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:  Health experts use the terms overweight and obesity as nouns to reflect conditions characterized by excessive and unhealthy amounts of body fat that lead to increased disease risks.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

2:  Higher weights are associated with
A: increased mortality
B: increased morbidity
C: reduced life expectancy
D: all of the above

3:  Higher weights are associated with
A: lower self-esteem
B: more symptoms of depression.
C: more symptoms of eating disorders
D: all of the above.

4:  Engaging in regular physical activity and following proper eating habits have a positive impact on one's health no matter what their current weight may be.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

5:  A BMI of 18.5 and under is classified as
A: Underweight
B: Normal Weight
C: Overweight
D: Obese

6:  A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is classified as
A: Underweight
B: Normal Weight
C: Overweight
D: Obese

7:  A BMI of 25.0 to 29.9 is classified as
A: Underweight
B: Normal Weight
C: Overweight
D: Obese

8:  A BMI of 30 and above is classified as
A: Underweight
B: Normal Weight
C: Overweight
D: Obese

9:  Many health experts believe that because fat around the waist is so hazardous to heart health, measuring waist circumference may actually provide a more accurate method of assessing overweight and obesity risk than BMI.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

10:  Risk factors and conditions to consider if overweight or obese include
A: High blood pressure
B: High LDL cholesterol
C: Low HDL cholesterol
D: all of the above

11:  Essential body fat is required for normal healthy functioning.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  Storage of body fat above essential levels is fat that accumlates in adipose tissue.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  Which of the following assesses body fat percentage?
A: BMI
B: Waist circumference
C: Skinfolds
D: BMM

14:  One pound of fat is the equivalent of
A: 1500 calories
B: 2500 calories
C: 3500 calories
D: 4500 calories

15:  Ideal fat loss for a week should be
A: 1 pound
B: 5 pounds
C: 7 pounds
D: 10 pounds

16:  The thermic effect of food is
A: the energy cost for skeletal muscle contraction.
B: is used to describe the energy expended by our bodies in order to eat and process food.
C: amount of energy we expend at rest.

17:  Obesity is a complex disorder with multiple contributing factors.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  The most likely contributing factor to obesity in the U.S. is
A: Genetics
B: Hormonal factors
C: Lifestyle factors
D: Metabolic factors

19:  Snacks should not be considered when trying to lose weight.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  It is a good idea to eat quickly when trying to lose weight.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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