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How does a football goal work?

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by Chrisz, 05.15.14.

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  1. Chrisz

    Chrisz 2+ Year Member

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    Hi, I am not a fan of football and actually know nothing of the football game. I was doing a passage about kicking a football goal. Even though I got the questions right, I am still confused how you score and fail a football goal. I know football is very popular in the U.S, the exam maker could make some questions based on it. Can you guys help me go through the rules
     
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    Hadi7183 2+ Year Member

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    Is this a joke?
     
  4. Chrisz

    Chrisz 2+ Year Member

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    No, it is not a joke. I was not born in the U.S. I came to the U.S. at a young age, but i never got into the football game
     
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    Chrisz 2+ Year Member

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    No, it is not a joke. I was not born in the U.S. I came to the U.S. at a young age, but i never got into the football game
     
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    Hadi7183 2+ Year Member

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    I see :) Then I think you shouldn't be worried about such details. I'm pretty sure that those who design the MCAT write the questions for everyone, including those who don't like/watch sports. Good luck!
     
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    Agreed ^^. It is impossible to gain trivial knowledge about everything in the world, so when they give you stuff like this it is just filler/background information. But, FWIW, in American football there is a goal post that looks like a tuning fork. The kicker has to kick the football in between the goal posts in order to score.
     
  8. Chrisz

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    Thanks. So what you mean is that as long as it is in between the vertical poles, you get a score, no matter ball flies really high and passes the height of the two vertical poles? Am I right?
     
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    GodComplex 2+ Year Member

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    That is correct.
     
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    rolliespring Gin no Samurai 2+ Year Member

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    I totally get you OP. The football problems always bothered me a lot when I was taking physics in high school (moved here when I was 15).
     

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