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:  The second leading cause of death in the U.S. is
A: Alzheimer's disease
B: Diabetes
C: Stroke
D: Cancer

2:  What percentage of the total medical expenses in the U.S. is related to chronic disease?
A: 25
B: 50
C: 75
D: 100

3:  The hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels is called
A: Glucagon
B: Insulin
C: Somatotropin
D: Testosterone

4:  The type of diabetes most associated with obesity is termed
A: Type I
B: Type II
C: Gestational
D: Type III

5:  The condition in which there is too much glucose in the blood is called
A: Hypertension
B: Hypotension
C: Hyperglycemia
D: Hypoglycemia

6:  A tumor that destroys nearby tissue is called
A: Benign
B: Malignant
C: Pseudo
D: Cystic

7:  The most common type of cancer to afflict women is
A: Lung cancer
B: Colon cancer
C: Breast cancer
D: Liver cancer

8:  The most type of cancer in men is
A: Lung cancer
B: Colon cancer
C: Prostate cancer
D: Kidney cancer

9:  A basal cell carcinoma is an example of what cancer classification?
A: Sarcoma
B: Leukemia
C: Lymphoma
D: Melanoma

10:  For which of the following cancers is the protective effect of physical activity least established?
A: Breast cancer
B: Colon cancer
C: Prostate cancer
D: Rectum cancer

11:  The incidence of chronic disease is steadily increasing.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  Chronic diseases account for less than 50% of all deaths in the U.S.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  The major chronic diseases are known as "lifestyle" diseases.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

14:  Type II diabetes is found only in adults.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk for developing diabetes.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  The incidence rate of diabetes in children and adolescents has increased over the past two decades.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  Regular participation in physical activity reduces the risk for developing Type II diabetes.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  For the first time in 70 years, annual cancer death rates have fallen.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

19:  A mammogram is an effective tool in screening for breast cancer.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  Prostate cancer is rarely diagnosed in men less that 50 years old.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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