Rule 6 Questions from 1992 to 2007

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1. The only circle in which it is possible to have a jump ball is in the circle at the division line.
1. True - Section 1 Article 1 (1st sentence) - 1994

2. The jump ball, the throw-in and the free throw are the only methods of getting a dead ball live.
2. True - Section 1 Article 1 - 2005

3. The clock should always be running when the ball is live.
3. False - Section 1 Article 2 - 1997

4. The jump ball and throw-in are the only methods of getting a dead ball alive.
4. False - Section 1 Article 2 - 2006

5. The throw-in starts and the ball becomes live when the ball is at the disposal of the thrower.
5. True - Section 1 Article 2b - 2006

6. Team B has the next alternating possession throw-in but the throw-in is given to Team A. A1 has already thrown the ball in to A2. Ruling: Too late to make correction. B will get the next alternating possession throw-in.
6. True - Section 1 Article 2b & Rule 4.41.5 & (Case Book 7.5.2 sit: b) - 1995

7. The ball becomes live when placed at the disposal of the free thrower.
7. True - Section 1 Article 2c - 1992

8. The lead official bounces the ball to the free thrower on the second attempt. The ball becomes live when it is caught by the free thrower.
8. True - Section 1 Article 2c - 1995

9. To start the game, the two jumpers are not designated.
9. True - Section 2 Article 2 - 1994

10. The Referee is ready to toss the ball to start the game when B3 moves off the circle and goes about 5 feet from the circle. Ruling: Legal.
10. True - Section 3 Article 2 a & b (Case Book 6.3.2 - play d) - 1996

11. Until the tossed ball is touched by one or both jumpers, non-jumpers shall not have either foot break the plane of the center circle.
11. True - Section 3 Article 5a - 2007

12. The tossed ball must be tapped by one or both of the jumpers after it reaches its highest point.
12. True - Section 3 Article 6 - 2006

13. During the jump ball, both jumpers A1 and B1 do not tap the ball until they have returned to the floor. Ruling: Legal.
13. True - Section 3 Article 7 note - 1994

14. Neither jumper may leave the circle until the ball has been tossed.
14. False - Section 3 Article 7b - 1996

15. A1 and B1 jump at the center circle to start the game. A1 taps the ball and B1 catches the ball before the jump ball ends. Official awards the ball to Team A and sets the arrow in the direction of A's basket. Ruling: The official is correct.
15. False - Section 3 Article 7c & Rule 4.3.3a - 2002

16. During the jump ball to start the game, jumper A1 catches the ball prior to the ball touching the floor or a non-jumper. Ruling: Team B is awarded a throw-in at the nearest spot due to the violation. The arrow is pointed toward Team A's basket when a player from Team B has the ball at their disposal
16. True - Section 3 Article 7c & Rule 4.3.3a - 2002

17. The official mistakenly gives the ball to Team A for a throw-in after a held ball. After A4 secures the throw-in inbounds, the officials realize the mistake. RULING: The mistake cannot be corrected, but Team B will receive the ball on the next alternating possession throw-in.
17. True - Section 4 Article 1d - 2006

18. A1 attempts a shot and the ball lodges between the ring and the backboard. Ruling: The ball will be put in play using the alternating possession procedure.
18. True - Section 4 Article 3d - 1994

19. A1's second free throw hits the front of the ring and comes to rest on the flange. After waiting several seconds with the ball motionless, the official sounds the whistle and awards the ball to Team B for a throw-in at the division line. Ruling: Correct procedure.
19. False - Section 4 Article 3e - 2001

20. An official sounds his/her whistle accidentally while there is neither player or team control. Ruling: The ball will be put in play using the alternating possession procedure.
20. True - Section 4 Article 3e (Case Book 7.5.4 play b) - 1996

21. A1 and B1 are called for a double personal foul for rough play. After the whistle blows, the two players taunt each other and are called for a double technical foul. Ruling: No free throws are administered, each player is, charged with two fouls, and the ball is put in play using the alternating possession arrow.
21. False - Section 4 Article 3f - 1996

22. An alternating possession throw-in shall result when opponents commit simultaneous basket interference violations.
22. True - Section 4 Article 3h - 1996,03

23. The alternating possession arrow is not affected by a foul.
23. True - Section 4 Article 5 - 1994,96

24. If either team fouls during an alternating-possession throw-in, it does not cause the throw-in team to lose the possession arrow.
24. True - Section 4 Article 5 - 2005

25. Team A starts an alternating possession throw-in under their basket. Before the throw-in is complete, A2 is called for an illegal screen. Team B is not in the bonus. RULING: Team B's ball for a throw-in and the alternating possession arrow is switched to B's basket.
25. False - Section 4 Article 5 - 2006

26. Prior to the bonus and after A1 starts the free-throwing motion of his/her last free throw, B1 fouls A5. The throw is successful. Ruling: Count the points and award Team A the ball out-of-bounds for a throw-in anywhere behind the endline.
26. False - Section 7 exception 2 (Case Book 6.7 sit: e) - 2001

27. During a jump ball, each jumper is required to jump and attempt to tap the tossed ball.
27. False - Section 7 note - 1995

28. A1's try for goal is in flight when A2 is called for excessively swinging his elbows. A1's try then goes through the basket. Ruling: The ball becomes dead and no goal is scored.
28. True - Section 7 & Rule 9.13.1 (Case Book 9.13.1) - 1992

29. Any free throw violation causes the ball to become dead immediately
29. False - Section 7 exception 2 - 1994

30. Al has started a try for a goal (is in the act of shooting), but the ball is not yet in flight when the official blows the whistle for B2 fouling A2. Al's try is successful. RULING: Score the goal by Al. If Team A is in the bonus, A2 will attempt the free throws.
30. True - Section 7 exception 3 - 2004

31. The ball becomes dead when a goal is made.
31. True - Section 7 Article 1 - 1992

32. The clock stops when the ball becomes dead after a field goal.
32. False - Section 7 Article 1 - 1997

33. A1's hand is in contact with the ball when B1 fouls. A1 completes the tap by directing the ball into A's basket. Ruling: No points but penalize B1 for fouling Al in the act of shooting.
33. False - Section 7 Article 1,7 exception 3 & Rule 4.19.2 - 1997

34. A1 is fouled in the act of shooting and the try lodges between the ring and the backboard. Ruling: Al is awarded two free throws for the foul and play continues as per any similar free throw
34. True - Section 7 Article 3 & Article 7 (Case 6.4.3 sit: c) - 1994,05

35. Al is fouled in the act of shooting by Bl and the ball lodges between the ring and the backboard. Ruling: Al will be given his two free throws and the possession arrow will determine which team puts the ball in play.
35. False - Section 7 Article 3 & Article 7 (Case 6.3.3 sit: c) - 1996

36. The ball becomes dead immediately when airborne shooter A1 commits a player-control foul.
36. True - Section 7 Article 4 - 2006

37. A1 commits an airborne shooter player control foul after releasing the ball on a try. The ball then goes through the basket. . Ruling: No goal can be scored on a player control foul.
37. True - Section 7 Article 4 & Rule 4.19.6 (Case Book 4.19.6 sit:c) & Rule 7.5.5 - 1994

38. The ball always becomes dead when an officials whistle is blown.
38. False - Section 7 Article 5 - 1997

39. The clock stops when the official blows their whistle
39. True - Section 7 Article 5 - 1997

40. An official sounds his /her whistle accidentally while Al's try attempt is in flight. The try is succesful. RULING: Score the basket by Al.
40. True - Section 7 Article 5 Exception (1); 7-4-4; 7-5; 4-12-3,6 - 2004

41. Al passes the ball to A2; however, A2 is not looking. The ball strikes A2 on the back of the head and goes directly above the basket of Team A. The ball is on the ring when time expires, then falls into the basket. Ruling: No goal.
41. True - Section 7 Article 6 (Case Book 6.7.6 sit: a) - 1997

42. The ball has struck A2 on the shoulder and is on the ring when the buzzer sounds to end the The ball then goes through the basket. Ruling: Goal counts.
42. False - Section 7 Article 6 (Case Book 6.7.6 sit: a) & Rule 4.41.5 - 1996

43. A1 is in the act of shooting. Prior to releasing the ball time expires on the game clock and the buzzer sounds. Ruling: The ball becomes dead.
43. True - Section 7 Article 6 exception 1 - 1997,01

44. The ball is in flight during a try by Al when time for the quarter expires. While the ball is rolling on the ring B1 taps it into the basket. Ruling: No points
44. False - Section 7 Article 6 note (Case Book 6.7 sit: a - play b ) - 1997

45. A1 attempts a pass to a teammate in the low post. B2 deflects the pass into the air. While the ball is in the air, B5 pushes A5 in an effort to get rebounding position. After the whistle blows for the foul, the ball enters the basket. Team A is not in the bonus. RULING: No basket; Team A will get the ball for a throw-in at the point closest to the foul.
45. True - Section 7 Article 7 - 2007

46. Prior to the bonus and after A1 starts the free-throwing motion of his/her last free throw, B1 fouls A5. The throw is successful. Ruling: Count the points and award Team B the ball out-of-bounds for a throw-in anywhere behind the endline.
46. False - Section 7 Article 7 exception 2 (Case Book 6.7 sit: e) - 2001

47. A live ball foul by the offense causes the ball to become dead immediately, unless the ball is in flight during a try or tap.
47. True - Section 7 Article 7 exception b - 2006

48. The ball becomes dead if Al has started a try for goal, but B1 pushes A2 before the ball is in flight.
48. False - Section 7 Article 7 exception 3 - 1995

49. The first or only free throw violation by the offense causes the ball to become dead immediately.
49. True - Section 7 Article 8 - 2006

50. The ball becomes dead immediately when during a free throw by A1, A2 enters the lane too soon.
50. True - Section 7 Article 8 - 2006

51. Al has started the act of shooting and is fouled by B1. A1 completes the try but B2 bats the ball off the ring. Ruling: A1 will be awarded the goal for basket interference and also two free throws because of being fouled in the act of shooting.
51. False - Section 7 Article 9 (Case Book 6.7.9) & Rule 9.11.1 - 1994

52. The ball becomes dead immediately if A1's try for field goal is in flight and A2 swings her arms of elbows excessively without making contact.
52. True - Section 7 Article 9 - 2007


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