Title: Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition
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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:  A short-term change in reaction to a stimulus is termed a(n)
A: Response
B: Adaptation
C: Evolution
D: Mutation

2:  Breathing harder when exercising is an example of a(n)
A: Response
B: Adaptation
C: Evolution
D: Mutation

3:  What is the percentage of women who do not get adequate amounts of physical activity?
A: 0.15
B: 0.3
C: 0.45
D: >60

4:  The Federal Law that increased the opportunity for women and girls to participate in sports is called
A: Title IV
B: Title IX
C: Title X
D: Title XV

5:  Which of the following is not a hypokinetic disease?
A: Obesity
B: Stroke
C: Skin cancer
D: Cardiovascular disease

6:  The minimum recommendation for the duration of physical activity associated with significant improvements in health is
A: 5 minutes
B: 10 minutes
C: 20 minutes
D: 30 minutes

7:  The intensity recommendations for optimal health are
A: 25-40% of aerobic capacity.
B: 45-60% of aerobic capacity.
C: 65-80% of aerobic capacity.
D: 50-85% of aerobic capacity.

8:  When calculating your target heart rate, you should use which of the following equations?
A: 208 – (0.7 X age).
B: 220 – age.
C: Resting heart rate plus maximum heart rate.
D: 208 – age.

9:  What is the percentage of body fatness that is attributable to heredity?
A: 5-10%
B: 10- 25%
C: 20-40%
D: 60-75%

10:  Most regular exercisers spend the majority of their time in which stage of conditioning?
A: Initial
B: Progression
C: Maintenance
D: Performance

11:  Inactive muscle atrophies.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  The purpose of the PAR-Q is to determine someone's medical history.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  High LDL cholesterol protects you against cardiovascular disease.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

14:  The majority of Americans perform enough physical activity to maintain good health.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  To achieve basic health benefits, one should strive to expend a minimum of 150 calories per exercise session.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  One of the best ways to become more active is to increase physical activity as part of your daily routine.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  The recommended frequency for exercise duration to obtain optimal fitness is 3 to 5 days per week.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  The most important time to perform stretching exercises is during the cool down.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

19:  The component of health-related fitness most benefited by lifting maximal weights is muscular endurance.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  The principle of training that can be summed up by the phrase, "if you don't use it, you'll lose it," is the principle of reversibility.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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