Help us make a difference!

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

Special Olympics Blog

Jean Vanier, a prophet of humility and simplicity, wins!

Today, the Templeton Foundation gave its most prestigious award to my hero, Jean Vanier.  For Linda and our children and me, he has also been our retreat leader, our teacher of humility, our guide. 

read more »

Posted on 2015-03-11 by Tim

go to blog »


Special Olympics - Become a Fan