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The following questions are based on information for the Level 2 Bocce training. The first 10 questions are based on the Level 2 Bocce training and the last 20 questions are based on Coaching Special Olympics Athletes.

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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 seeing, feeling, and doing. This means that they learn by observing the skill being performed, physically experiencing it themselves, and actively practicing it. This approach allows the athlete to engage multiple senses, enhancing their understanding and muscle memory of the skill. It also enables them to make adjustments and improvements through trial and error.

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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 physical growth delays, distinct facial features, and intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics provides opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome to participate in sports and showcase their abilities, promoting inclusion and empowerment.

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  • 3. 

    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
    20% of athletes exhibit one or more of the autism spectrum disorders. This means that out of every 100 athletes, 20 of them have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. It is important to note that autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that it can vary greatly in severity and symptoms from person to person. This statistic highlights the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders among athletes.

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  • 4. 

    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 by one. This approach helps in building a solid foundation and gradually progressing towards the overall skill. By breaking it down, the coach can also provide specific feedback and guidance for improvement, ensuring that the athlete develops the necessary techniques and abilities required for the skill.

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  • 5. 

    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 communication helps athletes understand and respond to instructions more efficiently. When athletes become familiar with specific words or phrases associated with certain actions, it enhances their ability to perform those actions accurately and quickly. This approach minimizes confusion and ensures clear communication between coaches and athletes, leading to better performance and results.

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  • 6. 

    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
    Athletes will be better prepared if they know and are comfortable with the rules because it allows them to have a clear understanding of the expectations and guidelines of the sport. By following the Governing Body & Special Olympics Rules, athletes can ensure fair play, maintain safety, and avoid penalties or disqualification. Additionally, being familiar with different sets of rules enables athletes to adapt and compete effectively in various competitions and settings. Overall, a solid understanding of the rules enhances the athlete's performance, confidence, and overall sportsmanship.

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  • 7. 

    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 compete. This is where they prepare themselves mentally and physically, and receive any final instructions or guidance from their coaches. It is an important aspect of the event as it allows the athletes to socialize, support each other, and build camaraderie before competing.

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  • 8. 

    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 reflects the spirit of the Special Olympics, where athletes are encouraged to strive for victory but also to demonstrate bravery and resilience in the face of challenges. It emphasizes the importance of participating and giving one's best effort, regardless of the outcome.

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  • 9. 

    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 is best exemplified by having the team say "Nice shot!" when an opponent makes a basket or scores a goal. This response promotes a positive and respectful attitude towards the opponent's success, fostering a sense of sportsmanship and fair play. It demonstrates a willingness to acknowledge and appreciate the skill and effort of the opposing team, creating a positive and friendly atmosphere during the game.

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  • 10. 

    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 discover that their personal best may be different from others', but they all help the team. This approach promotes individual growth and self-improvement while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. It encourages athletes to focus on their own progress and development rather than comparing themselves to others. By highlighting the value of each individual's contribution to the team, this strategy motivates athletes to strive for their personal best while also fostering a supportive and collaborative team environment.

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  • 11. 

    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 a competition is to keep words brief and positive, focusing on what should be done. This approach helps athletes to understand and follow instructions quickly, without getting overwhelmed or confused. By providing clear and concise instructions, athletes can easily grasp the necessary actions and perform accordingly. Using positive language also helps to motivate and encourage athletes, enhancing their performance and overall experience during the competition.

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  • 12. 

    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. It encourages a positive attitude and promotes teamwork, fairness, and respect in sports and other competitive activities. This approach emphasizes the importance of treating others with respect and dignity, regardless of the outcome of the competition.

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  • 13. 

    A team or person must win by two points.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "A team or person must win by two points" is false. In many sports or games, there is no requirement for a team or person to win by a specific number of points. The winner is determined by having more points than the opponent, regardless of the margin. Some sports may have tiebreaker rules in case of a tie, but winning by two points is not a universal requirement.

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  • 14. 

    During the course of play, the position of the pallina may change as a result of normal play.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During a game, the position of the pallina, which is a small target ball, can change as a result of normal play. This is because players aim to hit or move the pallina with their own balls, and this can cause the pallina to move from its original position. Therefore, it is true that the position of the pallina can change during the course of play.

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  • 15. 

    Balls that touch the side court or end court walls are considered dead.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Balls that touch the side court or end court walls are not considered dead.

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  • 16. 

    All ball delivery attempts must be done underhand.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All ball delivery attempts must be done underhand in certain sports such as softball or slow-pitch baseball. This rule is implemented to ensure fair play and prevent injuries. Underhand delivery reduces the speed and force of the ball, making it easier to hit and decreasing the risk of accidents. It also promotes a more inclusive and accessible game, allowing players of all skill levels to participate. Therefore, the statement that all ball delivery attempts must be done underhand is true.

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  • 17. 

    A player cannot step over the foul line until after the ball is released and the ball touches any part of the playing field.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to the rules of the game, a player must wait until after the ball is released and it touches any part of the playing field before stepping over the foul line. Stepping over the foul line before the ball is released would be considered a violation.

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  • 18. 

    It is possible for both teams to score in a frame.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the game of bowling, only one team can score in a frame. Each frame consists of two chances for each player on the team to knock down the pins. The team's score for that frame is the total number of pins knocked down by the players. Therefore, it is not possible for both teams to score in a frame.

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  • 19. 

    A traditional bocce pitches dimensions are:

    • A.

      12 feet x 60 feet

    • B.

      12 feet x 40 feet

    • C.

      10 feet x 60 feet

    • D.

      10 feet x 40 feet

    Correct Answer
    A. 12 feet x 60 feet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 12 feet x 60 feet. This is the traditional dimension for a bocce pitch, which is a rectangular playing area for the game of bocce. The length of 60 feet allows for a good distance for players to throw their balls, while the width of 12 feet provides enough space for the game to be played comfortably.

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  • 20. 

    How is the sequence of play determined?

    • A.

      Athletes/teams alternate who throws

    • B.

      Athletes/teams throw all their bocce balls before the next athlete/team throws

    • C.

      Athletes/teams throw one ball at a time until they are the closest ball to the pallina. Once they have become the closest to the pallina the opposing athlete/team throws until they are closest.

    Correct Answer
    C. Athletes/teams throw one ball at a time until they are the closest ball to the pallina. Once they have become the closest to the pallina the opposing athlete/team throws until they are closest.
    Explanation
    The player tossing the pallina must deliver the first ball. The opposing team will then deliver their bocce balls until the point is taken or they have exhausted their four balls. This “nearest ball” rule governs the sequence of played balls. The side whose ball is the closest to the pallina is called the “in” ball and the opposing side the “out” ball. Whenever a team gets “in,” it steps aside and allows the “out” team to deliver.

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  • 21. 

    To start a traditional game, the pallina has to be placed between the 30 foot line and the 10 foot foul line on the opposite end.  How many attempts is a team given to place the pallina between these lines?

    • A.

      Four attempts

    • B.

      Three attempts

    • C.

      Two attempts

    • D.

      One attempt

    Correct Answer
    B. Three attempts
    Explanation
    If these three attempts are unsuccessful, the opposing team will have one opportunity to place the pallina. If this attempt is unsuccessful, the referee will place the pallina in the center of the court at the 50-foot mark (opposite end foul line).

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  • 22. 

    After all balls have been thrown, how is the frame scored?

    • A.

      Only one point is awarded per frame to the closest ball. That athlete/team receives one point.

    • B.

      The athlete/team that is closest to the pallina gets four points

    • C.

      The athlete/team that is closest to the pallina gets a point for each of their balls that is closer than the closest opposing ball.

    Correct Answer
    C. The athlete/team that is closest to the pallina gets a point for each of their balls that is closer than the closest opposing ball.
    Explanation
    Points are awarded to the team whose balls are closer to the pallina than the closest ball of the opposing team. The players (not coaches or spectators) have a right to request a measurement if the players
    disagree with the referee. The scoring team for each frame will also win the pallina advantage for the subsequent frame.

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  • 23. 

    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 experiences can lead to feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy, causing the athlete to doubt their abilities and value. The constant rejection or exclusion can take a toll on their self-confidence, resulting in low self-esteem.

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  • 24. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Many may be too sedentary and unaccustomed to physical activity.
    Explanation
    Athletes may have difficulty with the social aspects of training because many of them may be too sedentary and unaccustomed to physical activity. This means that they may not be used to interacting with others in a physical or team setting, and may struggle with the social dynamics that come with training in a group. Their lack of experience in physical activity may also make them less confident in their abilities, which can further hinder their social interactions during training.

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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 easily follow the instructions. This visual representation helps the athlete understand the skill more effectively and allows them to imitate the correct technique or movement. It enhances their comprehension and ability to perform the skill accurately.

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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, a 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 internalizes the skill. By repeating and reinforcing the skill, the coach can also provide feedback and make any necessary corrections or adjustments. This approach promotes effective learning and skill development in the athlete.

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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. By using consistent language, the coach ensures that the athletes understand the instructions consistently and are able to follow them accurately. Command-oriented words help convey a sense of authority and urgency, motivating the athletes to take action and perform to the best of their abilities. This type of language also helps athletes focus and understand exactly what is expected of them, leading to more effective communication and better performance.

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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 him/her until he/she is back on task.

    • D.

      Change the athlete to an observer until they are 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 is most likely to facilitate learning for an athlete who has difficulty focusing on a task. By being in a position of leadership and responsibility, the athlete is more likely to stay engaged and focused on the task at hand. Additionally, teaching others requires a deeper understanding of the skill, which can further enhance the athlete's 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 takes the safety and well-being of the athletes seriously. Having a crisis plan in place also helps to minimize the impact of any unforeseen events and allows the team to handle them efficiently and 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 athletes will win competitions.

    Correct Answer
    A. An emergency action plan.
    Explanation
    All coaches should have an emergency action plan to ensure the safety of their athletes. This plan outlines the necessary steps to be taken in case of any emergency or injury during practices or competitions. It includes protocols for handling various situations, such as medical emergencies or severe weather conditions. Having an emergency action plan in place helps coaches to be prepared and take appropriate actions quickly, minimizing the risk of further harm and ensuring the well-being of their athletes.

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