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Question 1
What is the main difference between synovial joints and nonsynovial joints?
A
Synovial joints are connected to major muscles, whereas, nonsynovial joints are not
B
Synovial joints receive blood directly from the heart, whereas, nonsynovial joints do not
C
Synovial joints are most associated with movement, whereas, nonsynovial joints are not
D
Synovial joints are controlled by the central nervous system, whereas, nonsynovial joints are controlled by the peripheral nervous system
Question 1 Explanation: 
The main difference between synovial joints and nonsynovial joints is presence of joint capsules and ligaments, as well as association with movement in synovial joints
Question 2
Which of these is not a plyometric exercise?
A
Multiplanar jump
B
Box jump
C
Squat jump
D
Deadlift
Question 2 Explanation: 
The deadlift is not usually considered a plyometric exercise
Question 3
How much ATP and PC can typically be recovered in 20-30 seconds of rest?
A
100%
B
25%
C
75%
D
50%
Question 3 Explanation: 
About 50% of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and phosphocreatine (PC) can be recovered in 20-30 seconds of rest
Question 4
What is one of the main benefits of balance training?
A
Hypertrophy
B
Increases in maximal speed
C
Reduced injury rate
D
Increases in maximal strength
Question 4 Explanation: 
Balance training can effectively reduce injury rates including the rate of ankle sprains and ACL tears
Question 5
Is resistance training safe and effective for children and adolescents?
A
It is safe and effective for neither children nor adolescents
B
It is not safe for children but it is safe for adolescents
C
It is safe for children but not for adolescents
D
It is safe and effective for both children and adolescents
Question 5 Explanation: 
Proper resistance training has been shown to be both effective and safe for children and adolescents
Question 6
Which of these exercises mainly takes place in the sagittal plane of motion?
A
Biceps curl
B
Ice skater
C
Hip abductor
D
Lateral raises
Question 6 Explanation: 
Biceps curls are done in the sagittal plane of motion because the movement takes place from front to back
Question 7
Which of these is not a muscle trained in the seated cable row exercise?
A
The lower trapezius
B
The latissimus dorsi
C
The pectorals
D
The mid trapezius
Question 7 Explanation: 
The pectorals is not a muscle trained in the seated cable row, a back strength exercise
Question 8
What is the inner most layer of muscle?
A
Endomysium
B
Filaments
C
Mitochondria
D
Type I muscles
Question 8 Explanation: 
The inner most layer of muscles is called the endomysium
Question 9
Where are peptide chains broken up into tripeptides, dipeptides, and amino acids?
A
Liver
B
Small intestine
C
Small intestine's lining
D
Stomach
Question 9 Explanation: 
Peptides are broken up in the small intestine
Question 10
Which of these nutrients when taken in excess can cause serious adverse effects?
A
A, D, and B-6
B
Proteins and fats
C
Carbohydrates and fats
D
C, E, Selenium
Question 10 Explanation: 
Excessive amounts of A, D, and B-6 can cause serious adverse effects including: birth defects, calcification of blood vessels, and damage to sensory nerves
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