Coordination & Balance (Neuro)

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Coordination Quizzes & Trivia

The human body is a very complex study. The different activities that the body does harmoniously are just magical. Coordination and balance is one of them. Where do we get our balance? The brain or the ears? Find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ability of the CNS to control or direct the neuromotor system in purposeful movement& postural adjustment  by selective allocation of muscle tension across appropriate  joint segments is:
    • A. 

      Coordination

    • B. 

      Balance

    • C. 

      Dexterity

    • D. 

      Motor Control

  • 2. 
    The ability to execute smooth, accurate, controlled movement is known as:
    • A. 

      Motor Control

    • B. 

      Coordination

    • C. 

      Agility

    • D. 

      Dexterity

  • 3. 
    Skillful use of the fingers during fine motor tasks is known as:
    • A. 

      Dexterity

    • B. 

      Motor Control

    • C. 

      Agility

    • D. 

      Coordination

  • 4. 
    The ability to rapidly & smoothly initiate , stop, or modify movements while maintaining postural control is known as:
    • A. 

      Dexterity

    • B. 

      Agility

    • C. 

      Coordination

    • D. 

      Motor Control

  • 5. 
    Coordinated movements are characterized by appropriate speed, distance, direction, timing, and ___________   ___________.
  • 6. 
    Which of the following describe coordination impairments?
    • A. 

      Awkward

    • B. 

      Extraneous/ uneven

    • C. 

      Smooth

    • D. 

      Inaccurate

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a purpose of testing coordination and balance?
    • A. 

      Muscle activity during voluntary movement

    • B. 

      Ability of muscle to work together for a task/ functional activity/ Level of skill/ efficiency of movement

    • C. 

      Ability to initiate, control, & terminate movement/ Timing sequencing & accuracy of mvmt patterns

    • D. 

      Bone activity during voluntary movement

    • E. 

      Effects of therapeutic & pharmacological intervention on motor function over time

  • 8. 
    The sensory input provides the motor system with information to guide the movement. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true about the Motor Cortex?
    • A. 

      Primary area involved in coordinated movement

    • B. 

      Comprised of Brodman's area 5 &6

    • C. 

      Receives info from 3 primary sources- Cerebellum, basal ganglia & somatosensory cortex

    • D. 

      Comprised of Brodman's area 4 &6 and precentral gyrus located in frontal lobe

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is true about Brodman's Area 4?
    • A. 

      Designated as Primary Motor Cortex (PMC)

    • B. 

      PMC contains largest concentration of corticospinal neurons

    • C. 

      Designated as Supplementary Motor Cortex (SMC)

    • D. 

      Involves non-complicated, contra lateral movements, single joint

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is true about Brodman's area 6?
    • A. 

      Designated at the Primary Motor Cortex

    • B. 

      Subdivided- Supplementary Motor Cortex (SMC)

    • C. 

      Gives rise to axons that directly innervate motor units involved in initiation of mvmt

    • D. 

      Intricate, coordinated movements, bilateral grasping, orientation of the eyes & head, multiple joints

  • 12. 
    Which of the following provides input to the reticulospinal neurons innervating motor units  that control trunk and proximal limb movements, & contributes to anticipatory postural changes?
    • A. 

      Brodman's area 4

    • B. 

      Pre Motor Cortex

    • C. 

      Brodman's area 6

    • D. 

      Post central gyrus

  • 13. 
    A general term used to describe loss of muscle coordination and affects gait, posture, patterns of movement, ADLs, initiation & timing of movement is known as:
    • A. 

      Ataxia

    • B. 

      Hypotonia

    • C. 

      Hypertonia

    • D. 

      Dysmetria

  • 14. 
    Which of the following describe gait ataxia?
    • A. 

      Broad base of support

    • B. 

      Stepping patterns are regular in distance & direction

    • C. 

      Step may initially be slow and the "flung" forward

    • D. 

      Upright stance stability is poor

  • 15. 
    The initiation & regulation of gross intentional movement, planning and execution of complex motor response is the function of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Pre central gyrus

    • B. 

      Thalamus

    • C. 

      Basal Ganglia

    • D. 

      Medulla

  • 16. 
    CNS analysis of movement information, determination of level of accuracy, & provision for error correction describes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Open Loop System

    • B. 

      Close Loop System

    • C. 

      Ataxia

    • D. 

      Hypotonia

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is true about Open Loop System?
    • A. 

      Stereotype mvmts (gait activities) & rapid, short duration mvmts which do not allow time for feedback

    • B. 

      Control system w/ pre programmed instructions to an effector that doesnt use feedback & error detection

    • C. 

      A control system employing feedback, correction, computation of error

    • D. 

      Control originates centrally from a motor program

  • 18. 
    Movements involving large muscle groups including posture, balance & extremity movements (crawling, walking, kneeling) is known as ________ motor movements.
  • 19. 
    Small muscle groups that incorporate skillful activity & finger dexterity (buttoning, typiing, ipad/iphone) is known as _______ motor movements.
  • 20. 
    Equilibrium coordination test= the body maintaining equilibrium with gravity when stationary and with movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which of the following are Non-equilibrium coordination tests?
    • A. 

      Alternate/ Reciprocal motion

    • B. 

      Movement composition/ Accuracy

    • C. 

      Static sitting

    • D. 

      Fixation or limb holding

  • 22. 
    If a Romberg test is positive with EC, there is a loss of ______________.
  • 23. 
    If a Romberg test is positive with EO, there is possible vestibular, cerebellar __________, which is a  more significant balance deficit.
  • 24. 
    With the ankle strategy, the muscles are activated ________   ________   ________.
  • 25. 
    Which of the following muscle groups are activated during forward sway Ankle strategy?
    • A. 

      Gastrocs

    • B. 

      Anterior tib.

    • C. 

      Hamstrings

    • D. 

      Paraspinals

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