2012 NFHS Football Exam - Part I

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NOTE: In the exam situations, A—refers to the offensive team and B—refers to their opponents the defensive team. K—refers to the kicking team and R—refers to the receiving team. A1, B1, K1 and R1 are players of these teams. If team possession changes during the down, each team retains its identity. In kicking situations, it is not during a try and no fair-catch signal has been given unless specified. Unless stated, acts occur while: the ball is inbounds; a forward pass is legal; any out-of-bounds is between the goal lines. Line means scrimmage line. Reference to a foul is to Read morea player foul which is not unsportsmanlike. There is no foul or change of possession, unless it is mentioned, and penalties are considered accepted for enforcement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    No player or nonplayer shall grasp an opponent's tooth and mouth protector attached to the face mask.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    9-4-3h

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  • 2. 

    Football gloves must meet the NOCSAE test standard starting in 2012.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    1-5-2b

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  • 3. 

    A catch is the act of establishing player possession of a live ball which is in flight, and first contacting the ground inbounds while maintaining possession of the ball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    2-4-1

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  • 4. 

    Play cards may be attached to the pants.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    1-5-3c8

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  • 5. 

    The horse-collar foul is enforced as a dead-ball foul.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    9-4-3k

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  • 6. 

    Advertising and/or commercial markings may be placed on the field of play by home management, but the markings cannot obstruct the yard lines, hash marks or nine-yard marks (seven-yard marks for nine-, eight- and six-player).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    1-2-3L

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  • 7. 

    If any player's helmet comes off during the down, and it is not due to a foul by the opponent, that player must leave the game for at least one down (unless halftime or an overtime intermission occurs).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    3-5-10d

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  • 8. 

    A football shall have a continuous 1-inch white or yellow stripe centered 3 to 3 1/4 inches from each end of the ball and can have decorations or logos added during or after production.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    1-3-1c

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  • 9. 

    Contact with an opponent's hand(s) below the waist that continues into the body below the waist is considered blocking below the waist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    2-3-7

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  • 10. 

    The game officials retain clerical authority over the game through the completion of any reports, including those imposing disqualifications that are responsive to actions occurring while the game officials had jurisdiction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    1-1-8

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  • 11. 

    Spearing is an act by a defensive player who initiates contact with a ball carrier with the front of his helmet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    2-20-1c

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  • 12. 

    If a loose ball touches a game official who is straddling the sideline, the ball is not out of bounds.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    2-29-3

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  • 13. 

    Touching is any contact with the ball either by touching it or being touched by it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    2-44

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  • 14. 

    Encroachment may be a live-ball foul.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    2-8

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  • 15. 

    It is encroachment if the snapper assumes position over the ball with his head in the neutral zone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    7-1-1, 7-1-5

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  • 16. 

    Supplementary equipment to aid in game administration may be used if authorized by the referee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    1-3-7

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  • 17. 

    The kicking tee may not elevate the ball more than 2 inches above the ground.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    1-3-4

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  • 18. 

    Penalty-marker colored gloves are legal if approved by the umpire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    1-5-2b, 1-5-4, 1-5-3c

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  • 19. 

    The home team shall wear white jerseys.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    1-5-1-3

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  • 20. 

    The helmet shall be secured by a properly fastened chin strap with at least four attachment points.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    1-5-1a2

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  • 21. 

    Jerseys shall be long enough to reach the top of the pants.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    1-5-1b1

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  • 22. 

    An official’s time-out shall be declared to permit prompt repair of equipment that becomes illegal or defective during use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    1-5-5, 3-5-5b

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  • 23. 

    Players of the same team can participate during the same down while wearing identical numbers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    7-2-5c

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  • 24. 

    If a penalty resulting in a safety occurs on the last timed down of a period, the period is extended.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    3-3-3, 3-3-4

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  • 25. 

    A period must be extended by an untimed down if, during the last timed down of the period, there was a double foul.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    3-3-3b

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  • 26. 

    Nonplayer and unsportsmanlike fouls are not considered when determining if a period ends or must be extended.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    3-3-4b

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  • 27. 

    If there was an inadvertent whistle during the last timed down of the period, the period is not extended by an untimed down.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    3-3-3c

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  • 28. 

    No receiver may advance the ball after a valid or invalid fair-catch signal by any R player.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    4-2-2g, 6-5-5

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  • 29. 

    A fair catch can be made in or behind the neutral zone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    2-9-1

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  • 30. 

    Unless a valid fair-catch signal is given, a fair catch cannot be made.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    6-5-2,3

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  • 31. 

    It is a fair catch when R1 gives a valid signal and R2 catches the scrimmage kick beyond the neutral zone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    6-5-3

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  • 32. 

    The penalty for an invalid fair-catch signal by R1 is 5 yards and an automatic first down for K.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    6-5-7,8 Pen

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  • 33. 

    If K1’s field-goal attempt deflects off K2’s shoulder while he is in the expanded neutral zone, no goal is scored even if the ball passes between the uprights and above the crossbar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    8-4-1b

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  • 34. 

    After a field goal, the opponent of the scoring team shall designate which team will kick off.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    8-4-2

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  • 35. 

    If a drop kick or place kick is used following a safety, it is possible to score a field goal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    8-4-2b, Fund V-1

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  • 36. 

    After the passer has clearly released the ball from in or behind the neutral zone, Team B must make a definite effort to avoid charging into the passer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    9-4

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  • 37. 

    A pass thrown backward out of bounds to stop the clock is an illegal pass.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    7-4-1, 4-2-2b

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  • 38. 

    A passer is a player who throws a forward or backward pass.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    2-32-11

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  • 39. 

    A passer continues to be a passer until the legal forward pass ends or until he moves to participate in the play.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    2-32-11

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  • 40. 

    An offensive player cannot commit a spearing foul.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    9-4-3h, 2-20-1c

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  • 41. 

    A penalty is a result imposed by rule against a team or team member that has committed a foul.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    2-16-1,5

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  • 42. 

    It is a foul when the helmet comes completely off of a player who is in possession of the ball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    3-5-10d

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  • 43. 

    An offensive player may push, pull or lift the runner to assist his forward progress.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    9-1

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  • 44. 

    If a false start causes B to encroach, only the false start is penalized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    7-1-7,8; CB 7.1.7A

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  • 45. 

    If A1 clips B1 and the coach of Team B enters the field during the down to protest an apparent foul that was not called, it is a double foul.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    2-16-2b

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  • 46. 

    A punt may be used for the free kick on a kickoff.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    6-1-2; 2-24-5

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  • 47. 

    If the penalty is accepted for any foul which occurred before change of possession, the kickoff must be repeated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    6-1-7

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  • 48. 

    If a pool of water forces the referee to move the ball for K1’s kick, the free-kick lines may be less than 10 yards apart.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    6-1-1

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  • 49. 

    After a safety, unless moved by a penalty, R’s free-kick line is K’s 30-yard line.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    6-1-1; 8-5-4

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  • 50. 

    While it is possible to have several running plays during a down, with each one having its own basic spot of enforcement (where the related run ended), there can only be one loose-ball play during a down.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    2-33-2

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