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Basketball Comprehension Quiz

This quiz will test your understanding of the text that you read on the basketball reading page.

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. Basketball was invented by a physical education instructor from:
a) the USA b) Canada c) Russia
2. The game was invented in the:
a) 18th century b) 19th century c) 20th century
3. At first, players threw the ball into a:
a) laundry basket b) bread basket c) peach basket
4. The National Basketball Association (NBA) was set up in the:
a) 1890s b) 1920s c) 1940s
5. The semi-circle at each end of the court is the:
a) 3-point line b) free throw line c) side line
6. The basket's rim must be at a height of:
a) ten feet b) eleven feet c) twelve feet
7. Michael Jordan played most of his basketball for the:
a) LA Lakers b) Houston Rockets c) Chicago Bulls
8. One of the tallest NBA players is Yao Ming who was born in:
a) China b) Japan c) Korea
9. A goal scored by shooting from inside the 3-point line earns:
a) one point b) two points c) three points
10. The floor of most indoor courts is made of:
a) concrete b) rubber c) wood

Contributor: Matt Errey