Science Olympiad Coaches Certification Test

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Science Olympiad Coaches Certification Test - Quiz

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 hisciolympiad@gmail. 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 15
    Explanation
    It's okay to have a few extra students as alternates. They can be understudies for certain events or for all events and will take the place of a team member should they be unable to participate in a tournament. If you are using an alternate at a tournament, please notify the tournament director upon check-in.

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  • 2. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Schools must be registered with the state in order to be eligible to participate in Science Olympiad.

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  • 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).

    Correct Answer
    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).
    Explanation
    Tournaments are "open" meaning that any school, from any island, can participate in any regional tournament - although for convenience sake most schools participate in tournaments on their home island.

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  • 4. 

    Middle schools compete in Division...

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    Division A = Elementary
    Division B = Middle/Intermediate Schools
    Division C = High Schools

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Business
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Business because it is not one of the five overall categories of events for Science Olympiad. The other four options, Life, Personal, and Social Science, Technology and Engineering, and Inquiry and Nature of Science, are all included in the five overall categories of events for Science Olympiad.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you have a small team you don't have to stress about doing ALL the events. Do as many as you can and have fun doing them.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 7
    Explanation
    Division C teams can have a maximum of 7 seniors on their team. This means that out of all the players on the team, the maximum number of players who can be seniors is 7.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Just a reminder that BOTH teams must participate in the same regional tournament.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the question states that these resources are NOT allowed to be used, but in reality, they are allowed to be used by students and teachers to prepare for Science Olympiad tournaments.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Win, Place, Show
    Explanation
    The "Coaching Philosophy" that generally guides people that lead Science Olympiad teams is "Win, Place, Show". This philosophy emphasizes the importance of striving for success and achieving top positions in competitions. It encourages participants to aim for victory, but also recognizes the value of placing and showing, which signifies improvement and recognition. This philosophy motivates team members to give their best, learn from their experiences, and strive for excellence in the Science Olympiad.

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  • 11. 

    Ties are permitted in Science Olympiad events.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bow ties are cool but ties for events and for the overall tournament are not. Science Olympiad is chock full of tie breakers.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The overall winner of a Science Olympiad is determined by ranking teams in each event and assigning point values to each rank. The points from all events are then totaled, and the team with the lowest overall score is declared the winner. This method ensures that the team with the best performance across all events is rewarded, as they consistently achieve high ranks in each event.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Teams that are non-participating (NP) for an event will receive a score of N+1 where N equals the total number of teams in that particular division.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Teams receive a score of N+2 where N equals the total number of teams in the division for that tournament.
    Explanation
    When a team is disqualified from an event, they receive a score of N+2 where N equals the total number of teams in the division for that tournament. This means that the team is penalized with a higher score than the total number of teams participating in the division.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Cycle of Awesomeness suggests that when students put in effort and work hard, they will achieve good results. As they improve and become better, they will enjoy the process more. When they enjoy what they are doing, they will be motivated to work even harder. This cycle emphasizes the positive relationship between hard work, enjoyment, and continuous improvement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Two or more coaches working with multiple students in the same area at the same time.
    Explanation
    Two or more coaches working with multiple students in the same area at the same time is not an indicator of potential inappropriate behavior because it is a common practice in many sports and coaching settings. This scenario could be a regular training session or a team practice where multiple coaches are required to provide guidance and supervision to multiple students simultaneously.

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  • 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!

    Correct Answer
    A. Appropriate and respectful (i.e. shaking hands, high-fives, pats on back)
    Explanation
    The rule about what areas of the body to avoid touching is to only touch in appropriate and respectful ways such as shaking hands, giving high-fives, or patting on the back. This means that any touch should be done in a manner that is considerate and acceptable, while avoiding any areas where the person may not like to be touched. It is important to establish boundaries and guidelines early on to ensure that the athlete is comfortable with the touch. It is also important to avoid all areas to prevent any potential accusations or vulnerability.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. When it is within sight of others who are aware of the conversation
    Explanation
    A private meeting with a student is appropriate when it is within sight of others who are aware of the conversation. This ensures transparency and accountability, as there are witnesses present who can vouch for the appropriateness and professionalism of the interaction. It also helps maintain a safe and comfortable environment for both the student and the teacher or coach. By having others around, it reduces the risk of any misunderstandings or inappropriate behavior, and allows for a more open and collaborative discussion.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it defines a "Coach" as someone who meets three criteria: having regular, close contact with students, being in a position of authority or supervision, and being in a position of trust of students on the Science Olympiad team. This definition encompasses a wide range of individuals who may serve as coaches, including teachers, mentors, or other trusted adults who oversee and guide the students participating in the Science Olympiad team.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that sexual predators can easily be identified based on their appearance and behavior. However, this is not true as sexual predators can come from any background and may not exhibit any specific "look" or pattern of behavior. It is important to remember that sexual predators can be anyone, and it is not possible to identify them solely based on their appearance or behavior.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Depression
    B. Withdrawal from activities
    C. Thoughts or attempts at suicide
    D. Aggression
    E. Immature acts
    Explanation
    The given answer choices are all uncharacteristic changes in behavior that may indicate abuse. Depression, withdrawal from activities, thoughts or attempts at suicide, aggression, and immature acts can all be signs that a student is a victim of abuse. These changes in behavior may be a result of the trauma they are experiencing.

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  • 22. 

    Is Hawaii a mandatory reporter state?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The Hawaii 2006 Legislation amended the Child Abuse Reporting statute that became law in June 2006. The legislated amendments call for all school staff members to report any suspicions of child abuse directly to Child Welfare Service or police rather than the past practice of reporting to the principal.
    The Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting law applies to all members of the school staff. Prior to the legislated amendments, school members were defined as teachers, counselors, and school administrators.
    The amended law expands the group to include all members of a school-volunteers, part-time teachers, educational assistants, classroom cleaners, custodians, cafeteria workers, and temporary contacted employees.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Regional Tournaments
    B. Statewide Tournament
    C. National Tournament
    Explanation
    Invitational tournaments are run by individual schools and/or organizations and may have their own registration fee. Contact the director for an invitational for more details.

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  • 24. 

    School teams in the same division MUST participate in different Regional Tournaments?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Teams from the same school must participate in the SAME regional tournament.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 max
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 max. This means that in a Science Olympiad tournament, generally only a maximum of 2 students from the school team can participate in a single event. This limit ensures fairness and allows for a wider participation of students across different events.

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