Basketball Quiz for Kids

Basketball Quiz Questions

  1. How many players are there in a basketball team?
  2. A basketball hoop is how many feet high: (a)6 feet, (b)8 feet, or (c)10 feet?
  3. Which three initials is the men's professional basketball league in North America known by?
  4. True or false? Basketball was invented in 1920 by Kevin Durant?
  5. Complete the name of this famous team, the Boston ....?
  6. What name starting with 'd' is given to the act of bouncing the basketball continuously?
  7. With what sort of ball was basketball played with until 1929?
  8. What did the basketball team known as "Dream Team" win in 1992?
  9. An exhibition basketball team famous for their fun, comedy and style of play are known as the "Harlem" what?
  10. What name is given to a pass to a teammate who scores a basket immediately?
  11. Which country are The Toronto Raptors based in?
  12. Which former player was sometimes known by his initials MJ?
  13. What name is given to the act when a player close to the basket jumps and strongly throws the ball down into it?
  14. What name is given to the defense in which each player is responsible for an area of the court?
  15. What was the nickname of Earvin Johnson Jr., a retired professional basketball player?
  16. Which team did Kobe Bryant play his entire career for?
  17. The New York Knicks play their home games in which famous venue?
  18. The tallest man to ever play in the NBA was Gheorge Muresan, how tall was he: (a)7 feet 2 inches, (b)7 feet 7 inches, or (c)8 feet 2 inches?
  19. Wang Zhizhi was the first player to compete in the NBA from which country?
  20. The 2019 NBA Finals was the first finals since 2010 not to include which player? And which team won the 2019 NBA finals?


  1. Five
  2. (c)10 feet high
  3. NBA (which stands for the National Basketball Association)
  4. False. It was invented in 1891 by Jim Naismith
  5. Celtics (Boston Celtics)
  6. Dribble
  7. A soccer ball or football
  8. An Olympic Gold Medal (at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona)
  9. Harlem Globetrotters
  10. An assist
  11. Canada
  12. Michael Jordan
  13. Dunk or slam dunk
  14. Zone defense
  15. Magic or Magic Johnson
  16. Los Angels Lakers
  17. Madison Square Garden
  18. (b)7 feet, 7 inches
  19. China
  20. LeBron James. Toronto Raptors.