for testing and improving your knowledge of pool rules
(based on the WPA World Standardized Rules)
by Dr. Dave Alciatore and Bob Jewett

See also: other Pool Examinations and Quizzes


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Quiz Score Sheet and Videos

quiz scoring sheet (printable PDF file) – see the online version beneath the videos below
Excel version with automatic scoring and answers (from Craig Watson)

Shots 1-29:

Shots 30-69:

Shots 70-100:

Pool Rules Quiz

1 / 100

Shot 1 – CB frozen to OB, stun

2 / 100

Shot 2 – very small gap between CB and OB, follow

3 / 100

Shot 3 – small gap between CB and OB, draw

4 / 100

Shot 4 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail

5 / 100

Shot 5 – kiss back shot with OB frozen to rail

6 / 100

Shot 6 – CB and OB frozen to rail

7 / 100

Shot 7 – OB must be hit first

8 / 100

Shot 8 – rail first shot

9 / 100

Shot 9 – draw combination shot

10 / 100

Shot 10 – hand close to ball

11 / 100

Shot 11 – cue close to ball

12 / 100

Shot 12 – scoop shot

13 / 100

Shot 13 – attempted (baulked) shot

14 / 100

Shot 14 – 9-ball push-out shot

15 / 100

Shot 15 – CB frozen to OB, draw

16 / 100

Shot 16 – very small gap between CB and OB, cue at angle

17 / 100

Shot 17 – small gap between CB and OB, draw

18 / 100

Shot 18 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail

19 / 100

Shot 19 – kiss back shot with OB frozen to rail

20 / 100

Shot 20 – CB and OB frozen to rail

21 / 100

Shot 21 – OB must be hit first, left spin

22 / 100

Shot 22 – CB frozen to OB, follow

23 / 100

Shot 23 – very small gap between CB and OB

24 / 100

Shot 24 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated a little, draw

25 / 100

Shot 25 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail

26 / 100

Shot 26 – kiss back shot with OB frozen to rail

27 / 100

Shot 27 – CB and OB frozen to rail

28 / 100

Shot 28 – OB must be hit first, right spin

29 / 100

Shot 29 – CB frozen to OB, cue at angle

30 / 100

Shot 30 – very small gap between CB and OB, cue at large angle

31 / 100

Shot 31 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated a little, draw

32 / 100

Shot 32 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, outside spin

33 / 100

Shot 33 – kiss off rail with OB frozen to rail

34 / 100

Shot 34 – CB and OB frozen to rail

35 / 100

Shot 35 – CB frozen to OB, cue at angle and elevated

36 / 100

Shot 36 – very small gap between CB and OB, cue at large angle

37 / 100

Shot 37 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated a little, draw

38 / 100

Shot 38 – CB frozen to OB; cue straight, but elevated

39 / 100

Shot 39 – very small gap between CB and OB, draw

40 / 100

Shot 40 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated, draw

41 / 100

Shot 41 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, outside spin

42 / 100

Shot 42 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated, draw

43 / 100

Shot 43 – OB frozen to pocket point

44 / 100

Shot 44 – CB frozen to OB

45 / 100

Shot 45 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated, draw

46 / 100

Shot 46 – OB must be hit first

47 / 100

Shot 47 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated, draw

48 / 100

Shot 48 – OB frozen to rail must be hit first

49 / 100

Shot 49 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, outside spin

50 / 100

Shot 50 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated, draw

51 / 100

Shot 51 – CB frozen to OB, cue elevated

52 / 100

Shot 52 – kiss back shot, small gaps between CB, OB and rail

53 / 100

Shot 53 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, outside spin

54 / 100

Shot 54 – OB frozen to rail must be hit first

55 / 100

Shot 55 – OB must be hit first

56 / 100

Shot 56 – 9-ball push-out shot

57 / 100

Shot 57 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated, draw

58 / 100

Shot 58 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, cue elevated, follow

59 / 100

Shot 59 – kiss back shot, small gaps between CB, OB, and rail

60 / 100

Shot 60 – small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated, draw

61 / 100

Shot 61 – OB frozen to rail

62 / 100

Shot 62 – 9-ball push-out shot

63 / 100

Shot 63 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, cue elevated, follow

64 / 100

Shot 64 – small gap between CB and OB, follow

65 / 100

Shot 65 – hand close to ball

66 / 100

Shot 66 – OB frozen to rail

67 / 100

Shot 67 – kiss back shot, small gaps between CB, OB, and rail

68 / 100

Shot 68 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail

69 / 100

Shot 69 – small gap between CB and OB, follow

70 / 100

Shot 70 – OB must be hit first

71 / 100

Shot 71 – 9-ball push-out shot

72 / 100

Shot 72 – very small gap between CB and OB, cue at angle and elevated

73 / 100

Shot 73 – CB frozen to OB, cue elevated

74 / 100

Shot 74 – small gap between CB and OB, cue at angle, follow

75 / 100

Shot 75 – OB frozen to rail

76 / 100

Shot 76 – rail first shot

77 / 100

Shot 77 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, inside spin

78 / 100

Shot 78 – kiss back shot, small gaps between CB, OB, and rail

79 / 100

Shot 79 – small gap between CB and OB, cue at angle and elevated, follow

80 / 100

Shot 80 – very small gap between CB and OB, cue elevated

81 / 100

Shot 81 – CB frozen to OB, cue elevated

82 / 100

Shot 82 – draw combination shot

83 / 100

Shot 83 – hand close to ball

84 / 100

Shot 84 – cue close to ball

85 / 100

Shot 85 – 9-ball push-out shot, small gap between CB and OB

86 / 100

Shot 86 – OB must be hit first

87 / 100

Shot 87 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, inside spin

88 / 100

Shot 88 – small gap between CB and OB, cue at small angle

89 / 100

Shot 89 – CB declared frozen to OB

90 / 100

Shot 90 – small gap between CB & OB, cue at angle & elevated, follow

91 / 100

Shot 91 – kiss back shot, small gaps between CB, OB, and rail

92 / 100

Shot 92 – OB frozen to rail, CB frozen to OB, right spin

93 / 100

Shot 93 – very small gap between CB and OB, cue at angle

94 / 100

Shot 94 – kiss back shot, small gap between CB and OB

95 / 100

Shot 95 – draw combination shot

96 / 100

Shot 96 – rail first shot

97 / 100

Shot 97 – OB must be hit first

98 / 100

Shot 98 – rail cut shot with CB close to OB and rail, inside spin

99 / 100

Shot 99 – OB frozen to rail, CB frozen to OB, right spin

100 / 100

Shot 100 – very small gap between CB and OB, cue at angle

Your score is

The average score is 76%

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Answer Sheet and Videos

Don’t cheat! Make sure you take the quiz and fill out the answer sheet above before looking at the answers!

quiz answer summary sheet

Shots 1-29:

Shots 30-69:

Shots 70-100:

Categorized Instructional Videos

CB frozen to OB:

small gap between the CB and OB:

rail cut shots:

balls frozen to rails:

determining which ball is hit first:

miscellaneous fouls:

out-takes:

Additional Learning Resources


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