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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. By seeing, feeling, and doing
    Explanation
    An athlete learns a skill kinesthetically by actively engaging in the process of seeing, feeling, and doing. This means that they learn by observing the skill being performed, physically experiencing and feeling the movements involved, and then actively practicing and applying the skill themselves. This hands-on approach allows athletes to develop a deep understanding and muscle memory of the skill, enabling them to perform it effectively in various situations and environments.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Down syndrome
    Explanation
    Down syndrome is the most recognizable genetic condition associated with Special Olympics athletes. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities, distinct facial features, and developmental delays. Special Olympics is an organization that provides sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and many athletes with Down syndrome participate in these events. Therefore, Down syndrome is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. They are too sedentary and unaccustomed to physical activity.
    Explanation
    Athletes might have difficulty with the social aspects of training because they are too sedentary and unaccustomed to physical activity. This suggests that they may not be used to engaging in physical activities or being part of a team, which can make it challenging for them to interact socially during training.

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  • 4. 

    What percentage of athletes exhibit one or more of the autism spectrum disorders?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    D. 20
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20. This means that 20% of athletes exhibit one or more of the autism spectrum disorders. This suggests that there is a significant portion of athletes who fall within this category, highlighting the importance of understanding and accommodating their unique needs within the sporting community.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Separate the skill into tasks.
    Explanation
    To help an athlete achieve a skill, a coach must separate the skill into tasks. Breaking down the skill into smaller, manageable tasks allows the athlete to focus on each component individually, mastering them one at a time. By doing so, the athlete can gradually build up their proficiency and confidence in the skill. This approach also helps the coach pinpoint specific areas where the athlete may need additional guidance or practice, leading to more effective skill development.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Use the same words or phrases to elicit a desired action.
    Explanation
    Using the same words or phrases to elicit a desired action is the best approach to communicate effectively with athletes. Consistency in language helps athletes understand and respond to instructions more efficiently. When athletes are familiar with specific terms or phrases, they can quickly interpret and execute the desired action without confusion or delay. This approach promotes clear and effective communication, enhancing the overall performance and coordination between athletes and coaches.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Athletes will be better prepared if they know and are comfortable with the rules.
    Explanation
    Teaching athletes to follow the Governing Body & Special Olympics Rules is important because it helps them become better prepared and comfortable with the rules. This preparation allows athletes to compete more confidently and effectively. Additionally, being familiar with a variety of rules enables athletes to participate in different settings and adapt to different competition environments. While competition may be inconsistent regardless of the location, having a solid understanding of the rules ensures that athletes can navigate and excel in any competitive situation.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. It’s the location where the athletes gather with fellow competitors prior to competing.
    Explanation
    The term "staging" in Special Olympics events refers to the location where the athletes gather with fellow competitors before they participate in the competition. This is where they prepare themselves mentally and physically for the event. It is not related to performing on a stage, sitting with parents, or receiving instructions from coaches.

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  • 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.”

    Correct Answer
    C. “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." This quote is the Special Olympics Athlete's Oath because it reflects the spirit of the Special Olympics, which emphasizes participation, effort, and sportsmanship over winning. It highlights the importance of trying one's best and being courageous, regardless of the outcome.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. When an opponent makes a basket or scores a goal, have the team say, “Nice shot!”
    Explanation
    Encouraging good sportsmanship involves showing respect and appreciation for opponents' achievements. When an opponent makes a basket or scores a goal, having the team say, "Nice shot!" demonstrates sportsmanship by acknowledging the skill and effort of the opposing player. This positive reinforcement fosters a spirit of fairness, respect, and camaraderie among competitors, promoting a healthy and enjoyable sports environment.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Help athletes discover that their personal best may be different from others’, but they all help the team.
    Explanation
    The best strategy for encouraging athletes to achieve their personal best is to help them understand that their personal best may be different from others', but they all contribute to the success of the team. This approach promotes a sense of individuality and encourages athletes to focus on their own progress and improvement rather than comparing themselves to others. It also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and highlights how each athlete's personal best ultimately contributes to the overall success of the team.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Keep words brief and positive, focusing on what should be done.
    Explanation
    The best method for communicating instructions during the competition is to keep words brief and positive, focusing on what should be done. This approach ensures that athletes receive clear and concise instructions, allowing them to understand and execute the desired actions effectively. By emphasizing what should be done rather than what should not be done, athletes are more likely to stay motivated and focused on their performance, leading to better results.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Showing and teaching good sportsmanship and respect for officials, opponents, teammates, coaches, and other athletes.
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because showing and teaching good sportsmanship and respect for others is a positive approach that rewards efforts and achieved goals. By fostering positive attitudes, athletes are more likely to have a healthy and supportive environment that encourages their growth and development. This approach also promotes teamwork, cooperation, and fair play, which are important values in sports and life in general.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Both answers are correct
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that both answers are correct. A defensive player can cross the line of scrimmage as soon as the ball is handed off, as this indicates that the play has begun. Additionally, if the defensive player is rushing the quarterback and starts 7 yards from the line of scrimmage, they are allowed to cross the line of scrimmage.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The play is called dead and the offense regains possession, unless the fumble occurred on 4th down
    Explanation
    If the ball is fumbled the play is a ruled dead and returned to the offensive team (unless 4th down then the ball is given to the defense on the 35 yard line).

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Two, 18 minute halves with stop time during the last two minutes of each half
    Explanation
    The game length is two, 18 minute halves with stop time during the last two minutes of each half.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Three Athletes and two Unified Partners
    Explanation
    In Unified Flag Football, the correct answer is three athletes and two unified partners. This means that there must be three individuals who are classified as athletes and two individuals who are classified as unified partners on the field at all times during gameplay.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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
    Explanation
    A no handoff zone refers to the five yard distance prior to the end zone and midfield where the team on offense is not allowed to hand the ball off. In this zone, all plays must be pass plays.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The offensive player is down where the flag came off
    Explanation
    If an offensive player's flag falls off without being touched by a defensive player, the offensive player is considered down where the flag came off. This means that the play is considered over at that spot, and the offensive player cannot continue to run or advance. The defensive player does not gain possession of the ball in this situation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Loss of possession and the defense gains possession on offense at the 35 yard line, regardless of where the last possession ended
    Explanation
    If the offense runs a play on 4th down and does not get a 1st down, they will experience a loss of possession. The defense will then gain possession on offense at the 35 yard line, regardless of where the last possession ended. This means that the defense will take over the offensive play from that specific yard line.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 35 yard line
    Explanation
    The first possession starts at the 35 yard line.

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  • 22. 

    What position can a Unified Partner play?

    • A.

      Quarterback

    • B.

      Running back

    • C.

      Wide receiver

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A Unified Partner can play all of the positions mentioned, which are quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. This means that they have the flexibility to participate in different roles within the team. This allows for inclusivity and diversity within the team, as Unified Partners can contribute their skills and abilities in various positions based on their strengths and preferences.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A Unified Partner (QB) throws to a Unified Partner (WR)
    Explanation
    In Unified Sports, which promotes inclusion between athletes with and without disabilities, it is illegal for a Unified Partner (QB) to throw to a Unified Partner (WR). This is because Unified Partners are not allowed to directly pass or receive the ball from each other. Instead, a Unified Partner (QB) can only hand off the ball to a Unified Partner (RB) or throw to an athlete without disabilities. Therefore, the correct answer is "A Unified Partner (QB) throws to a Unified Partner (WR)".

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. The athlete has had a history of negative experiences such as being ignored or left out of activities.
    Explanation
    An athlete may have low self-esteem if they have had a history of negative experiences such as being ignored or left out of activities. These negative experiences can lead to feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, and a lack of confidence in their abilities. The athlete may internalize these experiences and develop a negative self-image, which can significantly impact their self-esteem.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The athlete sees what they're being asked to do and is able to follow the instructions.
    Explanation
    The advantage of using the demonstration component of instruction to illustrate a skill is that the athlete is able to see what they are being asked to do and can then follow the instructions effectively. This visual representation helps the athlete understand the skill better and allows them to mimic the actions accurately. It enhances their learning experience and increases the chances of successful skill acquisition.

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  • 26. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Repeat and reinforce the new skill immediately after it is performed or if they demonstrate the correct behavior.
    Explanation
    After teaching a new skill to an athlete, the coach should repeat and reinforce the new skill immediately after it is performed or if they demonstrate the correct behavior. This helps to solidify the learning and ensure that the athlete understands and can execute the skill correctly. By providing immediate feedback and reinforcement, the coach can help the athlete to internalize the skill and improve their performance. This approach also allows the coach to address any mistakes or misunderstandings promptly, leading to more effective skill acquisition and development.

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  • 27. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use words that are consistent and command-oriented.
    Explanation
    A coach should consider using words that are consistent and command-oriented in order to make their instructions more meaningful to athletes. Consistency ensures that the coach's message is clear and does not confuse the athletes. Command-oriented words provide clear direction and help athletes understand what is expected of them. By using consistent and command-oriented language, the coach can effectively communicate their instructions and help the athletes perform better.

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  • 28. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Have the athlete demonstrate an activity for their peers.
    Explanation
    Having the athlete demonstrate an activity for their peers can facilitate learning for an athlete who has difficulty focusing on a task because it engages them actively in the learning process. By demonstrating the activity, the athlete is required to pay attention and focus on the task at hand. This not only helps them reinforce their own understanding of the skill but also provides an opportunity for them to teach and explain the activity to their peers, which can further enhance their learning and retention of the skill.

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  • 29. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Have a crisis plan in place to cover all contingencies.
    Explanation
    The most important element of a competition plan is to have a crisis plan in place to cover all contingencies. This ensures that the team is prepared for any unexpected situations or emergencies that may arise during the competition. It shows that the coach is proactive and has thought ahead to anticipate and address any potential problems. This element demonstrates the coach's commitment to the safety and well-being of the athletes, as well as their ability to handle difficult situations effectively.

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  • 30. 

    What safety item or information should all coaches have?

    • A.

      An emergency action plan.

    • B.

      Physical forms for the most disabled athletes.

    • C.

      A general sense of when practices will occur.

    • D.

      An athlete development plan that ensures their team will win competitions.

    Correct Answer
    A. An emergency action plan.
    Explanation
    All coaches should have an emergency action plan because it is crucial for ensuring the safety of athletes. In case of any emergencies or accidents during practices or competitions, coaches need to be prepared and have a plan in place to handle the situation effectively. An emergency action plan outlines the necessary steps to be taken in case of injuries, medical emergencies, or any other unforeseen circumstances. It helps coaches respond promptly and appropriately, minimizing the risk of further harm and ensuring the well-being of the athletes.

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