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Welcome to the exhilarating Cheerleading Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your understanding of this dynamic sport and demonstrate that you’re a genuine cheerleading enthusiast?

We’ve compiled a set of stimulating questions that will challenge your cheerleading proficiency.

Just keep track of your accurate responses and check our result table to assess your performance.

So, put on your cheer shoes, set your spirit high, and let’s find out if you can hit the mark with your cheerleading trivia prowess!


Table of Contents

1. Which of these motions is used to convey enthusiasm in cheerleading?

  • A) High V
  • B) Low V
  • C) T Motion

2. What is the name of the original American cheerleading organization?

  • A) American Cheerleading Association
  • B) National Cheerleaders Association
  • C) United States Cheerleading Union

3. What does the term “flyer” refer to in cheerleading?

  • A) A type of cheer
  • B) The person who is lifted or thrown into the air
  • C) The base who supports the flyer

4. What is a “spirit stick” in cheerleading terminology?

  • A) A wooden stick given to the team with the most spirit
  • B) A move performed during cheers
  • C) A type of award given at competitions

5. Which country hosts the annual ICU World Cheerleading Championships?

  • A) United States
  • B) Canada
  • C) Japan

6. In which year was Cheerleading officially recognized as a sport?

  • A) 1972
  • B) 1999
  • C) 1984

7. In what sport did cheerleading originate?

  • A) Baseball
  • B) American Football
  • C) Basketball

8. Which of these is NOT a type of stunt in cheerleading?

  • A) Basket Toss
  • B) Back Handspring
  • C) Cradle

9. What is the term for a cheerleading team’s dance routine performed to music?

  • A) Performance
  • B) Pom Dance
  • C) Cheer Dance

10. Which U.S. President was a cheerleader?

  • A) John F. Kennedy
  • B) Theodore Roosevelt
  • C) George W. Bush

11. What does “IASC” stand for in cheerleading?

  • A) International All Star Cheerleading
  • B) International Association of Synchronized Cheer
  • C) International Association of Sports Cheerleading

12. What is the term for a combination of jumps, tumbling, and dance in a cheerleading routine?

  • A) Stunting
  • B) Choreography
  • C) Sequence

13. Which of the following is NOT a part of a cheerleading uniform?

  • A) Skirt
  • B) Shell
  • C) Helmet

14. Which of these is a jump commonly performed in cheerleading?

  • A) Spread Eagle
  • B) Toe Touch
  • C) Split Leap

15. Who is considered the “Father of Cheerleading”?

  • A) Johnny Campbell
  • B) Tom Peebles
  • C) Lawrence Herkimer

16. What is the term for transitioning from one formation to another in cheerleading?

  • A) Traveling
  • B) Transition
  • C) Shifting

17. Which type of cheerleading does NOT involve stunts or tumbling?

  • A) Non-Competitive
  • B) Sideline
  • C) All-Star

18. What is the nickname for the person who calls out the cheers and sometimes acts as the main base?

  • A) Captain
  • B) Leader
  • C) Choreographer

19. What is the meaning of “LIB” in cheerleading?

  • A) A type of cheer
  • B) A one-legged stunt
  • C) A choreography term

20. What is the term for a cheerleading group that represents a specific school, college, or university?

  • A) Recreational Cheer team
  • B) Varsity Cheer team
  • C) All-Star Cheer team

21. What is the National High School Cheerleading Championship commonly referred to as?

  • A) Nationals
  • B) UCA High School Nationals
  • C) High School Worlds

22. What is the term for a cheer performed while sitting or kneeling?

  • A) Floor Cheer
  • B) Sit Cheer
  • C) Ground Cheer

23. What type of move is used to create visual excitement and typically involves pom-poms?

  • A) Jumps
  • B) Dances
  • C) Ripples

24. Which country did competitive cheerleading originate from?

  • A) United States
  • B) England
  • C) Japan

25. Who invented the herkie jump?

  • A) Lawrence Herkimer
  • B) Johnny Campbell
  • C) Tom Peebles

26. How many different cheerleading positions are there?

  • A) Four
  • B) Five
  • C) Three

27. What is a cheerleading routine typically judged on?

  • A) Difficulty and execution
  • B) Spirit and enthusiasm
  • C) Synchronization and costumes

28. What is the proper way to catch the flyer during a cradle dismount?

  • A) Catch by the waist
  • B) Catch under the arms
  • C) Catch by the ankles

29. What is the famous cheerleading movie series starring Kirsten Dunst?

  • A) Hairspray
  • B) Bring It On
  • C) Stick It

30. What are the two primary types of cheerleading squads?

  • A) All-Star and School-Based
  • B) Regional and National
  • C) Competitive and Non-Competitive

31. What is the name of the mat used in cheerleading competitions?

  • A) Spring Floor
  • B) Cushion Floor
  • C) Tumble Track

32. What is the purpose of a “spotter” in cheerleading?

  • A) To direct the routine
  • B) To ensure the safety of the flyer during stunts
  • C) To time the music and call out counts

33. What iconic item do cheerleaders often use during routines?

  • A) Flags
  • B) Whistles
  • C) Pom-poms


# 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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