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Welcome to the Roller Derby Quiz showdown!

Do you have the speed, skill, and savvy to tackle these tough questions about the lightning-fast world of roller derby?

Our challenging quiz will push your knowledge of this exhilarating sport to the limit.

Keep track of your correct answers and zoom over to our result table to check out your performance.

Time to strap on your skates, gear up, and race towards a winning score in roller derby trivia! Let the games begin!

Table of Contents

1. When was the modern version of roller derby first played?

  • A) 1922
  • B) 1935
  • C) 1950

2. What is the name of the track roller derby is played on?

  • A) Flat track
  • B) Oval track
  • C) Banked track

3. Which country hosts the Roller Derby World Cup?

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

4. How many players are on the track for each team during a roller derby jam?

  • A) 3
  • B) 4
  • C) 5

5. What is the role of the “jammer” in roller derby?

  • A) Block the opposing team’s jammer
  • B) Score points by passing opposing players
  • C) Direct the team’s strategy during the jam

6. What is the role of a “pivot” in roller derby?

  • A) To serve as a backup jammer
  • B) To maintain the team’s speed and formation
  • C) To start each jam and direct the team’s strategy

7. What is the name of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) annual championship event?

  • A) Roller Derby World Championship
  • B) Track Queens Battle Royale
  • C) WFTDA Championships

8. What is a commonly used term for a skating formation used in roller derby?

  • A) A wall
  • B) A pyramid
  • C) A blockade

9. How long does a roller derby bout or game last?

  • A) 30 minutes
  • B) 60 minutes
  • C) 90 minutes

10. Which of these is not a penalty in roller derby?

  • A) Tripping
  • B) Elbowing
  • C) Whistling

11. What kind of skates are used in roller derby?

  • A) In-line skates
  • B) Quad skates
  • C) Figure skates

12. What is the roller derby term for a small collision or bump used to slow down the jammer?

  • A) Derby kiss
  • B) Jammer bump
  • C) Hip check

13. How many points does a jammer score for passing an opponent legally?

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

14. What is the name of the person responsible for enforcing rules and signaling penalties in roller derby?

  • A) Derby master
  • B) Referee
  • C) Jammer captain

15. What is the opening whistle of a roller derby game called?

  • A) Derby blast
  • B) Jam start
  • C) The opening grind

16. What is the name of the individual who follows the jammers in a roller derby bout and signals when they exit the pack?

  • A) The Pivot
  • B) The Trail Jam
  • C) The Jammer Referee

17. What is a common term for a time-out called by one of the roller derby teams during a bout?

  • A) Team reprieve
  • B) Derby break
  • C) Official review

18. Which of these is not a standard roller derby position?

  • A) Blocker
  • B) Pivot
  • C) Sweeper

19. How many timeouts are allowed per roller derby team for an entire bout?

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

20. What is the term for the distance between the two roller derby teams as they line up before a jam starts on the track?

  • A) Safety zone
  • B) Spacing gap
  • C) No-pack situation

21. Which of the following is an essential safety gear for roller derby players?

  • A) Elbow pads
  • B) Ballistic glasses
  • C) Steel toe boots

22. To initiate the jam, what must the jammer do?

  • A) Blow a whistle
  • B) Touch their helmet
  • C) Pass the pivot line

23. What is the penalty for accumulating seven penalties in a roller derby bout?

  • A) A warning
  • B) A one-jam suspension
  • C) Ejection from the game

24. Which of the following movies popularized roller derby in the 2000s?

  • A) Whip It
  • B) Rollerball
  • C) The Derby Stallion

25. A “Grand Slam” in roller derby is when a jammer does what?

  • A) Scores five points in a single pass
  • B) Knock down all the opposing blockers
  • C) Complete three consecutive scoring passes

26. Which of these roller derby teams is not real?

  • A) Gotham Girls Roller Derby
  • B) The Apocalypse Skate Troop
  • C) Texas Roller Girls

27. What type of helmet is typically worn by a pivot?

  • A) A plain helmet
  • B) A helmet with a stripe
  • C) A helmet with a star

28. What is the term for a roller derby player who leads their team in blocking strategies and communication?

  • A) Team Captain
  • B) Pivot
  • C) Blocker Captain

29. In roller derby, what is the most common scoring strategy?

  • A) Hit it and quit it
  • B) Power slam
  • C) Star pass

30. What action could cause a false start in roller derby?

  • A) Touching an opponent before the jam starts
  • B) Crossing the pivot line too early
  • C) Blowing a whistle before the jam begins

31. What is the term for when a jammer passes their star helmet cover to the pivot?

  • A) Star dash
  • B) Star pass
  • C) Star swap

32. What happens when a roller derby jammer gets a penalty?

  • A) The jam is immediately stopped
  • B) The jammer must serve time in the penalty box
  • C) The jammer must skate backward for the remainder of the jam

33. How is a roller derby bout ended?

  • A) When one team reaches 100 points
  • B) When the official timer expires
  • C) When one team’s players are all in the penalty box


# 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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