In bowling, how many consecutive strikes are needed to achieve a perfect game of 300?

10

11

12

13

In the sport of bowling, a game unfolds across 10 frames, each offering a bowler two opportunities to knock down all ten pins. The pinnacle of achievement in this sport is the elusive perfect score of 300, a achieved by bowling 12 strikes in a row in a single game: one strike in each of the first nine frames, and three more in the tenth frame. Because a strike counts as ten pins plus any pinfall in the next two balls, 30 points are possible in a given frame. Bowling’s perfect score, represents 12 strikes in a row, a total of 120 pins knocked down.

The correct answer is 12.