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Welcome to the ultimate Basketball Quiz!

Are you prepared to dribble your way through hoops of trivia and prove that you’re a true basketball fan?

We’ve crafted challenging questions to evaluate your knowledge of the game.

Just keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to see your performance.

Now, put on your jersey, grab your basketball spirit, and let’s find out if you can slam dunk your way to becoming a basketball trivia MVP!

Table of Contents

1. What year did James Naismith invent basketball?

  • A) 1891
  • B) 1896
  • C) 1900

2. How many points is a free throw worth in basketball?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) 3

3. What is the maximum number of players a team can have on the court during a basketball game?

  • A) 4
  • B) 5
  • C) 6

4. Which player has the record for the most points scored in a single NBA game?

  • A) Michael Jordan
  • B) Kobe Bryant
  • C) Wilt Chamberlain

5. What is the regulation height of a basketball hoop?

  • A) 9 feet
  • B) 10 feet
  • C) 11 feet

6. What is the term for the offensive strategy of continuously passing the ball to advance it up the court?

  • A) Pick and Roll
  • B) Fast Break
  • C) Give and Go

7. Which team won the first-ever NBA Championship in 1947?

  • A) Boston Celtics
  • B) Philadelphia Warriors
  • C) Minneapolis Lakers

8. How many personal fouls does it take to be disqualified from an NBA game?

  • A) 5
  • B) 6
  • C) 7

9. Which NBA team won the most championships?

  • A) Chicago Bulls
  • B) Los Angeles Lakers
  • C) Boston Celtics

10. Who was nicknamed “The Round Mound of Rebound”?

  • A) Shaquille O’Neal
  • B) Charles Barkley
  • C) Karl Malone

11. Who is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer?

  • A) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • B) Karl Malone
  • C) Michael Jordan

12. Which player holds the NBA record for most consecutive triple-doubles?

  • A) Russell Westbrook
  • B) Michael Jordan
  • C) Oscar Robertson

13. What does the term ‘Airball’ mean in basketball?

  • A) A shot that misses the rim and the backboard
  • B) A shot that bounces off the rim
  • C) A shot that only hits the backboard

14. What is the common term for regaining possession of the ball after a missed shot?

  • A) Rebounding
  • B) Stealing
  • C) Blocking

15. What is the NBA’s annual draft of eligible players called?

  • A) NBA Draft Lottery
  • B) NBA Draft Combine
  • C) NBA Draft Selection

16. Which city has hosted the most NBA All-Star Games?

  • A) Los Angeles
  • B) New York
  • C) Chicago

17. What famous NBA player is known as “The King”?

  • A) Michael Jordan
  • B) LeBron James
  • C) Kobe Bryant

18. How many minutes are in a standard NBA game?

  • A) 40 minutes
  • B) 48 minutes
  • C) 60 minutes

19. What is the most points scored in a single quarter in an NBA game by an individual player?

  • A) 29 points
  • B) 33 points
  • C) 37 points

21. Which NBA player was nicknamed “Magic”?

  • A) Larry Bird
  • B) Magic Johnson
  • C) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

22. Who is the youngest player to score 30,000 points in their NBA career?

  • A) LeBron James
  • B) Kobe Bryant
  • C) Michael Jordan

23. Which NBA team has never made it to the NBA Finals?

  • A) Denver Nuggets
  • B) Orlando Magic
  • C) New York Knicks

24. In what year did the three-point line get introduced into the NBA?

  • A) 1968
  • B) 1979
  • C) 1984

25. Which team moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008, changing their name in the process?

  • A) Seattle SuperSonics
  • B) Seattle Storm
  • C) Seattle Reign

26. Who holds the NBA record for most blocked shots in a career?

  • A) Hakeem Olajuwon
  • B) Dikembe Mutombo
  • C) Shaquille O’Neal

27. Who was the first player to be drafted straight out of high school in the NBA?

  • A) Kobe Bryant
  • B) LeBron James
  • C) Moses Malone

28. What was the original name of the NBA before it became the National Basketball Association?

  • A) Basketball Association of America
  • B) American Professional Basketball League
  • C) National Basketball League

29. Which NBA team plays their home games at Madison Square Garden?

  • A) Brooklyn Nets
  • B) New York Knicks
  • C) Chicago Bulls

30. Which college did Michael Jordan play for before entering the NBA?

  • A) Duke University
  • B) University of North Carolina
  • C) Georgetown University

31. Who is the all-time leading scorer in the WNBA?

  • A) Diana Taurasi
  • B) Tina Charles
  • C) Candace Parker

32. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the NBA Finals?

  • A) Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Trophy
  • B) Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy
  • C) Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Trophy

33. Who is the NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers made?

  • A) Ray Allen
  • B) Reggie Miller
  • C) Stephen Curry


# 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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