ESL Quiz: Measurement in Sports

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This is a series of two quizzes focusing on sports vocabulary. The first quiz deals with measuring sports, and the second quiz on sporting venues.

Time, the score and distance are measured in various ways depending on which type of sport you are speaking about. Decide which time, score and/or distance measurement is used in each of the sports below. Some of the words are used more than once:

game, point, set, mile, inning, strokes, yard, round, move, match, meter, round, quarter, out, half, lap, down, length

  • American Football: _____
  • European Football: _____
  • Tennis: _____
  • Chess: _____
  • Swimming: _____
  • Ping Pong: _____
  • Horse Racing: _____
  • Ice Hockey: _____
  • Boxing: _____
  • Volleyball: _____
  • Athletics: _____
  • Motor Racing: _____
  • Baseball: _____
  • Racketball: _____
  • Squash: _____
  • Golf: _____

 

Here are the answers to the previous quiz:

  • American Football: point, down, quarter, half, yard
  • European Football: point, meter, half
  • Tennis: point, game, set, match
  • Chess: move, game
  • Swimming: length, meter
  • Ping Pong: point, game
  • Horse Racing: lap, length
  • Ice Hockey: point, quarter, half, game
  • Boxing: round
  • Volleyball: point, game
  • Athletics: meter, yard
  • Motor Racing: lap, miles, meters
  • Baseball: point, inning, out
  • Racketball: point, game
  • Squash: point, game
  • Golf: stroke

 

The question above could be answered with 'pitch' or 'field' depending on whether you are talking about European football or American football. Sports take place on/in all sorts of different areas.

Decide whether the sport is played on/in the following areas. Some of the words are used more than once:

court, rink, table, course, field, ring, pitch, board, track, ring, field, pool

  • American Football: _____
  • European Football: _____
  • Tennis: _____
  • Chess: _____
  • Swimming: _____
  • Ping Pong: _____
  • Horse Racing: _____
  • Ice Hockey: _____
  • Boxing: _____
  • Volleyball: _____
  • Athletics: _____
  • Motor Racing: _____
  • Cricket: _____
  • Baseball: _____
  • Racketball: _____
  • Squash: _____
  • Ice Skating: _____
  • Golf: _____

 

Here are the answers to the previous quiz:

  • American Football: Field
  • European Football: Pitch
  • Tennis: Court
  • Chess: Board
  • Swimming: Pool
  • Ping Pong: Table
  • Horse Racing: Track
  • Ice Hockey: Rink
  • Boxing: Ring
  • Volleyball: Court
  • Athletics: Track
  • Motor Racing: Track
  • Cricket: Pitch
  • Baseball: Field
  • Racketball: Court
  • Squash: Court
  • Ice Skating: Rink
  • Golf: Course

Two More Sporting Vocabulary Quizzes Continue improving your sports vocabulary by taking these two quizzes on proper verb use and sporting equipment.