Motor Learning Exam 1

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Practice Exam 1 based off the lecture notes Note: There may be more than one answer to some questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Motor Learning is __________ 
    • A. 

      Reacquisition of skills following injury, disease

    • B. 

      How the neuromuscular system functions to enable coordinated movement

    • C. 

      Performance enhancement of well-learned skills

    • D. 

      Acquisition of new skills

    • E. 

      Human development from infancy to old age

  • 2. 
    Motor control has to do with the neuromuscular system
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Besides skill, which other factor influences motor skill performance?
    • A. 

      Neuromuscular system (motor control)

    • B. 

      Performance environment

    • C. 

      Actions

    • D. 

      Skill is the only contributing factor

  • 4. 
    A motor skill requires body, head and/or limb movement to achieve its goal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Movement and actions are one in the same
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Playing a violin is an example of a gross motor skills
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    All of the following are example of fine motor skills except.. 
    • A. 

      Swimming laps

    • B. 

      Playing the harp

    • C. 

      Playing soccer

    • D. 

      Typing an essay

    • E. 

      Playing a violin

  • 8. 
    One way to classify motor skills on a single dimension is through
    • A. 

      Regulatory conditions

    • B. 

      Muscle groups

    • C. 

      Intertrial variability

    • D. 

      Learning

    • E. 

      Object manipulation

  • 9. 
    There are ___ types of actions
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Turning on a light switch is characterized as which type of skill?
    • A. 

      Repetitive

    • B. 

      Discrete

    • C. 

      Continuous

    • D. 

      Sequential

  • 11. 
    Skills with arbitrary beginning and end locations
    • A. 

      Discrete skills

    • B. 

      Serial skills

    • C. 

      Continuous skills

    • D. 

      Sequential skills

  • 12. 
    Playing a song on a piano is a type of _________
    • A. 

      Discrete motor skills

    • B. 

      Sequential motor skill

    • C. 

      Series motor skills

    • D. 

      Continuous motor skills

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Depressing a clutch pedal in a car is an example of a __________
    • A. 

      Sequential motor skill

    • B. 

      Serial motor skills

    • C. 

      Continuous motor skills

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Closed motor skills are when supporting surfaces, objects, and/or people are in motion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    An example of an open motor skills is shooting a free throw in basketball
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The characteristic of the environment that determine the movement characteristics needed to perform an action
    • A. 

      Stationary conditions

    • B. 

      Functional conditions

    • C. 

      Regulatory conditions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Walking on a crowded sidewalk is an example of which system
    • A. 

      Closed

    • B. 

      Open

  • 18. 
    A taxonomy is a classification system
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The 2 dimensions of Gentiles Taxonomy are ________ and __________
    • A. 

      Function of the action, regulatory conditions

    • B. 

      Regulatory conditions, environment context

    • C. 

      Function of the action, environment contexts

    • D. 

      Intertrial variability, environment contexts

  • 20. 
    Body orientation and object manipulation are two types of characteristics in the environment context in Gentile's Two Dimension Taxonomy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In regards to Gentiles Taxonomy, complexity increases when a motor skills involve one or more of the following except
    • A. 

      Trial to trial variability

    • B. 

      Closed environment

    • C. 

      Body transport

    • D. 

      Open environment

    • E. 

      Object to manipulate

  • 22. 
    Walking in a hallway crowded with moving people is an example of a/an
    • A. 

      In-motion regulatory condition w/ no intertrial variability

    • B. 

      Stationary regulatory condition w/ intertrial variability

    • C. 

      In-motion regulatory condition w/ intertrial variability

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Walking in an uncluttered hallway is an example of an in-motion regulatory condition with intertrial variability 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Just like a freethrows in a basketball game, in a round of golf, the regulatory conditions stay the same for every put (hit).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The exactness of a number is known as accuracy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False