Softball Rules Trivia Test! Quiz

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Softball Rules Trivia Test! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The batter-runner overruns first base on a walk makes no attempt to second base and is tagged by the first baseman on her way back to first base.  The batter-runner shall be called out. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 2. 
    The home team is supporting a charitable cause and has purchased pink softballs with the NFHS Authenticating Mark for use in a contest.  Legal?
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 3. 
    With R1 on first, B2 hits a ground ball to F3 who tags R1 who is standing on first base.  F3 then steps on first prior to B2 reaching the base.  Both R1 and B2 are out. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    Prior to the pitch, with no runners on base, the base umpire should be positioned 18-21 feet behind first base walking the line.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 5. 
    F1 steps on to the pitching plate with her hands together, takes a sign from the catcher, and then delivers the pitch.  Legal?  
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 6. 
    R1 is on third and R2 is on second with one out.  The defensive coach instructs the pitcher to intentionally walk B4 and sends F3 behind the plate to back up F2.  The pitcher then delivers the pitch.  Legal? 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 7. 
    F1 pitches the ball.  B1 squares to bunt and (a) leaves the bat in the strike zone without making any movement towards the ball, or (b) makes a forward movement with the bat towards the ball.  In both cases, B1 misses the ball.  A strike shall be called in either case.  
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 8. 
    B1 swings and hits the ball. While running to first, she drops the bat in fair territory, and the rolling bat hits the ball.  The batter shall be called out, and the ball is dead.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    Team A has three players wearing pink headbands, two players wearing blue caps, two players wearing blue visors, two players wearing black headbands, and the remaining players wearing nothing on their heads. Legal? 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 10. 
    Team B’s pitcher and third baseman are wearing protective masks while on defense.  Legal? 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 11. 
      After hitting a single, B1 rounds first base and immediately collides with F3.  The umpire judges there to be obstruction by F3, signals and verbalizes the obstruction, and awards B1 second base at the end of playing action.  This is proper procedure.  
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 12. 
    In the top of the third inning, a batter from Team A enters the batter’s box wearing a cracked helmet.  Team A has had no previous equipment infractions.  The illegal equipment shall be removed from the game and the umpire shall issue a warning to the head coach of Team A. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 13. 
    After five innings of play, the score is 3-2 in favor of the home team.  The visiting team scores two runs to go-ahead 4-3 in the top of the sixth.  With one out in the bottom of the sixth, the game is ended due to thunderstorms.  The final score shall be 3-2 in favor of the home team.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 14. 
    In the top of the second inning, the DP plays defense for the left fielder.  Legal? 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 15. 
    R1 is on third base with no outs, and F5 is playing behind the bag a few steps near the foul line.  B2 hits a hard one-hopper down the third-base line that freezes R1 on the base.  The ball hits R1, and the umpires judge that F5 could have made a play on the ball.  R1 shall be declared out, and B2 is awarded first base.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 16. 
    The proper “strike” signal by the plate umpire is to extend the right index finger straight out, parallel to the ground. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 17. 
     Due to illness, Team B arrives to the game site with only eight players.  The game may still legally begin. 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 18. 
    With two strikes on B1, B1 swings at and misses the next pitch.  The pitch strikes her in the arm.  This is a dead-ball strike, and B1 is out.  
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 19. 
    With a runner on third and no outs, B2 hits a high fly in the infield above the second baseman’s head.  The base umpire erroneously calls, “Infield fly, the batter is out.”  The second baseman subsequently drops the ball.  The runner from third scores and the batter-runner ends up on second base.  The run counts and batter-runner is safe at second.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 20. 
     With no outs and the bases empty, B1’s third strike is missed by F2 and the ball lodges between her body and her chest protector.  While F2 searches for the ball, B1 advances to first then the second base.  Legal? 
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 21. 
    The FLEX, T. Jones, enters to bat for the first baseman. LEGAL?
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

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