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Practice Test 2                                                                                                               Open Floating Time

Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.


The upper extremity is often one of the body’s weakest areas.


Muscles are usually grouped together according to their eccentric function.


Muscles generally function in paired opposition to an antagonistic group.


For the purpose of movement analysis, most sport skills involve 3 – 5 separate phases.


Exact names of the movement phases may vary from skill to skill to fit the various sports terminology.


The names of individual phases of sports skills may vary depending upon body part involved.


During the “follow-through” phase velocity of the moving body segment progressively decreases over a wide
range of motion which is usually attributableto high concentric activity in muscles.

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.


Which of the following is not true regarding muscular strength and endurance in the shoulder area?

essential for improved appearance and posture
increases efficiency in skill performance of upper body activities
increases performance in all sports
specific conditioning exercises and activities should be intelligently selected


Which one of the following may not be determined from viewing an activity from an analysis perspective?

which muscles that are performing the movement
which kind of exercises are appropriate for developing the muscles
which type of contraction is occurring
which angle of movement will produce the greatest force


Which one of the following is not true regarding the analysis of most sport skills?

will include preparatory phase
will include a stop-action phase
will include a movement phase
will include a follow-through phase


Which of the following statements is not true regarding the “stance phase” of sports skills?

allows for more power to be transferred from the body during the movement
emphasis is on setting various joint angles in the correct position
allows the athlete to assume a comfortable and balanced body position
is a relatively static phase with fairly short ranges of motion involved


Which of the following statements is not true regarding the “preparatory phase” of sports skills?

often referred to as cocking or wind-up phase
is generally not the most critical phase inleading toward the desired result of activity
used to lengthen the muscles in order to generate more force and momentum
becomes more dynamic as the need for explosiveness in the sport skill increases

Complete each sentence or statement.


It is a conglomeration of billions of cells forming nerves that are specifically designed to

provide a communication network within the human body




What are the three pimary functions of the nervoussystem?




The abilityof the nervous system to analyze and interpret the sensory information to

allow for proper decision making and produce the appropriate response.




The neuromuscular response to the sensory information, such as causing the muscle to

initally contract when stretched.




The functional unit of the nervous system



Short Answer


The ability of the nervous system to sense changes in either the internal or external




The three main parts of the neuron



Transmit nerve impulses from effector sites via receptors to the brain and spinal cord.



Transmit nerve impulses from one neuron to another.



Transmit nerve impulses from the brain and spinal cord to the effector sites such as

muscles or glands.


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