Coaching Rhythmic Gymnastics Quiz

Coaches, this quiz will help your test your knowledge of Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics.

1) During all Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics competitions, __________________ rules shall be employed, except when they are in conflict with the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for Rhythmic Gymnastics or Article I.

  • International Olympics Committee (IOC)
  • Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)
  • The Society of Artistic Gymnastics (SAG)
2) Official Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics events do NOT include what level of competition? 

  • Level A: male and female athletes
  • Level B: male and female athletes
  • Level B: female athletes
  • Level 1: female athletes
  • Level 2: female athletes
  • Level 3: female athletes
  • Level 4: female athletes
  • Group routines
3) Athletes must compete in the same level in all chosen individual rhythmic gymnastic events.

  • True
  • False
4) Permitted equipment in official Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics events does NOT include:

  • Synthetic or hemp ropes
  • Wood or plastic hoops
  • Rubber or synthetic balls
  • Wood or synthetic clubs
  • Satin ribbons with a stick
  • Aerial satin ribbons
5) Female athletes who have tested positive for Atlanto-axial subluxation may not participate in rhythmic gymnastics events.

  • True
  • False
6) In official Special Olympics artistic gymnastics competitions, athletes may compete in all of the events (“all around”) or a select number of events (“specialists”).

  • True
  • False
7) Coaches are not allowed to provide any assistance to athletes (such as providing clapping cues) during artistic gymnastics competitions.

  • True
  • False
8) During official Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics competitions, athletes will not be deducted points if they forget to present themselves to the head judge before entering the exercise boundary.

  • True
  • False
9) During official Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics competitions, coaches are allowed to assist athletes during routines, although the athlete will incur deductions.

  • True
  • False
10) A neutral deduction unique to Special Olympics competitions is:

  • Stepping out of bounds
  • Coach assists the athlete during the routine
  • Time violation
  • Attire violation
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

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