Science Olympiad Coaches Certification Test

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Science Olympiad Coaches Certification Test

Coaches/volunteers must receive a score of 80% for passing and to be considered "Certified Science Olympiad Coaches. "If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this certification test or the content of the videos from which the questions are based please email us at [email protected] Com.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the maximum number of students allowed on a Science Olympiad team (not including alternates)?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      25

  • 2. 
    Science Olympiad is open to all public, private, charter, and home schools.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In Hawaii...
    • A. 

      Schools can register to participate in regional tournaments on their home island only (i.e. Maui schools can participate in the Maui Regional tournament only).

    • B. 

      Schools can register to participate in any regional tournament on any island (i.e. Maui schools can participate in Oahu, Hawaii island, or Kauai tournaments if they desired).

  • 4. 
    Middle schools compete in Division...
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the five overall categories of events for Science Olympiad?
    • A. 

      Life, Personal, and Social Science

    • B. 

      Business

    • C. 

      Technology and Engineering

    • D. 

      Inquiry and Nature of Science

  • 6. 
    A school team can participate in as many or as few events as they want at a Science Olympiad tournament?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Division C teams can have a maximum of ___ seniors on their team.
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      4

  • 8. 
    Schools can register up to two teams to participate in a regional tournament.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Rules Manual, CDs/DVDs, the Internet, and Field Guides are resources that are NOT allowed to be used by students and teachers to prepare for Science Olympiad tournaments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The "Coaching Philosophy" that generally guides people that lead Science Olympiad teams is known as...
    • A. 

      Win, Place, Show

    • B. 

      Medal, Trophy, Banner

    • C. 

      Regional, State, National

    • D. 

      Fun, Learn, Win

  • 11. 
    Ties are permitted in Science Olympiad events.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which statement best describes how the overall winner of a Science Olympiad is determined?
    • A. 

      Teams are ranked in each event with each rank receiving a point value. All events are totaled and the team with the lowest overall score is the winner.

    • B. 

      Teams are ranked in each event with each rank receiving a point value. All events are totaled and the team with the highest overall score is the winner.

    • C. 

      Tournament winners are chosen randomly hoping that the odds will be in their favor.

    • D. 

      Events are weighted based on the content and difficulty. Teams are ranked in each event with each rank receiving a point value which is multiplied by the weighted formula of the event. All events are totaled and the team with the lowest overall score is the winner.

  • 13. 
    Teams that don't participate in an event receive a rank of zero (0) for that event.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following best describes what happens when a team is disqualified (DQ) from an event?
    • A. 

      Teams receive a score of N+2 where N equals the total number of teams in the division for that tournament.

    • B. 

      Teams receive a score of N+1 where N equals the total number of teams in the division for that tournament.

    • C. 

      Teams receive a score of N+2 where N equals the total number of points the team would have received overall for that event.

    • D. 

      Teams receive a score of N+1 where N equals the total number of points the team would have received overall for the tournament.

  • 15. 
    The Cycle of Awesomeness describes how when students work hard, they'll get good.  As they get good(er) they'll have fun.  When they have fun they'll want to work harder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT an indicator of potential inappropriate behavior? 
    • A. 

      Two or more coaches working with multiple students in the same area at the same time.

    • B. 

      Unusual or inappropriate gifts from a volunteer

    • C. 

      Questionable injuries such as bruises or lacerations in the soft tissue areas of an student's body

    • D. 

      Relationships between volunteers and athletes that become private or secretive

  • 17. 
    What is the rule about what areas of the body to avoid touching? 
    • A. 

      Appropriate and respectful (i.e. shaking hands, high-fives, pats on back)

    • B. 

      Avoid areas where he/she doesn't like to be touched

    • C. 

      Set some ground rules early on, so you know where your athlete is okay with being touched

    • D. 

      Avoid all areas; don't make yourself vulnerable to an accusation!

  • 18. 
    When is a private meeting with a student appropriate? 
    • A. 

      When it is within sight of others who are aware of the conversation

    • B. 

      When the student is misbehaving and needs to be reprimanded

    • C. 

      When you have something personal to tell the athlete and you want to be out of earshot of his/her teammates

    • D. 

      A private meeting with an student is never appropriate

  • 19. 
    A "Coach" is anyone who has regular, close contact with students, is in a position of authority or supervision, and is in a position of trust of students on the Science Olympiad team.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Sexual predators are easy to spot because they have a certain "look" and pattern of behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Changes in behavior may offer the only visible indicator that a student is a victim of abuse.  Which of the following are uncharacteristic changes in behaviors that may indicate abuse (check all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Withdrawal from activities

    • C. 

      Thoughts or attempts at suicide

    • D. 

      Aggression

    • E. 

      Immature acts

  • 22. 
    Is Hawaii a mandatory reporter state?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 23. 
    The annual Science Olympiad registration fee ($100 for 1st team; $80 for second team) covers which of the following level(s) of competition? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Regional Tournaments

    • B. 

      Statewide Tournament

    • C. 

      National Tournament

    • D. 

      Invitational Tournaments

  • 24. 
    School teams in the same division MUST participate in different Regional Tournaments?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Generally speaking, how many students on your school team can participate in a single event at a Science Olympiad tournament?
    • A. 

      2 max

    • B. 

      1 max

    • C. 

      3 max

    • D. 

      4 max