National Federation High School Basketball Exam

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National Federation High School Basketball Exam

The national federation high school basketball exam below is a 2008 / 2009 NFHS Basketball Referee practice exam, which will help you, prepare and gauge your knowledge before the actual exam. All the best and enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     IT IS PERMISSIBLE FOR THE OFFICIATING CREW TO DETERMINE WHICH OFFICIAL WILL TOSS THE OPENING JUMP BALL---IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THE REFEREE.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 2. 
    WHILE THE BALL IS LIVE AND IN PLAY (CLOCK IS RUNNING), A COACH IS STANDING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF HIS TEAM BENCH QUIETLY WATCHING THE ACTION. UNLESS HE OR SHE IS ADDRESSING THE OFFICIALS STANDING OUT OF THE COACHING BOX, LEGAL AND PLAY CONTINUES.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 3. 
    WHILE TEAM A HAS POSSESSION OF THE BALL, A DOUBLE FOUL IS CALLED AGAINST A1 AND B1 IN THE POST AREA. THE FOUL SHALL BE ASSESSED TO EACH PLAYER AND TO EACH TEAM’S TOTAL FOULS AND THE BALL AWARDED TO WHICHEVER TEAM HAS THE POSSESSION ARROW AT THAT POINT.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 4. 
    B5 IS MAKING A THROW-IN FROM OUT OF BOUNDS UNDER HER OFFENSIVE BASKET. A4 HAS HER BACK TURNED TO B5 SO B5 DEFLECTS THE BALL OFF A4’S BACK AND LEGALLY POSITIONS HERSELF IN BOUNDS PRIOR TO SECURING THE BALL. SHE THEN SHOOTS AND MAKES A BASKET. LEGAL AND PLAY CONTINUES.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 5. 
    HEADBANDS MUST BE WHITE, BLACK, BEIGE, OR THE COLOR OF THE TORSO OF THE UNIFORM JERSEY AND MUST BE THE SAME FOR ALL TEAMMATES WHO WEAR ONE.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 6. 
    EACH TEAM MUST SUBMIT THE NAMES AND NUMBERS OF EACH TEAM MEMBER AND DESIGNATE THE FIVE STARTING PLAYERS AT LEAST THREE MINUTES PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED GAME TIME.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 7. 
    A4 DIVES FOR A LOOSE BALL AND SECURES POSSESSION WHILE LYING ON THE FLOOR. A4 THEN STANDS UP AND THEN PASSES THE BALL TO TEAMMATE A2. LEGAL?
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 8. 
    THE SIGNAL OF SPREADING THE ARMS SHALL BE USED WHEN NEEDED TO COMMUNICATE THAT A DEFENSIVE PLAYER IS NOT IN A CLOSELY-GUARDED POSITION RELATIVE TO THE PLAYER IN POSSESSION OF THE BALL.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 9. 
    AFTER TEAM B HAS USED SEVEN SECONDS IN THE BACKCOURT TRYING TO ADVANCE THE BALL, B2 REQUESTS AND IS GRANTED A TIME-OUT. FOLLOWING THE TIME-OUT, TEAM B WILL HAVE THREE SECONDS TO GET THE BALL INTO THEIR FRONT COURT.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 10. 
    THE GAME CLOCK SHOWS TWO-TENTHS OF A SECOND REMAINING IN THE THIRD QUARTER. TEAM A HAS THE BALL OUT OF BOUNDS FOR A THROW-IN AT THEIR OFFENSIVE END OF THE FLOOR. A2 CATCHES THE IN-BOUNDS PASS AND QUICKLY SHOOTS WITH THE BALL OUT OF HER HAND PRIOR TO THE HORN SOUNDING. REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THE SHOT, IT SHALL NOT COUNT.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 11. 
    AN OFFICIAL CALLS A FOUL AGAINST TEAM B AND OBSERVES 0:07 ON THE GAME CLOCK WHEN HE BLOWS THE WHISTLE. AFTER REPORTING THE FOUL TO THE SCORER’S BENCH, THE OFFICIAL NOTICES THE CLOCK SHOWS 0:03. THE OFFICIAL SHALL HAVE 0:07 PLACED BACK ON THE CLOCK BEFORE RESUMING PLAY.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 12. 
    It is a technical foul if a player leaves the court for an unauthorized reason.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 13. 
    In order to correct an error made with the clock running and the ball dead, the error must be recognized before the first live ball after the error. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 14. 
    The head coach is assessed a maximum of one direct technical foul when a player is discovered wearing an illegal uniform.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 15. 
    An intentional foul may be either personal or technical.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 16. 
    A team need only be in team control to request and be granted a time-out. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 17. 
    The head coach is assessed an indirect technical foul for each member of bench personnel who leaves the confines of the bench during a fight to get closer to the action. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 18. 
    No violation occurs when B1 uses his or her thigh to intentionally deflect a pass by A1. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 19. 
    Only the referee is authorized to correct the erroneous awarding of a score. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 20. 
    Lane spaces on each side of the free-throw lane are two feet deep. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 21. 
    The throw-in is at the designated spot nearest the violation after a goaltending violation by B1. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 22. 
    A jump ball ends when the tapped ball touches a jumper a second time. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 23. 
    A personal foul can only occur during a live ball. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 24. 
    Continuous motion applies only if the player is in the air when fouled. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 25. 
    The maximum width of the side seam inserts on the team jersey is 6 inches. 
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

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