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Figure Skating Comprehension Quiz

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

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. Figure skaters wear:
a) roller blades b) ice blades c) ice skates
2. International competitions are regulated by the:
a) International Skates Union b) International Skating Union c) International Skaters Union
3. The first known account of figure skating was written in the:
a) 17th century b) 18th century c) 19th century
4. Along the bottom of a figure skate blade you can see:
a) a long groove b) jagged teeth c) sharp points
Which are not elements in competitive figure skating?
a) jumps b) lifts c) throws
6. Which are only performed in figure skating pairs and ice dancing?
a) lifts b) jumps c) throws
7. In a competition, figure skaters usually perform:
a) two elements b) two sequences c) two programs
8. In which discipline are lifts above the shoulders never allowed?
a) pair skating b) ice dancing c) synchronized skating
9. Step sequences usually include:
a) eagles and mohawks b) steps and falls c) hops and turns
10. One of the two scores given in figure skating competitions is called the:
a) average TES score b) total program score c) program components score

Contributor: Matt Errey