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Welcome to the exciting Rodeo Quiz!

Are you ready to unleash your inner cowboy and show off your rodeo wisdom?

We’ve rounded up a stampede of questions to challenge your knowledge of this adrenaline-pumping sport.

Keep track of your correct answers and mosey on over to our result table to see how you fared.

So, dust off your boots, tighten your hat, and let’s see if you can ride high with your rodeo know-how!

Table of Contents

1. How many riders compete in a team roping event in rodeo?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) 3

2. In rodeo, what do riders use to signal the start of a calf roping event?

  • A) A flag
  • B) A whistle
  • C) A dropped hat

3. Which country is typically associated with the origin of modern rodeo?

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

4. Which of these events is NOT a part of a traditional rodeo?

  • A) Barrel racing
  • B) Pole bending
  • C) Bull surfing

5. In bull riding, how long must a rider stay on the bull to earn a score?

  • A) 6 seconds
  • B) 8 seconds
  • C) 10 seconds

6. What is the name of the rope used in calf roping events?

  • A) Lasso
  • B) Lariat
  • C) Halter

7. Which animal is used in the steer wrestling event?

  • A) Bull
  • B) Steer
  • C) Bronco

8. In which US state is the famous Calgary Stampede held?

  • A) Montana
  • B) Texas
  • C) It’s actually in Canada (Alberta)

9. What is the name of the cowboy’s spurs’ metal part that makes a jingling sound?

  • A) Rowel
  • B) Shackle
  • C) Heelband

10. What is a rider trying to remove from a steer’s neck in the “wild cow milking” event?

  • A) A ribbon
  • B) A collar
  • C) A bell

11. What piece of equipment do bareback riders use to help grip the horse?

  • A) A saddle
  • B) A rigging
  • C) A harness

12. In rodeo, what is a “hooey”?

  • A) A type of cowboy hat
  • B) A knot used in calf roping
  • C) A rodeo clown’s trick

13. What is the name of the padded protection worn by bull riders?

  • A) Flank strap
  • B) Bull rope
  • C) Vest

14. In rodeo clowning, what is the barrel used for?

  • A) Entertainment
  • B) A hiding place for the rodeo clown
  • C) Storing equipment

15. What does the term “dogging” refer to in rodeo?

  • A) Chasing down a calf
  • B) Wrestling a steer
  • C) Roping a bull

16. What is the term for the rope loop used to secure a bull rider’s hand to the bull?

  • A) Handhold
  • B) Bull loop
  • C) Riding hitch

17. In barrel racing, how many barrels must the rider circle?

  • A) 3
  • B) 4
  • C) 5

18. What is the name of the gate that releases the animal in a rodeo event?

  • A) Release gate
  • B) Bucking gate
  • C) Chute gate

19. How many judges are typically used to score a bull riding event?

  • A) 1
  • B) 2
  • C) 3

20. Which of the following is NOT a penalty in barrel racing?

  • A) Knocking down a barrel
  • B) Running off course
  • C) Falling off the horse

21. According to the rodeo rulebook, what is the minimum weight of a saddle bronc riding saddle?

  • A) 25 pounds
  • B) 30 pounds
  • C) 35 pounds

22. What does a pickup rider do during a saddle bronc riding event?

  • A) Assists the rider in dismounting
  • B) Scores the rider’s performance
  • C) Ensures the rider’s safety gear is secure

23. What piece of equipment is typically used in breakaway roping events?

  • A) A breakaway honda
  • B) A fast catch knot
  • C) A quick release lariat

24. Who is responsible for replacing barrels during a barrel racing event?

  • A) The arena crew
  • B) The rider
  • C) The judge

25. What is the main goal of the cowboy in steer roping events?

  • A) To rope the steer around the horns
  • B) To rope the steer around the neck
  • C) To rope the steer around the legs

26. What is the term for a cowboy who only ropes the front legs of a calf in team roping?

  • A) Header
  • B) Heeler
  • C) Legger

27. In rodeo events, what is the purpose of a flank strap?

  • A) To encourage the animal to buck
  • B) To secure the rider’s feet
  • C) To restrain the animal’s movement

28. Which of the following is essential protective gear for a bullfighter during a bull riding event?

  • A) Steel-toed boots
  • B) A helmet with a faceguard
  • C) A padded vest

29. What is the term for a saddle without a horn, typically used in saddle bronc riding?

  • A) A rigging saddle
  • B) A bronc saddle
  • C) A hornless saddle

30. What is the penalty for touching any part of the horse or saddle with the free hand during a bronc riding event?

  • A) A 5-point deduction
  • B) No score for the ride
  • C) A 10-point deduction

31. In which of these events is it possible for both men and women to compete together at a professional rodeo?

  • A) Bull riding
  • B) Team roping
  • C) Saddle bronc riding

32. In the rodeo world, what is “goat tying”?

  • A) Securing a goat to the back of a bull
  • B) Racing to tie a goat’s legs together as fast as possible
  • C) Wrangling a goat with a lasso

33. Which of the following events is classified as a “roughstock” event?

  • A) Steer wrestling
  • B) Bull riding
  • C) Goat tying


# 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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