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PST312M

SEMESTER 01
ASSIGNMENT 01 UNIQUE NUMBER: 528100
EXAM ADMISSION - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS ARE COMPULSORY Total: 30
Assignment 01 is a multiple choice assignment which you have to complete. This assignment
requires a comprehensive understanding of all the study units.
Answer the following questions by choosing True = 1 or False = 2 on your mark reading sheet

(1) The human body is made up of millions of tiny, living cells.


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(2) The different joints between the bones allow you to move in different ways.
1
(3) Each person has either fast-twitch or slow-twitch muscle fibres.
2 (We all have a mixture of fast twitch fibres and slow twitch fibres in our muscles.)
(4) During infancy there is very rapid growth in size in infancy.
1 (Girls and boys have comparable development in shape and size during infancy and
childhood. The rapid increase in growth is known as a growth spurt.)
(5) The growth areas of bones can take heavy forces.
2
(6) Hamstrings bend the knees and straighten the hip joints.
2
(7) The Achilles tendon is the muscle above the heel.
1
(8) The patella is known as the knee cap.
1
(9) The femur is the ankle bone.
2 (thigh bone)
(10) Nutritional requirements increase during adolescence
2 (Ironically, the nutritional needs of children and adolescents are among the highest of any
group, because of the combined demands of sport and of growth and development.)
(11) Fresh food is the most nutritious
1
(12) The best way to lose weight is to combine diet with exercise
1
(13) Boys and girls should play separately during childhood
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(14) You should group all young athletes according to age


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(15) Children have relatively long arms and legs at the beginning of puberty
1
(16) Learners should not be allowed to drink water should during lessons
2
(17) Techniques and skills always mean the same thing
2
(18) A simple skill is one that an individual can perform with little practice
1
(19) Practice alone is not enough to learn skills correctly
1
(20) The intermediate stage of learning is always the shortest stage
2
(21) Mental skills training is as important as physical training
1
(22) All athletes have the same goals
2
(23) Goals should not only be decided by the coach
1
(24) Poor performance can be the result of either under or over arousal
1
(25) Anxiety affects only those athletes who worry a lot
2
(26) Over-use injuries can occur when the training load is too great
1
(27) Flexibility exercises do not reduce the risk of injuries
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(28) An injured athlete should continue to train provided there is not much pain
2
(29) Ice should be applied to soft-tissue injuries regularly for short periods of time
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(30) Fitness reduces the risk of injuries
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