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Can You Pass This Football 101 Quiz?


Ready! Set! Hike!  Are you a super football fan who knows everything about each team, player and rules?  Test your knowledge about scoring, penalties, records and players in this ultimate football 101 trivia quiz.  Do you have what it takes to score the winning touchdown and bring home the championship for your team.  Let's play!

How long is the field, not including the end zone?
100 YARDS
25 YARDS
200 YARDS
120 YARDS

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How does a game start?
KICKOFF
ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
COIN FLIP
FACE OFF

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Where's the ball moved to after a touchback?
25 YARD LINE
50 YARD LINE
10 YARD LINE
20 YARD LINE

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How many yards is a false start?

 
5 YARDS
10 YARDS
1 YARD
30 YARDS

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How many players are on the field?
22
10
36
18

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What line separates the offense from the defense?
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE
GOAL LINE
SIDE LINE
LINEBACKER

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How many defensive players must be on the line of scrimmage?
0
11
7
5

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How many times can a ball be thrown forward during a play?
1
5
0
2

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Which player snaps the ball?
CENTER
KICKER
QUARTERBACK
RUNNING BACK

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How many yards is an offensive holding penalty?
10
5
15
25

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Can the defense get a holding call?
YES
NO

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What's the line between the end zone and the field of play called?
GOAL LINE
WINNING LINE
FINISH LINE
SIDE LINE

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How does the offense change field position on 4th down?
PUNTING
TAKING A TIME OUT
THROWING
RUNNING

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How does a punt returner signal a fair catch?
WAVING HIS HANDS
LETTING THE BALL HIT HIM
ASKING THE REF
RUNNING OUT OF BOUNDS

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What is it called if a return man tries to run the ball after making a fair catch?
DELAY OF GAME
BAD CATCH
UNFAIR CATCH
POOR SPORT

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How many yards is a personal foul?
15
10
5
30

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How many referees are in a game?
7
1
10
3

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What happens if the quarterback throws the ball out of bounds with no receiver around?
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING
TOUCHDOWN
INCOMPLETE PASS
HE HAS TO GO GET IT

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Without a penalty, how many yards does it take for an offense to get a 1st down?
10
20
5
100

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How many offensive players must be on the line of scrimmage?
7
5
11
0

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What happens if a quarterback is sacked into his own end zone?
SAFETY
TOUCH BACK
GAME OVER
TOUCH DOWN

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How many points is a field goal worth?
3
2
6
10

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How many points is a touchdown worth?
6
8
7
3

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When is an intentional grounding NOT called?
WHEN THE QB IS OUTSIDE THE TACKLE BOX
WHEN THE REFS NOT LOOKING
IF THE RUNNING BACK THROWS THE BALL
IF THE BALL TRAVELS MORE THAN 70 YARDS IN THE AIR

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What happens if a defensive player lines up over the line of scrimmage?
NEUTRAL ZONE INFRACTION
HE HAS TO SIT THE BENCH
LOSS OF DOWN
NOTHING

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What's it called if a defender catches a pass?
INTERCEPTION
FUMBLE
GOOD JOB
SAFETY

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What's a pass that hits the ground called?
INCOMPLETE PASS
TOUCHDOWN
DROPPED BALL
INTERCEPTION

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Which players on the field can recover a fumble?
ANYONE
BACK UP QB
ONLY WIDE RECEIVERS
ONLY THE PLAYER WHO FUMBLED

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What does the referee throw if there's a penalty?
YELLOW FLAG
RED CARD
POPCORN
A SHOE

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If an offensive player falls to the ground but isn't touched by a defender, can he keep running?
YES
NO

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What's it called if a quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage while he still has the ball?
SACK
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS
FIRST DOWN
PENALTY

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A defender can not make contact with a receiver after how many yards?
5
25
50
10

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What year did the NFL begin?
1920
1842
1982
1933

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Can a defender hit the kicker while he's kicking?
NO
YES

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After a touchdown where is a PAT attempt kicked from?
15 YARD LINE
30 YARD LINE
SIDE LINE
1 YARD LINE

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How many downs does a team get before turning the ball over?
4
1
10
3

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What is the name of the player who throws the ball after it is snapped to him?
QUARTERBACK
KICKER
LINEBACKER
COACH

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What is the name for the scoring area in football?
END ZONE
SCORE ZONE
FRIEND ZONE
HOME FIELD

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What is the name for when an offensive player reaches the opposing end zone with possession of the ball?
TOUCHDOWN
FIELD GOAL
INTERCEPTION
FIRST DOWN

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How long is a football game without overtime?
10 MINS
60 MINS
120 MINS
45 MINS

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How long is a quarter in the NFL?
15 MINS
5 MINS
12 MINS
1 HOUR

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What is the name of the player who most frequently takes hand offs from the quarterback?
RUNNING BACK
KICKER
TACKLE
WIDE RECEIVER

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What is it called when an offensive player drops the ball, potentially turning it over to the other team?
FUMBLE
BUMBLE
TURNOVER
OOPSIE

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What is it called what a quarterback runs?
SCRAMBLE
FLEE
LATERAL
WALK

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How many points is a Safety worth?
2
1
3
7

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How many teams are in the NFL?
32
10
50
26

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How many timeouts does each team get per game?
6
3
1
8

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How many players are on a full roster?
53
22
75
11

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What's it called if a defender hits the quarterback after he throws the ball?
ROUGHING THE PASSER
SACK
UNSAFE
NOT NICE

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What year was the first super bowl?
1967
1925
1945
1970

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