Introduction To Basketball Officiating

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Introduction To Basketball Officiating

In Basketball, an official is a person who has the responsibility to enforce the rules and maintain the order of the game. Basketball is regarded as among the most difficult sports to officiate, due to the speed of play and instantaneous judgement required. This quizz is designed to test your knowledge of the profession of basketball officiating. Please answer each by clicking on the correct answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Basketball officials may be referred to as: 
    • A. 

      Scorekeepers

    • B. 

      Judges

    • C. 

      Referees

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 2. 
    Basketball officials are usually referred to as referees, however generally there is one lead referee and one or two line judges, depending on whether there is a two or three person crew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In the NBA, the lead official is called the crew chief and the other two officials are "referees".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In American high school and college basketball, the officials generally wear black and white striped shirts, black pants and shoe color is optional.
    • A. 

      Tue

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    All officials wear a whistle that is utilized to stop play as a result of a foul or a violation on the court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The standard methods for officiating a basketball game are____________depending on how many officials are available to work the game:
    • A. 

      Five-person

    • B. 

      Two-person

    • C. 

      Three-person

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 7. 
    The lead position is normally along the baseline of the court, with the trail position having its starting point:
    • A. 

      Near the timekeeper.

    • B. 

      At the free throw line extended on the left side of the court facing the basket.

    • C. 

      On the outer 3 point perimeter.

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 8. 
    Officials do not change position a lot during the game.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Officials change position after certain calls:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In "three-person" mechanics, the court is further divided among three officials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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