GCSE Physical Education Short Course Section 1

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GCSE Physical Education Short Course Section 1 - Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of all the topics we have covered this half term. The topics covered include the following:Reason for ParticipationHealth & Skill Related FitnessPrinciples of TrainingMethods of Training


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Flexibility is an important aspect of fitness. Which of the following statements defines the termflexibility?
    • A. 

      A form of physical activity designed to improve health

    • B. 

      The range of movement possible at a joint

    • C. 

      The ability to move from one position to another easily

    • D. 

      A performer who can take on many different roles

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a correct statement about reaction time?
    • A. 

      The time taken to perform a movement

    • B. 

      The longer a runner takes to react to the starter’s gun the quicker his time will be

    • C. 

      The time between the presentation of a stimulus and the start of movement

    • D. 

      It is a component of health related exercise

  • 3. 
    Which of these statements describes a fitness benefit brought about by the principle of reversibility?
    • A. 

      Fortunately I didn’t miss much training due to my injury, but I found that when I did start retraining I could not do as much physical work.

    • B. 

      I had to give up training because I was expecting too much from myself and caused an injury.

    • C. 

      I can now lift more weight than I could before.

    • D. 

      I have lower blood pressure now due to the way that I have gradually increased my training workload.

  • 4. 
    Which of the statements A, B, C, or D correctly identifies components of health related exerciserelevant to a long distance runner and gives an example of the use of health related exercise within long distance running?
    • A. 

      Muscular endurance, Strength, Reaction time, To increase the reach of arms or legs

    • B. 

      Body composition, Flexibility, Strength, Support body weight

    • C. 

      Muscular endurance, Body composition, Flexibility, To last a race

    • D. 

      Power, Body composition, Flexibility, Support body weight

  • 5. 
    Which of the statements A, B, C, or D correctly identifies components of skill related fitness relevant to a high jumper and gives an example of the use of skill related fitness within high jump?
    • A. 

      Power, Coordination, Agility, Used to get height

    • B. 

      Power, Balance, Reaction time, To correctly time the movement

    • C. 

      Muscular endurance, Power, Agility, To increase the reach of arms or legs

    • D. 

      Power, Body composition, Used to get height, To increase the reach of arms or legs

  • 6. 
    Which statement is a definition of Fitness?
    • A. 

      How well a task is completed.

    • B. 

      A state of complete mental, physical and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

    • C. 

      The ability to meet the demands of the environment.

    • D. 

      A form of physical activity done primarily to improve one’s health and physical fitness.

  • 7. 
    Which statement is a possible effect of regular training on the circulatory system?
    • A. 

      Lower blood pressure

    • B. 

      Lower resting heart rate

    • C. 

      Increase in heart rate

    • D. 

      Increase in breathing rate and blood production

  • 8. 
    Which principle, A, B, C or D is being described?Making sure that you tailor your training to meet the demands of your sport
    • A. 

      Individual Needs

    • B. 

      Progression

    • C. 

      Specificity

    • D. 

      Thresholds of training

  • 9. 
    Which of these statements, A, B, C or D is due to isometric muscle contraction?
    • A. 

      Run across mat to get speed for a somersault

    • B. 

      Cartwheel across the floor

    • C. 

      Forward roll

    • D. 

      Holding a headstand still for 3 seconds

  • 10. 
    What method of training would a tri-athlete use to help develop the variety of fitness componentsnecessary for this sport?
    • A. 

      Interval

    • B. 

      Fartlek

    • C. 

      Weight

    • D. 

      Cross

  • 11. 
    Which of the statements A, B, C or D contains the most appropriate stations, in the most appropriate order for a performer who wished to improve their cardiovascular and muscular endurance?
    • A. 

      Skipping, sit-ups, step-ups onto a bench, shooting at a basket

    • B. 

      Shuttle runs, skipping, press ups, chest passes

    • C. 

      Skipping, step-ups onto a bench, sit-ups, chest passes

    • D. 

      Skipping, sit-ups, step-ups onto a bench, Tricep dips

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is a benefit of a cool down?
    • A. 

      Reduces the risk of muscle stiffness after exercise

    • B. 

      Increases the production of lactic acid

    • C. 

      Increases blood flow around the body

    • D. 

      Reduces the chance of injury during activity

  • 13. 
    Using the information about the performer select one of the statements A, B, C or D that best describes the reason for that performer taking part in sport:The tennis player who is over 50 and is concerned about his blood pressure.
    • A. 

      Physical

    • B. 

      Aesthetic

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Mental

  • 14. 
    Which statement is a definition of Health?
    • A. 

      How well a task is completed.

    • B. 

      A state of complete mental, physical and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

    • C. 

      The ability to meet the demands of the environment.

    • D. 

      A form of physical activity done primarily to improve one’s health and physical fitness.

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