The Influence of Personal Background on Physical Activity


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Which of the following racial groups is more likely to be involved in physical activity outside of the workplace?

I. White

II. Black

III. Hispanic

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1. It's unlikely that people under the age of 10 will be:

2. Why are women and girls less likely to choose to play sports in Western cultures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Science shows us that physical activity is important to human health, and this quiz will determine what you know about personal factors that may influence the amount of physical activity in which one participates. Questions on the quiz focus predominantly on socioeconomic, ethnic, and gender-related factors in connection with physical activity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to verify what you know about:

  • Racial groups more likely to participate in physical activity outside of work
  • Physical activity involvement for children under 10
  • Specific sports that men are more likely to play than women
  • Sports that Russians prefer to croquet
  • Factors motivating wealthy people toward physical activity

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you can exercise the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of wealth in connection with the factors that influence people toward physical activity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which sports Russians prefer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sports that men are more likely to participate in than women

Additional Learning

Go further into this topic by opening up the related lesson, The Influence of Personal Background on Physical Activity. Inside the lesson, you can identify the correct answers to the quiz, and you may also examine information about the following:

  • Age and its influence on physical activity
  • The impact of culture and gender on physical activity choices
  • Language as a potential barrier impeding some physical activities