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Athletics Vocabulary Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of the vocabulary that you learned on the athletics reading page.

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. In relay races, the runners carry a:
a) discus b) baton c) bell
2. The heptathlon is an event for:
a) men b) women c) men and women
3. The last lap of a middle-distance race is called the:
a) bell lap b) clap lap c) fast lap
4. If a runner starts too soon, the official calls a:
a) failed start b) fast start c) false start
5. In sprint races, each runner runs in his or her own:
a) track b) line c) lane
6. The best-ever performance in an event is called a:
a) record b) title c) champion
7. Runners have to go over a water jump in the:
a) marathon b) steeplechase c) pole-vault
8. The event in which something that looks like a spear is thrown is the:
a) shot put b) discus c) javelin
9. On most outdoor athletics tracks, one lap is:
a) 200 metres b) 300 metres c) 400 metres
10. Runners run fastest in a:
a) middle-distance race b) long-distance race c) sprint race

Contributor: Matt Errey