Level 2 Basketball Certification Trivia Quiz!

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Level 2 Basketball Certification Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is not a skill station in Individual Skills?
    • A. 

      Shooting

    • B. 

      Dribbling

    • C. 

      Defense

    • D. 

      Passing

  • 2. 
    If an athlete makes a three-point field goal in half court, does it count as three points?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    In full-court, can the defense run a full court press when they are ahead in the second half?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 4. 
    Athletes can compete in two basketball events at the same competition.  What are the two events they can compete in?
    • A. 

      Individual Skills and Half Court

    • B. 

      Individual Skills and Full Court

    • C. 

      Half Court and Full Court

    • D. 

      Unified Basketball and any other basketball event

  • 5. 
    How is an athlete eligible to attend the State basketball tournament?
    • A. 

      Receive 1st - 3rd at the Area tournament

    • B. 

      Attend the Regional tournament

    • C. 

      Attend the Area tournament

    • D. 

      When a coach notifies the Special Olympics state office that an athlete will be gone from Area but is still planning on attending State.

  • 6. 
    In half-court, when can an athlete on defense cross the free throw line?
    • A. 

      When the referee blows the whistle

    • B. 

      When the athlete on offense has the ball

    • C. 

      At any point during the game

    • D. 

      Once the offensive player has passed the ball in or on any live ball change of possession

  • 7. 
    What information does a coach submit when registering a basketball team for a competition?
    • A. 

      The roster of athletes and coaches

    • B. 

      Assessment scores for each athlete

    • C. 

      Team information page

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    How many Level 2 coaches does a team need?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Depends on how many athletes are on the team

  • 9. 
    Can an eight year old compete as a Unified Partner?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    What is the only basketball event a coach can stand under the basket?
    • A. 

      Full Court

    • B. 

      Half Court

    • C. 

      Unified Basketball

    • D. 

      Individual Skills

  • 11. 
    Typically, why might an athlete have low self-esteem?
    • A. 

      The athlete is irritated by bright lights or certain colors.

    • B. 

      The athlete avoids being touched.

    • C. 

      The athlete has had a history of negative experiences such as being ignored or left out of activities.

    • D. 

      The athlete is suffering side effects from medication.

  • 12. 
    How does an athlete learn a skill kinesthetically?
    • A. 

      By examining pictures or watching videos of a sport

    • B. 

      By seeing, feeling, and doing

    • C. 

      By taking more time to process and retain information

    • D. 

      By applying the skill in a variety of environments

  • 13. 
    What is the most recognizable genetic condition associated with Special Olympics athletes?
    • A. 

      Hyperactivity and photosensitivity

    • B. 

      Grand mal seizures

    • C. 

      Asperger syndrome

    • D. 

      Down syndrome

  • 14. 
    Why might athletes have difficulty with the social aspects of training?
    • A. 

      They are too sedentary and unaccustomed to physical activity.

    • B. 

      Typically, they are all antisocial and cannot learn to interact on teams.

    • C. 

      Their families cannot afford the equipment for them to participate.

    • D. 

      Training is too complex.

  • 15. 
    What is the advantage to using the demonstration component of instruction to illustrate a skill?
    • A. 

      The athlete hears you explain the skill by using one- or two-part instructions, and then it’s clear what is expected of them.

    • B. 

      The athlete sees what they're being asked to do and is able to follow the instructions.

    • C. 

      The athlete receives one-on-one attention from the coach.

    • D. 

      Since combining the four components is nearly impossible, it is the best way to teach an athlete a new skill.

  • 16. 
    What should a coach do after teaching a new skill to an athlete?
    • A. 

      Test the athlete on their ability to perform it.

    • B. 

      Continue to add new skills until the athlete appears overwhelmed.

    • C. 

      Repeat and reinforce the new skill immediately after it is performed or if they demonstrate the correct behavior.

    • D. 

      Have the athlete repeat the steps to test for memorization.

  • 17. 
    What must a coach do to help an athlete achieve a skill?
    • A. 

      After a competition, evaluate whether the skill was achieved.

    • B. 

      Have the athlete apply the skill in a game-like situation.

    • C. 

      Give the athlete more playing time during a game.

    • D. 

      Separate the skill into tasks.

  • 18. 
    What is the best approach to communicate effectively with athletes?
    • A. 

      Use the same words or phrases to elicit a desired action.

    • B. 

      Use “don’t” commands so the athletes do not hurt themselves.

    • C. 

      Use at least 4-part directions to include the entire action, not one- or two-part instructions.

    • D. 

      Use directional references often so athletes can acclimate themselves to the terrain.

  • 19. 
    What should a coach consider in making their instructions more meaningful to athletes?
    • A. 

      Use words that are clear and criteria-laden.

    • B. 

      Use words that are concrete and conforming.

    • C. 

      Use words that are consistent and command-oriented.

    • D. 

      Use words that are concise and compassionate.

  • 20. 
    What strategy is most likely to facilitate learning for an athlete who has difficulty focusing on a task?
    • A. 

      Have the athlete demonstrate an activity for their peers.

    • B. 

      Have the athlete perform the same task until they learn the skill.

    • C. 

      Move the other athletes away from them until they're back on task.

    • D. 

      Change the athlete to an observer until they're ready to focus.

  • 21. 
    Why is it important to teach athletes to follow the Governing Body & Special Olympics Rules?
    • A. 

      Competition will be inconsistent regardless of where the athlete is competing.

    • B. 

      Athletes need to be exposed to a variety of rules so they can compete in different settings.

    • C. 

      Athletes need to know that National Governing Body rules take precedence over Special Olympics rules.

    • D. 

      Athletes will be better prepared if they know and are comfortable with the rules.

  • 22. 
    What is the most important element of a competition plan?
    • A. 

      Find a practice site that is big enough for what they need.

    • B. 

      Watch each athlete and point out the faults of their performance so they can improve before the competition.

    • C. 

      Assign coaches, but don’t let them work with the athletes until the day of competition because that would diminish your role as head coach.

    • D. 

      Have a crisis plan in place to cover all contingencies.

  • 23. 
    What does the term “staging” mean in Special Olympics events?
    • A. 

      It’s when the athletes perform on a stage, such as in gymnastics.

    • B. 

      It’s the location where the athletes gather with fellow competitors prior to competing.

    • C. 

      It’s an area where parents can sit with their children to watch the competition.

    • D. 

      It’s the area where coaches instruct athletes on what to do if they encounter a potentially vulnerable situation.

  • 24. 
    Which quote is the Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath?
    • A. 

      “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”

    • B. 

      "It's not that you won or lost but how you played the game.”

    • C. 

      “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

    • D. 

      “You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.”

  • 25. 
    What is the best example of encouraging good sportsmanship?
    • A. 

      When an opponent makes a basket or scores a goal, have the team say, “Nice shot!”

    • B. 

      Recognize mistakes and immediately penalize the athlete for them.

    • C. 

      Question the ruling of any official who makes a controversial call.

    • D. 

      Yell instructions to your athletes as they are playing; this will provide constant instruction.

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