Quiz 3: Motor Abilities
Health & Kinesiology
The term ability refers to: A) How well a person performs a skill B) An individual capacity that underlies performance C) How quickly a skill can be learned D) Probability for high level of performance
The general motor ability hypothesis proposes that individuals have: A) One motor ability that determines a person's potential to perform motor skills B) One motor ability that predicts how well a person will perform specific skills C) Many specific motor abilities that are highly related to each other D) Many specific motor abilities that are independent of each other
Research suggests that static and dynamic balance abilities are: A) Independent motor abilities B) Highly related motor abilities C) Moderately related motor abilities D) Independent for some skills and highly related for other skills
Research suggests that the ability to precisely time movements is: A) Controlled by a common internal clock for all tasks B) Task specific C) Acquired only through practice D) Dependent on whether a task is an open or closed motor skill
Research suggests that reaction time (RT) and movement time (MT) are: A) Independent motor abilities B) Highly related motor abilities C) Moderately related motor abilities D) None of these
To develop his taxonomy of human perceptual-motor abilities, Fleishman: A) Gave an extensive battery of tests to many people B) Interviewed many people about their motor skill experiences C) Observed many highly skilled athletes D) Did many task analyses for many different motor skills
The ability to make skillful hand movements to manipulate objects is known as: A) Arm-hand coordination B) Limb coordination C) Finger dexterity D) Manual dexterity
Compared to static balance, dynamic balance: A) Involves the maintenance of balance while in motion, while static balance does not B) Involves the maintenance of equilibrium while stationary, while static balance does not C) Involves balancing on two limbs, while static balance involves balancing on one limb D) Involves balancing on one limb while static balance involves balancing on two limbs
In addition to identifying perceptual-motor abilities, Fleishman also identified __________ abilities. A) Athletic B) General motor C) Strength and endurance D) Physical proficiency
The hypothesis that proposes the many motor abilities that characterize people are highly related to each other is known as the _______ motor ability hypothesis.
The type of timing used by dancers to maintain a specific rhythm and tempo when no music is playing is called _______ timing.
The ability to coordinate the movement of a number of limbs simultaneously is known as ________.
The ability to make skillful, well-directed arm-hand movements that involve manipulating objects rather quickly is known as ________.
Rather than differing in terms of having or not having certain abilities, people differ in the ________ of each of the various identifiable abilities.
Research showing the low correlation between reaction time (RT) and movement time (MT) supports the general motor ability hypothesis.
Timing as an ability is typically specific to the requirements of the skill being performed.
Visual acuity is one of the perceptual-motor abilities that Fleishman did not include in his taxonomy.
In Fleishman's taxonomy, the ability to rapidly and accurately move the hand to a small target is known as finger dexterity.
A task analysis is an essential part of identifying the motor abilities that underlie the performance of any motor skill.