Sports·Posted on Jan 23, 2021Everyone’s Been Bowling Once In Their Life, But Do You Really Know Anything About It?Will those birthday parties from when you were a kid pay off?by Jeremy HayesBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Remember when going to the bowling alley was a thing? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX 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? forest_strider / Getty Images Homer Correct Incorrect Homer Strike Correct Incorrect Strike Clearance Correct Incorrect Clearance Knockout Correct Incorrect Knockout Correct! Wrong! Strike 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 Correct Incorrect 9 10 Correct Incorrect 10 12 Correct Incorrect 12 32 Correct Incorrect 32 Correct! Wrong! 10 Four rows of 10 pins: 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the back. You throw the bowling ball down the ____ to reach the pins. Road Correct Incorrect Road Lane Correct Incorrect Lane Aisle Correct Incorrect Aisle Ally Correct Incorrect Ally Correct! Wrong! Lane 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 Correct Incorrect Seconds Spare Correct Incorrect Spare Skid Correct Incorrect Skid Scratch Correct Incorrect Scratch Correct! Wrong! Spare 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 Correct Incorrect A circle A triangle Correct Incorrect A triangle A diamond Correct Incorrect A diamond An "X" Correct Incorrect An "X" Correct! Wrong! 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 Correct Incorrect 120 200 Correct Incorrect 200 300 Correct Incorrect 300 24,601 Correct Incorrect 24,601 Correct! Wrong! 300 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 Correct Incorrect Woodpecker Alligator Correct Incorrect Alligator Turkey Correct Incorrect Turkey Spanish Mongoose Correct Incorrect Spanish Mongoose Correct! Wrong! Turkey 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 Correct Incorrect Gutters Traps Correct Incorrect Traps Pitfalls Correct Incorrect Pitfalls Indents Correct Incorrect Indents Correct! Wrong! Gutters That magical place your ball ends up most of the time. What is the safety net you use in bowling if you want to have a game so everyone can hit the pins? Bumpers Correct Incorrect Bumpers Side Nets Correct Incorrect Side Nets Bouncers Correct Incorrect Bouncers Safety Banks Correct Incorrect Safety Banks Correct! Wrong! Bumpers 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 Correct Incorrect Clown Shoes Slick Shoes Correct Incorrect Slick Shoes No-Slide Shoes Correct Incorrect No-Slide Shoes Bowling Shoes Correct Incorrect Bowling Shoes Correct! Wrong! 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 Correct Incorrect 3 5 Correct Incorrect 5 10 Correct Incorrect 10 0 Correct Incorrect 0 Correct! Wrong! 3 Use your thumb, middle, and ring finger to grip the ball. What is the line called you must stay behind as you throw the ball? Foul Line Correct Incorrect Foul Line Stepping Line Correct Incorrect Stepping Line Throwing Line Correct Incorrect Throwing Line Long Line Correct Incorrect Long Line Correct! Wrong! 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 Correct Incorrect The Rules Arrows Correct Incorrect Arrows Speed Meter Correct Incorrect Speed Meter A Ramp Correct Incorrect A Ramp Correct! Wrong! Arrows Aim for the center arrow and cross your fingers. What colors are standard bowling pins? White and Black Correct Incorrect White and Black Black and Red Correct Incorrect Black and Red White and Red Correct Incorrect White and Red Blue and Yellow Correct Incorrect Blue and Yellow Correct! Wrong! White and Red The color of the quiz should have helped you out. What is that thing that picks up the pins called? Pinlifter Correct Incorrect Pinlifter Pincleaner Correct Incorrect Pincleaner Pinspotter Correct Incorrect Pinspotter The Lift Correct Incorrect The Lift Correct! Wrong! Pinspotter It lifts up the rack so it can clear the lane of any knocked over pins. What's the group of pins called? Rack Correct Incorrect Rack Scuttle Correct Incorrect Scuttle Grouping Correct Incorrect Grouping Pinfam Correct Incorrect Pinfam Correct! Wrong! Rack 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 Correct Incorrect Spitter Belt Correct Incorrect Belt Shooter Correct Incorrect Shooter Ball Return Correct Incorrect Ball Return Correct! Wrong! 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."