There's much more to the hula hoop than meets the eye. More than a childhood toy or a backyard prop, the hoop is a cultural artifact that has rolled along through much of human history. So step right up, grab a hoop and put your knowledge to the test!
Question 1 of 20
Let's start with an easy one: How many corners does a hula hoop have?
Question 2 of 20
Which decade gave us the name "hula hoop"?
Question 3 of 20
Which motion picture fictionalized the invention of the hula hoop?
Question 4 of 20
Oh no, a physics question! What allows a hula hoop to continue its movement around your waist after you give it a whirl?
Question 5 of 20
Which Greek mythological figure is often depicted with a hoop?
Question 6 of 20
Those ancient Greeks loved hoop rolling. How did they trick out some of their hoops?
Question 7 of 20
The ancient British enjoyed a battle game in which participants hurled spears at a rolling wooden or metal hoop. What was it called?
Question 8 of 20
Which U.S. city hosts the annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest to celebrate Native American hoop dancing traditions?
Question 9 of 20
Some historians of Native American culture believe the Cahokian hoop-and-spear game "chunkey" represented which of the following?
Question 10 of 20
What do "eurhythmics" have to do with hula hoops?
Question 11 of 20
How much did a hula hoop cost in 1958 America?
Question 12 of 20
Which first lady hula hooped on the White House lawn during an event promoting childhood fitness?
Question 13 of 20
According to a 2011 study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, the average person burns how many calories during a half hour of hula hooping?
Question 14 of 20
Fitness hoopers sometimes use hoops augmented with what feature?
Question 15 of 20
Which actor credits hoop fitness classes for helping her get in shape for her role as a stripper?
Question 16 of 20
Which of the following is NOT used to make hula hoops glow during concerts, festivals or other nighttime events?
Question 17 of 20
In 2003, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau used a hula hoop made of what material in a provocative video piece?
Question 18 of 20
Which video game fighting franchise features a character with a weaponized hula hoop?
Question 19 of 20
Ukraine's Anna Bessonova used a hula hoop during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Which event was it?
Question 20 of 20