Badminton is a sport enjoyed and loved by lots of people around the world, it was first played in a country estate named Badminton in England around 1873, the root of the sport can be traced back to ancient Greece, China and India, and it is closely related to the old children's game battledore and shuttlecock.
The first un-official all-England badminton championships for men were held in 1899, and the first badminton tournament for women was held in the next year 1900. Although badminton was played by europeans in the early days, and once be dominated by Denmark, but the game has become very popular in Asia, there are many top players coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, India, South Korea and China in recent decades.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF, originally the International Badminton Federation) is the world governing body of the sport, that was formed in 1934.
In badminton games, players use lightweight rackets to hit a shuttlecock back and forth across the net without letting it touch the floor or ground within the boundaries of the court. The game demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, precision and good body motor coordination.
Normally badminton is played by two people as "singles" (one against one, men's singles and women's singles) or four people as "doubles" (two against two, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles).
In modern badminton games, players compete in best-of-three-games matches, It consists of 3 games, who wins two of the three games wins the match. A game is played to 21 points, provided that the winner has at least a 2-point advantage. If a 2-point advantage is never reached, the first player or team to score 30 points wins. Points were only awarded to the serving side until 2006, when the BWF adopted the “rally scoring” system, under which either side can score at any time.
This test will check your basic knowledge of badminton game.
Badminton Knowledge Test Sample Questions
Q1. When do players change ends during a match?
A. End of first game
B. End of second game
C. When the first side reaches 11 in the third game
D. All of the above
Q2. Which of these is an officiating job?
B. Line Judging
C. Match Control
D. Service Judging
E. All of the above
Q3. The same person serves the entire game.
Q4. It is a fault in play if the player?
A. Touches the net or its supports with racket, person or dress
B. Invades an opponent's court under the net with racket or person such that an opponent is obstructed or distracted
C. Deliberately distracts an opponent from making a legal stroke where the shuttle is followed over the net
D. All of the above
Q5. It is a fault if the server misses the shuttle completely while attempting to serve.
Answers Are :
Q1 (D), Q2 (E), Q3 (B), Q4 (D), Q5 (A),