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Badminton Comprehension Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests reading comprehension of the Badminton page.

1. British colonial officers brought a game like badminton back from

a) China b) India c) Palestine

2. The word "badminton" was originally the name of

an Indian bird
a British officer
an English house
a) an Indian bird b) a British officer c) an English house

3. The world's first major badminton competition was held in England in

a) 1863 b) 1899 c) 1903

4. At its centre, a badminton net should be

5ft high
6ft high
7ft high
a) 5ft high b) 6ft high c) 7ft high

5. The game begins with

an underhand serve
an overhead serve
a backhand serve
a) an underhand serve b) an overhead serve c) a backhand serve

6. Hitting the shuttlecock into the net is a

net shot
a) net shot b) folly c) fault

7. To win, the margin in the score must be at least

one point
two points
three points
a) one point b) two points c) three points

8. Before 1986, players could only win a point if they had

a) served b) received c) faulted

9. Badminton was first played at the Olympic Games in

Sydney in 2004
Seoul in 1988
Barcelona in 1992
a) Sydney in 2004 b) Seoul in 1988 c) Barcelona in 1992

10. Fu Haifeng's 2005 speed record for hitting the shuttlecock was

233 km/h
332 km/h
356 km/h
a) 233 km/h b) 332 km/h c) 356 km/h

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