Level 2 Athletics Quiz

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  • 1. 

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  • 2. 

    Special Olympics Minnesota runs a closed track event, meaning only those athletes about to compete, in competition, or in the awards process, as well as volunteers facilitating these areas, are allowed in the competition area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that Special Olympics Minnesota runs a closed track event, which means that only athletes who are about to compete, currently competing, or in the awards process, as well as volunteers who are facilitating these areas, are allowed in the competition area. This implies that spectators or any other individuals not directly involved in the event are not permitted in the competition area.

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  • 3. 

    In race up to and including 400M, races will start with a three command start ("on your marks,"  "set" and when all the competitors are set, gun shall be fired) and runners shall stay in their lanes the duration of the event.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In races up to and including 400M, the races will start with a three command start ("on your marks," "set" and when all the competitors are set, gun shall be fired) and runners shall stay in their lanes the duration of the event. This means that the statement is true.

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  • 4. 

    In the standing long jump, a competitor shall use both feet on the take-off.  He/she may rock backward and forward lifting his/her heels and toes alternately, but he/she may not lift either foot completely off the ground.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that in the standing long jump, the rules state that the competitor must use both feet on the take-off. They are allowed to rock backward and forward, lifting their heels and toes alternately, but they cannot lift either foot completely off the ground. Therefore, the statement "a competitor shall use both feet on the take-off" is true.

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  • 5. 

    A general rule of thumb is to bring athletes to the staging area 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for each event.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is a general practice to bring athletes to the staging area 15 minutes before the scheduled start time for each event. This implies that arriving at the staging area 15 minutes prior allows athletes to prepare and be ready for their event. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 6. 

    When is an athlete disqualified from a running event that is 400 meters or shorter?

    • A.

      When an athlete steps outside of their lane

    • B.

      When an athlete steps outside of their lane and impedes the progress of another athlete

    • C.

      When an athlete has one false start

    Correct Answer
    B. When an athlete steps outside of their lane and impedes the progress of another athlete
    Explanation
    An athlete is disqualified if they impede the progress of an athlete in another lane and receive a participation award in this instance. An athlete is allowed one false start but on the second false start they are disqualified and receive a participation award.

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  • 7. 

    In what events can athletes start in a different lane and move to another lane to finish?

    • A.

      Relay

    • B.

      100 and 400

    • C.

      400 and 800

    • D.

      800 and 1500

    Correct Answer
    D. 800 and 1500
    Explanation
    800 meters distance: Runner will run in the lanes through the first turn and break toward lane one at the breakline marked after the first turn. 1500 meters and greater distances: A waterfall start shall be used. Runner will run in the lanes through the first turn and break toward lane one at the breakline marked after the first turn.

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  • 8. 

    What is minimum distance an athlete must be able to jump to enter the running long jump?

    • A.

      Two feet

    • B.

      Four feet

    • C.

      Half meter

    • D.

      One meter

    Correct Answer
    D. One meter
    Explanation
    The minimum distance an athlete must be able to jump to enter the running long jump is one meter. This means that the athlete needs to be able to jump at least one meter in order to qualify for the event.

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  • 9. 

    In what instance is this a legal high jump?

    • A.

      One foot jump in a forward motion

    • B.

      Two foot jump in a forward motion

    • C.

      One foot jump in a backwards motion

    • D.

      Two foot jump in a backwards motion

    Correct Answer
    C. One foot jump in a backwards motion
    Explanation
    A one foot jump in a backwards motion is a legal high jump because it follows the rules and techniques of the sport. In high jump, athletes are allowed to jump off one foot or two feet, but they must clear the bar without knocking it down. The direction of the jump can be either forward or backward as long as the athlete clears the bar successfully. Therefore, a one foot jump in a backwards motion is a valid and legal technique in high jump.

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  • 10. 

    If an athlete is competing in either the tennis ball throw or the softball throw what is the maximum distance they could throw?

    • A.

      25 meters

    • B.

      20 meters

    • C.

      15 meters

    • D.

      10 meters

    Correct Answer
    C. 15 meters
    Explanation
    If an athlete throws further than 15 meters at a competition that will receive a participation award for that event.

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  • 11. 

    In a 25M event, an athlete uses a walker and needs someone physically on the track.  In which event should they be entered?

    • A.

      25M

    • B.

      25M walk

    • C.

      25M walk - device assisted

    • D.

      25M walk - physical assist

    Correct Answer
    D. 25M walk - physical assist
    Explanation
    The athlete in question uses a walker and requires physical assistance on the track. Therefore, they should be entered in the event labeled "25M walk - physical assist". This event is specifically designed for individuals who need assistance while walking, making it the most suitable option for the athlete in question.

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