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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 engaging in a combination of visual perception, physical sensation, and practical application. This means that they learn by observing and internalizing the movements and actions involved in the skill, physically experiencing and feeling the movements themselves, and then actively practicing and applying the skill in real-life situations. This multi-sensory approach allows the athlete to develop a deep understanding of the skill and improve their performance through hands-on learning.

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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 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 closely associated with Special Olympics athletes.

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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
    The correct answer is 20 because research suggests that approximately 20% of athletes exhibit one or more of the autism spectrum disorders. This indicates that a significant proportion of athletes may have autism, which can impact their performance and require appropriate support and accommodations.

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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 specific aspects and gradually build up their proficiency. By dividing the skill into tasks, the coach can provide targeted instruction and practice opportunities for each component, ensuring that the athlete develops a solid foundation before moving on to more complex aspects. This approach helps the athlete progress step by step, building confidence and competence in each task, ultimately leading to the achievement of the overall 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
    To communicate effectively with athletes, it is best to use the same words or phrases to elicit a desired action. Consistency in communication helps athletes understand and respond to instructions more efficiently. By using consistent language, coaches can establish clear expectations and create a common understanding among athletes, leading to improved performance and teamwork. This approach minimizes confusion and allows athletes to focus on their actions rather than deciphering different instructions.

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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 understand and adapt to the specific requirements and expectations of each competition. By following the Governing Body and Special Olympics rules, athletes can ensure fair play, maintain safety, and avoid penalties or disqualifications. Additionally, being familiar with different rules from various settings can enhance their overall performance and versatility as athletes.

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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.
  • 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.”
  • 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 positive and respectful behavior towards the opponent, acknowledging their skill and effort. It fosters a sense of camaraderie and fair play, creating a positive and supportive environment for all players involved.

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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
    Encouraging athletes to achieve their personal best involves helping them understand that their own personal best may differ from others', but it still contributes to the overall success of the team. This strategy emphasizes the importance of individual growth and improvement while fostering a sense of teamwork and collective achievement. It allows athletes to focus on their own progress and development rather than comparing themselves to others, ultimately motivating them to push themselves to reach their full potential.

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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 and efficiently. By providing clear and concise instructions, athletes can easily comprehend what is expected of them and take appropriate actions. Additionally, using positive language helps to motivate and encourage athletes, creating a positive and supportive environment 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 it mentions the importance of showing and teaching good sportsmanship and respect for various individuals involved in sports. This approach rewards efforts and achieved goals by promoting positive attitudes and creating a supportive and respectful environment for athletes. It emphasizes the values of fairness, teamwork, and respect, which are essential for fostering a positive sports culture.

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  • 13. 

    Foul lights will be on during all Special Olympics Minnesota bowling competitions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement states that "Foul lights will be on during all Special Olympics Minnesota bowling competitions." This means that the foul lights, which are used to detect when a player crosses the foul line, will be turned on for all the bowling competitions organized by Special Olympics Minnesota. Therefore, the answer is True.

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  • 14. 

    In Traditional or Unified doubles, if one participant scratches from the event the team is allowed a substitute.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If one team member scratches then the team is scratched; the participant that is present can still bowl but they will receive participation. Teams participating at Area must remain the same when participating at State.

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  • 15. 

    What is the ramp bowlers sequence?

    • A.

      Bowl one frame at a time, just like traditional bowling

    • B.

      Bowl two frames at a time

    • C.

      Bowl three frames, four frames and then three frames

    • D.

      Bowl five frames and then five frames

    Correct Answer
    C. Bowl three frames, four frames and then three frames
    Explanation
    Ramp bowlers stay in the same lane and bowl three frames, then four frames, and then three frames again.

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  • 16. 

    Which scenario does not cause a foul?

    • A.

      When a foot crosses the foul line

    • B.

      When the bowling ball crosses the foul line

    • C.

      When a ramp crosses the foul line

    Correct Answer
    B. When the bowling ball crosses the foul line
    Explanation
    If there is a foul, any pins knocked down by the ball thrown on that attempt do not count and the athlete receives a zero for that ball.

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  • 17. 

    How is an athlete's bowling handicap score determined?

    • A.

      200 - (bowler's training average) = bowling handicap

    • B.

      150 - (bowler's training average) = bowling handicap

    • C.

      100 - (bowler's training average) = bowling handicap

    • D.

      200 + (bowler's training average) = bowling handicap

    Correct Answer
    A. 200 - (bowler's training average) = bowling handicap
    Explanation
    Special Olympics Minnesota uses a handicap to create the fairest divisioning possible. Coaches are not responsible for submitting an athlete’s handicap, coaches are only responsible for a bowlers training average. At a competition, placement/awards are determined by adding together the scores of the two games plus their two-game handicap to determine the total score..

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  • 18. 

    At bowling competitions, coaches and parents are allowed on the lane while athletes are bowling.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bowling competitions are closed competitions meaning only athletes, partners, event staff and volunteers are allowed at the lane. If an athlete needs assistance a coach may help at the lane but the assistant must be registered as an assistant in advance of the competition.

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  • 19. 

    In ramp unassisted, what is the athlete responsible for?

    • A.

      Adjusting the ramp

    • B.

      Picking up the bowling ball and setting it on the ramp

    • C.

      Pushing the ball down the ramp

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The athlete is responsible for adjusting the ramp, picking up the bowling ball, and setting it on the ramp, as well as pushing the ball down the ramp. This means that they have to perform all of these tasks without any assistance.

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  • 20. 

    In ramp assisted, what is the athlete responsible for?

    • A.

      Adjusting the ramp

    • B.

      Picking up the ball and setting it on the ramp

    • C.

      Pushing the ball down the ramp

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Pushing the ball down the ramp
    Explanation
    The athlete is responsible for pushing the ball down the ramp in ramp assisted. They are not responsible for adjusting the ramp or picking up the ball and setting it on the ramp.

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  • 21. 

    How many games does each athlete bowl in one event?

    • A.

      Three games

    • B.

      Two games

    • C.

      One game

    Correct Answer
    B. Two games
    Explanation
    Athletes bowl two games and their two-game score is combined with the bowling handicap for a final score and placement.

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  • 22. 

    In singles, doubles, and unified doubles, all bowlers must alternate bowling between two lanes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The only time a bowler stays in the same lane is in ramp bowling.

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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 negative experiences can lead to feelings of worthlessness or inadequacy, causing the athlete to have a low opinion of themselves. This can further impact their confidence and performance in their sport.

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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. If they have not been physically active before, they may struggle with the physical demands of training and find it difficult to keep up with their teammates. This lack of physical fitness can also lead to feelings of insecurity or embarrassment, making it harder for them to interact and socialize with others. Additionally, athletes who are not used to physical activity may have lower self-confidence, which can further hinder their ability to engage socially in a training environment.

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  • 25. 

    What is the advantage of 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 sees what they're being asked to do and is able to follow the instructions. This visual representation helps the athlete understand the skill more effectively and allows them to observe the correct technique or form. It enhances their learning experience by providing a clear and tangible example to follow, ultimately improving their 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, 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 perform the skill correctly. It also provides positive reinforcement, which encourages the athlete and boosts their confidence in their abilities.

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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 can ensure that their instructions are clear and easy to understand, leading to better communication between the coach and the athletes. Additionally, using command-oriented language helps to establish a sense of authority and direction, making it easier for athletes to follow the instructions and take action accordingly. This approach can enhance the effectiveness of the coach's instructions and ultimately improve the athletes' 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 her until they are 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 having the athlete demonstrate the activity, they are actively engaged in the learning process and are more likely to pay attention and focus on the task at hand. Additionally, demonstrating the activity for their peers allows the athlete to take on a leadership role, which can boost their confidence and motivation to learn. This strategy also provides an opportunity for the athlete to receive feedback and support from their peers, further enhancing their learning experience.

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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 potential problems and has a plan in place to handle them effectively. This element is crucial for the overall success and safety of the team during the competition.

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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 in order to ensure the safety of their athletes. This plan outlines the necessary steps to be taken in the event of a medical emergency or other crisis during practices or competitions. It includes information on who to contact, how to access medical assistance, and any specific procedures that need to be followed. Having an emergency action plan in place helps coaches to be prepared and respond effectively in case of any unforeseen situations, prioritizing the well-being and safety of their athletes.

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