Level 1 AFL Umpiring Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who is entitled to request a team count of an opposing team?

    • A.

      A) team runner

    • B.

      B) team captain

    • C.

      C) other umpire

    • D.

      D) team coach

    Correct Answer
    B. B) team captain
    Explanation
    The team captain is entitled to request a team count of an opposing team. The team captain is responsible for leading and representing their team, and they have the authority to request information or clarification from the opposing team.

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  • 2. 

    Where does the team count take place?

    • A.

      A) goal square

    • B.

      B) where the request took place

    • C.

      C) on the boundary line

    • D.

      D) in the centre square

    Correct Answer
    D. D) in the centre square
    Explanation
    The team count takes place in the centre square.

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  • 3. 

    When does match timing commence at the start of a quarter?

    • A.

      A) when the ball is bounced or thrown up by the umpire

    • B.

      B) when the siren sounds

    • C.

      C) at the sound of the whistle or when a player, who has been awarded a free kick, brings the ball into play

    • D.

      D) when the umpire raises the ball above his head

    Correct Answer
    A. A) when the ball is bounced or thrown up by the umpire
  • 4. 

    How many players from each team are permitted in the centre square for the centre bounce?

    • A.

      A) 3

    • B.

      B) 4

    • C.

      C) 5

    • D.

      D) 6

    Correct Answer
    B. B) 4
    Explanation
    Four players from each team are permitted in the centre square for the centre bounce. This is a rule in Australian Rules Football, where the game starts with a "bounce" in the center of the field. Each team is allowed to have four players in the centre square during this initial play.

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  • 5. 

    No player is permitted to enter the centre square from when?

    • A.

      A) the field umpire commences his approach to bounce the ball in the circle

    • B.

      B) the boundary umpires are in position

    • C.

      C) the field umpire receives the ball from the boundary umpire

    • D.

      D) a goal is scored

    Correct Answer
    A. A) the field umpire commences his approach to bounce the ball in the circle
  • 6. 

    In the event that more than one umpire is officiating in game, play in each quarter shall come to an end when?

    • A.

      A) the players hear the siren

    • B.

      B) the field umpire hears the siren and blows his whistle

    • C.

      C) the field umpire raises both hands above his head

    • D.

      D) any of the field umpires hear the siren

    Correct Answer
    D. D) any of the field umpires hear the siren
    Explanation
    In a game where multiple umpires are officiating, play in each quarter will come to an end when any of the field umpires hear the siren. This means that if at least one umpire hears the siren, it signals the end of the quarter and the players must stop playing. The other options (a, b, c) are not correct because they do not consider the possibility of multiple umpires and rely on specific actions or signals from only one umpire.

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  • 7. 

    During a kick off from fullback, no player shall be allowed within how many metres of the goal square?

    • A.

      A) 10 metres

    • B.

      B) 2 metres

    • C.

      C) 5 metres

    • D.

      D) 15 metres

    Correct Answer
    C. C) 5 metres
    Explanation
    During a kick off from fullback, no player shall be allowed within 5 metres of the goal square. This rule is in place to ensure that there is enough space for the player kicking off to have a clear and unobstructed kick. It also helps to prevent any potential interference or obstruction from opposing players, allowing for a fair and equal start to the game.

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  • 8. 

    When an official is in the 50 m area after a point is scored, and they are not attending to an injured player and they’re not using their best endeavours to clear the 50m area, where is the resultant free kick paid?

    • A.

      A) The back edge of the centre square

    • B.

      B) The top of the goal square

    • C.

      C) The 50 metre line

    • D.

      D) Where the official was standing

    Correct Answer
    A. A) The back edge of the centre square
    Explanation
    If an official is in the 50 m area after a point is scored and they are not attending to an injured player or making an effort to clear the area, the resultant free kick is paid at the back edge of the centre square.

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  • 9. 

    When can the ball be kicked into play after a behind has been scored?

    • A.

      A) When directed to by the Field Umpire.

    • B.

      B) when the goal umpire has finished waving the flags

    • C.

      C) when the goal umpire signals the behind

    • D.

      D) when the “all clear” has been given

    Correct Answer
    C. C) when the goal umpire signals the behind
    Explanation
    After a behind has been scored, the ball can be kicked into play when the goal umpire signals the behind. This indicates that the behind has been officially recorded and acknowledged by the umpire. The goal umpire waves a single flag to signal a behind, and this action allows the team that did not score the behind to take possession of the ball and restart the game.

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  • 10. 

    Can a mark be awarded where a ball in flight strikes an umpire or any other authorised official?

    • A.

      A) yes

    • B.

      B) no

    • C.

      C) only if the contact is accidental

    Correct Answer
    A. A) yes
    Explanation
    A mark can be awarded where a ball in flight strikes an umpire or any other authorized official.

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  • 11. 

    How far must a ball travel for it to be awarded as a mark?

    • A.

      A) 10 metres

    • B.

      B) 15 metres

    • C.

      C) 20 metres

    • D.

      D) 25 metres

    Correct Answer
    B. B) 15 metres
    Explanation
    A ball must travel a distance of 15 metres in order to be awarded as a mark.

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  • 12. 

    How many opponents may stand on a player’s mark?

    • A.

      A) as many as they want provided they stand side-by-side

    • B.

      B) two

    • C.

      C) one

    • D.

      D) all of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. C) one
    Explanation
    A player's mark is typically a designated spot on the field where the player is required to stand during certain situations, such as during a free kick or penalty kick. The question is asking how many opponents may stand on this mark. The correct answer is c) one, indicating that only one opponent is allowed to stand on the player's mark. This is to ensure fair play and to prevent any interference or obstruction of the player's positioning or movement.

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  • 13. 

    If a player attempts to play the ball other than in a direct line over the mark, the field umpire should ...

    • A.

      A) bring the player back behind the mark

    • B.

      B) line up the player again

    • C.

      C) call and indicate “play on”

    • D.

      D) call “advantage”

    Correct Answer
    C. C) call and indicate “play on”
    Explanation
    If a player attempts to play the ball other than in a direct line over the mark, the field umpire should call and indicate "play on". This means that the player did not properly execute the play and must continue with the game without stopping. The umpire does not need to bring the player back behind the mark or line them up again, as these actions are not necessary in this situation. Similarly, calling "advantage" would not be appropriate, as the player did not gain an advantage by playing the ball in a different direction.

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  • 14. 

    When kicking for goal (mark taken outside goal square), a player should be lined up with ....

    • A.

      A) the centre of the goal line

    • B.

      B) the centre of the kick off line

    • C.

      C) the man on the mark

    • D.

      D) the goal umpire

    Correct Answer
    A. A) the centre of the goal line
    Explanation
    When kicking for goal from a mark taken outside the goal square, a player should be lined up with the centre of the goal line. This means that the player should position themselves in such a way that they are directly in line with the center of the goal line, ensuring that their kick has the best chance of going through the middle of the goal posts. By aligning themselves with the centre of the goal line, the player can effectively aim for the center of the goals and increase their chances of scoring a goal.

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  • 15. 

    A player may remain in possession of the football for any length of time unless ...

    • A.

      A) he is correctly tackled by an opponent

    • B.

      B) he is directed to dispose of the football by a field umpire

    • C.

      C) he bounces the ball every 15 metres travelled

    • D.

      D) all of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. D) all of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is d) all of the above. This means that a player may remain in possession of the football for any length of time unless he is correctly tackled by an opponent, he is directed to dispose of the football by a field umpire, or he bounces the ball every 15 meters traveled. In other words, if any of these conditions are met, the player must relinquish possession of the football.

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  • 16. 

    Can a player in possession of the ball fend off a tackler by pushing with an open hand to the chest or side?

    • A.

      A) No

    • B.

      B) Yes

    • C.

      C) only if reasonable force is applied

    Correct Answer
    B. B) Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, a player in possession of the ball can fend off a tackler by pushing with an open hand to the chest or side. This is a legal move in many sports, including rugby and American football, as long as it is not excessive or dangerous. It is a way for the player to protect themselves and maintain possession of the ball while avoiding being tackled.

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  • 17. 

    If a player who has had ‘prior opportunity’ is in the act of kicking or handballing and is swung off balance without making contact with the ball, the decision is?

    • A.

      A) free kick for slinging

    • B.

      B) play on call

    • C.

      C) ball up

    • D.

      D) free kick for illegal disposal

    Correct Answer
    D. D) free kick for illegal disposal
    Explanation
    If a player who has had 'prior opportunity' is in the act of kicking or handballing and is swung off balance without making contact with the ball, the decision is a free kick for illegal disposal. This means that if the player is tackled or swung off balance without getting rid of the ball correctly, it will result in a free kick being awarded to the opposing team.

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  • 18. 

    If a player with ‘no prior opportunity’ has his arms pinned to his side in a legal tackle, causing the ball to drop free, the decision is?

    • A.

      A) ball up

    • B.

      B) dropping the ball

    • C.

      C) holding the ball

    • D.

      D) play on

    Correct Answer
    D. D) play on
    Explanation
    If a player with 'no prior opportunity' has his arms pinned to his side in a legal tackle, causing the ball to drop free, the decision is to play on. This means that the umpire will allow the game to continue without stopping play or awarding a free kick or any other penalty.

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  • 19. 

    What should a player do who carries the ball across the boundary line after an “out of bounds” signal?

    • A.

      A) nothing

    • B.

      B) carry the ball back into play

    • C.

      C) drop the ball directly to the ground or immediately hand the ball to the boundary umpire

    • D.

      D) kick the ball to the boundary umpire

    Correct Answer
    C. C) drop the ball directly to the ground or immediately hand the ball to the boundary umpire
    Explanation
    When a player carries the ball across the boundary line after an "out of bounds" signal, they should drop the ball directly to the ground or immediately hand the ball to the boundary umpire. This is because once the ball goes out of bounds, it is considered out of play. By dropping the ball or handing it to the boundary umpire, the player ensures that the ball is back in play and can continue the game.

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  • 20. 

    If the ball crosses the boundary line and a free kick is paid before the field umpire acknowledges the boundary umpire whistle ...

    • A.

      A) the ball goes back to the boundary umpire to be thrown in

    • B.

      B) the field umpire calls “play on”

    • C.

      C) the free kick stands

    • D.

      D) the field umpire calls for a field bounce

    Correct Answer
    C. C) the free kick stands
    Explanation
    If the ball crosses the boundary line and a free kick is paid before the field umpire acknowledges the boundary umpire whistle, the free kick stands. This means that the team who was awarded the free kick will still have the opportunity to take it, regardless of the ball crossing the boundary line. The boundary umpire's whistle does not affect the outcome of the free kick.

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