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Athletics Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary on the Athletics page.

1. In relay races, each runner carries a

bell
baton
teammate
a) bell b) baton c) teammate

2. The heptathlon is an event for

men
women
men and women
a) men b) women c) men and women

3. The last lap of a middle-distance race is called the

bell lap
clap lap
sprint lap
a) bell lap b) clap lap c) sprint lap

4. If a runner starts before the starting gun is fired, the official calls a

failed start
fast start
false start
a) failed start b) fast start c) false start

5. In sprint races, each runner runs in his or her own

track
line
lane
a) track b) line c) lane

6. The best-ever performance in an event is called a

record
title
champion
a) record b) title c) champion

7. Runners have to go over a water jump in the

marathon
steeplechase
pole-vault
a) marathon b) steeplechase c) pole-vault

8. The event in which something that looks like a spear is thrown is the

shot put
discus
javelin
a) shot put b) discus c) javelin

9. On most outdoor athletics tracks, one lap is

200 metres
300 metres
400 metres
a) 200 metres b) 300 metres c) 400 metres

10. Runners run fastest in a

middle-distance race
long-distance race
sprint
a) middle-distance race b) long-distance race c) sprint

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