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Sports Terms Quiz #2

We give you the term. You tell us the sport.
(Give us the American name)
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: July 5, 2015
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First submittedMarch 9, 2012
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Term
Sport
Cue Ball
Pool
Knuckle Ball
Baseball
Double Dribble
Basketball
Half Nelson
Wrestling
Slapshot
Hockey
Deuce
Tennis
Rope-a-Dope
Boxing
Strong Safety
Football
Bicycle Kick
Soccer
Term
Sport
Side Out
Volleyball
Ruck
Rugby
Sand Wedge
Golf
Googly
Cricket
Ollie
Skateboarding
5.11a
Rock Climbing
Touché
Fencing
Tap Out
Mixed Martial Arts
Term
Sport
Jockey
Horse Racing
Anhyzer
Disc Golf
Pommel Horse
Gymnastics
Egg-beater
Water Polo
Sculler
Rowing
Checkered Flag
Auto Racing
Spare
Bowling
Golden Snitch
Quidditch
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Level 26
Mar 9, 2012
So Quidditch is here too. Well played Quizmaster.
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Level 76
May 9, 2013
What the hell is Quidditch?
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Level 17
Jan 20, 2014
read harry potter and you will find out.
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Level 44
May 25, 2016
Don't even have to read Harry Potter; just don't live under a rock.
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Level 25
Dec 8, 2017
Harry Potter!
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Level 37
Mar 9, 2012
Quizmaster you legend! You included Quidditch!
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Level 38
Jul 21, 2015
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Level 82
Aug 30, 2020
another great quiz ruined by the inclusion of some fictional nonsense , Potter this time .Quidditch is not a sport and ridiculous attempts by big kids who should know better to try and make it one deserve all the ridicule that comes their way .You cannot fly folks so grow up.
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Level 71
Mar 9, 2012
Deuce could also refer to poker, or any card game really.
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2015
I know they show poker on ESPN - that doesn't mean it's a sport.
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Level 29
Mar 9, 2012
@Footie I think disc golf is the same as frisbee golf
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Level 28
Mar 9, 2012
Quiddich!
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Level 41
Mar 9, 2012
Um, @Mixxd, last I checked, card games weren't sports. And Quizmaster, "birdie" is also a badminton term. Aaand yeah, it was definitely entertaining that quidditch was included. |^)
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Level 21
Mar 9, 2012
rock climbing is more of a hobby than a sport...really.
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Level 85
Jul 2, 2019
It will be in the 2020 Olympics.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2020
lol wanna bet?
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
It is definitely more a sport than dressage or something.. (and pool and bowling..)
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Level 61
Jul 20, 2021
Technically, Dressage is a sport because it is part of horse riding.
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Level 65
May 23, 2023
I typed in dressage hoping something would fill in
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Level 57
Mar 11, 2012
A couple of suggestions- accept "Motor Racing" and "Formula 1" for "checkered flag", accept "ten pin bowling" for "spare", accept "snooker" and "billiards" for "cueball". Good quiz.
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Level 65
Mar 12, 2012
Doesn't tap out work for wrestling as well?
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Level 40
Mar 16, 2012
Could you accept vaulting for the pommel horse clue?
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Level 47
May 7, 2013
the vault and the pommel horse are two different apparatuses.
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Level 16
May 23, 2012
Thanks for including quidditch!
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Level 75
Mar 3, 2015
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Level 28
Dec 19, 2012
Isn't their "Jockeys" in Polo too?
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Level 27
Mar 13, 2013
correct ^^ and can you really say disc golf is a sport?? more of a sad hobby ?
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Level 74
Jul 9, 2015
boo, hiss
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Level 72
Aug 30, 2020
What if you throw an anhyzer and it ends up in a bush?
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Level 20
May 16, 2013
Horse riding should be allowed as well as Horse racing
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
Well you could argue if it isnt a race it isnt a sport. Just car-driving isnt a sport either.
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Level 90
May 12, 2014
The eggbeater kick is used in synchronized swimming, too. And no, I'm not proud of knowing that.
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Level 75
Mar 3, 2015
I tried swimming, too, but because a water sport was the only thing I could think of where something like that would be used. Didn't even think about water polo.
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Level 57
May 22, 2015
Quidditch is a made up sport in a movie. Stupid. Sorry I'm older then 20 and have never seen those movies.
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Level 71
Jul 21, 2015
I'm sure I'm older than you & I've read all the books that the movies were based on. The college where I work has a quidditch team as well. It's not stupid; it's just something you didn't know.
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Level 82
Aug 30, 2020
I've posted a reply on this to a previous comment but it is Stupid and those college students need to get a life and grow up.
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Level 65
May 23, 2023
Adults try to play quidditch for real? That seems pathetic to me- particularly when money is involved. Seems like it's well past-time that STEM were segregated away from colleges.
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Level 75
Jul 21, 2015
I'm a grandmother and I've read all the books and seen all the movies even though the books are written for children. Lots of good morals there to impart to the younger generation, and really fun reading. I mean, who wouldn't like flying motorcycles, the school bully being temporarily turned into a ferret, a whomping willow tree which smacks anyone who comes near it, and all culminating in the good guys defeating the evil guys at their version of Armageddon? Quidditch may not have been real in its origins, but it has definitely become a real Muggle sport.
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Level 74
Jul 21, 2015
you'll probably find that most sports were made up at some time or another
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Level 38
Oct 23, 2015
Netball was created to be a gentler sport for women to play... Guess how that turned out...
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Level 61
Aug 1, 2017
I'm 45, I've seen them all. Just because it's not your thing, doesn't mean it's stupid. It means you don't know the answer, that's all.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
Really, most people that have seen the movies/books are over 20. It first book was in '97 (omg) so that is already 22 (whaat??) years ago. so it was around before people that are 20 now were even born.. So your comment makes absolutely no sense.

Besides the fact that I think the demographics of people that have seen it, (I mean the age they were when they saw, not the age they are now) are at least as much above 20 as below. (now if your argument was, im not 10 yet, or I am over 75 or something, ok, those ages have been less exposed to it)

Plus people have made an existing sport out of it nowadays ( no flying necesarry...) and even so, it doesnt say in the quiz that fictional sports are excluded.

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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
Plus the fact that you call something stupid simply because you didn't get the answer, isnt really a mature thing to do...
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Level 65
Jul 21, 2015
Great quiz. For the Brits could you also accept motor racing? We never call it auto racing...?
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Level 55
Jul 21, 2015
Quidditch should not be there as it is not a real sport, it's only in a story book.
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Level 69
Jul 21, 2015
Read the comments above - it is played on many college campuses.
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Level 82
Aug 30, 2020
By overgrown kids . if the books are right I think you need a flying broomstick to play it none of the to be found in the real world although some campus people do seen to be flying high on something.
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Level 38
Oct 23, 2015
IT IS REAL.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
It is both real ( though not exactly the same as in the book obviously) and there is no reason not to have fictional sports on the quiz. I really dont get why people get so upset that it is added in this quiz

(I think it might be the same people that throw a fit when a unicorn is called an animal. Because it is fictional according to their logic it can't be an animal (yet they never say that about dragons...) well, humans in books arent humans then either, because they are made up for the story aswell, eventhough there are real versions of humans)

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Level 65
Jul 21, 2015
A bunch of nerds read books where the protagonists participate in fanciful sporting events and then go out themselves and participate in this same sport at their universities: fencing.
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Level 72
Oct 18, 2020
When I was at university, my house-mate enjoyed fencing, I can guarantee you would not have felt happy calling him a nerd when he was competing with a sabre in his hand.
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Level 51
Jul 21, 2015
What the hell i never knew quidditch was a real sport. Your confusing me quizmaster.
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Level 38
Oct 23, 2015
QUIDDITCH IS REAL. NEVER DOUBT THAT QUIDDITCH IS REAL. In fact, over on hpff, I am currently playing a game of quidditch. Check it out. It ends soon.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
It is irrelevant. It could still have a place on this quiz, if not a sport, what would you call it? If a unicorn and a dragon is not an animal, what would you call it? They arent plants, thats for sure.
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Level 65
Jul 24, 2015
Should really use those yellow boxes for this quiz (don't know what they're called). I got about ten and then just started typing in random sports. I ended up getting almost all of them.
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Level 21
Jul 29, 2015
May horse riding be added to horse racing please Quizmaster
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Level 75
Oct 10, 2016
Pickleball, anyone?
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Level 62
Jan 22, 2017
Side Out is also a term used for basketball.
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Level 85
Jul 2, 2019
The phrase appears nowhere in the NCAA Basketball Rulebook.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2020
Where's 'bicycle kick' in the footy rule book then?
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Level 35
Feb 4, 2017
100 points to Gryffindor!
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Level 45
Feb 10, 2017
Knuckle ball could be Soccer
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Level 54
Mar 12, 2017
Love the quidditch inclusion.
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2017
Knuckle ball is a term used in cricket as well nowadays. A ball bowled typically by a fast bowler with their index and ring fingers gripping the ball with the ball touching the knuckle of the middle finger
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2018
Ruck is also a position in Australian Rules Football (Aussie Rules, AFL, Australian Football, Footy). Please fix.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2020
Australian Rules Football lol
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Level 77
May 29, 2018
Can you acceot motorsports instead of auto racing as this covers the entirety of it as well and is a wellknown synonym
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Level 66
Jun 22, 2018
Is pool really a sport? Seems like more of a game than a sport to me.
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Level 83
Aug 1, 2018
Maybe you're not trying hard enough.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
yea it is one of those things that is in a grey area. For me it is on par with chess, and opinions are out on that one aswell.
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Level 62
Aug 7, 2018
Egg beater is a pedal used on bikes, so can cycling be accepted??
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Level 50
Jan 1, 2019
Quidditch is not a real sport!
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2019
So? It never specifies if it has to be real or not.
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2023
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quidditch_(real-life_sport)

I love that there's a Wikipedia article on the game parenthetically entitled "Real-life Sport".

Even if it weren't played by real people in the real world, like "Parrises Squares" in Star Trek, it would still be a sport, albeit a fictional one.

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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
Judo should really be accepted for tap out (I cant find where/when tapping originated, but in most places judo is the most known sport for it). (Plus perhaps a yellow box?)
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Level 32
Apr 13, 2021
Haha cricket googly bowling
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Level 75
May 14, 2023
quidditch is now known as Quadball, could this be changed?

i'm also wondering if various alternatives to horse racing like horse riding, equestrian, dressage, showjumping etc could be accepted - surely the rider is still known as a jockey in those?