Motor Learning Final Exam

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Motor Learning Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Shooting a free throw in basketball is an example of an open motor skill.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    If a motor skill requires the use of large musculature but does not require precision of movement for successful performance, then the skill would best be classified as a
    • A. 

      Discrete motor skill

    • B. 

      Fine motor skill

    • C. 

      Gross motor skill

    • D. 

      Open motor skill

  • 3. 
    What is the difference between “motor ability” and “skill”?
    • A. 

      Motor ability is a personal characteristic; skill is a task

    • B. 

      Motor ability is temporary; skill is enduring

    • C. 

      Not everyone has skill, but everyone has some motor ability

    • D. 

      Skill is temporary; motor ability is enduring

    • E. 

      They mean the same thing

  • 4. 
    Research has demonstrated that reaction time (RT) and movement time (MT) are
    • A. 

      Independent motor abilities

    • B. 

      Moderately related motor abilities

    • C. 

      Highly related motor abilities

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    Returning a serve in tennis is an example of which of the following types of motor skills?
    • A. 

      Self-paced motor skill

    • B. 

      Stationary motor skill

    • C. 

      Closed motor skill

    • D. 

      Open motor skill

  • 6. 
    Which type of reaction time situation occurs when there are several signals but only one response is to be made to one signal; and other signals are ignored and no response made?
    • A. 

      Simple RT

    • B. 

      Discrimination RT

    • C. 

      Choice RT

    • D. 

      Serial RT

  • 7. 
    Reaction time is the interval of time between which two events?
    • A. 

      Warning signal and stimulus signal

    • B. 

      Stimulus signal and the completion of the response

    • C. 

      Stimulus signal and initiation of the response

    • D. 

      Warning signal and the initiation of the response

  • 8. 
    If you measure the distance achieved or the accuracy of a movement, you are measuring:
    • A. 

      Performance production

    • B. 

      Duration

    • C. 

      Reaction time

    • D. 

      Variable time

    • E. 

      Performance outcome

  • 9. 
    Measuring error helps indicate movement accuracy and also
    • A. 

      Possible causes of performance problems

    • B. 

      Reaction time

    • C. 

      Movement time

    • D. 

      Coordination

    • E. 

      Referee mistakes

  • 10. 
    Which of these is a way to measure performance production?
    • A. 

      Absolute error

    • B. 

      Radar gun

    • C. 

      Stopwatch

    • D. 

      EMG

    • E. 

      FMRI

  • 11. 
    In lab 1 we used AE, VE and CE to measure performance in drawing 10cm lines blindfolded. Which of the following would represent a subject who always drew their line short with a high error?
    • A. 

      High AE, Low CE, High VE

    • B. 

      Low AE, High CE, Low VE

    • C. 

      High AE, High CE, Low VE

    • D. 

      Low AE, Low CE, High VE

  • 12. 
    The nerve fiber that transmits information from the neuron is known as the
    • A. 

      Axon

    • B. 

      Dendrite

    • C. 

      Synapse

    • D. 

      Myelin

  • 13. 
    Parkinson’s disease is the result of a dysfunction of which area of the brain?
    • A. 

      Basal ganglia

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Cerebral cortex

    • D. 

      Diencephalons

  • 14. 
    The area of the cortex that is commonly considered to be the location for the transition between the perception of sensory information and the resulting action is the
    • A. 

      Sensory cortex

    • B. 

      Association cortex

    • C. 

      Motor cortex

    • D. 

      Sensorimotor complex

  • 15. 
    Which of the following areas of the cerebral cortex is primarily responsible for organizing movements before they are initiated?
    • A. 

      Premotor area

    • B. 

      Parietal lobe

    • C. 

      Supplementary motor area

    • D. 

      Primary motor complex

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a part of a motor unit?
    • A. 

      Muscle fiber

    • B. 

      Dendrite

    • C. 

      Interneuron

    • D. 

      Axon

    • E. 

      Motorneuron

  • 17. 
    An important difference between the open- and closed-loop control systems is that the
    • A. 

      Open-loop system involves feedback; the closed-loop system does not.

    • B. 

      Closed-loop system involves movement commands; the open-loop system doesn't

    • C. 

      Open-loop system involves movement commands; the closed-loop system doesn't

    • D. 

      Closed-loop system involves feedback; the open-loop system does not.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following types of motor control theories emphasizes the role of a memory representation in the control of coordinated action?
    • A. 

      Dynamic pattern theories

    • B. 

      Motor program theories

    • C. 

      Chaos theories

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 19. 
    According to Schmidt’s motor program-based theory of motor control, which of the following would be controlled by the same generalized motor program (GMP)? 
    • A. 

      Using either hand to reach for and grasp an object

    • B. 

      Hitting a golf ball and hitting a pitched baseball

    • C. 

      Throwing a ball overhand and underhand

    • D. 

      Walking and running

  • 20. 
    A sensory neuropathy involving a limb provides a non-surgical technique for the investigation of deafferented humans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    According to a dynamic pattern view of motor control, skilled action occurs on the basis of action units which
    • A. 

      Act according to motor program commands

    • B. 

      Receive commands from a control executive

    • C. 

      Self organize

    • D. 

      Receive feedback as movement occurs

  • 22. 
    Although researchers have reported various findings, the most reasonable estimate of the amount of time required for visual feedback to enable a movement correction during the performance of a simple manual aiming task is
    • A. 

      Between 100 and 160 msec

    • B. 

      Between 500 and 560 msec

    • C. 

      More than 1000 msec

    • D. 

      No time is required; corrections are instantaneous

  • 23. 
    Why is binocular vision superior to monocular vision for perceiving distance to objects and the size of objects?
    • A. 

      Central vision is more precise than peripheral vision

    • B. 

      Binoculars improve vision at distances

    • C. 

      Having two views aids depth perception

    • D. 

      Two eyes are better than one

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 24. 
    If you want to rapidly move the cursor on your computer screen to an icon, when during the movement of the cursor would you shift your visual point of gaze to the icon?
    • A. 

      Just before the cursor reaches the icon

    • B. 

      Just after the cursor reaches the icon

    • C. 

      As soon as you initiate the cursor movement

    • D. 

      At the same time as you reach the icon

  • 25. 
    When you walk across a street, the optical variable tau influences the initiation of your leg movement to step up onto the curb on the basis of the 
    • A. 

      Distance you are from the curb

    • B. 

      Amount of time remaining to contact the curb

    • C. 

      Width of the street

    • D. 

      Height of the curb