2008 - 2009 Recertification Examination Referee Grades 7 & 8

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2008 - 2009 Recertification Examination Referee Grades 7 & 8

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. 
    For safety reasons, goals MUST be anchored securely to the ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Players may wear thermal under shorts if they are of the same color as the main color of the shorts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The ball is in play.  An attacking player makes a short pass that hits you and rebounds to a defending player.  You should:
    • A. 

      Allow play to continue

    • B. 

      Stop play.

    • C. 

      Restart the game with a dropped ball.

  • 6. 
    The goalkeeper may participate in a dropped ball restart.
    • A. 

      Only in his/her penalty area

    • B. 

      Anywhere on the field

  • 7. 
    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.
    • A. 

      If the extra person is a team official associated with the team that scored the goal, the referee must disallow the goal

    • B. 

      If the extra person is a team official associated with the team that was scored on, the referee must allow the goal

    • C. 

      A and b are true

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Corner Kick

    • B. 

      Goal Kick

    • C. 

      Throw-In

    • D. 

      Dropped ball

    • E. 

      Kick-off

  • 11. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Corner Kick

    • B. 

      Goal Kick

    • C. 

      Throw-In

    • D. 

      Dropped ball

    • E. 

      Kick-off

  • 12. 
    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?
    • A. 

      Corner Kick

    • B. 

      Goal Kick

    • C. 

      Throw-In

    • D. 

      Dropped ball

    • E. 

      Kick-off

  • 13. 
    The jerseys of the two goalkeepers are the same color and neither has another jersey to change into.  As the referee, you should:
    • A. 

      Not allow the game to start until a different color jersey is found

    • B. 

      Allow play to begin

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    You have awarded a corner kick.  Before the kick can be taken, time runs out for the first half.  What action should you take?
    • A. 

      Extend time for the taking of the corner kick.

    • B. 

      Start the second half with a corner kick.

    • C. 

      Declare the half over because time has expired. Do not allow the corner kick to be taken.

  • 15. 
    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?
    • A. 

      Nothing. You may NOT change your decision.

    • B. 

      Stop the taking of the kick and signal in the correct direction.

    • C. 

      To be fair to both teams, restart the game with a dropped ball.

  • 16. 
    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.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    At the taking of a corner kick, opponents are required to be 10 yards from:
    • A. 

      The ball

    • B. 

      The corner flag

    • C. 

      The player taking the corner kick

    • D. 

      The corner arc

    • E. 

      The touchline

  • 18. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Retake the penalty kick

    • B. 

      Goal kick

    • C. 

      Indirect free kick for the defending team

  • 19. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Abandon the game and include the details in your game report

    • B. 

      If both coaches agree, shorten the second half to 40 minutes

    • C. 

      If both coaches agree, add an extra 5 minutes to the second half

    • D. 

      Play 45 minutes in the second half

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The referee can decide who may or may not participate in a dropped ball.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Allow play to continue

    • B. 

      stop the game and restart with an indirect free kick

    • C. 

      Stop the game and restart the game with a dropped ball

    • D. 

      Stop the game and restart the game with a direct free kick

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Corner Kick

    • B. 

      Goal Kick

    • C. 

      Throw-In

    • D. 

      Dropped Ball

    • E. 

      Kick-off

  • 23. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Corner Kick

    • B. 

      Goal Kick

    • C. 

      Throw-In

    • D. 

      Dropped Ball

    • E. 

      Kick-off

  • 24. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Corner Kick

    • B. 

      Goal Kick

    • C. 

      Throw-In

    • D. 

      Dropped Ball

    • E. 

      Kick-off

  • 25. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Corner Kick

    • B. 

      Goal Kick

    • C. 

      Throw-In

    • D. 

      Dropped Ball

    • E. 

      Kick-off