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Welcome to the ultimate Archery Quiz!

Are you prepared to put your archery knowledge to the test and prove that you’re a true bow and arrow enthusiast?

We’ve crafted challenging questions that will measure your archery know-how.

Simply count your correct responses and compare your score to our result table to gauge your expertise.

So, string up your bow, gather your focus, and let’s see if you can hit the bullseye with your archery trivia talents!

Table of Contents

1. What is the standard distance for Olympic target archery?

  • A) 50 meters
  • B) 70 meters
  • C) 90 meters

2. Who holds the men’s world record for the longest accurate shot in archery?

  • A) Matt Stutzman
  • B) Howard Hill
  • C) Peter Elzinga

3. What is the name of the ring at the center of an archery target?

  • A) Bullseye
  • B) Gold
  • C) Inner ten

4. Which of these strings is commonly used on a modern recurve bow?

  • A) Hemp
  • B) Silk
  • C) Dacron

5. Archery was first introduced in the Olympics in which year?

  • A) 1900
  • B) 1908
  • C) 1920

6. Which popular fictional character is known for their superior archery skills?

  • A) Legolas
  • B) Hawkeye
  • C) Robin Hood

7. What is the term for the groove at the rear end of an arrow that holds it onto the bowstring?

  • A) Nock
  • B) Fletching
  • C) Riser

8. Which of the following is not a style of bow?

  • A) Recurve
  • B) Longbow
  • C) Crossbow

9. What is the name of the Turkish traditional form of archery?

  • A) Kyudo
  • B) Atlatl
  • C) Ottoman Archery

10. The sport of hunting animals using a bow and arrow is called:

  • A) Archery hunting
  • B) Bow hunting
  • C) Arrow hunting

11. What is the name of the target face used in Olympic archery?

  • A) 122 cm full-color
  • B) 80 cm six-ring
  • C) 60 cm five-color

12. Which famous historical figure is remembered for their signature archery skills during the Battle of Agincourt?

  • A) King Henry V
  • B) Richard the Lionheart
  • C) William Wallace

13. In traditional archery, what is the term for the feathers or vanes on an arrow?

  • A) Fletching
  • B) Nock
  • C) Shaft

14. The three main components of an arrow are the shaft, point, and:

  • A) Nock
  • B) Fletching
  • C) Bow

15. What type of wood was traditionally used to make English longbows?

  • A) Yew
  • B) Oak
  • C) Ash

16. Which of the following materials is not commonly used to make arrow shafts?

  • A) Carbon
  • B) Aluminum
  • C) Steel

17. What is the term for the location on a bow where the arrow is placed?

  • A) Nock Point
  • B) Arrow Rest
  • C) Bow String

18. What is the practice of shooting arrows at a high arc to fall on a target or enemy from above?

  • A) Trajectory Archery
  • B) Aerial Archery
  • C) Clout Archery

19. Which of the following is not a type of archery competition?

  • A) Field Archery
  • B) Target Archery
  • C) Distance Archery

20. What is the name of the Japanese martial art dedicated to archery?

  • A) Bushido
  • B) Kyudo
  • C) Kendo

21. In archery, what is the term for the force required to pull the bowstring back to a specific distance?

  • A) Tension
  • B) Draw Weight
  • C) Force Vector

22. What is the name of the sport that combines archery and cross country running?

  • A) Bowathlon
  • B) Archery Biathlon
  • C) Archery Running

23. In Olympic Archery, how many arrows does each athlete shoot in the ranking round?

  • A) 60
  • B) 72
  • C) 120

24. How many times did the legendary Hungarian archer, Károly Takács, win an Olympic gold medal in the rapid-fire pistol event despite a severe injury to his right hand?

  • A) 1 time
  • B) 2 times
  • C) 3 times

25. What is the name of the piece of equipment worn to protect an archer’s forearm from the bowstring?

  • A) Bracer
  • B) Vambrace
  • C) Gauntlet

26. Which popular book series features a skilled archer named Katniss Everdeen?

  • A) Harry Potter
  • B) The Hunger Games
  • C) Game of Thrones

27. What is the term for an arrow that is intentionally shot to miss the target and allow the archer to understand the target’s characteristics?

  • A) Practice shot
  • B) Accurate shot
  • C) Rover shot

28. What is the string serving on a bowstring?

  • A) A layer of wax
  • B) A protective wrapping of additional string
  • C) The nocking point that holds the arrow

29. Who was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in archery?

  • A) Queenie Newall
  • B) Neroli Fairhall
  • C) Petra Ericsson

30. What is the term for an incomplete shot, in which the arrow’s trajectory is disrupted by the bow’s movement during the release?

  • A) Balk
  • B) Flinch
  • C) Baffle

31. What is the name of the horizontal part of a bow on which an arrow lies?

  • A) Sight Window
  • B) Arrow Shelf
  • C) Bowstring Channel

32. What are the stabilizers attached to a bow primarily used for?

  • A) Reducing noise
  • B) Increasing accuracy
  • C) Providing balance and reducing vibrations

33. Who held the title of World Archery Champion for men’s individual recurve in 2019?

  • A) Brady Ellison
  • B) Kim Woojin
  • C) Mete Gazoz


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning ‘real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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