2015 Referee Test

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2015 Referee Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A walkover occurs when a player decides not to play a match due to injury or illness.       
    • A. 

      A.True

    • B. 

      B.False

  • 2. 
    A withdrawal occurs only before a player’s first match in an event.  
    • A. 

      A.True

    • B. 

      B.False

  • 3. 
    A retirement occurs when a player is unable to continue a match due to injury or illness.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 4. 
    Refusal to play an opponent can be a "walkover" or "withdrawal"
    • A. 

      A.True

    • B. 

      B.False

  • 5. 
    After play starts, which of the following cannot be listed as a “retirement”?
    • A. 

      A. Illness

    • B. 

      B. Lateness following a rest period

    • C. 

      C. Personal circumstance

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A. Juniors

    • B. 

      B. Senior 30-45

    • C. 

      C. Senior 50-90

  • 7. 
    In a husband & wife division, what is the minimum rest period allowed between matches?
    • A. 

      A. 30 minutes

    • B. 

      B. 60 minutes

    • C. 

      C. 90 minutes

  • 8. 
    A player plays a short (45 minutes) best of 3 set singles match, and he has to play singles again that day.  Must the Referee offer the minimum 2 hour rest period between matches?
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No

  • 9. 
    Since No-ad scoring is an alternative procedure, the Referee may shorten the rest period between matches.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 10. 
    A Junior player wants a toilet break after the 3 minute rest break, just before a 10-point Match Tiebreak.  Should the Referee allow it?
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No

  • 11. 
    Coaching is not allowed during a 3 minute rest period.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 12. 
    A player is governed by the rest period in the division in which he/she plays
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 13. 
    For which of the following is a player allowed an MTO?
    • A. 

      A. General fatigue

    • B. 

      B. Cramping

    • C. 

      C. Supplemental oxygen

  • 14. 
    During a rest period, any player (Junior or Adult) may practice on a court approved by the Referee.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 15. 
    A Referee observes a parent verbally abusing his son during a match.  What should he do?
    • A. 

      A. Ask the parent to stop

    • B. 

      B. Ask the parent to leave the tournament area

    • C. 

      C. Call security if necessary

    • D. 

      D. Any of the above

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      A. Referee, Chair Umpire, Rover

    • B. 

      B. Court monitor

    • C. 

      C. Parent

  • 17. 
    A player has been defaulted for lateness, and an alternate player has been inserted in the draw.            The Tournament Appeal Committee realizes a mistake, and reinstates the defaulted player into a bye of the main draw.  Is this permitted?
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No

  • 18. 
    Several matches are scheduled for the same time. The Referee starts 1 match early.  At the scheduled match time, no courts are available.  When does the lateness clock start
    • A. 

      A. At the start of the early match

    • B. 

      B. At the scheduled match time

    • C. 

      C. When a court becomes available

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      A. Shake your finger at them and say, “Don’t do that again.”

    • B. 

      B. Issue a “caution” for bad behavior

    • C. 

      C. Issue a Code Violation

  • 20. 
    A player took an MTO for cramping in the 1st set.  Later he cramps and cannot play within 20 seconds of being told to play.  Decision?
    • A. 

      A. Default the player

    • B. 

      B. Issue a Time Violation

    • C. 

      C. Issue a Code Violation, Delay of Game penalty

  • 21. 
    Player B is assessed a lateness penalty of loss of toss and one game.  Player A chooses to serve.Who gets to serve the first game of the match?
    • A. 

      A. Player B, since all points and games are treated as having been played

    • B. 

      B. Player A, since he chose to serve first.

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      A. Consider a “caution” about future overrules.

    • B. 

      B. Issue a Code violation for the next overrule, no matter when it comes in the match

    • C. 

      C. Default the player when the next overrule occurs

  • 23. 
    A match carried over from the previous day, counts as a match for this day if:
    • A. 

      A. The match goes into the 3rd set

    • B. 

      B. 12 singles games or 20 doubles have been played

    • C. 

      C. 16 singles or 20 doubles games have been played

  • 24. 
    In a 32 draw with 8 seeding, seeds 5-8 are drawn for lines:
    • A. 

      A. 5,9,13,24

    • B. 

      B. 5,13,20,28

    • C. 

      C. 6,14,21,27

  • 25. 
     In a Boys’ 18s, with a tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set, a player cannot be required to play four singles in a day.  
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 26. 
    Requests for special scheduling should be considered when possible.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      A. The Tournament Committee

    • B. 

      B. The Referee

    • C. 

      C. Club pro

  • 28. 
    Once seeds and byes have been written into the draw, the remaining players are drawn:
    • A. 

      A. Randomly, top to bottom

    • B. 

      B. Alphabetically

    • C. 

      C. Randomly, bottom to top

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      A. 8 hours

    • B. 

      B. 10 hours

    • C. 

      C. 12 hours

  • 30. 
    In the standard method of placing byes, which is the preferred:
    • A. 

      A. Opposite seeds in descending order

    • B. 

      B. Opposite seeds alternating top to bottom

    • C. 

      C. Evenly distributed by quarter and half to random lines

  • 31. 
     In Round Robin draws, what is the first factor in determining order of finish when 3 or more players are tied?
    • A. 

      A. Head-to-head won-loss records of the tied players

    • B. 

      B. A random drawing of the tied players

    • C. 

      C. Highest number of sets won by the tied players

  • 32. 
    Generally who is responsible for seeding in USTA tournaments?
    • A. 

      A. The Tournament Director

    • B. 

      B. The Referee

    • C. 

      C. The Tournament Committee

  • 33. 
    A player who is defaulted, retires, or creates a walkover can be the winner of a Round Robin event if his record is identical with any other player.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      A. The Referee

    • B. 

      B. The player

    • C. 

      C. The Tournament desk personnel

  • 35. 
    The Referee should make every reasonable effort to give equal rest times between matches to opponents.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      A. 6-4

    • B. 

      B. 5-3

    • C. 

      C. 1-0

  • 37. 
    A player is permitted to:
    • A. 

      A. Enter two concurrent tournaments without permission

    • B. 

      B. Request special scheduling consideration

    • C. 

      C. Enter a 3 day tournament when not available all three days

  • 38. 
    A tournament may accept late entries from would be seeded players after the draw has been made.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 39. 
    When a junior player withdraws from a Sectional tournament two weeks before the event.  They should expect:
    • A. 

      A. A refund less any electronic charges

    • B. 

      B. A full refund

    • C. 

      C. No refund

  • 40. 
    In USTA sanctioned tournaments, which of the following may be used as a Match Tiebreak?
    • A. 

      A. 7- point tiebreak

    • B. 

      B. 10-point tiebreak

  • 41. 
    In a Girls’ 14s tournament the Tournament Chairman may be the Deputy Referee
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      A. Provide a complete list of entrants

    • B. 

      B. Schedule matches

    • C. 

      C. Submit draw sheets after the event

  • 43. 
    Green Ball Tennis is the only level that may be Coed.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 44. 
    In Green Ball Tennis, the PPS is used:
    • A. 

      A. Never

    • B. 

      B. Only when authorized by the Referee

    • C. 

      C. Only when authorized by the Sectional Association

  • 45. 
    Red, Orange and Green Ball tennis may be played in Adult and Senior Divisions.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 46. 
    When playing Adult or Senior Red, Orange and Green Ball Tennis, which of the following exceptions apply:
    • A. 

      A. Any racket size up to the ITF limits

    • B. 

      B. Usually scoring formats are those authorized by USTA regulation

    • C. 

      C. The PPS must be enforced

    • D. 

      D. All the above

  • 47. 
    When considering rest periods between matches, the Referee for Green Ball Tennis:
    • A. 

      A. Shall offer reasonable rest between matches

    • B. 

      B. Shall follow Table 11

    • C. 

      C. Shall allow a minimum of one hour

  • 48. 
    In Orange ball Tennis, the number of games allowed per day is the same as in Green Ball Tennis.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 49. 
    Use of a certified Referee is recommended when Orange and Green Ball Tennis uses the PPS.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 50. 
    Under USTA regulations is the Tournament  Director allowed to make the draw?
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No

  • 51. 
     In an NTRP tournament, with a draw of 32 with only 23 entrants, how many seeds may you have?
    • A. 

      A. 8

    • B. 

      B. 9

    • C. 

      C. 4

  • 52. 
    In an NTRP tournament, with a draw of 32 and only 23 entrants, how many byes do you have?
    • A. 

      A. 8

    • B. 

      B. 9

    • C. 

      C. 10

  • 53. 
    • A. 

      A. To each seed and randomly drawn for the remaining byes

    • B. 

      B. To each seed and to opposite lines where four additional seeds would have gone

    • C. 

      C. Randomly draw to evenly distribute byes by quarter and halves

  • 54. 
    In a 32 draw with 23 entrants there is one more bye after the first eight have been placed.  Where does the final seed go?
    • A. 

      A. Place the bye

    • B. 

      B. Tournament Director’s choice

    • C. 

      C. Randomly draw for a quarter and randomly draw for a line

  • 55. 
    A Referee is allowed to play in his tournament.
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No

  • 56. 
    Either the Referee or Deputy Referee must be on site at all times.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 57. 
     If the Referee issues a Default, may the Referee rule on that player’s appeal?
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No

  • 58. 
    After play has begun, it is discovered a player is playing with an illegal racket.  Decision?
    • A. 

      A. The player is defaulted

    • B. 

      B. Restart the match with the player using a legal racket

    • C. 

      C. All points stand. Play continues with a legal racket

  • 59. 
    As Referee  of a USTA sanctioned tournament, the Tournament Director tells you he wants the final set of the “Finals” match to be an “Advantage set.”  Is this allowed?
    • A. 

      A. Yes

    • B. 

      B. No

  • 60. 
    If the maximum total time (15 minutes) is exceeded and the bleeding has stopped but the playing area is not cleaned up, the Referee may move the match or continue cleaning up the court.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False