Lawn Sports Quiz

Test your knowledge of outdoor lawn sports with this quiz.

Quiz

Test your knowledge of outdoor lawn sports with this quiz.

1. Which of the following backyard sports is an official event at the Olympic Summer Games?

  • badminton
  • croquet
  • horseshoe pitching

2. The wire arches used in croquet are called what?

  • widgets
  • wickets
  • withers

3. In horseshoe pitching, if you've just thrown a hobber where is your horseshoe likely to be?

  • Furthest from the post
  • Closest to the post
  • Leaning on the post

4. Which of the following United States' lawn sport organizations was founded first?

  • National Horseshoe Pitchers Association
  • United States Croquet Association
  • USA Volleyball

5. Hoping to cash in on the country's UFO hysteria of the 1950s, the inventor of the first plastic Frisbee marketed his new invention under what name?

  • Unidentified Fun Object
  • Pluto Platter
  • Alien Flyer

6. What sport are you playing if immediately after the opening pull you've got a marker barking out the stall count in your face and six teammates waiting for a pass?

  • rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • volleyball

7. Which of the following countries banned the sale of lawn darts in 1988?

  • Iran
  • United States
  • France

8. Once known as battledore and shuttlecock, this backyard sport dates back to Ancient Greece, China, and India. However, once it became popular in England it borrowed its current name from somebody's house. What is it?

  • petanque
  • badminton
  • boules

9. Quoits is another form of what popular backyard sport?

  • croquet
  • bowls
  • horseshoe pitching

10. David Mullany got the inspiration for this backyard toy while watching his son play stickball with a broomstick handle and plastic golf ball in the backyard of their Fairfield, Conn., home.

  • Hacky Sack
  • Wiffle Ball
  • Tinkertoy

Your Results:

1. Which of the following backyard sports is an official event at the Olympic Summer Games?
badminton

2. The wire arches used in croquet are called what?
wickets

3. In horseshoe pitching, if you've just thrown a hobber where is your horseshoe likely to be?
Leaning on the post

4. Which of the following United States' lawn sport organizations was founded first?
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association

5. Hoping to cash in on the country's UFO hysteria of the 1950s, the inventor of the first plastic Frisbee marketed his new invention under what name?
Pluto Platter

6. What sport are you playing if immediately after the opening pull you've got a marker barking out the stall count in your face and six teammates waiting for a pass?
Ultimate Frisbee

7. Which of the following countries banned the sale of lawn darts in 1988?
United States

8. Once known as battledore and shuttlecock, this backyard sport dates back to Ancient Greece, China, and India. However, once it became popular in England it borrowed its current name from somebody's house. What is it?
badminton

9. Quoits is another form of what popular backyard sport?
horseshoe pitching

10. David Mullany got the inspiration for this backyard toy while watching his son play stickball with a broomstick handle and plastic golf ball in the backyard of their Fairfield, Conn., home.
Wiffle Ball

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