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Quiz about Sports Focus  Pelote Basque
Quiz about Sports Focus  Pelote Basque

Sports Focus - Pelote Basque Trivia Quiz


Often called the fastest ball game in the world, it is primarily played in South-West France.

A multiple-choice quiz by ace_sodium. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ace_sodium
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
112,794
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
214
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Question 1 of 5
1. How did the game 'Pelote' gets its name? Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. Fronton is the name of the court in which 'Pelote' is played. Different types of frontons exist for various versions of the game. Which of the following is NOT type of a Fronton? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. Different types of games of Pelote Basque are played. Which of the following is NOT one of them? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. In different games of the Pelote Basque, the numbers of players vary. Which of these games has the maximum number of players? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. The different games of 'Pelote Basque' have different types of racquets, from which it takes the name of that particular game. One game uses bare hands to play (i.e. no racquets are used). What is the name of that game? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. How did the game 'Pelote' gets its name?

Answer: Pelote is the name of the ball

The ball has a centre made of rubber and this core is bound by cotton. Finally it is covered by two fine leather skins (sewn together). The diameter of the ball is 65 millimeters and it usually weighs 125 grams. It can usually reach speeds in excess of 250 km/hr.
2. Fronton is the name of the court in which 'Pelote' is played. Different types of frontons exist for various versions of the game. Which of the following is NOT type of a Fronton?

Answer: Fronton Jai Neu

Different types of games are played on these courts. The version 'Chistera' is played on a 'Fronton Place Libre'. Another type of Fronton is the Fronton Jai Alai. Basically the court is same as such, only the markings are different.
3. Different types of games of Pelote Basque are played. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

Answer: Deus Ex

Cesta Punta is played on a Fronton Jai Alai and Pala is played on a Fronton Place Libre.
4. In different games of the Pelote Basque, the numbers of players vary. Which of these games has the maximum number of players?

Answer: Rebot

Rebot has 5 players in each team while Pala, Pala Corta and Paleta all have 2 players on each team. Rebot is played on a Fronton Place Libre.
5. The different games of 'Pelote Basque' have different types of racquets, from which it takes the name of that particular game. One game uses bare hands to play (i.e. no racquets are used). What is the name of that game?

Answer: Main Nue

Main Nue is considered the oldest of all the 'Pelote Basque' games. Main Nue game is played with 1 or 2 players on each side and can be played on different types of Frontons! Information for this quiz was obtained from http://www.ffpb.net; visit the site for more details! (Please note that the site is in French)
Source: Author ace_sodium

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