Level 2 Athletics Certification Trivia Quiz!

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Level 2 Athletics Certification Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what events can athletes start in a different lane and move to another lane to finish?
    • A. 

      Relay

    • B. 

      100 and 400

    • C. 

      400 and 800

    • D. 

      800 and 1500

  • 2. 
    In what instance is this a legal high jump?
    • A. 

      One foot jump in a forward motion

    • B. 

      Two foot jump in a forward motion

    • C. 

      One foot jump in a backwards motion

    • D. 

      Two foot jump in a backwards motion

  • 3. 
    Special Olympics Minnesota runs a closed track event, meaning only those athletes about to compete, in competition, or in the awards process, as well as volunteers facilitating these areas, are allowed in the competition area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If an athlete is competing in either the tennis ball throw or the softball throw what is the maximum distance they could throw?
    • A. 

      25 meters

    • B. 

      20 meters

    • C. 

      15 meters

    • D. 

      10 meters

  • 5. 
    In races up to and including 400M, races will start with a three command start ("on your marks,"  "set" and when all the competitors are set, gun shall be fired).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is the minimum distance an athlete must be able to jump to enter the running long jump?
    • A. 

      Two feet

    • B. 

      Four feet

    • C. 

      Half meter

    • D. 

      One meter

  • 7. 
    In the standing long jump, a competitor shall use both feet on the take-off.  He/she may rock backward and forward lifting his/her heels and toes alternately, but he/she may not lift either foot completely off the ground.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When is an athlete disqualified from a running event that is 400 meters or shorter?
    • A. 

      When an athlete steps outside of their lane

    • B. 

      When an athlete steps outside of their lane and impedes the progress of another athlete

    • C. 

      When an athlete has one false start

  • 9. 
    A general rule of thumb is to bring athletes to the staging area 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for each event.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In a 25M event, an athlete uses a walker and needs someone physically on the track.  In which event should they be entered?
    • A. 

      25M

    • B. 

      25M walk

    • C. 

      25M walk - device assisted

    • D. 

      25M walk - physical assist

  • 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. 

      Many may be 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 percentage of athletes exhibit one or more of the autism spectrum disorders?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 16. 
    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.

  • 17. 
    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.

  • 18. 
    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.

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    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.

  • 21. 
    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 back on task.

    • D. 

      Change the athlete to an observer until they are ready to focus.

  • 22. 
    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.

  • 23. 
    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.

  • 24. 
    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.

  • 25. 
    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.”

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