Curling Quiz

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Welcome to the Ultimate Curling Quiz!

Do you think you have what it takes to sweep the competition in our Curling Quiz? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just a curious beginner, this interactive quiz is designed to test your knowledge and passion for the sport of curling.

Get ready to slide into the world of curling, learn fascinating facts, and uncover the strategies behind this unique and captivating sport. From the basics to the advanced techniques, this quiz has something for everyone.

So, grab your broom, lace up your shoes, and get ready to rock and roll in the world of curling! It’s time to brush up on your knowledge and slide your way to victory in our thrilling Curling Quiz!

Disclaimer: The hard questions in the Curling Quiz are challenging. To finish the game and reaching the master level typically requires a significant amount of grit, determination and perseverance. I you want to learn more about curling check out our article about Curling as a passion.

Question 1:

What is the name of the object thrown in curling?

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It's a hard object made of granite.
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Stone - In curling, players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles.

Question 2:

What is the target area called in curling?

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It's where the scoring happens.
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House - The house is the circular scoring area at the end of the sheet towards which the players slide the stones.

Question 3:

What is the name of the tool used by sweepers in curling?

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It's a long-handled cleaning tool.
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Broom - Sweepers use brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone, affecting its speed and direction.

Question 4:

In curling, what is the name of the player who delivers the stone?

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It's the player who initiates the play.
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Thrower - The thrower is responsible for sliding the stone from one end of the sheet to the other.

Question 5:

What is the name of the line behind which the stone must be released when thrown in curling?

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It's named after an animal.
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Hog line - The stone must be released before reaching the hog line; otherwise, it is removed from play.

Question 6:

What is the scoring area in curling called?

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It's the area where the scoring takes place.
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House - The house is the circular target at the end of the sheet where the scoring takes place. It consists of four concentric circles.

Question 7:

What is the term for a shot in curling that removes a stone from play?

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It involves removing a stone from play.
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Takeout - A takeout is a shot in which a delivered stone removes another stone from play by hitting it.

Question 8:

What is the term for the handle attached to the top of a curling stone?

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It's used for delivery and rotation control.
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Grip - The handle, also known as the grip, is attached to the top of the stone and used for delivery and rotation control.

Question 9:

What is the term for the path the stone follows after it is thrown in curling?

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It's related to the bending path of the stone.
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Curl - The curl is the bending path the stone takes as it travels down the ice, influenced by the rotation and surface conditions.

Question 10:

What is the term for the line that divides the house in curling?

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It's related to determining whether stones are in play.
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Tee line - The tee line is the line that divides the house into the back and front, determining whether stones are in play or not.

Question 11:

What is the maximum allowable weight for a curling stone?

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The maximum weight is just under 20 kilograms.
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19.96 kilograms - The maximum allowable weight for a curling stone is 19.96 kilograms (44 pounds) as per the World Curling Federation regulations.

Question 12:

In curling, what is the minimum number of players required to form a team in international competitions?

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It's the same number as in traditional curling teams.
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4 players - In international competitions, a curling team must consist of four players as per the rules of the World Curling Federation.

Question 13:

What is the name of the scoring system used in curling to measure the success of a team's shots?

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It's a term used in high-stakes curling events.
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Skin - The 'Skin' scoring system in curling measures the success of a team's shots and is used in various curling events.

Question 14:

What is the minimum number of stones required to play a game of curling?

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Each team uses the same number of stones.
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16 stones - Curling games require a minimum of 16 stones, with each team using 8 stones during a match.

Question 15:

What is the term for a curling shot that knocks one or more stones out of play while keeping the shooting stone in play?

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It involves removing multiple stones with a single shot.
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Triple takeout - A 'Triple takeout' in curling refers to a shot that removes three stones from play while keeping the shooting stone in play.