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Basketball Vocabulary Quiz

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1. The coach argued with a referee and was given a

personal foul
technical foul
blatant foul
a) personal foul b) technical foul c) blatant foul

2. Jenny jumped in the air and scored with a slam

duck
bam
dunk
a) duck b) bam c) dunk

3. Travelling, double-dribbling and carrying the ball are

penalties
violations
fouls
a) penalties b) violations c) fouls

4. A rebound can come off the

backboard
blackboard
whiteboard
a) backboard b) blackboard c) whiteboard

5. While running, what must a player do with the ball?

carry it
roll it
bounce it
a) carry it b) roll it c) bounce it

6. If a coach wants to talk to the players, he calls for

a foul-time
an overtime
a time-out
a) a foul-time b) an overtime c) a time-out

7. If a player commits a foul, the referee awards a free

goal
throw
point
a) goal b) throw c) point

8. The letters MVP stand for

most valuable player
most valid player
most valued player
a) most valuable player b) most valid player c) most valued player

9. A pass that helps the receiver to score is called

an assist
a drive
a slam
a) an assist b) a drive c) a slam

10. Every year NBA teams get their new players through the

draft
hoop
assist
a) draft b) hoop c) assist

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