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National Federation High School Basketball Exam

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2008/09 NFHS Basketball Referee Practice Exam

  
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1.  WHILE THE BALL IS LIVE AND IN PLAY (CLOCK IS RUNNING), A COACH IS STANDING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF HIS TEAM BENCH QUIETLY WATCHING THE ACTION. UNLESS HE OR SHE IS ADDRESSING THE OFFICIALS STANDING OUT OF THE COACHING BOX, LEGAL AND PLAY CONTINUES.
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2.  It is basket interference if a pulled-down, movable basket ring contacts the ball before it returns to its original position.
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3.  The head coach is assessed an indirect technical foul for each member of bench personnel who leaves the confines of the bench during a fight to get closer to the action. 
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4.  It is a violation if A1 dives for a loose ball and gains control on the floor.
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5.  The throw-in ends when the passed ball touches, or is legally touched by, another player inbounds.
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6.  It is a violation to touch the ring while the ball is in the imaginary cylinder above the ring.
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7.  When worn, a team's headbands and wristbands must all be the same color.
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8.  An airborne shooter is considered to be in the act of shooting.
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9.   DURING A JUMP BALL, AFTER THE BALL IS LEGALLY TAPPED BY JUMPER A2, THE BALL DEFLECTS OFF NON-JUMPER A5 AND POPS INTO THE AIR WHEN A2 SECURES POSSESSION OF THE BALL. A VIOLATION SHALL BE CALLED AGAINST A2 FOR CATCHING THE BALL.
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10.  An unsporting foul consists of unfair, unethical or dishonorable conduct.
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11.  The torso of the team jersey is an area from the base of the neck to the bottom of the jersey and from side insert to side insert.
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12.  The time consumed prior to recognition of a correctable error cannot be restored even though the error is corrected.
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13.  The throw-in is at the designated spot nearest the violation after a goaltending violation by B1. 
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14.  Headbands and wristbands must be the same dominant color of the team jersey, white, black or beige.
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15.  It is permissible to have the school logo or mascot on the face of the backboard.
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16.  The thrower may reach the ball through the throw-in boundary plane prior to releasing it on a throw-in pass.
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17.  A dribble may be started by pushing, throwing or batting the ball to the floor before or after the pivot foot is lifted. 
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18.  Wristbands may be a maximum of 4 inches and may be worn anywhere on the arm.
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19.  If B1 fouls A1, and before the clock starts B2 fouls A2, it is a false multiple foul.
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20.  EACH TEAM MUST SUBMIT THE NAMES AND NUMBERS OF EACH TEAM MEMBER AND DESIGNATE THE FIVE STARTING PLAYERS AT LEAST THREE MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED GAME TIME.
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21.  Player control includes passing activity between teammates.
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22.  Thrower A1 violates if he or she passes the ball so it is touched by A2, who is inbounds while the ball is on the out-of-bounds side of the throw-in boundary plane.
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23.   It is a violation if A1 jumps to try for goal, but realizing it will be blocked, drops the ball to the floor and starts a dribble.
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24.  The head coach may use electronic voice communication equipment to communicate with players.
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25.  The head coach is permitted to rise off the bench at any time to signal players to request a time-out.
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26.  Contact, which may result when opponents are in equally favorable positions to perform normal defensive and offensive movements, even though it may be severe, is legal.
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27.  A1's free throw ends when A2 commits a lane violation.
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28.  If A1 grasps the ring to prevent injury, the grasping is ignored and no technical foul is charged.
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29.  When an untouched throw-in enters the thrower's goal, two or three points are scored, depending on the spot of the throw-in.
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30.  A jump ball ends when the tapped ball touches a jumper a second time. 
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31.  After a team has used its allotted number of time-outs, any subsequent time-out request should be ignored.
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32.  AFTER TEAM B HAS USED SEVEN SECONDS IN THE BACKCOURT TRYING TO ADVANCE THE BALL, B2 REQUESTS AND IS GRANTED A TIME-OUT. FOLLOWING THE TIME-OUT, TEAM B WILL HAVE THREE SECONDS TO GET THE BALL INTO THEIR FRONT COURT.
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33.  A2 HAS BEEN AWARDED TWO FREE THROWS AS TIME EXPIRES ON THE CLOCK IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. TEAM B IS LEADING 52-50. A2 MISSES THE FIRST FREE THROW. THE SECOND FREE THROW SHALL NOT BE ATTEMPTED.
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34.  The throw-in ends when the throw-in team commits a throw-in violation.
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35.  A personal foul can only occur during a live ball. 
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36.  If the ball is to become dead when the last free throw of a penalty is unsuccessful, players shall not take positions along the free-throw lane.
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37.  If the free throw for a personal foul, other than intentional or flagrant, is successful, the ball remains live.
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38.  It is legal for the home team to wear blue jerseys.
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39.  A restraining line may be used as a boundary line when space is limited, and may extend the entire length or width of the court.
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40.  WHILE TEAM A HAS POSSESSION OF THE BALL, A DOUBLE FOUL IS CALLED AGAINST A1 AND B1 IN THE POST AREA. THE FOUL SHALL BE ASSESSED TO EACH PLAYER AND TO EACH TEAM’S TOTAL FOULS AND THE BALL AWARDED TO WHICHEVER TEAM HAS THE POSSESSION ARROW AT THAT POINT.
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41.  The initials or jersey number of a recently deceased player may appear in a patch worn above the neckline or in the side insert of the jersey.  
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42.  It is a violation if A1 jump to catch a pass near the sideline catches the pass and as he/she is going out of bounds throws the ball back onto the court and is the 1st player to touch the ball by continuing their dribble.
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43.  It is a common foul when B1 fouls A1 as A1 is trying for a field goal. 
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44.  An indirect technical foul is assessed to the head coach when bench personnel are charged with a technical foul.
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45.  During a free throw, the lane areas from the end line up to, and including, the neutral-zone marks, shall be occupied by the defense.
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46.   It is a technical foul if a player places a hand on the backboard to gain an advantage.
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47.  If jumpers A1 and B1 simultaneously commit jump-ball violations, the toss shall be repeated.
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48.  In a false double foul, the fouls are committed by the same team.
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49.  Excessive swinging of arms or elbows without contacting an opponent can be either a foul or a violation.
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50.  A2's time-out request may not be granted after free thrower A1 has the ball at his or her disposal. 
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51.  A free throw starts when the appropriate lane spaces are filled and the free thrower is ready.
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52.  An intentional foul should be called when illegal contact occurs away from the ball specifically designed to stop the clock.
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53.  In order to correct an error made with the clock running and the ball dead, the error must be recognized before the first live ball after the error. 
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54.  If a thrower-in does not have a minimum of 3 feet of unobstructed space, the administering official shall impose an imaginary restraining line.
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55.  The head coach is assessed an indirect technical foul when a disqualified player is removed and is subsequently discovered participating in the game.
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56.  Player control includes passing activity between teammates.
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57.  The three-point line is a semi-circle measured 19 feet 9 inches from a point directly below the center of the basket to the outside edge of the line.
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58.  An intentional foul may be either personal or technical.
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59.  It is a violation if from A's frontcourt A1 passes to A2, who jumped from A's backcourt, catches the ball while in the air and lands in A's frontcourt.
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60.  A try for goal remains in control of the team whose player last had control until the try is either successful or unsuccessful.  
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61.  Lane spaces on each side of the free-throw lane are two feet deep. 
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62.  When the error is a free throw by the wrong player, if corrected, the free throw and any common foul committed during such a free throw shall be cancelled.
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63.  The ball becomes live when it is at the free thrower's disposal.
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64.  All common fouls in the last two minutes of the game are automatically intentional.
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65.  If the optional coaching box is being utilized, the first technical foul charged directly or indirectly to the head coach results in loss of the coaching-box privileges for the remainder of the game.
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66.  Either team may be granted successive time-outs prior to expiration of playing time in the fourth quarter.
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67.  The visiting team has its choice of baskets for pre-game practice and for the first half of play.
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68.   IT IS PERMISSIBLE FOR THE OFFICIATING CREW TO DETERMINE WHICH OFFICIAL WILL TOSS THE OPENING JUMP BALL---IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THE REFEREE.
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69.  A technical foul can be assessed to a head coach for using profane language in the team huddle during a time-out.
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70.  No violation occurs when during a throw-in by A1 following a goal, A2 goes out of bounds to receive a pass and attempt the throw-in.
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71.  Only one unused time-out from regulation may be carried over to an overtime period.
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72.  Once the ball has been released by the thrower, opponents may break the throw-in boundary plane. 
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73.  It is a technical foul if a player leaves the court for an unauthorized reason.
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74.  A5 FOULS OUT OF THE GAME WITH THREE MINUTES REMAINING IN THE GAME. TEAM A DOES HAVE SEVERAL ELIGIBLE SUBSTITUTES ON THE BENCH BUT THE TEAM A COACH ELECTS TO JUST FINISH THE GAME USING FOUR PLAYERS INSTEAD OF SUBSTITUTING. LEGAL?
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75.  The head coach is assessed a maximum of one direct technical foul when a player is discovered wearing an illegal uniform.
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76.  B5 IS MAKING A THROW-IN FROM OUT OF BOUNDS UNDER HER OFFENSIVE BASKET. A4 HAS HER BACK TURNED TO B5 SO B5 DEFLECTS THE BALL OFF A4’S BACK AND LEGALLY POSITIONS HERSELF IN BOUNDS PRIOR TO SECURING THE BALL. SHE THEN SHOOTS AND MAKES A BASKET. LEGAL AND PLAY CONTINUES.
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77.   A correctable error includes permitting the wrong team to attempt a throw-in
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78.  A4 DIVES FOR A LOOSE BALL AND SECURES POSSESSION WHILE LYING ON THE FLOOR. A4 THEN STANDS UP AND THEN PASSES THE BALL TO TEAMMATE A2. LEGAL?
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79.  THE SIGNAL OF SPREADING THE ARMS SHALL BE USED WHEN NEEDED TO COMMUNICATE THAT A DEFENSIVE PLAYER IS NOT IN A CLOSELY-GUARDED POSITION RELATIVE TO THE PLAYER IN POSSESSION OF THE BALL.
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80.  A technical foul is assessed if, due to confusion, A1 attempts a free throw to which he or she was not entitled.
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81.  The maximum width of the side seam inserts on the team jersey is 6 inches. 
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82.  A team need only be in team control to request and be granted a time-out. 
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83.  A held ball occurs when an opponent places his or her hand(s) on the ball and prevents an airborne player from throwing the ball or releasing it on a try.
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84.  A team-control foul can also be intentional or flagrant.
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85.  The torso of the team jersey shall be the same single solid color for all team members.
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86.  Continuous motion applies only if the player is in the air when fouled. 
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87.  An official may immediately suspend play when necessary to protect an injured player.
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88.  The coach or captain shall designate which player(s) shall attempt the free throws for a technical foul.
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89.  Not more than one player may occupy any part of a marked lane space.
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90.  If airborne A1 passes the ball instead of shooting, and then illegally contacts B1, he or she has committed a team-control foul.
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91.  It is a technical foul if B1 intentionally slaps or strikes A's backboard while A1's try is in flight.
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92.  HEADBANDS MUST BE WHITE, BLACK, BEIGE, OR THE COLOR OF THE TORSO OF THE UNIFORM JERSEY AND MUST BE THE SAME FOR ALL TEAMMATES WHO WEAR ONE.
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93.  A1 violates when a pass by A1 touches B1 who is standing on a sideline.
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94.  No teammate of the free thrower may occupy the first marked lane spaces that are above and adjacent to the neutral-zone markings.
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95.  When an entire team is wearing illegal jerseys, only one team technical foul is assessed.
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96.  When an entire team is wearing illegal headbands, a technical foul is assessed directly to the head coach.
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97.  Once a designated spot throw-in begins, the original thrower may be replaced by a teammate to attempt the throw-in.
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98.  A headband is defined as any item that goes around the entire head.
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99.  AN OFFICIAL CALLS A FOUL AGAINST TEAM B AND OBSERVES 0:07 ON THE GAME CLOCK WHEN HE BLOWS THE WHISTLE. AFTER REPORTING THE FOUL TO THE SCORER’S BENCH, THE OFFICIAL NOTICES THE CLOCK SHOWS 0:03. THE OFFICIAL SHALL HAVE 0:07 PLACED BACK ON THE CLOCK BEFORE RESUMING PLAY.
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100.  A technical foul shall be charged whenever bench personnel are standing while the clock is running.
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101.  The court is legally marked if a shadow line is used to designate the division line through the team mascot painted at center court.
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102.  Only the referee is authorized to correct the erroneous awarding of a score. 
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103.  A player is officially disqualified and becomes bench personnel when the player is notified by an official.
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104.  Correctable errors include failure to award a merited free throw.
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105.  The head coach may leave the coaching box to go to the scorer's table to rectify a scoring mistake only if beckoned by an official.
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106.  THE GAME CLOCK SHOWS TWO-TENTHS OF A SECOND REMAINING IN THE THIRD QUARTER. TEAM A HAS THE BALL OUT OF BOUNDS FOR A THROW-IN AT THEIR OFFENSIVE END OF THE FLOOR. A2 CATCHES THE IN-BOUNDS PASS AND QUICKLY SHOOTS WITH THE BALL OUT OF HER HAND PRIOR TO THE HORN SOUNDING. REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THE SHOT, IT SHALL NOT COUNT.
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