PART A – TRUE OR FALSE QUESTIONS
Answer the following questions by circling the most correct response.
1) A European Handball team consists of up to 12 players. T F
2) A player is permitted to punch the ball. T F
3) A player may hold the ball for a maximum of 3 seconds. T F
4) A player may move more than 3 steps while holding the ball. T F
5) For a goal to be scored, part of the ball must cross the goal line between the posts. T F
6) A player may snatch the ball from an opponent’s possession. T F
7) There is a shot clock. T F
8) The most effective type of shot used to score in team handball is the jump shot. T F
9) Diving for a loose ball is not allowed in handball. T F
10) It is illegal to fall into the circle area after a shot on goal. T F
(10 x 1 = 10 marks)
PART B – MATCHING EXERCISE
Correctly match the following terms to their definitions.
2-minute suspension back line centre line
centre back (playmaker) corner throw court
court player (field player) dribble exclusion
free throw free-throw line goal area
goal line goal throw goalkeeper
jump shot line player (pivot) penalty line
goalkeeper’s restraining line penalty shoot-out penalty throw
red card running shot shooter
sideline throw-in throw-off
wing yellow card
1. A curved, dotted line 9 metres out from goal. This is where an attacking team restarts play, having been fouled outside the line.
Free throw line
2. A 1-metre line 7 metres out from the goal where penalty throws are taken.
3. The penalty for a second warning from the referee or for any severe foul or unsporting behaviour.
4. A line across the court dividing it into two halves.
5. A midcourt player who directs the offence and shoots or tries to penetrate the defence.
6. A throw from a corner at the offensive end of the court, restarting play after the ball went over the back line when a defender other than the goalkeeper touched it.
7. To move the ball by bouncing it on the floor. dribble 8. When a player is ejected from the game with no replacement allowed.
Two minute suspension
9. An undefended throw awarded for a minor offence by the opposition.
10. A 7-metre shot at goal defended only by the goalkeeper and awarded for a serious offence or because the defence illegally interfered with a clear chance to score a goal.
Penalty shoot- out
11. The D-shaped area 6 metres out from the goal where only the goalkeeper can be.
12. The playing area for team handball.
13. A throw-in from goalkeeper, restarting play after the offensive team last touched the ball before it passed over the back line.
14. The player in charge of defending the goal.
15. A throw from the side of the court after the ball has gone out over the side lines.
16. A line 4 metres in front of a goal that indicates the place to which a goalkeeper can move forward when defending a penalty throw.
Goal keepers restraining line
17. A shot attempted while in the air.
18. A line across the end of the court, but not including the goal line.
19. An offensive player who mostly plays around the 6-metre line.
20. A tie-breaker when players on each team try to score against the opposing goalkeeper from the penalty line.