ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
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QUESTION NO: 1
Myocardial cells can be excited in response to all of
the following stimuli EXCEPT:
QUESTION NO: 2
Functions of bone include all of the following EXCEPT
A. Support for the body.
B. Protection of organs and tissues.
C. Production of red blood cells.
D. Production of force.
QUESTION NO: 3
The P wave on the ECG can be
D. Either positive or negative
QUESTION NO: 4
A client in your exercise class has been complaining
of back pain with no ridiculer symptoms. This person
has been treated medically and is now joining the exercise
program to improve flexibility in the low back. Which
exercise would be most appropriate for this person to
address the stated goal?
A. Hip flexor stretch.
B. Knee-to-chest stretch.
C. Gastrocnemius stretch.
D. Lateral trunk stretch.
QUESTION NO: 5
All of the following statements are true regarding long
A. Thediaphysis is composed of compact bone.
B. The epiphysis consists of spongy bone.
C. Most bones of the axial skeleton are of this type.
D. The central shaft encases themedullary canal.
QUESTION NO: 6
Digitalis effect refers to
A. Scooped-out depression of the ST segment produced
B. Elevation of the PR interval produced by digitalis.
C. Shortening of the QT interval produced by digitalis.
D. Prolongation of the QRS complex produced by digitalis.
QUESTION NO: 7
The prime movers for extension of the knee are the
QUESTION NO: 8
A baseball pitcher has been complaining of weakness
in the lateral rotation motions of the shoulder. You
have been asked to evaluate him for a strengthening
program. Which of the following muscles would you have
him concentrate on strengthening?
B. Teres major.
C. Latissimus dorsi.
D. Teres minor.
QUESTION NO: 9
Cartilage is categorized as which of the following types
of connective tissue?
QUESTION NO: 10
Blood leaving the heart to be oxygenated in the lungs
must first pass through the right atrium and ventricle.
Through which valve does blood flow when moving from
the right atrium to the right ventricle?
A. Bicuspid valve.
B. Tricuspid valve.
C. Pulmonic valve.
D. Aortic valve.
QUESTION NO: 11
An abnormal curve of the spine with lateral deviation
of the vertebral column is called
D. Primary curve.
QUESTION NO: 12
Which of the following is considered to be a "balland-socket"
QUESTION NO: 13
Which of the following is the ability of a force to
cause rotation of a lever?
A. Center of gravity.
B. Base of support.
QUESTION NO: 14
Standard sites for the measurement of skinfolds include
A. Medial thigh.
QUESTION NO: 15
A standard site for the measurement of circumfer- ences
QUESTION NO: 16
The most common site used for measurement of the pulse
during exercise is the
D. Dorsalis pedis.
QUESTION NO: 17
Blood from the peripheral anatomy flows to the heart
through the superior and inferior venae cavae into the
A. Right atrium.
B. Left atrium.
C. Right ventricle.
D. Left ventricle.
QUESTION NO: 18
rteries are large-diameter vessels that carry blood
away from the heart. As they course through the body,
they progressively decrease in size until they become
QUESTION NO: 19
The law of inertia
A. States that a body at rest tends to remain at rest,
whereas a body in motion tends to con-tinue to stay
in motion with consistent speed and in the same direction
unless acted on by an outside force
B. States that the velocity of a body is changed only
when acted on by an additional force
C. States that the driving force of the body is doubled
and that the rate of acceleration is also doubled.
D. States that the production of any force will create
another force that will be opposite and equal to the
QUESTION NO: 20
Running is a locomotor activity similar to walking but
with some differences. In comparison to walking, running
B. Muscle strength.
C. Range of motion.
D. All of the above
QUESTION NO: 21
Who first described that a body immersed in fluid is
buoyed up with a force equal to the weight of the displaced
QUESTION NO: 22
Which of the following bones articulates proxi- mally
with the sternal manubrium and distally with the scapula
and is helpful to palpate in electrode placement?
D. Twelfth rib.
QUESTION NO: 23
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the
"power position" used for lifting with proper
A. Shoulders slouched.
B. Back straight.
C. Body bent forward from the hips.
D. Knees slightly bent.
QUESTION NO: 24
The intervertebral disks have which of the following
A. Calcified outer ring.
B. Gelatinous inner nucleus portion.
C. Gray matter surrounding the neural cell bodies.
D. All of the above.
QUESTION NO: 25
Pain caused by low back muscle guarding and spasm in
the absence of signs of disk herniation is often treated
with muscle stretching. Which of the following is (are)
helpful stretching activities for the low back?
A. Knee to chest.
B. Double-knee to chest.
C. Lower trunk rotation.
D. All of the above.
QUESTION NO: 26
Which type of musculoskeletal lever is most common?