Basketball Basics Quiz

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How many points is a field goal worth?

What skill is required to advance the ball?

What is a violation in basketball?

Summary

  • Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop.
  • A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three.
  • After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one, two or three one-point free throws.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
  • Players advance the ball by bouncing it while walking or running (dribbling) or by passing it to a teammate, both of which require considerable skill.
  • On offense, players may use a variety of shots – the layup, the jump shot, or a dunk; on defense, they may steal the ball from a dribbler, intercept passes, or block shots; either offense or defense may collect a rebound, that is, a missed shot that bounces from rim or backboard.
  • It is a violation to lift or drag one's pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling.
  • Informally, players may play three-on-three, two-on-two, and one-on-one.

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Test your knowledge of basketball with this quiz covering the rules, scoring, player positions, and basic gameplay skills.

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