Apr 1

2021 Umpire Exam

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2021 MSF Umpire Exam

NSF/MSF

Umpire Exam 2021

This exam is based on the rules/definitions found in the NSF/MSF Softball Rulebook, 4th Edition.

Select the most correct answer. Read the question, and all selections carefully and completely.

If abbreviations or acronyms are used in this exam, F = fielder, B = batter and R = runner.  FP is for fastpitch; MP refers to Modified

The following questions may be applicable for Slowpitch, Fastpitch, and Modified Pitch.
If the rules differ for the three, the first set of questions default to Slowpitch rules.

If you fail to receive a passing score on this test you must retake it by going to the right–hand side of the MSF Umpires page on www.msf1.org and click on 2021 Umpire Exam and take a new random one.

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The batter-runner or runner may touch either the white or colored portion of double 1st base when advancing on a fair ball hit to the outfield when there is no play attempted at first base.

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At the time of the pitch, all defensive players must be in fair territory.

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3 / 50

For MP, Which of the following is true for a legal delivery:

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4 / 50

The correct pitching distance for Men’s or Women’s Adult slowpitch is:

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5 / 50

For obstruction to be called on the fielding team (defense) there must be the contact of some kind.

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If a runner dislodges a base while sliding, they are required to follow the base and remain in contact with it, to avoid being tagged out.

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7 / 50

Gloves or mitts may be worn by any defensive player.

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The batter hits a high fly ball down the line to right field. Fielder, with both feet clearly in fair territory, reaches across the foul line in an attempt to catch the ball. While the ball is still in the air, completely over foul ground, the ball deflects off of Fielder’s glove and lands in fair territory. The correct call is:

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9 / 50

A runner intentionally interferes with a defensive players ability to complete a double play:

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10 / 50

An infield fly may be called by the umpire in which situation:

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The umpire’s jurisdiction begins when:

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12 / 50

The proper signal for an illegal pitch is:

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13 / 50

If there are 2 or more umpires on a game, the Home Plate umpire is responsible for which of these:

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14 / 50

The entire pitched ball must pass completely through the strike zone to be considered a strike.

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15 / 50

Caps, visors, scarves, and headbands are optional and not considered part of the player's uniform.  They may be any color or style and can be worn forward or backward. 

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16 / 50

A Runner is obstructed by a defensive player and then remaining on their feet maliciously crashes into a defensive player

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17 / 50

In NSF-MSF Postseason Tournament Play, players may be added to the scorecard/lineup after the first pitch is thrown.

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18 / 50

All of the following are true regarding the catcher's box, EXCEPT:

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19 / 50

Which statements about bats are correct?

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20 / 50

A batter can be assessed a penalty strike if they intentionally delay the game.

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21 / 50

For a foul ball to be caught by the catcher for an out it must travel above the batter's head.

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22 / 50

The ball becomes dead in all of the following situations, EXCEPT:

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23 / 50

If a pitched ball passes through the strike zone and strikes the plate

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24 / 50

All Youth FP batting helmets must be affixed with a NOCSAE approved face protector.

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25 / 50

An umpire is required to review video on a close call, if either team offers a recording.

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26 / 50

A runner must always slide to avoid contact at home plate.

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27 / 50

The pitcher may deliver a pitch from the glove, as long as it is a continuous forward motion.

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28 / 50

An out is awarded on a caught fly ball when it is verified that:

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29 / 50

A base runner establishes their own base path if they are not being played upon.

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30 / 50

A runner is struck with a fair batted ball they attempted to avoid while touching a base,

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31 / 50

Any player showing signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the game and shall not return to play until cleared by the umpire.

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32 / 50

Bases are loaded with two outs. Batter hits a fly ball that lands in left-center field. Runner tries to score from first base. Which of the following timing play statements are applied correctly?

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33 / 50

In FP, a No Pitch is called if the pitcher attempts a quick return of the ball before the batter has taken a position in the batter’s box or if the batter is off-balance.

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In FP, 2 complete revolutions of the arm are allowed for a legal pitch.

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35 / 50

The umpire signals that play is ready, and the pitcher has the ball in position to pitch, the batter

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36 / 50

A runner is struck with a fair batted ball they were unable to avoid, after the ball was deflected by a defensive player

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37 / 50

The batter is called out, if any coach or member of the offensive team, except a runner, interferes with a fielder attempting to catch a fly ball in foul territory.

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38 / 50

The batter hits a ground ball to the pitcher. The batter starts to run, but seeing the pitcher in a position to tag them, takes 1 step back towards home to avoid the tag, then reaches 1st base before the throw.

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39 / 50

A substitute may enter the game without reporting, as long as they are properly listed on the scorecard.

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40 / 50

If an eye/face shield mask or helmet is used in the infield, it can be reflective, as long as it has less than 70% tint.

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41 / 50

Runner is caught in a rundown between second and third base. As Runner is attempting to return to second base, he/she is obstructed by Fielder and subsequently tagged while off the base by another Fielder. What does the umpire call?:

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42 / 50

Appeals must be made:

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43 / 50

Players found to be using altered, illegal, or banned bats will be:

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44 / 50

Concussion training is required for all umpires who umpire games in which players are < 21.

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45 / 50

If a runner runs in front of a fielder or outside a base path to avoid interfering with an infielder making an initial play on a batted ball,

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46 / 50

Runner is on first base with one out.  Batter hits a long fly ball to left field. The ball is over foul territory when first touched and is dropped by Fielder. On the fly ball, Runner touched second base and was moving to third as the ball was dropped. Runner shall: 

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47 / 50

Players from either team may warm up in the opposing team’s on-deck circle.

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48 / 50

If the courtesy runner’s time to bat comes when they are on base:

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49 / 50

In FP, If a ball slips from the pitcher's hand during the delivery, it is:

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50 / 50

In FP, an intentional walk requires all pitches to be delivered to the batter.

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