Body Image Quiz: Love Your Body!

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Body Image Quiz: Love Your Body! - Quiz

Some people think that looking like a Barbie doll is what having a perfect body but in essence one should always feel comfortable about their body where as others consider themselves to be too fat or too thin but reality says otherwise. What do you know about body image and do you feel good about your body? Take this quiz on body image and learn more about your body!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Body Image?

    • A.

      How you feel about your body

    • B.

      How you feel others perceive you

    • C.

      How you see or picture yourself

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Body image refers to one's perception, thoughts, and feelings about their own body. It encompasses how an individual feels about their appearance, how they believe others perceive them, and how they visualize themselves. All of these aspects contribute to a person's body image.

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  • 2. 

                                                  We all seem to focus on our weight and how that relates to our health, but what about your Body Mass Index (BMI) & Body Fat Percentage. Are these better indicators of health than weight? (Hint, visit http://www.johnriviello.com/bodyimage/ideal.html)

    • A.

      No, weight has many implications for your health. It's just as, or even more important than the BMI and Body Fat Percentages.

    • B.

      Body Fat Percentage is more important than your weight AND BMI.

    • C.

      Yes - they tell you more about your health and fitness levels than weight, which just really tells you how you may look.

    • D.

      Your Body Mass Index is the most important out of all three.

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes - they tell you more about your health and fitness levels than weight, which just really tells you how you may look.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that BMI and body fat percentage are better indicators of health and fitness levels than weight alone. It implies that weight only reflects how someone may look, while BMI and body fat percentage provide more comprehensive information about overall health and fitness.

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  • 3. 

                                                   The media's portrayal of "healthy", desirable bodies are unrealistic. But how unrealistic are they? The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by less than _% of females. (Hint, visit http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/factsheet.htm)

    • A.

      5%

    • B.

      10%

    • C.

      8%

    • D.

      15%

    Correct Answer
    A. 5%
    Explanation
    The media's portrayal of "healthy", desirable bodies is often unrealistic. According to the given source, the body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of females. This suggests that the majority of women do not naturally have the body type that is commonly portrayed in the media as desirable. This highlights the need for more diverse and realistic representations of bodies in the media to promote body positivity and self-acceptance.

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  • 4. 

                                                  There seems to be a focus on how the media affects women, but what about men? Do any of the following contribute to a lack of self-esteem and confidence for boys & men? (Hint, visit http://www.johnriviello.com/bodyimage/male.html)

    • A.

      Action Figures

    • B.

      Body Builders

    • C.

      Male Models & Health Magazines

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the options mentioned (Action Figures, Body Builders, Male Models & Health Magazines) contribute to a lack of self-esteem and confidence for boys & men. The link provided in the hint likely provides further information and evidence supporting this statement.

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  • 5. 

                                        We've heard of various fad diets, that are offered as sure fire ways to lose weight... but how often do they fail? Only between _ and _ percent of the time! This shows that the real focus of diet companies is in making money, not on helping people live healthier lives!

    • A.

      85-90%

    • B.

      60-70%

    • C.

      90-95%

    • D.

      80-85%

    Correct Answer
    C. 90-95%
  • 6. 

    Myth or Fact: "Overweight” people die sooner than leaner people

    • A.

      Many studies find that “overweight” people live at least as long as “normal” weight people.

    • B.

      They have more health conditions that cause them to die earlier than leaner people.

    Correct Answer
    A. Many studies find that “overweight” people live at least as long as “normal” weight people.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that many studies have found that "overweight" people live at least as long as "normal" weight people. This suggests that the common belief that overweight individuals die sooner than leaner individuals may be a myth. The answer also mentions that overweight people may have more health conditions that could contribute to earlier mortality, which implies that it is not their weight alone that determines their lifespan.

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  • 7. 

                                             _% of all women see at least one body part as being 50% larger than it really is (i.e.: they believe they have arms larger than they really are).

    • A.

      35%

    • B.

      25%

    • C.

      30%

    • D.

      40%

    Correct Answer
    D. 40%
    Explanation
    Approximately 40% of all women see at least one body part as being 50% larger than it really is. This suggests that a significant portion of women experience body dysmorphia or have distorted perceptions of their own bodies. This can have negative effects on their self-esteem and body image. It highlights the importance of promoting body positivity and addressing mental health issues related to body image in women.

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  • 8. 

                                               A 1998 study by the University of Minnesota found that boys as young as _ are taking illegal steroids to do better in sports.

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    A 1998 study by the University of Minnesota found that boys as young as 10 are taking illegal steroids to do better in sports. This suggests that the problem of steroid use among young boys is prevalent and starts at a relatively young age. The study highlights the need for education and prevention programs to address this issue and protect the health and well-being of young athletes.

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  • 9. 

                                     Looking at fashion magazines for just __ minutes lowers the self-esteem of over 80% of women

    • A.

      8 minutes

    • B.

      15 minutes

    • C.

      3 minutes

    • D.

      20 minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 minutes
    Explanation
    Looking at fashion magazines for just 3 minutes lowers the self-esteem of over 80% of women. This suggests that even a brief exposure to images of idealized beauty can have a negative impact on women's self-perception. It highlights the influence of media on shaping beauty standards and the potential harm it can cause to women's self-esteem and body image.

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  • 10. 

    About one million American men have tried _____ once; up to 6% have done it before the age of 18

    • A.

      Dieting

    • B.

      Binging/Throwing Up

    • C.

      Steroids

    Correct Answer
    C. Steroids
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that one million American men have tried steroids at least once, and up to 6% of them have done so before the age of 18. This indicates that a significant number of American men have experimented with steroids, and a small proportion of them have started using them at a young age.

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