Test Bank For A Guide To Designing And Implementing Local And Wide Area Networks 2nd Edition
Chapter 1 Exam
History and Philosophy in Sport and Physical Education
Multiple Choice – Select the best answer. Please do not write/mark the examination – Thank you.
1. Which of the following is true?
A. When describing the utility of history, Philosopher George Santayana noted that progress depends on our ability to remember history because those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
B. Legendary football coach, Norman Cousins, opined that history is not a credible repository of human achievement and is of minimal utility when determining the progress, or lack of progress, assigned to the human race.
C. The ancient Romans invented the concept of the athletic stadium. The Roman word for stadium was STADION.
D. All of the above
E. Only A and C.
2. Which of the following, if any, are true?
A. Sport was not very popular in antiquity because people in Rome would rather spend their free time at the gambling parlors then at sporting events held in the Circus Maximus and similar venues.
B.Racing syndicates that provided money, horses and drivers for chariot races in Rome were identified by the various breeds of horses that each syndicate favored. The Black syndicate relied exclusively on stallions to pull their chariots while the Gold syndicate
C.Athletes of today would have much in common with the athletes of antiquity who, like today’s athletes, competed to achieve fame, fortune, and glory.
D.All of the above are true.
E.A and B are true.
3. Which of the following are false?
A.Ancient athletes rarely competed in similar sports that we do today.
B.By understanding how a culture plays, we can learn how that particular culture functions or operates outside of sport and physical education.
C.According to Brian Sutton – Smith, play in the form of games and sport can be seen as serving certain functions in a culture which he calls Buffered Cultural Learning.
D.Buffered Cultural Learning is defined as the means to learn necessary survival skills in a safe environment as well as learning how to express specific cultural values such as teamwork and discipline.
E. All of the above
4. Which of the following beliefs are attributed to the sociologist Jacques Barzun?
A. “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.”
B.”The will to win is more important then achieving victory.”
C.”The actual process of achievement is more indicative of American values then victories in athletic competition.”
D.” Athletic competition is the quintessential measure of an individual’s character and integrity, whether in antiquity of in the modern world.”
E. None of the above.
5. In reference to the term sport, which of the following is false?
- Was first used in England, circa A.D. 1440.
- The etymology of the term sport comes from Greek and Latin.
- Sport morphed from the French term de(s)porter, which met to amuse oneself to a term that was used in England to refer to competition in the form of games, hunting, and individual exploits.
- All of the above.
- None of the above.