Wrestling, one of the oldest forms of combat. Today, wrestling represents a bout between two or more competitors that attempt to gain a superior position, often utilising a variety of techniques that can help take down their opponent. Professional wrestling is used mainly for theatrics, while competitive wrestling is purely competitive. Take these 39 trivia Wrestling Quiz Questions and Answers to test your knowledge on competitive wrestling.
Wrestling Quiz Questions and Answers
1 How long ago did we first see representations of wrestling?
A 700 years ago
B 100,000 years ago
C 15,000 years ago
2 In the first book of the Hebrew Bible, Jacob is said to have wrestled with either ____ or ______.
A God / angel
B a Hebrew / a Babylonian
C a lion / a tiger
3 Early ________ settlers brought wrestling with them to America.
4 When was wrestling first introduced to the Olympics?
5 In Greek mythology, Zeus becomes the ruler of the Earth when he wrestles with…
B Bungalow Bill
C The Sun
6 What style of wrestling is the national sport of Turkey?
A Oil wrestling
C Lancashire wrestling
7 When was women’s freestyle wrestling added to the Summer Olympics?
8 Sambo, a martial art borrowing techniques from wrestling, originated in…
A the British Empire
B the Soviet Union
C the United States
9 What is the full title of the NCAA?
A New College Alumni Association
B NATO Civil Aviation Agency
C National Collegiate Athletic Association
10 The main purpose of the NCAA is to…
A create adult sports programs
B regulate athletic programs in colleges and universities
C provide funding for youth wrestling programs
11 What is the most widespread form of true wrestling?
A Professional wrestling
B Amateur wrestling
C Backyard wrestling
12 Amateur wrestling is internationally headed by…
13 Wrestling singlets are usually made of…
14 Wrestling headgear is designed to protect competitors’…
15 Usually, what are the colors of the bands that are given to competitors?
A Red and green
B Blue and orange
C Violet and yellow
16 What is the mandatory size for square-shaped wrestling mats?
A 5 yards by 5 yards
B 10 feet by 10 feet
C 12 meters by 12 meters
17 What must be the diameter of octagonal-shaped mats?
A 3 yards
B 9 feet
C 15 meters
18 What does a referee say to begin the game?
C He only begins the timer
19 How many points are scored from a takedown?
A 1 point
B 2 points
C 3 points
20 What is NOT a form of a technical violation?
A Illegal holds
B Grabbing the opponent’s clothing
C Going off the mat
21 What is it known as when you win by 8 to 14 points?
A Technical fall
B Major decision
22 What is considered a pin?
A A competitor pulls their arms behind them.
B A competitor puts their opponent into a headlock.
C A competitor forces their opponent’s shoulder blades to the mat.
23 Clamping is when…
A a competitor interlocks their arms around their opponent.
B two competitors’ legs are locked together.
C a competitor illegally holds their opponent.
24 How does a competitor win a match?
A They receive the most points at the end of the match.
B They pin their opponent for at least 5 seconds.
C Their opponent forfeits or is unable to continue.
25 When a wrestler is in between 181 and 191 pounds in weight, they are in which weight class?
B Super welterweight
C Light heavyweight
26 Armen Nazaryan was inducted as a member of the FILA Hall of Fame in…
27 Why did Artur Taymazov begin wrestling?
A A freestyle wrestling club opened in his village.
B He was banned from other sports.
C His father, a wrestler, told him to follow in his footsteps.
28 What fighting technique is the main focus of wrestling?
29 How many officials attend a wrestling match?
30 The main role of the mat chairman in a wrestling match is to…
A set up the playing environment.
B ensure that players’ equipment is in working order.
C supervise the other officials.
31 If a wrestler commits two offenses of unsportsmanlike behavior in a single match, their opponent would receive…
A 1 point
B 2 points
C 3 points
32 If the wrestler’s coach displays unsportsmanlike behavior for the first time in a match…
A one point would be deducted from the violator’s team.
B the violator’s team is automatically disqualified from the match.
C the coach is ejected from the game.
33 In a tournament competition, when two wrestlers have the same amount of points at the end of a match…
A the match is replayed.
B they both get a point.
C the match goes on.
34 What position must a wrestler be in to set up a takedown?
35 What is NOT an example of a reversal?
A mat roll
B peterson roll
C side roll
36. Sumo is a traditional form of wrestling in which Asian country?
37. What is the international governing body for wrestling?
A. International Wrestling Federation
B. United World Federation
C. Global Association of Wrestling
38. Which country won the most number of gold medals for wrestling at the 2020 Summer Olympics?
39. What is the other name for Greco-Roman wrestling?
A. Italian wrestling
B. English wrestling
C. French wrestling