From abseiling and acro skiing to Yak polo and Zorb football (yes, apparently, it’s a thing!), there are about 800 sporting codes played across the globe. With a veritable wealth of sporting trivia out there for the taking, there’s no doubt that the sports category makes for cracking quizzing content. So, how do you deliver the perfect sporting quiz that’s fit for everyone – from friends and family to your colleagues? We’ve done just that by curating this list of 100 easy sports quiz questions and answers; a sports trivia run-down that nearly anyone can play!
Whether you deliver this quiz in a ‘real’ pub or in a virtual pub quiz on Zoom, House Party or Skype, we’ve put together ten rounds of ten simple quiz questions about sport that we hope will have everyone scoring.
Ready to play? Let’s kick off this epic easy sports quiz!
Sport in Film Quiz Questions
From The Mighty Ducks and Any Given Sunday to I, Tonya or Coach Carter, sport is often immortalized on the silver screen. To get your quiz contestants going, start your sports quiz night with this easy round of sports in movies trivia. All they need to do is answer: ‘What sport is the film about’?
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1. Bend it like Beckham
2. Cool Runnings
3. A League of their Own
4. White Men Can’t Jump
6. Raging Bull
7. The Whole Nine Yards
8. Tin Cup
9. Chariots of Fire
10. Blades of Glory
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Sport in Film Quiz Round Answers
- American Football
- Figure skating
American Sports Trivia Questions and Answers
Most countries are particularly passionate about sports, but the United States of America has definitely perfected the art of sports-related patriotism. For this second round of sporting trivia questions, we’ve put together ten questions related to American sports:
1. How was Earvin Johnson Jr better known?
2. The ice hockey team known as the Bruins play in which city?
3. What baseball term is used to describe holding the bat still and allowing the ball to hit it so that it rolls gently into the infield?
4. In what sport are there US franchise teams called Fire, Rapids and Galaxy?
5. Where did the New York Giants baseball team relocate to after the 1957 season?
6. Which basketball team won 6 championships in the 1990s?
7. What colour is the centre line that divides an ice hockey rink in two halves?
8. Who won the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball at the 2019 Women’s Soccer World Cup?
9. For which team did basketball great Larry Bird play his entire professional career?
10. Sometimes known as the men’s Eagles, in which sport have the USA qualified for 8 of the first 9 World Cups without making it past the group stages?
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American Sports Trivia Round Answers
- “Magic” Johnson
- A bunt
- San Francisco
- Chicago Bulls
- Megan Rapinoe
- Boston Celtics
- Rugby (Union)
NFL Sports Trivia Questions
Sticking with the States, we just had to dedicate a round to that gut-wrenching, gritty grid-iron sport: American football, and its crowning league, the NFL (National Football League). Let’s see how your contestants do in separating their Steelers from their Seahawks!
1. Which team won the first super bowl in 1967, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs?
2. Legendary 49ers player Jerry Rice won three Super Bowls playing in which position?
3. Which quarterback became the first player to win 6 Super Bowls in 2018?
4. Which franchise has moved from Oakland to LA and back before heading to Las Vegas?
5. Which city’s American football team retired their name and logo in July 2020?
6. Dan Marino played 17 seasons for which team (who have a suitable marine nickname)?
7. New York Giants don’t actually play their home games in New York state. Which is the only NFL team that does?
8. For what crime in 2014 were the New England Patriots fined $1m and had their quarterback banned for 4 matches?
9. Which 49ers quarterback played for the franchise from 2011-2016 before becoming a free agent and controversially not being picked up by any other team?
10. Which NFL team take their name, mascot and kit design from a striped animal not native to the USA?
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NFL Sports Trivia Answers
- Green Bay Packers
- Wide receiver
- Tom Brady
- The Raiders
- Miami Dolphins
- Buffalo Bills
- Deflating the ball
- Colin Kaepernick (who began ‘taking a knee’ during the national anthem in protest at the oppression of black people in the USA)
- Cincinnati Bengals
Did you know? Other teams named after large cats are the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers. In 2013 NFL players Chris Johnson and Devin Hester took part in a race against a cheetah organised by National Geographic.
The Olympics Quiz Questions and Answers
From the moment the torch is passed every two years, the Olympics captures the hearts and minds of the world’s sporting spectators. The globe’s leading sporting competition, over 200 countries participate in the pinnacle of sporting glory, all for those coveted gold medals.
But, the question remains: how much do your quizzers know about the Games? Test it with these ten easy sports quiz questions and answers:
1. Who won gold in the 200m at Beijing, London and Rio?
2. What event has been won by Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Denise Lewis and Jessica Ennis?
3. Which sport appeared in five Olympics from 1992-2008 and was won three times by Cuba?
4. Which sport features the snatch and the clean and jerk?
5. Inbee Park and Justin Rose won gold medals in 2016 when which sport returned to Summer Olympics after a 112-year absence?
6. What was held for the first time in Chamonix, France in 1924?
7. Which swimmer won a record 23 golds between 2004 and 2016?
8. Which sport includes events called the Keirin, the Omnium and the Team Pursuit?
9. Along with Jumping and Eventing, what is the third equestrian discipline at the Summer Olympics?
10. Which track and field event at the Olympic Games features 28 barriers and 7 water jumps?
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The Olympics Quiz Round Answers
- Usain Bolt (he also won gold in the 100m at all three games and twice in the 4x100m relay)
- Winter Olympic Games
- Michael Phelps
- The (3,000m) steeplechase
No way! The steeplechase was traditionally a horse race that originated in Ireland. Competitors would have to race from town to town, jumping over walls and streams, and the steeples of churches were used as markers because they were easily visible.
Easy Tennis Quiz Questions and Answers
Calling all tennis fans! This round is definitely geared to you. Lob these ten good sports questions about tennis over the net, and see how your players fare:
1. In which city is the Australian Open staged?
2. The main show court at the Australian Open is named the Rod Laver Arena. After which star, who attracted controversy over her views on same-sex marriage, is the second show court appropriately named?
3. The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament to be held on what surface?
4. After which aviator is the complex hosting the French Open named?
5. Across doubles and singles, which tennis player has won four Olympic Gold Medals as well as 38 Grand Slam Titles since 1999?
6. From February 2004 until February 2020, only one man interrupted the triumvirate of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic to become the ATP number one ranked player. Who?
7. Which Croatian didn’t qualify for Wimbledon in 2001, was given wildcard entry and subsequently won the tournament?
8. In 1979, which Swede became the first player to earn $1m in prize money in a single season?
9. When baby Jaden Gil was born in 2001, odds of 500-1 were available on him winning a Grand Slam tournament. By his first birthday they had tumbled to 50-1. Who are Jaden Gil’s parents?
10. Which part of the tennis scoring system derives from the French word for “egg”?
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Easy Tennis Quiz Round Answers
- Margaret Court
- Roland Garros
- Serena Williams
- Andy Murray
- Goran Ivanisevic
- Bjorn Borg
- Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
Interesting Fact: L’oeuf translates from French as “the egg” and was used because an egg is similar in shape to a zero. It is thought that other parts of the scoring system derive from Jeu de Paume, a medieval French game in which you used a hand instead of a racket and moved forward 15 feet if you won a point.
Golf Quiz Questions and Answers
Switching from tennis whites to golfing tees, it’s time to get your contestants out of the proverbial rough and back onto the quizzing green. Yup, puns aside, it’s ten of the best easy sports questions about golf!
1. What item of clothing is presented to winners of the US Masters?
2. What type of bird signifies a score of two under par on any single hole?
3. First held in 1990, what is the female equivalent of the Ryder Cup called?
4. Which golfer endured more than a decade long wait between his 14th and 15th major titles?
5. What nationality are major winners Greg Norman, Ian Baker-Finch and Adam Scott?
6. The “anchoring ban” introduced in 2016 affected which type of club?
7. Which pacific island is home to three-time major winner Vijay Singh?
8. At one point in 2011, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and which other Northern Irishman held three of the four Major trophies at the same time
9. Inadvertently, a right-handed golfer might slice a drive to the right of the fairway. What is the equivalent mistake to the left of the fairway known as?
10. In which country would you find the courses of Troon, Musselburgh Links and St. Andrews?
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Golf Quiz Answers
- A Green Jacket
- The Solheim Cup
- Tiger Woods
- The putter (effectively outlawing the belly putter)
- Rory McIlroy
- A hook
Muhammad Ali Quiz Questions and Answers
Dubbed the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali (or, as he is also known, Cassius Clay or ‘The Greatest’), just had to have his own quiz category, right? Let’s hope your participants know their boxing basics and are ready to get into the ring:
1. How was Muhammad Ali known when he boxed in the 1960 Rome Olympics, before changing his name?
2. Soon after defeating Sonny Liston to become World Champion, with which political and religious movement did he famously affiliate himself?
3. Why was he denied a boxing licence, necessitating a three-year absence from fighting from 1967?
4. Who did Muhammad Ali fight in the famous Rumble in the Jungle?
5. And in which then country did the Rumble in the Jungle take place?
6. Ali employed the revolutionary tactic of covering up at the edge of the ring and allowing his opponent to hit him again and again until he tired and Ali could launch a counterattack. What name is given to this strategy?
7. Ali’s third fight against Joe Frazier took place in the Philippines. By what name was that fight publicised?
8. Which surname is shared by the British talk show host on whose show Ali memorably appeared three times and the 19th century doctor who chronicled the disease from which Ali suffered in later life?
9. “The hand can’t hit what the eye can’t see” is the second half of a famous Muhammad Ali rhyming boast. What is the first half?
10. Which megastar actor and rapper played him in the 2001 movie Ali?
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Muhammad Ali Quiz Answers
- Cassius Clay (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr)
- Nation of Islam
- He refused to be conscripted for the Vietnam War
- George Foreman
- Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- The Thrilla in Manila
- Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
- Will Smith
Michael Jordan Quiz Questions and Answers
From the best boxer to arguably the globe’s greatest ever basketball hero. Michael Jordan is more than the guy from Space Jam or the namesake for Nike shoes, but one of the most iconic sports stars known to mankind. All that said, how much do your participants know about him? Test their knowledge in this round of easy sports trivia questions about Michael Jordan:
1. How many NBA Championships did Michael Jordan win?
2. Which teammate shared more Championship victories with Michael Jordan than anyone else?
3. What number shirt did Michael Jordan wear for most of his career?
4. Which Major League Baseball team did Michael Jordan sign a Minor League contract with in 1994?
5. First produced in 1984, what was the name given to the Nike trainers they developed for him?
6. What nickname was given to the star-studded USA Basketball team Michael Jordan played in that won gold at the Barcelona Olympics?
7. What is the name of the movie in which Michael Jordan teamed up with the Looney Tunes characters?
8. What was the name of the highly successful 2020 Netflix documentary charting Michael Jordan’s success?
9. Between them, Michael Jordan and which other player won 6 consecutive MVP awards between 1986/7 and 1991/2?
10. Name either of the players who beat Michael Jordan to the MVP award at his peak in 1992/3 or 1996/7.
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Michael Jordan Quiz Answers
- Scott Pippin
- Chicago White Sox
- Air Jordans
- The Dream Team
- Space Jam
- The Last Dance
- Magic Johnson
- Charles Barkley / Karl Malone
Football World Cups and Football Icons Quiz Questions and Answers
The ‘Beautiful Game’ of football (or soccer as it’s known in many places) is the most watched sport in the world, and played by over 240 million people. That makes it fantastic fodder for a quiz, albeit a difficult category when you’re looking for simple sports quiz questions.
We’ve tried to pull together ten easy (well, maybe medium) quiz questions about football, mainly related to the ultimate contestant, the Football World Cup, or the legends of the game.
1. Perhaps the greatest footballer of all, how was Edson Arantes do Nascimento commonly known when he played for Brazil?
2. Player of the tournament in 1954, for which country did Ferenc Puskas score 84 goals in 85 international matches?
3. Which country that no longer exists won the World Cup three times in 1954, 1974 and 1990?
4. Which Frenchman scored the most goals ever in a tournament, netting 13 times in 6 matches?
5. Which dutchman was player of the tournament in 1974, although his team lost in the final?
6. A Croatian and a Belgian were named as the two best players of the 2018 tournament, the first time a player from either county had received such an honour. Who were they?
7. Which defender not only captained his country to a World Cup win but also managed to hold the Nazis to a 4-4 draw despite some very biased refereeing and having Sylvester Stallone behind him in goal in the film Escape to Victory?
8. Which nation won their first World Cup in 2010, also winning the 2008 and 2012 European Championships for good measure?
9. Which South American nation won the first ever World Cup, repeating the trick in 1950?
10. On his way to the trophy, Diego Maradona scored both goals in the 1986 quarter final victory over England. The second was one of the best individual goals ever scored in a World Cup, what was remarkable about the first?
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Football World Cups and Football Icons Quiz Answers
- West Germany
- Just Fontaine
- Johan Cruyff
- Luka Modric and Eden Hazard
- Bobby Moore
- He scored with his hand
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Pot Luck Easy Sports Quiz Questions and Answers
The final whistle in your super easy sports trivia game is about to blow, so it’s worth trying to score some points in the dying round. For this one we thought we’d throw in ten of the best; a pot luck list of easy sports quiz questions and answers that we’re hoping anyone can answer!
1. In which sport did teams from the same country win 113 of the first 115 World Series?
2. Which battle site, that has bequeathed its name to an Olympic event, was estimated to be 26.22 miles away from Athens?
3. Which sport has ranks called Sekiwake, Ozeki and Yokozuna?
4. Which three-time Brazilian Formula 1 champion tragically died at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix?
5. What colour belt is immediately below black belt in karate?
6. Simone Biles surpassed Vitaly Scherbo to break the record for most World Medals in which sport?
7. In which sport might a top-level professional expect to compete in a match consisting of five seven hour days, each with two meal breaks, and to spend a considerable percentage of that period doing nothing?
8. Popular in the Basque country and often described as the fastest game in the world, which sport takes its name from the Spanish word for ball?
9. What name is given to the small target ball in lawn bowls?
10. How many times do you have to pot the black ball to achieve a maximum 147 break in snooker?
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Pot Luck Easy Sports Quiz Round Answers
- Sumo Wrestling
- Ayrton Senna
- (Artistic) Gymnastics
- Cricket (test match)
- The jack
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