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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1 / 50

Which situation is not a possible appeal play?

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

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3 / 50

There is a play at 1st Base on a fair batted ball. The batter-runner beats the throw by 2 steps and touches only the white portion of the double-base. The defensive player controls the ball and touches the white portion of the base.

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4 / 50

The pitcher's plate is how wide?

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5 / 50

Batter hits a ground ball to the infield. Two fielders attempt to make a play on the ball and collide, with one of them collapsing with an apparent serious injury. The umpire should: 

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6 / 50

If an illegal pitch is called and the batter doesn’t swing:

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7 / 50

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

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8 / 50

Concussion symptoms typically include:

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9 / 50

For FP and MP, If a pitch touches a batters clothing,

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10 / 50

In Slowpitch, On a fair batted ball hit over the outfield fence without being touched, the batter

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11 / 50

A batted ball that carries over the outfield fence and strikes the right side of the 1st base side foul pole in flight is:

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12 / 50

An interpretation of an umpires call may be requested by the manager of either team playing.

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13 / 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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14 / 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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15 / 50

Interference is committed by the team at bat (offense) and may be either physical or verbal.

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16 / 50

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

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In slowpitch, 1 pitch must be thrown before the batter can be awarded an intentional walk by the defense.

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18 / 50

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

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19 / 50

The defense or batter-runner may NOT use either color of a double 1st base when:

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20 / 50

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

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21 / 50

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

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22 / 50

A runner is on first base when Batter hits a ground ball. Runner stays in the base path and crashes into Fielder, as they are attempting to gain control of the batted ball in the base path.

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23 / 50

If an fielder intentionally catches a fair batted ball just past the infield, with their cap or detached glove:

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24 / 50

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

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A runner starts at 1st base and overruns second base on a hit by the batter-runner. In the ensuing rundown, both runners end up on second base. A fielder tags both runners with the ball. The correct ruling is:

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26 / 50

The score for a forfeited game, with play never started, is recorded as:

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27 / 50

An umpire may only use smokeless tobacco when they are the field or base umpire.

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28 / 50

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

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29 / 50

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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30 / 50

If a fair batted ball strikes an umpire before passing a fielder other than pitcher:

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31 / 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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32 / 50

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

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33 / 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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34 / 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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35 / 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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36 / 50

Each team may use only 1 courtesy runner per ½ inning.

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37 / 50

Which statements about bats are correct?

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38 / 50

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

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39 / 50

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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40 / 50

A verbal or physical act by an offensive player to hinder or confuse a defensive player is:

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41 / 50

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

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42 / 50

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

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43 / 50

If a defensive player attempts a fake tag on a runner they should be called out.

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44 / 50

If a batter hits a pitched ball with an altered bat, it is considered an “illegally batted ball”.

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45 / 50

A runner, while not in contact with a base, is struck with a fair untouched batted ball that a fielder could have made a play on. An OUT is called.

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46 / 50

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

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47 / 50

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

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48 / 50

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

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49 / 50

A Runner is at second base. Batter hits a ground ball to an infielder who throws to first base. Batter-runner touches only the white portion and collides with Fielder who is standing on the white portion about to receive the ball. The correct ruling is:

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50 / 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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Your score is