High School Soccer Referee Test Prep

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  • 1. 

    If a player is injured and being replaced during a penalty kick, the substitute may take the penalty pick.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the rules of penalty kicks in soccer, if a player is injured and being replaced, they cannot take the penalty kick. The substitute player is not allowed to take the penalty kick as they were not on the field at the time the penalty was awarded. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 2. 

    A player from Team A taunts an opponent by pointing his finger at him/her and ridiculing him/her. The referee should caution (yellow card) the player from Team A.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The referee should caution the player from Team A because taunting and ridiculing an opponent is considered unsporting behavior. This behavior goes against the principles of fair play and respect for opponents, which are fundamental values in sports. Cautioning the player with a yellow card serves as a warning and reminder to uphold these values and maintain a respectful and sportsmanlike attitude on the field.

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  • 3. 

    The coin toss should be at least 5 minutes before the game.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The coin toss should be at least 5 minutes before the game to ensure that both teams have enough time to prepare and make any necessary adjustments based on the outcome of the coin toss. This allows for a fair and equal start to the game, as both teams have equal opportunity to strategize and plan their approach based on whether they win or lose the coin toss. By conducting the coin toss at least 5 minutes before the game, it also helps to avoid any delays or confusion that may arise if the coin toss is done too close to the start of the game.

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  • 4. 

    Padding on soccer goals can have both school colors and school logos.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that padding on soccer goals can have both school colors and school logos. However, this statement is false. Padding on soccer goals is typically designed to be neutral and does not typically incorporate school colors or logos. The purpose of the padding is to provide protection for players and prevent injuries, rather than to represent the school.

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  • 5. 

    A team which is awarded an indirect free kick within its own goal area may take the free kick from any point within the goal area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to the rules of soccer, when a team is awarded an indirect free kick within its own goal area, they have the option to take the free kick from any point within the goal area. This allows the team to have more flexibility in deciding where to take the kick from, based on their strategic advantage or the positioning of their players.

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  • 6. 

    During a dropped ball, all players (other than the two opposing players, must be at least 10 yards from the ball.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During a dropped ball, all players (other than the two opposing players) are not required to be at least 10 yards from the ball. This means that players can be closer to the ball during a dropped ball situation.

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  • 7. 

    When dribbling the ball into the penalty area, Player A simulates being pushed by player B and falls to the ground. Player A should receive a caution (yellow card) for simulating a fould.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Player A should receive a caution (yellow card) for simulating a foul because it is considered unsporting behavior. Simulating being pushed by player B and falling to the ground is an attempt to deceive the referee and gain an unfair advantage. This behavior goes against the principles of fair play and is punishable by a caution.

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  • 8. 

    Player A is awarded a free kick just outside his own penalty area. Player A takes the free kick by passing the ball back to his goalkeeper who is not prepared and the ball goes into Player A's goal without the goalkeeper touching the ball. The referee should award a goal to team B.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In soccer, if a player takes a free kick and passes the ball back to their own goalkeeper, the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with their hands. Therefore, if the goalkeeper is not prepared and fails to save the ball, it would not result in a goal for the opposing team. Instead, it would be considered a mistake by Player A and play would continue with a corner kick or a goal kick, depending on whether the ball crossed the goal line or not.

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  • 9. 

    Player A is taking a penalty kick but stops abrubtly while running up to the ball to take the kick. The goalkeeper, being fooled, dives and then Player A kicks the ball into the goal. This is legal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In soccer, stopping abruptly during a penalty kick is considered a feint, which is against the rules. According to the Laws of the Game, a player taking a penalty kick must continue with their movement towards the ball until the kick is taken. If a player stops abruptly and then kicks the ball, it is considered an illegal play, and the goal will not count. Therefore, the statement that this is legal is false.

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  • 10. 

    Except for the jersey of the goalkeeper, all jerseys must have a number in the front which is at least 4 inches in height.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All jerseys, except for the goalkeeper's jersey, are required to have a number in the front that is at least 4 inches in height. This means that the statement is true.

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  • 11. 

    A coach may be shown the red card and be disqualified but may stay with the team in the team area during the remainder of the game.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because if a coach is shown the red card and disqualified, they are required to leave the team area and cannot remain with the team for the remainder of the game. The red card is a disciplinary action that results in the coach being sent off and not being allowed to have any further involvement in the game.

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  • 12. 

    On a corner kick the ball must move outside the corner arc before it is in play.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    On a corner kick, the ball must move outside the corner arc before it is considered in play. This means that the ball must be completely outside the curved line that marks the corner arc. If the ball does not move outside the corner arc, it is considered still in the corner and the kick will need to be retaken. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 13. 

    A player from Team A is cautioned (yellow card) for incidental foul language. The offending player ay be replaced. The cuationed player may not return until the next legal substitution opportunity (or after a 5 minute cooling off period as per state jurisdiction).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to the given information, a player from Team A can be cautioned (given a yellow card) for using foul language. As a result of the caution, the player may be replaced by another player. Additionally, the cautioned player is not allowed to return to the game until the next legal substitution opportunity or after a 5 minute cooling off period, depending on the state jurisdiction.

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  • 14. 

    The referee awards a penalty to Team A but before the penalty can be taken time expires. The referee may NOT extend time for the taking of a penalty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The referee may extend time for the taking of a penalty if time expires before it can be taken.

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  • 15. 

    Ankle braces may be worn but must be covered by a stocking or other suitable material.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Ankle braces do not necessarily need to be covered by a stocking or other material. This statement is false as there is no requirement for ankle braces to be covered.

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  • 16. 

    The boundary lines (touch line and goal line) are not considered part of the field of play.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the boundary lines, including the touch line and goal line, are considered part of the field of play in sports like football. These lines define the boundaries within which the game is played and determine whether the ball is in or out of play.

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  • 17. 

    It is the responsibility of the head coach to ensure that his/her players are legally equipped.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The head coach is responsible for ensuring that their players are legally equipped, which means that they have all the necessary equipment and gear required by the rules and regulations of the sport. This includes things like helmets, pads, and uniforms. It is important for the head coach to prioritize the safety and well-being of their players by making sure they are properly equipped to participate in the sport.

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  • 18. 

    If the player taking a throw-in plays the ball after he/she has taken the throw-in before any other player touches the ball, the proper procedure is to award an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If the player taking a throw-in plays the ball after he/she has taken the throw-in before any other player touches the ball, it is considered a violation of the rules. In this situation, the proper procedure is to award an indirect free kick to the opposing team. This is because the player taking the throw-in is not allowed to touch the ball again until it has been touched by another player. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 19. 

    Player A receives a second yellow card and is disqualified. Player A may not be replaced and Team A must play shorthanded.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In soccer, if a player receives a second yellow card in the same match, they are shown a red card and are disqualified (sent off). When a player is sent off, their team must play with one player fewer for the remainder of the match, and they are not allowed to replace the dismissed player. This means that Team A must play shorthanded after Player A's disqualification.

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  • 20. 

    Team B scores a goal against Team A directly from a kick off. The referee should disallow the goal because no other player touched the ball before it went into the goal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The referee should not disallow the goal because there is no rule stating that another player must touch the ball before it goes into the goal from a kick off. As long as the ball is kicked and goes into the goal without any violations, the goal is valid.

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  • 21. 

    The goalkeeper from Team A catches the ball with his hands in his penalty box directly from a throw-in from a teammate. This is legal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Catching the ball with hands directly from a throw-in from a teammate in the penalty box is not legal. According to the rules of soccer, a goalkeeper cannot catch the ball with their hands if it has been deliberately thrown to them by a teammate. This is considered a violation, and the opposing team should be awarded an indirect free kick from the spot where the goalkeeper caught the ball.

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  • 22. 

    Players may not wear any jewelry which includes religious medals.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because players are allowed to wear religious medals as jewelry.

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  • 23. 

    While inspecting the field prior to the game, the head referee notices that the portable goals being used are not securely anchored to the ground. The game can be played if both coaches agree.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The game cannot be played if both coaches agree because the portable goals are not securely anchored to the ground. This poses a safety risk for the players and could lead to accidents or injuries during the game. It is important to ensure that the goals are properly anchored to prevent any potential hazards.

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  • 24. 

    After showing the red card to a player during the game, the referee must immediately notify both coaches, the scorer and the other officials of the nature of the misconduct.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    After showing a red card to a player during the game, it is important for the referee to immediately notify both coaches, the scorer, and the other officials of the nature of the misconduct. This is necessary to ensure transparency and fairness in the game, as all relevant parties should be aware of the player's actions and the reason for their dismissal. By promptly sharing this information, the referee helps maintain the integrity of the game and allows for appropriate disciplinary actions to be taken if necessary.

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  • 25. 

    When simultaneous fouls of the same degree occur by opponents and both referees stop play and call different fouls during that play, the head referee should always prevail.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When simultaneous fouls of the same degree occur by opponents and both referees stop play and call different fouls during that play, the head referee and the assistant referee (or other officials involved) should confer to determine the correct action. The head referee doesn't always prevail; rather, the decision is typically made collectively based on the officials' observations and the rules of the sport.

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  • 26. 

    5 minutes prior to the game a player from Team A approaches the referee and is verbally abusive. The referee may not issue a caution (yellow card) because the game has not yet started.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The answer is false because according to the rules, a referee can issue a caution (yellow card) for misconduct even before the game has started. Verbal abuse towards the referee is considered misconduct and can result in a caution, regardless of whether the game has started or not.

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  • 27. 

    Player A is injured and the coach is beckoned on the field. Player A must leave the field but may be replaced.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In this scenario, Player A is injured and the coach is called onto the field. According to the given information, Player A is required to leave the field due to the injury. However, the statement also mentions that Player A may be replaced. This implies that there is a provision for substitution when a player is injured. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 28. 

    Goals must have nets before a game can be started.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In order for a game to be started, goals must have nets. This implies that the presence of nets is a requirement for the game to begin. Therefore, the statement "Goals must have nets before a game can be started" is true.

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  • 29. 

    During a soccer match, Player A accidentally scores into their own goal from a corner kick. In accordance with proper procedure, the referee awards the goal to Team B.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In soccer, if a player from Team A accidentally scores into their own goal from a corner kick, the goal is awarded to Team B. This is because the corner kick is considered an attacking opportunity for Team B, and the own goal is seen as a defensive error from Team A. Therefore, it is the proper procedure for the referee to award the goal to Team B.

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  • 30. 

    Team A is awarded an indirect free kick just outside of Team B's penalty area. A player from Team A takes the kick and it goes into the goal directly without any other player touching it.The referee should award a goal kick to team B.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a player takes an indirect free kick and the ball goes directly into the opponent's goal without any other player touching it, a goal kick should be awarded to the opposing team. This is because in order for a goal to be valid, the ball must touch another player before crossing the goal line. Since no other player touched the ball, the goal kick is the correct decision.

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