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Welcome to the ultimate Paintball Quiz!

Ready to put your knowledge of this adrenaline-pumping sport to the test and prove your paintball prowess?

We’ve carefully crafted challenging questions that will push your paintball expertise to the limit.

Just keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to see where you stand.

So, load up your paintball marker, put on your battle gear, and let’s find out if you can hit the target with your paintball trivia mastery!

Table of Contents

1. What does “FPS” stand for in paintball?

  • A) Frames Per Second
  • B) Feet Per Second
  • C) Friends Playing Sports

2. What type of gas is commonly used to power paintball markers?

  • A) Oxygen
  • B) Compressed Air
  • C) Carbon Dioxide

3. Which of the following is NOT a common paintball game format?

  • A) Capture the Flag
  • B) Elimination
  • C) Cricket

4. What is the primary material used to make paintballs?

  • A) Oil-based paint
  • B) Gelatin
  • C) Plastic

5. In which decade was paintball invented?

  • A) 1960s
  • B) 1970s
  • C) 1980s

6. What is the most common shape of a paintball field?

  • A) Square
  • B) Circle
  • C) Rectangle

7. What color is commonly used for the paint inside paintballs?

  • A) Red
  • B) Blue
  • C) Yellow

8. What is the primary purpose of wearing a paintball mask?

  • A) To look cool
  • B) To protect your face and eyes
  • C) To help with breathing

9. Which country is considered the birthplace of paintball?

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

10. What is the standard size of a paintball?

  • A) .43 caliber
  • B) .50 caliber
  • C) .68 caliber

11. How is the winner of a paintball tournament typically determined?

  • A) Most eliminations
  • B) Most flag captures
  • C) Total points earned across all games

12. What should you always do before entering a paintball field?

  • A) Load your marker
  • B) Adjust your mask
  • C) Chronograph your marker

13. What is “bouncing” in paintball?

  • A) Jumping off obstacles to avoid being hit
  • B) A paintball hitting you without breaking
  • C) The act of running with the paintball marker in your hands

14. Which of the following is NOT allowed in most paintball games?

  • A) Blind firing
  • B) Bunker tapping
  • C) Tactical communication with teammates

15. What does “barrel break” mean in paintball?

  • A) When the paintball marker’s barrel physically breaks
  • B) A paintball breaking inside the barrel
  • C) When a player takes a break during a game

16. What is the purpose of a paintball hopper?

  • A) To store and feed paintballs into the marker
  • B) To clean the barrel of the marker
  • C) To provide protection for the paintball marker

17. What is a common penalty imposed on players who wipe off paint from a hit during a game?

  • A) Point deduction
  • B) Game disqualification
  • C) Time penalty

18. Which of the following is a popular paintball event held in the United States?

  • A) Paintball World Cup
  • B) Living Legends
  • C) European Paintball Championship

19. What term is used to describe the action of surrendering in a paintball game?

  • A) Tapping out
  • B) Waving the white flag
  • C) Barrel tap

20. What is “walk-on” in paintball?

  • A) A team with no substitutes
  • B) Entering a paintball field without pre-registration or reservations
  • C) A player who joins a professional team without being drafted

21. What does “gogged” mean in paintball slang?

  • A) Being hit in the goggles
  • B) Running out of paintballs during a game
  • C) Losing a competitive match

22. What is a “snake” in paintball?

  • A) A long, low bunker often used for cover
  • B) A type of paintball marker
  • C) A player who eliminates opponents from behind

23. What is “bonus balling” in paintball?

  • A) Hitting a player multiple times after they have already been eliminated
  • B) Earning extra points during a tournament game
  • C) Shooting a paintball that ricochets off a surface and hits an opponent

24. Which of these paintball markers is an example of a mag-fed marker?

  • A) Tippmann TMC
  • B) Dye Rotor
  • C) Empire Halo Too

25. What is the main purpose of a paintball barrel sock?

  • A) To protect the barrel from damage during transport
  • B) To clean the barrel after a game
  • C) To prevent accidental firing in safe areas

26. What is “roping” in paintball?

  • A) Using a rope to traverse obstacles on the field
  • B) Firing consecutive paintballs in a straight line by adjusting the rate of fire
  • C) Connecting two paintball markers with a rope to create a dual-wielding setup

27. Which of the following is NOT a common paintball marker firing mode?

  • A) Semi-automatic
  • B) Burst fire
  • C) Heat-seeking

28. In paintball, what does “NPPL” stand for?

  • A) National Professional Paintball League
  • B) North Pacific Paintball League
  • C) National Paintball Players League

29. Which of these is a popular paintball strategy?

  • A) Divide and conquer
  • B) Funnel and trap
  • C) Rush and retreat

30. What is “squeegeeing” in paintball?

  • A) Using a squeegee to clean the paintball marker’s barrel
  • B) Diving on the field to avoid being hit by paintballs
  • C) A technique used to evade opponents by bending the body

31. What color are paintball fillings typically made from?

  • A) Food coloring
  • B) Metallic pigments
  • C) Oil-based dyes

32. What is “lane shooting” in paintball?

  • A) Firing paintballs down a specific path to prevent opponents from advancing
  • B) Shooting paintballs through narrow gaps between obstacles
  • C) Target practice on a closed course with no opponents

33. What does “hold the line” mean in paintball?

  • A) A defensive strategy to maintain a strong position on the field
  • B) Holding a paintball marker in a specific way for increased accuracy
  • C) Refraining from firing to conserve paintballs


# 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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