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Written Skills Test (with answer key)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:22 pm
Author: Marge Sins Some
2013 Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby Test for Skaters

http://wftda.com/rules/wftda-rules-test.pdf

http://wftda.com/rules/wftda-rules-test-answer-key.pdf






WFTDA Official Rules Test
1) True or False :
Team A’s Jammer is not on the track prior to the jam starting whistle. 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
2) True or False:
Skaters 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
3) True or False:
A downed skater who slides out-of-bounds and then back in-bounds while still down may be penalized for cutting.
a. True
b. False
4) Which part of the body is considered an illegal blocking zone?
a. Chest
b. Upper arm
c. Hip
d. Above the shoulder
5) How many timeouts does each team have per game?
a. One
b. Two
c. Three
d. None
6) Which of the following must a skater do when re-entering the track from the penalty box?
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
7) Which of the following are illegal procedure penalties?
a. False start
b. Too many skaters on the track
c. Improper uniform
d. Removing required safety equipment
e. All of the above
8) True or False:
When initiating a block, a skater must be in-bounds, but she may pick up momentum from out-of-bounds prior to
returning to the track.
a. True
b. False
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9) True or False:
A Jammer must legally pass an on-the-track opponent to score points on players not on the track (NOTT).
a. True
b. False
10) True or False:
A skater who is Lead Jammer can call off the jam as she is being removed from play due to a penalty.
a. True
b. False
11)What is the maximum number of skaters from one team that can be seated in the penalty box at one time?
a. Three
b. Four
c. Five
d. Two
12)What happens when a Jammer who has not been declared Lead Jammer successfully calls off the jam?
a. She receives a minor penalty
b. She receives a major penalty
c. The team captain receives a minor penalty
d. Nothing
13)What is the referee whistle signal for a major penalty?
a. No whistle signal
b. Two rapid whistle blasts
c. One long whistle blast
d. Two long whistle blasts
14) At most, how many seconds can elapse after a timeout before the next jam begins?
a. 15
b. 20
c. 30
d. 60
15) True or False:
A Jammer must stay in-bounds to remain Lead Jammer.
a. True
b. False
16) Helmet Covers may be retrieved while skating in which direction?
a. Clockwise
b. Counter clockwise
c. Neither
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17)What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario:
Downed skater re-entering the track causes an opposing skater to stumble but not fall or lose relative position.
a. No Impact/No Penalty
b. Minor
c. Major
d. Ejection
18) True or False:
It is a major penalty to touch an opponent with forearms or hands for three or more seconds.
a. True
b. False
19) True or False:
If a skater is illegally blocked outside of the engagement zone she may legally counter-block.
a. True
b. False
20) All referees must give you a warning before issuing which types of penalties:
a. Failure to reform the pack
b. Multi-Player Blocks
c. Use of Hands
d. None of the above
21)What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario:
An in-bounds, upright, and skating skater re-enters the track from out-of-bounds in front of multiple in-bounds
skaters during a no pack scenario, resulting in her having bettered her position.
a. Minor Cutting the Track
b. Major Cutting the Track
c. No Impact/No Penalty
d. Thumbs Up
22) True or False:
Blockers that advance or chase the Jammer out of the Engagement Zone are considered part of and belonging to
point totals of the previous (just completed) scoring pass.
a. True
b. False
23)Which referees are allowed to expel a skater?
a. Any of the referee staff
b. Only the Jammer Referees
c. Only the Head Referee
d. The Jammer Referees and the Head Referee
24) If a referee is not sure whether an action warrants a major or expulsion, it must be called as:
a. No impact/No Penalty
b. Minor
c. Major
d. Expulsion
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25)Which of the following safety gear may be removed when seated in the penalty box?
a. Helmet
b. Mouth guard
c. Both A and B
d. None of the above
26) True or False:
A penalized skater’s teammates, managers, and coaches may not at any time physically enter the designated
penalty box area to communicate with the penalized skater.
a. True
b. False
27)Who gets the penalty when a jam is called off for too many skaters on the track and the offending team did not
field a Pivot, and the referees are not sure who the last Blocker on the track was.
a. Captain
b. Pivot
c. Closest Blocker to referee who made the call
28)What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario:
A skater initiates contact or engages an opponent before the first whistle, forcing the receiving opposing skater off
balance, forward or sideways, but does not cause her to lose her established starting position.
a. No impact/No Penalty
b. Minor
c. Major
d. No call, Legal scenario
29) The engagement zone includes:
a. 20 feet behind the rearmost pack skater and 20 feet in front of the foremost pack skater.
b. 10 feet behind the rearmost pack skater and 10 feet in front of the foremost pack skater.
c. 20 feet in front of the foremost pack skater and 10 feet behind the rearmost pack skater.
30)Which of the following is a “no pack” situation?
a. 4 green Blockers are more than 10 feet away from 4 red Blockers.
b. 4 green Blockers are more than 10 feet away from 3 red Blockers, and 1 red Blocker has been knocked
out-of-bounds.
c. 3 green Blockers and 1 red blocker are more than 10 feet from 3 red Blockers and 1 green Blocker.
d. All of the above
31) True or False:
A Blocker’s proximity to other Blockers is measured by her fingertips.
a. True
b. False
32) To legally regain position in the pack after having fallen behind or recovering from a fall, a skater must:
a. Catch up to the back of the pack by skating within the track boundaries to be considered back in play.
b. Skate outside track boundaries to stay out of the way until she can easily get to the back of the pack.
c. Wait for the pack to come back around to enter from behind.
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33)Which of the following is an example of a multi-player block?
a. “Bowling” with a teammate by pushing her into an opponent.
b. Impeding an opponent by holding onto the shirt of a teammate.
c. Grabbing or holding a teammate’s arm while blocking.
34) True or False:
If a skater jumps, it is illegal to hit her while she is in the air.
a. True
b. False
35) True or False:
If a skater re-enters the track from out-of-bounds in front of an opposing skater, bettering her position, she will
not receive a cutting the track penalty as long as she yields the right of way.
a. True
b. False
36) True or False:
Standing during the last 10 seconds of a penalty is optional.
a. True
b. False
37) True or False:
If a Jammer false starts but yields advantage, she will not receive any penalty.
a. True
b. False
38) Gross misconduct includes which of the following?
a. Punching another skater
b. Choking another skater
c. Jumping on a dog pile
d. All of the above
39) What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario:
A skater is called out on a penalty and she asks the referee why she’s being called off. She refuses to leave the track
after the referee repeatedly calls the skater on the penalty.
a. Insubordination major penalty
b. No penalty
40) Referees will whistle a jam dead if:
a. There is an injured skater on the track who cannot get up.
b. Green team’s Jammer is called to the box, and red team failed to field a Jammer for that jam.
c. Red team’s Jammer has scored 50 points in the jam (Mercy Rule).
d. A and B only
41) True or False:
After serving a penalty, a Jammer who re-enters the track behind the pack but in front of the opposing Jammer,
receives a minor penalty.
a. True
b. False
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42) True or False:
A Blocker who lines up for a jam but is knocked out-of-bounds just prior to the first whistle may not participate in
that jam.
a. True
b. False
43) True or False:
A skater who leaves the penalty box during a team timeout to participate in the team huddle will receive an
insubordination major penalty.
a. True
b. False
44)Which of the following will result in a player fouling out of a game?
a. Accruing more than 5 trips the penalty box in either period, or more than 10 trips in a game
b. Accruing 7 trips to the penalty box in a game
45) True or False:
If a safety hazard on the track has forced a referee to whistle a jam dead after the time on the period clock has run
out but not before the jam clock has run out, the Head Referee may call for an additional jam.
a. True
b. False
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Answer Key
Passing Score = 80% (36 out of 45)
1) B - False
2) A - True
3) B - False
4) D - above the shoulder
5) C - three
6) C - re-enter at the back of the pack
7) E - all of the above
8) B - False
9) A - True
10) B - False
11) A - three
12) B - she receives a major penalty
13) C - one long whistle blast
14) C - 30
15) B - False
16) B - counter clockwise
17) B - minor
18) B - False
19) A - True
20) D - none of the above
21) B - major cutting the track
22) A - True
23) C - only the Head Referee
24) C - major
25) B - mouth guard
26) A - True
27) C - Closest Blocker to referee who made the call
28) B - minor
29) A - 20 ft behind the rearmost pack skater and 20 ft in front of the foremost pack skater
30) D - all of the above
31) B - False
32) A - Catch up to the back of the pack by skating within the track boundaries to be considered back in play.
33) B - Impeding an opponent by holding onto the shirt of a teammate
34) B - False
35) B - False
36) B - False
37) B - False
38) D - all of the above
39) A - Insubordination major penalty
40) D - a & b only
41) B - False
42) B - False
43) B - False
44) B - Accruing seven turns in the box
45) A - True
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