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Are you familiar with referee recertification? Would you like to try this quiz? Every referee must complete safe sports training so that they can be certified to officiate games. It would be best if you achieved this before recertifying, and this applies to referees 18 years of age or older. All United States soccer instructors, assessors, assigners, and referees require annual recertification. If you want to learn more about referee recertification, this may be the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Anchoring goals securely to the ground is necessary for safety reasons. Without proper anchoring, goals can become unstable and pose a risk of falling over, potentially causing injury to players or bystanders. Therefore, it is important to ensure that goals are securely anchored to prevent any accidents or hazards during sports activities.

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  • 2. 

    Players may wear thermal undershorts if they are of the same color as the main color of the shorts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that players are allowed to wear thermal undershorts as long as they match the main color of the shorts. This implies that there may be a specific dress code or uniform policy in place that requires the undershorts to be of the same color. This could be for aesthetic reasons or to maintain a consistent appearance among the players.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "False" is that according to the Laws of the Game in soccer, a field player cannot change jerseys with the goalkeeper during half-time without informing the referee. If such a change occurs without the referee's knowledge, it would be considered a violation of the rules. Therefore, if the new goalkeeper touches the ball with their hands during the second half, it would not result in a penalty kick for handling the ball within the penalty area.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you stop the game for an injury that occurred inside the goal area, you should restart the game with a dropped ball from the spot where the ball was when the game was stopped. This means that the correct answer is False, as the dropped ball should not be taken from any spot within the goal area, but from the spot where the ball was when the injury occurred.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Allow play to continue
    Explanation
    In this scenario, since the ball is already in play and the short pass made by the attacking player hits you and rebounds to a defending player, you should allow play to continue. There is no violation or reason to stop play, as the ball is still in a playable condition and both teams have the opportunity to maintain possession and continue the game. Restarting the game with a dropped ball is not necessary in this situation.

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  • 6. 

    The goalkeeper may participate in a dropped ball restart.

    • A.

      Only in his/her penalty area

    • B.

      Anywhere on the field

    Correct Answer
    B. Anywhere on the field
    Explanation
    The goalkeeper is allowed to participate in a dropped ball restart anywhere on the field. This means that they can be involved in the play and touch the ball after it has been dropped by the referee. They are not restricted to only participating in the restart within their penalty area.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A and b are true
    Explanation
    If the referee notices that there was an extra person on the field of play when the goal was scored, the correct answer states that both options a and b are true. This means that if the extra person is a team official associated with the team that scored the goal, the referee must disallow the goal. Similarly, if the extra person is a team official associated with the team that was scored on, the referee must allow the goal. Therefore, both scenarios would result in the goal being affected by the presence of the extra person on the field.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A substitute who has not completed the substitution process by setting foot onto the field of play should not be permitted to restart play by taking a throw-in or a corner kick. This is because according to the rules of the game, a substitute must enter the field of play before being allowed to participate in any form of play. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 9. 

    The rules of the competition do not regulate the minimum number of players for a game to be considered valid.  While the 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that if a player deliberately leaves the field of play during a game, the referee is obligated to stop the match and the advantage clause may not be applied. However, the question does not provide any information about the minimum number of players required for a game to be considered valid. Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the statement is true or false based on the given information.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Dropped ball
    Explanation
    When a goalkeeper catches and maintains possession of the ball inside their own goal area, the game is typically stopped to allow for any injuries to be attended to. In this situation, the game is restarted with a dropped ball. This means that the referee will drop the ball from waist height and two players from opposing teams will compete for possession. This is the fairest way to restart play after an injury stoppage and allows both teams an equal chance to regain possession of the ball.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Kick-off
    Explanation
    After the ball touched the ground, a player kicked it directly into the opponent's goal. According to the rules of soccer, when a goal is scored, the game is restarted with a kick-off. Therefore, the correct answer is kick-off.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Dropped ball
    Explanation
    After temporarily stopping the game due to thunder and lightning, the correct way to restart the game is by using a dropped ball. A dropped ball is a method of restarting play when the game was stopped for reasons other than a foul or a violation. The referee drops the ball from waist height between two opposing players, and once it touches the ground, the game resumes. This ensures fairness and allows both teams to have an equal chance of gaining possession of the ball.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Allow play to begin
    Explanation
    In this situation, the jerseys of the two goalkeepers are the same color and neither of them has another jersey to change into. However, this does not violate any specific rule or regulation of the game. Therefore, as the referee, you should allow play to begin.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Declare the half over because time has expired. Do not allow the corner kick to be taken.
    Explanation
    When time runs out for the first half before a corner kick can be taken, the correct action is to declare the half over because time has expired and not allow the corner kick to be taken. In soccer, the referee is responsible for keeping track of time and ensuring that the game is played within the allotted time. Once the half is over, no further actions can be taken, including taking a corner kick. Therefore, the correct decision is to declare the half over and proceed to the second half.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop the taking of the kick and signal in the correct direction.
    Explanation
    In this situation, the referee initially made a mistake by signaling for a free kick in the wrong direction. However, since the ball has not been put back into play yet, the referee has the opportunity to correct their decision. To ensure fairness to both teams, the referee should stop the taking of the kick and signal in the correct direction. This allows the game to continue with the correct decision and avoids any potential unfair advantage that may have been gained due to the initial mistake.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During a throw-in, all opponents must maintain a distance of at least 2 yards from the point where the throw-in is being taken. This rule ensures fair play and prevents opponents from interfering with the throw-in or gaining an unfair advantage. By keeping a distance, it allows the player taking the throw-in to have a clear and unobstructed throw, promoting the continuation of the game without any hindrance.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. The corner arc
    Explanation
    Opponents are required to be 10 yards from the corner arc during a corner kick. The corner arc is the curved line that marks the corner of the field. This distance ensures that the opposing players are not too close to the area where the corner kick is being taken, allowing the player taking the kick to have enough space to deliver the ball into the penalty area without interference or obstruction from the opponents.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Indirect free kick for the defending team
    Explanation
    If the kicker commits an infraction after the signal for the kick but before the kick is taken, it is considered a violation. In this case, the kick was taken and the ball went wide of the goal. According to the rules, when an infraction occurs before the kick is taken, the opposing team is awarded an indirect free kick. Therefore, the correct answer is an indirect free kick for the defending team.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Play 45 minutes in the second half
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of the Game, the referee should play 45 minutes in the second half. This is because the referee's mistake of only playing 40 minutes in the first half does not affect the length of the second half. The Laws of the Game state that each half should be 45 minutes long, and the referee should adhere to this rule regardless of any mistakes made in the previous half. Therefore, the correct course of action for the referee is to play the full 45 minutes in the second half.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the referee does not have the authority to decide who may or may not participate in a dropped ball. In a dropped ball situation, any player from both teams can participate and compete for the ball. The referee's role is to ensure that the drop ball is conducted properly and fairly, but they do not have the power to determine which players can or cannot participate.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop the game and restart the game with a direct free kick
    Explanation
    When a player touches the ball with their shin-guard held in their hand during the game, it is considered a deliberate handling of the ball. According to the Laws of the Game, this is an offense and should result in a direct free kick for the opposing team. Therefore, the correct answer is to stop the game and restart with a direct free kick.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Goal Kick
    Explanation
    When the ball leaves the field across the goal line from a corner kick, the correct restart of play is a goal kick. A goal kick is awarded to the defending team when the attacking team is responsible for the ball going out of play over the goal line, without a goal being scored. Therefore, in this scenario, the defending team will take a goal kick to restart the game.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Goal Kick
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the ball went directly into the opponent's goal from a throw-in without being touched by another player. According to the laws of the game, when the attacking team is the last to touch the ball before it crosses the goal line and goes out of play, the defending team is awarded a goal kick. Therefore, as the referee, you should restart play with a goal kick.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Corner Kick
    Explanation
    When the ball went across the goal line near the corner flag post, it indicates that it was last touched by a defending player. In this scenario, the goalkeeper attempted to throw the ball to a teammate, but it rebounded off of the opponent and went out of play. According to the rules, when the defending team is responsible for the ball going out of play behind their own goal line, the attacking team is awarded a corner kick. Therefore, the correct restart of play in this situation is a corner kick.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Kick-off
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the player successfully executed a penalty kick by throwing off the goalkeeper's balance with a stutter step and then scoring a goal. Since the ball crossed the goal line and a goal was scored, the appropriate restart of play is a kick-off. The kick-off is taken from the center of the field by the team that conceded the goal, allowing the game to resume after a goal has been scored.

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  • 26. 

    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:

    • A.

      Corner Kick

    • B.

      Goal Kick

    • C.

      Throw-In

    • D.

      Dropped Ball

    • E.

      Kick-off

    Correct Answer
    A. Corner Kick
    Explanation
    After the goalkeeper deflected the ball over the crossbar, the correct restart of play would be a corner kick. A corner kick is awarded to the attacking team when the defending team is the last to touch the ball before it goes out of play over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, without a goal being scored. Since the goalkeeper deflected the ball over the crossbar, it indicates that the attacking team had a shot on goal and the defending team was the last to touch the ball. Therefore, a corner kick should be given to the attacking team.

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  • 27. 

    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:

    • A.

      Corner Kick

    • B.

      Goal Kick

    • C.

      Throw-In

    • D.

      Dropped Ball

    • E.

      Kick-off

    Correct Answer
    E. Kick-off
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the kicker slipped and fell while attempting to take a penalty kick. However, the alert teammate ran up and kicked the ball into the net. Since the ball crossed the goal line and a goal was scored, the appropriate restart of play is a kick-off. A kick-off is used to start the game or restart play after a goal has been scored, so it is the correct choice in this situation.

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  • 28. 

    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:

    • A.

      Corner Kick

    • B.

      Goal Kick

    • C.

      Penalty Kick

    • D.

      Direct Free Kick

    • E.

      Indirect Free Kick

    Correct Answer
    C. Penalty Kick
    Explanation
    In this situation, the correct answer is a Penalty Kick. The defender entering the penalty area before the kick was taken is a violation of the rules. The goalkeeper's deflection does not negate the fact that the defender infringed on the rules. Therefore, the appropriate action is to restart play with a Penalty Kick.

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  • 29. 

    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:

    • A.

      Corner Kick

    • B.

      Goal Kick

    • C.

      Penalty Kick

    • D.

      Direct Free Kick

    • E.

      Indirect Free Kick

    Correct Answer
    E. Indirect Free Kick
    Explanation
    In this situation, when a teammate of the kicker entered the penalty area before the kick was taken, it is considered a violation of the rules. As the referee, you should restart play with an indirect free kick for the opposing team. An indirect free kick is awarded for less serious fouls or violations, where the ball must touch another player before a goal can be scored. Since the ball was saved by the goalkeeper, it indicates that the violation did not directly lead to a goal, hence the restart with an indirect free kick.

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  • 30. 

    When an indirect free kick is taken outside the penalty area, the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When an indirect free kick is taken outside the penalty area, the ball is considered in play as soon as it is kicked and starts to move. This means that any player can legally touch the ball, and the opposing team can defend against the kick. The ball does not have to touch another player or cross a certain line for it to be considered in play. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 31. 

    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:

    • A.

      On the penalty mark

    • B.

      Where the ball was when the attacker encroached

    • C.

      Where the attacker entered the penalty area

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Where the attacker entered the penalty area
    Explanation
    The correct answer is where the attacker entered the penalty area. When an attacker encroaches into the penalty area on a penalty kick and the ball does not go into the net, the play is restarted with an indirect free kick from the spot where the attacker entered the penalty area. This is because the encroachment by the attacker could have affected the outcome of the penalty kick, so the restart of play takes into account the location of the encroachment.

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  • 32. 

    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.

    • A.

      The player is guilty of offside

    • B.

      The player is NOT guilty of offside

    Correct Answer
    A. The player is guilty of offside
    Explanation
    The player is guilty of offside because according to the rules of soccer, a player is considered offside if they are in an offside position at the moment the ball is played to them by a teammate. In this scenario, the attacker kicked the ball directly to a teammate who was in an offside position, which means the player is guilty of offside.

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  • 33. 

    An attacking player, in an offside position, intercepts a pass from a defender intended for that defender’s goalkeeper.

    • A.

      The player is guilty of offside

    • B.

      The player is NOT guilty of offside

    Correct Answer
    B. The player is NOT guilty of offside
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the attacking player is not guilty of offside because the Laws of the Game state that a player cannot be penalized for being in an offside position if they receive the ball directly from a goal kick, corner kick, or throw-in. Since the pass from the defender was intended for the goalkeeper, it can be considered as a pass from a teammate and not an opponent, therefore the offside rule does not apply.

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  • 34. 

    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.

    • A.

      The player is guilty of offside

    • B.

      The player is NOT guilty of offside

    Correct Answer
    A. The player is guilty of offside
    Explanation
    According to the given information, attacker #11 was in an offside position when the ball was played by attacker #8. Even though #11 later moved to an onside position and received the ball, the initial offside position at the moment the ball was played makes the player guilty of offside.

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  • 35. 

    A player takes a shot on goal while a teammate, in an offside position, is blocking the line of vision of the goalkeeper.

    • A.

      The teammate is guilty of offside

    • B.

      The teammate is NOT guilty of offside

    Correct Answer
    A. The teammate is guilty of offside
    Explanation
    The teammate is guilty of offside because according to the offside rule in soccer, a player is considered offside if they are involved in active play by interfering with an opponent's line of vision or blocking their movement, even if they do not touch the ball. In this scenario, the teammate is obstructing the goalkeeper's line of vision, which is considered interfering with play. Therefore, the teammate is guilty of offside.

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  • 36. 

    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.

    • A.

      The player is guilty of offside

    • B.

      The player is NOT guilty of offside

    Correct Answer
    A. The player is guilty of offside
    Explanation
    The player is guilty of offside because according to the offside rule in soccer, a player is considered offside if they are involved in active play by interfering with an opponent or gaining an advantage from being in that position when the ball is played or touched by a teammate. In this scenario, the player was in an offside position when the shot was taken, and even though the ball rebounded off the goal post, the player still gained an advantage from being in that position and became involved in active play when they received the ball. Therefore, they are guilty of offside.

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  • 37. 

    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.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that in the rules of soccer, an attacker is considered to be in an offside position if any part of their head or feet is closer to the opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second-to-last defender at the moment the ball is played to them. The position of the attacker's arm is not taken into consideration when determining offside. Therefore, the statement that the position of the attacker's head or feet matter, but not the position of the attacker's arm, is true.

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  • 38. 

    You can decide how many players contest a dropped ball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the number of players contesting a dropped ball can be decided. However, in reality, the number of players contesting a dropped ball is determined by the rules of the game. The correct answer is false because the number of players involved in a dropped ball situation is not a decision that can be made by individuals.

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  • 39. 

    If a penalty kick has to be retaken for any reason, the same player must retake the kick.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If a penalty kick has to be retaken for any reason, it is not necessary for the same player to retake the kick. The rules of soccer allow any eligible player from the team to take the retaken penalty kick. Therefore, the statement that the same player must retake the kick is false.

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  • 40. 

    A goalkeeper, within his/her own penalty area, may handle the ball when it has been thrown in by an opponent.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A goalkeeper is allowed to handle the ball within their own penalty area when it has been thrown in by an opponent. This is because the rules of the game state that the goalkeeper has certain privileges within their own penalty area, such as being able to use their hands to stop or catch the ball. Therefore, it is true that a goalkeeper can handle the ball in this situation.

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  • 41. 

    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:

    • A.

      Caution and show a yellow card to the coach. Ask him/her to return to the designated coaching area. Do not restart the game until the coach has left the field.

    • B.

      Inform the coach that this behavior is unacceptable. Ask him/her to return to the designated coaching area. Report the coach’s action to the proper league authority. Do not restart the game until the coach has returned to his/her designated coaching area.

    Correct Answer
    B. Inform the coach that this behavior is unacceptable. Ask him/her to return to the designated coaching area. Report the coach’s action to the proper league authority. Do not restart the game until the coach has returned to his/her designated coaching area.
    Explanation
    In this situation, the correct answer is to inform the coach that their behavior is unacceptable, ask them to return to the designated coaching area, and report their action to the proper league authority. This is because the coach has stepped onto the field of play and continued to protest the call, which is a violation of the rules. By informing the coach, asking them to return to their designated area, and reporting their action, it ensures that the coach understands the consequences of their behavior and allows the game to continue once they have returned to their designated coaching area.

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  • 42. 

    A player persistently infringes the Laws of the Game.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    A. Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.
    Explanation
    If a player persistently infringes the Laws of the Game, the correct action is to caution and show the guilty player a yellow card. This is because persistent infringement is considered a cautionable offense according to the Laws of the Game. The yellow card serves as a warning to the player that their behavior is not acceptable and if they continue to infringe, they may be sent off with a red card. So, the correct course of action is to caution the player first with a yellow card.

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  • 43. 

    A player strikes a teammate.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    B. Send off and show the guilty player a red card.
    Explanation
    In football, a player striking a teammate is considered a serious offense and is typically punished by sending off the guilty player and showing them a red card. A red card signifies that the player must leave the field and their team will have to play with one less player for the remainder of the match. This punishment is necessary to maintain discipline and ensure fair play on the field. The other options mentioned, such as cautioning the player with a yellow card or not taking any action, are not appropriate responses for such a serious offense.

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  • 44. 

    A player tackles an opponent, endangering the safety of the opponent.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    B. Send off and show the guilty player a red card.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Send off and show the guilty player a red card." This is because endangering the safety of an opponent is a serious offense in the game. According to the Laws of the Game, a player should be sent off and shown a red card for such misconduct. A red card signifies the player's immediate dismissal from the game, and the team will have to continue playing with one player less. This punishment is necessary to maintain the safety and fairness of the game.

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  • 45. 

    In your opinion, a player delays the restart of play.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    A. Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.
    Explanation
    If a player delays the restart of play, the correct action according to the Laws of the Game is to caution the player and show them a yellow card. This is because delaying the restart of play is considered unsporting behavior, which is a cautionable offense. By showing the player a yellow card, the referee is issuing a warning to the player and indicating that any further misconduct may result in a sending-off (red card).

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  • 46. 

    While recording a player’s information prior to cautioning for a reckless challenge, you decide the player is also dissenting from your decision.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    C. First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.
    Explanation
    If a player is both committing a reckless challenge and dissenting from the referee's decision, the correct course of action is to first caution the player by showing a yellow card for the dissent. After that, the player should be sent off and shown a red card for the reckless challenge. This is in accordance with the Laws of the Game, which state that dissenting from a decision should result in a caution, and a reckless challenge should result in a send-off.

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  • 47. 

    When a throw-in is being taken, an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    A. Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.
    Explanation
    If an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower during a throw-in, the correct action is to caution and show the guilty player a yellow card. This is in accordance with the Laws of the Game, which state that unsporting behavior should result in a caution. A yellow card serves as a warning to the player and indicates that further misconduct could result in a send-off and a red card.

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  • 48. 

    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.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    D. For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of the Game, if the ball rebounds directly from the crossbar, goalpost, or goalkeeper back to the player who took the penalty kick, the player is not allowed to touch the ball again until it has been touched by another player. If the player does touch the ball again, it is considered a double touch and an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team. There is no caution or send-off prescribed for this specific incident.

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  • 49. 

    A defender, other than the goalkeeper, while on the goal line, prevents a goal by deliberately handling the ball.

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    B. Send off and show the guilty player a red card.
    Explanation
    When a defender, other than the goalkeeper, deliberately handles the ball on the goal line to prevent a goal, it is considered a deliberate handball offense. According to the Laws of the Game, this offense should result in a send-off and the guilty player should be shown a red card. The deliberate act of handling the ball to prevent a goal is seen as denying the opposing team a clear goal-scoring opportunity, which warrants a red card and dismissal from the game.

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  • 50. 

    At the taking of a penalty kick, a teammate of the kicker entered the penalty area before the kick was taken

    • A.

      Caution and show the guilty player a yellow card.

    • B.

      Send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • C.

      First show a yellow card and then send off and show the guilty player a red card.

    • D.

      For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.

    Correct Answer
    D. For this incident neither a caution nor a send-off is directed by the Laws of the Game.
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of the Game, if a teammate of the kicker enters the penalty area before the kick is taken, neither a caution nor a send-off is directed. This means that no disciplinary action, such as showing a yellow or red card, is required in this situation.

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