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  • 1. 

    In college football, roughly how wide are the goal posts?

    • A.

      10 Feet

    • B.

      5 Feet

    • C.

      18 Feet

    • D.

      30 Feet

    Correct Answer
    C. 18 Feet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 18 feet. In college football, the goal posts are typically 18 feet wide. The width of the goal posts is important for determining whether a field goal or extra point attempt is successful.

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  • 2. 

    What can a team do to score 6 points in a game of college football?

    • A.

      Score A Touchdown

    • B.

      Score A Safety

    • C.

      Score A Return

    • D.

      Score A Field Goal

    Correct Answer
    A. Score A Touchdown
    Explanation
    To score 6 points in a game of college football, a team can score a touchdown. A touchdown is achieved when a player carries the ball into the opponent's end zone or catches a pass in the end zone. It is the most valuable scoring play in football and is worth 6 points.

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  • 3. 

    What number range must all players' numbers on a college football field fall into?

    • A.

      They Do Not Wear Numbers

    • B.

      0-100

    • C.

      99-200

    • D.

      Jan-99

    Correct Answer
    D. Jan-99
  • 4. 

    What word was often interchangeable with "football" amongst many journalists of the late 1800's?

    • A.

      Rugby

    • B.

      Golf

    • C.

      Brutality

    • D.

      Baseball

    Correct Answer
    A. Rugby
    Explanation
    During the late 1800s, the word "rugby" was often used interchangeably with "football" by many journalists. This suggests that the sport of rugby was commonly referred to as football during that time period.

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  • 5. 

    How many of a receiver's feet must be inbounds for a pass to be complete in college football?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      There Are No Complete Passes

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    In college football, only one of the receiver's feet needs to be inbounds for a pass to be considered complete. This means that as long as the receiver manages to get one foot inbounds while maintaining possession of the ball, the pass will be ruled as complete. The rule differs from professional football, where both feet must be inbounds for a pass to be complete.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following types of kicks cannot score a field goal?

    • A.

      Drop Kick From Scrimmage

    • B.

      Place Kick

    • C.

      Drop Kick

    • D.

      Punt

    Correct Answer
    D. Punt
    Explanation
    A punt kick cannot score a field goal because it is used to kick the ball away to the opposing team in order to gain field position. In a punt, the ball is dropped from the punter's hands and kicked before it hits the ground. The objective is to launch the ball high and far, making it difficult for the opposing team to return it. Unlike field goals, which are attempted to score points, punts are primarily used as a strategic play in the game of football.

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  • 7. 

    Who declares the end of the game in college football?

    • A.

      The Winning Coach

    • B.

      The Referee

    • C.

      The Winning Quarterback

    • D.

      The Losing Quarterback

    Correct Answer
    B. The Referee
    Explanation
    The referee declares the end of the game in college football. As the official in charge of enforcing the rules and ensuring fair play, the referee has the authority to signal the end of the game by blowing the whistle or making a specific hand gesture. This decision is based on various factors such as the completion of regulation time, the score, and any additional time added for stoppages or delays. The winning coach or quarterback may celebrate the victory, but it is ultimately the referee who officially declares the end of the game.

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  • 8. 

    In which of the following situations might a college football player execute a place kick?

    • A.

      Celebration

    • B.

      Field Goal

    • C.

      To Mark The End Of The Game

    • D.

      Penalty

    Correct Answer
    B. Field Goal
    Explanation
    A college football player might execute a place kick during a field goal attempt. A field goal is a scoring opportunity in football where the ball is kicked through the opponent's goalposts. This typically occurs when the team is within range to score three points, usually after a failed touchdown attempt or as a strategic decision to secure points. Therefore, executing a place kick is necessary to accurately and powerfully kick the ball towards the goalposts, aiming to score a field goal.

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  • 9. 

    How does a college football referee signal to players that a ball is ready for play?

    • A.

      Blows His Whistle

    • B.

      Screams Wildly

    • C.

      Places Hands On His Head

    • D.

      Stands On His Head

    Correct Answer
    A. Blows His Whistle
    Explanation
    A college football referee signals to players that a ball is ready for play by blowing his whistle. This is a common and universally recognized signal in football. The whistle serves as a clear and audible indication to the players on the field that the ball is ready to be put into play. It helps maintain order on the field and ensures that all players are aware of the referee's decision.

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  • 10. 

    What is another word for a freshman player in college football?

    • A.

      Star

    • B.

      Rookie

    • C.

      Starter

    • D.

      Newbie

    Correct Answer
    B. Rookie
    Explanation
    A freshman player in college football is commonly referred to as a "rookie." This term is used to describe a player who is in their first year of playing at the college level. It signifies their inexperience and newness to the game, as they are just starting their college football career.

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  • 11. 

    In college football, what happens to a player who has been disqualified twice for fighting?

    • A.

      His Team Is Disqualified

    • B.

      Nothing Happens

    • C.

      He Has To Pay A Fine

    • D.

      Suspended For Season

    Correct Answer
    D. Suspended For Season
    Explanation
    If a college football player has been disqualified twice for fighting, the correct answer is that they will be suspended for the season. This means that they will not be able to participate in any games or practices for the duration of the season. This punishment is likely to be enforced in order to discourage players from engaging in violent behavior on the field, as it goes against the principles of fair play and sportsmanship.

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  • 12. 

    When a minor rule is broken in a college football game, what does the offending player receive?

    • A.

      A Penalty

    • B.

      A New Job

    • C.

      A Hefty Fine

    • D.

      A Reward

    Correct Answer
    A. A Penalty
    Explanation
    In a college football game, when a minor rule is broken, the offending player receives a penalty. This is a consequence imposed by the officials to penalize the player and their team for the infraction. Penalties can range from a loss of yards, loss of down, or even ejection from the game depending on the severity of the rule violation. They are meant to maintain fairness and adherence to the rules of the game.

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  • 13. 

    What is the maximum number of players that a team may have on the field in college football?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 11
    Explanation
    In college football, the maximum number of players that a team may have on the field is 11. This is because football is traditionally played with 11 players on each team - offense and defense. Each team has a quarterback, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, and defensive players, all of whom contribute to the game. Having 11 players on the field allows for a balanced and competitive game, ensuring that each team has enough players to execute their strategies effectively.

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  • 14. 

    What penalty is an official signaling when he holds both of his arms out at shoulder level?

    • A.

      Roughing

    • B.

      Illegal Kick

    • C.

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct

    • D.

      Intentional Grounding

    Correct Answer
    C. Unsportsmanlike Conduct
    Explanation
    When an official holds both of his arms out at shoulder level, he is signaling for Unsportsmanlike Conduct. This penalty is called when a player or coach behaves in a way that is considered unsportsmanlike, such as taunting, using abusive language, or engaging in any other conduct that is deemed disrespectful or unfair. The official's signal with both arms out at shoulder level is a clear indication of this penalty being called.

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  • 15. 

    What is the name of the penalty marker that an official uses to mark a penalty?

    • A.

      Flashing Light

    • B.

      Flag

    • C.

      Red Light

    • D.

      Pylon

    Correct Answer
    B. Flag
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Flag". In sports, particularly in football, an official uses a flag as a penalty marker to indicate that a penalty has been called. When an official sees a violation or infraction, they throw a flag onto the field to mark the spot where the penalty occurred. The flag serves as a visual signal for both players and spectators, indicating that a penalty has been assessed and play will be affected accordingly.

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  • 16. 

    In college football, what is the term for a ball that is out of play?

    • A.

      Resting

    • B.

      Useless

    • C.

      Sleeping

    • D.

      Dead

    Correct Answer
    D. Dead
    Explanation
    In college football, the term for a ball that is out of play is "dead." This means that the ball is no longer in play and the game must be stopped or restarted. The term "dead" is used to indicate that the ball is no longer active and cannot be used by any of the players.

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  • 17. 

    What is the maximum size of a jersey insignia allowed in college football games?

    • A.

      30 Square Inches

    • B.

      16 Square Inches

    • C.

      5 Square Inches

    • D.

      1 Square Inch

    Correct Answer
    B. 16 Square Inches
    Explanation
    The maximum size of a jersey insignia allowed in college football games is 16 square inches. This means that any logo or design on a player's jersey cannot exceed this size limit. This restriction is likely in place to ensure uniformity and prevent excessive branding or distractions on the field.

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  • 18. 

    What is the term for the movement of two or more offensive players before the snap?

    • A.

      Safety

    • B.

      Shift

    • C.

      Punt

    • D.

      Slip

    Correct Answer
    B. Shift
    Explanation
    Shift is the correct answer because in football, a shift refers to the movement of two or more offensive players before the snap. This movement is used to confuse the defense and create mismatches in order to gain an advantage. It involves players changing their positions or realigning themselves just before the ball is snapped, which can help in creating confusion and opening up opportunities for the offense to execute their plays effectively.

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  • 19. 

    What is the football term used to describe the blocking of an opponent with any body part?

    • A.

      Rushing

    • B.

      Blitz

    • C.

      Blocking

    • D.

      Bothering

    Correct Answer
    C. Blocking
    Explanation
    Blocking is the football term used to describe the action of obstructing an opponent with any part of the body. This can be done by offensive players to protect the ball carrier or create space for a teammate, or by defensive players to prevent the offense from advancing. It involves using physical contact and positioning to impede the opponent's movement and disrupt their play.

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  • 20. 

    In college football, what is the shape of the playing field?

    • A.

      Circle

    • B.

      Rectangle

    • C.

      Triangle

    • D.

      Square

    Correct Answer
    B. Rectangle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rectangle because in college football, the playing field is rectangular in shape. This shape provides a standardized and fair playing area for the teams, with clearly defined boundaries and dimensions. The rectangular shape allows for the proper placement of the end zones, goal posts, and sidelines, ensuring that the game is played within the designated area.

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  • 21. 

    When an official makes an uppercase T with his hands, what is he signaling?

    • A.

      Television/Radio Timeout

    • B.

      Touchdown

    • C.

      First Down

    • D.

      Safety

    Correct Answer
    A. Television/Radio Timeout
    Explanation
    When an official makes an uppercase T with his hands, he is signaling a Television/Radio Timeout. This gesture is commonly used in sports, particularly in American football, to indicate a break in the game for a commercial break or to allow broadcasters to show replays or provide commentary. The official forms the shape of a T with their hands to visually communicate this signal to the players, coaches, and audience.

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  • 22. 

    Who is considered to be the leader of a college football team's offense?

    • A.

      Linesman

    • B.

      Cornerback

    • C.

      Fullback

    • D.

      Quarterback

    Correct Answer
    D. Quarterback
    Explanation
    The quarterback is considered to be the leader of a college football team's offense. They are responsible for calling plays, directing the team on the field, and making decisions about where to pass or run the ball. The quarterback is often the most important player on the offense and is expected to have strong leadership skills, a good understanding of the game, and the ability to make quick decisions under pressure.

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  • 23. 

    In college football, who decides if a ball is suitable for game play?

    • A.

      The Quarterback

    • B.

      The Linesman

    • C.

      The Team Captains

    • D.

      The Referee Or Umpire

    Correct Answer
    D. The Referee Or Umpire
    Explanation
    The referee or umpire is responsible for deciding if a ball is suitable for game play in college football. They are in charge of enforcing the rules and regulations of the game, including determining the condition and suitability of the ball. The referee or umpire has the authority to inspect the ball before the game starts and throughout the game to ensure fair play and maintain the integrity of the sport.

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  • 24. 

    What is another term for a one-on-one defensive strategy?

    • A.

      Brother To Brother

    • B.

      Mother To Mother

    • C.

      Man To Man

    • D.

      Woman To Woman

    Correct Answer
    C. Man To Man
    Explanation
    Man To Man is another term for a one-on-one defensive strategy. This strategy involves assigning one player to closely guard and defend a specific opponent player throughout the game. The defender is responsible for preventing the opponent player from scoring or making successful plays. This term is commonly used in sports such as basketball, where players are assigned to guard their opponents individually rather than relying on zone defense or double-teaming strategies.

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  • 25. 

    In college football, which of the following is a central factor in a free kick?

    • A.

      The Kicker Will Be Tackled

    • B.

      The Kicker Cannot Be Tackled

    • C.

      The Kicker Must Be Blindfolded

    • D.

      The Kicker Must Leave The Game

    Correct Answer
    B. The Kicker Cannot Be Tackled
    Explanation
    In college football, a central factor in a free kick is that the kicker cannot be tackled. This means that the opposing team is not allowed to physically tackle or obstruct the kicker during the free kick. This rule is in place to ensure the safety of the players and to allow the kicker a fair opportunity to execute the kick without interference.

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  • 26. 

    During what time is a college football player prohibited from leaving the football field?

    • A.

      When He Is Being Substituted

    • B.

      When The Ball Is In Play

    • C.

      When He Is Injured

    • D.

      At Intermission

    Correct Answer
    B. When The Ball Is In Play
    Explanation
    A college football player is prohibited from leaving the football field when the ball is in play. This is because once the ball is in play, all players are expected to be on the field and actively participating in the game. Leaving the field during this time would result in a penalty or disruption of the game. Therefore, it is important for the player to stay on the field until the play is over and the ball is no longer in play.

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  • 27. 

    In college football, when a player catches an opponent's fumble, what has he done?

    • A.

      Intercepted

    • B.

      Insightful

    • C.

      Interceded

    • D.

      Interdispersed

    Correct Answer
    A. Intercepted
    Explanation
    When a player catches an opponent's fumble in college football, he has intercepted the ball.

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  • 28. 

    According to college football rules, what colored jerseys must visiting teams wear?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Brown

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    C. White
    Explanation
    According to college football rules, visiting teams must wear white jerseys. This is to ensure that there is a clear distinction between the home team and the visiting team, making it easier for players, officials, and spectators to identify the teams on the field. Wearing white jerseys also helps to avoid any confusion or potential conflicts that may arise if both teams were to wear similar colored jerseys.

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  • 29. 

    How many points is a college football player awarded for scoring a safety?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      9

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    In college football, a safety is worth 2 points. A safety occurs when the offensive team is tackled or commits a penalty in their own end zone. This results in the defensive team being awarded 2 points, and the offensive team having to kick the ball back to the opposing team.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following criteria is necessary for a successful interception in college football?

    • A.

      Player Must Remain In Bounds

    • B.

      Player Must Not Leave Ground

    • C.

      Player Must Catch In Helmet

    • D.

      Player Must Close His Eyes

    Correct Answer
    A. Player Must Remain In Bounds
    Explanation
    In college football, for an interception to be successful, the player must remain in bounds. This means that the player must catch the ball while keeping at least one foot in play. If the player steps out of bounds before making the catch, the interception will not be considered valid. This criterion ensures that the player stays within the boundaries of the field and follows the rules of the game.

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