Can We Guess What Position You Played In Basketball?
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About This Quiz
You would not know it from its contemporary image, but the sport of basketball has been around since the 1890s. Basketball was the invention of a physical educator in Springfield, MA, who needed a sport that would keep kids active during the winter, which was particularly brutal in New England. The sport evolved over time, moving from peach baskets to metal rings with netting. The 1970s gave the NBA its first superstars. The 1980s and 1990s provided the NBA it's biggest superstars, and the 21st century has given the sport players who break all the traditional molds of what people expect is possible from a player.
Sports are encouraged in society in part because they are seen as useful for building character. Sports teach teamwork, discipline, and spur personal growth. Business leaders often point to their time as student-athletes as the source of the personal growth that made them successful. Specific sports tend to encourage specific qualities, and basketball is no different. We think that if we ask you some questions, we can determine which position you played when you played basketball when you were growing up. Do you think our analysis can point to your varsity position? Take the quiz and find out!
In the workplace, how detail oriented are you?
"Team player" is often code for "person who takes orders." Are you a team player?
How much do you like to showboat?
How ambitious are you about your job?
How educated are you?
Other than basketball, what sports do you play?
How diverse is your circle of friends?
How easily do you adapt to uncomfortable situations?
Can you describe how much you'd agree or disagree with the statement "I like to spend as much time as possible around other people"?
Which of these musical artists do you identify with the most?
How do you decorate your home?
Do you have something you think about a lot, that you're not proud of, but that it's likely you and you alone know about at this point in history?
Do you feel someone can be a good sportsman and take dives?
Which of these do you think is the best hall of famer?
Which of these defensive strategies do you think is best?
How do you prefer to commute to work?
Forget about their teams for a second: in which of these cities would you most like to live?
How involved are you in the lives of your family members?
How long was your longest romantic relationship?
Did you ever consider that you were good enough to be a pro basketball player?
How often do you like to overhaul your style?
How many languages do you speak?
What's your favorite streaming service?
What's your number one technical skill?
What do you do for a living today?
When was the last time you played a pickup game?
How are you at Horse?
How often do you get the yips?
How's your golf game?
How do you feel about people who bend the rules?
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