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Welcome to the ultimate Curling Quiz!

Are you prepared to slide your way through our icy trivia and prove you’re a true curling connoisseur?

We’ve crafted challenging questions designed to test your knowledge of this classic winter sport.

Just keep track of your correct answers and compare them with our result table to see how you’ve swept the competition away.

So, grab your broom, put on your grippers, and let’s find out if you have the precision and finesse to conquer the curling trivia world!

Challenge your knowledge of the sport and then learn more about why it’s considered so challenging in why curling is the hardest sport.

Table of Contents

1. What is the playing surface in curling called?

  • A) Rink
  • B) Sheet
  • C) Court

2. How many players are in a curling team?

  • A) Four
  • B) Three
  • C) Five

3. What is the target area in curling called?

  • A) Bull’s eye
  • B) House
  • C) Circle

4. How many ends are typically played in a regulation curling game?

  • A) Ten
  • B) Eight
  • C) Twelve

5. What country is credited with inventing curling?

  • A) Scotland
  • B) Canada
  • C) Sweden

6. In what year did curling become an Olympic sport?

  • A) 1924
  • B) 1976
  • C) 1998

7. What is the game of curling named after?

  • A) A type of stone
  • B) The sound it makes on ice
  • C) The movement of the stone on ice

8. How heavy is a typical curling stone?

  • A) 30-40 pounds (approx. 14-18 kg)
  • B) 40-50 pounds (approx. 18-23 kg)
  • C) 50-60 pounds (approx. 23-27 kg)

9. What material is a curling stone made of?

  • A) Granite
  • B) Marble
  • C) Quartz

10. What piece of equipment is used to propel the curling stone down the ice?

  • A) Brush
  • B) Broom
  • C) Shovel

11. What are the two basic shots in curling?

  • A) Draw and guard
  • B) Draw and takeout
  • C) Guard and takeout

12. What does it mean when a curling shot is called a “hammer”?

  • A) The stone hits the target with force
  • B) The stone is the last one thrown in an end
  • C) The stone is thrown at a high speed

13. Which country has the most Olympic gold medals in curling?

  • A) Canada
  • B) Sweden
  • C) Norway

14. What part of the curling stone is used as a handle?

  • A) Neck
  • B) Peg
  • C) Eye

15. What do sweepers do during a curling game?

  • A) Keep the ice clean
  • B) Melt the ice slightly
  • C) Both A and B

16. What term is used to describe the area between the hog line and the house?

  • A) The glide
  • B) The slide
  • C) The free guard zone

17. Who throws the first stone in an end of curling?

  • A) Lead
  • B) Second
  • C) Skip

18. How are points awarded in curling?

  • A) For each stone closer to the button than an opponent’s
  • B) For each stone touching the button
  • C) A fixed number of points per end

19. What is the purpose of a curling shoe?

  • A) To provide grip on the ice
  • B) To slide easily on the ice
  • C) Both A and B, with two different types of soles

20. In a curling game, what does a skip typically do?

  • A) Sweeps the ice
  • B) Throws the first and last stones
  • C) Calls the shots and determines strategy

21. When did women’s curling become an Olympic sport?

  • A) 1924
  • B) 1988
  • C) 1998

22. Which of the following is not a type of curling shot?

  • A) Raise
  • B) Snap
  • C) Peel

23. What is it called when a curling stone is thrown too hard and slides out of the house?

  • A) Blow-through
  • B) Heavy
  • C) Overshot

24. What is the penalty for accidentally touching a stone in motion called?

  • A) A burn
  • B) A touch
  • C) A foul

25. Which country won the first World Women’s Curling Championship in 1979?

  • A) Canada
  • B) Scotland
  • C) Sweden

26. In curling, what is a shot called that at least touches the edge of the 12-foot circle?

  • A) Biter
  • B) Freezer
  • C) Nudger

27. Which country’s national championship is called the “Brier”?

  • A) Canada
  • B) USA
  • C) Scotland

28. Why is it important to clean the bottom of a curling stone before throwing it?

  • A) To reduce friction with the ice
  • B) To remove any debris that may alter the stone’s trajectory
  • C) To keep the stone shiny and looking new

29. How many stones are thrown by each team in one end of curling?

  • A) Six
  • B) Eight
  • C) Ten

30. What does the term “hogged” mean in curling?

  • A) When a stone reaches the house
  • B) When a stone rotates too much
  • C) When a stone does not cross the far hog line

31. What is it called when a curling stone is thrown with a gentle rotation?

  • A) A twist
  • B) A turn
  • C) A spin

32. In curling, what is the function of a stone’s concave bottom?

  • A) To reduce friction with the ice
  • B) To increase the stone’s curl
  • C) To improve grip for the thrower

33. What do curlers shout to encourage sweepers to sweep harder and faster?

  • A) Sweep!
  • B) Hurry hard!
  • C) Go, go, go!


# 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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