2240 Motor Skills + Abilities

42 Questions | Total Attempts: 160

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First Lectures of 2240 up to and including Unigym lecture


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    Define the terms 'Abilitiy' and 'Motor Ability'
  • 3. 
    Explain the basis for the General Motor Ability Hypothesis (Brace, 1927; McCloy, 1934):
  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not a type of skill?
    • A. 

      Perceptual Skill

    • B. 

      Cognitive Skill

    • C. 

      Action Skill

    • D. 

      Motor Skill

  • 5. 
    What is the most correct definition of a skill?
    • A. 

      A task that has a specific action goal and requires movement

    • B. 

      A movement that involves the head, body and limbs

    • C. 

      Having the ability to complete tasks and movements proficiently

  • 6. 
    Kicking the football with the intention of scoring a goal in AFL is classified as a movement
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    According to the One Dimension Classification System, changing gears in a manual car is classified as what sort of Motor Skill?
    • A. 

      Discrete

    • B. 

      Continuous

    • C. 

      Serial

  • 8. 
    A motor skill that is performed in a stable, predictable environment where the performer determines when to begin the action is classified as what sort of motor skill:
    • A. 

      Closed

    • B. 

      Discrete

    • C. 

      Continuous

    • D. 

      Open

    • E. 

      Serial

  • 9. 
    What is the following definition of: behavioural characteristics of a specific limb or a combination of limbs
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Action

    • C. 

      Skill

    • D. 

      Motor Skill

  • 10. 
    Motor Abilities are not genetically determined
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What of the following explanations about ability is false:
    • A. 

      Inherited traits

    • B. 

      Stable and enduring

    • C. 

      Many in number

    • D. 

      Determinant of achievement potential

  • 12. 
    The following definition relates to which hypothesis:  "many motor abilities are relatively independent in an individual" (Henry 1961)
    • A. 

      General Motor Ability Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Specificity of Motor Ability Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Motor Program Based Theory

    • D. 

      Dynamic Pattern Theory

  • 13. 
    Balance can be defined as:
    • A. 

      Maintenance of equilibirum

    • B. 

      Not falling over when standing on one leg

    • C. 

      An independent motor ability

    • D. 

      Stationary or static

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not one of the 9 physical proficiency abilities as identified by Fleischman (1967):
    • A. 

      Static strength

    • B. 

      Dynamic flexibility

    • C. 

      Gross body coordination

    • D. 

      Trunk strength

    • E. 

      Stamina

    • F. 

      Fine body equilibrium

  • 15. 
    Which of the following Perceptual Motor Ability categories best explains the ability to rapidly make a gross, discrete arm movement where accuracy is minimised
    • A. 

      Multilimb coordination

    • B. 

      Speed of Arm Movement

    • C. 

      Control Precision

    • D. 

      Rate of Control

  • 16. 
    According to the closed loop control system, a movement is initiated by commands from the control centre, but the continuation of the movement depnds on continuous updating from:
    • A. 

      The executive

    • B. 

      Feedback

    • C. 

      An external source

    • D. 

      Motor programs

  • 17. 
    Which of the following GMP characteristics would you adjust so that you could write your signature very large on a chalkboard and then very small on a check?
    • A. 

      Invariant characteristics

    • B. 

      Attractors

    • C. 

      Parameters

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 18. 
    Walking in a crowded shopping centre makes walking a ________ motor skill
    • A. 

      Closed

    • B. 

      Discrete

    • C. 

      Open

    • D. 

      Difficult

  • 19. 
    Swimming freestyle would fit under various Perceptual Motor Abilties Categories, including most importantly:
    • A. 

      Control Precision

    • B. 

      Rate of Control

    • C. 

      Multilimb coordination

    • D. 

      Speed of Arm Movement

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not an assumption of human ability:
    • A. 

      All individuals possess motor abilities

    • B. 

      All people differ in amount of ability

    • C. 

      Motor abilities cannot be measured or quantified

    • D. 

      Motor abilities limit the individuals achievement potential

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not a Fundamental Movement Skill?
    • A. 

      Jumping

    • B. 

      Hopping

    • C. 

      Skipping

    • D. 

      Balancing

    • E. 

      Running

    • F. 

      Throwing

    • G. 

      Catching

    • H. 

      Striking

    • I. 

      They are all FMS

  • 22. 
  • 23. 
    Crawling is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Fundamental Movement Skill

    • B. 

      Locomotor Skill

    • C. 

      Body Management Skill

    • D. 

      Object Control Skill

  • 24. 
    Children proficient at FMS often:
    • A. 

      Display lower self esteem

    • B. 

      Have a higher academic performance

    • C. 

      Display higher self confidence

    • D. 

      Are less popular at school

  • 25. 
    ___% of Australian Children have poor FMS
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      60%