NFHS Spirit Rules Exam

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: As two bracers in prep-level stunts reach down to assist a top person to an extended liberty, they may become inverted if necessary.
: Basket tosses, elevator tosses and similar multi-base tosses are permitted on which of the following: A. Real or artificial grass. B. Basketball court. C. Hard and unyielding surfaces. D. None of the above.
: It would be poor sportsmanship for participants to: A. Kick the bleachers and boo while the opposing team member is shooting a free throw. B. Disrespectfully question an official's call. C. Use profane language. D. All of the above.
: A base must not: A. Assume a headstand or handstand position. B. Hold objects in a hand that is supporting a top person. C. Assume a backbend position. D. All of the above.
: A top person may pass through extended position while inverted, provided he/she: A. Completes a double-down. B. Loses contact with the base. C. Loses contact with the spotter. D. Does not pause or stop while extended.
: Single twists performed to a cradle or when loading into a stunt from a quick toss are legal: A. On a rubberized track. B. On a gym floor. C. On grass, real or artificial. D. All of the above.
: The top person in a braced flip may start from any position (load, stunt, ground) except: A. One foot on the ground. B. Inverted at prep/shoulder level. C. Inverted at extended level. D. Prone position at shoulder level.
: During a braced flip the top person may perform the following: A. Full twist. B. Front, back or side rotations. C. ½ twist. D. Both B and C.
: It is illegal for a participant to execute: A. A forward roll under a stunt. B. A back handspring over a prop on the floor. C. Both A and B. D. None of the above.
: During a transition from an inverted position on the performing surface to a non-inverted stunt, a top person may hold a sign.
: A top person must not be in a face-down position between bases in which the top person's torso is suspended below the arms and legs.
: A spotter for a double-base prep may take a sign from the top person.
: During a braced flip, which position is a bracer NOT allowed to be in? A. To the side of the top person who is flipping. B. In front of the stunt, facing the top person. C. In front of the stunt, facing away from the top person. D. Behind the top person.
: The following tumbling skills are allowed over a person or prop: A. Back handspring. B. Standing back tuck. C. Cartwheel. D. Front aerial walkover.
: The top person in a pancake inversion may hold the following: A. A sign. B. A megaphone. C. Poms. D. None of the above.
: A top person in a single-base prep level handstand must have: A. A spotter present, but the spotter does not have to have contact with the top person. B. The base making contact with the upper body, but no spotter required. C. A spotter with upper body contact with the top person. D. All of the above.
: A stunt in which a top person is in a face-up or face-down horizontal position, with hips and shoulders in alignment, is called a: A. Prep. B. Liberty. C. Flatback. D. Suspended Roll.
: In a braced release transition, from an inverted stunt, the top cannot be released and caught in a(n): A. Extension. B. Flatback. C. Inversion at prep level. D. Load position.
: Which of the following stunts do not require a spot: A. Pump and go to liberty. B. Show and go. C. Double-base extension. D. Single-base prep.
: Which of the following tumbling skills are legal: A. A front walkover with poms. B. Standing back tuck with poms. C. Side aerial cartwheel with poms. D. Both B and C.
: Which of the following are allowed while cheering on a box: A. Jumping. B. Stunting. C. Chanting. D. All of the above.
: A stunt in which the top person's hands/arms and feet/legs are held while swinging forward and facedown into a roll where the head passes under the hips is the definition of a: A. Swing roll down. B. Swedish falls. C. Pitch. D. Leap frog.
: Which of the following pyramids are legal with a bracer in a double-base prep without a spotter: A. Braced flips in pyramids. B. Braced rolls in pyramids. C. Both A and B. D. None of the above.
: Which of the following conditions are required for a legal braced release transition? A. The top must have two bases and a spotter. B. The brace(s) must be in double base prep skill or single base skill with a spot. C. During the release the top cannot go above the shoulders of the bracers. D. Top has to have a brace on both sides.
: The bracer for a braced flip must have a spot.
: For an inversion that passes through extended position, the top must be in contact with two bases.
: In a braced release pyramid, the top can be caught by which of the following A. The base/spots that originally had control of the top and did the release. B. A combination of the original bases and new base/spots. C. A new group of base/spots that are within close proximity to the release. D. All of the above.
: Which of the following conditions is/are not legal for a suspended roll inversion? A. Double base suspended roll that lands inverted. B. Base of the suspended roll is on his/her back. C. Single base suspended roll with one hand in contact with the top. D. All of the above.
: When using props that are made of hard material or have sharp corners or edges, which of the following is/are true: A. A top person may not release the props to the ground. B. A person on the ground must gently toss or place the props. C. Props may not be thrown off of the performance mat. D. Both A and B.
: An athlete shall be immediately removed from the contest and shall not be returned to play if he/she displays the following signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion: A. Headache B. Confusion C. Dizziness D. All of the above
: A participant wearing a plaster cast or a walking boot must not be involved in: A. Partner stunts. B. Pyramids. C. Jumps or tumbling. D. All of the above.
: Jewelry of any kind is prohibited except for the following: A. Naval ring. B. Religious medal that is taped and worn under the uniform. C. Medical-alert medal that must be taped. D. Both B and C.
: Braced flips in a pyramid are permitted provided all the following conditions are met: A. Both of the top person's hands/arms are in continuous contact with a bracer. B. Bracer(s) must be in a multi-base prep with a spotter. C. The top person must be to the side of or in front of the bracer(s). D. All of the above.
: Inversions may release to the following provided there is a spotter: A. Non-inverted dismounts with no more than 1/2 turn. B. Loading position with no more than 1/2 turn. C. A stunt at any level with no twists. D. All of the above.
: The following are illegal without a spotter: A. Double-based vertical T-lift. B. Double-based split catch. C. Chair. D. Triple-based straddle sit. E. None of the above
: In a braced flip the top can be caught by which of the following: A. The base/spots that originally had control of the top and did the release. B. A combination of the original bases and new base/spot. C. A new group of base/spots that are within close proximity to the release. D. All of the above.
: A top person who starts with one foot in a load and the other foot on the performance surface, and lands in a vertical stunt on one foot or both feet is: A. Switch Up. B. Shoulder Stand. C. Tick-Tock. D. Liberty.
: The following is required for cradle dismounts where a bracer is involved: A. There are at least two bases. B. Each top person and bracer has a separate spotter with the exception of bracers in double-based preps, shoulder sits or thigh stands. C. The top person makes no more than 1/4 around the bracer in a continuous movement. D. All of the above.
: During braced flips in a pyramid, which of the following is true: A. The top person must not begin in an inverted extended position. B. Only one bracer is required. C. The top person may be caught by new bases. D. All of the above
: An extended liberty may be released to which of the following: A. An extended stretch B. A load position C. Both A and B D. None of the above
: A spotter is required for which of the following: A. Extended triple-based flat back. B. A toss to a single-base shoulder stand. C. Chair sit. D. Double-based prep.
: Which is of the following is legal for a non-braced top person when: A. A double-base prep is popped by the bases, rotates 360 degrees and lands on her feet in the hands of the same bases in an extension. B. An extended liberty is released to a pike position at prep level. C. A double-base extension is released, rotates 360 degrees and lands on her feet in an extended liberty. D. None of the above.
: Braced suspended splits require which of the following: A. The top person has hands-to-hands contact with two bracers. B. The top person has at least three bases. C. The top person and at least one bracer maintain continuous hand-to-hand/ arm contact. D. All of the above
: When a top person dismounts to a cradle, he/she may hold which of the following: A. A cloth sign B. A megaphone C. A laminated sign D. None of the above
: Which of the following is an illegal drop: A. A participant springs from a crouch to a push-up position. B. A participant leans forward and lands in a push-up position. C. A participant jumps into the air and lands in a push-up position on the performing surface. D. Both A and B
: Which of the following is/are legal for a spotter when a spotter is required: A. The spotter grasps the sole of the top person's foot. B. The spotter grasps the ankle of the top person. C. The spotter holds objects in his/her hand(s). D. The spotter stands with hands behind his/her back.
: Which of the following is a legal pyramid where one extended stunt braces another extended stunt: A. Three extended stunts brace one another where the outside top persons are in hitches to the middle top person who is holding their feet. B. Two extended stretches connect at the waist while holding their own feet. C. Four liberties transition from liberties to preps back up to liberties while maintaining arm-to-shoulder connection. D. Both B and C
: Which of the following non-release stunts is/are illegal: A. Jumping unassisted onto the back of a base who is in a horizontal position. B. Extended braced stunts connected arm to shoulder. C. Stunts that are two levels high. D. All of the above
: Which of the following may be performed on a prop: A. A double-based prep. B. A toe touch. C. A tuck jump. D. None of the above
: The following is/are illegal drops: A. A drop that goes directly to a participant's knees without first bearing weight on hands or feet. B. Drops to a push-up position. C. Dropping to the performing surface from a flip. D. All of the above
: A mascot cannot be a(an) : A. elementary school person B. high school person C. member of the community D. A and C
: At a hockey game, which of these are NOT legal to use to help promote school spirit: A. 2 signs being banged together B. waving poms C. spirit sticks D. A and C
: Artificial noisemakers are legal at outdoor football games.
: If you go to a cheer competition in Minnesota, it’s ok to follow MN state rules even if different from North Dakota rules.
: Shoulder sits are allowed if you are NOT a certified cheer coach.
: You can tape ear gauges if you are stunting.
: Your best jumper injured herself the week before competition—you need her in the routine, so since she’s very capable, it’s ok for her to jump in her walking boot.
: While the ball is in play, a cheerleader CAN: A. lead the crowd on the sidelines B. do a tumbling pass on the sidelines C. hand out rooter poms to fans D. run a flag up and down the sidelines
: The head coach of a school is a certified coach. Her team is going to a game out of town, so her non-certified assistant is covering the game. Since the assistant is NOT certified, the team can’t stunt.
: While performing a cradle, even if her hair is tied back, it’s illegal for a cheerleader’s ponytail to flop in her face.
: A cheerleader must NEVER: A. chime in with the crowd when they start a derogatory cheer B. wear jewelry of any kind C. lead a cheer during the opposing team’s free throws. D. All of the above
: According to NDHSAA rules, the following spirit items can be thrown out at NDHSAA events—district, regional or state tournaments: A. T shirts B. Mini footballs or basketballs C. Candy D. None of the above
: In North Dakota, you can only have 8 cheerleaders or 7 cheerleaders plus a mascot for indoor games.
: Pick the correct statement: A. Fake nails are illegal. B. Fake nails can be worn if they meet the nail criteria—short, not able to be seen from the back C. The person’s real nails are ok, at any length D. B and C
: Which of the following is legal: A. A barrette that is flat to the head B. religious head covering C. skull cap for medical reasons D. All of the above