Scvaa Basketball Referee Quiz

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Scvaa Basketball Referee Quiz

In the following game scenarios, circle the proper call that should be made. Note: RED=Team Red, WHITE=Team White, P1=Player 1, P2=Player 2, ….


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    RED P1 steals the ball and dribbles down court for a fast break layup.  Before he puts the shot up, WHITE P1 pushes him from behind hard into the end wall and he is too injured to continue.  RED P2 comes in and pushes the player that just committed the foul.
    • A. 

      WHITE P1 gets a Technical Foul

    • B. 

      WHITE P1 is ejected for a Flagrant Foul, and RED P2 is given a Technical Foul. RED chooses a substitute player from the bench to shoot the 2 foul shots.

    • C. 

      WHITE P1 gets a personal foul

    • D. 

      No foul is called, because it was a “hustle play”.

  • 2. 
    After a made basket by RED, WHITE P1 goes beyond the base line and legally passes to P2.  P2 says, “I’m supposed to take the ball out”, and he walks beyond the base line and legally passes back to P1.
    • A. 

      No call, since both were legal passes and it did not impact the outcome of the game

    • B. 

      The play is whistled out of bounds when P2 stepped out with the ball.

    • C. 

      The play is whistled for traveling when the player walked with the ball going to the baseline.

    • D. 

      No call because the referee was at mid-court and didn’t see the play

    • E. 

      .

  • 3. 
    A VAA 4th grade game is tied with 2 minutes left.  RED applies a full court man-to-man press.  WHITE P1 knows the defense cannot steal off the dribble, so he casually dribbles up court, but RED P5 is playing such tight defense that the offensive player dribbles it off the defensive players foot and it rolls back to the baseline, at which time 10 seconds have been run off the clock.
    • A. 

      The ball is given back to the offense because stealing is not allowed.

    • B. 

      The defense is called for kicking, since it hit the defenders foot.

    • C. 

      No call. The 10 seconds starts over once the ball touched the defender.

    • D. 

      The play is whistled for a 10 second violation.

  • 4. 
    In a “No press allowed game situation”, RED makes a basket.  WHITE P1 attempts to make a pass to P2 at half court, but hits a retreating defender in the back.  Another defender picks up the loose ball and goes in for a layup.  What’s the call?
    • A. 

      The basket counts, since the defender did not intentionally try to intercept the pass.

    • B. 

      The basket counts, since the offense was pushing the ball up court.

    • C. 

      The play is whistled dead when the ball hits the defender for a full court press violation.

    • D. 

      The play is whistled dead when the pass was made, because they didn’t allow the defense to retreat and setup.

  • 5. 
    Defensive player P1 dives on a loose ball, quickly gets up and starts his dribble up court.  After he crosses center court, he is bumped backwards by his own teammate P2 and touches the center court line.
    • A. 

      Over and back.

    • B. 

      No call because he did not touch the line of his own will.

    • C. 

      Traveling

    • D. 

      A foul should be called on P2

  • 6. 
    RED is down 3 points with 2 minutes left and calls a time out.  When they return, they bring in their best player as a substitute.  No one notices the substitution, until the players hits a 3 pointer with 1 minute remaining, at which time the WHITE head coach objects to the substitution.
    • A. 

      The basket counts, clock remains at 1 minute, RED is charged with a Bench Technical Foul (automatic 2 pts), the illegal substitute is sent to the bench and WHITE gets the ball.

    • B. 

      The basket does not count, the clock is reset to 2 minutes, and the illegal sub is sent to the bench.

    • C. 

      No call, since the referees did not notice the illegal substitution.

    • D. 

      No call, since the illegal substitution was not noticed when play resumed after the timeout.

  • 7. 
    P1 drives and takes a short 6 foot shot.  Her shot is well short and does not hit the rim.  The same player, P1, gets the rebound, dribbles one time and makes a short shot.
    • A. 

      Traveling

    • B. 

      Double Dribble

    • C. 

      Illegal pass

    • D. 

      No call

  • 8. 
    RED P1 sets a good screen near mid-court.  WHITE P1 doesn’t see the screen and runs into it hard, causing him to fall down and get hurt.  The WHITE coach yells for a flagrant foul.
    • A. 

      Flagrant foul on RED P1 and he is ejected.

    • B. 

      An Intentional Foul is called on RED P1.

    • C. 

      A Foul is called on WHITE P1.

    • D. 

      No call

  • 9. 
    In a 3rd or 4th grade game, RED is ahead by 1 point with 18 seconds left on the clock.  The ball has been advanced across mid-court and passed to P2.  If a defender is guarding him 3 feet away, and stays within that range the whole time, how much time can P2 burn off the clock before a 5 second closely guarded violation is enforced?  (count in whole seconds only)
    • A. 

      5 seconds

    • B. 

      10 seconds

    • C. 

      13 seconds

    • D. 

      15 seconds

  • 10. 
     RED P1 is passing the ball inbounds from under her own basket.  Before she can pass it in bounds, WHITE P1 slaps the ball out of her hands.
    • A. 

      5 second violation is called

    • B. 

      Technical foul is called on WHITE if they have been warned before for reaching over the plane of the out of bounds line. If not, the first team warning is given.

    • C. 

      Foul on WHITE P1

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    RED hits a basket with 8 seconds left to tie the game.  An assistant coach on WHITE immediately calls a timeout, so the ref blows his whistle and awards the timeout.  It is then discovered that both teams have already used their game allotment of 2 timeouts.
    • A. 

      No call, since the referee awarded the timeout. WHITE gets the ball in the front-court, since there are less than 2 minutes remaining.

    • B. 

      WHITE is charged with a Technical Foul, giving RED an automatic 2 points and the ball.

    • C. 

      No call, since it was the “assistant coach” who called the time out. Only the Head Coach, or a player can call timeout. Play is resumed with WHITE taking the ball out at the far end from their basket.

    • D. 

      Since RED had no timeouts left, time would have expired, so the game is over

  • 12. 
    RED P1 is taking the ball out under his own basket.  His teammate P5 is 6’5” and standing right in the middle of the lane and does not move.  P1 waits a full 4 seconds and lobs it to P5, who makes 2 dribbles to the basket and scores an easy layup.  WHITE coach yells for a 3 second lane violation.
    • A. 

      3 Second Lane violation should be called.

    • B. 

      No call.

  • 13. 
    RED P1 passes the ball to P2, who drops it then picks it up off the bounce with both hands.  He then makes a dribble drive to the basket.  The WHITE coach yells for a double dribble call.
    • A. 

      Double dribble should be called, since the player effectively dribbled it when he dropped it to the floor..

    • B. 

      No call.

  • 14. 
    RED shoots a free throw that hits the front of the rim, then bounces up and this the top of the backboard, then it falls down and goes in without hitting anything else
    • A. 

      No basket, since the top of the backboard is out of bounds.

    • B. 

      The basket counts since it did not travel behind the backboard or strike another object.

  • 15. 
    RED P1 dribbles across mid-court and the defensive player swipes at the ball, knocking it off P1’s arm and into the backcourt.  P1 retrieves the ball and dribbles back into the front court.
    • A. 

      No call.

    • B. 

      Over and back.

  • 16. 
    RED P1 steals the ball and dribbles down court for a fast break layup.  As he puts the shot up, WHITE P1 fouls him hard while trying to block the shot.  RED P2 comes in and takes a punch at the player that just committed the foul because he said “it was a cheap foul”.
    • A. 

      WHITE P1 gets a Technical Foul for the “cheap foul”. RED gets 2 automatic points, 2 free throws and the ball.

    • B. 

      WHITE P1 is ejected for a Flagrant Foul, and RED P2 is given a Technical Foul. RED P1 shoots 2 free throws.

    • C. 

      WHITE P1 gets a foul, RED P2 gets a Flagrant Technical foul and is ejected. RED P1 shoots 2 free throws, WHITE gets 2 points for the Technical Foul and the ball out of bounds..

    • D. 

      No foul is called, because it was a “hustle play”.

  • 17. 
    RED P1 is shooting 2 free throws.  RED P2 & P3 are positioned properly in their rebounding blocks. The ref hands P1 the ball, then RED P4 comes in the lane to trade places with RED P2 before the shot.  P1 then shoots and makes the free throw.
    • A. 

      No violation, since it was before the shot was attempted. The basket counts.

    • B. 

      The basket is disallowed for a lane violation.

  • 18. 
    WHITE P1 shoots a shot from the baseline.  The shot hits the side of the backboard and comes right back to P1.  She puts another shot up and makes the basket.
    • A. 

      The ball is ruled out of bounds and the basket is not allowed.

    • B. 

      The basket is allowed.

  • 19. 
    RED P1 travels with the ball.  What should referee do?
    • A. 

      Whistle and give the traveling signal..

    • B. 

      Whistle, raise the right arm with a clenched fist, give the traveling sign, then point to the direction of the opponents basket.

    • C. 

      Whistle, raise the right arm with an open hand, give the traveling sign, point to the direction of the opponents basket, then point to where the ball will be passed in.

    • D. 

      Just blow the whistle. Everyone knows what the call is. Wait for the other team to get the ball

  • 20. 
    Why do I want to referee VAA basketball?
    • A. 

      To help coaches instruct the players on the proper rules of basketball.

    • B. 

      To “give back” to a program I participated in as a player or coach.

    • C. 

      To improve my referee skills, so that I may be able to pursue refereeing at a higher level.

    • D. 

      All of the above, plus I’d like to earn a little extra cash.

  • 21. 
    Which call does this signal refer to?
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Player control

    • C. 

      Pushing/charging

    • D. 

      Technical foul

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Which call does this signal refer to?
    • A. 

      Holding

    • B. 

      Timeout

    • C. 

      Hand Check

    • D. 

      Intentional fouls

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Which call does this signal refer to?
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Double foul

    • C. 

      Illegal hand use

    • D. 

      Timeout

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which call does this signal refer to?
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Double foul

    • C. 

      Holding

    • D. 

      Intentional foul

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Which call does this signal refer to?
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Timeout

    • C. 

      Intentional foul

    • D. 

      Illegal hand use

    • E. 

      None of he above