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# Outdoor Fun Trivia Quiz

### When I was a kid (early 70's), these were some of the games I used to play outside with my brother, sister, and neighborhood friends. Some of them my kids still play... Some of them my kids have never heard of. (Note: some questions are US-specific.)

A multiple-choice quiz by giraffelyn. Estimated time: 5 mins.

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249,069
Updated
Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. Someone is "it" and when they touch you, you can't move a muscle until someone else touches you. Hint

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Question 2 of 10
2. There are two teams on opposite sides of the yard. You throw the ball at the other team and try to hit someone. Then the other team throws it back at you. You have to move really fast and jump out of the way because if you get hit, you're out. The team with no players left standing loses. Hint

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Question 3 of 10
3. This game might not be so well-known. Everyone stands together around a person with the ball. He/she throws the ball high into the air and shouts another player's name. Everyone else takes off running except the person whose name is called. That person catches the ball and shouts "Freeze". Then, he/she gets three steps and throws the ball at someone. If they get hit, they get a letter. If the thrower misses, they get a letter. When someone gets all the letters of the name of this game, they are out. What is the name of this game? Hint

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Question 4 of 10
4. We used to play this after dark. It's a lot like hide and seek but you use a common household object that the "it" person has to guard until they find a hidden person. Then it is a race to that object. Hint

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Question 5 of 10
5. There are bases, a ball, two teams, and an outfield, but no bat or gloves. Hint

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Question 6 of 10
6. One person stands a distance away from the rest of the players who are in a line, side-by-side. The single player tells one of the others to come forward a certain number of steps. That person must ask properly if they can advance. Hint

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Question 7 of 10
7. One person stands a distance away from the rest of the players who are in a line, side-by-side. The single player asks everyone wearing a particular color to come over. Anyone wearing that color tries to run past him/her to the other side of the field without getting touched. Hint

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Question 8 of 10
8. One person stands with their back to the rest of the players, who are all the way on the other side of the yard. He/she calls out for them to start. They can start walking as fast as they wish towards him/her. Then he/she calls out for them to stop, immediately turns around and if anyone is still moving, they are out. Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. We played this game like Button, Button, Who's got the Button, but there is another version where the object is hidden and everyone must find it. And when they do, leave it where it is, but run back to "home base" and shout a certain phrase. The last one to find it, is out. Hint

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Question 10 of 10
10. When the "it" person touches you, you have to stop moving.
To be free someone else has to touch you and you have to call out something from this specific category. For example, when I was a kid, the first thing anyone ever called out was "The Brady Bunch".
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Someone is "it" and when they touch you, you can't move a muscle until someone else touches you.

This is still a popular game to play. The more people playing, the better. And it's really fun in the dark, too.
2. There are two teams on opposite sides of the yard. You throw the ball at the other team and try to hit someone. Then the other team throws it back at you. You have to move really fast and jump out of the way because if you get hit, you're out. The team with no players left standing loses.

A very funny movie on the subject was called "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" and starred Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.
3. This game might not be so well-known. Everyone stands together around a person with the ball. He/she throws the ball high into the air and shouts another player's name. Everyone else takes off running except the person whose name is called. That person catches the ball and shouts "Freeze". Then, he/she gets three steps and throws the ball at someone. If they get hit, they get a letter. If the thrower misses, they get a letter. When someone gets all the letters of the name of this game, they are out. What is the name of this game?

This is one my kids didn't know. It used to be one of my favorites. PIG and HORSE are both basketball games we used to play. They are the same: If you make a shot, your opponent has to make the same shot or they get a letter. If you want to play a short game, you play PIG; If you want a longer game, you play HORSE. If you want a really long game, play HIPPOPOTAMUS. BUNK is just a name I made up.
4. We used to play this after dark. It's a lot like hide and seek but you use a common household object that the "it" person has to guard until they find a hidden person. Then it is a race to that object.

We always used a can, but you could use a ball (it's a little easier on the toes). In the dark it's easier to hear when someone kicks a can, though.
5. There are bases, a ball, two teams, and an outfield, but no bat or gloves.

Very simply the same idea as baseball and softball, but instead of batting, you kick the ball (a large soft rubber ball). And to get an out, you can throw the ball right at the runner and hit them.
6. One person stands a distance away from the rest of the players who are in a line, side-by-side. The single player tells one of the others to come forward a certain number of steps. That person must ask properly if they can advance.

I'm a mother now, and it's still a challenge to get my kids to ask properly for something. The three wrong answers are other games we played when I was a kid.
7. One person stands a distance away from the rest of the players who are in a line, side-by-side. The single player asks everyone wearing a particular color to come over. Anyone wearing that color tries to run past him/her to the other side of the field without getting touched.

"Red Rover, Red Rover I call green to come over." That's the way we played (to the best of my memory). There's at least one other version where you call a person by name to come over.
8. One person stands with their back to the rest of the players, who are all the way on the other side of the yard. He/she calls out for them to start. They can start walking as fast as they wish towards him/her. Then he/she calls out for them to stop, immediately turns around and if anyone is still moving, they are out.

The larger the area you have to play this, the better. Some kids can move pretty far in a short amount of time.
9. We played this game like Button, Button, Who's got the Button, but there is another version where the object is hidden and everyone must find it. And when they do, leave it where it is, but run back to "home base" and shout a certain phrase. The last one to find it, is out.

Our babysitter taught us this game as an indoor activity. We always had fun playing it, but I'm going to try playing it this other way with my kids, as well.
10. When the "it" person touches you, you have to stop moving. To be free someone else has to touch you and you have to call out something from this specific category. For example, when I was a kid, the first thing anyone ever called out was "The Brady Bunch".

There are many variations of this game. When we ran out of TV shows we would play "Candy Bar Tag" where you would call out any candy bar. I suppose you could play games called "Family Tag", "BB Tag", or "70's Tag"... I never played those when I was a kid, though, but just about any category could be done.
Source: Author giraffelyn

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