NFHS Basketball Quiz 2: Live/Dead Ball Ball Rules Questions and Answers

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NFHS* Dead Ball/Live Ball Rules
Quiz #2 by
(*National Federation of State High School Associations)

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# Situation your answer green ok red not ok nfhs rule
01. Identify the three ways that the ball becomes live

placed at the disposal of the thrower, placed at the disposal of the free-thrower, released by official for jump ball
. 6-1-2
02. With one exception, what type of foul must be called if a foul is called when the ball is dead?

a) technical foul
. 4, 10
03. What is the exception for question #2?

foul on or by an airborne shooter
. 4-19-1
04. Identify the 5 most important items to immediately check when the ball becomes dead

ball location to determine throw-in spot if necessary, clock to correct if necessary, partner to coordinate, players to maintain control, table to provide help if necessary
05. Identify 5 rules areas where dead/ball live ball status is critical

correctable errors, fouls, scoring, substitution, time out
. 2-10-2, 2-10-3, 3-3-1d, 4, 5-1, 5-63b, 5-12-4, 10
06. Identify 3 free throw situations where the ball becomes dead without exception

successful last free throw, completed free throw that is not last, free throw violation by offense
. 6-7
07. Identify 2 types of fouls that cause the ball to becomes dead without exception

player control foul, team control foul
. 6-7
08. If the ball becomes dead for a foul or violation, does it become dead when a) the foul, violation occurs or b) when an official blows the whistle for the foul or violation (answer a or b)
b.   Remember that there may be a significant lag between an infraction and the official's whistle
. BRF #16
09. Identify 3 circumstances in which the ball remains live after a foul that is not a player control or team control foul

try for goal is in flight, free-throw is in flight, player is in the act of shooting while time not expired
. 6-7 exceptions a, b
10. Identify 2 circumstances in which the ball remains live after time for a period has expired or an official inadvertently blows his/her whistle.

try for goal is in flight, free-throw is in flight
. 6-7 exception c
11. Assume that a try or tap is in progress or an airborne shooter has not returned to the floor. Identify 2 violations that do not cause the ball to become dead.

excessive swinging of elbows by opponent player, opponent player leaves court for unauthorized reason
. 6-7 exception d
12. Team B scores a goal and A1 catches the ball before it touches the court. B2 immediately requests a timeout. An official grants a timeout. Is the official correct? (answer yes or no).

yes.   The ball became dead when the goal scored. It does not become live until it is at the disposal of the thrower. The official must judge when this occurs. The ball would be at the disposal of the thrower when Team A has an opportunity to control the ball out of bounds for a throw in. Addressed in NFHS 2006-07 Basketball Rules Interpretations Situation 9.
. 6-2