Free sports English quizzes

Our sports English quizzes for free are perfect for those with a thirst for all things athletic. Taking a multiple choice quiz format, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test against the EF English Live quiz machine covering all of your favourite sports, with a few surprises too.
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How good are you at sports in English?

A treadmill is an exercise machine which stimulates: 1/10
Swimming
Running
Jumping
Diving
Swimming is a sport which: 2/10
Takes place in a pool
Involves using scuba equipment to go under water
Hanging from hoops and swinging your body
Riding on horse back
A triathlon is a sporting event involving 3 sports: 3/10
Dancing, singing and skipping
Driving, flying and diving
Sprinting, jumping and throwing
Swimming, cycling and running
In cricket, to go out ¡®for a duck¡¯means: 4/10
The batsman has scored no runs
The batsman has scored the most runs
The batsman runs off the field
The batsman wants to eat something
In rugby, to 'convert a try' means: 5/10
To take turns kicking at the goals, whilst the goal keeper tries to block
To take the option to penalize your opponent
To kick the ball through the posts and gain 3 more points
To enter into a scrum
In soccer, you want to: 6/10
Score a goal
Score a try
Throw the ball through a hoop
Hurt your opponent
Ice hockey is played: 7/10
On grass
On ice
On clay
In water
In water polo, the only player who can touch the ball with both hands is: 8/10
The captain
The striker
The defender
The goalkeeper
In the game of Baseball, '3 strikes' means: 9/10
The player retires
The team scores 3 points
The player moves to the 3rd base
The batter has changed bats 3 times
In basketball, players may only play with the ball when they: 10/10
Hold it in one hand
Hold it in both hands
Bounce it
Kick it

 

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  • Sport tests your body and your mind. But this free quiz just tests your vocabulary. See how many English sport words you know.

Test your soccer knowledge in English

What is soccer called in countries outside of United States? 1/10
Football
Bally
Rugby
Netball
Complete the sentence: The first World Cup was played __ 1928. 2/10
on
the
at
in
Complete the sentence: If a referee gives a player a yellow card during a game, the penalty is a ________. 3/10
score
free throw
warning
rebound
Which team has won the most number of World Cups? 4/10
Brazilian
Brazil
Germany
England
Which of the following player do you NOT find on a soccer field? 5/10
Defender
Midfielder
Striker
Quarterback
Complete the sentence: The nationality of Zinedine Zidane is _______. 6/10
Brazilian
France
French
China
How many teams can take part in the World Cup competition? 7/10
24
48
12
32
What are soccer shoes commonly called? 8/10
Socks
Boots
Cleats
Slippers
Which of the following are NOT soccer terms? 9/10
Dunk
Shoot
Dribble
Pass
Complete the sentence: David Beckham is married __ Victoria Adams. 10/10
to
with
by
for

 

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  • Are you preparing for the world cup? Or maybe you want to join a team? Find out if you know enough English words for soccer so you can can keep up with the conversation.

Test your sports knowledge in English

1. In which sport does a player "score a goal"? 1/10
Basketball
Tennis
Hockey
Bowling
2. Which sport has an "umpire"? 2/10
Swimming
Basketball
Baseball
Racquetball
3. A team considered to be "the underdog" 3/10
Is not expected to win
Never wins a game
Recently started playing much better then before
Recently started playing much worse then before
4. In which sport does a player "shoot"? 4/10
Golf
Basketball
Baseball
Track
5. If the score of a game is "tied" what does that mean? 5/10
The game is still being played
Both teams scored the same number of points
Neither team scored any points
One team won a lot more than the other
6. If a team won by a "landslide": 6/10
They won by a lot of points
It was a miracle that they won
It is suspected that they cheated
The game was stopped because of a natural disaster
7. Which sport has a "face off"? 7/10
Hockey
Ping pong
Baseball
Wrestling
8. What does "love" mean in tennis? 8/10
The players like each other a lot
The players give each other easy points
Neither player has scored
A friendly game where you don't keep score
9. When a player commits a "foul" he has 9/10
Broken a rule of the game
Scored a point
Won the game
Asked for a break to rest
10. What does "overtime" mean? 10/10
The game is delayed because of bad weather
The game is very boring
Time added at the end of a competition because both sides have the same score
The game is stopped because too many players have been injured

 

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  • There are a lot of different sports in the English speaking world. See if you can talk your way from the tennis court to the football field.

Is your English ready for the Olympics?

When an athlete is “the favourite” in an event, it means that… 1/10
many people expect him to lose
many people believe he will cause controversy
many people believe he will win
many people have spat on him
A “trampoline” is used in which sport at the Olympics? 2/10
archery
badminton
weight-lifting
gymnastics
Which of the following is not an Olympic event? 3/10
Wrestling
Beach Volleyball
Taekwondo
Woodball
When both teams are evenly matched, you can say… 4/10
This match is very closely fought!
This is a terrible match!
Can I get a hotdog?
Both teams are not playing up to expectations.
What are the people who carry the Olympic torch in the Torch Relay called? 5/10
Pallbearers
Ogre hunters
Torch bearers
Angels of light
What does “going for gold” mean? 6/10
to bribe an official
aiming for first place
fans crying over the loss of their team
the making of a fake gold medal
People love “cheering on” their favorite teams and athletes during the Olympics. What does “cheering on” mean? 7/10
swearing at teams and athletes they do not like
encouraging a team or athlete
live vicariously
bake cookies for their favorite teams and athletes
Canada is “overwhelmed by the sheer determination” of the Australian team. Which country’s team is winning? 8/10
Canada
Both countries’ teams are playing very badly
Both countries’ teams are playing very well
Australia
When a team “is not going down without a fight”, it means… 9/10
the team refuses to give up
the team has lost all hope of winning
the team’s star player is injured
the team is in a fist fight with the opposing team
The “Triathlon” is so named because it is comprised of… 10/10
3 famous judges
3 competitors who are also referees
3 consecutive events
3 professional athletes from each country

 

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  • You’ve been training hard for a long time. You’ve sacrificed hours of your life. Was it all worth it? Is your Olympic sport vocabulary worthy of a gold medal?

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