Bowling Quiz

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Welcome to the world of strikes, spares, and turkeys!

Step up to the lane and test your knowledge with our Free Online Bowling Quiz. Whether you’re a casual bowler or a league champion, this interactive quiz is designed to challenge and entertain enthusiasts of all levels.

Discover fascinating facts about the history of bowling, learn about different techniques, and receive personalized tips to improve your game. It’s engaging, informative, and most importantly, it’s free!

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Question 1:

What is the maximum number of pins that can be knocked down in a single frame of bowling?

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Think about the standard setup of bowling pins.
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10 - In bowling, there are 10 pins set up at the beginning of each frame, and the maximum number of pins that can be knocked down in a single frame is 10.

Question 2:

What is the term for knocking down all 10 pins with the first ball in a frame?

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It's a term used to describe a perfect first throw.
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Strike - A strike in bowling refers to knocking down all 10 pins with the first ball in a frame, earning 10 points plus the total of the next two balls.

Question 3:

What is the name of the area at the end of the lane where the pins are set up in bowling?

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It's the specific area where the pins are placed for players to knock down.
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Pin deck - The pin deck is the area at the end of the bowling lane where the pins are set up for players to aim at.

Question 4:

What is the term for knocking down all remaining pins with the second ball in a frame?

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It's a term used when all remaining pins are knocked down with the second ball.
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Spare - A spare in bowling refers to knocking down all remaining pins with the second ball in a frame, earning 10 points plus the total of the next ball.

Question 5:

What is the term for when a bowler fails to knock down any pins with a roll?

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It's a term used when the ball ends up in the gutter without hitting any pins.
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Gutter ball - A gutter ball occurs when the ball rolls into the gutter without hitting any pins, resulting in no pins being knocked down.

Question 6:

What is the term for three consecutive strikes in bowling?

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It's a term often associated with a popular holiday meal.
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Turkey - In bowling, achieving three consecutive strikes is called a 'Turkey', which is a notable accomplishment.

Question 7:

What is the maximum score possible in a single game of bowling?

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It's a perfect score that requires consistent strikes.
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300 - A perfect game in bowling consists of 12 strikes, resulting in a maximum score of 300.

Question 8:

What is the term for knocking down all the pins with two consecutive balls in the final frame?

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It's a term indicating two consecutive successful attempts in the final frame.
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Double - In the final frame of a bowling game, if a player knocks down all the pins with two consecutive balls, it is called a 'Double'.

Question 9:

What is the term for when a bowler knocks down all 10 pins with the first ball in a frame?

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It's the best outcome a bowler can achieve with the first ball in a frame.
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Strike - In bowling, a 'Strike' occurs when a bowler knocks down all 10 pins with the first ball in a frame.

Question 10:

What is the term for knocking down all the pins except the 7 and 10 pins?

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It's named after a religious building due to the shape of the pins left standing.
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Greek Church - The 'Greek Church' in bowling refers to knocking down all pins except the 7 and 10 pins, leaving a challenging split.

Question 11:

What is the term for converting a split by hitting one pin into another to knock down both pins?

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Involves hitting one pin into another to knock them both down.
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Conversion - Converting a split in bowling requires precise aim and technique to hit one pin into another and knock them both down.

Question 12:

What is the term for a strike where the ball hits the headpin too directly, leaving the 5-7 or 5-10 split?

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Named after a religious building.
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Greek Church - A 'Greek Church' in bowling occurs when the ball hits the headpin too directly, resulting in the 5-7 or 5-10 split.

Question 13:

What is the term for a split consisting of the 4-6-7-10 pins in bowling?

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Associated with transportation.
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Railroad - In bowling, a 'Railroad' is the term used for the split consisting of the 4-6-7-10 pins.

Question 14:

What is the term for a strike where the 7-10 pins remain standing in bowling?

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Named after a container.
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Bucket - In bowling, a 'Bucket' describes a strike where the 7-10 pins remain standing after the first ball.

Question 15:

In bowling, what is the term for converting a 7-10 split?

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This split is named after a religious building.
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Greek Church - Converting a 7-10 split, also known as a Greek Church, is one of the most challenging shots in bowling.

Question 16:

What is the term for a spare in which the 10 pin is the last to be knocked down?

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This spare involves the 8 and 10 pins.
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Stone 8 - A Stone 8 spare occurs when the 10 pin is the last to be knocked down after hitting the 8 pin, leaving a difficult spare conversion.

Question 17:

What is the term for a spare in which the 4-7 pins are left standing after the first ball?

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This term is related to a container for carrying items.
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Bucket - A Bucket spare in bowling refers to the challenging spare leave involving the 4-7 pins.

Question 18:

What is the primary target for the bowler in cricket?

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The stumps are the key target for the bowler.
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Hit the stumps - Bowlers aim to hit the stumps to get the batsman out bowled or leg before wicket (LBW).

Question 19:

What is the maximum number of overs a bowler can bowl in a One Day International (ODI) cricket match?

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It is a standard limit for bowlers in ODI matches.
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10 overs - In ODI cricket, each bowler can bowl a maximum of 10 overs in a match.

Question 20:

In cricket, what is the term for a delivery bowled by a spinner that turns sharply after pitching?

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It is a deceptive delivery used by spin bowlers.
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Doosra - The doosra is a deceptive delivery bowled by spinners, particularly off-spinners, which turns in the opposite direction of their stock delivery.

Question 21:

In Test cricket, who was the first bowler to take 10 wickets in a single innings?

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This English cricketer's extraordinary bowling feat made history in 1956.
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Jim Laker - Jim Laker's remarkable performance against Australia in 1956 made him the first bowler to take 10 wickets in a single Test innings.