Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sports Medicine?
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How Much Do You Know About Sports Medicine?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Increasingly, public health experts tell us that physical inactivity is dangerous, and that being routine will shorten our lifespan. But sports and outdoors pursuits are dangerous as well, carrying the risk of injury that could -- ironically -- force a return to that sedentary lifestyle. What's a health-conscious person to do?

Well, a good place to start is having a basic knowledge of sports medicine. More accurately called "sports and exercise medicine," this is the subspecialty that deals with the injuries of professional and amateur athletes, fitness enthusiasts, outdoorsmen and women, and the like. While sports-medicine doctors tend to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of existing injuries, the field has a lot to say about the prevention of harm overall. 

If you're interested in sports medicine, we've got a quiz that'll test your knowledge of it -- and, hopefully, teach you a thing or two. Here, you'll learn about sprain and strains, joints and ligaments, concussions and contusions. You'll be tested on the different kinds of bones and joints, as well as what types of injuries befall which kind of athletes. 

Are you ready? Good luck! Here, we'd also like to thank WebMD, whose article on the seven most common kinds of sports injuries was very helpful, (among other sources), and is recommended to anyone who wants to stay safe on the field or at the gym. 

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True or false: Sports medicine also deals with injuries from non-competitive exercise.
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Should you stretch before exercise?
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True or false: A twisted ankle is the same thing as a sprained ankle.
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Which of these is key to preventing sports injuries?
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When muscle fibers have small tears due to overuse, what is this called?
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A "concussion" is an injury to the _____.
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Which of these athletes would be most vulnerable to hand strain?
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Which of these is a nickname for people who don't work out regularly, but play sports on their days off?
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What is the term for the opposite of a "weekend warrior" -- someone who works out regularly, but doesn't do vigorous recreational sports?
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True or false: Humans no longer have cartilage after reaching adulthood.
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Which of these is NOT an element of "RICE"?
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What is the name of the major muscle running along the back of the upper leg?
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What is the name of the large muscle opposite the hamstring?
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Exercises done to increase the likelihood of successful surgery are often called what?
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Runners are liable to an injury called shin _____.
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Where in the body would you find the meniscus?
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"Contusion" is a more formal name for what?
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Which of these is NOT a type of joint?
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Which of these is an example of a ball-and-socket joint?
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What is the upper bone in the arm called?
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The knee is an example of a _____ joint.
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Where in the body would you find the femur?
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Besides the ankle, where are you likely to get a sprain?
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If you've injured your patella, what have you hurt?
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Which of these is the formal name for the shinbone?
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Which leg bone "backs up" the tibia?
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"Tommy John" surgery is common in which sport?
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What does the "L" in "ACL" stand for?
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What is the "opposite" of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament?
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An "unhappy triad" or "terrible triad" injury is also known as what?
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Which of these tests is least likely to be done by a sports medicine specialist?
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Is "groin pull" ever a sports injury?
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Which of these sports-medicine terms gave its name to a 2015 movie starring Will Smith?
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True or false: Pain is weakness leaving the body.
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