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The Games of Billiards

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Play this quiz and learn more about these popular table games, fancied by people of all ages and social statuses for centuries.

Question 1:


The first references to indoor billiards date back to this century, when the game became especially fashionable among royalties.
13th century
7th century
10th century
15th century

Question 2:


All variants of the game of billiards are played on a flat rectangular table with 6 pockets.
False
True

Question 3:


Pool, also known as pocket billiards, is the most popular variation of billiards in which country?
Australia
United States
United Kingdom
Germany

Question 4:


Which of these variations of the game of billiards uses the biggest playing tables?
Snooker
Straight Pool
Rotation
Carom Billiards

Question 5:


In most variations of the game of billiards, chalk is applied on what?
The player's hands
None of these
The table
The cue tip

Question 6:


Eight ball, a popular type of pool in United States and United Kingdom, is played with this number of balls (excluding the cue ball).
Fifteen
Nine
Eight
Sixteen

Question 7:


Billiards has been an Olympic sport since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
False
True

Question 8:


World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS), the international governing centre of billiards, snooker, and pool, is headquartered in what country?
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States
France

Question 9:


In the game of billiards, what situation does the term "Double kiss" refer to?
A coloured ball rebounding in a rail and striking the cue ball that has just hit it
A shot intended to separate two closely clung balls
A shot with the cue ball being very closely clung to another ball
A shot pocketing two balls at the same time

Question 10:


Which of these distinguished American presidents' home concealed a secret billiards room?
Theodore Roosevelt
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson

 


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