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# Darts for Darts' Sake Trivia Quiz

### Enjoy throwing small pointy things? Well, darts just may be your game. A simple introduction to the well-loved pastime.

A photo quiz by trident. Estimated time: 5 mins.

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342,194
Updated
Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 10
1. Darts has a long history, starting in Medieval England. Soldiers (amongst others) threw shortened arrows in order to improve their accuracy. These darts were often thrown at sections of tree or what other items which can be seen in this closeup? Hint

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Question 2 of 10
2. It is called the fletching in archery, and in darts they are often removable and customizable. What are these vital parts of the dart called? Hint

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Question 3 of 10
3. The modern dartboard was conceived to ensure that inaccuracy is penalized, though it has no definitive mathematical properties guiding the numbers. In this sense, the dartboard has a certain section of numbers which it is advisable for beginners to aim for the most points with the least penalty for missing by one "bed" (or number section). For example, if a player were aiming for 19, the beds surrounding that number are 7 and 3.

Taking the above into account, for which of the following numbers should a beginner aim?
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Question 4 of 10
4. This image is displaying a scorecard for the darts game of cricket. What does the letter "B" stand for at the bottom of the card? Hint

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Question 5 of 10
5. In many versions of x01, e.g., 501, there are games which require you to hit the outside border of numbers before you can score any points. What are these variations referred to as? Hint

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Question 6 of 10
6. In a certain darts game, a shot (eponymously-named) in which a player hits a single, double, and triple of the same number is known by what city name, pictured here? Hint

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Question 7 of 10
7. Scoring three bullseyes on one turn is one of the toughest feats in darts. Borrowed originally from the sport pictured, which of the following terms is used to describe this impressive accomplishment? Hint

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Question 8 of 10
8. Your stance is the way in which you stand when you are throwing darts. Experts will tell you that which of the following is the LEAST important when considering your dart stance? Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. The image here shows the following score: T12, T20, T1. If playing a game of 301 in which the score is the straight value, would the player have scored a low ton?

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Question 10 of 10
10. Darts etiquette is extremely important when throwing with others. In order to avoid a circumstance similar to that in the photo, which of the following should be observed as the cardinal rule of darts? Hint

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Darts has a long history, starting in Medieval England. Soldiers (amongst others) threw shortened arrows in order to improve their accuracy. These darts were often thrown at sections of tree or what other items which can be seen in this closeup?

Wine barrels and cross sections of trees were the ancestors of the modern dartboard, round as they were. It is believed that as the darts continuously pounded their targets, the wood would crack, in effect creating the spider web of numbers we have today.
2. It is called the fletching in archery, and in darts they are often removable and customizable. What are these vital parts of the dart called?

Flights help ensure a stable flight. Flights are made from many different types of materials including feathers, plastic, and even fabric.
3. The modern dartboard was conceived to ensure that inaccuracy is penalized, though it has no definitive mathematical properties guiding the numbers. In this sense, the dartboard has a certain section of numbers which it is advisable for beginners to aim for the most points with the least penalty for missing by one "bed" (or number section). For example, if a player were aiming for 19, the beds surrounding that number are 7 and 3. Taking the above into account, for which of the following numbers should a beginner aim?

The 14 has the least penalty for missing by one bed, allowing for an 11 or 9 to be scored if slightly off. That brings its total to an average score of 34 if a player were to hit one of each bed per round. On the other hand, aiming for the 20 offers an average of 26, aiming for 18 offers an average of 23, and aiming for 17 offers an average of 22.

The next best number that a player can aim for at the beginner's level is 16, with an average score of 31. Some may argue that aiming for 7 is the best strategy with an average of 42, however if the dart thrower begins to develop any sort of accuracy, they will be hitting only 7s!
4. This image is displaying a scorecard for the darts game of cricket. What does the letter "B" stand for at the bottom of the card?

In cricket, a player must score three darts of all numbers 20-15 as well as three bullseyes while retaining highest score.

The "basement" in darts is the double three, which is the lowest point on a dartboard. "Busting" is when a player goes over the final amount in 01 games. "Bed 'n' breakfast" refers to hitting the beds of 20, 5, and 1, which is rather common, as players tend to aim for 20.
5. In many versions of x01, e.g., 501, there are games which require you to hit the outside border of numbers before you can score any points. What are these variations referred to as?

The outside border denotes double the score of the number you hit. In some games, doubles are required to either start the game or end the game. The latter is known as "double out". Shooting for these outer spots is considerably more difficult, so it is usually reserved for games with more advanced players.
6. In a certain darts game, a shot (eponymously-named) in which a player hits a single, double, and triple of the same number is known by what city name, pictured here?

In the game of Shanghai, players continuously try to hit a shanghai, aiming for different numbers as they go along. The first to do so wins. In some versions, once all numbers are exhausted, the person with the highest ending score wins.
7. Scoring three bullseyes on one turn is one of the toughest feats in darts. Borrowed originally from the sport pictured, which of the following terms is used to describe this impressive accomplishment?

The term hat trick is commonly used in many sports to describe a great feat performed three times. In this case, it is used to describe one of the most difficult shots being performed in the same round.
8. Your stance is the way in which you stand when you are throwing darts. Experts will tell you that which of the following is the LEAST important when considering your dart stance?

Answer: Leaning so as to get the closest proximity you can to the dartboard

Leaning actually gives the dart thrower a disadvantage, as they are often put off balance. The other three answers are vital to create a comfortable, easily consistent throw that will allow the dart player to shoot more accurately. Trading these techniques for a few extra inches proximity to the dartboard is surely the sign of a novice.
9. The image here shows the following score: T12, T20, T1. If playing a game of 301 in which the score is the straight value, would the player have scored a low ton?

Unfortunately, the player has scored a 99, which is one point short of scoring a low ton, or a score from 100-150. A high ton is from 151-180 (the latter being the highest one round score).

In some x01 games, ins and outs are required to score points. So if this game required a double in, this player would have scored zero points. However, if the game was triple in, then the score would absolutely be 99 (considering all three darts are triples).
10. Darts etiquette is extremely important when throwing with others. In order to avoid a circumstance similar to that in the photo, which of the following should be observed as the cardinal rule of darts?

Answer: Only throw your darts when everyone is out of the line of the target.

Of course, it seems common sense to wait until everyone is out of the way before throwing your darts, but you would be surprised by the number of players who are eager to throw and start before an opponent is not quite out of the way. It is extremely rude, not to mention dangerous, to start throwing before your opponent has a chance to leave the line of the target.

If you don't follow this cardinal rule, your opponent may get a dart to the head...or give you one yourself.
Source: Author trident

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