2016 Ohio South Entry Level Referee On-Line Exam

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1 2016 Ohio South Entry Level Referee On-Line Exam Instructions: Answer the questions that follow, according to the Laws of the Game, and to the instructions given in the current edition of the USSF publication, Guide to Procedures for Referees, Assistant Referees and Fourth Officials, which can be downloaded from the website. 1. Goals MUST be anchored securely to the ground. If they cannot be secured, the game must NOT be played. 2 Corner flags must be safe therefore, to prevent an injury, the minimum height of the corner flag-posts must be at least 5 feet tall. If the corner flags are not safe, the game must NOT be played. 3. A foul committed on the penalty area line is considered to be a foul committed inside the penalty area. 4. The home team must provide the game ball. 5. Who is responsible for making sure the ball is acceptable? A. Coaches B. The Assistant Referees C. The Referee D. Players E. A, B and C 6. On a GU16 soccer team the maximum number of players is A. 7 B. 11 C. 18 D. 21 E. 18 with 3 additional guest players on their roster 7. A BU14 team wants to play without a goalkeeper. The referee should A. Allow It, either team may decide to not have a goalkeeper B. Not allow it 8. In a small-sided 8v8 game a team must have a minimum of at least how many players in order for the game to continue? A. 7 B. 6 C. 5 D. 4 E. There is no limiting number 9. During play, a substitute must be at the half-line prior to the ball going out-of-play (except for an injury stoppage) in order to be recognized and allowed to enter into the game. 10. All the players on a team must be dressed in the same color jersey with different numbers.

2 11. Players are allowed to wear jewelry, such as earrings or a bracelet, as long as they are properly taped. 12. While inspecting player equipment, the referee discovers a player wearing tennis shoes with flat soles instead of soccer cleats. The referee should A. Instruct the player that he must change his shoes before being allowed to play, since his shoes were not made for playing soccer B. Permit him to play, since the shoes do not present a danger to other players 13. The ball completely crosses over the touch line, between the halfway line and an assistant referee (AR). The AR should signal with the flag at 45 degrees above the horizontal in the direction of the throw-in. 14. The referee notices that you have raised the flag vertically and have given it a slight wave. The referee concludes that you are indicating an offside violation. 15. The AR indicates to the referee that a substitution is requested by using the following signal. How long should the AR maintain this signal? A. Until the entire substitution process is completed B. Until the referee waves the substitute onto the field C. Until the referee acknowledges the AR s signal and delays the restart of play D. Until the player being subbed out begins running off the field 16. While play is going on in his half of the field, the AR s main position is in line with the second-to-last defender or the ball, whichever is nearer to the goal line. 17. According to Law 5, the referee should stop the game immediately if, in her opinion, a player is seriously injured. 18. Midway through the second half, you as the referee see lightning in the distance. The coaches of both teams wish to continue the game. As the referee, you should A. allow the game to continue, no stoppage is necessary since the lightning was not nearby. B. allow the game to continue and suspend play only if lightning is seen again. C. suspend the game immediately, regardless of the coaches opinions, and get to shelter. 19. Must the referee have to add time to any period for time lost due to substitution, injury, or time wasting? A. Yes B. No 20. According to The Laws of the Game, a dropped ball must be performed between two opposing players.

3 21. You have just awarded a corner kick. Before the kick can be taken, time runs out for the first half. What action should you take? A. extend time for the taking of the corner kick. B. start the second half with a corner kick. C. declare the half over because time has expired. Do not allow the corner kick to be taken. 22. The referee has awarded a penalty kick. Before the kick can be taken, time runs out for the first half. What action should the referee take? A. extend time for the taking of the penalty kick. B. start the second half with a penalty kick. C. declare the half over because time has expired. Do not allow the penalty kick to be taken. 23. On a kick-off, the ball is kicked forward but it immediately crosses the touch line before any player touched it. What action should the referee take? A. Award a throw-in to the opposing team B. Retake the kick-off C. Award an IFK to the opposing team D. Award a throw-in to the attacking team 24. A goalkeeper caught and maintained possession of the ball while inside his own penalty area. The referee stops the game because an injured attacking player was lying on the ground nearby. When ready to restart play, the referee should A. give a dropped ball with only the goalkeeper present B. give an IFK to the goalkeeper s team C. give a dropped ball with players from both teams present D. give an IFK to the attacking team at the spot of the injury 25. The ball is out-of-play when: A. it has completely or wholly crossed the entire width of the goal line or the touch line. B. the referee blows their whistle and stops the game C. if the ball hits the referee D. if the ball hits the assistant referee E. all of the above. 26. The ball is rolling on the ground along and on the touchline. A defending player quickly picks the ball up to take a throw-in. The spectators and coaches of the attacking team start yelling HAND-BALL. As the referee, you blow your whistle. The correct restart is A. a DFK to the attacking team for a handling foul. B. a dropped ball because you blew your whistle too quickly C. a throw-in to the defending team as the ball was going out anyway D. an IFK to the attacking team because you blew your whistle too quickly 27 You are an assistant referee. A shot on goal is taken when you are about 10 yards out from the goal. From your position it appears to you that the goalkeeper stops the ball on the goal line, but the attacking team celebrates a score. The referee looks to you for a call. Should you signal that the goal was scored? A. Yes B. No 28. An attacking player, in an offside position, intercepts the ball directly from an opponent s pass. A. The player is guilty of offside B. The player is NOT guilty of offside 29. A player cannot be punished for being offside if he receives the ball directly from A. a Direct Free Kick B. an Indirect Free Kick C. a Corner Kick D. both B and C 30. An attacking player, in an offside position, receives the ball from a teammate s pass, but the ball deflected off the outstretched leg of a defender. A. The player is guilty of offside B. The player is NOT guilty of offside

4 31. Players A and B are attackers; Players X and Y are defenders. Player B plays the ball by X and then runs onto it to play the ball again. Meanwhile Player A does not move. A. The player is guilty of offside B. The player is NOT guilty of offside 32. A corner kick is about to be taken. Before the kick is taken, a defender punches an attacking player in the penalty area. As the referee you should restart play with a: C. Penalty Kick D. Direct Free Kick E. Indirect Free Kick 33. A direct free kick foul (DFK) (except handling) can only be committed A. on the field of play B. while the ball is in play C. by a player D. against an opponent, who is also a player E. all of the above F. just B and C 34. A defender in his own penalty area kicks at the ball when it is dangerously close to an opponent's face, but does not make contact with the opponent. The referee blows her whistle and stops play. The restart should be A. a DFK for an attempted kicking penalty B. an IFK for dangerous play C. a dropped ball, since no foul was committed and the referee made a mistake by blowing her whistle D. a Penalty Kick for an attempted kicking penalty 35. A goalkeeper in a GU13 game, within her own penalty area, grabs the ball with her hands after receiving it directly from a teammate's throw-in. The referee should A. stop play and restart with a Direct Free Kick B. stop play and restart with a Penalty Kick C. allow play to continue D. stop play and restart with an Indirect Free Kick E. stop play and restart with a Dropped Ball 36. After a throw-in has been properly taken, a goalkeeper within his own penalty area violently shoves the referee in order to have a clear a path to the ball. The referee should A. stop play and restart with an Indirect Free Kick B. stop play and restart with a Penalty Kick C. allow play to continue D. stop play and restart with a retake of the Throw-In E. stop play and restart with a Dropped Ball 37. The referee forgets to raise his arm up to indicate that an indirect free kick (IFK) is to be taken and as a result a goal is scored directly (on the first touch). The referee should: A. Not allow the goal and restart with a Corner Kick, the free kick is still indirect B. Not allow the goal and restart with a Goal Kick, the free kick is still indirect C. Allow the goal, since all the players expected a direct free kick was to be taken and restart with a Kick Off D. Not allow the goal and restart with an IFK to the opposing team E. Not allow the goal and restart by having the IFK retaken

5 38. A player takes a quick direct free kick (DFK) and the ball hits the referee. The ball rebounds back to the kicker who then passes it to one of his teammates. The referee should A. allow play to continue B. stop play and restart by retaking the direct free kick (DFK) C. stop play and restart with an indirect free kick (IFK) for the opposing team D. stop play and restart with an direct free kick (DFK) for the opposing team E. stop play and restart with dropped ball 39. When a team is taking any free kick from inside their own penalty area, the ball in play when it is kicked and A. it travels a distance equal to its circumference B. it moves in any direction C. it leaves the penalty area into the field of play D. it is touched by a second player after it has left the penalty area 40. What is the exception(s) to the requirement that a free kick is taken at the spot where the infraction occurred? A. Penalty Kick. B. Indirect free kick offense committed in its own goal area by the defending team. C. Any free kick offense committed by the attacking team in the opponent s goal area. D. All the above 41. Penalty kicks A. are not used in under-9 and under-10 small-sided games. B. must be taken by the player who is fouled. C. Both A and B D. None of the above 42. While the ball is in play at midfield, the goalkeeper within his own goal area kicks an opponent. The referee should A. Stop play and restart with a penalty kick. B. Stop play and restart with an IFK on the goal area line closest to where the kick occurred. C. Stop play and restart with an IFK where the foul occurred. D. Stop play and restart with a DFK near midfield where the ball was when play was stopped. 43. When is the ball in play at the taking of a goal kick? A. When it travels a distance equal to its circumference B. When it is kicked and it moves C. When it is kicked directly beyond the penalty area and into the field of play D. Whenever a second player touches the ball after it has left the penalty area E. When it is kicked and leaves the penalty area 44. In a GU16 game what should the referee do if the player taking a throw-in steps on the touch-line during the throw? A. Stop the match and award a throw-in to the opposing team. B. Allow the game to continue, no offense has been committed. C. Stop play and award an IFK to the opposing team. D. Stop play, tell player that she may not step on touch-line and let her re-take the throw-in. 45. Should the referee call a handling foul on the player taking a throw-in when he fails to release the ball from his hands before the ball crosses the touch-line and enters the field of play? A. Yes B. No 46. From a goal kick, the kicker miss kicks and runs up and kicks the ball again before it has left the penalty area. What should the referee do? A. Retake the goal kick. B. Allow play to continue. C. Stop play and award an IFK to the opposing attacking team (kicker is guilty of a second touch infraction).

6 47. During play, a defender in an attempt to clear the ball accidentally kicks the ball hard off the back of an attacker, which then goes out-of-play over the goal line. The correct Restart is? C. IFK D. Penalty Kick E. Kick-off 48. The defending team takes a goal kick, but before the ball leaves the penalty area, an attacking player runs into the penalty area and kicks the ball into the goal. The correct Restart is? C. IFK for the defending team D. Dropped ball E. Kick-off 49. When is the ball in play at the taking of a corner kick? A, When the ball is kicked and leaves the corner arc. B. When it is kicked and moves. C. When the ball is kicked and is touched by another player other than the kicker. D. When the kicker touches the ball with their foot. 50. From a corner kick, the ball rebounded off a goal post directly back to the player who took the corner kick and she then kicked the ball back to a teammate in an on-side position. For this incident, the referee blew his whistle and stopped the game. The correct Restart is? C. Throw-in D. Dropped ball, since the referee made a mistake when he blew his whistle E. IFK for the opposing team

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