Mini Soccer Practice Test #1

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Mini Soccer Practice Test #1

This is a practice test for referees, coaches and players for OPSL/Central West Soccer. This first test involves questions about balls that are kicked over the goal line (end line) or the touch line (side line).  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Corner kick for the defending team

    • B. 

      Goal kick for the defending team

    • C. 

      Corner kick for the attacking team

    • D. 

      Goal Kick for the attacking team

  • 2. 
    When the attacking team kicks the ball out over their own goal line (not in the goal), what is the call?
    • A. 

      Corner kick for the attacking team

    • B. 

      Goal Kick for the attacking team

    • C. 

      Corner kick for the defending team

    • D. 

      Goal kick for the defending team

  • 3. 
    What is the call when the ball is kicked over the touch line (side line)?
    • A. 

      Corner kick

    • B. 

      Goal kick

    • C. 

      Throw in for the team that kicked the ball out

    • D. 

      Throw in for the team that didn't kick the ball out

  • 4. 
    If a player on the blue team kicks the ball and it hits a player on the red team then goes out over the touch line (side line), who throws the ball back in?
    • A. 

      The red team throws the ball in because a blue player kicked the ball before it went out.

    • B. 

      The blue team throws the ball in because the red player touched the ball last before it went out

    • C. 

      No-one throws it in because both teams touched the ball. The referee calls a drop ball.

    • D. 

      The referee throws the ball back in.

  • 5. 
    When is a ball out of play?
    • A. 

      When any part of the ball is over the end line or side line.

    • B. 

      When the entire ball is over the end line or side line

    • C. 

      When any part of the ball is touching the end line or side line

    • D. 

      When the ball is rolling along the line.

  • 6. 
    Can a ball be scored directly from a corner kick?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Can a goal be scored directly from a goal kick?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Can a goal be scored directly from a throw in?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    How is the game started at the beginning of the game?
    • A. 

      Goal kick

    • B. 

      Corner kick

    • C. 

      Throw in

    • D. 

      Kick off by the team that won the coin toss (or rock, scissors, paper)

  • 10. 
    How is the game restarted at the beginning of the second half, after the half time break?
    • A. 

      Goal kick

    • B. 

      Throw in

    • C. 

      Corner kick

    • D. 

      Kick off by the team that lost the coin toss at the beginning of the game

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      The teams take turns, so it depends on whose turn it is.

    • B. 

      The team that is losing

    • C. 

      The team that last had possession of the ball before the whistle blew.

    • D. 

      The team that is winning

  • 12. 
    What does it mean when the rule says a the player taking the kickoff cannot touch the ball until it has been played by another player?
    • A. 

      The player has to pass the ball to a teammate.

    • B. 

      The player can touch the ball again only after a player on either team has touched the ball

    • C. 

      A player can dribble the ball, he just can't touch it with his hands

    • D. 

      If the blue player takes the kickoff, another blue player has to touch the ball before he can touch it again.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only if a player on his own team touches the ball before he kicks it.

    • D. 

      Only if a player on either team touches the ball before he kicks it.

  • 14. 
    Can a player jump when taking a throw in?
    • A. 

      No, part of both feet must stay on the ground

    • B. 

      Yes, as long as he doesn't go over the line

    • C. 

      Yes, because it helps to throw the ball higher when he jumps

    • D. 

      Yes, because the rules say that he can jump

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are required for a proper throw in
    • A. 

      Part of both feet must stay on the ground

    • B. 

      The ball must be thrown from behind and over the head

    • C. 

      The ball must be thrown in the direction the player is facing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Can a player be standing on the field when he takes a throw in?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No, part of both feet must be on or behind the line

  • 17. 
    Where do the players have to be at the kickoff?
    • A. 

      Anywhere on the field, as long as they are watching the referee

    • B. 

      Lined up on the half way line

    • C. 

      In their own half of the field

    • D. 

      Half the players have to be at the half way line and the rest in the goal area.

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      A throw in for the team that touched it last

    • B. 

      A drop ball, because the referee interfered with the play

    • C. 

      A free kick to the team that had the ball last

    • D. 

      A throw in for the team that did not touch it last

  • 19. 
    Can a players feet be touching the line when he is doing a throw in?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 20. 
    A dog runs on the field and runs off with the ball. The coach gives the referee a new ball. How is the game restarted?
    • A. 

      A drop ball

    • B. 

      A free kick

    • C. 

      The referee gives the ball to the nearest goalkeeper.

    • D. 

      A throw in