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Welcome to the fantastic Beach Volleyball Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your passion for this sun-soaked sport and establish yourself as a beach volleyball buff?

We’ve crafted a set of thrilling questions that will examine your familiarity with the game.

Just keep track of your correct responses and check our result table to gauge your performance.

So, slip on your shades, slap on some sunscreen, and let’s find out if you can spike your way to beach volleyball trivia victory!

Table of Contents

1. Which country introduced beach volleyball as a sport in 1920s?

  • A) Brazil
  • B) United States
  • C) Australia

2. In what year was beach volleyball added to the Olympic Games?

  • A) 1992
  • B) 1996
  • C) 2000

3. Which duo won the first men’s beach volleyball Olympic gold medal?

  • A) Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos
  • B) Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh
  • C) Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes

4. What is the minimum required amount of players on a beach volleyball team?

  • A) One
  • B) Two
  • C) Three

5. How many points does a team need to win a set in beach volleyball?

  • A) 15
  • B) 21
  • C) 25

6. What is the maximum number of ball contacts allowed per team before it must be returned over the net?

  • A) Two
  • B) Three
  • C) Four

7. What is the name for the maneuver when a player jumps and blocks an opponent’s attack?

  • A) Spike
  • B) Dig
  • C) Block

8. Which of these is not a type of serve in beach volleyball?

  • A) Overhand serve
  • B) Underhand serve
  • C) Sideways serve

9. What is the regulation size of a beach volleyball court?

  • A) 16m x 8m
  • B) 18m x 9m
  • C) 14m x 7m

10. What is the name of the defensive move where a player slides and digs the ball with one hand?

  • A) Pancake
  • B) Pokey
  • C) Tomahawk

11. Which country won the first women’s beach volleyball Olympic gold medal in 1996?

  • A) Brazil
  • B) United States
  • C) Australia

12. What is the main difference between indoor and beach volleyball?

  • A) Number of players per team
  • B) Scoring system
  • C) Ball weight

13. What material is commonly used for the lines on a beach volleyball court?

  • A) Rope
  • B) Cloth tape
  • C) Paint

14. What is the purpose of a libero in a beach volleyball team?

  • A) Special server
  • B) Defensive specialist
  • C) There is no libero in beach volleyball

15. How many substitutions are allowed per set in beach volleyball?

  • A) One
  • B) Two
  • C) None

16. In beach volleyball, which player is allowed to perform an attack hit from within the front zone?

  • A) Any player
  • B) Only the front row player
  • C) There are no front and back row players in beach volleyball

17. What is the name of the famous international professional beach volleyball tour?

  • A) FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
  • B) AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
  • C) World Beach Volleyball Series

18. What beach in California is considered the birthplace of modern beach volleyball?

  • A) Manhattan Beach
  • B) Santa Monica
  • C) Huntington Beach

19. What does the term ‘side-out’ mean in beach volleyball?

  • A) A player stepping out of bounds while serving
  • B) Winning a point when receiving serve, causing a rotation change
  • C) A player hitting the ball out of bounds when spiking

20. What type of ball is used in beach volleyball?

  • A) A softer and larger indoor volleyball
  • B) A smaller and lighter soccer ball
  • C) A slightly larger and less pressurized indoor volleyball

21. Which of these is a violation in beach volleyball?

  • A) Double contact
  • B) Open-hand dink
  • C) Attack on the opponent’s service

22. What is the standard duration of a technical time-out in beach volleyball?

  • A) 30 seconds
  • B) 1 minute
  • C) None

23. At what cumulative score is the deciding set of a beach volleyball match a technical time-out?

  • A) 13 points
  • B) 21 points
  • C) No technical time-out during the deciding set

24. What is the maximum number of medical time-outs a player can request per match?

  • A) One
  • B) Two
  • C) Three

25. In beach volleyball, is using feet and legs to play the ball allowed?

  • A) Yes
  • B) No
  • C) Only in certain situations

26. What is the common term for a beach volleyball player recounting their team’s scoring progress during a match?

  • A) Tally
  • B) Huddle
  • C) Freeze

27. In beach volleyball, what is a rally point system?

  • A) Points can only be scored by the serving team
  • B) A point is awarded on every play, regardless of which team serves
  • C) Points are awarded for exceptional plays only

28. What is the best-of-three set format followed in beach volleyball?

  • A) First to 15 wins, with the deciding set being first to 21
  • B) First to 21 wins, with the deciding set being first to 15
  • C) First to 25 wins, with the deciding set being first to 21

29. What are the dimensions of a beach volleyball net?

  • A) 8.5m long and 1m wide
  • B) 10m long and 1.5m wide
  • C) 9.5m long and 1m wide

30. Which country has the most Olympic gold medals in beach volleyball?

  • A) United States
  • B) Brazil
  • C) Germany

31. In what year did the first official FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships take place?

  • A) 1995
  • B) 1997
  • C) 1999

32. What does the term ‘skyball serve’ refer to in beach volleyball?

  • A) A serve hit high into the air with a strong backspin
  • B) A low-powered serve aimed to drop just over the net
  • C) A high-arcing serve with a strong topspin

33. What is the record for the longest professional beach volleyball match, set in 2013?

  • A) 1 hour 21 minutes
  • B) 1 hour 40 minutes
  • C) 2 hours 13 minutes

Results

# 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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