2003-2004 Boys' Basketball Rules Examination - Part II

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A. Coaching Rule
An indirect technical foul is assessed to the head coach when bench personnel are charged with a technical foul. True
During the game, a coach may not use cards or signs to communicate with players on the court. False
If a player is directed to leave the game for a violation of the uniform rule, the coach must replace the player within 30 seconds. True 2-12-5
The coach is permitted to rise off the bench at any time to signal players to request a time-out. True
B. Coaching Rule
The head coach and assistant coaches may stand during the 30-second interval permitted to replace a disqualified player. False
The head coach is assessed a direct technical foul if a disqualified player returns and participates. True
The head coach is responsible for the conduct of all bench personnel. True
With the clock running, the head coach may go, without penalty, to the scorer's table to request a time-out regarding a correctable error. True
C. Court and Equipment
The basketball shall be spherical and have a deeply pebbled cover with any number of horizontally shaped panels. True
The court is legally marked even though the team mascot painted on the floor obscures a small portion of the division line. False
The home team shall provide a ball that meets rule specifications. True
The net shall be constructed so it will momentarily check the ball as it passes through. True
D. Court and Equipment
The team bench area is an imaginary rectangle formed by the sideline (including the bench), end line, nearer free-throw lane line extended and the coaching-box line. True 1-13-3
The upper edge of the basket ring shall be 10 feet above and parallel to the floor. True
The visiting team has its choice of baskets for pregame practice and for the first half of play. False
When the facility does not have an "X" on the floor in front of the scorer, the home team is assessed a technical foul. False
E. Definitions
A team foul is any personal foul or technical foul that is charged to either team. True
Basket interference occurs when a movable ring is pulled down so that it contacts the ball before returning to its original position. True
If a foul is committed to neutralize an opponent's obvious advantageous position, it is an intentional foul. True
The end lines and sidelines are the boundary lines of the court, and the inside edges of these lines define the inbounds and out-of-bounds areas . True
F. Definitions
The resumption-of-play procedure results in a violation instead of a technical foul for initial delay in specific situations. True
The try and the act of shooting end at the same time. False
There is no player or team control while the ball is in flight during a try or tap. True
When a player is touching in both frontcourt and backcourt, he or she is located in backcourt. True
G. Fouls
In a false double foul, the fouls are committed by the same team. False
Contact after the ball has become dead is ignored, unless it is ruled intentional or flagrant, or committed by or on an airborne shooter. True
Continuous motion does not apply if a teammate fouls after a player has started a try for a goal and before the ball is in flight. True
Double fouls only involve personal fouls. False
H. Fouls
If B1 fouls A1, and before the clock starts B2 fouls A2, it is a false multiple foul. True 4-19-10, 11
If two Team B players commit a multiple foul on A1 during an unsuccessful 3-point try, A1 is awarded four free throws. False
It is a double personal foul if two opposing players foul each other when the ball is dead. False
Use of profanity by a player is an unsporting act. True
I. Free Throws
A free throw ends when it is successful. True
A simultaneous violation is called if offensive players occupy the first marked lane spaces and defensive players occupy the second marked lane spaces during the free throw. True
A substitute for the offended team may enter the game and attempt the second free throw awarded for a technical foul. True
A substitute throw is awarded if there are simultaneous violations and the try is unsuccessful. False
J. Free Throws
During a free throw by A1, B3 goaltends. One point will be awarded and B3 will be charged with a technical foul. True
Marked lane spaces may be occupied by a maximum of four defensive and three offensive players. False
Opponents of the free-thrower may never occupy the second marked lane spaces. False
The fourth spaces (closest to the shooter) may be occupied by either offensive or defensive players. False
K. Frontcourt -- Backcourt
A ball that is in contact with two players is in the backcourt if either player is touching the backcourt. True 4-4-1
During a dribble from backcourt to frontcourt, the ball is in the frontcourt when both feet of the dribbler or the ball touch the court entirely in the frontcourt. False
If A1 jumps from the frontcourt and lands in the backcourt, A1 is not considered to be located in either court while in the air. False
Team A's frontcourt includes the division line. True
L. Goaltending -- Basket Interference
Goaltending can occur during a free-throw attempt while the ball is in flight outside the basket cylinder. True 4-22-2
It is a violation to touch the net while the ball is on or within the basket. True 9-11-1
It is a violation to touch the ring while the ball is in the imaginary cylinder above the ring. False 4-6-2
Only a defensive player can commit basket interference. False
M. Guarding/Contact Principles
A player may establish legal guarding position by facing the opponent with both feet on the floor, one foot in bounds and the other out of bounds. False
After obtaining a legal position, the guard may raise hands or jump within his or her own vertical plane. True
The guard may contact an opponent's hand, if that hand is on the ball and the contact is incidental to an attempt to play the ball. True
After establishing a legal guarding position, the guard must have both feet on the playing court and continue facing the opponent. False
N. Jump Ball
A jump ball is a method of putting the ball into play to start the game and each extra period. True
All jump-ball restrictions end when the tapped ball touches the floor, a nonjumper, a basket or backboard. True
It is a violation if jumper A1 catches the tapped ball before it has touched the floor. True
The ball becomes live when it is tapped. False
O. Live Ball -- Dead Ball
If the second free throw for an intentional personal foul is unsuccessful, the ball remains live. False
The ball becomes dead if B1 disconcerts A1 just before A1 releases the ball on a free-throw attempt. False
The ball becomes dead when B1 touches the ball while it is in A's basket cylinder. True
The ball becomes dead when there is a free-throw violation by an opponent of the free thrower. False
P. Officials' Duties
Any official has the authority to designate the official timer and scorer. False
If a mistake has been made and an umpire is still on the floor at the end of the game, he/she may call the referee back to make the correction. True
If during the resumption-of-play procedure, Team B is not occupying the first marked lane spaces on each side, but A1's first throw is successful, Team B is charged with a technical foul if the spaces are not occupied for the second attempt. False Case 9.1.2 Situation A
If the referee determines that the clock was not started or stopped properly, or if the clock did not run, an official's count or other official information can be used to make a correction. True
Q. Officials' Duties
A bookkeeping mistake can only be corrected by the officials if it is recognized by the first dead ball after the mistake. False
No official has the authority to set aside or question decisions made by any other official within the limits of their respective outlined duties. True
The officials' jurisdiction prior to the game does not begin until they arrive on the floor. True
The referee is the sole judge to determine whether or not a ball is legal . True
R. Out of Bounds -- Inbounds
All edges of a rectangular backboard are out of bounds. False
The ball is out of bounds if it passes over a fan-shaped backboard. True 6-7-2
The ball is out of bounds if it touches an official who has either one or both feet contacting a boundary line. True
The vertical plane of the boundary line has great significance in determining whether a live ball goes out of bounds. False
S. Scorer's and Timer's Duties
The official scorebook shall remain at the scorer's table throughout the game. True
The timer shall sound a warning signal 15 seconds before an intermission expires. True
The timer shall sound a warning signal 15 seconds before the time limit expires for replacing a disqualified player. False 2-12-5
When there is a discrepancy in the score and the error cannot be resolved, the progressive team totals of the official scorebook shall be accepted by the referee. True
T. Substitutions
A substitute becomes a player when he or she reports to the official scorer. False
A substitute must report or be in position prior to the warning signal during a 30- or 60-second time-out. True
Only the substitute for the disqualified player will be permitted to enter the game after the warning signal has sounded for the 30-second replacement interval. False
The official shall grant a captain's request for a defensive match-up if three or more substitutes from the same team enter the game during a substitution opportunity. True
U. Throw-ins
After A1's made basket, B1 attempts a throw-in from the baseline and the ball is intentionally kicked by A2. The throw-in following the violation will be a spot throw-in. False
If an opponent of the thrower reaches through the throw-in boundary plane and fouls the thrower, it is a technical foul. False
If simultaneous personal fouls occur at two different locations, the throw-in spot is determined by the foul of the team not entitled to the alternating-possession throw-in. True
Immediately after A3's made basket, Team A coach is assessed a technical foul. After Team B attempts the two free throws for the technical foul, the Team B throw-in will be at the division line opposite the scorer's table. True
V. Time-outs
After expiration of playing time in the fourth quarter, a team may be granted successive time-outs. False
Either team may be granted a time-out following a field goal and before the throw-in begins. True
Players may sit or stand during a 60-second time-out, but must remain their bench area. True
Unused time-out(s) from the regulation game may be used in any overtime period. True
W. Traveling
A traveling violation results if A1, while holding the ball, touches the floor with a knee or any other part of the body other than hand or foot. True
A violation occurs when an airborne player receives a pass and alights simultaneously with both feet, then pivots on one foot. False
The pivot foot may be lifted but not returned to the floor before the bal is released on a try for goal. True
The pivot foot may not be lifted before the ball is released to start a dribble. True
X. Uniforms -- Player Equipment
If a player's shirt is not properly tucked inside the pants, the official shall direct him or her to leave the game unless the team is subsequently granted a time-out. False
Only one visible manufacturer's logo/trademark is permitted on the team jersey. False 3-6
Provided both players do not play at the same time, both 0 and 00 are legal numbers for team members. False
The home team has the option of wearing either light- or dark-colored uniforms as long as the visiting team is notified. False
Y. Violations
B1 excessively swings his/her elbows without making contact with an opponent; B1 is charged with a violation. True
During an interrupted dribble in the frontcourt by A1, A2 can be called for a three-second violation. True
If A1 jumps from A's frontcourt and while airborne, catches the throw-in pass, it is a violation if he or she then lands in A's backcourt. False
It is a violation when A1 dunks the ball during an intermission period. False 10-3-4