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Welcome to the exciting Water Polo Quiz!

Are you prepared to dive deep into your water polo wisdom and prove that you’re a genuine enthusiast of this aquatic sport?

We’ve crafted tough questions that will challenge your water polo prowess.

Simply count your correct answers and check our result table to see how well you fared.

So, grab your caps, tighten your goggles, and let’s find out if you can make a splash with your water polo trivia knowledge!

Table of Contents

1. Which country invented water polo?

  • A) England
  • B) United States
  • C) Hungary

2. What is the dimension of a regulation Olympic-size water polo pool?

  • A) 30 meters long by 20 meters wide
  • B) 25 meters long by 15 meters wide
  • C) 20 meters long with a varying width

3. How many players are on a water polo team?

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

4. What is the primary objective of water polo?

  • A) Score goals by throwing the ball into the opponent’s net
  • B) Prevent the opposing team from scoring
  • C) Accumulated the most fouls at the end of the game

5. Which country has won the most Olympic gold medals in men’s water polo?

  • A) Italy
  • B) Hungary
  • C) United States

6. What is the duration of a regulation water polo match?

  • A) Two 15-minute halves
  • B) Four 10-minute quarters
  • C) Four 8-minute quarters

7. Which of these is NOT a basic foul in water polo?

  • A) Pulling Back
  • B) Holding
  • C) Dribbling

8. What is the minimum depth for a water polo pool?

  • A) 1.5 meters
  • B) 2 meters
  • C) 2.5 meters

9. How long is a player suspended following a brutality penalty?

  • A) 2 minutes
  • B) 4 minutes
  • C) 6 minutes

10. What must a player wear during the game?

  • A) Swim cap
  • B) Goggles
  • C) Nose clip

11. Which country has won the most Olympic gold medals in women’s water polo?

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

12. What is the maximum time for which a player can hold the ball without dropping it or passing?

  • A) 5 seconds
  • B) 10 seconds
  • C) 15 seconds

13. What is the distance between the goal posts?

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

14. How many substitutions is a team allowed to make during a water polo match?

  • A) 3 substitutions
  • B) 5 substitutions
  • C) Unlimited substitutions

15. What is the color of the water polo ball used in men’s competition?

  • A) Blue
  • B) White
  • C) Yellow

16. What is the color of the water polo ball used in women’s competition?

  • A) Blue
  • B) White
  • C) Pink

17. How many referees are involved in officiating a water polo match?

  • A) 1 referee
  • B) 2 referees
  • C) 3 referees

18. Which rule change came into play in the late 1990s to speed up the game?

  • A) Reduced shot clock
  • B) Increased pool size
  • C) Removed goalkeeper’s restrictions on possession

19. In water polo, what is the term “eggbeater” used for?

  • A) A type of scoring shot
  • B) A defensive strategy
  • C) A leg movement technique for treading water

20. What is it called when a ball lands partially out of bounds?

  • A) Two-meter violation
  • B) Corner throw
  • C) Penalty shot

21. How many major fouls can a player commit before being sent off?

  • A) 1 major foul
  • B) 2 major fouls
  • C) 3 major fouls

22. Which of the following is a common offensive strategy used in water polo?

  • A) Static zone
  • B) Inverted umbrella
  • C) Counterattack

23. Which of these actions is NOT allowed by the goalkeeper?

  • A) Touching the ball with two hands
  • B) Leaving the 4-meter area
  • C) Swimming with the ball across half the pool

24. What is a “dry pass” in water polo?

  • A) A pass that bounces off the water
  • B) A pass made by a player not in the water
  • C) A pass received by a player without the ball touching the water

25. What is the name of the counter used by referees to keep track of the shot clock?

  • A) Tally counter
  • B) Stopwatch
  • C) Scoreboard

26. In a water polo game, what is a “wing” position?

  • A) Offense player on the corners of arc
  • B) Defense player guarding the center-forward
  • C) Attack player situated in front of the goal

27. Which country has hosted the most FINA World Water Polo Championships?

  • A) Spain
  • B) Australia
  • C) Italy

28. How many players can a team have on the bench as substitutes during a water polo match?

  • A) 5 players
  • B) 6 players
  • C) 8 players

29. What is the least number of players allowed on each team during a water polo match?

  • A) 3 players
  • B) 5 players
  • C) 7 players

30. Which team has won the most European Water Polo Championships in history?

  • A) Hungary
  • B) Spain
  • C) Serbia

31. Which water polo championship started in 2002 and happens every two years?

  • A) FINA Water Polo World League
  • B) European Water Polo Championship
  • C) College Water Polo Association Championship

32. How many field players are allowed inside the 2-meter zone unless they are in possession of the ball?

  • A) 0 players
  • B) 1 player
  • C) 2 players

33. In a water polo match, what type of throw is granted to the opponent if the ball leaves the field of play after touching a defender or the goal (post, crossbar, or corner)?

  • A) Free throw
  • B) Corner throw
  • C) Goal throw


# 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 โ€˜realโ€™ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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