CSET Practice Test Comp Based- Phyaical Education

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CSET Practice Test Comp Based - Phyaical Education


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  • 1. 

    In a third-grade physical education class, students work on the challenge below. • Assume a balanced pose with your feet together. • The teacher will try to gently push you off balance while you try to maintain your balance. • Assume a balanced pose once again, this time with your feet spread apart. • The teacher will again try to gently push you off balance while you try to maintain your balance. • Identify which of the positions, feet together or feet apart, helped you maintain your balance. This activity is best designed to promote students' awareness of how:

    • A.

      A change in the speed or rhythm of movement affects stability.

    • B.

      Raising the body's center of gravity improves stability.

    • C.

      A decrease in the load on support muscles increases stability.

    • D.

      Increasing the body's base of support improves stability.

    Correct Answer
    D. Increasing the body's base of support improves stability.
    Explanation
    This activity is best designed to promote students' awareness of how increasing the body's base of support improves stability. By spreading their feet apart, students are widening their base of support, which helps them maintain balance. This is because a wider base of support provides a more stable foundation, making it harder for the teacher to push them off balance. This activity allows students to experience firsthand how changes in their body position can affect their stability.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a critical element in a mature motor pattern for kicking a soccer ball?

    • A.

      Leaning the body forward as the foot makes contact with the ball

    • B.

      Kicking the ball as straight up as possible

    • C.

      planting the nonkicking foot in front of the ball

    • D.

      following through with the kicking leg in the direction of the kick

    Correct Answer
    D. following through with the kicking leg in the direction of the kick
    Explanation
    Following through with the kicking leg in the direction of the kick is a critical element in a mature motor pattern for kicking a soccer ball. This ensures that the energy and force generated from the kick are transferred effectively to the ball, resulting in a powerful and accurate shot. By following through, the player maintains balance and control, allowing for better accuracy and distance in the kick. It also helps in preventing injuries and maintaining proper technique.

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  • 3. 

    In volleyball, which movement pattern helps produce sufficient velocity and accuracy to serve the ball underhand?

    • A.

      Moving the striking arm in a pendulum swing

    • B.

      Shifting body weight rapidly to the back foot

    • C.

      Keeping the trunk as motionless as possible

    • D.

      Minimizing bending of the knees

    Correct Answer
    A. Moving the striking arm in a pendulum swing
    Explanation
    Moving the striking arm in a pendulum swing helps produce sufficient velocity and accuracy to serve the ball underhand in volleyball. This movement pattern allows for a full range of motion and generates power from the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. It also allows for a controlled and fluid motion, making it easier to time the contact with the ball and aim accurately. Shifting body weight rapidly to the back foot, keeping the trunk motionless, and minimizing bending of the knees are not directly related to generating velocity and accuracy in serving the ball underhand.

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  • 4. 

    . Which line in the table below accurately matches an activity with a type of skill required to engage successfully in that activity? Line   Activity                                                  Type of Skill Required    1        dodging in flag football                        Tactile awareness 2        serving a tennis ball                            rhythmic awareness3        running cross-country                          manipulative skill4        riding a unicycle                                dynamic balance skill  

    • A.

      Line 1

    • B.

      Line 2

    • C.

      Line 3

    • D.

      Line 4

    Correct Answer
    D. Line 4
    Explanation
    Riding a unicycle requires dynamic balance skill.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following activities emphasizes use of a locomotor skill?

    • A.

      Galloping to music

    • B.

      Catching a rolled ball

    • C.

      Swinging from a bar

    • D.

      Pivoting to catch a ball

    Correct Answer
    A. Galloping to music
    Explanation
    Galloping to music emphasizes the use of a locomotor skill because galloping involves moving the body in a rhythmic pattern while maintaining balance and coordination. It requires the use of the legs to propel forward in a hopping motion, making it a locomotor skill. Catching a rolled ball, swinging from a bar, and pivoting to catch a ball do not specifically focus on locomotor skills but rather on other motor skills such as hand-eye coordination and upper body strength.

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  • 6. 

    A sixth grader's family fitness program includes bicycling. To begin, the student and his father agree to ride three times each week for 20 minutes each session. According to the FITT (frequency, intensity, time, type) criteria for fitness training, which of the following is an accurate application of the principle of time to this program?

    • A.

      Gradually increasing the duration of each session

    • B.

      Gradually increasing the number of sessions each week

    • C.

      Gradually increasing the load involved in the activity (e.g., by adding weight to a backpack)

    • D.

      Alternating the number of sessions each week

    Correct Answer
    A. Gradually increasing the duration of each session
    Explanation
    The principle of time in the FITT criteria for fitness training suggests gradually increasing the duration of each session. In this case, the sixth grader and his father agree to ride three times each week for 20 minutes each session. To apply the principle of time, they would gradually increase the duration of each session. This could mean riding for 25 minutes in the following week, then 30 minutes in the week after that, and so on. By gradually increasing the duration, they are progressively challenging their bodies and improving their fitness levels.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is a key benefit of including flexibility training in a fitness development program?

    • A.

      Enhancing balance during physical activity

    • B.

      Enhancing muscular strength and endurance

    • C.

      Reducing the risk of injury to joints and soft tissue

    • D.

      Reducing stress on the cardiovascular system during exercise

    Correct Answer
    C. Reducing the risk of injury to joints and soft tissue
    Explanation
    Including flexibility training in a fitness development program can help reduce the risk of injury to joints and soft tissue. Flexibility exercises help improve the range of motion in joints, which can make movements more fluid and reduce the strain on muscles, tendons, and ligaments. By improving flexibility, individuals are less likely to experience muscle strains, sprains, or other injuries during physical activity. This is why including flexibility training is a key benefit in a fitness development program.

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  • 8. 

    . Which of the following is the most important instructional strategy to use when adapting physical education activities for children with asthma?

    • A.

      Schedule frequent rest and water breaks during the children's activities.

    • B.

      Permit the children to perform at lower intensity levels during aerobic activities and when exercising in cold, dry weather.

    • C.

      Allow the children to be excusedfrom all physical education activities involving running.

    • D.

      Encourage the children to breathe through their mouths during aerobic activities and when exercising outdoors.

    Correct Answer
    B. Permit the children to perform at lower intensity levels during aerobic activities and when exercising in cold, dry weather.
    Explanation
    Children with asthma may experience difficulty breathing during physical activities, especially in cold and dry weather. Allowing them to perform at lower intensity levels during aerobic activities and when exercising in such conditions can help prevent asthma attacks and ensure their safety. This instructional strategy takes into consideration the specific needs of children with asthma and allows them to participate in physical education activities while minimizing the risk of triggering an asthma attack.

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  • 9. 

    9. Of the following, the most important consideration in selecting a physical education activity for an elementary school class is to ensure that the selected activity:

    • A.

      Includes components that build children's strength and endurance.

    • B.

      Enables all children to participate comfortably and enhance their movement skills.

    • C.

      Includes both individual and group components.

    • D.

      Has interdisciplinary connections with several academic content areas.

    Correct Answer
    B. Enables all children to participate comfortably and enhance their movement skills.
    Explanation
    The most important consideration in selecting a physical education activity for an elementary school class is to ensure that the selected activity enables all children to participate comfortably and enhance their movement skills. This is important because physical education should be inclusive and provide opportunities for all children to engage in physical activity. It is also essential for children to develop and improve their movement skills, which are fundamental for their overall physical development.

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  • 10. 

    In general, elementary students who are substantially heavier or stockier than their peers are likely to find it easiest to be successful in physical activities requiring:

    • A.

      Stability

    • B.

      Agility

    • C.

      Speed

    • D.

      Rotation

    Correct Answer
    A. Stability
    Explanation
    Elementary students who are substantially heavier or stockier than their peers are likely to find it easiest to be successful in physical activities requiring stability. This is because their weight and body mass provide them with a lower center of gravity, making it easier for them to maintain balance and control their movements. Stability-based activities, such as standing on one leg or holding a yoga pose, rely on the ability to maintain a steady position, which can be advantageous for students with a larger build.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following strategies is likely to be most effective in promoting upper elementary students' application of goalsetting skills in the context of physical activity?

    • A.

      Have students engage in team activities in which team members must collaborate and reach consensus about strategies in order to succeed.

    • B.

      Guide students in analyzing their own individual fitness test results and designing an activity program to enhance their personal fitness level.

    • C.

      Organize physical education activities so that only one or two components of health-related fitness are addressed at one time, rather than all components simultaneously.

    • D.

      Organize a series of fitness activities in a circuit, and require that students demonstrate a predetermined level of competence in each activity before moving on to the next.

    Correct Answer
    B. Guide students in analyzing their own individual fitness test results and designing an activity program to enhance their personal fitness level.
    Explanation
    Having students analyze their own fitness test results and design an activity program to improve their personal fitness level is likely to be the most effective strategy for promoting upper elementary students' application of goal-setting skills in the context of physical activity. This strategy allows students to set individualized goals based on their own fitness levels and interests, promoting personal ownership and motivation. It also encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills as students analyze their results and determine appropriate strategies for improvement.

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  • 12. 

    Use the activity description below to answer the question that follows. Human Knot 1. Stand in a small circle with 6–8 players. 2. Join hands with two other people not next to you. 3. When everyone's ready—hang on! 4. Turn, twist, go under, and untangle until all are in a circle again. 5. Some will be facing in and some will be facing out. 6. Have fun and be careful! This activity can help promote responsible social behaviors among elementary-age children primarily because it:

    • A.

      Prompts children to work cooperatively to achieve a common goal.

    • B.

      Involves extensive physical contact among many children at the same time.

    • C.

      Requires children's use of specific safety practices related to supporting the body weight of others

    • D.

      Promotes children's appreciation of personal differences and the rights of others.

    Correct Answer
    A. Prompts children to work cooperatively to achieve a common goal.
    Explanation
    The Human Knot activity requires participants to work together and communicate effectively in order to untangle themselves and form a circle again. This promotes cooperative teamwork and the development of social skills such as problem-solving and collaboration. By working towards a common goal, children learn the importance of working together and supporting each other, which can help promote responsible social behaviors.

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  • 13. 

    In the United States, increased societal awareness of health and fitness issues has led to which of the following trends in physical education at the elementary school level?

    • A.

      An increased interest in returning to traditional physical conditioning methods such as calisthenics and circuit training

    • B.

      An increased emphasis on programs designed to promote individuals' lifelong participation in physical activity

    • C.

      An increase in the amount of time allotted each day for student participation in physical education classes

    • D.

      An increase in the use of standardized paper-and-pencil tests to evaluate students' understanding and application of fitness principles

    Correct Answer
    B. An increased emphasis on programs designed to promote individuals' lifelong participation in physical activity
    Explanation
    In the United States, there has been a growing societal awareness of health and fitness issues. As a result, there has been an increased emphasis on programs in physical education at the elementary school level that are designed to promote individuals' lifelong participation in physical activity. This means that physical education classes are not only focused on teaching specific skills or activities, but also on instilling a love for physical activity that will continue throughout a person's life. This trend recognizes the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle for overall health and well-being.

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