Could You Answer These Sports Questions? Trivia Quiz

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Could You Answer These Sports Questions? Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tony is playing keeper for the Arrows and catches a shot on goal. He drops the ball to the ground and dribbles, with his feet, out of the penalty area. Daniel, a forward for the Strikers, challenges Tony and kicks the ball away from Tony back into the penalty area. Tony, while his body is still outside the penalty area, reaches back into the penalty area with his hands and secures the ball. What action should the referee take?
    • A. 

      A direct free kick for the Strikers because the keeper handled the ball out side his penalty area

    • B. 

      A yellow card for Daniel and an indirect kick for the Arrows, because Daniel challenged the keeper when the he had possession of the ball

    • C. 

      No action

  • 2. 
    Noah is a defender for the Panthers taking a free kick just outside his penalty area. He kicks the ball back toward his keeper. Unfortunately, Noah didn't notice that his keeper was out of position and not in the goal. Realising the ball is going into the net, Noah races to the ball. Before the ball enters the goal, Noah kicks it but slices it over the goal line into his own goal. His opponents, the Raiders, begin celebrating. What action should the Referee take?
    • A. 

      Wave off the goal, and award an indirect kick to the Raiders from the spot Noah touched the ball the second time.

    • B. 

      Wave off the goal and have the Panthers retake the free kick, because it was not played forward

    • C. 

      Score a goal for the Raiders and set up for a kick off

  • 3. 
    The referee starts play with a dropped ball. Sam, playing for the Bears, kicks the ball before it touches the ground. It goes off his opponent into his own goal. His opponents the Wolves, start celebrating. What action should the referee take?
    • A. 

      Award a goal to Wolves and restart with a kickoff

    • B. 

      Waive off the goal and restart play from the original dropped ball spot with another dropped ball

    • C. 

      Waive off the goal, and award an indirect kick to the Wolves from the spot of the dropped ball

  • 4. 
    During a stoppage in play, the Panthers want to make a substitution. They want to take Adam off and bring on Kyle. Adam is mad. After he crosses the touch line, before the referee waives on Kyle, Adam swears at the referee for calling a bad game. What action should the referee take?
    • A. 

      Issue Adam a red card and send him off for abusive language and not allow a substitute for Adam.

    • B. 

      Issue Adam a red card and send him off for abusive language and then allow the substitute for Adam.

    • C. 

      No action as Adam was already leaving the game and allow the substitute.

  • 5. 
    A goal kick is being taken by the Tigers keeper. Before the ball leaves the penalty area, the referee sees Tony, a player of the opposing team punch another player of the Tigers on the field of play. What action should the referee take? Stop play, issue Tony a red card and send him off for:__________________________________________
    • A. 

      Violent conduct, and restart with a direct free kick for the Tigers from the spot of the punch

    • B. 

      Striking an opponent, and restart with a direct free kick for the Tigers from the spot of the punch

    • C. 

      Violent conduct, and restart with the goal kick again

  • 6. 
    At the start of the match, the Spartins only have 10 players ready to play against the Ravens. What action should the referee take
    • A. 

      Abandon the match and award a win to the Ravens

    • B. 

      Allow play to begin requiring both teams to play with 10 players

    • C. 

      Allow play to begin with the Spartins a player short

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      A drop ball at the spot of the kick

    • B. 

      A drop ball on the goal area line nearest to the point where the first ball hit the cross bar

    • C. 

      A drop ball at the spot where the keeper picked up the ball

  • 8. 
    Play is stopped for Pete's second cautionable offence of the game. What action should the referee take? Show Pete a ___________________ .
    • A. 

      Yellow card and send him off

    • B. 

      Yellow card and red card at the same time and send him off

    • C. 

      Yellow card, then show him a red card and send him off

  • 9. 
    Bill's opponent Jack is in the center circle when a teammate of Jack's challenges Bill near the sideline. Jack yells "Kick it here!" Bill instinctively kicks the ball over to Jack. What action should the referee take?
    • A. 

      Play should be stopped and a yellow card issued to Jack, Play is restarted with an indirect free kick for Bill's team.

    • B. 

      Play should be stopped and a yellow card issued to Jack, Play is restarted with an direct free kick for Bill's team.

    • C. 

      No action

  • 10. 
    Play is stopped for a substitution, but a player who is about to be replaced refuses to leave the field of play. What action should the referee take?
    • A. 

      Require the player to leave and caution him for delaying the restart of play.

    • B. 

      Require the player to leave and caution him for unsporting behavior.

    • C. 

      Allow play to continue.

  • 11. 
    Law 6 gives the assistant referee the authority to penalize a player for an offside infraction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Law 1 specifies that an optional mark may be placed outside the goal line 10 yards from the corner arc. At the taking of a corner kick, an opponent standing on the goal line must be no nearer to the corner flag than this mark.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    An attacker realizes she is in an offside position. She steps off the field of play to show she is not participating in play. She should be cautioned for leaving the field without the permission of the referee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A goal is scored. After the ensuing kick-off, the referee realizes that the goal was scored by a team with 12 (apparent) players on the field. The goal should be disallowed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False