Title: Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition
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Practice Quizzes

These Practice Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  The ability to generate maximal force is related to what fitness component?
A: Flexibility
B: Muscular endurance
C: Power
D: Muscular strength

2:  The thick protein filament that plays a major role in muscle contraction is called
A: Actin
B: Titan
C: Tropomyosin
D: Myosin

3:  What is the name for the type of muscle action during which the muscle generates force while elongating?
A: Concentric
B: Static
C: Eccentric
D: Isometric

4:  Which type of muscular contraction is most stressful to the sarcomere?
A: Concentric
B: Static
C: Eccentric
D: Isometric

5:  What is the name given to the muscle that acts as the prime mover?
A: Agonist
B: Antagonist
C: Synergist
D: Neutralizer

6:  What is the name given to the muscle that assists the prime mover?
A: Agonist
B: Antagonist
C: Synergist
D: Neutralizer

7:  How long does it take for muscular hypertrophy to contribute significantly to force generation?
A: 1 week
B: 4 weeks
C: 8 weeks
D: 54 weeks

8:  Using free weights is an example of what type of resistance training?
A: Isometric
B: Isotonic
C: Isokinetic
D: Static

9:  The resistance training principle that states that "if you don't use it, you lose it" is called
A: Overload
B: Specificity
C: Progression
D: Reversibility

10:  Which of the following resistance training exercises focuses on the shoulders?
A: Pull-ups
B: Curls
C: Seated press
D: Seated row

11:  Significant health benefits are associated with resistance training.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  Circuit weight training is a very effective way of improving cardiovascular fitness.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  The sliding filament theory is used to describe muscular contraction.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

14:  All muscles fibers within a single motor unit are of the same fiber type.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  Fast twitch motor units are capable of sustaining force longer than slow twitch motor units.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  When a muscle increases in cell size, it is said to hypertrophy.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  Isometric training has been linked to significant blood pressure elevation.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  When performing resistance training, you should work the larger muscles before concentrating on the smaller muscles.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

19:  The overload principle states that a system must be exposed to greater stress to get stronger.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  Performing the Valsalva maneuver is an important part of proper resistance training.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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