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Basketball Vocabulary Quiz

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

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. The coach argued with a referee and was given a:
a) personal foul b) technical foul c) blatant foul
2. Jenny jumped in the air and scored with a slam:
a) duck b) bam c) dunk
3. Travelling, double-dribbling and carrying the ball are:
a) penalties b) violations c) fouls
4. A rebound can come off the:
a) backboard b) blackboard c) whiteboard
5. While running, what must a player do with the ball?
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 b) overtime c) time-out
7. If a player commits a foul, the referee awards a free:
a) goal b) throw c) point
8. The letters MVP stand for:
a) most valuable player b) most valid player c) most valued player
9. A pass that helps the receiver to score is called:
a) an assist b) a drive c) a slam
10. Every year NBA teams get their new players through the:
a) draft b) hoop c) assist

Contributor: Matt Errey