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:  Primary prevention
A: are actions that keep the disease process or health condition from becoming established in the first place.
B: aims at early detection of asymptomatic diseases through preventive screenings and tests.
C: is treatment after a person is ill.
D: none of the above

2:  Secondary prevention
A: are actions that keep the disease process or health condition from becoming established in the first place.
B: aims at early detection of asymptomatic diseases through preventive screenings and tests.
C: is treatment after a person is ill.
D: none of the above

3:  Tertiary prevention
A: are actions that keep the disease process or health condition from becoming established in the first place.
B: aims at early detection of asymptomatic diseases through preventive screenings and tests.
C: is treatment after a person is ill.
D: none of the above

4:  A self-change approach assumes that we can manage and control our own lives.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

5:  A health habit is a health-related behavior that is firmly established and often performed automatically, without thought.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

6:  The transtheoretical model of behavior change is a change model based on
A: a time or temporal dimension.
B: well-established psychological theories.
C: self-change approach.
D: all of the above

7:  Behavior change is a process and not an event.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

8:  This is the stage in which individuals are not intending to make a long-term lifestyle change.
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Action

9:  This stage begins when the individual starts to think seriously about intending to make a long-term change in the near future.
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Action

10:  This is the stage in which the individual intends to take action in the immediate future.
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Action

11:  This is the stage in which the desired level of the new behavior has been reached.
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Action

12:  This is the stage in which the behavioral practices are becoming habits.
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Maintenance

13:  This is the stage in which the former behavior presents no threat or temptation.
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Termination

14:  Changing unfavorable behavioral patterns usually requires one or two attempts.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  The spiral model of change demonstrates that individuals move back and forth when it comes to change.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  Self-efficacy explains how people change.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  The processes of change represent the mechanisms through which different techniques influence a change.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  In which stage would using increasing knowledge, experiencing negative emotions, and caring for others be most effective?
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Action

19:  In which stage would using rewards, social support, and reminding yourself be most effective?
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Action

20:  In which stage would committing yourself be most effective?
A: Precontemplation
B: Contemplation
C: Preparation
D: Action

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