Quiz: Can You Match the Sports Play to Its Point Value?
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Can You Match the Sports Play to Its Point Value?
By: Ryan Choate
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About This Quiz

Many sports have a basic scoring system such as soccer. Score a goal, your team gets a point. For every sport with a simple scoring system there are many more that require knowledge of rules and scoring plays before becoming a participant or even a spectator. Most people have an understanding of basic rules for the major sporting events in the U.S. that we see on television constantly such as football, basketball and baseball. Rules and scoring plays seem to be evolving in some sports, but the general scoring plays remain the same. For instance, there has been a three-point line in basketball since the original pre-NBA days of the American Basketball Association, yet it has moved in and out a couple of times over the years but it remains worth 3 points on the scoreboard.

Sports such as cricket, which are popular sports outside the U.S., have a more complex scoring system for those unfamiliar with the sport. Simply watching a cricket match on television and watching the scoreboard light up without understanding the game can make for a frustrating viewing experience. In the U.S. where youth grow up playing the main sports which we have college and professional leagues for, scoring plays become second nature. But how much do you actually know about scoring plays and their respective sports? Can you tell the difference between and eagle and an albatross? If you're a sports fanatic, kick off this quiz and see what you can score!

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How many points does an NFL team receive for a safety?
2
3
6
8
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How many shots on goal does each hockey team receive if the game goes to an overtime shootout?
5
8
3
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In basketball, the most amount of points a player could get on a single possession is what?
4
3
2
5
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How many runs does a baseball team receive if a player hits a grand slam home run?
4
3
6
8
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How many points is a football team awarded for a touchdown?
6
7
8
3
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How many points are awarded per serve in a match of volleyball?
1
2
4
6
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How many points are awarded in football for a field goal kick?
3
2
6
1
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In darts, how many points are awarded for striking the inner red area of the bullseye?
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How many runs does a baseball team get when a player is on second base and the batter hits a ground rule double?
1
2
4
3
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In golf, how many shots below par is an eagle?
2
1
3
4
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If a bowler rolls a perfect game, how many points are awarded?
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Which of these sports does not include a scoring system that uses a single point goal?
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Which of these court sports plays games to 11 and the winner of the match wins the best 3 out of 5 games?
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If a player calls a let in this sport, the game can be stopped without penalty of points to replay a rally.
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In which sport can a team score a point with a kill?
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Which sport does a team score when its balls are closest to the pallino?
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In which sport does a team get points for a try?
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Which sport allows a point for a drop goal?
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An athlete has just completed the javelin throw and has one event left in the competition. Which sport are they competing in?
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Which scoring play in football is so rare it has never happened in the NFL, only in college?
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If players are scoring during a chukker, which sport are they playing?
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If a player is potting, which sport are they playing?
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If an athlete wins a race using a scull, which sport are they competing in?
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Which sport has no point system but an athlete can win a match by throwing their opponent out of the ring?
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An athlete who is consistently close to the K line might be successful in which of these sports?
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In which sport can you score points for a jodan kick?
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Which sport is scored after 8 seconds?
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In which sport do you receive points based on your entry?
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If your biscuit scores a point, which sport are you playing?
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In which sport can a team turn a double play?
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In which sport do competitors use a foil to strike an opponent for points?
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In which of the following sports does an athlete try to knock out an opponent?
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If you just scored an albatross, which sport are you playing?
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Which sport has a scoring system known as the spectacular seven?
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