WFTDA Skills Practice Test

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Use this practice test to prepare for your team's WFTDA Basic Skills written exam. This Exam covers Sections 1 through 2. 5 of the WFTDA Standardized Flat Track Roller Derby Rules. After you answer, there will be a feedback box that states from which section in the WFTDA rules book that particular question was taken.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Teams shall consist of :
    • A. 

      A minimum of 20 Skaters that have passed the Minimum Skill Requirements established by WFTDA.

    • B. 

      A maximum of 20 Skaters, the majority of which have passed the Minimum Skills Requirements established by WFTDA

    • C. 

      A Maximum of 20 skaters that have passed the Minimum Skills Requirements established by WFTDA

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      10

  • 3. 
    A Derby team may lay the track using a high contrast track boundary marker to dimensions that are best suited for the venue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Acceptable surfaces for skating a roller derby bout are;
    • A. 

      Painted metal, concrete, and wood

    • B. 

      Game court, wood, or painted/polished concrete

    • C. 

      Painted wood, polished metal, wood, and concrete

  • 5. 
    The skating surface and boundary line colors can be similar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The track boundaries must be marked by a raised boundary. What are the minimum and maximum heights for this boundary? ( " is inches)
    • A. 

      At least 1/2" but no more than 5"

    • B. 

      At least 3" but no more than 3.5"

    • C. 

      At least 1/4" but no more than 2"

    • D. 

      At least .25" but no more than 3.0"

  • 7. 
    The track boundary must be consistent in height and width throughout the ENTIRE boundary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If a skater's wheel touches the  boundary marker, she has gone out of bounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A Roller Derby Bout is composed of;
    • A. 

      Sixty minutes of play with a 30 minute halftime.

    • B. 

      Sixty minutes of play, 2 periods of 20 minutes and a 20 minute halftime

    • C. 

      Sixty minutes of play divided into 2 periods of 30 minutes played between 2 teams

  • 11. 
    The team with the most points at the end of the game WINS!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When two or more games are combined into a single "Double Header" event, games can be staggered by periods or played in full, one at a time depending upon:
    • A. 

      The home team's decision.

    • B. 

      The Head Referee for that particular event.

    • C. 

      The agreement between the teams involved.

  • 13. 
    The period begins when the designated official blows the first jam whistle. What will it sound like?
    • A. 

      One short (rapid) whistle blast

    • B. 

      Two Long whistle blasts

    • C. 

      One long whistle blast

    • D. 

      Four short (rapid) whistle blasts

  • 14. 
    Halftime between periods MUST be:
    • A. 

      20 minutes long

    • B. 

      At least 5 minutes long

    • C. 

      At least 15 minutes long

  • 15. 
    The period ends when the last jam reaches its natural conclusion. This may extend past the point when the period clock reaches 0:00.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If there are 30 seconds or fewer left on the period clock and the Hostess City Hellions call a timeout,  there will be one more jam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The maximum number of Jams allowed in a single bout is:
    • A. 

      35

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      Unlimited

  • 18. 
    A team will be forced to skate shorthanded if all of their skaters are not in position on the track when the jam starts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If a Jammer is not on the track when a jam starting whistle blows,
    • A. 

      The Jammer will be permitted on the track after a one minute false start penalty

    • B. 

      The Jammer will be permitted to yield to opposing jammer before entering at the back of the pack.

    • C. 

      The Jammer will not be permitted to join the jam in progress, not penalty will be issued.

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      After a Jam has started, but only having had it in her possession prior to the start of the jam.

    • B. 

      Whenever she can get her coach to throw it to her as she passes by the bench.

    • C. 

      Only after going to the box for improper procedure, upon leaving she can put on hewr helmet panty.

    • D. 

      Pivots must have helmet panties on prior to the start of the jam.