# 8th Grade Physical Education Exam

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In the last few days we have covered football as a whole, we learnt all about defense, offense and rules that should be followed in the game. Test out what you learned by taking this quiz and revise on what you don’t didn’t get to understand. Have fun as you do!

• 1.

### How many first downs can the offense achieve in flag football?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

10

A. 1
Explanation
In flag football, the offense can achieve only one first down. A first down is earned when the offense successfully advances the ball past the line to gain, which is typically 10 yards from the line of scrimmage. Once the offense gains a first down, they are awarded a new set of downs and have the opportunity to continue advancing towards the end zone. Therefore, the correct answer is 1.

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• 2.

### How many points is a touchdown worth in class?

• A.

1

• B.

3

• C.

6

• D.

7

D. 7
Explanation
A touchdown is worth 7 points in class. This is because in American football, a touchdown occurs when a player successfully carries the ball into the opponent's end zone or catches a pass in the end zone. It is the highest-scoring play in the game and is worth 6 points. Additionally, the team that scores a touchdown is awarded an extra point, which is worth 1 point, by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts. Therefore, the total value of a touchdown in class is 7 points.

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• 3.

### When can the defense rush the quarterback on fourth down?

• A.

After counting 5 mississippi

• B.

When the quarterback says "hike"

• C.

When the ball is centered

• D.

Never

C. When the ball is centered
Explanation
The defense can rush the quarterback on fourth down when the ball is centered. This means that once the center snaps the ball and it reaches the quarterback, the defense is allowed to try and tackle the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage. This is a crucial moment for the defense to try and disrupt the offensive play and prevent the offense from gaining any further yardage.

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• 4.

### What is a good strategy for the defense?

• A.

Rush the quarterback every down

• B.

Wait until someone catches the ball then run after him

• C.

Each defensive player should guard one offensive player

• D.

Pull off an offensive players flag even if he doesn't have the ball

C. Each defensive player should guard one offensive player
Explanation
A good strategy for the defense is for each defensive player to guard one offensive player. This strategy allows the defense to closely monitor and apply pressure on their assigned offensive player, making it difficult for them to make plays or score. By assigning a defender to each offensive player, the defense can effectively cover the field and minimize the chances of the offense gaining yardage or completing passes. This strategy also helps in preventing the offense from executing plays successfully and increases the likelihood of turnovers or incomplete passes.

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• 5.

### Besides the quarterback, the players on offense need to line up on _________________ before the ball is centered.

the line of scrimmage
Explanation
The players on offense, in addition to the quarterback, are required to position themselves on the line of scrimmage prior to the ball being snapped. The line of scrimmage is an imaginary line that extends across the field and separates the offense from the defense. It serves as the starting point for each play and determines the positions and movements of the players. By lining up on the line of scrimmage, the offensive players can adhere to the rules and regulations of the game, ensuring a fair and competitive play.

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• 6.

### In flag football, what does the offensive team do directly after scoring a touchdown?

• A.

Throw the ball to the other team

• B.

Punt to the other team

• C.

Kick off to the other team

• D.

Keep the ball and try to get another touchdown

C. Kick off to the other team
Explanation
After scoring a touchdown in flag football, the offensive team kicks off to the other team. This means that they kick the ball from their own end of the field to the opposing team, giving them the opportunity to start their offensive drive.

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• 7.

### During a passing play, what is it called when a defender makes contact with a receiver before the receiver touches the football.

• A.

Roughing the quarterback penalty

• B.

Pass interference penalty

• C.

Off sides penalty

• D.

Illegal block in the back penalty

B. Pass interference penalty
Explanation
Pass interference penalty is the correct answer because it refers to the situation when a defender makes contact with a receiver before the receiver touches the football during a passing play. This penalty is called to prevent the defender from impeding the receiver's ability to catch the ball, ensuring fair play. Roughing the quarterback penalty refers to illegal contact with the quarterback, off sides penalty refers to a defensive player crossing the line of scrimmage before the ball is snapped, and illegal block in the back penalty refers to an illegal block from behind on an opponent.

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• 8.

### How many plays or downs does the offense have to achieve a first down?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

D. 4
Explanation
The offense has four plays or downs to achieve a first down. In American football, a team starts with first down and has four attempts (or downs) to advance the ball at least 10 yards. If they successfully gain 10 yards or more within these four downs, they earn a new set of four downs to continue their offensive drive. If they fail to gain 10 yards, the opposing team takes possession of the ball.

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• 9.

### On offense, what player position is the first to touch the ball one each play?

• A.

Center

• B.

Quarterback

• C.

Running back

• D.

A. Center
Explanation
On offense, the center is the player position that is the first to touch the ball on each play. The center is responsible for snapping the ball to the quarterback, which initiates the play. The quarterback then receives the ball from the center and makes decisions on how to proceed with the play. Therefore, the center plays a crucial role in starting the offensive play.

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• 10.

### What is the result if your flag is pulled off in your OWN end zone?

• A.

A touchdown for the other team

• B.

The ball is down at the one-yard line

• C.

It is a turnover

• D.

It is called a safety and the other team is awarded 2 points.

D. It is called a safety and the other team is awarded 2 points.
Explanation
If your flag is pulled off in your own end zone, it is called a safety and the other team is awarded 2 points.

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