Mini Soccer Practice Test #1

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Mini Soccer Practice Test #1 - Quiz

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. 

    When the defending team kicks the ball out over their own goal line (not in the goal), what is the call?

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Corner kick for the attacking team
    Explanation
    When one team kicks the ball out of bounds, the opposing team brings the ball back into play. Balls kicked over the endline result in either a corner kick for the attacking team or a goal kick for the defending team.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Goal kick for the defending team
    Explanation
    When the attacking team kicks the ball out over their own goal line (not in the goal), the call is a goal kick for the defending team. This means that the defending team is awarded a kick from their own goal area to restart the game. The attacking team is not given a corner kick in this situation because they did not put the ball out of play over the defending team's goal line.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Throw in for the team that didn't kick the ball out
    Explanation
    When the ball is kicked over the touch line (side line), the opposing team is awarded a throw-in. This means that the team that didn't kick the ball out gets the opportunity to throw the ball back into play from the side of the field.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The blue team throws the ball in because the red player touched the ball last before it went out
    Explanation
    When a ball goes out of bound, over the sideline it is brought back into play by a throw in by a player. If the red team touched the ball last, the blue team gets the ball.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. When the entire ball is over the end line or side line
    Explanation
    When the entire ball is over the end line or side line, it is considered out of play. This means that if any part of the ball is still within the boundaries of the field, it is still considered in play. However, once the entire ball crosses the line, it is no longer in play and the game is stopped or restarted depending on the specific rules of the sport.

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  • 6. 

    Can a ball be scored directly from a corner kick?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A ball can be scored directly from a corner kick because there are no specific rules that prohibit it. In football, a corner kick is awarded when the defending team is the last to touch the ball before it crosses the goal line, but outside of the goal. During a corner kick, the ball is kicked directly into play from the corner arc, and if it enters the goal without being touched by any other player, it is considered a goal. Therefore, it is possible to score directly from a corner kick.

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  • 7. 

    Can a goal be scored directly from a goal kick?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    A goal can be scored directly from a goal kick because according to the Laws of the Game in soccer, a goal kick is a method of restarting play where the ball is kicked from inside the goal area by the defending team. If the ball is kicked directly into the opponent's goal without touching any other player, it is considered a valid goal.

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  • 8. 

    Can a goal be scored directly from a throw in?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of the Game in football (soccer), a goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in. A throw-in is a method of restarting play and it is awarded to the opposing team of the player who last touched the ball before it went out of bounds. To score a goal, the ball must cross the goal line between the goalposts and under the crossbar, and a throw-in does not meet these criteria. Therefore, the correct answer is "No."

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    D. Kick off by the team that won the coin toss (or rock, scissors, paper)
    Explanation
    At the beginning of the game, the team that won the coin toss (or rock, scissors, paper) starts the game with a kick off. This means that they have the first possession of the ball and are given the opportunity to start the game by kicking the ball from the center of the field. This is a common practice in soccer to determine which team gets the first possession and has the advantage of starting the game.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Kick off by the team that lost the coin toss at the beginning of the game
    Explanation
    At the beginning of the second half, the game is restarted with a kick off by the team that lost the coin toss at the beginning of the game. This is a common practice in football where the team that did not have the initial kick off gets the opportunity to start the second half. The kick off is taken from the center of the field and signifies the start of the second half of the game.

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  • 11. 

    Which team takes the kick off after the referee blows the whistle for substitutions?

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The team that last had possession of the ball before the whistle blew.
    Explanation
    After the referee blows the whistle for substitutions, the team that takes the kick-off is the team that last had possession of the ball before the whistle blew. This ensures fairness and allows the game to resume from the point where it was stopped for the substitution.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The player can touch the ball again only after a player on either team has touched the ball
    Explanation
    The rule states that the player taking the kickoff cannot touch the ball until it has been played by another player. This means that the player can only touch the ball again after it has been touched by a player from either team. This rule is in place to ensure fair play and to prevent one player from monopolizing the ball during the kickoff. It encourages teamwork and equal participation from both teams.

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  • 13. 

    Can a player throw the ball in and then run onto the field and kick the ball?

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Only if a player on either team touches the ball before he kicks it.
    Explanation
    According to the given answer, a player can throw the ball in and then run onto the field and kick the ball, but only if a player on either team touches the ball before he kicks it. This means that the player cannot directly kick the ball after throwing it in, but must wait for another player to touch it before kicking.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. No, part of both feet must stay on the ground
    Explanation
    According to the rules of the game, when taking a throw-in, a player must keep part of both feet on the ground. This means that they are not allowed to jump while taking the throw-in.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A proper throw-in in sports requires three things: both feet must stay on the ground, the ball must be thrown from behind and over the head, and the ball must be thrown in the direction the player is facing. All of these conditions need to be met for the throw-in to be considered proper.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. No, part of both feet must be on or behind the line
    Explanation
    No, a player cannot be standing on the field when taking a throw-in. According to the rules of soccer, during a throw-in, part of both feet must be either on the touchline or behind the touchline.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. In their own half of the field
    Explanation
    The players have to be in their own half of the field at the kickoff because this is a rule in soccer. The kickoff is the start of the game or the restart after a goal is scored, and it is important for the players to be in their designated areas on the field. Being in their own half ensures that the game starts in a fair and organized manner, with each team in their respective positions.

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  • 18. 

    If the ball hits the referee and then goes out of field by the goal line, what is the call?

    • 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 opponents

    Correct Answer
    D. A throw in for the opponents
    Explanation
    If the ball hits the referee and goes out of bounds by the goal line in soccer, it results in a throw-in for the team that last touched the ball. The referee's involvement is unintentional, and the game resumes with the team maintaining possession awarded the throw-in.

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  • 19. 

    Can a players feet be touching the line when he is doing a throw in?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, a player's feet can be touching the line when he is doing a throw-in. According to the rules of soccer, during a throw-in, both of the player's feet must be on or behind the touchline. There is no requirement for the player's feet to be completely off the line. As long as the player is in contact with the line or behind it, the throw-in is considered legal.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A drop ball
    Explanation
    The dog is not part of the game and is considered an outside agent so the play is restarted with a drop ball.

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