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2014-2015 Rules test
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You stop play for an injury that occurred inside the penalty area while the goalkeeper was holding the ball inside the goal area. When you are ready to resume the game, you should restart with a dropped ball
On the goal area line nearest to where the ball was when you stopped play
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. Blue #30 was cautioned in the 75th minute. After the game is over, he approaches you and insists on voicing loud disagreement with your decisions throughout the match.
Show a yellow card and then a red card in sequence
For this question you are the assistant referee. If the ball passes out of the field across a touchline, immediately returns to the field, and play continues as though it hadn't left the field, you should signal with a vertical flag (as shown below) until acknowledged by the referee and then signal in the direction of the throw-in.
True
A defender tackles the ball away from an opponent near the goal line. That defender then deliberately passes the ball forward to her goalkeeper who is running back from outside the penalty area. The goalkeeper picks up the ball while it is in the penalty arc. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Direct Free Kick
The goalkeeper comes off the goal line after you whistle for a penalty kick to be taken but before the ball is in play. Although the goalkeeper makes contact with the ball, it enters the net. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Kick Off
The ball never went into play on a kick-off if the ball was kicked and moves but the ball leaves the field directly (in other words, not touched or played by any player).
False
An opponent is not allowed to challenge for the ball on a restart until the ball is in play.
True
Players have occasionally used tape to keep their socks and shinguards up. In such cases, which of the following statements is correct?
The tape must be the same color as the sock color where the tape is being applied
The rules for your match require a minimum of 7 players to start and to continue. While play is going on, a Blue player runs off the field to avoid an opponent, leaving the Blue team with fewer than 7 players on the field.
You are not required to stop play because the player left in the normal course of play and will quickly return.
A defender, angry at being outplayed by Red #9, picks up a rock several yards outside his penalty area and throws it at Red #9. It strikes Red #9 while he is a yard from the goal area line. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Penalty Kick
Your assistant referee flags Red #11 for a careless tackle. After you stop play for this violation, Red #11 approaches and directs dissent at that assistant referee. You caution Red #11. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart
Direct Free Kick
An attacker illegally enters the penalty area at a penalty kick and the ball is saved by the goalkeeper inside the goal area. For this offense by the attacker, you decide to restart play with an indirect free kick located
Where the attacker entered the penalty area
This question describes a situations in which there could be an offside infraction. Assume in each situation that no other player is anywhere close to the action. Players A and B are standing near the top of the goal area while a free kick is taken by their teammate, player C. Players A and B do not move and the free kick results in a goal.
Offside
A Blue player who is temporarily off the field with your permission (having an ankle taped) suddenly runs back onto the field and violently tackles an opponent in the Blue team's penalty area. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Penalty Kick
You may not change or correct any decision that a goal has been scored if the subsequent kick-off restart has been taken.
True
The ball is kicked high into the air and a player catches the ball by holding the bottom of his jersey out and allowing the ball to settle into his shirt. This is considered a handling offense.
True
The taking of an indirect free kick closer than ten yards from the opposing team's goal is the only free kick situation in which opposing players could be closer than ten yards from the location of the restart.
True
The ball is in play on a goal kick when the ball is kicked, moves, and leaves the penalty area while remaining on the field.
True
A player attempts to kick an opponent. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Direct Free Kick
AR pointing at the corner flag means...
Corner Kick
A player takes a throw-in 40 yards from the opposing team's goal. The ball breaks the plane of the touchline but, while still in the air, leaves the field less than five yards down from where the thrower was standing. select the correct restart:
Throw In
The ball is in play on a kick-off when the ball is kicked, moves, and is touched or played by another player.
False
A player has "interfered with play" and committed an offside violation if she is in an offside position and acts to avoid contact with the ball.
False
A defender purposely kicks the ball into the air towards her goalkeeper. The goalkeeper does not catch the ball but uses both hands to punch the ball away from the goal area. The correct action is for you to stop play and restart with
Indirect Free Kick
Being in an offside position is not, by itself, a violation of Law 11.
True
Blue #5 takes a goal kick and manages to kick the ball directly into the opponent's goal. select the correct restart:
Kick Off
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. At a penalty kick, the goalkeeper illegally lunges off his line after having been warned previously about this violation.
Caution
You have awarded a direct free kick. Before the kick can be taken, time (including any allowance for time lost) runs out for the first half. You should
Declare the half over because time has expired and the direct free kick will not be taken
Select the best answer from among those provided. At a dropped ball restart, Blue #30 taps the ball several feet sideways as soon as it hits the ground. His teammate, Blue #43, rushes in and takes a shot on the Red team's goal which goes into the net
A goal has been scored by Blue - the restart is a kickoff.
You suspend the game because severe weather threatens play just as the goalkeeper takes possession of the ball inside his goal area. When play resumes, the location of the restart is anywhere in the goal area.
False
After a goal is scored and before play restarts, the assistant referee informs you that there was an extra player on the field of play when the goal was scored
If the extra player is on the team that scored the goal, you must disallow the goal.
&
If the player is on the team that was scored on, you must allow the goal.
For this question you are the assistant referee. You indicate to the referee that a substitution is requested by using the signal shown in the image. You should maintain this signal
Until the referee acknowledges the signal and orders the substitution
A player spits at an opponent near the center circle. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Direct Free Kick
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. A player scores a goal. In celebration, the player takes off his shirt and waves it around.
Caution
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. Red #5 received a caution before the game began. 20 minutes into the match, she charges an opponent using excessive force.
Send Off
Select the best answer from among those provided. You do a dropped ball restart just outside the Red team's penalty area and, right after the ball hits the ground, Red #10 attempts to kick the ball to her goalkeeper. The ball instead goes directly into the Red team's net.
A goal cannot be counted if scored this way - the correct restart is a corner kick for the Blue team.
The ball is in play on a throw-in when the ball leaves the thrower's hands.
False
This question describes a situations in which there could be an offside infraction. Assume in each situation that no other player is anywhere close to the action. The ball was played to the goalkeeper by a teammate and, since the goalkeeper could not handle the ball, attacking player A came in to challenge. The goalkeeper then kicked the ball and player A started to run up field. The ball was cleared to another attacker B who then played the ball to a teammate C who was being defended by X
Player A should NOT be penalized for offside.
From a throw-in, the ball goes directly into the opponent's goal without being touched by another player. select the correct restart:
Goal Kick
It is not a violation of Law 11 (Offside) to receive the ball directly from a dropped ball restart even if the receiving player is ahead of the ball, ahead of the second to last defender, and in the opposing team's end of the field.
True
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. A player carelessly jumps at an opponent.
No Card
The ball is in play on a dropped ball when the ball hits the ground and is played by a player.
False
You stop play due to a serious injury to the goalkeeper which occurred while the goalkeeper was holding the ball and standing inside her own goal area.
Dropped Ball
At a penalty kick, the goalkeeper violates Law 14 after you signal for the kick to be taken but before the ball is kicked. You allow the kick to proceed and the ball goes into the goal. select the correct restart:
Kick Off
At a dropped ball, you have the authority to
Drop the ball regardless of which players are there or not there, if any
The ball is in play on a corner kick when the ball is kicked, moves, and leaves the corner arc.
False
Blue #12 swaps places and jerseys with her team's goalkeeper during play. Two minutes later, Blue #12 saves a hard shot on goal by punching the ball away with her hands. She has committed a handling offense.
False
The use of an artificial turf field does not violate the Laws of the Game. Having lines or markings for another sport is a violation of the Law even if the lines for the other sport are clearly of a different color
False
This question describes a situations in which there could be an offside infraction. Assume in each situation that no other player is anywhere close to the action. Players A, B, and C are teammates. Player X is a defender. Player C attempts to pass the ball to B but the ball is deflected by defender X to Player A.
No Offside
The ball is in play on a throw-in when the ball entirely crosses the width of the touchline.
False
For this question answer as if you are the assistant referee. Select the best answer from among those provided. Early in the first half of a competitive game, you see a foul committed by a defender. Before raising the flag you should:
Make sure that the offense was not or could not be seen by the referee.
&
Decide that the referee would have not considered the offense trifling
&
Decide that the referee would not have applied advantage to the offense.
Any restriction in the Law on how close a player can be to the location of a restart goes away as soon as the ball is in play.
True
Two players from the same team are injured in a common collision and appear to be seriously injured. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Dropped Ball
A field player changes jerseys with the goalkeeper at a stoppage without informing you. When the new goalkeeper touches the ball with her hands a few minutes later, you realize the change was made. You should
Wait for the next stoppage, caution both the former and new goalkeepers, but do not call a handling offense
From a throw-in, the ball goes directly into the thrower's own goal. select the correct restart:
Corner Kick
The goalkeeper throws the ball toward a teammate but it deflects from your back and leaves the field across the goal line, outside the goal. You should
Restart with a corner kick for the opposing team
There is contact at mid-field between two opponents. You whistle to stop play for a foul by Red but signal for a free kick by the Red team. You immediately realize that you have signaled in the wrong direction. The ball has NOT been put back into play. What should you do?
Stop the taking of the kick and signal in the correct direction.
This question describes a situations in which there could be an offside infraction. Assume in each situation that no other player is anywhere close to the action. Players A and B are attackers. Players X and Y are defenders. Player B plays the ball past X (on the inside) and then runs around X (as shown below) onto the ball to play it again. Player A does not interfere.
Player A should NOT be penalized for offside.
Select the best answer from among those provided. Before a player can be cautioned for illegally handling a ball to prevent an opponent from gaining possession of it, you must decide that the player's action was both deliberate and blatant.
False
A Blue substitute runs onto the field during play and violently tackles an opponent in the Blue team's penalty area. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Indirect Free Kick
Blue #55 gets into a fight just after the closing whistle. Because the game is over, a red card cannot be shown but the incident can be included in the game report
False
The Laws of the Game require that an equal number of players from each team participate in a dropped ball restart.
False
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. A player violently strikes the referee.
Send Off
The ball is in play on a free kick outside the team's own penalty area when the ball is kicked and moves.
True
With respect to the interpretation and application of Law 11, the concept of "interfering with an opponent" includes
Blocking an opponent's view of the play
&
Moving to block an opponent's path to the play
&
Acting to distract or deceive an opponent
&
Acting to distract or deceive an opponent
Select the best answer from among those provided. After you drop the ball for a restart after an injury, the ball leaves the field without being touched by any player. The correct action is to retake the dropped ball.
True
An attacking player, in an offside position, intercepts a pass from a defender intended for that defender's goalkeeper.
No Offside
A direct free kick is given to the Red team just outside its goal area. The ball is in play as soon as it is kicked and moves.
False
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. A player delays the restart of play.
Caution
At a corner kick, opponents are required to be 10 yards from
The Corner Arc
A player asks for and receives permission to leave the field to have an ankle taped. While off the field and with play still occurring, he becomes engaged in a fight with an opposing substitute and is sent off. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Dropped Ball
The ball is in play on a kick-off when the ball is kicked and moves forward.
True
This question describes a situations in which there could be an offside infraction. Assume in each situation that no other player is anywhere close to the action. Attacking player A is injured and lying on the ground inside the field of play. Another attacker B, defended by X, shoots the ball towards the goal
No Offside
Red #20 is ready to perform a corner kick. You see Red #31 blatantly interfere with the Blue team's goalkeeper so you caution Red #31 for unsporting behavior. select the correct restart:
Corner Kick
The Red goalkeeper is holding the ball in her hand s in preparation for kicking it downfield. An opponent unexpectedly comes from behind and crosses in front of the goalkeeper, causing her to miss-kick the ball. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Indirect Free Kick
This question describes a situations in which there could be an offside infraction. Assume in each situation that no other player is anywhere close to the action. Player B passes the ball to teammate C who is being defended by player X. Player A is a teammate of B and C. Player A remains stationary.
No Offside
You stop play at 40 minutes but are reminded by an assistant referee just as the half time break starts that 45 minutes is the correct time for this game. You should
Bring the teams back to the field to play the remaining 5 minutes and then have the half-time break
A Red defender heads the ball to her goalkeeper who takes possession of the ball with her hands while in her goal area to prevent opponents from challenging for the ball. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Dropped Ball
The ball is in play on an indirect free kick when the ball is kicked, moves, and is touched or played by another player.
False
The ball is in play on a penalty kick when the referee signals for the kick to be taken.
False
Opponents must be at least ten yards away from direct free kick, indirect free kick, corner kick, and throw-in restarts.
False
A goalkeeper is permitted to take or participate in any restart that is awarded to that goalkeeper's team.
True
This question describes a situations in which there could be an offside infraction. Assume in each situation that no other player is anywhere close to the action. Defender X leaves the field of play in an attempt to put player A into an offside position. Player B passes the ball to player A, who heads the ball, past the goalkeeper GK, into the net.
No Offside
For this question answer as if you are the assistant referee. Select the best answer from among those provided. Your recommended position during play is
Even with the ball
-OR-
Even with the second to last defender
-Depending on which is closer to goal line-
Immediately after you whistle for a penalty kick to be taken by Blue and after the ball has been kicked forward, Blue #23 (a teammate of the kicker) runs into the penalty area. The ball rebounds from the crossbar to Blue #23 who kicks the ball into the net. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Kick Off
Blue #41 shouts loudly at and from behind an attacker who is dribbling the ball just above the Blue team's goal area with only the goalkeeper to beat. Startled, the attacker loses control of the ball to the goalkeeper. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Indirect Free Kick
The ball is in play on a free kick inside one's own penalty area when the ball is kicked and moves.
False
For safety reasons, goals MUST be
Securely anchored to the ground by any means you feel are acceptable
You have sent off a Red player for using offensive language before the opening whistle. The Red team is only allowed to have 10 players start the game.
Flase
You must ensure the goals are safely anchored before signaling the start of the match.
False
Tights may be worn under the player's shorts but, if visible below the shorts, they must be the same main color as the jersey
False
With fewer than 30 seconds remaining and no lost time to take into account in the first half, you call for a penalty kick. The kick can proceed but must be cancelled if it cannot be completed within the remaining 30 seconds.
False
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. The goalkeeper, while in the penalty arc, prevents a goal by deliberately handling the ball.
Send Off
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. Blue #12 handles the ball in an attempt to score a goal.
Caution
A player takes a penalty kick. The ball rebounds from the crossbar and the player who took the kick heads the ball into the net. You have stopped play for the described situation. Select the correct restart:
Indirect Free Kick
A substitution is complete when the substitute enters the field with the permission of the referee
True
This question involves issues of misconduct and the correct action to take. Choose the best answer from among the listed possible answers. At a throw-in, an opponent stands (without moving) three yards away from where the thrower will put the ball back into play.
No Card
At a penalty kick, Blue #11 approaches the ball to kick it but slips and falls on the wet grass. He barely manages to kick the ball forward. Immediately after this, an alert teammate, who had been standing just outside the penalty arc, runs up and kicks the ball into the goal. You should restart play with a
Kick Off
In taking a direct free kick, Red #7 tries to confuse the goalkeeper with a slight lunge to one side after completing her run to the ball. She then kicks the ball to the right after seeing the goalkeeper dive to the left. The ball goes into the goal. You should restart play with a
Kick Off