Touch New Zealand Module Referee Test

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Touch New Zealand Module Referees Test. This is an open book test, you may refer to your e-booklet. To pass the test you will require a mark of 80% or higher. On completion of the test your score and payment details will be verified and you will be emailed a printable certificate within 5 working days. If you fail the test you are permitted one more attempt at passing. Please enter your password and Receipt ID (located on your Touch New Zealand Online Shop Invoice) below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Team captains must perform the toss with the Referee present.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    By wearing an appropriate uniform the Referee will be seen as ...
    • A. 

      An unskilled Referee

    • B. 

      Keen and interested

    • C. 

      A show off

  • 3. 
    In a competition run by TNZ, up to how many players may a team consist?
    • A. 

      14 players

    • B. 

      10 players

    • C. 

      6 players

  • 4. 
    What is the maximum number of players a team is permitted to have on the field during a game?
    • A. 

      6 players

    • B. 

      14 players

    • C. 

      4 players

  • 5. 
    What is the minimum number of players required on the field to commence a match?
    • A. 

      4 players

    • B. 

      5 players

    • C. 

      3 players

  • 6. 
    What are the measurements of a Touch ball?
    • A. 

      Any rugby ball

    • B. 

      30cms long 50cms in circumference

    • C. 

      36cms long, 55cms in circumference

  • 7. 
    Substitute Players may assemble anywhere on the sideline.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Substitute Players may interchange at any time during the match.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A player can pick up the ball when it has been dropped to ground and  play on without performing a rollball.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Team captains are required to sign the scorecard at the completion of the match.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The field of play is rectangular in shape and measures between scorelines ..
    • A. 

      90 metres long 60 metres wide

    • B. 

      70 metres long 50 metres wide

    • C. 

      80 metres long 45 metres wide

  • 12. 
    Substitution boxes are marked on both sides of the field of play measuring ...
    • A. 

      20 metres in length

    • B. 

      15 metres in length

    • C. 

      Any length to suit

  • 13. 
    The area where it is only possible for a team to score is called ... 
    • A. 

      The touchdown zone

    • B. 

      The touchdown zone line

    • C. 

      The extended side line

  • 14. 
    Cones and markers are placed where the sidelines intersect ...
    • A. 

      The halfway line, the scorelines and the touchdown zone lines

    • B. 

      The halfway line, the 5 metre lines and the scorelines

    • C. 

      The halfway line and the scorelines (6 cones)

  • 15. 
    What method is used to bring the ball into play following a touch or change of possession?
    • A. 

      A rollball

    • B. 

      A tap or rollball

    • C. 

      A tap

  • 16. 
    What is the player called who takes possession of the ball behind the player who performs the rollball?
    • A. 

      The half back

    • B. 

      The dummy half

    • C. 

      The team captain

  • 17. 
    Team uniforms consist of ...
    • A. 

      Shirts

    • B. 

      Shirt, shorts and socks

    • C. 

      Shirts and shorts

  • 18. 
    Players are not to participate in any match ...
    • A. 

      Until they remove their watches

    • B. 

      Until they convince the Referee that their Jewellery cannot be removed

    • C. 

      While they are wearing any item of jewellery that might prove dangerous

  • 19. 
    The duration of a match may be varied by ...
    • A. 

      The Module or Controlling Association

    • B. 

      The Referee

    • C. 

      The Team Captains

  • 20. 
    A Touchdown is worth ...
    • A. 

      One (1) point

    • B. 

      Two (2) points

    • C. 

      Three (3) points

  • 21. 
    The match is ended when ...
    • A. 

      The hooter sounds

    • B. 

      Full time expires and the ball next becomes dead

    • C. 

      Full time expires

  • 22. 
    When extra time is played to determine a winner, players are required to drop off every ...
    • A. 

      One (1) minute

    • B. 

      Two (2) minutes

    • C. 

      Three (3) minutes

  • 23. 
    During extra time teams will drop off players until they are down to ...
    • A. 

      One (1) player

    • B. 

      Two (2) players

    • C. 

      Three (3) players

  • 24. 
    When teams are playing extra time the winner is ...
    • A. 

      The team that has scored the most touchdowns after five (5)minutes

    • B. 

      The team that scores the first touchdown, once both teams have had possession

    • C. 

      The team that scores first after all dropping off is completed

  • 25. 
    In the field of play, a mixed team may have up to
    • A. 

      Three (3) male players and no less than one (1) male player

    • B. 

      Five (5) male players and no less than one (1) male player

    • C. 

      Any number of male players or any number of female players

  • 26. 
    If a team uses more than the maximum number of players in the field of play the team will ...
    • A. 

      Lose possession

    • B. 

      Forfeit a penalty touchdown

    • C. 

      Be penalised

  • 27. 
    A team in possession is entitled to ...
    • A. 

      Five (5) touches

    • B. 

      Six (6) touches

    • C. 

      As many touches as can be effected

  • 28. 
    The Captain winning the toss has the choice of ...
    • A. 

      Substitution box for the first half

    • B. 

      Direction for the first half

    • C. 

      Direction and substitution box for the first half

  • 29. 
    A match is commenced at the centre of halfway with ...
    • A. 

      A tap

    • B. 

      A rollball

    • C. 

      Either a tap or a rollball

  • 30. 
    To be onside at a tap defending players must retire ...
    • A. 

      Any distance from the mark

    • B. 

      Five (5) metres from the mark

    • C. 

      Ten (10) metres from the mark

  • 31. 
    If the ball is dropped to ground ...
    • A. 

      The team responsible may pick up the ball and play continues

    • B. 

      A change of possession results

    • C. 

      A penalty results

  • 32. 
    The rollball must be performed ...
    • A. 

      Where the ball comes to rest

    • B. 

      Wherever the person performing the rollball decides

    • C. 

      On the mark

  • 33. 
    The rollball is performed by ...
    • A. 

      Rolling the ball backward between the legs not more than 1 metre

    • B. 

      Tapping the ball forward with the foot

    • C. 

      Bouncing the ball between the legs

  • 34. 
    The Dummy Half may run with the ball but if touched or effects a touch will ...
    • A. 

      Lose possession

    • B. 

      Be required to perform a rollball

    • C. 

      Incur a penalty

  • 35. 
    The rollball must be performed ...
    • A. 

      Within three (3) seconds

    • B. 

      When the Dummy Half is in position

    • C. 

      Without delay

  • 36. 
    A player in possession who passes the ball after a touch, throws a forward pass or performs a rollball prior to being touched will ...
    • A. 

      Lose possession

    • B. 

      Be allowed to play on

    • C. 

      Be penalised at the mark

  • 37. 
    Can a player claim a touch when the touch was not effected?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

  • 38. 
    When defending at the scoreline do the defending players have to have both feet on or behind the line?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 39. 
    If the ball is being juggled by the player in possession and they are touched and the same player retains possession does the touch count?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 40. 
    When the defending team is defending their scoreline and the ball is taken back behind the five (5) metre broken line by the attacking team, does the defending team have to move forward off the scoreline and continue to move forward until a touch is about to be effected?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 41. 
    If the player in possession is within five (5) metres of their attacking scoreline, can the defending team remain on their scoreline? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 42. 
    How does play restart when a penalty has been awarded?
    • A. 

      Scrum

    • B. 

      Tap

    • C. 

      Rollball

  • 43. 
    A player in possession runs out over the sideline before being touched.  Does a change of possession occur?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 44. 
    The Referee can communicate to the players the ruling that is being applied by ...
    • A. 

      Always calling the Captain over to explain

    • B. 

      Using the whistle and giving a verbal ruling supported by the correct hand signal

    • C. 

      Shouting at the players

  • 45. 
    The Referee can assist the players to play within the rules by ...
    • A. 

      Telling all players to read the rule book

    • B. 

      Indicating the mark for the rollball and for the Tap

    • C. 

      Penalising the players at every opportunity

  • 46. 
    What basic skill does the Referee need to learn and apply in the field ...
    • A. 

      Exceptional speed

    • B. 

      A loud voice

    • C. 

      Good verbal communication

  • 47. 
    The Referee should apply the whistle to ...
    • A. 

      Award a touchdown

    • B. 

      Indicate a touch has occurred

    • C. 

      Stop play while players interchange

  • 48. 
    The Referee must apply the following positional skill ...
    • A. 

      Chase the ball from behind

    • B. 

      Stay well away from the ball

    • C. 

      Set five (5) metres at the rollball for the defending team

  • 49. 
    The following is regarded as a basic positioning skill for the Referee ...
    • A. 

      Staying up with play and within ten (10) metres of the ball at all times

    • B. 

      Standing in line with the rollball

    • C. 

      Standing and watching play to see which way the ball goes

  • 50. 
    The following is considered good positioning sense for the Referee
    • A. 

      Being in a good position before blowing the whistle for the penalty

    • B. 

      Staying well away from the ball so players have lots of room

    • C. 

      Not setting five (5) metres when the play speeds up

  • 51. 
    By demonstrating good position, sound rulings and confident decisions the Referee will be ...
    • A. 

      Ignored

    • B. 

      Disputed

    • C. 

      Respected and credible

  • 52. 
    Good on field positioning for the Referee is being able to ...
    • A. 

      Slowdown because there is plenty of time

    • B. 

      Maintain a view of the ball

    • C. 

      Walk to the next position

  • 53. 
    Name this referee signal ...
    • A. 

      Touchdown

    • B. 

      Penalty

    • C. 

      Commencement of the Game

  • 54. 
    What is the name of the Referee system where two Referees are used in a match?
    • A. 

      Solo System

    • B. 

      Dual System

    • C. 

      Triple System

  • 55. 
    In the Dual Refereeing System the Referee on the sideline should position ...
    • A. 

      On the sideline and up with play

    • B. 

      With the players at the substitution box

    • C. 

      Anywhere on the sideline

  • 56. 
    Name this referee signal ...
    • A. 

      Forward Pass

    • B. 

      First Touch

    • C. 

      Touch and Pass

  • 57. 
    Name this referee signal ...
    • A. 

      Penalty

    • B. 

      Touchdown

    • C. 

      5th Touch

  • 58. 
    Name this referee signal ...
    • A. 

      Touchdown

    • B. 

      Commencement of match

    • C. 

      5th Touch

  • 59. 
    Name this referee signal ...
    • A. 

      Holding

    • B. 

      Dummy Half Touched in Possession

    • C. 

      Play On

  • 60. 
    Name this referee signal ...
    • A. 

      No Touch

    • B. 

      Mark for Tap

    • C. 

      Forward Pass