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## ICSE Class 10 Physical Education Question Paper 2022 Solved Semester 2

Maximum marks: 50
Time allowed: 1 hour

General Instructions:

• Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
• You will not be allowed to write during the first 10 minutes.
• This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.
• The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.
• Questions from any two games you have studied are to be answered.
• Each game is divided into two Sections, SECTION A and SECTION B. Attempt all questions from
• SECTION A and any two questions from SECTON B of the two games that you have studied.
• The marks intended for questions are given in brackets [ ].

Cricket
Section-A
(Attempt all questions.)

Question 1.
Choose the correct answers to the questions from the given options. (Do not copy the question. Write the correct answer only.) [5]
(i) How many umpires officiate on the ground during a cricket match ?
(a) 4
(b) 3
(c) 2
(d) 5
(c) 2

(ii) The National Governing body of cricket is
(a) BFI
(b) BCCI
(c) BWF
(d) CFI
(b) BCCI

(iii) What is the length of the cricket pitch?
(a) 22 yards (20.12 m)
(b) 26 yards (23.77 m)
(c) 20 yards (18 m)
(d) 16 yards (14 m)
(a) 22 yards (20.12 m)

(iv) Why are white cricket balls usually used during T20 matches?
(a) It looks classier
(b) It saves the bowler’s energy
(c) It is more visible in the evening
(d) It is easy for a batsman to score more runs
(c) It is more visible in the evening.

(v) What is the distance of the inner circle used for field restrictions?
(a) 20 yards
(b) 40 yards
(c) 30 yards
(d) 50 yards
(c) 30 yards

Section-B
(Attempt any two questions from this Section.)

Question 2.
(i) What do .you mean by Byes in cricket ? [2]
Bye is considered when the batsman takes or gets the run/s due to misfielding (without the ball touching the bat).

(ii) Define the term Bowled in cricket. [2]
In cricket, the term bowled has several meanings.
First, is the act of propelling the ball towards the wicket defended by a batsman.
Second, it is a method of dismissing a batsman, by hitting the wicket with a ball delivered by the bowler. (The term “bowled out” is sometimes used instead.)

Third, it is used in scoring to indicate which bowler is credited with dismissing a batsman, when the batsman is dismissed by being bowled, leg before wicket, caught, stumped, or hit wicket.

(iii) State any three occasions when the umpire can change the ball in the game. [3]
1. In a match of more than one day’s duration, the captain of the fielding side may demand a new ball when the number of overs, excluding any part overs, bowled with the old one is equal to or greater than 80 overs. The umpire shall inform the other umpire and indicate to the batter and the scorers whenever a new ball is taken into play.

2. Ball lost or becoming unfit for play

3. When ball loses its Specifications

(iv) When is a follow on implemented during the course of a test match? [3]
It is implemented or given in a test match when batting team cannot score sufficient runs and the lead is more than 200 runs, it may be given follow-on or to bat again.

Question 3.
(i) Explain the term Hit Wicket in cricket. [2]
If the batsman breaks the wicket (the bails falls) by the hitting of the bat.

(ii) What do you mean by the term Power Play in cricket? [2]
Power Play: It is a new rule introduced in 1991 concerning the fielding restriction in One Day International Cricket. In this rule there can be only 2 fielders outside the 30 yard circle. This can be performed in three stages with information to Umpire. The first Power Play is of ten overs whereas others are of five overs each. It is a non-verbal action in which the Umpire raises his right hand and moves it in a circular manner from top to bottom.

(iii) Mention any three fielding positions on the onside of the field. [3]
Mid-on, Long-on, Mid wicket, Square leg, Cow cover

(iv) Name any three international tournaments in cricket. [3]
ICC World Cup, Triangular Series, Shaijah Cup, T20 Cup, Ashes Series

Question 4.
(i) What do you mean by the term Beamer in cricket? [2]
It is a type of delivery in which the ball without bouncing, passes above the batsman’s waist height. Such a ball is often dangerously close to the batsman’s head, due to the lack of control a bowler has over high full tosses.

(ii) Explain the term Tail ender in cricket. [2]
Few of the last four or five batsmen coming for the batting order, these are normally bowlers with limited batting ability.

(iii) Mention three situations when a team’s innings is said to be complete. [3]
A side’s (team’s). innings is to be considered as completed if any of the following applies

• the side is all out.
• at the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batsman, further balls remain to be bowled but no further batsman is available to come in.
• the captain declares the innings closed.
• the captain forfeits the innings.

(iv) Mention any three duties of the leg umpire. [3]
In cricket, the leg umpire is the second umpire on the field and stands at the square leg of batsman around 25 meter from the batter. Leg umpire assists the other umpire in decisions like :

• Stumping
• Hit wicket
• Run-out
• Short run
• Bouncer ball
• Players in field
• Check over power play rules.

Football
Section A
(Attempt all questions.)

Question 5.
Choose the correct answers to the questions from the given options. (Do not copy the question. Write the correct answer only.) [5]
(i) What is the radius of the center circle?
(a) 10 cm
(b) 10 inches
(c) 9.15 m
(d) 16.5 m
(c) 9.15 m

(ii) The international governing body of football is.
(a) FIBA
(b) FIDE
(c) FICA
(d) FIFA
(d) FIFA

(iii) When a player strikes the ball in mid-air it is called as:
(a) Back pass
(b) A banana kick
(c) A half volley kick
(d) A bicycle kick
(c) A half volley kick

(iv) The two longer boundary lines of the football field are called as:
(a) Goal line
(b) Touch line
(c) Half way line
(d) Optional line
(b) Touch line

(v) The height of the flag post is:
(a) 1.5m (5ft.)
(b) 1 m (3.28 ft.)
(c) 5.5m (18 ft.)
(d) 9.15 m (30ft.)
(a) 1.5m (5ft.)

Section-B
(Attempt any two questions from this Section.)

Question 6.
(i) Explain the term Comer Arc in football. [2]
It is the place or comer quarter circle area from where the comer kick is taken. It is comer quarter circle of lyard radius between Touch line and Goal line.

(ii) What do you understand by the term Goal scored in football? [2]
The Referee will signal goal when the ball completely crosses the goal line between the goalpost and under the crossbar of goalpost. It must be scored in a fair manner.

(iii) Write any three duties of assistant referee in football. [3]
There are two Assistant Referees or Linesmen. They assist or help the Match Referee during the game. Their duties are to indicate Match Referee by various signals like ball is out of play; which team to get comer-kick or throw-in or goal-kick or offside. They are equipped with flags.

(iv) What is the procedure of resuming the game from kick-off ?[3]
It is starting the game (in beginning or after half-time or after the goal has been scored or in extra time). During kick-off players remain in their own half. Opponent team player does not enter 10 yards circle until ball is pushed or kicked forward. Kick-off player should not touch the ball consecutively second time until played by another player.

Question 7.
(i) Explain the term Penalty Kick in football. [2]
A penalty-kick is awarded when a foul is committed by a defender in the penalty area. The ball is placed on the penalty spot and the attacking player tries to kick it directly into the goal and goalkeeper only defends it. The offences are like Intentional hit to the player; Intentional handling the ball; Charging opponent; Holding opponent from behind.

(ii) When is a throw in awarded in a football match? [2]
It is given to opponent if ball passes over the sideline on ground or in air. This is taken by the player from the sideline. Player throws the ball over the head to give the pass to his player. Both the feet are in contact with ground. A goal cannot be scored directly from throw-in.

(iii) When is a comer kick awarded and from where is it administered? [3]
It is also known as flag kick. Comer-kick is awarded when a defender puts the ball out of the play behind his team’s goal line. An attacking player then tries to send the ball in front of the goal for another attacker to head or make a short pass to a teammate to convert it into goal. It is taken from comer-arc or quarter-yard circle.

(iv) State any three instances when the opposite team is awarded an indirect free kick for offences committed by the goalkeeper. [3]
An indirect free-kick is awarded to the opponent if a goalkeeper commits any of the following offences inside his own penalty area : Takes more than four steps while controlling the ball with his hands, before releasing it from his possession; Touches the ball again with his hands after it has been released from his possession without touching another player; Touches the ball with his hand after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a teammate; Touches the ball with his hand after he has received it directly from a throw-in by a teammate.

Question 8.
(i) Explain the term Goal Line in football. [2]
These are the shorter sides of rectangular playfield of football. The goal posts are placed in middle of goal line. Its length is between 50 to 100 yards.

(ii) Name any two international tournaments in Football. [2]
FIFA World Cup, Euro Cup, Olympic Games, Club League

(iii) State any three caution able offences in Football. [3]
A player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he commits any of the following seven offences:

• unsporting behavior
• dissent by word or action
• persistent infringement of the Laws of the Game
• delaying the restart of play
• failure to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a comer kick, free kick or throw-in

(iv) Mention any three duties of Fourth Official. [3]
A fourth official may be appointed under the competition rules and officiates if any of the three match officials is unable to continue, unless a reserve assistant referee is appointed. He assists the referee at all times:

• Prior to the start of the competition, the organiser states clearly whether, if the referee is unable to continue, the fourth official takes over as the referee
or whether the senior assistant referee takes over as referee with the fourth official becoming an assistant referee.
• The fourth official assists with any administrative duties before, during and after the match, as required by the referee.
• He is responsible for assisting with substitution procedures during the match.
• He has the authority to check the equipment of substitutes before they enter the field of play. If their equipment does not comply with the Laws of the Game, he informs the referee.
• He supervises the replacement balls, where required. If the match ball has to be replaced during a match, he provides another ball, on the instruction of the referee, thus keeping the delay to a minimum.
• He assists the referee to control the match in accordance with the Laws of the Game. The referee, however, retains the authority to decide on all points connected with play.

Hockey
Section-A
(Attempt all questions.)

Question 9.
Choose the correct answers to the questions from the given options. (Do not copy the question. Write the correct answer only.) [5]
(i) The dimensions of a hockey field are:
(a) 91.40 m × 55 m
(b) 92.5 m × 54 mn
(c) 95 m × 55 m
(d) 91.4 m × 75 m
(a) 91.40 m × 55 m

(ii) The national governing body of Hockey is
(a) BHF
(b) BWF
(c) KGH
(d) IHF
(d) IHF

(iii) The weight of the hockey stick is:
(a) 537 gm
(b) 637 gm
(c) 937 gm
(d) 737 gm
(d) 737 gm

(iv) The limit on the number of substitutions per game in hockey is:
(a) 2
(b) 5
(c) 9
(d) No limit
(d) No limit

(v) The distance of penalty mark from the goal post:
(a) 8.90 m
(b) 6.40 m
(c) 91.40 m
(d)55m
(b) 8.90 m

Section – B
(Attempt any two questions from this Section.)

Question 10.
(i) Define the term Side line in hockey. [2]
It is the longer (91.40 metres) perimeter line of the Hockey playfield.

(ii) Explain the term Rolling Substitution in hockey. [2]
According to new rules any player can be changed from reserve players or substitutes without intimation to Referee. No extra time or stopping of game is given. There can be any number of rolling substitution from the substitute player, except during penalty corner.

(iii) Name any three playing positions of the players in the game of hockey. [3]
Left Wing, Right Wing, Inners, Mid Fielders, Sweepers, Full Backers

(iv) List any three instances when an umpire blows the whistle in the game. [3]
Umpires blow the whistle to :
(a) start and end each half of the match
(b) start a bully
(c) enforce a penalty
(d) start and end a penalty stroke
(e) indicate a goal
(f) re-start the match after a goal has been scored
(g) re-start the match after a penalty stroke when a goal was not scored
(h) stop the match for the substitution onto or off the field of a fully equipped goalkeeper and to restart the match on completion of the substitution.

Question 11.
(i) What do you understand by the term Rebound in hockey? [2]
‘Rebound’ is a term used in sports to describe the ball (or puck or other object of play) becoming available for possession by either opponent after an attempt to put the ball or puck into the goal has been unsuccessful.

(ii) Explain the term Give and Go in hockey. [2]
A give-and-go, or one-two, is a fundamental maneuver in many team sports which involves two players passing the ball or puck back and forth. The player who has the ball or puck passes to a teammate and then repositions in order to receive a return pass and possibly create a scoring opportunity.

(iii) Mention any three fundamental skills in hockey. [3]
Dribble: It is tackling the ball with stick work. The movement of ball is controlled by rolling the stick around it, while maintaining constant control of ball with the stick. This prevents opponents to get possession of the ball. The player also adjusts his body accordingly.

Push: This stroke is used to send the ball to shorter distance. Right hand is placed low on the stick and pushes the stick forward while the left hand holds the top of handle. This skill is mostly used to pass the ball to own team player when he is close.

Hit: This is a powerful stroke for long passes or to score goal. Player raises the stick at back and then hits the ball With full swing of stick whereas hands hold the stick from top.

Flick: This technique is used for penalty strokes. It is similar to push but the ball which is lifted at a low height.

Scoop: It is similar to flick but ball is lifted more high. This skill is generally used for penalty stroke from 7-yard point.

(iv) What is the procedure of taking a penalty stroke? [3]
It is also known as 7-yard push. It is given when some serious offence is committed by the defending team in their shooting circle which probably has interrupted the goal scoring. Time stops during penalty stroke. Only goalkeeper and the player taking stroke is permitted inside shooting circle. At the whistle player pushes or scoops or flicks the ball towards the goal scoring whereas goalkeeper defends it. It is done from the penalty spot 7 yards in front of goalpost.

Question 12.
(i) Explain the term Bully in hockey. [2]
This method is used to start or restart the game after interruption. In this method two opponent players try to gain the control over ball by dribbling on Referee’s signal.

(ii) Explain the technique Indian dribble in hockey. [2]
The Indian dribble is a field hockey technique, first appearing at the 1956 Summer Olympics. The base of the technique is the continuous pushing of the ball from left to right and back in a rapid fashion. Moving with the ball Left-handed at the top right-hand loose in middle of the stick Left hand in watch position.

(iii) What is dodging? What is the importance of dodging in a hockey match? [3]
It is the technique of dribble, in which the coming opponent is deceived in other direction by fake body movement. It prevents opponent to interfere or get possession of the ball.

(iv) What is the procedure of taking a penalty comer? [3]
Penalty Corner Procedure: When serious foul is committed (intentional or unintentional), dangerous play, misconduct, argument with Umpire by player. It is taken from end line (10 yards away from goalpost) with push and while remaining attacker stops the ball outside the D to continue. Only five defenders are allowed inside the shooting circle during penalty corner.

Section-A
(Attempt all questions.)

Question 13.
Choose the correct answers to the questions from the given options. (Do not copy the question. Write the correct answer only.) [5]

(i) The national governing body of basketball is ………………. .
(a) BFI
(b) BWF
(c) VFI
(d) BMW
(a) BFI

(ii) A free throw is worth is ………………. .
(a) 2 points
(b) 1 point
(c) 5 points
(d) 3 points
(b) 1 point

(iii) Kicking a basketball is what kind of foul ?
(a) Passing foul
(b) Technical foul
(c) Personal foul
(d) Team foul
(c) Personal foul

(iv) An offensive team must attempt for a field goal within
(a) 30 seconds
(b) 8 seconds
(c) 20 seconds
(d) 24 seconds
(d) 24 seconds

(v) The two lines at each end of the Basketball court are known as :
(a) Touch lines
(b) End lines
(c) Centre line
(d) Free throw line
(b) End lines

Section – B
(Attempt any two questions from this Section.)

Question 14.
(i) Explain the term Centre Circle in basketball. [2]
The centre circle shall be marked in the centre of the playing court and have a radius of 1.80 m measured to the outer edge of the circumference. If the inside of the centre circle is painted, it must be the same colour as the restricted areas.

(ii) Explain the Three Second rule in basketball. [2]
Any offensive player cannot stay inside the opponent’s restricted area consecutively for more than ‘3’ seconds, (apart from attempts, rebounds or tries for making basket).

(iii) Explain the skill of Crossover Dribble in basketball. [3]
A crossover dribble is a basketball maneuver in which a player dribbling the ball switches the ball rapidly from one hand to the other, to make a change in direction. In a typical example the player heads upcourt, dribbling the ball in (say) the left hand, then makes a wide step left with a good head fake. If the defender is deceived, the player can then switch to dribbling with the right hand and surpass the defender.

(iv) Mention any three fouls which involve personal contact with the opponent. [3]
It is a player’s foul which involves illegal contact with the’opposing player whether the ball is live or dead. A player is eliminated from the match if he commits 5 personal fouls. They are further penalized with throw- in or free-throws if their team has committed more than four fouls in each quarter. These fouls are charging, illegal blocking, guarding from behind, holding or pushing opponent, illegal-screening, etc.

Question 15.
(i) Explain the term Violation in basketball. [2]
It is an infraction of rules of game, i.e., illegal actions for controlling or dribbling the ball during the game (without obstructing opponent). These violations are not noted over the score sheet but opponent gains the possession of the ball.
Travelling, Caring, Double-Dribble, Out of Bound, Back-Court.

(ii) What is the duration of play in basketball? [2]
Duration of Game = 40 minutes in four quarters (10 minutes each); Extra Time = 5 min.

(iii) State any three duties of referee in basketball. [3]
There is one Referee and one Umpire to conduct the match.

1. They enforce the game rules to both the teams.
2. They observe and whistle for fouls and violation and indicate this to the table official.
3. They keep the ball for free-throw or throw-in to the opposing teams. They assist each other for smooth conduct of the game.

(iv) How is substitution of a player done in basketball? [3]
A substitution opportunity begins when:

• For both teams, the ball becomes dead, the game clock is stopped and the official has ended his communication with the scorer’s table.
• For both teams, the ball becomes dead following a successful last or only free throw.
• For the non-scoring team, a field goal is scored when the game clock shows 2:00 minutes or less in the fourth period and in each extra period.
• A substitution opportunity ends when the ball is at the disposal of a player for a throw-in or a first or only free throw.
• A player who has become a substitute and a substitute who has become a player cannot
respectively re-enter the game or leave the game until the ball becomes dead again, after a clock-running phase of the game, unless.

Question 16.
(i) Name any two national tournaments in basketball. [2]
Federation Cup, National Games, Baba Farid Invitational Tournament, Om Prakash Memorial Tournament

(ii) Explain the term Travelling in basketball. [2]
It is a violation in which illegal movement of ball by dribbling, i.e., player moves without the bounce; passes or collects ball while running.

(iii) What is a Technical foul? What is the penalty for it? [3]
When a player or coach performs unsportsmanlike act or misconduct or violent act deliberately.
In this foul opponent gets two free-throws along with throw-in from centre.

(iv) Explain the term game lost by default in basketball. [3]
A team shall lose a game by default if, during the game, the team has fewer than 2 players on the playing court ‘ ready to play. If the team to which the game is awarded is ahead, the score shall stand as at the time when the game was stopped. If the team to which the game is awarded is not ahead, the score shall be recorded as 2 to 0 in its favour. The defaulting team shall receive 1 point in the classification. For a 2-games (home and away) total point series (aggregate score), the team that defaults in the first or in the second game shall lose the series by ‘default’.

Volleyball
Section-A
(Attempt all questions.)

Question 17:
Choose the correct answers to the questions from the given options. (Do not copy the question. Write the correct answer only.) [5]
(i) What is the player who specializes in defense called?
(a) Setter
(b) Attacker
(c) Libero
(d) Spiker
(c) Libero

(ii) How many sets are there in a men’s volleyball game?
(a) 3
(b) 5
(c) 7
(d) 9
(b) 5

(iii) After a team gains a serve, in which way do the teams rotate?
(a) They do not rotate
(b) Clockwise
(c) Anti clockwise
(d) As the captain decides
(c) Anti clockwise

(iv) The international governing body of volleyball is
(a) FIBA
(b) FIDE
(c) FIFA
(d) FIVB
(d) FIVB

(v) Which of these is not a type of Volleyball serve?
(a) Top spin
(b) Floating
(c) Tandem
(d) Under hand
(c) Tandem

Section-B
(Attempt any two questions from this Section.)

Question 18.
(i) What do you mean by legal interruption in volleyball? [2]
An interruption is the time between one completed rally and the 1st referee’s whistle for the next service. The only regular game interruptions are TIME-OUTS and SUBSTITUTIONS.

Regular game interruptions may be requested by the coach, or in the absence of the coach, by the game captain, and only by them.
Substitution before the start of a set is permitted, and should be recorded as a regular substitution in that set.

(ii) Explain the term Double Contact in volleyball. [2]
A player hits the ball twice in succession or the ball contacts various parts of his/her body in succession.

(iii) Explain the structure of the antennae used in the game of volleyball. [3]
An antenna is a flexible rod, 1.80 m long and 10 mm in diameter, made of fibreglass or similar material.
An antenna is fastened at the outer edge of each side band. The antennae are placed on opposite sides of the net.
The top 80 cm of each antenna extends above the net and is marked with 10 cm stripes of contrasting colour, preferably red and white.
The antennae are considered as part of the net and laterally delimit the crossing space.

(iv) State any three penetration faults during the match. [3]
A fault given when

• the opponent player enters into the opponent area in air;
• by crossing centre line by foot or
• by hands over the net during smash, block or lift.

Question 19.
(i) What do you mean by the term side bands in volleyball? [2]
Two white bands are fastened vertically to the net and placed directly above each side line.
They are 5 cm wide and 1 m long and are considered as part of the net.

(ii) Explain the term Back row attack in volleyball. [2]
A back row attack is an offensive volleyball strategy that happens when the setter sets a ball to a hitter who takes off from behind the ten foot line, hits the ball in the air into the opposing team’s court and lands either in front of or behind the ten foot line.

(iii) Mention any three duties of the scorer. [3]

1. He/she keeps the score sheet according to the rules, co-operating with the 2nd referee.
2. He/she uses a buzzer or other sound device to notify irregularities or give signals to the referees on the basis of his/her responsibilities.
3. Prior to the match and set, the scorer registers the data of the match and teams, including the names and numbers of the Liberos, according to the procedures in force, and obtains the signatures of the captains and the coaches.

(iv) State any three rules related to a libero player in volleyball. [3]

1. A specialized defensive player (wears different colour kit) who plays in rear half to provide rest to certain player.
2. He can be substituted anytime during match from rear row player,
3. He cannot serve, block and smash (he can smash behind the attack line).

Question 20.
(i) Explain the term Back Zone in Volleyball. [2]
It is an area between Front Zone and Service Line. In other words it is an area behind the Attack line with the dimension 6 by 9 m.

(ii) What do you mean by Foot fault in volleyball? [2]
It is the fault during service occurred when a player cuts the service line during the delivery of Service.

(iii) Explain Expulsion in Volleyball. [3]
A player or coach is expelled and not allowed to play further, if he repeatedly performs misconduct. He is not even allowed to sit over team bench.

(iv) Mention any three Acts of Breach that will be punished by the referee. [3]
All misconduct sanctions are individual sanctions, remain in force for the entire match and are recorded on the score sheet.
The repetition of misconduct by the same team member in the same match is sanctioned progressively (the team member receives a heavier sanction for each successive offence).

Section-A
(Attempt all questions.)

Question 21.
Choose the correct answers to questions from the given options. (Do not copy the question. Write the correct answer only.) [5]
(i) What is the width of the badminton court for singles game??
(a) 13.40 m
(b) 6.70 m
(c) 5.18 m
(d) 18 m
(c) 5.18 m

(ii) What is the height of the net at the poles?
(a) 1.55 m
(b) 5.18 m
(c) 1.51 cm
(d) 5.20 cm
(a) 1.55 m

(iii) What is the point system in badminton?
(a) 5 sets of 15 points
(b) 3 sets of 25 points
(c) 3 sets of 21 points
(d) 5 sets of 11 points
(c) 3 sets of 21 points

(iv) How many times can a player strike a shuttlecock before it flies over the net?
(a) Twice
(b) Once
(c) Thrice
(d) Unlimited
(b) Once

(v) When a birdie is hit back and forth together, it is called:
(a) Rally
(b) Serve
(c) Smash
(d) Set
(a) Rally

Section-B
(Attempt any two questions from this Section.)

Question 22.
(i) Explain the term Short service line in Badminton. [2]
It is the first line parallel to net at a distance of 1.98m. The service landing between Net and Short Service Line is considered as Short service which is fault.

(ii) What is a Back alley in badminton? [2]
It is the back area of the court where long service is considered out dining doubles game also known as back alley. This area is between two long service lines at the back of court.

(iii) When is the shuttle not in play in a game of badminton? [3]
A shuttle is not in play when :

• it strikes the net or post and starts to fall towards the surface of the court on the striker’s side of the net;
• it hits the surface of the court; or
• a ‘fault’ or a ‘let’ has occurred.

(iv) Explain the skill of Footwork in badminton. [3]
Foot work is important skill in badminton. It is a specialised stepping performed by the player by which he covers whole court. A good player usually covers all sides of the court in one step from the centre.

Question 23.
(i) Define the term Love in Badminton. [2]
It is the way of scoring in the beginning i.e., the score is nil at both sides.

(ii) Explain the term Net Lift in badminton. [2]
A drop which is placed from close to net in the opponent side. It makes inverted ‘U’ shape. It is also known as hairpin drop.

(iii) When is let called by the umpire in a game of badminton? [3]
Let : It is redelivery of the same point. It is called by Umpire due to unforeseen situations like, Umpire is unable to see the landing of shuttle, fault at both sides of the players simultaneously; if receiver is not ready, shuttle breaks during rally, lighting goes during rally, interruption or object fall during rally shuttle hangs over the top of net.

(iv) State any three duties of the referee in badminton. [3]

• To check the condition of playing surface and arrange linesman over different lines.
• To call both players or teams for the toss and start the game.
• To call out scoring after .each point. To give decisions as per rules on conflicting points.
• To declare in or out on crucial point with assistance from linesman.
• To check the flight of shuttle in case of dispute over the flight of shuttle.
• To observe foot fault, service fault, wrong service court, net touch, over the net, etc. and give decision accordingly.
• To give break for cleaning sweat.
• To check the spectator’s shouts. He/ she sits over high bench to observe the match carefully.

Question 24.
(i) Explain the term Rubber in badminton. [2]
A rubber game is the third and deciding game in a badminton match. When both players won one set each, and would have to enter into a 3rd deciding game to determine the winner. This 3rd set is called the rubber.

(ii) What is the duty of the line judge in badminton? [2]