Do You Miss Being An Acrobat?

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Do You Miss Being An Acrobat? - Quiz

Acrobatics, from the Greek word 'akrobateo' which translates as to walk on tip toe strut, is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which arts from 2000 BC depict acrobatic feats on the backs of bulls?

    • A.

      Minoan

    • B.

      Mycenaen

    • C.

      Aztec

    • D.

      Mayan

    Correct Answer
    A. Minoan
    Explanation
    The Minoan arts from 2000 BC depict acrobatic feats on the backs of bulls. The Minoans were a civilization that existed on the island of Crete during the Bronze Age. They were known for their advanced art and culture, and one of their popular motifs was bull-leaping. This involved performers leaping over the backs of bulls in a daring acrobatic display. The Minoan frescoes and pottery often depicted these acrobatic feats, showcasing their fascination with bull-leaping as a significant cultural practice.

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  • 2. 

    Which type of acrobat performs in the air?

    • A.

      Contortionist

    • B.

      Aerialist

    • C.

      Juggler

    • D.

      Parkour

    Correct Answer
    B. Aerialist
    Explanation
    An aerialist is a type of acrobat who performs in the air. They typically perform on apparatus such as trapeze, silks, or aerial hoops, showcasing their strength, flexibility, and grace while suspended in the air. Aerialists use their bodies to create beautiful and mesmerizing movements, captivating audiences with their daring and skill. Unlike contortionists who focus on extreme flexibility, jugglers who manipulate objects, or parkour athletes who navigate obstacles on the ground, aerialists specialize in performing high above the ground, adding an element of excitement and danger to their acts.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not used in aerial acrobatics?

    • A.

      Trapeze

    • B.

      Rope

    • C.

      Sword

    • D.

      Cloud swing

    Correct Answer
    C. Sword
    Explanation
    Aerial acrobatics is a performance art that involves various aerial apparatuses such as trapeze, rope, and cloud swing. These apparatuses are used by performers to showcase their skills and create stunning aerial displays. However, a sword is not typically used in aerial acrobatics as it poses a significant safety risk and is not designed for this type of performance.

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  • 4. 

    Which body governs the Acrobatic gymnastics sport?

    • A.

      World Gymnastics Association

    • B.

      International Association of Gymnists

    • C.

      International Organisation Of Gymnastics Standards

    • D.

      International Federation of Gymnastics

    Correct Answer
    D. International Federation of Gymnastics
    Explanation
    The International Federation of Gymnastics governs the Acrobatic gymnastics sport. This organization is responsible for setting the rules and regulations, organizing competitions, and promoting the sport at an international level. They ensure that the sport is conducted in a fair and safe manner, and they work towards the development and growth of Acrobatic gymnastics worldwide.

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  • 5. 

    How many routines are available in an acrobatic gymnastics competition?

    • A.

      3 routines

    • B.

      2 routines

    • C.

      1 routine

    • D.

      4 routines

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 routines
    Explanation
    In an acrobatic gymnastics competition, there are typically three routines that participants perform. These routines include a balance routine, a dynamic routine, and a combined routine. The balance routine focuses on strength, flexibility, and static holds, while the dynamic routine involves more dynamic movements and throws. The combined routine combines elements from both the balance and dynamic routines. Therefore, the correct answer is 3 routines.

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  • 6. 

    What was the Balance routine formerly called?

    • A.

      Dynamic

    • B.

      Static

    • C.

      Tempo

    • D.

      Combined

    Correct Answer
    B. Static
    Explanation
    The balance routine was formerly called "Static."

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  • 7. 

    How is the Tempo routine now called?

    • A.

      Combined

    • B.

      Balance

    • C.

      Dynamic

    • D.

      Static

    Correct Answer
    C. Dynamic
    Explanation
    The Tempo routine is now called "Dynamic." This suggests that the routine is characterized by movement, energy, and change. It implies that the routine involves a variety of exercises or activities that require agility, flexibility, and coordination. The term "Dynamic" indicates that the routine is active and engaging, rather than static or repetitive.

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  • 8. 

    In which year was the acrobatics first used as a specific sport?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1920

    • C.

      1940

    • D.

      1930

    Correct Answer
    D. 1930
    Explanation
    Acrobatics was first used as a specific sport in the year 1930. This means that before 1930, acrobatics may have been practiced as a form of entertainment or physical activity, but it was not recognized and organized as a distinct sport. The establishment of acrobatics as a specific sport in 1930 likely involved the development of standardized rules, competitions, and training methods specific to acrobatics.

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  • 9. 

    In which year was the first acrobatic gymnastics world championship held?

    • A.

      1974

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1973

    • D.

      1972

    Correct Answer
    A. 1974
    Explanation
    The first acrobatic gymnastics world championship was held in 1974.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the 3rd routine performed at senior levels of competition?

    • A.

      Dynamic

    • B.

      Combined

    • C.

      Tempo

    • D.

      Balance

    Correct Answer
    B. Combined
    Explanation
    The third routine performed at senior levels of competition is the Combined routine.

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