Level 2 Golf Certification: Trivia Quiz!

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Level 2 Golf Certification: Trivia Quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If, during a traditional or alternate shot nine-hole competition, an athlete or partner makes a legitimate attempt to strike the ball and misses it is considered a stroke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    When an athlete hits a shot out of bounds, he/she is:
    • A. 

      Assessed a one stroke penalty and may drop the ball two club lengths from where it went out of bounds at.

    • B. 

      Assessed a one stroke penalty and may drop the ball anywhere from the point it went out to where he/she hit the previous shot from.

    • C. 

      Assessed a one stroke penalty and must hit the ball from where he/she hit the previous shot from.

  • 3. 
    Alternate Shot Team Play is designed to give the Special Olympics golfer an opportunity to transition from skills to individual play and progress under the guidance of a partner whose ability and knowledge of golf is more advanced than that of the Special Olympics athlete.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not an event in the individual skills competition?
    • A. 

      Pitch shot

    • B. 

      Iron shot

    • C. 

      Bunker shot

    • D. 

      Short putt/Long putt

    • E. 

      Wood shot

  • 5. 
    If an athlete reaches the maximum number of strokes on a hole but doesn't make the shot, how is it marked on the scorecard?
    • A. 

      9X

    • B. 

      10X

    • C. 

      8X

  • 6. 
    For individual stroke play, an athlete should be able to golf independently and must be able to walk during the entire nine-hole round. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    To advance to State in the 3-hole and 9-hole alternate shot, the athlete and partner must:
    • A. 

      Notify of a substitution after Area

    • B. 

      Place 1st at an Area competition

    • C. 

      Compete together at their Area competition; no changes are allowed between Area and State

  • 8. 
    For alternate shot team play, players alternate who tees off at each hole and then alternate strokes until the ball is holed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    For individual stroke play, a caddie or volunteer may be assigned to each group to keep score for the group, but it is the responsibility of the golfer to verify their score for each hole and for the round.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In order for an athlete to compete in a 9-hole individual stroke play or a 9-hole alternate shot team play at the Special Olympics Minnesota State golf tournament, they must have completed an individual skills test with a score of 40 at a competition.  In addition, the athlete must score 10 points or more in at least one of the skills. The athlete must also achieve a minimum of five points in two other skills.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    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 her peers.

    • B. 

      Have the athlete perform the same task until she learns the skill.

    • C. 

      Move the other athletes away from her until she is back on task.

    • D. 

      Change the athlete to an observer until she is ready to focus.

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
    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.

  • 14. 
    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.

  • 15. 
    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.”

  • 16. 
    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.

  • 17. 
    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.

  • 18. 
    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.

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    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.

  • 21. 
    What is the best advice to give a coach when an athlete violates a rule or fails to properly execute a skill?
    • A. 

      In golf, tennis, track and field, and swimming, immediately pull the athlete aside and explain their error so they don’t repeat it.

    • B. 

      If possible, use the error as a teachable moment or wait until the end of the competition to provide feedback.

    • C. 

      Be direct and shout, “Don’t foul!”

    • D. 

      Don’t plan what you’ll do; different situations can arise, so be ready to formulate a plan and feedback as needed.

  • 22. 
    What is the best reason to use a development plan?
    • A. 

      It identifies those athletes who need improvement and those who don’t.

    • B. 

      It will help improve the athlete’s concentration.

    • C. 

      It builds the athlete’s self-esteem by correcting errors, prior to, during, and after the competition.

    • D. 

      It’s the best way to ensure an athlete achieves her personal best at each ability level.

  • 23. 
    What is sportsmanship?
    • A. 

      It’s primarily for building team spirit.

    • B. 

      It’s improving an athlete’s performance by pointing out the errors from the sidelines.

    • C. 

      It’s building individual and team values and reaffirming the Athlete’s Oath.

    • D. 

      It’s a point system where any infractions are marked on a clipboard and addressed after the competition.

  • 24. 
    What is the responsibility of an effective coach?
    • A. 

      Teaching the skills of the sport regardless of the athletes, and repeat the directions until they learn.

    • B. 

      Reinforcing the idea that winning is the most important goal.

    • C. 

      Teaching athletes that playing the game is more important than developing skills

    • D. 

      Teaching skills in sequence and to the level the athlete needs.

  • 25. 
    What is the best advice for a coach to follow when giving athletes direction during competition?
    • A. 

      Give athletes constant direction for all situations and in all sports.

    • B. 

      Give athletes enough direction to allow them to play, develop independence and self-esteem, and succeed.

    • C. 

      Focus your directions on more complex sports such as bowling and bocce.

    • D. 

      Giving frequent directions to athletes during competition provides a level of comfort to them.