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Welcome to the ultimate Lacrosse Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your love for this fast-paced sport and prove that you’re a genuine lacrosse enthusiast?

We’ve compiled challenging questions that will examine your lacrosse know-how.

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

So, grab your stick, put on your game face, and let’s discover if you can net a goal with your lacrosse trivia mastery!


Table of Contents

1. When was lacrosse originally created?

  • A) 400 AD
  • B) 1100 AD
  • C) 1400 AD

2. Which country is recognized as the birthplace of lacrosse?

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

3. What were the traditional lacrosse sticks made of?

  • A) Bamboo
  • B) Hickory
  • C) Oak

4. What was lacrosse known as by the Indigenous people?

  • A) Stickball
  • B) Fieldball
  • C) Medicine game

5. In what year was the first women’s lacrosse game played?

  • A) 1890
  • B) 1906
  • C) 1917

6. Which player position is primarily responsible for scoring goals in lacrosse?

  • A) Defender
  • B) Midfielder
  • C) Attacker

7. In professional lacrosse, what is the maximum time a player can hold the ball before having to shoot or pass it?

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

8. What is the name of the penalty where a lacrosse player spends time in the penalty box?

  • A) Sin bin
  • B) Time out
  • C) Suspension

9. How many players are on a field lacrosse team?

  • A) 8
  • B) 10
  • C) 12

10. What is the name of the area in front of the goal where only the goalie can enter?

  • A) Crease
  • B) Box
  • C) Safe zone

11. What does the term “cradling” mean in lacrosse?

  • A) The act of picking up a loose ball
  • B) The motion used to keep the ball in the pocket of the stick
  • C) A type of shot used to score on the goal

12. How many teams are there in Major League Lacrosse (MLL)?

  • A) 5
  • B) 8
  • C) 10

13. What special type of equipment is required for women’s lacrosse?

  • A) Shoulder pads
  • B) Goggles
  • C) Knee pads

14. In indoor lacrosse, how many players are there on each team, including the goalie?

  • A) 5
  • B) 6
  • C) 7

15. What is the name of the lacrosse move characterized by one player setting a screen for another player to run around?

  • A) Dodge
  • B) Pick
  • C) Scoop

16. What is the term for restarting play after a stoppage in lacrosse?

  • A) Free hit
  • B) Free kick
  • C) Faceoff

17. How many points are awarded for a goal in lacrosse?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) 3

18. What is the term used when a player picks up a loose ball off the ground?

  • A) Ground ball
  • B) Scoop
  • C) Swipe

19. What is the size of a standard men’s lacrosse field length?

  • A) 100-110 yards
  • B) 110-120 yards
  • C) 120-130 yards

20. What kind of shot occurs when a player scores a goal while diving through the air?

  • A) Jump shot
  • B) Dive shot
  • C) Air shot

21. Which lacrosse leagues use a shot clock to limit the time on offense?

  • A) NCAA and MLL
  • B) MLL and NLL
  • C) NCAA and NLL

22. What is the typical size of the goalie’s stick?

  • A) 40-50 inches
  • B) 50-60 inches
  • C) 40-72 inches

23. What is the name of the technique used to quickly pick up the ball with the lacrosse stick and begin running?

  • A) Clamp
  • B) Scoop and go
  • C) Rake

24. What is a common lacrosse violation that occurs when a player uses the flat of their stick to hit an opponent?

  • A) Slashing
  • B) Spearing
  • C) Charging

25. What is the limit on the number of long sticks allowed on the field for a team during a lacrosse game?

  • A) 2
  • B) 4
  • C) 6

26. What is the maximum number of players allowed in the penalty box at once for each team?

  • A) 2
  • B) 3
  • C) 4

27. What is the standard length of a college lacrosse game?

  • A) 60 minutes
  • B) 80 minutes
  • C) 100 minutes

28. What is the name of the league that serves as the top level of professional box lacrosse in North America?

  • A) Major League Lacrosse (MLL)
  • B) National Lacrosse League (NLL)
  • C) Premier Lacrosse League (PLL)

29. For how long must a lacrosse team be on the defensive after a penalty?

  • A) 30 seconds
  • B) 1 minute
  • C) 2 minutes

30. What is the term for the act of aggressively defending the opposing player who has the ball?

  • A) Pressure defense
  • B) Body defense
  • C) Marking

31. What is the term for checking an opponent’s stick to dislodge the ball?

  • A) Poke check
  • B) Stick check
  • C) Swipe check

32. In lacrosse, what is the term for moving toward the crease with the intent to score a goal?

  • A) Drive
  • B) Attack
  • C) Run

33. What is the maximum width of the lacrosse goal in regulation games?

  • A) 5 feet
  • B) 6 feet
  • C) 7 feet


# 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!

After testing your knowledge, learn more about the sport’s origins and its inventors in our article on who invented lacrosse, to complete your understanding of its history and culture.

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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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