2008 - 2009 Recertification Examination Referee Grades 7 & 8

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UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION RECERTIFICATION EXAMINATION REFEREE GRADES 7 & 8 2008 - 2009 Instructions: Answer the questions that follow, according to the Laws of the Game, effective July 1, 2008, and to the instructions given in the current edition of the USSF publication, Guide to Procedures for Referees, Assistant Referees and Fourth Officials, as well as Advice to Referees. Answer the questions as if you were the referee.

  
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1.  A defender tackles the ball away from an opponent near the goal line. He/she then passes the ball forward to his/her goalkeeper who is running back from outside the penalty area.  The goalkeeper, still outside the penalty area, now picks up the ball. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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2.  You saw a player spitting at a teammate.
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3.  The Blue team has just scored a goal, resulting in the score now being tied.  With not much time remaining, a Blue forward runs into the goal to retrieve the ball and bring it back for the kick-off restart as quickly as possible.  Unfortunately, this results in a tussle with the Red goalkeeper who was also in the process of picking up the ball.  The referee decides to caution the Blue player.  Given that the Blue player was trying to restart play quickly, the caution must be reported as unsporting behavior rather than delaying the restart of play.
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4.  The referee awards a free kick to the blue team near the halfway line.  As a player from the Blue team is about to put the ball back in play, the referee realizes that he awarded the free kick to the wrong team.  By the time the referee is going to announce the correction, the ball has already been put in play.  The referee should:
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5.  A player with an obvious goal scoring opportunity advances with the ball into the opponent's penalty area.  A defensive player throws one of his shoes at the ball. The ball is deflected wide of the goal.
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6.  If a penalty kick has to be retaken for any reason, the same player must retake the kick.
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7.  A goalkeeper caught and maintained possession of the ball inside his/her goal area but injured himself/herself in the process.  You stopped the game to allow a trainer to attend to the goalkeeper.  When ready, restart play with a:
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8.  The goalkeeper punts the ball hard.  After it leaves the penalty area, it rebounds off the referee and is going into the goalkeeper’s goal.  In a desperate attempt to stop the ball from going into the goal, the goalkeeper dives, touches the ball, but is unable to stop the ball from entering the net.  The referee should:
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9.  A corner kick is about to be taken.  Before the kick is taken, a defender pushes an attacking player in the penalty area. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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10.  A player correctly threw the ball into play.  He/she then ran onto the field to prevent an opponent from intercepting the ball and knocked the ball away with his/her hand.  No other player had touched the ball before this action.
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11.  As the referee you only played 40 out of 45 minutes in the first half, but didn’t realize this until the second half had already started. According to the Laws of the Game, you should:
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12.  Player B passes the ball to teammate C who is being defended by player X. Player A is a teammate of B and C.
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13.  A player taking a throw-in throws the ball directly toward his/her own goal.  the ball enters the goal without the goalkeeper making contact with the ball.
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14.  Team A has presented the referee with an 18-player roster. During warm-ups before a game, two players of team A get into a fist fight. The referee decides to send both players off. The correct procedure is to show both players the red card.
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15.  A field player changes jerseys with the goalkeeper during half-time without informing you.  When the new goalkeeper touches the ball with his/her hands during the second half, you realize the change was made.  You should award a penalty kick for handling the ball within the penalty area.
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16.  At the taking of a corner kick, opponents are required to be 10 yards from:
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17.  A player taking a throw-in throws the ball directly toward his/her own goal.  The goalkeeper handles the ball briefly in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the ball from entering the goal.
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18.  In case of an injury, the Assistant Referee closest to the injured player provides you with assistance in determining seriousness and provides information to you regarding any related actions such as cause of injury, fouls, misconduct, retaliation, etc.
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19.  You can decide how many players contest a dropped ball.
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20.  For safety reasons, goals MUST be anchored securely to the ground.
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21.  In the 59th minute of play you award a goal and restart the game with a kick-off. In the 61st minute, play is stopped for a goal kick. While the ball is retrieved for the kick, an assistant referee informs you that the ball had passed over a touchline prior to the goal you awarded in the 59th minute.  You must decide that the goal stands and restart play with the goal kick.
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22.  Before a penalty kick was taken, the goalkeeper moved to his/her right and then to his/her left, but remained on the goal line.  The kick was taken and the goalkeeper deflected the ball over the crossbar. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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23.  The jerseys of the two goalkeepers are the same color and neither has another jersey to change into.  As the referee, you should:
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24.  At the taking of a penalty kick, the kicker approached the ball to kick it, but slipped and fell on the wet grass. He/she barely managed to kick the ball forward. An alert teammate, who had been standing just outside the penalty arc, ran up and kicked the ball across the goal line and into the net. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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25.  You decide that a player is simulating a foul in an effort to fool you into awarding a penalty kick. You should stop the game, caution the attacker for unsporting behavior and restart the game with an indirect free kick to the defending team.
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26.  For the purpose of determining if an attacker is in an offside position, the position of the attacker’s head or feet matter, but not the position of the attacker’s arm.
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27.  The rules of the competition do not regulate the minimum number of players for a game to be considered valid.  While play is going on, a player deliberately leaves the field of play, leaving his/her team with fewer than 7 players. The referee is obligated to stop the match and the advantage clause may not be applied.
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28.  At the taking of a penalty kick, a teammate of the kicker entered the penalty area before the kick was taken.  The kick was taken and the ball was saved by the goalkeeper. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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29.  A player, just before taking a penalty kick, tried to throw the goalkeeper off balance with a little stutter step. He/she then kicked the ball into the goal. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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30.  At the taking of a penalty kick, the ball rebounds from the crossbar. Before any other player (including the goalkeeper) has touched it, the kicker regains possession of the ball and shoots and scores.
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31.  At the moment the ball was played by attacking player #8, attacker #11 was in an offside position.  #11 then ran to an onside position where he/she actually received the ball.
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32.  Blue #7 commits a cautionable offense but the referee applies advantage and allows play to continue.  A minute later, the ball leaves the field for a throw-in by the red team.  Red #25 quickly gathers the ball and, seeing a possible goal scoring opportunity, appears eager to perform the throw-in.
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33.  A player falls to the ground after being held by an opponent. The player rolls around grabbing his/her ankle while screaming at the referee that the opponent should be cautioned.  The referee decides that the player is only simulating.
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34.  A player takes a shot on goal while a teammate, in an offside position, is blocking the line of vision of the goalkeeper.
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35.  In the final game of a tournament the score is tied 0   0 after the overtime periods.  One team had 2 players sent off during the first half and a third player sent off during the second overtime period.  How many players from each team can participate in the kicks from the penalty mark?
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36.  While the ball was in play at mid-field, a defender, standing in his/her penalty area, struck an opponent. As the referee you should restart with a:
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37.  A defender, other than the goalkeeper, while on the goal line, prevents a goal by deliberately handling the ball.
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38.  Players A, B, and C are teammates; player X is a defender.  Player C attempts to pass the ball to B but it is deflected by defender X to Player A.
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39.  The ball is in play.  An attacking player makes a short pass that hits you and rebounds to a defending player.  You should:
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40.  From a corner kick, the ball is properly placed and, as a result of the kick, it immediately leaves the field across the goal line.  As the referee you should restart play with a:
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41.  A goalkeeper, while standing in his/her penalty area, attempted to throw the ball to a teammate.  The ball rebounded off of you and went across the goal line near the corner flag post. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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42.  After a goal is scored and before play restarts, the referee notices that there was an extra person on the field of play when the goal was scored.
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43.  You blow the whistle for a foul against team A. The coach of team A steps on the field of play and continues to protest the call. You should:
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44.  At the taking of a throw-in, all opponents must be at least 2 yards away from the point at which the throw-in is to be taken.
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45.  With respect to the interpretation and application of Law 11, the concept of “interfering with play” includes the action when an attacking player in an offside position is acting to avoid contact with the ball and is successful in avoiding the contact.
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46.  Any player bleeding from a wound must leave the field of play for treatment.
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47.  At the taking of a penalty kick, a defender entered the penalty area before the kick was taken.  The goalkeeper deflected the kick over the crossbar. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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48.  A goalkeeper, within his/her penalty area, showed dissent towards your decisions.
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49.  An attacker encroaches into the penalty area on a penalty kick and the ball does not go into the net.  You decide to restart play with an indirect free kick:
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50.  You have awarded a corner kick.  Before the kick can be taken, time runs out for the first half.  What action should you take?
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51.  From a throw-in, the ball went directly into the opponent’s goal without being touched by another player. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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52.  A player attempted to punch an opponent, but missed.
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53.  An opponent prevented the goalkeeper, standing in his/her own penalty area, from throwing the ball into play. As the referee you should restart play with a:
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54.  A player strikes a teammate.
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55.  A defender purposely kicks the ball into the air towards his/her goalkeeper.  The goalkeeper does not catch the ball but uses both hands to punch the ball away from the goal area.
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56.  A player scores a goal. In celebration, the player takes off his/her shirt and waves it around.
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57.  At the taking of a penalty kick, the kicker commits an infraction after you signal for the kick to be taken, but before the kick was taken.  The kick was taken and the ball went 5 yards wide of the goal.
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58.  While the ball was in play, you temporarily stopped the game because of thunder and lightning.  After the weather improves and play can be resumed safely, how should you restart the game?
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59.  While the ball was in play in his/her penalty area, a player deliberately punched an opponent near the halfway line.
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60.  There is contact at mid-field between two opponents.  You whistle to stop play for a foul and signal for a free kick.  You immediately realize that you have signaled in the wrong direction.  The ball has NOT been put back into play.  What should you do?
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61.  Players may wear thermal under shorts if they are of the same color as the main color of the shorts.
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62.  A defender (NOT the goalkeeper) while in his/her penalty area, purposely used his/her hands to prevent the scoring of a goal.  The ball was deflected out of play over the goal line, but did not enter the goal. As the referee you should restart with a:
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63.  A player tackled an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent before touching the ball.
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64.  An attacking player A is injured and lying on the ground inside the field of play.  Another attacker B, defended by X, shoots the ball towards the goal.
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65.  A team is playing short due to players not arriving on time.  The referee has delegated the responsibility of checking player's equipment to the assistant referee on the team bench side. After the assistant referee checks the player's equipment, the player can enter the game:
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66.  A championship game is still tied after the overtime periods and has gone into kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner.  While waiting for their turn to kick, two players from the same team are sent off immediately after the first kick is taken.  The other team must reduce their number of players to account for the two opposing players that were sent off.
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67.  Law 5, Powers and Duties of the Referee, defines “applying advantage” as:
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68.  Players A and B are standing near the top of the goal area while a free kick is taken by player C.  Players A and B do not move and the free kick results in a goal.
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69.  An attacking player takes a shot on goal, the ball rebounds off a goal post to a teammate, who was in an offside position when the shot was taken.
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70.  A substitute who has not completed the substitution process by setting foot onto the field of play should be permitted to restart play by taking a throw-in or a corner kick.
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71.  A player tackles an opponent, endangering the safety of the opponent.
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72.  The goalkeeper may participate in a dropped ball restart.
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73.  An attacking player, in an offside position, intercepts a pass from a defender intended for that defender’s goalkeeper.
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74.  While the ball is in play in the center circle, a player touches the ball with his/her shin-guard held in his/her hand.  As the referee you should:
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75.  At the taking of a penalty kick, a teammate of the kicker entered the penalty area before the kick was taken
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76.  The ball was played to the goalkeeper by a teammate and, since he/she could not use his/her hands, attacking player A challenged him/her.  The goalkeeper then kicked the ball and player A started to run up field.  The ball was cleared to another attacker B who then played the ball to a teammate C who was being defended by X.
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77.  A player prevented an opponent from moving to the ball by holding his/her shirt.
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78.    Players A and B are attackers; Players X and Y are defenders.  Player B plays the ball past X (on the inside) and then runs around X (on X’s other side) onto the ball to play it again.  Player A does not interfere.
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79.  At a dropped ball, the ball touched the ground and then a player kicked it directly into the opponent’s goal.  Restart play with a:
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80.  In your opinion, a player delays the restart of play.
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81.  A player injures himself/herself while taking a shot on goal.  As the ball is being retrieved, the player is being treated off the field. Just before the ensuing goal kick can be taken, the player is ready to return to the field. The referee may allow the player to return before the goal kick is taken.
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82.  A goalkeeper, standing inside his/her penalty area, violently threw the ball at an opponent who was standing inside the penalty area. As the referee you should restart with a:
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83.  A defender recklessly tripped an attacker outside the defender's penalty area, but inside the penalty arc. As the referee you should restart with a:
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84.  At a stoppage, you instruct a player who is bleeding from a wound to leave the field.  The player leaves, is treated, and re-enters the field while the ball is in play and without the referee’s permission or the permission of any assistant referee or the fourth official.
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85.  A player, after taking a penalty kick, headed the ball out of the goalkeeper’s reach after it rebounded from the crossbar.
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86.  There is a foul that is not seen by the referee.  Before signaling for the foul, the lead AR should determine whether the referee would have applied advantage and allowed play to continue if the referee had seen it.
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87.  While recording a player’s information prior to cautioning for a reckless challenge, you decide the player is also dissenting from your decision.
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88.  Any player who impedes the progress of an opponent, but does not make physical contact, is guilty of an indirect free kick foul.
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89.  A player ran between an opponent and the ball so as to slow down the opponent rather than trying to play the ball.  No contact was made between the player and the opponent.
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90.  A player persistently infringes the Laws of the Game.
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91.  A goalkeeper, within his/her own penalty area, may handle the ball when it has been thrown in by an opponent.
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92.  You stopped the game for an injury that occurred inside the goal area. When you are ready to resume the game, you may restart with a dropped ball from any spot within the goal area.
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93.  “Dangerous play” becomes an offense only when an opponent is adversely affected.
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94.  A goalkeeper, standing in his/her own penalty area, struck an opponent, who was outside the penalty area, by deliberately throwing the ball at him/her.
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95.  Defender X leaves the field of play in an attempt to put player A into an offside position.  Player B passes the ball to player A, who heads the ball, past the goalkeeper GK, into the net.
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96.  When a throw-in is being taken, an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower.
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97.  You restart the game with a dropped ball.  After it touches the ground, the attacker kicks the ball directly to a teammate who is in an offside position.
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98.  The goalkeeper, within his/her penalty area, played the ball with his/her hands after receiving it directly from a teammate's throw-in.
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99.  The referee can decide who may or may not participate in a dropped ball.
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100.  When an indirect free kick is taken outside the penalty area, the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.
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