Coach's General Orientation Quiz

Please complete the following quiz to complete your General Orientation training. After correctly answering the questions listed below, we invite you to send us your contact details by filling-out the contact information form provided after the quiz.


1. The Special Olympics mission states that athletes should be given continuing opportunities to:
A. develop physical fitness
B. demonstrate courage
C. experience joy
D. all of the above
2. The first International Special Olympics Games were held in:
A. 1963
B. 1967
C. 1968
D. 1971
3. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of Special Olympics, has won the
A. Nobel Peace Prize
B. Presidential Medal of Freedom
C. Pulitzer Prize
D. Espy Award
4. The Special Olympics headquarters are located in:
A. Washington, DC
B. Chicago, IL
C. New York, NY
D. Los Angeles, CA
5. Special Olympics receives money from the United Way to run programs.
A. True
B. False
6. All of the following are sports offered in Special Olympics, except
A. Bocce
B. American Football
C. Golf
D. Cycling
7. An athlete of which age would not be eligible to compete in Special Olympics?
A. 7
B. 16
C. 57
D. 86
8. What percentage of the population with intellectual disabilities has severe or profound limitations?
A. 60%
B. 30%
C. 15%
D. 10%
9. Athletes with Down Syndrome must have an x-ray to rule out atlanto-axial instability before competing in which of the following sport(s)?
A. Soccer
B. Powerlifting
C. Artistic Gymnastics
D. All of the above
10. Anyone using __________ is considered to be dealing with any blood or other bodily fluid.
A. Universal Precautions
B. Precautionary Efforts
C. Casual Clean-up
D. Ordinary Procedures
11. Athletes who have been diagnosed as a blood-borne contagious infection carrier are able to compete in Special Olympics?
A. True
B. False
12. Athletes are required to pay for which item in order to participate in Special Olympics?
A. Registration fees
B. Meals at overnight tournaments
C. Uniforms
D. None of the above
13. ____________ is a type of competition in which athletes compete in the fundamentals of a game, instead of in the traditional competition:
A. Modified Competitions
B. Individual Skills Competition
C. Unified Sports
D. None of the Above
14. Individuals without a intellectual disability, who participate on Unified Sports teams with Special Olympics athletes are referred to as:
A. Unified Partners
B. Athlete Companions
C. Unified Colleagues
D. Unified Athletes
15. All of the following are considered Nationally Popular sports, except:
A. Power lifting
B. Bocce
C. Snowshoe
D. Team Handball
16. Special Olympics does not enforce sport rules?
A. True
B. False
17. The majority of athletes enrolled in Special Olympics participate at which level?
A. local
B. regional
C. state
D. world
18. Special Olympics uses a process called “divisioning,” where athletes are divided for competition by:
A. gender
B. age
C. ability
D. all of the above
19. A coach’s certification must be updated every ____ years?
A. 2
B. 4
C. 5
D. 10
20. Athletes are to be training for ___ weeks prior to a culminating state competition.
A. 4
B. 6
C. 8
D. 10
21. The 2011 World Summer Games will be held in what country?
A. China
B. United States of America
C. Ireland
D. Athens, Greece
22. Athletes benefit from their participation in Special Olympics in which way(s)?
A. Socially
B. Mentally
C. Physically
D. All of the above
23. The program developed to teach athletes how to be public speakers and spread the message and vision of Special Olympics is called:
A. Public Speaking Training
B. Global Messenger Training
C. Athlete Speaking Programs
D. Athletes as Speakers

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