Chapter 15: Exercise

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Exercise Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    After 17 years of long-distance running, Jim Fixx died of coronary artery disease while jogging. He was 52 yrs. old. His experience shows
    • A. 

      The risks as well as the benefits of exercise

    • B. 

      The risks of exercise, even to young, healthy people

    • C. 

      That Fixx did not exercise strenuously enough

    • D. 

      That aerobic exercise is not a good choice for achieving fitness

  • 2. 
    The type of exercise that requires the LEAST amount of physical activity is
    • A. 

      Isometric

    • B. 

      Isotonic

    • C. 

      Isokinetic

    • D. 

      Anaerobic

  • 3. 
    Isotonic exercise is designed to
    • A. 

      Increase cardiovascular fitness

    • B. 

      Increase lung capacity

    • C. 

      Increase muscle endurance

    • D. 

      Increase muscle strength

  • 4. 
    Willa is a track star in college. Her specialties are the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. The type of exercise she is receiving during these races is mostly
    • A. 

      Isometric

    • B. 

      Isotonic

    • C. 

      Aerobic

    • D. 

      Anaerobic

  • 5. 
    Tatum was considered a natural athlete in college, but she has not been active since leaving college 10 yrs. ago. Presently, the type of fitness that Tatum probably has
    • A. 

      Dynamic fitness

    • B. 

      Organic fitness

    • C. 

      Both dynamic and organic fitness

    • D. 

      Neither dynamic nor organic fitness

  • 6. 
    Aerobic exercise tends to
    • A. 

      Increase muscle strength

    • B. 

      Decrease resting heart rate

    • C. 

      Decrease resting blood pressure

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 7. 
    Bess has moderate weight and good organic fitness. If she begins an aerobic exercise program, she will probably
    • A. 

      Lose 10 to 15 pounds

    • B. 

      Gain 10 to 15 pounds

    • C. 

      Increase lean body weight and decrease body fat

    • D. 

      Decrease lean body weight and increase body fat

  • 8. 
    Madison is satisfied with her body composition except for her heavy thighs. Madison can reduce the size of her thighs but keep her upper body if she
    • A. 

      Does leg lifts

    • B. 

      Jogs 3-4 miles a week

    • C. 

      Diets and jogs regularly

    • D. 

      None of these strategies will allow her to reduce her thighs alone

  • 9. 
    The emphasis on exercise as a factor in weight control programs has come about because of research that found that
    • A. 

      Exercise elevates metabolism

    • B. 

      Exercise burns more calories than was previously believed

    • C. 

      Exercise acts differently on the muscle tissue of obese people

    • D. 

      Isometric exercise is the most advantageous type

  • 10. 
    The Harvard alumni study found that physical activity
    • A. 

      Reduced the risk of heart attack for men who smoked

    • B. 

      Did not reduce the risk of heart attack for men who smoked

    • C. 

      Reduced the risk of heart attack for me with hypertension

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 11. 
    A report from the 2000 Toronto symposium concluded that
    • A. 

      Increased BMI was related to a reduction in cardiovascular disease

    • B. 

      Physical activity, but not physical fitness, was related to a reduction in cardiovascular disease

    • C. 

      Physical activity was related to a reduction in cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality

    • D. 

      Physical activity was related to reductions in heart disease but not stroke

  • 12. 
    Research has found that people who experienced the greatest benefits from physical activity were
    • A. 

      Those who changed from a sedentary to an active lifestyle

    • B. 

      Those who changed from an active to a more active lifestyle

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Children

  • 13. 
    Research has found that
    • A. 

      Men profit more than women from a regular physical exercise activity program

    • B. 

      Women profit more than men from a regular physical exercise activity program

    • C. 

      Women and men benefit about equally from a regular physical exercise activity program

    • D. 

      Little or no important research has yet to include women

  • 14. 
    The benefits of physical activity are most strongly evident from
    • A. 

      Heart disease

    • B. 

      Injuries

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      Young children

  • 15. 
    Research indicates that exercise protects against heart disease by
    • A. 

      Raising HDL cholesterol

    • B. 

      Raising total cholesterol

    • C. 

      Lowering total cholesterol

    • D. 

      Lowering LDL cholesterol

  • 16. 
    Young children who exercise regularly
    • A. 

      Do not gain health benefits form their exercise program

    • B. 

      Gain more protection from heart disease than do adolescent children who exercise

    • C. 

      Have lower cholesterol levels that do children with no consistent exercise program

    • D. 

      Receive life-long protection against heart disease

  • 17. 
    With regard to physical activity and breast cancer, evidence suggests that a sedentary lifestyle
    • A. 

      Protects against breast cancer

    • B. 

      Is unrelated to breast cancer

    • C. 

      May be more of a risk for some women than for others

    • D. 

      Protects against breast cancer in men but not in women

  • 18. 
    The optimal level of physical activity for someone wanting protection from osteoporosis is
    • A. 

      Moderate amount

    • B. 

      At least 20 miles of jogging per week or its equivalent

    • C. 

      At least 30 miles of running per week or its equivalent

    • D. 

      None

  • 19. 
    Researchers have found that physical activity is associated with lower levels of depression
    • A. 

      In moderately depressed individuals

    • B. 

      In people in treatment for depression

    • C. 

      Similar to the effects of cognitive therapy

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 20. 
    Research into the effects of exercise on anxiety have generally found that
    • A. 

      Aerobic exercise does not reduce state anxiety

    • B. 

      Weight lifting does not reduce anxiety

    • C. 

      Both aerobic and nonaerobic exercise reduce state anxiety

    • D. 

      Both a and ac are true

  • 21. 
    Many authorities  have suggested that male obligatory exercisers are analagous to
    • A. 

      Male bulimics

    • B. 

      Female alcoholics

    • C. 

      Male alcoholics

    • D. 

      Female anorexics

  • 22. 
    Obligatory exercises have more than their share of
    • A. 

      Eating problems

    • B. 

      Divorces

    • C. 

      Cardiovascular problems

    • D. 

      Colon cancers

  • 23. 
    Kermit wants to exercise with a minimum of injury. What precautions should he take?
    • A. 

      He should limit exercise to temperatures between 30 degrees and 80 degrees F.

    • B. 

      He should use proper shoes and equipment

    • C. 

      He should use a personal trainer

    • D. 

      He should not bother about any of the above because injury is not likely

  • 24. 
    In general, the minimum amount of exercise necessary for cardiovascular health is about
    • A. 

      20-30 min. of brisk walking or jogging, 5X/week

    • B. 

      30-45 min. of jogging, 5-6X/week

    • C. 

      30-45 min. of jogging, 7X/week

    • D. 

      45-60 min. of jogging, 5-7X/week

  • 25. 
    Programs designed to boost adherence to exercise programs are somewhat successful, but an alternative to such program is
    • A. 

      To allow people to find their own natural level of physical activity, even when that level involves little physical activity

    • B. 

      To incorporate more physical activity into people's lifestyles rather than encourage people to begin and exercise regimen

    • C. 

      To schedule specific times during the day for exercise

    • D. 

      To encourage calistehenics rather than aerobic exercise