2004-2005 Boys' Basketball Rules Examination - Part I

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Court and Equipment
It is permissible to have the school logo or mascot on the face of the backboard. False
Sidelines and end lines shall be a minimum of two inches in width. True 1-2-1
The 2-inch wide coaching box lines shall be off the playing court and must contrast with the boundary lines. False
The ideal dimensions for the court are 84 feet by 50 feet. True
The lane space and neutral zone marks may be the same color as the lane boundary lines. True
A closely-guarded situation can occur when different defenders continuously guard the player holding or dribbling the ball, provided the 6-foot distance is maintained throughout. True
A flagrant personal foul is a common foul even though it is a disqualifying foul. False
An airborne shooter is a player who has released the ball on a try for goal and has not returned to the floor. True 4-1-1
An intentional contact foul while the ball is dead is a technical foul except for a foul by an airborne shooter. True
An unsporting technical foul may involve contact with an opponent. False
Continuous motion only applies if the defensive foul is committed against the shooter. False
If there is less than 3 feet between the guard and a boundary line, the dribbler has the greater responsibility for the contact. True
Kicking the ball only includes intentionally striking it with the knee or any part of the leg or foot below the knee. False
Team A is in control during an attempt for a field goal by airborne shooter A1 while the ball is in flight. False
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
A multiple foul is a situation in which two or more teammates commit personal fouls against the same opponent at approximately the same time. True
An unsporting foul consists of unfair, unethical or dishonorable conduct. True
Contact after the ball is dead is ignored unless it is after a throw-in begins. Question doesn't make sense, the ball is not dead after a throw-in begins. I'll say False. Stupid question
Faking being fouled is an example of an unsporting foul. True
If airborne A1 passes the ball instead of shooting, he or she is still an airborned shooter as it relates to a player-control foul. True
Free Throws
A free throw ends when it is certain the try will not be successful. True
Restrictions on players in marked lane spaces apply until the ball leaves the free thrower's hands. False
The ball becomes live when it is at the thrower's disposal. True
The free throw awarded for a personal foul must be attempted by the offended player, provided that player is not replaced because of injury or disqualification. True
When the ball is bounced to the free thrower, it is at his or her disposal when released by the official. False
Fundamental Statements
A ball in flight has the same relationship to frontcourt or backcourt, or inbounds or out of bounds, as when it last touched a person or the floor. True
If the first free throw violation is by the offense, the ball is dead immediately. True
Continuous motion applies both to tries for field goals or free throws. True
If the ball goes through the basket before or after a player-control foul, the goal cannot be counted. True
Whether the clock is stopped or running has no influence on whether a goal counts. True
Guarding/Contact Principles
After obtaining an initial legal position, the guard must continue to face the opponent to maintain legal position. False
B1 has established a legal guarding position and may maintain that position even while airborne, provided he has inbounds status. True
Guarding is the act of legally placing the body in the path of an offensive opponent. True
The guard is responsible for contact if the dribbler has been able to get his or her head and shoulders past the guard's torso. True
While no minimum distance is required between the guard and opponent, the maximum is 6 feet when closely guarded. True
Live Ball - Dead Ball
If there is a multiple free throw for a personal foul, the ball becomes dead if the last throw is unsuccessful. False
The ball becomes dead if A1 has started a try for goal, but B1 fouls A2 before the ball is in flight. False
The ball becomes dead immediately when airborne shooter A1 commits a player-control foul. True
The ball becomes dead when a personal foul by A2 occurs while the ball is in flight during a try for a field goal by A1. False
The ball becomes dead when B1 touches A1's free throw try while the ball is in upward flight outside the cylinder. Here's another great question... True
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
An official shall notify the coach, request the timer to begin the replacement interval, and then notify the player of his disqualification. True 2-8-4
Any official has the authority to forfeit a game when conditions warrant. False
If the resumption-of-play procedure has resulted in a throw-in violation for delay by Team A, the procedure will be repeated for Team B. True
The official should always hand the ball to the thrower for a throw-in unless the throw-in is from outside an end line following a successful goal or awarded goal. False
The official who makes the foul call must notify the coach of a fifth and disqualifying foul. False
The officials' jurisdiction begins 10 minutes before the game is scheduled to start. False
The officials shall prohibit practice between the first and second quarters and between the third and fourth quarters. True
The officials shall signal a three-point goal by raising two arms extended overhead. True
The referee shall decide if a goal counts if the officials disagree. Here's another common problem... True
Penalty Administration
Both the foul and the violation are penalized if, during a try for field goal by A1, B1 fouls A1 and B2 commits basket interference. True
If bench personnel A6, A7 and A8 leave the confines of the bench when a fight may break out, each is charged with a flagrant technical foul and is disqualified. True
If requested, the throw-in following the free throws for a technical foul may be at the division line on the side of the court on which the scorers' and timers' table is located. True
No penalty is assessed if a player uses inappropriate language that is not directed toward an opponent or an official. False
The coach or captain may designate who will attempt the free throws awarded for a technical foul. True
A free throw in the wrong basket counts for the team into whose basket the ball was thrown. False
If A1, behind his three-point line, attempts to pass the ball to A5 and the ball goes through his goal untouched, three points are scored for A. True
Score three points if A1 throws the ball from behind the three-point line and the ball is legally touched by A2, who is also behind the three-point line and the ball goes through A's basket. True (brilliant question)
The goal counts if a live ball enters from above and passes through the basket while the clock is not running. True
The score of a forfeited game is always recorded as 2-0. False
A player who is replaced at the start of a charged time-out may return before the ball becomes live following the expiration of that time-out. False
A substitute who enters the court illegally during a dead ball becomes a player when the ball becomes live following his entry. True
A substitute who legally enters the game during a dead-ball period may not be withdrawn during that same dead-ball period. False
A team must begin the game with five players. True (another common problem)
Bleeding A1 and B1 are directed to leave the game by an official; both may stay in the game if a time-out is requested by and granted to both Team A and B. True
Technical Fouls
A substitute who fails to report and enters without being beckoned is charged with two technical fouls. False
A technical foul can be assessed to a head coach for using profane language in the team huddle during a time-out. True
A technical foul charged to A1 does not count toward the total of five fouls resulting in disqualification. False

Excessively swinging arm(s) or elbow(s) is a technical foul. False

If the coach changes a designated starter five minutes before the game, the technical foul is charged indirectly to the coach. False
It is a technical foul for a player to purposely obstruct the vision of an opponent with or without the ball. True
It is a technical foul if a player leaves the court for an unauthorized reason. True
It is a technical foul if Team A submits its roster to the scorer 10 minutes prior to game time, but fails to designate the starting lineup. True
It is a technical foul if the player attempting the throw-in carries the ball onto the court. False
The technical foul for an excess time-out is charged to the player making the request. False
After A1's made basket, B1 attempts a throw-in from the end line and the ball is intentionally kicked by A2. The throw-in following the violation will be a spot throw-in. False
B1 is attempting a throw-in from the end line after A1's made basket when A2 commits a common foul against B2 near the lane-line block before the bonus. The throw-in for Team B may be anywhere along the end line. True
During a throw-in by A1, A1 must remain on or over the designated spot until the ball is released, unless the privilege of using the entire end line is in effect. True
If B1 scores and then commits a throw-in plane violation, following the team warning, Team A will retain the privilege of making the throw-in from anywhere along the end line. True
The throw-in is at the division line when A1, who is inbounding the ball under B's basket, is the first to touch the ball near the division line. True
A Team A player's oral request for a time-out should not be granted unless the ball is dead, in control or at the disposal of a Team A player. True
A2's time-out request may be granted even though the official's backcourt count on dribbler A1 is at nine seconds. True
B1's time-out request may be granted following a violation by A1. True
Either team may be granted a time-out following a field goal and before the throw-in begins. True
No time-out is charged if a coach's request results in a correctable error being prevented or rectified. True
Players may be seated during a 30-second time-out provided they do not cause a delay in resuming play. False
Successive time-outs shall not be granted at any time. False
The head coach or any assistant coach may orally or visually request and be granted a time-out. False
The official should not grant a player's request for a time-out until after an injured player has been replaced when a substitute is available. True
The time-out is not charged if the request was granted because the player's shoelaces became untied. False
Uniforms - Player Equipment
If both the home and visiting teams are wearing dark-colored jerseys, the referee should request the home team to change to light-colored jerseys. True
Commemorative or memorial patches are not permitted on the jersey. False
If worn, an undershirt must be similar in color to the torso of the shirt . True
Only one visible manufacturer's log/trademark is permitted on the team jersey . False
The home team must wear white jerseys when playing at home beginning with the 2007-08 season. True, 3-4-6 Note
It is a violation if A1 dribbles, fumbles and then dribbles again. False
It is a violation on A1 when a five-second closely-guarded count is reached in A's backcourt. False
It is a violation when B1 uses any part of the leg to intentionally deflect a pass by A1. True
It is not a violation on a throw-in if A2 jumps from A's frontcourt and while airborne, catches the throw-in and then passes to A2, who is standing in A's backcourt. True
Thrower A1 violated if he passes the ball so it is touched by A2, who is inbounds while the ball is on the out-of-bounds side of the throw-in boundary plane. False