Sports Trivia Questions for Kids

Put on your thinking caps and get ready for some seriously fun sports trivia! This brain game is perfect for birthday parties, family game night or an engaging activity to make those long hours in the car or plane fly by. Team up or play as individuals to see who will be named MVP.

The below questions (and answers) cover the field from baseball to bowling, swimming to soccer. Choose questions from Rookie (easy), Pro (medium) or Hall of Fame (difficult) levels so everyone has a chance to get in the game. Good luck! 

Rookie (Easy) 

Q: What does NBA stand for?
A: National Basketball Association 

Q: How many bases are there on a baseball field?
A: 4 

Q: What part of the body can’t touch the ball in soccer? (Except the goalie.)
A: Hands Q: How many holes are played in a typical round of golf?A: 18 

Q: What color flag is waved in motor racing to indicate the winner?
A: Checkered flag 

Q: How many regulation strokes are there in swimming?
A: Four. Backstroke, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Freestyle 

Q: In what sport would you find a pommel horse?
A: Gymnastics 

Q: What color are the goal posts in football?
A: Yellow 

Q: What tool is used in striking a tennis ball in the sport of tennis?
A: Tennis racquet 

Pro (Medium) 

Q: How long is a marathon?
A: 26.2 miles 

Q: What five colors make up the Olympic rings?
A: Blue, yellow, black, green and red 

Q: How many players are on a baseball team?
A: 9 

Q: What is the only sport to be played on the moon?
A: Golf 

Q: What sport is Bela Karolyi known for coaching?
A: Women’s gymnastics 

Q: In which sport was Muhammad Ali popular?
A: Boxing

Q: In what game is “love” a score?
A: Tennis 

Q: What type of race is the Tour de France?
A: Bike race 

Q: How old was Tiger Woods when he won the Masters?
A: 21 

Q: What is it called when a bowler makes three strikes in a row? 
A: Turkey 

Q: What is the diameter of a basketball hoop in inches?
A: 18 

Q: What was banned in basketball from 1967 to 1976?
A: The slam dunk 

Q: In which sport are the terms “stale fish” and “mulekick” used? 
A: Snowboarding 

Hall of Fame (Difficult) 

Q: How many sports were included in the 2008 Summer Olympics?
A: 28 

Q: What three horse races make up the Triple Crown?
A: The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes 

Q: What team scored the most points in a Super Bowl?
A: San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl XXIX) 

Q: What is the only country to play in every World Cup?
A: Brazil 

Q: How long is the free skate in figure skating?
A: Four and a half minutes for men, four minutes for women 

Q: In what year were women allowed to compete in the modern Olympic games and in what sport?
A: 1900, Tennis 

Q: The Borg-Warner Trophy is awarded to the winner of which race? 
A: Indianapolis 500 

Q: Who was the first president to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game?
A: William Howard Taft 

Keep the fun going and add your own trivia questions or play speed rounds and see how many correct answers you can remember. Whichever way you play, everyone is sure to be a winner.  

Courtney McLaughlin is a freelance writer in Charlotte, N.C. She gratefully shares her life, home and heart with her daughter and their dog. 

Additional Resources

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