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Welcome to the ultimate Badminton Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your expertise in the exhilarating world of badminton and prove yourself a true badminton buff?

We’ve crafted challenging questions that will put your badminton knowledge to the test.

Simply keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to see how well you fared.

So, grab your racket, put on your game face, and let’s see if you can serve up a smashing performance with your badminton trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. Which country is considered the birthplace of modern badminton?

  • A) India
  • B) China
  • C) England

2. In which year did badminton become an Olympic sport?

  • A) 1980
  • B) 1992
  • C) 2000

3. What is the standard height of a badminton net at the center?

  • A) 4.5 feet
  • B) 5 feet
  • C) 5.5 feet

4. How many points must be scored to win a standard badminton game?

  • A) 15
  • B) 21
  • C) 30

5. What is it called when a player wins a badminton game with zero points scored by the opponent?

  • A) Love match
  • B) Shutout
  • C) Skunk

6. Which of these is NOT a violation in badminton?

  • A) Touching the net with your racket
  • B) Stepping on the line during the serve
  • C) Serving overhand

7. For how long can a shuttlecock be in play before it needs to be replaced?

  • A) 30 minutes
  • B) 45 minutes
  • C) One hour

8. What is the maximum weight of a standard badminton racket?

  • A) 70 grams
  • B) 90 grams
  • C) 100 grams

9. Which country has the most badminton players?

  • A) China
  • B) Indonesia
  • C) Malaysia

10. What is the term used for a serve that is not legally returned by the opponent?

  • A) Ace
  • B) Smash
  • C) Drop

11. Which part of the racket should make contact with the shuttlecock for optimum performance?

  • A) The frame
  • B) The sweet spot
  • C) The handle

12. How many times can a team change ends during a badminton match?

  • A) Once
  • B) Twice
  • C) Thrice

13. What is the term for the boundary line at the back of a badminton court?

  • A) Back line
  • B) Baseline
  • C) Rear line

14. What is the name of the world-governing body for badminton?

  • A) International Badminton Association (IBA)
  • B) Badminton World Federation (BWF)
  • C) Global Badminton Commission (GBC)

15. How many feathers are typically used to construct a traditional badminton shuttlecock?

  • A) 12
  • B) 16
  • C) 24

16. What is the standard length of a badminton racket?

  • A) 26 inches
  • B) 27 inches
  • C) 28 inches

17. Which female badminton player has the most world championship titles?

  • A) Carolina Marin
  • B) Xie Xingfang
  • C) Liliyana Natsir

18. What is the fastest recorded smash in men’s badminton?

  • A) 300 km/h
  • B) 332 km/h
  • C) 421 km/h

19. Which of the following is NOT a fault in badminton when serving?

  • A) Serving below the waist
  • B) Stepping on the service line
  • C) Making a high serve

20. Which men’s doubles team shattered the record for the longest pro badminton match?

  • A) Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng
  • B) Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong
  • C) Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen

21. Which country is the reigning Olympic champion in men’s singles badminton?

  • A) China
  • B) Japan
  • C) Denmark

22. How many serves does each player have in modern badminton?

  • A) One
  • B) Two
  • C) Three

23. What is the official name of the tournament considered the “World Cup” of badminton?

  • A) Thomas & Uber Cup
  • B) Sudirman Cup
  • C) BWF World Championship

24. What is the term used when a badminton player hits the shuttlecock from one side of the court to the other in a diagonal direction?

  • A) Cross-court shot
  • B) Down the line shot
  • C) Half-court shot

25. What is another name for the traditional badminton shuttlecock made of feathers?

  • A) Feather bird
  • B) Birdie
  • C) Winged shuttle

26. Which badminton player is nicknamed the ‘Super Dan’?

  • A) Kento Momota
  • B) Lee Chong Wei
  • C) Lin Dan

27. In which country was the first All England Badminton Championship held in 1899?

  • A) India
  • B) England
  • C) Scotland

28. What is the term used for a gentle shot that barely passes over the net and lands close to it?

  • A) Smash
  • B) Drive
  • C) Drop shot

29. Which country holds the most Sudirman Cup titles?

  • A) Indonesia
  • B) China
  • C) South Korea

30. Which side should a player serve from when their score is an even number?

  • A) Right service court
  • B) Left service court
  • C) Either service court

31. What is the maximum number of consecutive times each player can hit the shuttlecock during a rally?

  • A) One
  • B) Two
  • C) Three

32. Which rule change allowed for longer shuttlecock flight times in badminton?

  • A) Larger racket heads
  • B) Synthetic shuttlecocks
  • C) Increased string tension

33. What is the term for a shot hit softly and with little speed, causing it to quickly lose altitude?

  • A) Dab shot
  • B) Feather shot
  • C) Slow drop


# 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 β€˜real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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