
A successful spike attack
A successful serve
An unsuccessful spike attack
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Many people believe that they are true sports fans, but you'd be surprised how many actually don't know the basic words and terminology used across a variety of sports. Of course football fans know football words and hockey fans know hockey words, and tennis fans know what love means and soccer fans know soccer terms. Basketball fans know all the words associated with their sport, and same with NASCAR, and same with athletics, and same with baseball and volleyball. But it takes a true overall sports fan to ace a quiz that tests the vocab used in a wide range of sports! How do you measure up? Do you know what a touchdown means when it comes to football, or what kind of pitch a change up is in baseball? When it comes to basketball, do you know what actually has to happen to qualify as an airball? How much do you know about tennis terms like ad court and break, or about basketball terms like bench and brick. Do you know when happy hour comes for NASCAR drivers? What about what it means when people in football talk about interception, or people in baseball talk about double play? Do you know what dribbling is when it comes to basketball, or what a slice is in the world of golf? Can you identify when football players are fumbling, or when basketball players cross the end line? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the various sports popular in the United States and around the world!