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 degree to which a material resists deformation and quickly returns to its normal shape is called
A: Elasticity
B: Compliance
C: Interference
D: Stretch

2:  Which proprioceptor controls the stretch reflex?
A: Golgi tendon organ
B: Muscle spindle
C: Sarcomere
D: Ligament sensor

3:  What is the recommended length of time to hold a static stretch?
A: 5-10 seconds
B: 10 to 30 seconds
C: 30 to 60 seconds
D: 2 to 4 minutes

4:  What type of stretching is most associated with injury?
A: Static
B: Dynamic
C: Ballistic
D: PNF

5:  What type of flexibility exercise is best performed with a partner?
A: Static
B: Dynamic
C: Ballistic
D: PNF

6:  Stretching is most effective when performed
A: Prior to exercise
B: After a brief warm-up
C: After performing aerobic exercise
D: On a cold day

7:  A full squat is considered a contraindicated exercise because it causes the knee to go into
A: Hyperflexion
B: Hyperextension
C: Hyperglycemia
D: Hypertension

8:  Which of the following is not a contraindicated exercise?
A: Plough
B: Double leg lift
C: Standing toe touch
D: Sit and reach

9:  What type of injury occurs when a muscle is overstretched?
A: Sprain
B: Strain
C: Fracture
D: Dislocation

10:  Which muscle group does not play a major role in low back health?
A: Hamstrings
B: Abdominals
C: Hip Flexors
D: Quadriceps

11:  The anatomical structure of joints impacts flexibility.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  The warmer a muscle is, the more flexibile it is.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  Maintaining an active lifestyle throughout your life will help to maintain flexibility.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

14:  Rapid forceful contraction stimulates the stretch reflex.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  Tendons connect muscles to bones.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  Ballistic stretching can trigger the stretch reflex.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:   Active stretching involves taking a muscle beyond its normal range of motion.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  Flexibility exercises should be performed daily.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

19:  The single knee to the chest stretch stretches the hamstrings.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  Most low back pain is caused by poor muscular fitness.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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