Sports is one of the most popular events around the world. We not only watch sports for the excitement alone but also for the drama and as a true sports fan, being able to answer some sports trivia questions proves our common knowledge about sports. Our sports trivia questions in this article will include a selection of questions related to absolutely every sports activity you can think of: baseball, hockey, basketball, football, table tennis, and what have you.
120 Sports Trivia Questions and Answers
Basketball Trivia Questions and Answers
1. How high is a basketball hoop from the ground?
Ans: 10 feet (305 cm)
2. What is the name of the governing body in the world’s top basketball League?
Ans: FIBA – The International Basketball Federation
3. Who was the first-ever All-Star game MVP?
Ans: Ed Macauley (1951)
4. Every basketball game begins with what?
Ans: Jump ball or Tip-off
5. What year was the first time an NBA final went to 7 games?
6. Who was the first NBA MVP?
Ans: Bob Pettit (1955-56)
7. Which City Do The Warriors Play In?
Ans: San Francisco
8. What is it called when a player scores a point?
9. Who is the tallest everyday point guard of all time?
Ans: Magic Johnson (6′ 9′)
10. Who was the tallest player of all-time?
Ans: Gheorghe Muresan (7′ 7′-5/8)
11. Did The 76ers Win The NBA Title In 2017?
12. What NBA team plays home games at a facility nicknamed “The O-Rena”?
Ans: Amway Arena (Orlando Arena)
13. What player scored the most points in one game?
Ans: Wilt Chamberlain (100)
14. What team won the first NBA championship?
Ans: Philadelphia Warriors (1946-47)
15. Who was the first team to sweep an NBA finals series?
Ans: Boston Celtics (1958-59)
16. Who invented basketball?
Ans: James Naismith
17. How many players are allowed on the court for each team?
Ans: 5 players
18. What is the largest basketball arena in the world?
Ans: The Philippine Arena, in Bulacan, Philippines
19. What is the birthplace of LeBron James?
Ans: Akron, Ohio, USA
20. Who is the first player to be drafted #1 without playing college or high school basketball in the U.S.?
Ans: Yao Ming
Sports Trivia Questions and Answers – Golf
21. What is golf’s championship trophy?
Ans: Claret Jug
22. What golfer, who won the 1995 US Open, has the nickname “Bulldog?”
Ans: Corey Pavin
23. What is the maximum number of clubs you are allowed to carry in your golf bag?
24. Who was the “Jackie Robinson of golf,” becoming the first African-American on the PGA Tour?
Ans: Charlie Sifford in 1960
25. What famous Canadian golfer is also known by the nickname “Disco Dick”?
Ans: Richard Zokol
26: In international golf games, what are the total number of holes?
27: What golfer bid a tearful farewell to fans after playing his last U.S. Open, in 1994?
Ans: Arnold Palmer
28. Who was the first Swedish golfer to win the U.S. Women’s Open two straight times?
Ans: Annika Sörenstam
29. What is Mulligan in term of golf?
Ans: Second chance to play the same short again
30. How old was Tiger Woods when he got his first hole in one?
Ans: 8 years old
31. How many rounds must a golfer have played to be eligible for a handicap?
32. What’s a scratch golfer’s handicap?
33. The first official golf course was established where?
Ans: Byron Nelson
34. Which player won master tournament 2016?
Ans: Danny Willet
35. Who was nicknamed Fuzzy?
Ans: Frank Zoeller
Baseball Trivia Questions and Answers
36. MLB (Major league baseball) founded on which year?
37. Baseball is very much similar to which game?
38. In baseball what is number 1 position called?
39. What team got its name because of a second baseman named Louis Bierhaurer?
Ans: The Pittsburgh Pirates
40. A baseball field is also known as what?
Ans: Baseball Diamond/ Sandlot
41. Which two cities have the oldest stadiums in major league baseball?
Ans: Boston and Detroit
42. Which of these father/son combinations played in Major League Baseball?
Ans: Pete and Pete Rose, Jr.
43. Who was the first player to win the Triple Crown in major league baseball?
Ans: Tommy Bond
44. Baseball hall of fame located where?
Ans: Cooperstown New York
45. Which U.S. President was the first to throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day?
Ans: William Howard Taft
46. Who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award with 30+ wins in the season?
Ans: Denny McLain
47. Who was the first player to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in a season?
Ans: Albert Belle
Sports Trivia Questions and Answers – Tennis
48. Which tennis players won two men’s singles Grand Slam titles in 2008?
Ans: Rafael Nadal
49. Who was the first black tennis player to win the US Open?
Ans: Arthur Ash
50. At what Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?
Ans: Forest Hills
51. Who was the first American male to win three straight Wimbledon titles?
Ans: Pete Sampras
52. What’s the common term for the tennis ailment “lateral humeral epicondylitis”?
Ans: Tennis elbow
53. Which type of game is Tennis?
Ans: racket sport
54. What is the full meaning ITF?
Ans: The International Tennis Federation
55. Which player was known as “Boom Boom” when he first entered professional tennis?
Ans: Boris Franz Becker
56. How high is a tennis court net in the centre?
Ans: 3 feet (36 inches) – 90 cm
57. At the end of the 2008 US Open, who was the officially ranked number one female singles tennis player?
Ans: Serena Williams
58. What American sister and brother won the mixed double championship at Wimbledon in 1980?
Ans: Tracy and John Austin
59. Which tennis player famously yelled “You cannot be serious!” at an umpire?
Ans: John McEnroe
60. What coloured badge is mandatory if an umpire wished to officiate in the final of a grand slam tournament such as the ‘Australian Open?
Sports Trivia Questions and Answers – Soccer
61. What team is the first in history to win a trio of consecutive global and continental trophies
62. Who scored the first-ever live, televised Premiership goal?
Ans: Teddy Sheringham
63. Who was the first goalkeeper to score a Premiership goal?
Ans: Peter Schmeichel
64. Which country has won the second most number of World Cups?
65. Who won the 1994 FIFA World Cup?
66. Why did the Indian national team withdraw from the FIFA World Cup competition in 1950?
Ans: Because they could not play barefoot
67. Who was the first player to reach 100 Premiership goals?
Ans: Alan Shearer
68. Who is known as the “King of Soccer”?
69. What is the highest number of goals scored in a soccer game?
70. What are the home colours of the FC Barcelona soccer uniform?
Ans: Blue and Red
71. According to the official FIFA rulebook, how long can a goalkeeper hold onto the ball for?
Ans: 5 seconds
72: Who was the first African to play in the Premiership?
Ans: Peter Ndlovu from Zimbabwe
73. Including penalty shootouts, which goalkeeper holds the record for the most penalty saves in a single tournament?
Ans: Manuel Almunia (Faced: 14 Saved: 6)
74: Which player has scored the most total goals at the World Cup?
Ans: Miroslav Klose – 16 goals for Germany between 2002-14
75: Which country will host the 2022 World Cup?
76: Who has scored the most goals in a Premiership debut season?
Ans: Fernando Tores
77. Who has the most career league appearances in the British Leagues?
Ans: Peter Shilton
78. What does FIFA stand for?
Ans: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (In English: The International Federation of Football Association.)
79. Who was the first player to miss a penalty kick at the world cup?
Ans: Valdemar de Brito (Brazil, 1934 in Italy)
80. How many teams competed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
Ans: 32 Teams
Field Hockey and Cricket Trivia Questions and Answers
81. How long is a field hockey match?
Ans: 2X35 min
82. A Field Hockey game begins with what?
83. Who is Australia’s most capped player?
Ans: Rechelle Hawkes
84. Field hockey sticks are always right-handed
85. What are the referees called?
86: What kind of surface is field hockey played on?
Ans: Grass or Turf
89. You can touch the ball with …….. side of the stick?
Ans: Left-hand side
90. How many times can a team sub-out players?
Ans: Unlimited times
91. Which Australian opening batsman, considered one of the greatest openers of all time?
Ans; Matthew Hayden (achieved the 5,000 runs milestone in 95 innings?)
92. How many players are on a team for a game of cricket?
93. Who holds the best test batting average
Ans: Donald Bradman
94: The highest individual scores in both Tests were by Australians. Who were they?
Ans: Norman O’Neill and Dean Jones
95. Who was the 1st president of BCCI ( Board of Control for Cricket in
Ans: R E Grant Govan
96: What does the cricket term “LBW” stand for?
Ans: Leg Before Wicket
97: When was the first cricket Test match played?
Ans: 19 March 1877
98. The first official international match of cricket was held in….?
99. In cricket, the Duckworth-Lewis method is?
Ans: The awarding system for victory in matches interrupted by the weather
100: What are the three wooden posts that make up a cricket wicket called?
Sports Trivia Questions and Answers for Volleyball and HandBall
101. When two opposing players simultaneously attempt to play a ball above the net is called what?
102. What is a Fish or Tuna at volleyball games?
Ans: Player who is entangled in the volleyball net.
103. In what country was volleyball invented?
Ans: The Unites States of America USA
104. Who invented the game of Volleyball?
Ans: William Morgan
105. How many players are on a court at a time in a regular volleyball game?
Ans: 6 (Six)
1006. In volleyball, how many positions are there on a court in a 6-2 rotation?
107. How many total players are all on the court at a time?
108. The captain or coach is required for substitutions when
Ans: he or she is no longer needed
109. When do you rotate as a team?
Ans: When you win a hit
110: What is a Wipe during volleyball games?
Ans: When a hitter moves the ball from the opponent’s block in order to be out of bounds.
111. How many players from each team are allowed to be on the field?
Ans: 7 (Seven)
112. Penalties are thrown from what distance?
Ans: 7 meter
113. What team won the Champion’s League in the 1999-2000 season?
Ans: Hypo Niederosterreich
114. Where are free throws taken?
Ans: From the point where the violation occurred
115. What size is Handball court?
Ans: 20×40 m
116. Which Swedish handball player almost died when he bumped into the goalkeeper during a game in 2002?
Ans: Johan Pettersson
117. Who scored the most points for Norway in the 2007 World Championship?
Ans: Gro Hammerseng
118. When was the Standard Size of Team fixed as seven-A-Sides?
119. Which country hosted the 2001 Men’s Handball Championship?
120. Which country won the 2003 Handball World Cup?
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