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.

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1:  The outermost sac that surrounds the heart is called the
A: pericardium
B: myocardium
C: endocardium
D: endomysium

2:  The heart valve located between the right atrium and the right ventricle is called
A: the aortic valve
B: the mitral valve
C: the pulmonary valve
D: the tricuspid valve

3:  The one cell thick vascular vessel where gas exchange occurs is called the
A: arterioles
B: capillaries
C: veins
D: arteries

4:  Normal resting blood pressure for a healthy young adult is
A: 100/50
B: 120/75
C: 130/90
D: 160/100

5:  Most oxygen is transported in the blood
A: in combination with hemoglobin.
B: in combination with bicarbonate ions.
C: in a dissolved state.
D: in a liquid state.

6:  Most carbon dioxide is transported in the blood
A: in combination with hemoglobin.
B: in combination with bicarbonate ions.
C: in a dissolved state.
D: in a liquid state.

7:  The amount of blood ejected with each contraction of the heart is called
A: heart rate
B: cardiac output
C: stroke volume
D: VO2max

8:  The amount of blood ejected each minute from the heart is called
A: heart rate
B: cardiac output
C: stroke volume
D: VO2max.

9:  In order to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, it is recommended that you select activities that primarily involve
A: weight lifting.
B: the small muscle masses of the body.
C: the large muscle masses of the body.
D: stretching.

10:  For individuals who are unfit, it is recommended that intensity levels for cardiorespiratory fitness be set at
A: 40 to 49% of heart rate reserve.
B: 50 to 85% of heart rate reserve.
C: 50 to 85% of maximum heart rate.
D: levels greater than 85% of heart rate reserve.

11:  The heart is a muscle.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  Oxygenated blood is pumped through the arteries.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  The arota is the large artery that receives blood from the heart's right ventricle and distributes it to the body.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

14:  The technical name for a blood pressure cuff is a sphygmomanometer.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  Systolic blood pressure represents the pressure of the blood against the arterial walls during the relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  Heart rate max is calculated by subtracting your age from 220.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  RPE stands for rating of perceived exertion.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  A MET is equivalent to your resting metabolic rate.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

19:  ATP is the form of energy used to power biologic work in humans.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  The Surgeon General suggests that you only need to accumulate 20 minutes of physical activity each day to see significant health improvement.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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