Basketball Trivia

Basketball Trivia

Explore the vast court of NBA and basketball history through this quiz! Learn about the game's iconic figures like LeBron James and Michael Jordan, its landmark moments, signature moves as well as terminologies. Whether you're a lay-up novice or three-point expert, this quiz will surely challenge your knowledge!

16 slides


When was the first NBA game played?

  • 1940
  • 1946
  • 1950
  • 1960

What is an alley-oop in basketball?

  • A type of pass
  • A type of shot
  • A type of dribble
  • A defensive move

When was basketball first introduced in the Olympic programme?

  • 1900
  • 1904
  • 1908
  • 1912

What is fastbreak in basketball?

  • A type of shot
  • A type of dribble
  • A defensive strategy
  • An offensive strategy

When was the first women's Olympic basketball game played?

  • 1976
  • 1980
  • 1992
  • 2000

What is the purpose of goaltending in basketball?

  • To score points
  • To block shots
  • To pass the ball
  • To dribble the ball

Who was the first African-American player drafted into the NBA?

  • Bill Russell
  • Chuck Cooper
  • Hal “King” Lear
  • Oscar Robertson

What was the first team that LeBron James played for in the NBA?

  • Miami Heat
  • Boston Celtics
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Los Angeles Lakers

How many seasons did Michael Jordan play in the NBA?

  • 6
  • 8
  • 14
  • 15

What nickname was given to basketball player Karl Malone?

  • The Glove
  • The Mailman
  • The King
  • The Professor

What was the signature move of basketball player Hank Luisetti?

  • Hook shot
  • Jump shot
  • Layup
  • Dunk

Who knocked down the first 3-point field goal in NBA history?

  • Larry Bird
  • Chris Ford
  • Magic Johnson
  • Michael Jordan

Who was known as the "Clown Prince" of the Harlem Globetrotters?

  • Curly Neal
  • Marques Haynes
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Meadowlark Lemon

What's the name of the ten-time NBA All-Star, who spent their entire NBA career with the Utah Jazz?

  • Magic Johnson
  • Larry Bird
  • John Stockton
  • Michael Jordan

Out of the following NBA players, which one did NOT win the Rookie of the Year award?

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Larry Bird
  • Luka Dončić
  • Kobe Bryant
Quiz designer in front of computer

Create your own quiz

Faabul's built-in editor makes creating and customizing quizzes a breeze. Choose from a variety of question types, images, and themes to make your quiz engaging and visually appealing. Share your quiz by link or host a live quiz event for your friends to join from their own devices.


2000s Music Quiz
Wedding Traditions
Greek Gods Quiz
Is this state in Asia?
Harry Potter Quiz
American Slang
U.S. State Capitals Quiz
Measurement Trivia Quiz


Tigers vs. Lions
What animal is it?
Weird Animal Facts
Marine Life




Weirdest Foods from Around the World
Delicious Diction
Food and Drinks Quiz
Cocktails Quiz
Explore our diverse collection of  Featured Quizzes or Create your own quiz