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Think you’re a bowling expert? Try this quiz.

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So you recently rolled a career best or a 200 game and believe you've become a bowling bigwig?

Try this bowling quiz and see if you're really as knowledgeable about the sport as you think.

To get into the mood, here's some bowling humor:

"Strikes are like hot dates -- they're satisfying and make you want a lot more."


"Getting strikes is like lining up a great date; you need a smart approach and terrific follow through."

Now that you're ready (hopefully!), here's a quiz to test your bowling IQ:

1 -- What is a "field goal?"

a) A score of three pins in a frame

b) Three strikes in a row

c) Three strikes in the 10th frame

d) A ball rolled between two pins of a wide split without knocking down either pin

2 -- What is a "clean game?"

a) A game in which a bowler shoots 10 open frames

b) A game in which a player scores a strike or spare in every frame

c) A game in which all four bowlers on a team finish with the same score

d) A game in which a team "mops up" the opposition and wins by at least 100 pins

3 -- When the New York City WTTKingPins claimed the inaugural Professional Bowlers Assn. League title in April, who was the team's owner?

a) Bobby Riggs

b) Billie Jean King

c) Chris Paul

d) Jason Belmonte

4 -- What is the "Big Lebowski" festival?

a) An annual celebration of the 1996 slapstick bowling movie, "Kingpin," which starred Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid and Bill Murray.

b) An annual celebration of Jeff Lebowski's 900 series

c) An annual celebration of the bowling comedy, "The Big Lebowski"

d) An annual celebration honoring Jeff Lebowski, a professional wrestler who went on to star on the PBA tour

5 -- Who starred in the "Big Lebowski?"

a) Jeff Bridges

b) Lloyd Bridges

c) Beau Bridges

d) London Bridges

6 -- What is "Grandma's teeth?"

a) A random group of pins that is left standing from end to end

b) Another term for the 7-10 split that occurs after a slow-moving and lightweight ball enters the "mouth" of the pins

c) A shot with little "bite" to it and ricochets off the pins and rolls back to the bowler

d) An elderly woman who is a "ringer" filling in as a substitute for a team

7 -- What is "smashmouth bowling?"

a) Bowling before the pins are re-set

b) When a muscular player uses a lightweight ball

c) Aiming a blazing fastball at the head pin

d) A shot that hits the head pin and leaves the 4-6-7-10 split

8 -- What is a "turkey?"

a) Three spares in a row

b) Three strikes in a row

c) A bowler who lets his or her team down in the 10th frame

d) A league bowler who continually bowls on the wrong lane

9 -- What is a "perfect game?"

a) A score of 300, or 12 strikes in a row

b) A score of 300, or 10 strikes in a row

c) A score of 200

d) A score that is exactly that bowler's average

10 -- What is an "anchor?"

a) The last person to bowl for a team in league play. This player is usually the best bowler and most clutch performer on the team

b) A bowler whose abnormally low scores keeps the team from winning

c) Another term for the 7-10 split

d) A league bowler who keeps spilling his or her drink on the bowling surface

Here are the answers:

1d; 2b; 3b; 4c; 5a; 6a; 7c; 8b; 9a; 10a


9-10 correct: A kingpin

7-8: A bowling expert

5-6: Still learning the game

0-4: Needs to enroll in a bowling class



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