Football Rules Quiz

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2019-10-22 12:59:37
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Football Rules Quiz
American football is one of the most difficult games in the world. The full body of rules hardly finds room on 300 pages and the significant part of the rules cannot be translated. But it's still possible to figure out at least basic rules. All the more so if you're a true football fan. Answer the quiz questions to find out how well you know this game!

How many time-outs can a team have?

Teams are allowed to have three time-outs for the half of the game.

Five time-outs for the game

Three time-outs for the half of the game

There are no time-outs in American football

One time-out for the game

On what line the ball is set for kickoff?

For the kickoff, the kicker sets the ball on the 35 yard line (40-yard in school football). Then the kicker takes a run and kicks the ball toward the opponent's side.

Next to the home base

On the line of the gates

55 yards

35 yards

How many tries does the offensive team have to get 10 yards?

Basically you get four attempts (a down) to move the ball 10 yards (by either running or passing it).

1

10

4

3

When "three and out" is said?

Sometimes commentators on the TV say three and out. It means that the team failed to get 10 yards and it had to punt.

The first try to get 10 yards

The team failed to get 10 yards after 4 tries

The team failed to get 10 yards and it has to punt

The team earns touchdown for three times

What is a field goal?

Field goal is kind of a consolation prize for the attacking team, which wanted to touch down but gets stuck within 30 yards from the opponent's scoring area. To score a field goal, the team in possession of the ball must place kick, or drop kick, the ball through the goal, i.e., between the uprights and over the crossbar.

A player with the ball crosses the goal line of the opponent

An additional point after touchdown

A kicker must place kick, or drop kick, the ball through the goal

A player of attacking is caught in his scoring area

Choose all the possible ways of scoring points for the team

Teams can score points as follows: touchdown (6 points), field goal (3 points), safety (2 points).

Touchdown

Punter

Field goal

Safety

Punt

Fumble

Where is tailback positioned?

Tailback or halfback is a position on offense that lines up in the backfield and is primarily responsible for running with the football. The tailback should also be able to find holes in the opponent's defense and dexterously run through them using ball fakes.

Behind the center

To the left from the center

Behind the quarterback

Behind all the players on offense

Which tasks do linebackers have?

Linebackers are positioned behind the line of scrimmage. This player has many functions depending on how the playing situation unfolds. He should attack the quarterback, cover receivers, attack players, who keep the ball.

Cleaning the way for the tailback

Attacking the quarterback

Receiving the ball

Cover receivers

What does punter do?

Punter is a player who receives the snapped ball directly from the line of scrimmage and then punts (kicks) the football to the opposing team so as to limit any field position advantage (this can happen during the 4th try).

He knocks the ball out during a drop-ball

He knocks the ball out of other player's hand

Takes the snap and puts the ball on the ground

Catches the ball and carries it across the field

Can the team on defense stop a player on offense, if he stands farther than 5 yards and he's delivered a pass?

The team of defense has no right to stop a player on offense during the ball receiving (the moment when the latter is delivered a pass), if he's at a distance farther than 5 yards from the attacking line, if the players on defense cannot receive the ball.

Football beginner

Yep, American football differs from the common one not only with the shape of the ball. You aren't bad at its rules but hard moments and small details were a true discovery for you. Despite the complexity of this kind of sport, one can still learn the basics, you just need to watch a couple of games and read a few articles. And then - to come to the field or to be a referee if playing the game is not for you. Be quick and tell your friends about your result, learn all the details and gather a team for practicing!

Pro ref

You are great at all the rules of American football, even intricate moments and small details. Despite the complexity of this kind of sport, it's felt that you have the hours of watched matches and pages of read rules under your belt. Having this knowledge, you can appear on the field or be a referee if playing the game is not for you. Be quick and tell your friends about your result, learn all the details and gather a team for practicing!