So, You Think You know Badminton? Test Your Knowledge of Badminton Facts and Gameplay

Badminton is full of interesting facts and intricacies that are obscure to even seasoned players. The following questions will test your knowledge in topics ranging from rules/regulations to badminton history to obscure in-game situations. Are you up for the challenge?

Answers are on the bottom, don’t cheat!

Questions

  1. How many shuttlecocks come in a full tube?
    1. 3
    2. 12
    3. 13
    4. 14
    5. 16
  2. What is the maximum score a player can achieve in a single game?
    1. 21 points
    2. 22 points
    3. 25 points
    4. 30 points
  3. How many feathers are on a shuttlecock?
    1. 12
    2. 15
    3. 16
    4. 18
  4. Can you hit the shuttlecock with the rim of your racket?
    1. No, it’s a fault
    2. Yes
    3. Yes, but only if you win the point immediately
    4. Yes, but it cannot touch the strings as well
  5. What type of feathers are typically used for badminton shuttlecocks?
    1. Goose and Ostrich
    2. Chicken and Ostrich
    3. Chicken and Goose
    4. Goose and Duck
    5. Emu and Duck and Ostrich
  6. What happens if your opponent serves to you when you are not ready and you don’t react at all?
    1. You play a let
    2. You play a let and your opponent must attempt the same serve
    3. Your opponent wins the rally
    4. Your opponent loses the rally for unsportsmanlike behavior
    5. No one wins the point and you now get to serve
  7. What happens if your opponent serves to you when you are not ready and you attempt to return the serve and miss?
    1. You play a let
    2. You play a let and your opponent must attempt the same serve
    3. Your opponent wins the rally
    4. Your opponent loses the rally for unsportsmanlike behavior
    5. No one wins the point and you now get to serve
  8. If player one hits the shuttlecock from his/her end of the court and follows through to the other end but hits player two’s racket in the process, whose point is it?
    1. Player one’s
    2. Player two’s
    3. Neither player’s, play a let
    4. Both players receive a point
    5. Both player receives half a point
  9. If player one hits the shuttlecock during a rally and the shuttlecock gets caught on top of the net, whose point is it?
    1. Player one’s
    2. Player two’s
    3. Neither player’s, play a let
    4. Both players receive a point
    5. Both player receives half a point
  10. If player one hits the shuttlecock on his/her end of the court and subsequently hits the net upon completing his/her swing, but the shuttlecock has landed inbounds on the opposing end, whose point is it?
    1. Player one’s
    2. Player two’s
    3. Neither player’s, play a let
    4. Both players receive a point
    5. Both player receives half a point
  11. Where are the feathers of a shuttlecock taken from?
    1. Chest of the bird
    2. Left wing of the bird
    3. Right wing of the bird
    4. Head of the bird
    5. Tail of the bird
  12. Are you allowed to put your foot under the net?
    1. Yes, you can kick your opponent
    2. No, it is not allowed
    3. Yes, only up to 150 mm (5.9 in) to the other side
    4. Yes, as long as you are not touching the net or interfering with your opponent
  13. Are you allowed to take your partner’s racket in the middle of a rally?
    1. Yes
    2. Yes, but you have to ask your partner first
    3. No, it is not allowed
    4. Yes, as long you are both holding the racket at the same time
    5. Yes, but you must give them your racket as well
  14. Are you allowed to switch holding your racket between your left and right hands in the middle of a rally?
    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. Yes, only if you announce it
    4. Yes, only if you are not in the middle of hitting the shuttlecock
  15. Are you allowed to run off the court to retrieve a new racket in the middle of a rally?
    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. Yes, only if you announce it
    4. Yes, only if it’s the same kind of racket
  16. Which country holds the most Olympic Badminton Gold Medals as of 2018?
    1. China
    2. Japan
    3. Indonesia
    4. Korea
  17. How wide of a width are the lines on a badminton court?
    1. 20 mm (0.79 in)
    2. 40 mm (1.57 in)
    3. 60 mm (2.36 in)
    4. 80 mm (3.15 in)
  18. How many grommets are on standard badminton rackets?
    1. 72 or 91
    2. 72 or 76
    3. 70 or 80
    4. 80 or 81
  19. How heavy can a shuttlecock be?
    1. Between 4.75 g and 5.50 g (between .168 oz and .194 oz)
    2. Between 1.25 g and 2.25 g (between .044 oz and .079 oz)
    3. Between 10.25 g and 11.0 g (between .361 oz and .388 oz)
    4. Between 7.00 g and 7.75 g (between .247 oz and .273 oz)
  20. How far away is the service line from the net?
    1. 0.98 m (3.22 ft)
    2. 1.48 m (4.86 ft)
    3. 1.98 m (6.49 ft)
    4. 2.48 m (8.13 ft)
  21. What type of shuttlecock was used at the Rio 2016 Olympics?
    1. Aerosensa 50 (AS-50)
    2. Victor Champion No. 1
    3. Wilson Tour 100 For Tournament Grade
    4. Yonex Tournament F-90
  22. What is the maximum length of a racket allowed in tournament play?
    1. 580 mm in length (1.90 ft)
    2. 630 mm in length (2.07 ft)
    3. 680 mm in length (2.23 ft)
    4. 730 mm in length (2.40 ft)
  23. How wide and how long is a badminton court?
    1. 12.00 m x 7.00 m (39.37 ft x 22.97 ft)
    2. 13.40 m x 6.10 m (43.96 ft x 20.01 ft)
    3. 14.40 m x 5.25 m (47.24 ft x 17.22 ft)
    4. 13.70 m x 7.35 m (44.95 ft x 24.11 ft)

Answers

  1. How many shuttlecocks come in a full tube?
    1. 3
    2. 12
    3. 13
    4. 14
    5. 16
  2. What is the maximum score a player can achieve in a single game?
    1. 21 points
    2. 22 points
    3. 25 points
    4. 30 points – The score can be 30-29, see the Fundamental Rules of Badminton for additional details
  3. How many feathers are on a shuttlecock?
    1. 12
    2. 15
    3. 16
    4. 18
  4. Can you hit the shuttlecock with the rim of your racket?
    1. No, it’s a fault
    2. Yes
    3. Yes, but only if you win the point immediately
    4. Yes, but it cannot touch the strings as well
  5. What type of feathers are typically used for badminton shuttlecocks?
    1. Goose and Ostrich
    2. Chicken and Ostrich
    3. Chicken and Goose
    4. Goose and Duck
    5. Emu and Duck and Ostrich
  6. What happens if your opponent serves to you when you are not ready and you don’t react at all?
    1. You play a let
    2. You play a let and your opponent must attempt the same serve
    3. Your opponent wins the rally
    4. Your opponent loses the rally for unsportsmanlike behavior
    5. No one wins the point and you now get to serve
  7. What happens if your opponent serves to you when you are not ready and you attempt to return the serve and miss?
    1. You play a let
    2. You play a let and your opponent must attempt the same serve
    3. Your opponent wins the rally
    4. Your opponent loses the rally for unsportsmanlike behavior
    5. No one wins the point and you now get to serve
  8. If player one hits the shuttlecock from his/her end of the court and follows through to the other end but hits player two’s racket in the process, whose point is it?
    1. Player one’s
    2. Player two’s
    3. Neither player’s, play a let
    4. Both players receive a point
    5. Both player receives half a point
  9. If player one hits the shuttlecock during a rally and the shuttlecock gets caught on top of the net, whose point is it?
    1. Player one’s
    2. Player two’s
    3. Neither player’s, play a let – however, if this occurs during a serve, it is considered a service fault
    4. Both players receive a point
    5. Both player receives half a point
  10. If player one hits the shuttlecock on his/her end of the court and subsequently hits the net upon completing his/her swing, but the shuttlecock has landed inbounds on the opposing end, whose point is it?
    1. Player one’s
    2. Player two’s
    3. Neither player’s, play a let
    4. Both players receive a point
    5. Both player receives half a point
  11. Where are the feathers of a shuttlecock taken from?
    1. Chest of the bird
    2. Left wing of the bird – All feathers are taken from the left wing of the bird to ensure that the shuttlecock flies in a smooth and predictable pattern
    3. Right wing of the bird
    4. Head of the bird
    5. Tail of the bird
  12. Are you allowed to put your foot under the net?
    1. Yes, you can kick your opponent
    2. No, it is not allowed
    3. Yes, only up to 150 mm (5.9 in) to the other side
    4. Yes, as long as you are not touching the net or interfering with your opponent
  13. Are you allowed to take your partner’s racket in the middle of a rally?
    1. Yes – Check out this amazing clip
    2. Yes, but you have to ask your partner first
    3. No, it is not allowed
    4. Yes, as long you are both holding the racket at the same time
    5. Yes, but you must give them your racket as well
  14. Are you allowed to switch holding your racket between your left and right hands in the middle of a rally?
    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. Yes, only if you announce it
    4. Yes, only if you are not in the middle of hitting the shuttlecock
  15. Are you allowed to run off the court to retrieve a new racket in the middle of a rally?
    1. No
    2. Yes – Check out this clip
    3. Yes, only if you announce it
    4. Yes, only if it’s the same kind of racket
  16. Which country holds the most Olympic Badminton Gold Medals as of 2018?
    1. China – 18
    2. Japan – 1
    3. Indonesia – 7
    4. Korea – 6
  17. How wide of a width are the lines on a badminton court?
    1. 20 mm (0.79 in)
    2. 40 mm (1.57 in)
    3. 60 mm (2.36 in)
    4. 80 mm (3.15 in)
  18. How many grommets are on standard badminton rackets?
    1. 72 or 91
    2. 72 or 76
    3. 70 or 80
    4. 80 or 81
  19. How heavy can a shuttlecock be?
    1. Between 4.75 g and 5.50 g (between .168 oz and .194 oz)
    2. Between 1.25 g and 2.25 g (between .044 oz and .079 oz)
    3. Between 10.25 g and 11.0 g (between .361 oz and .388 oz)
    4. Between 7.00 g and 7.75 g (between .247 oz and .273 oz)
  20. How far away is the service line from the net?
    1. 0.98 m (3.22 ft)
    2. 1.48 m (4.86 ft)
    3. 1.98 m (6.49 ft)
    4. 2.48 m (8.13 ft)
  21. What type of shuttlecock was used at the Rio 2016 Olympics?
    1. Aerosensa 50 (AS-50)
    2. Victor Champion No. 1
    3. Wilson Tour 100 For Tournament Grade
    4. Yonex Tournament F-90
  22. What is the maximum length of a racket allowed in tournament play?
    1. 580 mm in length (1.90 ft)
    2. 630 mm in length (2.07 ft)
    3. 680 mm in length (2.23 ft)
    4. 730 mm in length (2.40 ft)
  23. How wide and how long is a badminton court?
    1. 12.00 m x 7.00 m (39.37 ft x 22.97 ft)
    2. 13.40 m x 6.10 m (43.96 ft x 20.01 ft)
    3. 14.40 m x 5.25 m (47.24 ft x 17.22 ft)
    4. 13.70 m x 7.35 m (44.95 ft x 24.11 ft)

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