Level 2 Flag Football Certification: Trivia Quiz!

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Level 2 Flag Football Certification: Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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.

  • 4. 
    What percentage of athletes exhibit one or more of the autism spectrum disorders?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
    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.

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    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.”

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
    What is the best strategy for encouraging athletes to achieve their personal best?
    • A. 

      Help athletes discover that their personal best may be different from others’, but they all help the team.

    • B. 

      Reinforce the accomplishments and efforts of the athletes who won their event.

    • C. 

      Instruct your athletes to go half-speed in divisioning rounds so they are better positioned to win the finals.

    • D. 

      Deliver elaborate post-competition speeches that praise the athletes.

  • 12. 
    What is the best method for communicating instructions during the competition?
    • A. 

      Constantly yell tips for improvement from the sidelines.

    • B. 

      Keep words brief and positive, focusing on what should be done.

    • C. 

      Tell athletes what NOT to do so they will not make mistakes.

    • D. 

      Use new and different words to reinforce what the athlete already knows.

  • 13. 
    What approach rewards efforts and achieved goals, while fostering positive attitudes?
    • A. 

      Limiting responsibility to avoid the risks of independence.

    • B. 

      Showing and teaching good sportsmanship and respect for officials, opponents, teammates, coaches, and other athletes.

    • C. 

      Providing ongoing instructions to athletes while they are competing so they don’t forget them.

    • D. 

      Having athletes arrive immediately before competition so they do not stress about quickly changing environments.

  • 14. 
    When can a defensive player cross the line of scrimmage?
    • A. 

      As soon as the ball is handed off

    • B. 

      If they are rushing the QB and start 7 yards from the line of scrimmage

    • C. 

      Both answers are correct

  • 15. 
    What happens if an offensive player fumbles the ball?
    • A. 

      The defense automatically gains possession

    • B. 

      The ball is live and whichever team picks it up gains possession

    • C. 

      The play is called dead and the offense regains possession, unless the fumble occurred on 4th down

  • 16. 
    What is the game length?
    • A. 

      Two, 18 minute halves with running time for the entire game

    • B. 

      Two, 12 minute halves with running time for the entire game

    • C. 

      Two, 18 minute halves with stop time during the last two minutes of each half

    • D. 

      Two, 12 minute halves with stop time during the last two minutes of each half

  • 17. 
    Unified Flag Football is 5 vs 5 gameplay.  How many Athletes and Unified Partners must be on the field at all times?
    • A. 

      Two Athletes and three Unified Partners

    • B. 

      Three Athletes and two Unified Partners

    • C. 

      The only requirement is a minimum of one athlete on the field

    • D. 

      There is no requirement, the lineup can vary at all times

  • 18. 
    What is a no handoff zone?
    • A. 

      The time in the second half where the Unified Partner can not rush the ball

    • B. 

      The five yard distance prior to the end zone and midfield that the team on offense can not hand the ball off, all plays in this zone must be pass plays

    • C. 

      The distance from midfield to the end zone where all plays must be pass plays

  • 19. 
    What happens if an offensive player is running with the ball and their flag falls off without being touched by a defensive player?
    • A. 

      The offensive player can continue to run until the defensive player touches them

    • B. 

      The offensive player has to pick up their flag and reattach it before they can move again

    • C. 

      The offensive player is down where the flag came off

    • D. 

      The defensive player that is closest gains possession of the ball

  • 20. 
    What happens if the offense runs a play on 4th down and does not get a 1st down?
    • A. 

      Loss of possession and the defense gains possession on offense and takes over from where the offense's last possession ended

    • B. 

      Loss of possession and the defense gains possession on offense at the 35 yard line, regardless of where the last possession ended

    • C. 

      A team can not run a play on 4th down, they must punt the ball

  • 21. 
    A coin toss determines which team has first possession.  Where does the first possession start?
    • A. 

      35 yard line

    • B. 

      40 yard line

    • C. 

      Wherever the offensive player returns the kickoff

    • D. 

      Wherever the defensive player kicks the ball

  • 22. 
    What position can a Unified Partner play?
    • A. 

      Quarterback

    • B. 

      Running back

    • C. 

      Wide receiver

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Which play is an illegal play?
    • A. 

      A Unified Partner (QB) hands off to a Unified Partner (RB)

    • B. 

      A Unified Partner scores two touchdowns in a row

    • C. 

      A Unified Partner (QB) throws to a Unified Partner (WR)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    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.

  • 25. 
    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.

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