NFHS Spirit Rules Exam

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: 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.
: 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.
: 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 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 foldover 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. One person in a position to protect the head, neck and shoulders. B. Contact with at least one base or one spotter. C. Upper body contact by one base or spotter. D. Three people in a position to protect the head, neck and shoulders.
: 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 is true about cheering on a prop/box: A. You can execute jumps while on the box. B. You can lead cheers and chants while on the box. C. You can do stunts below prep level while on the box. D. The box cannot be taller than 5 feet.
: 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 is required for a legal braced transition: A. The bracer must remain stationary. B. The bracer must be in double-based prep with a spotter when transitioning to a cradle. C. The connection must be hand-to-hand/arm between the bracer and top person, unless transitioning to a cradle. D. All of the above.
: The bracer for a braced flip: A. Must have a spotter. B. May be a single bracer in a double-based prep with a spotter. C. If a single bracer, must have a hand/arm connection between both hands/arms of the top person and the bracer. D. All of the above.
: For a foldover stunt: A. It may be initiated from an extended level. B. The top person can be caught in an inverted position on the shoulders by one catcher. C. The top person must be caught on his or her back by multiple catchers. D. The top person can be caught by new catchers who were involved in another skill at the initiation of the foldover.
: In a braced-release pyramid, the top person can be caught by which of the following: A. The base/spots who originally had control of the top person and did the release. B. A combination of the original bases and new base/spots. C. A new group of base/spots who are within close proximity to the release. 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 base can take a prop from a top person at prep level by using his or her hand not supporting the top person. C. A person on the ground can gently toss or place a prop on the ground. D. All of the above.
: 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 hand/arms must be in contact with one or both bracers. B. Bracer(s) must be in a multi-base prep with a spotter. C. The top person can perform up to 1 and ¼ rotations. D. All of the above.
: Inversions may release to the following provided there is a spotter and is caught by the original bases: 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 a ¼ turn. D. All of the above.
: The following is/are illegal without a spotter: A. Double-based vertical T-lift. B. Double-based split catch. C. Triple-based straddle sit. D. None of the above - all are legal
: 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.
: During braced flips in a pyramid, which of the following is true: A. The top person and the bases may make a ¼ turn around the bracer. B. The top person and the bases may make a ½ turn around the bracer. C. The top person and the bases may not make any rotation around the bracer. D. The top person may perform 1½ flipping rotations.
: An extended liberty may be released to which of the following: A. An extended stretch. B. A load position. C. A straight cradle to a new set of bases/spotter in position prior to the release of the top person. D. All 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.
: 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 jumps into the air and lands in a push-up position on the performing surface. B. A participant leans forward and lands in a push-up position. C. A back handspring to a push-up position. 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
: A base must not: A. Assume a backbend. B. Hold objects in a hand that is not supporting a top person during an extension. C. Hold objects in a hand that is supporting a top person in a double-base prep. D. All of the above.
: Which of the following pyramids is legal with a single bracer in a double-base prep with a spot: A. Braced-forward flip to cradle with a full twist. B. Braced-release transition where the contact is hand to foot and release goes to a cradle. C. Braced-reverse flip to extended position. D. All of the above.
: A top person may pass through extended position while inverted, provided he/she: A. Loses contact with the base. B. Does not pause or stop while extended. C. Loses contact with the spotter. D. Completes a twisting dismount.
: A top person must not be in a face-down position: A. Between bases in which the top person's torso is suspended below the arms and legs. B. During a swinging stunt. C. Both A and B. D. There are no restrictions on the top person in a face-down position.
: During a braced flip the top person may perform the following: A. No more than a full twist. B. No more than 1½ twist. C. No more than ½ twist. 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: A. Hold a sign. B. Hold poms. C. Both A and B. D. None of the above.
: A spotter for a double-based prep may not: A. Hold objects in his or her hands. B. Walk under the prep after letting go of the top person’s ankles. C. Take a sign from the top person. D. All of the above.
: A stunt in which the top person is standing on both feet, with his or her weight equally distributed at approximately shoulder level, is called a: A. Prep level. B. Flatback. C. Prep. D. Suspended Roll.
: To help prevent concussions, attention should be paid to: A. performer readiness B. Length of practices C. Teaching of proper techniques and skill progression D. All of the above
: A top person in a single-base prep level handstand must have: A. A spotter present, but does not have to be in contact with the top person. B. The base must remain in contact with the top person. C. A minimum of two people in position to protect head/neck/shoulder. D. All of the above.
: Which of the following releases is allowed as an exception to the release transition rules: A. A top person in a vertical position at prep level is released with a full twist to extended level. B. Top person in a horizontal position at prep level is released to extended vertical position. C. A top person in an extended liberty is released and is caught in a loading position. D. All of the above.
: Which of the following is allowed from a back hand spring release to a skill: A. The top person can complete up to a ¼ turn during the release. B. The top person can land in a one-leg extended position. C. The top person can be caught by new bases. D. Both A and B.
: 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, other than football, 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
: According to the most recent Injury data, the majority of concussions in cheer occur: A. At outdoor games B. Indoor games on gym floors C. During practice D. At competitions
: Cheerleaders can perform extensions during starting lineup when the gym lights are off except for a spotlight on the players.
: A team is performing extended stunts- which one of these is legal to wear: A. Hooded sweatshirt B. Adhesive paw print stickers C. Pony tail stretch holder on the wrist D. Wristband
: During a 30 second time out, you cannot perform any stunts on the gym floor or sideline.
: Cheer shoes should be replaced every year, if not every season.