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Quiz about Basic Soccer Rules
Quiz about Basic Soccer Rules

Basic Soccer Rules Trivia Quiz


What are the basic rules of soccer? These deal with pretty general rules and don't get into advanced calls or strategies. Great for the Soccer Mom (or Dad) group.

A multiple-choice quiz by iznibs. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
iznibs
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
286,366
Updated
Jun 28 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
5942
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Question 1 of 10
1. How many players are on the field for each team in an adult league if playing a full squad game? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Excluding the goalkeeper, what part of the body cannot touch the ball? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What statement describes a proper throw-in? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The goalie can always use his/her hands.


Question 5 of 10
5. If the defending team kicks the ball out on their own goal line, what kind of kick brings the ball back in? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. If a player is sent off, what color card does the referee display? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of the following scenarios would likely cause an offside penalty to be called? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. When is a team awarded a penalty kick? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A slide tackle is a legal move in soccer.


Question 10 of 10
10. When a goalie takes a free kick, which of these choices is the worst place to kick it? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. How many players are on the field for each team in an adult league if playing a full squad game?

Answer: 11

All adult leagues are 11. Some children's leagues start with as few as 3 per side on a small field so players have more ball time.
2. Excluding the goalkeeper, what part of the body cannot touch the ball?

Answer: Arm

No part of the hand or arm can touch the ball. The chest can be used to stop the ball and get better control of it prior to kicking. The head can be used to pass the ball on. And the top of the foot is actually the best part of the foot to use for controlled kicks. Many recreational players use their toes and that can cause some crazy kicks.
3. What statement describes a proper throw-in?

Answer: Both hands must be on the ball behind the head, both feet must be on the ground.

The most common problem is a foot is in the air. Both hands must be on the ball as well, thrown over the head. A throw-in is used whenever the ball goes out of bounds on the side lines.
4. The goalie can always use his/her hands.

Answer: False

Actually, the goalie can only use the hands if inside the penalty box. If he/she is outside the box, the regular "no hands" rule applies.
5. If the defending team kicks the ball out on their own goal line, what kind of kick brings the ball back in?

Answer: Corner kick

The attacking team receives the kick. The corner closest to where the ball went out is used. This is a great chance to score a goal by crossing the ball to a teammate in front of the goal.
6. If a player is sent off, what color card does the referee display?

Answer: Red

A yellow card is used to caution a player. 2 yellow cards brings a player to a red card status. A player may also directly receive a red card if his actions are deemed dangerous by the referee. There are no white or checkered cards in soccer.
7. Which of the following scenarios would likely cause an offside penalty to be called?

Answer: A forward stays down by the other team's goal, even if the play in the other half of the field, waiting for the ball to be passed to him/her.

The correct answer is often called Cherry Picking and is usually only seen in children's games where either offside is not called yet or they are just learning about offside. The following are reasons why the other answers won't get an offside call. The forward can move in front of the defender if the play/ball is there. Defenders can't be called offside in their own goal area. And the positions of different members of the same team have no influence on an offside call. Midfielders often do cross the paths of their forwards for at least part of the field.
8. When is a team awarded a penalty kick?

Answer: Against the defending team within the penalty box.

A penalty kick is given to an attacking team when the defending team is penalized within the penalty box surrounding their own goal. A penalty kick is never given to a defending team. They would receive a free kick to clear the ball out of their goal area.
9. A slide tackle is a legal move in soccer.

Answer: True

The move - sliding along the ground and extending one foot toward the ball - is meant to kick the ball away from an opponent that has possession of the ball. While it is legal, it is often called as a free-kick or a penalty if not executed properly. If the opponent is tripped up, the ball is stopped, or is done from behind all will result in various penalties being called.
10. When a goalie takes a free kick, which of these choices is the worst place to kick it?

Answer: Across the goal to one of his/her own defenders

You never want to cross your own goal with a kick. It gives an opportunity to an opponent to get there first and kick the ball straight back into the side of the goal that the goalie is not in front of.
Source: Author iznibs

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