Water Polo is a dynamic water sport that combines swimming with the physicality of team sports. It is a thrilling and high-intensity sport with a long and rich history. Originally known as “English Polo”, it was invented in the mid 19th century and has been an Olympic sport since 1900. The goal of water polo is to score goals by throwing a ball into the opposing team’s goal while swimming, so players must be strong swimmers and well-versed in strategic teamwork. Games are typically divided into four quarters and the goals are regularly defended by a goalkeeper. This trivia template challenges you to answer questions on all aspects of the sport, from its history and regulations to famous players and records. Get ready to dive in and test your knowledge of water polo!
1) How many periods does a regulation water polo match have?
2) What is the traditional color of a water polo ball?
3) How many players are typically on each side in a water polo game?
4) How many ‘exclusions’ can a team be given in a single water polo match?
5) A water polo goal is usually how deep?
6) What is the name of the penalty shot taken from 5 meters from the goal when a player commits an intentional foul?
7) Who invented the modern version of water polo?
8) What color are the caps traditionally worn by water polo players?
9) What is the offensive player’s main objective in water polo?
10) What is the defensive player’s main objective in water polo?
11) How many players on each team are allowed in the goal at the same time?
12) What is the regulation size of a water polo pool?
13) Who can score a goal in a water polo game?
14) Which of the following is an illegal move in water polo?
15) What is the maximum amount of time allowed to take a penalty shot?
16) A water polo player is allowed to hold the ball underwater for how long?
17) What is the size of a regulation water polo ball?
18) What is the official name of the sport of water polo?
19) How many players must a team have in the water during a match?
20) What is the most important rule to remember when playing water polo?
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