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World Cup Quiz

Try this quiz to check your knowledge of World Cup vocabulary and your understanding of our World Cup reading.

(You can also print this quiz on paper.)

1. The last or deciding match in a tournament is called the:
a) final b) finals c) finalist
2. The first FIFA World Cup was held in:
a) 1928 b) 1929 c) 1930
3. If a team's been eliminated, it's:
a) defeated b) still in c) out
4. How many teams in the first World Cup were from North or South America?
a) four b) nine c) thirteen
5. If teams aren't knocked out after losing, they must be in the:
a) group stage b) knockout stage c) winner's stage
6. If excitement reaches fever pitch, the crowd is:
a) running on the pitch b) very excited c) sick of excitement
7. The team that doesn't have to qualify for the World Cup is the:
a) host country team b) highest-ranked team c) current World Champion
8. The correct term for a team that loses a final is the:
a) loser team b) runner-up c) semi-finalist
9. How many teams can proceed to the knockout stage?
a) eight b) sixteen c) twenty-four
10. The round in which four teams compete for places in the final is the:
a) final round b) quarter-finals c) semi-finals

Contributor: Matt Errey