2240 Motor Skills + Abilities

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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. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Action

    • C. 

      Skill

    • D. 

      Motor Skill

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

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    • 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%

  • 26. 
    Girls are better at some FMS than Boys (ie. skipping)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Which of the following is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Children do not master FMS in any predetermined order

    • B. 

      FMS can only be developed in childhood

    • C. 

      Improved FMS can lead to higher self-esteem and self management

    • D. 

      It is more difficult to 'unlearn' bad habits than to learn correctly to begin with

  • 28. 
    Which of the following is not a reason why it is important to have criteria to assess FMS?
    • A. 

      To decide whether or not the individual can play a particular sport

    • B. 

      Determine which part of the skill is deficient

    • C. 

      In order to intervene in a concise and organised manner

    • D. 

      Easy to track improvements

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is false about the Sensory Neuron?
    • A. 

      Receives information from sensory receptors

    • B. 

      Uni-polar: no dendrites and one axon

    • C. 

      Cell body and most of the axon are in the peripheral nervous system

    • D. 

      There are two types: alpha and gamma

  • 30. 
    Which lobe of the brain controls the perception of sensory information?
    • A. 

      Frontal

    • B. 

      Parietal

    • C. 

      Occipital

    • D. 

      Temporal

  • 31. 
    The Temporal lobe deals with:
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      Visual perception

    • C. 

      Abstract thought

    • D. 

      A) & b)

    • E. 

      A) & c)

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Primary Motor Cortex

    • B. 

      Pre-Motor Area

    • C. 

      Supplementary Motor Area

    • D. 

      Parietal Lobe

    • E. 

      A), c) and d)

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Prepares for the transitioning between movements

    • B. 

      Sending axons to specific skeletal muscle

    • C. 

      The organisation of movements before initiation

    • D. 

      The execution of smooth and accurate movement

  • 34. 
    The recruitment of motor units follow a specific order known as the _________ principle
    • A. 

      Fitt's

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Frequency

    • D. 

      Magnitude

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      The larger the action potential, the larger the intensity

    • B. 

      The longer the duration of the action potential the larger the intensity

    • C. 

      The greater the speed of the action potential, the larger the intensity

    • D. 

      The greater the frequency of the action potentials, the larger the intensity

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is the most correct definition of perception:
    • A. 

      How we perceive sensation

    • B. 

      The process whereby we attach meaning to sensory information

    • C. 

      The neural response triggered by a stimulus

    • D. 

      Sensory nerve impulses that travel the sensory nerve pathways to the brain

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Inability to perform movement tasks at an age appropriate level

    • B. 

      Diagnosed in children who are bad at sport and always get picked last

    • C. 

      The lack of proficiency in all motor skills

    • D. 

      Develops when children suffer an injury and are unable to properly rehabilitate

  • 38. 
    The Diagnostic Criteria for Developmental Disorder are as follows. Which one is not part of that criteria?
    • A. 

      Poor movement proficiency for age

    • B. 

      Significant interference in daily life

    • C. 

      Needs to be an association with a medical condition

    • D. 

      If mental retardation is present, motor difficulties are greater than expected

  • 39. 
    A child with Down Syndrome has difficulty with jumping, running and catching. He is unable to participate in any sport (social or competitive) and finds it difficult to complete daily tasks. Is he eligible to join the Unigym program?
    • A. 

      Yes, as it follows each of the criteria

    • B. 

      No, as a form of mental retardation is present

  • 40. 
    Which of the following is not a typical movement problem found in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder?
    • A. 

      Poor fine motor skills (eg. handwriting)

    • B. 

      Poor gross motor skills (eg. locomotion/object manipulation)

    • C. 

      Poor body management (eg. balance and postural)

    • D. 

      Inability to make decisions about motor skills (eg. game tactics)

    • E. 

      Abnormal muscle tones (stiff, poor flexibility)

    • F. 

      Speech Problems (eg. verbal dyspraxia, mispronunciation)

  • 41. 
    Which of the following is your favourite animal?
    • A. 

      Dog

    • B. 

      Cat

    • C. 

      Tiger

    • D. 

      Lion

    • E. 

      Monkey

    • F. 

      Meerkat

    • G. 

      Zebra