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Answering practice questions is an excellent way to cement your knowledge of material and determine  mastery of the content within a lesson. Answers to the questions are listed at the bottom.

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 1. Exercises that rely on the heart and lungs to supply oxygen to the working muscles are called
a. anaerobic exercises
b. aerobic exercises
c. oxygenated exercises
d. glycolytic exercises
e. none of the above

2. Which of the following is not characteristic of an aerobic activity?
a. involves mostly large muscle groups
b. is rhythmical in nature
c. performed at high intensities for short periods of time
d. all of the above are characteristics

3. The system involved in the transportation of oxygen in the blood to the working muscles for energy formation is called the
a. endocrine system
b. digestive system
c. respiratory system
d. cardiovascular system
e. none of the above

 4. A “chronic” response to exercise includes an
a. increase in blood pressure
b. increase in VO2max
c. increase in ventilation
d. increase in heart rate
e. none of the above; all are “acute” responses to exercise

 5. The intensity of exercise in an exercise prescription refers to
a. the number of sessions of exercise per week
b. the length of time for each exercise session
c. the stages involved in the exercise program
d. the method (mode) of exercise
e. none of the above

6. An example of a good aerobic exercise activity is
a. stationary cycling
b. lap swimming
c. jogging
d. walking
e. all of the above

7. A person with the goals of health-related fitness and bodyweight control should exercise at least ___________ days per week.
a. 1
b. 3
c. 5
d. none, if bodyweight control is a goal

8. Exercising using a mixture of activities is called
a. anaerobic training
b. aerobic training
c. superset training
d. cross-training
e. none of the above

9. The duration range of an aerobic exercise session for most adults should be approximately
a. 5 minutes
b. 5-20 minutes
c. 20-60 minutes
d. 60-90 minutes
e. none of the above

10. When training aerobically, it is important to keep intensity high and duration short.
a. true
b. false

11. The proper intensity range for an aerobic exercise session for most adults should be approximately
a. 15-30% VO2max
b. 30-50% VO2max
c. 50-85% VO2max
d. 70-90% VO2max
e. none of the above

12. The proper intensity range for an aerobic exercise session for most adults using the RPE scale is
a. 3-8
b. 8-12
c. 12-16
d. 16-20
e. none of the above

13.  The “initial” stage of an exercise program involves the rapid increasing of intensity, frequency or duration in order to overload the cardiorespiratory system.
a. true
b. false

14. Most healthy adults can begin a moderate exercise program without first having a medical evaluation.
a. true
b. false

15. A person should progress to the next level of an aerobic exercise training plan as scheduled regardless of how they felt during the current level of exercise.
a. true
b. false


1. B
2. C
3. D
4. B
5. E, how hard to exercise during the exercise session
6. E
7. C
8. D
9. C
10. B
11. C
12. C
13. B
14. A

15. B

 Score Interpretation: 

14 – 15 correct = excellent
12 – 13 correct = good
10 – 11 correct = average
08 – 09 correct = below average
< 08 correct = needs improvement