CFOA 2010 Study Guide Online

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Assumptions • Unless noted, all passes are legal forward passes and all kicks are legal. • Unless noted, plays do not involve the last timed down of a period. • Unless noted, all kicks are untouched beyond the neutral zone or beyond the free-kick line. • Unless noted, all penalties are accepted. • Unless noted, all fouls are live-ball player fouls. • Unless noted, plays do not result in a score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Just after K1’s punt is airborne and untouched by team R, K2 blocks R3. The contact causes R3 to knock the punter to the ground.
    • A. 

      No problem.

    • B. 

      R3 has fouled if K2’s block was legal.

    • C. 

      R3 has fouled if K2’s block was illegal.

    • D. 

      R3 has fouled under any circumstances.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not an option for team R when a free kick from team K’s 40 yardline goes out of bounds untouched by team R?
    • A. 

      A five-yard penalty enforced from the previous spot.

    • B. 

      A new series at the yardline where the ball went out of bounds.

    • C. 

      A new series after a five-yard penalty is enforced from the yardline where the ball went out of bounds.

    • D. 

      A new series 25 yards in advance from the previous spot.

  • 3. 
    A1 is in possession of the ball beyond the line of scrimmage when B2 grabs the inside back collar of A1’s shoulder pads or jersey and immediately pulls him toward the ground. Before A1 falls to the ground, he fumbles and B3 recovers.
    • A. 

      No problem.

    • B. 

      Foul on B2.

  • 4. 
    Second and 10 for team A from team B’s 37 yardline. A1’s legal forward pass is intercepted by B2 at his own three yardline. B2’s momentum takes him into his own end zone. An official blows an inadvertent whistle.
    • A. 

      Team A scores a safety.

    • B. 

      Team B is awarded a touchback.

    • C. 

      The momentum exception applies; team B will likely choose to begin a new series at its own three yardline.

    • D. 

      B2 should ignore the whistle and continue playing.

  • 5. 
    Third and 27 for team A from its own 11 yardline. Quarterback A1 is under center when he takes the snap and throws a backward pass to fullback A2. Immediately upon receiving the pass, A2 gets off a quick kick. B3, who was blitzing on the play, takes three running steps and roughly knocks A2 to the ground.
    • A. 

      No foul because team A was not in a scrimmage- kick formation.

    • B. 

      No foul because A2 is by definition a back and not a kicker.

    • C. 

      No foul because it wasn’t reasonably certain a kick would be made.

    • D. 

      B3 is guilty of running into the kicker.

    • E. 

      B3 is guilty of roughing the kicker.

  • 6. 
    Second and 12 on team A’s five yardline. Time for the first quarter expires during the down as quarterback A1 is sacked at his own two yardline. A3 is flagged for holding in the end zone.
    • A. 

      If team B accepts the penalty, the period has ended.

    • B. 

      If team B accepts the penalty, the period is extended for team A’s free kick.

  • 7. 
    Fourth and 10 from team K’s 20 yardline. K1’s punt is blocked. The ball, which never crossed the neutral zone, rolls to team K’s 10 yardline. K3 recovers the ball and punts it again from his own 10 yardline.
    • A. 

      The ball is dead when K3 recovers it.

    • B. 

      The ball remains live when K3 recovers it.

  • 8. 
    After the referee whistles the ready for team A’s try, kicker A2 legally enters the field. However, A2 is not wearing a shoe on his kicking foot.
    • A. 

      Legal.

    • B. 

      The referee should not allow to A2 to participate.

    • C. 

      A referee’s timeout should be called until A2 has two shoes.

  • 9. 
    Team A moves to the line and all players are set. End A9 then slowly moves backward and continues moving backward as the ball is snapped. At the snap, A9 was in his backfield six yards behind his line.
    • A. 

      Legal.

    • B. 

      Illegal motion.

    • C. 

      Illegal shift.

  • 10. 
    The umpire signals the game clock to stop because A1 is bleeding. Team A requests and is granted a charged timeout. During the timeout, A1 receives medical treatment and the wound is properly covered with a legal bandage.
    • A. 

      A1 need not leave the game.

    • B. 

      A1 must sit out for at least one play.

  • 11. 
    Fourth and seven for team A from its own 45 yardline. B1 intercepts a pass at his own six yardline. After running a few steps, he is hit and fumbles at team B’s three yardline. The ball rolls and hits the pylon, which is properly placed. As a result:
    • A. 

      The ball is returned to the spot of the fumble; it’s team B’s ball at its own three yardline.

    • B. 

      It’s a safety; team A scores two points.

    • C. 

      It’s a touchback; it’s team B’s ball at its own 20 yardline.

  • 12. 
    First and 10 for team A at its own 20 yardline. Quarterback A1 keeps the ball and is tackled by B5 at team A’s 35 yardline. In trying to fend off the tackle A1 grasps but does not pull or twist B5’s facemask.
    • A. 

      Legal play.

    • B. 

      Facemask foul; team A is penalized 15 yards.

    • C. 

      Facemask foul; team A is penalized five yards.

    • D. 

      Facemask foul; team A is penalized five yards and loss of down.

  • 13. 
    First and 10 on team A’s 26 yardline. Team A is in a formation with A1 directly behind the snapper seven yards behind the line. Immediately after the snap B3 charges directly at the snapper and contacts him by pushing him backward. A1 throws an incomplete pass.
    • A. 

      B3’s action is legal.

    • B. 

      B3’s action is a foul; the penalty is 15 yards from the previous spot and an automatic first down.

    • C. 

      B3’s action is a foul; the penalty is 15 yards from the previous spot but not an automatic first down.

  • 14. 
    Team A has two timeouts remaining. With the clock running late in the first half substitute A12 runs from the team area onto the field and next to the line judge, who is standing between the sideline than the nine-yard marks. A12 requests a timeout. The timeout request:
    • A. 

      Is granted.

    • B. 

      Is not granted until A12 is positioned between the nine-yard marks.

    • C. 

      Is not granted until A12 is positioned between the hashmarks.

  • 15. 
    In the first possession of overtime, it is fourth down and 10 for team K from team R’s 30 yardline. K1’s untouched field goal attempt is short. The ball is rolling and is at team R’s seven yardline when R5 touches the ball in an unsuccessful attempt to recover it. K9 recovers the ball at team R’s three yardline. As a result:
    • A. 

      Team K’s series is over; it’s team R’s ball.

    • B. 

      Team K is awarded a new series at team R’s 10 yardline.

    • C. 

      Team K is awarded a new series at team R’s 25 yardline.

    • D. 

      Team K is awarded a new series at team R’s three yardline.

    • E. 

      Team K is awarded a new series at team R’s seven yardline.

  • 16. 
    A double foul occurs when two or more live-ball fouls (other than nonplayer or unsportsmanlike) are committed by each team at such a time that the offended team is permitted a choice of penalties.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 17. 
    A fumble:
    • A. 

      Is the same as a muff.

    • B. 

      May be recovered and advanced by any player at any time.

    • C. 

      Occurs when a player loses possession of a live ball other than by handing, passing or legal kick.

  • 18. 
    Fourth and one for team A on team B’s 17 yardline. Runner A1 is thrown for a three-yard loss. After the play B2 is flagged for a personal foul.
    • A. 

      It will be team A’s ball first and goal on team B’s 10 yardline.

    • B. 

      It will be team B’s ball first and 10 on team B’s 35 yardline.

    • C. 

      It will be team B’s ball first and 20 on team B’s 35 yardline.

    • D. 

      It will be team B’s ball first and 10 on team B’s 10 yardline.

  • 19. 
    Team K’s kick try passes completely between both uprights and completely above the crossbar and beyond it. A gust of wind then blows back the ball, which lands in the end zone after passing above the crossbar on its way back.
    • A. 

      The kick is no good

    • B. 

      The kick is good.

  • 20. 
    K1’s free kick is muffed by R2 at team R’s 35 yardline. K3 attempts to recover the loose ball but causes it to go out of bounds at team R’s 30 yardline.
    • A. 

      That’s a foul; team K has caused the kick to go out of bounds.

    • B. 

      That’s not a foul.

  • 21. 
    A legal forward pass has crossed the neutral zone when:
    • A. 

      Any part of the ball is beyond the neutral zone.

    • B. 

      The ball strikes the ground any player an official or anything else beyond the line inbounds.

    • C. 

      The entire ball is beyond the neutral zone.

  • 22. 
    Team A is granted a charged team timeout. After 20 seconds of the timeout have expired both teams are ready to resume play.
    • A. 

      The game may resume.

    • B. 

      Because team A called the timeout the game resumes whether team B is ready or not.

    • C. 

      The game cannot resume until the full amount of the timeout has expired.

  • 23. 
    Fourth and seven for team K from team R’s 30 yardline. K1’s field goal attempt is blocked behind the line and recovered there by K9, who advances. As K9 crosses team B’s five yardline, an official signals touchdown but does not blow his whistle. K9 continues over the goalline.
    • A. 

      Touchdown for team K.

    • B. 

      The ball is dead when the official signals; it’s first and goal for team K from team R’s five yardline.

    • C. 

      The ball should have been blown dead the moment K9 recovered it.

  • 24. 
    Following a touchback and before the ready for play team A elects to have the ball placed at the left hashmark. After the ready signal but before the snap B1 crosses the neutral zone and makes contact with A2. After the penalty is enforced:
    • A. 

      Team A may have the ball moved to the middle of the field for the next snap.

    • B. 

      Team A may not have the ball moved to the middle of the field for the next snap.

    • C. 

      Team A must take a charged team timeout in order to have the ball moved to the middle of the field for the next snap.

    • D. 

      Once the ball is placed it may not be moved under any circumstances.

  • 25. 
    Fourth and two at team B’s 28 yardline. Quarterback A1 takes the snap and fakes a handoff to A2, then hands the ball to A3. A2 bends forward at the waist and pretends he has the ball. A2 is hit at team B’s 31 yardline, where the impact causes the helmet to come completely off of A2’s head.
    • A. 

      The ball is dead the second A2’s helmet comes off.

    • B. 

      The ball remains live when A2’s helmet comes off.

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