Handball Referee Test - Practice Your Rule Knowledge

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Based on the 2010 Edition of the Rule Book Many questions have more than one correct answer!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. What measurements do the rules lay down for the playing court? 
    • A. 

      A) 40 x 20 meters

    • B. 

      B) 42 x 20 meters

    • C. 

      C) 38 x 18 meters

    • D. 

      D) Length between 38 and 42, width between 18 and 22 meters.

  • 2. 
    2. What are the required interior measurements of the goal? 
    • A. 

      A) 1.92 x 2.92 meters

    • B. 

      B) 2.00 x 3.00 meters

    • C. 

      C) 2.05 x 3.05 meters

    • D. 

      D) 2.08 x 3.08 meters

  • 3. 
    3. While taking a goalkeeper-throw, goalkeeper A touches his goal-area line with one foot. Correct decision?  
    • A. 

      A) Repeat the goalkeeper-throw after whistle signal

    • B. 

      B) Free-throw for team B

    • C. 

      C) Let the game continue without interruption

  • 4. 
    4.  The ball lies on the goal area line. Attacker A7 picks it up and tries to score. A7 has a clear chance of scoring, when he is illegally attacked. Correct decision? 
    • A. 

      A) Free-throw for team B

    • B. 

      B) Free-throw for team A

    • C. 

      C) 7-meter throw for team A

    • D. 

      D) Goalkeeper-throw for team B

  • 5. 
    5.  After the whistle for the execution of a 7-m-throw, goalkeeper A steps on the goalkeeper restraining line with one foot. The 7-m-throw goes over the crossbar. Correct decision?  
    • A. 

      A) Repeat the 7-meter throw after whistle signal

    • B. 

      B) Since there is no goal, the game continues with a goalkeeper-throw

    • C. 

      C) The position of the goalkeeper is correct

  • 6. 
    6.  How wide must the goal line be between the goal posts? 
    • A. 

      A) 5 cm

    • B. 

      B) 6 cm

    • C. 

      C) 8 cm

    • D. 

      D) 10 cm

  • 7. 
    7. Shortly before the end of the match B2 receives the ball at the goal-area line of the opponents, tries to score but is prevented by a foul. Before the ball leaves B2's hand the final whistle is blown. Correct decision?  
    • A. 

      A) End of match

    • B. 

      B) Free-throw for team B

    • C. 

      C) 7-meter throw for team B

    • D. 

      D) End of match, note in the match report

  • 8. 
    8. Shortly before the end of the 1st half, a 7-m-throw for team A has yet to be executed. The 7-m-throw of A9 hits the crossbar, then the back of the goalkeeper who is standing approx. 3m in front of his goal, and then enters the goal of B. The signal of the timekeeper was given at the moment when the ball was flying from the crossbar to the goalkeeper's back. What is the right decision? 
    • A. 

      A) Goal

    • B. 

      B) Repetition of the 7-m-throw

    • C. 

      C) Half-time break; no further decision

  • 9. 
    9. After the end of the playing time, a 7-meter throw is still to be executed. The referees wait for the immediate result of the throw. Which referee should then end the game? 
    • A. 

      A) The first-named referee

    • B. 

      B) One of the two referees

    • C. 

      C) The court referee

    • D. 

      D) The goal-line referee

  • 10. 
    10. When does the match begin?   
    • A. 

      A) When the first-named referee whistles

    • B. 

      B) When the ball leaves the thrower's hand

    • C. 

      C) When the timekeeper starts the stopwatch or the official clock

    • D. 

      D) After the whistle for the throw-off is blown by the court referee

  • 11. 
    11. For a shoot-out through 7-meter throws, who decides which goal should be used?     
    • A. 

      A) The team that wins the coin toss

    • B. 

      b) The team that loses the coin toss

    • C. 

      C) The referees

    • D. 

      D) The first-named referee

  • 12. 
    12. The goalkeeper deflects a shot and the ball rolls over the goal line outside the goal. The automatic final signal sounds immediately thereafter. The referees realize that the match has ended five minutes early. As the players are still on the court, the game is resumed by:    
    • A. 

      A) Goalkeeper-throw

    • B. 

      B) Free-throw

    • C. 

      C) Without whistle signal

    • D. 

      D) After whistle signal

  • 13. 
    15. How many colours is the ball allowed to have?    
    • A. 

      A) 1

    • B. 

      B) 2

    • C. 

      C) 3

    • D. 

      D) Unlimited

  • 14. 
    16. Which one of these four balls must the referees select for a men's game?    
    • A. 

      A) Circumference 57cm, weight 450g

    • B. 

      B) Circumference 58cm, weight 400g

    • C. 

      C) Circumference 59cm, weight 425g

    • D. 

      D) Circumference 60cm, weight 500g

  • 15. 
    17. Which of the following four balls must the referees choose for a women's match?    
    • A. 

      A) Circumference 53cm, weight 350g

    • B. 

      B) Circumference 54cm, weight 300g

    • C. 

      C) Circumference 55cm, weight 425g

    • D. 

      D) Circumference 56cm, weight 375g

  • 16. 
    18.  Shortly before the beginning of the game A11 is severely injured in a way that he is unable to play. Correct decision?       
    • A. 

      A) A11 cannot be replaced.

    • B. 

      B) A11 can be replaced if the opponents accept this.

    • C. 

      C) A11 can be replaced; his substitute can wear number 11 and must be entered in the match report.

    • D. 

      D) A11 may be replaced, but his substitute cannot wear number 11.

  • 17. 
    19.  Team B appears with 5 court players. The goalkeeper is not present at the beginning of the game. Team B appoints court player B5 as goalkeeper. What are the consequences for B5?      
    • A. 

      A) B5 can be used as a court player at any time as long as he makes a correct substitution.

    • B. 

      B) B5 can no longer be used as a court player.

    • C. 

      C) B5 can be used as a court player if the officials of team A accept this.

    • D. 

      D) B5 can be used as a court player, as soon as the intended goalkeeper is present.

  • 18. 
    20.  Just after the match has started, the club president of home team A sits down on the bench with the two team officials, the masseur and the coach. What are the consequences?      
    • A. 

      A) The substitute goalkeeper must stand behind the bench.

    • B. 

      B) The club president must leave the substitution bench.

    • C. 

      C) One of the officials must leave the substitution bench.

    • D. 

      D) Whoever is not entered in the score sheet must leave the substitution bench.

    • E. 

      E) The ‘responsible team official’ gets a progressive punishment.

  • 19. 
    21.  Which is the minimum number of players that must be present on the court at the beginning of the game and entered in the match report?      
    • A. 

      A) 5 players

    • B. 

      B) 4 court players and 1 goalkeeper

    • C. 

      C) 5 court players and 1 goalkeeper

    • D. 

      D) 6 court players

  • 20. 
    22.  Four scenarios: Who is eligible to play?        
    • A. 

      A) A player who is present at the beginning of the game and entered in the score sheet

    • B. 

      B) A player who is not present at the beginning of the game but is entered in score sheet

    • C. 

      C) A player who is present at the beginning of the game but not entered in the score sheet

    • D. 

      D) A player who has received permission to play from the timekeeper but is not entered in the score sheet

  • 21. 
    23.  At the start of the game, there are only 6 players of team A present. Immediately after the start of the game, the missing players arrive. Player A7 runs directly out on the playing court through the substitution area. He is not included in the score sheet. Correct decision?  
    • A. 

      A) Disqualification of A7

    • B. 

      B) 2-minute suspension for player A7, who must be included in the score sheet.

    • C. 

      C) A7 has to be included in the score sheet.

    • D. 

      D) Progressive punishment against the ‘responsible team official’ of team A

  • 22. 
    24. During team A's counter-attack, player B7 enters the court as an additional player and holds A5 in such a way that the clear chance of scoring is spoiled. Correct decision?     
    • A. 

      A) 2-minute suspension for player

    • B. 

      B7 b) Disqualification of player B7 without a written report

    • C. 

      C) Disqualification of B7 with a written report

    • D. 

      D) Free-throw

    • E. 

      E) 7-meter throw

  • 23. 
    25.  The referees have awarded a free-throw for team A at the free-throw line of team B. Now there is a whistle signal from the timekeeper who stops the clock. The referees inquire about the reason for the intervention by the timekeeper. The timekeeper informs the referees that A9 made a faulty substitution. Decision?    
    • A. 

      A) Free-throw for A at the free-throw line of team B

    • B. 

      B) Free-throw for team B at the team's own free-throw line

    • C. 

      C) Free-throw for B at the substitution area of team A

    • D. 

      D) 2-minute suspension for player A9

  • 24. 
    26. B14 makes a correct substitution while the game is interrupted. However, a whistle comes from the timekeeper's table. B14 is not entered in the score sheet. It is found that this player has number 18 in the score sheet. Correct decision?    
    • A. 

      A) Progressive punishment against the ‘responsible team official’ of team B

    • B. 

      B) Free-throw for A at the timekeeper’s desk

    • C. 

      C) The number has to be corrected in the match report

    • D. 

      D) The game is continued with the throw corresponding to the situation. Written report

  • 25. 
    27. Team A is going to execute a free-throw after the final whistle. To that end, first player A3 and then A4 leave the court to be replaced by first A5 and then A6 who enter the court. Which of the following statements is/are correct?    
    • A. 

      A) The timekeeper whistles and indicates a faulty substitution of team A.

    • B. 

      B) Player A4 receives a suspension for faulty substitution.

    • C. 

      C) Player A6 receives a suspension for faulty substitution.

    • D. 

      D) There is no reason for the timekeeper to whistle.

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