Candlepin Knowledge Quiz

Few People Know About Candlepin Bowling Outside of New England. So If You Want To Test If Your A True New Englander, Try It! If You Don't Do So Well, Just Try It Again!

Test Your Knowledge of A Game That Is Truely New England. See If Your A Candlepin Expert, Or A Once A Year Bowler. If You Are A Once A Year Bowler, Bowl At You Local Candlepin Center!

Created by: Zachary Germana
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1. What City Was Candlepin Bowling Created?
Boston, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts
Haverhill, Massachusetts
2. Who Created Candlepin Bowling?
Jack Monsey
Justin P. White
Justin Monsey
Jack Sheafe
3. What Street Was The Billard & Bowling Establishment On That Justin P. White Bought?
Maple St.
Sapphire St.
Gem St.
Pearl St.
4. What Was The First Published High Score in 1880?
112
121
107
110
5. What Is The Lightest Legal Weight of A Candlepin Bowling Ball?
2 Pounds
2 Pounds 5 Ounces
2 Pounds 7 Ounces
3 Pounds
6. What Is The Heaviest?
2 Pounds
2 Pounds 5 Ounces
2 Pounds 7 Ounces
3 Pounds
7. What Is It Called When The 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 10 Pins Are The Only Pins Standing?
Spread Eagle
Half Worcester Left
Half Worcester Right
High-Low-Jack
8. What Is The King Pin?
The Head Pin
The Pin That Remains After The First Ball
The 5 Pin
The Pin You Need To Hit To Make A Shot
9. What Is The Diameter of A Candlepin Bowling Ball?
4"
4.5"
4.7"
5"
10. What Is the Lob Line?
A Line Your Ball Has To Land Before
A Line Your Ball Has To Land After
A Line The Bowler Can't Cross
A Line That A Bowling Ball Follows
11. How Far From The Foul Line Is The Lob Line?
5'
10'
15'
20'
12. What Is The Foul Line?
A Line Your Ball Has To Land Before
A Line Your Ball Has To Land After
A Line The Bowler Can't Cross
A Line That A Bowling Ball Follows
13. What Is The Four Horseman Left?
The 1, 2, 4, & 7 Pins
The 1, 3, 6, & 10 Pins
Just The 3 & 9 Pins Are Gone
Just The 2 & 8 Pins Are Gone
14. What Is The Half Worcester Left?
The 1, 2, 4, & 7 Pins
The 1, 3, 6, & 10 Pins
Just The 3 & 9 Pins Gone
Just The 2 & 8 Pins Gone
15. What Is The Four Horseman Right?
The 1, 2, 4, & 7 Pins
The 1, 3, 6, & 10 Pins
Just The 3 & 9 Pins Gone
Just The 2 & 8 Pins Gone
16. What Is The Half Worcester Right?
The 1, 2, 4, & 7 Pins
The 1, 3, 6, & 10 Pins
Just The 3 & 9 Pins Gone
Just The 2 & 8 Pins Gone
17. What Is The Maximum Width of A Candlepin Lane?
40"
41"
42"
43"
18. What Is The Deadwood Line?
A Line That Fallen Pins Cannot Be Passed Or Touching
A Line 30' From The Bowler
A Line Made of Fallen Pins
An Invisible Line Bowlers Use To Hit The Head Pin
19. What Was Justin P. White's Nickname?
The Creator of Candlepins
The Father of Candlepins
The Inventor of Candlepins
The Founder of Candlepins
20. In 1888, What Was The Record Game Hit By Justin P. White?
128
130
131
132
21. What Was The Game He Threw Just 6 Months Later To Break His Old Record?
131
133
135
136
22. What Is The Area Where The Bowler Delivers The Ball Called?
The Begining of The Lane
The Settee Area
The Lob Area
The Approach
23. How Far Away Are The Pins From The Foul Line?
50' To The Center of The Headpin
55' To The Center of The Headpin
60' To THe Center of The Headpin
65' To The Center of The Headpin
24. When It Was First Introduced, Why Was Candlepin Bowling So Popular?
People Liked The Challenge of Candlepin Compared To Ten Pin
People Liked They Could Throw The Ball Faster
People Liked They Could Bowl With Their Whole Family
People Didn't Like Putting Their Fingers In Holes of Ten Pin Balls
25. Were The First Candlepin Pinsetters Installed At A Bowling Alley?
Yes
No
26. The First Candlepin Pinsetters Were Installed In Whalom Park In May of What Year?
1947
1949
1952
1953
27. What Were The Two Men Who Created The First Candlepin Pinsetters?
Doctors
Bowling Center Proprietors
Business Men
Attorneys
28. What Was Their Pinsetter Called?
Auto-Bowl
Brunswick
Bowl-Mor
AMF
29. In Ten Pin, A Perfect Game Is When A Bowler Throws A 300. What Is Considered To Be A Perfect Game In Candlepin?
Same As Ten Pin, A 300
A Game With At Least 5 Strikes In It
A Game With At Least 7 Spares In It
A Game With At Least A 10 In Every Box
30. In 2005, There Were 55 300 Games Bowled In The US. In That Same Year, How Many 300 Candlepin Games Were There?
0
1
3
4
31. What Is The Highest Sanctioned Score Ever Bowled In Candlepin?
300, Bowled In 2005
245
252
258

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