WFTDA Rules Test (Dec. 2009 Rules)

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WFTDA Rules Test (Dec. 2009 Rules)

Written test from the WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements version 2. 0 (updated on July 14, 2009)This test is applicable to the December 1, 2009 version of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association rules. This test was posted to track the progress of skaters from the Skyland Roller Girls league in Warren County, NJ, but others are welcome to take it as well. Skaters should not have access to notes or WFTDA rules documents during theexam. The minimum required score to pass the rules test is 85% (six incorrect answers)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or false: A downed skater who slides out-of-bounds and then back in-bounds while still down maybe be penalized for cutting
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    True or False - A player may skate clockwise while out of bounds to position herself to reenter the pack.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True or False - Team A does not get their jammer onto the track in time for the whistle signaling the start of the jam. Team A is allowed to send their jammer from their bench onto the track to play in the in-progress jam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A Pack is defined by:
    • A. 

      The largest group of blockers from both teams within 20 feet of each other

    • B. 

      The largest group of blockers from both teams within 10 feet of each other

    • C. 

      The largest group of blockers within 20 feet of each other

    • D. 

      The largest group of blockers within 10 feet of each other

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements could apply to a blocker or pivot who is out of play?
    • A. 

      The blocker or pivot is more than 20 feet away from the pack

    • B. 

      The blocker or pivot cannot aid her jammer

    • C. 

      The blocker or pivot can engage other blockers, but not the jammers

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 6. 
    Which part of the body is illegal to use when blocking another skater?
    • A. 

      Back

    • B. 

      Booty

    • C. 

      Elbow

    • D. 

      Hip

  • 7. 
    True or false: A skater skates out of bounds while rounding a turn. In doing so, she does not pass an in-bounds skater, but she does substantially cut short the lap distance. For this action, she could receive a major penalty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a legal block?
    • A. 

      A shoulder check to a skater with two feet out of bounds

    • B. 

      A hip check with one foot off the floor

    • C. 

      A shoulder check executed before the starting whistle

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are illegal procedure penalties?
    • A. 

      False start

    • B. 

      Too many skaters on the track

    • C. 

      Improper uniform

    • D. 

      Removing required equipment

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following must a player re-entering the track from the penalty box do?
    • A. 

      Re-enter at the front of the pack

    • B. 

      Skate onto the track immediately, regardless of where the pack is

    • C. 

      Re-enter at the back of the pack

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    In which of the following situations could a ref call a MINOR penalty?
    • A. 

      A jam starts and one team has 5 blockers on the track

    • B. 

      A jammer starts at the first whistle, then yields to the opposing jammer

    • C. 

      A blocker skates out of bounds to avoid a block

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 12. 
    A skater must have at least this number of skates on the floor to initiate a legal block:
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three?

    • D. 

      None

  • 13. 
    True or false: A skater who is lead jammer may call off the jam as she is being removed from play due to a penalty
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which part of the body is considered an illegal blocking zone?
    • A. 

      Chest

    • B. 

      Upper arm

    • C. 

      Hip

    • D. 

      Above the shoulder

  • 15. 
    When can a skater outside the zone of engagement block another skater?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      When she is a blocker coming out of the penalty box and ends up next to a jammer

    • C. 

      When she is a jammer engaging another jammer

    • D. 

      When a jammer counterblocks a hit initiated by a blocker

    • E. 

      C and D

  • 16. 
    Who can ‘pass the star?’
    • A. 

      Only the lead jammer

    • B. 

      Either jammer

    • C. 

      Anyone

    • D. 

      No one

    • E. 

      Your mom

  • 17. 
    A blocker must be within ____ ft of the pack to execute a legal block
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      There is no limit

  • 18. 
    What happens when a jammer who is not the lead jammer successfully calls off the jam?
    • A. 

      She receives a minor penalty

    • B. 

      She receives a major penalty

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      The team captain receives a minor penalty

  • 19. 
    True or False - Players may legally re-enter the track in front of the opponent who forced them out of bounds, if that opponent went out of bounds herself at any point after the initiating block.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A skater may be expelled from the game for:   I. fighting II. any action deemed by officials to cause a serious physical threat to others III. blatant disregard for the rules
    • A. 

      I and III only

    • B. 

      II and III only

    • C. 

      I and II only

    • D. 

      III only

    • E. 

      I, II, and III

  • 21. 
    Minor penalties (for the purposes of going to the penalty box, not for fouling out of the game)
    • A. 

      Carry over into the following period and are not “reset” between periods

    • B. 

      Are reset between periods

    • C. 

      Are reset before overtime

    • D. 

      Carry over from bout to bout

  • 22. 
    How many accumulated penalty turns per period is considered excessive and grounds for ejection?
    • A. 

      There is no limit

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Five

  • 23. 
    A player will receive a major for cutting the track when she does which of the following:(select two)
    • A. 

      Cuts around the rearmost blocker in play

    • B. 

      Cuts in front of two or more players

    • C. 

      Cuts in front of the foremost opposing blocker in play

    • D. 

      Cuts the other jammer before reaching the pack

    • E. 

      Cuts in front of the foremost teammate in play

  • 24. 
    True or False - When initiating a block, a skater must be in-bounds, but it is ok for her to pick up momentum from out of bounds prior to returning to the track from out of bounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following parts of the body may be used to block another skater?   I. elbow II. Triceps III. Forearm IV. feet
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      All

    • C. 

      IV and II

    • D. 

      II only

    • E. 

      II, III, and IV