NFHS Spirit Rules Exam

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: When discarding props, they must be placed in a location where participants will not step or dance on them.
: A participant who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be immediately removed from the activity and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health professional.
: As two bracers in prep-level stunts reach down to assist a top person to an extended liberty, they may become inverted if necessary.
: In inverted partner stunts, contact with the top person's upper body must be sufficient to stabilize/control the top person’s position.
: 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.
: New catchers of a suspended roll may not be involved with any other stunt when the suspended roll is initiated.
: Dismounts to the performing surface from prep level or above that include a toe touch require assistance from two bases.
: In stunts requiring a spotter, a spotter must: A. Be in the proper location with the appropriate body position to help minimize risk to the top person. B. Remain visually focused on the head, neck and shoulders of the top person, except when it is necessary to briefly check other stunts and/or personnel. C. Not hold objects in their hands. D. All of the above.
: Partner stunts in which a single base uses only one arm to support the top person are permitted only on: A. Grass (real or artificial) or mats. B. Rubberized track. C. Grass (real or artificial), a mat or a rubberized track. D. Grass (real or artificial), mat, rubberized or asphalt track.
: 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.
: Jewelry worn under the uniform is legal provided it is not visible.
: Non-airborne tumbling over a prop or person on the floor is legal.
: 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.
: A non-braced tick tock that begins at prep level is allowed.
: 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.
: The bracer for a braced flip can be in a single-base shoulder stand with a spotter.
: In a braced flip a bracer can be behind the top person.
: 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.
: When catching the top person in a cradle, bases must: A. Remain in their original location except for safety purposes. B. Make no more than ¼ turn to catch the top person. C. Have continuous visual contact with the top person. D. All 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.
: A top person in an inverted stunt may be released to a vertical position at prep level.
: 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.
: 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. The bracers do not need a back spot.
: 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.
: An inverted person on the performing surface may be released to: A. A loading position with a full turn. B. A stunt at prep level. C. A dismount with ¾ turn. D. A stunt at extended level.
: 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. Full twist and caught at prep level. B. Show and go. C. Double base extension. D. Single base prep level stunt.
: Which of the following conditions are required for a single base suspended roll to be legal: A. Top cannot twist during the suspended roll. B. Base/post of the suspended roll cannot turn. C. Top must land on the ground. D. Contact between top and base/post must be hand-to-hand contact with both hands.
: 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.
: The following are legal without a spotter: A. Double-based flatback. B. Quad-based suspended splits. C. Double-based straddle sit. D. Triple-based straddle sit.
: 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.
: Double-base suspended roll can have both bases connected to one hand/arm of the top performing the roll.
: 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.
: 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/spots. C. A new group of base/spots that are within close proximity to the releases. 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.
: Which of the following conditions is/are not legal for a foldover stunt? A. Can go to another set of catchers. B. Can start the folder motion from an extended stunt. C. Can fold over with both feet in contact with a base/spot. D. Can roll back up from the prone positions it lands in initially.
: The following is required for inversions where the base of support begins at or passes through prep level: A. Catchers B. At least two people in position to protect the head and neck of the top person. C. One person maintains contact with the top person's upper body. D. A person to stabilize and control the top person’s position. E. All of the above.
: A mascot can be a : A. elementary school person B. high school person C. member of the community D. All of the above
: At a hockey game, which of these are legal to use to help promote school spirit: A. 2 signs being banged together B. waving poms C. spirit sticks D. All of the above
: Artificial noisemakers are legal at football games, both inside and outside.
: If you go to a cheer competition where they follow AACCA rules, it’s ok to follow those rules rather than NFHS rules, as North Dakota follows.
: Shoulder sits are allowed if you are NOT a certified cheer coach.
: Ear gauges must be taken out if stunting.
: A stunt in which the top person in a prone position supports her own upper body by placing her hands on the shoulders of a base while her lower body is supported by another bases’s extended arms is called a Swedish Fish.
: While the ball is in play, a cheerleader CANNOT: 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 E. All but letter A
: 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 head coach is certified, the team can stunt.
: While performing a cradle, it’s ok for a cheerleader’s ponytail to flop in her face since her hair is tied back.
: 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 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. Only the person’s real nails are ok, at any length D. A and B
: Which of the following is legal: A. stocking cap for a halftime routine B. religious head covering C. skull cap for medical reasons D. both B and C