Test your knowledge of
billiards lingo with this
billiards quiz at gamerisms. There are ten terms,
some old and some new with answers. While you're enhancing your
billiards vocabulary, you are likely to improve your game.
So let's chalk it up, rack 'em up, and see who can run the table. Here
Billiards Quiz Questions 1 - 5
1) What does Blood Test refer to in billiards?
A. Rite of passage among players who frequent pool halls.
B. A very tough shot that is played under pressure.
C. Combination shot that involves one of the red balls (3 or 11).
2) What do billiards players mean when they use the term, Crutch?
A. Shim used to raise a pool table's legs to level the table.
B. Unsteady hand bridge made on the rail.
C. Term for a bridge.
3) What is a Feather Shot in a billiards game?
A. Jargon for a cue ball that only brushes the object ball.
B. Shot hit so lightly it stops before reaching the pocket.
C. Easy miss that implies one chickened
4) What does the billiards term, Hickey mean?
A. Refers to any foul committed by a player.
B. Shot that hits the back of the pocket and pops back onto the playing
C. Daub of chalk left on the cue ball after a shot.
5) Billiard players call this a Jawed Ball?
A. Ball that comes to rest and interferes with the opponent's shot.
B. Ball that does not drop but remains just outside the pocket.
C. Ball that bounces off the table.
Questions 6 - 10
6) What are Peas or Pills in a billiards game?
A. Absorbent pellets kept in the pocket to dry the hands between shots.
B. Railbirds whose commentary reflects their lack of skill.
C. Small plastic or wooden balls numbered 1 through 15/16.
7) What does the billiards term Burst refer to?
A. When the total score is more than 41 points.
B. Sudden run by a hustler who has so far intentionally played poorly.
C.Two-rail bank shot.
8) The billiards players' term Scratch means?
A. Point is scored by an unplanned shot
B. Beginning of a straight pool game with the scores at 0.
C. Level of spin applied to the cue ball.
9) What does Table in Position refer to in a billiards game?
A. Table where the featured matches are played.
B. When the expected ball does not move after a shot taken
C. Table where the most money is changing hands.
10) What does the billiards term, Time Shot refer to?
A. Shot that fails due to the table being bumped.
B. Last shot for a player who has run out of betting funds.
C. Sequence where a cue ball moves others yet drives to score by one of
the moved balls.
Check out how you fared with this billiards run.
Blood Test: a very tough shot that is played under pressure.
Crutch: term for a bridge.
Feather Shot: jargon for cue ball that only brushes the object ball.
refers to any foul committed by a player.
Jawed Ball: ball that does not drop but remains just outside the
Answers 6 - 10
Peas or Pills: small plastic or wooden balls numbered 1
Burst: when the total score is more than 41 points.
Scratch: a point is scored by an unplanned shot.
in Position: when the expected ball does not move after a shot taken.
Time Shot: sequence where a cue ball moves others yet drives to score
by one of the moved balls.
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