Well, now is your chance to test your memory to see if you even remember the rules and lingo.

What is it called when you knock all the pins down on your first throw?

Homer

Strike

Clearance

Knockout

That thunderous sound of knocking every pin over. It’s a beautiful sound I hear (none)ce a game.

How many pins are there in bowling?

9

10

12

32

You throw the bowling ball down the ____ to reach the pins.

Road

Lane

Aisle

Ally

The worker gives you a numbered “lane” to go play at while you eat some questionable French fries.

What is it when you knock down the remaining pins on your second throw?

Seconds

Spare

Skid

Scratch

So say you hit five pins down and then five more…your score sheet will have a “/” on that old and busted TV above your head.

What shape are the pins lined up in?

A circle

A triangle

A diamond

An “X”

A triangle.

10 pins ordered 1 pin, 2 pins, 3 pins, and 4 pins do indeed make a triangle.

What’s the highest score you can get in bowling?

120

200

300

24,601

Rolling a perfect game is 300. I got 129 one time and walked around like I owned the place. Those were my younger, inexperienced years back in 2018.

What is it called when you get three strikes in a row?

Woodpecker

Alligator

Turkey

Spanish Mongoose

I only know this because of that Nickelodeon channel that showed all the game shows like Double Dare 2000 and Legends of the Hidden Temple.

You want to avoid the ____, located on both sides of the lane.

Gutters

Traps

Pitfalls

Indents

What is the safety net you use in bowling if you want to have a game so everyone can hit the pins?

Bumpers

Side Nets

Bouncers

Safety Banks

Every cool kid did the ol’ ricochet method. Mine still found a way to end up in the gutter.

What are those special shoes you have to wear called?

Clown Shoes

Slick Shoes

No-Slide Shoes

Bowling Shoes

Bowling Shoes

I always wanted my own and realized society would never accept me wearing bowling shoes outside of an alley.

How many finger holes are there in a bowling ball?

3

5

10

0

What is the line called you must stay behind as you throw the ball?

Foul Line

Stepping Line

Throwing Line

Long Line

Foul Line

And there would always be that one kid trying to walk closer and get yelled at by a worker.

Between you and the pins, what is painted on the lane to assist you?

The Rules

Arrows

Speed Meter

A Ramp

What colors are standard bowling pins?

White and Black

Black and Red

White and Red

Blue and Yellow

White and Red

What is that thing that picks up the pins called?

Pinlifter

Pincleaner

Pinspotter

The Lift

It lifts up the rack so it can clear the lane of any knocked over pins.

What’s the group of pins called?

Rack

Scuttle

Grouping

Pinfam

Similar to billiards, the ten pins are called a “rack.” Although, I am all for changing it to “Pinfam.”

What is the name of that machine that adults would always tell you to keep your hand away from?

Spitter

Belt

Shooter

Ball Return

Ball Return

Nothing special here. I think a lot of kids grew up calling it the “spitter,” but it is simply called the “ball return.”

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jeremyhayes/bowling-quiz

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