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Welcome to the fantastic Handball Quiz!

Are you prepared to challenge your handball knowledge and demonstrate that you’re a genuine handball enthusiast?

We’ve crafted some tough questions to push your handball know-how to the limit.

Just keep track of your right answers and check out our result table to see your final score.

So, put on your gloves, warm up your throwing arm, and let’s find out if you can make a perfect shot with your handball trivia prowess!


Table of Contents

1. In which year was the International Handball Federation (IHF) founded?

  • A) 1928
  • B) 1946
  • C) 1954

2. How many players are allowed on the court for each team in a handball game?

  • A) 5
  • B) 7
  • C) 11

3. What is the official size of a men’s handball?

  • A) Size 2
  • B) Size 3
  • C) Size 4

4. Which country won the first men’s handball world championship in 1938?

  • A) Germany
  • B) France
  • C) Sweden

5. What is the length of a standard handball court?

  • A) 20 meters
  • B) 30 meters
  • C) 40 meters

6. How many steps can a handball player take without dribbling the ball?

  • A) 2 steps
  • B) 3 steps
  • C) 4 steps

7. In which Olympic Games did handball make its first appearance as an indoor sport?

  • A) 1968 Mexico City
  • B) 1972 Munich
  • C) 1976 Montreal

8. By what name was handball referred to, before it got its current name?

  • A) Torball
  • B) Catchball
  • C) Throwball

9. What is the duration of a handball match?

  • A) 40 minutes
  • B) 60 minutes
  • C) 80 minutes

10. How many referees are present during a handball match?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) 3

11. What is the minimum width of a handball goal?

  • A) 2 meters
  • B) 3 meters
  • C) 5 meters

12. How many timeouts can each team request during a handball match?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) 3

13. In which country was the first women’s handball world championship held?

  • A) Norway
  • B) Spain
  • C) Yugoslavia

14. What is the maximum time a goalkeeper can have possession of the ball?

  • A) 3 seconds
  • B) 4 seconds
  • C) 5 seconds

15. Which country has won the most men’s IHF World Handball Championships?

  • A) Sweden
  • B) France
  • C) Denmark

16. In which city was the first-ever indoor handball game played?

  • A) Berlin
  • B) Copenhagen
  • C) Vienna

17. What is awarded to the handball player who scores the most goals in a tournament?

  • A) Top Scorer Award
  • B) Golden Boot
  • C) Golden Hand

18. How many female players make up a beach handball team?

  • A) 4
  • B) 6
  • C) 8

19. In which country did the sport of handball originate?

  • A) Germany
  • B) Denmark
  • C) Norway

20. What is the penalty for a player who receives a third two-minute suspension in a handball match?

  • A) Red card and suspension for the rest of the match
  • B) Yellow card and suspension for the rest of the half
  • C) Additional five-minute suspension

21. Which of these brands is a famous handball equipment manufacturer?

  • A) Adidas
  • B) Salming
  • C) Under Armour

22. What do you call the time when the ball is not in play during a handball match?

  • A) Off-time
  • B) Dead-time
  • C) Passive play

23. Which country has won the most women’s IHF World Handball Championships?

  • A) Norway
  • B) Russia
  • C) Denmark

24. From what distance must a penalty throw be taken in handball?

  • A) 6 meters
  • B) 7 meters
  • C) 9 meters

25. What color card signifies a warning in a handball game?

  • A) Yellow card
  • B) Red card
  • C) Green card

26. How long is the overtime in a handball match if there is a draw after regular time?

  • A) 5 minutes per half
  • B) 10 minutes per half
  • C) 15 minutes per half

27. How many players are on a beach handball team?

  • A) 4
  • B) 6
  • C) 8

28. How long can a player be suspended from a handball match on their first offense?

  • A) 2 minutes
  • B) 5 minutes
  • C) 10 minutes

29. How many points is a catch worth in a beach handball game?

  • A) 1 point
  • B) 2 points
  • C) 3 points

30. What is the minimum height of a handball goal?

  • A) 1.8 meters
  • B) 2 meters
  • C) 2.4 meters

31. What is the name of the award presented to the best player of a handball tournament?

  • A) Most Valuable Player (MVP)
  • B) Best Player Trophy
  • C) Golden Handball Award

32. What’s the name of the zone where the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with their feet?

  • A) Goalkeeper’s Area
  • B) 6-Meter Zone
  • C) Goal Area

33. How many seconds is a handball player allowed to hold the ball without dribbling, passing, or shooting?

  • A) 2 seconds
  • B) 3 seconds
  • C) 5 seconds


# 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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