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Critical Sports Quiz Questions
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The American Colonies did not pass laws against ball and blood sports because public contempt sufficed to bar them. (t/f)
Lacrosse is believed to have been invented by the Iroquois people. (t/f)
Which of the following was not part of the sporting culture of the Southern backcountry?
-rough and tumble
By the mid-19th century, sports that contested people of different ethnic backgrounds against each other became increasingly popular. (t/f)
Colonial American folk games were characterized by their spontaneity and absence of rules. When did standardization occur?
Mid 19th century
Thoroughbred horse racing was dominated by wealthy slaveholders and mercantile leaders in NYC. (t/f)
Violence was a factor that led to the criticism of pugilism. What else?
Sociology involves the study of social worlds with special attention given to issues of culture, social interaction, and the influence of genetic factors on social organization.
Culture refers to ways of life that people create through their interactions with one another.
Sociological knowledge is based primarily on systematic research and popular ideas about social truths.
Instead of using a fixed definition of sports, many scholars use a flexible definition that includes activities that are part of physical culture.
To say that sports are social constructions means that the definition of sports may vary from one social and cultural context to another.
To say that sports are contested activities means that all sports are contests in which participants try to overcome obstacles.
The great sport myth leads to the conclusion that there is no need to study and evaluate sports for the purposed of making them better.
When sports are covered by commercial media, the primary goals of coverage are to provide a public service and promote identification with values that transcends the needs of individual consumers.
Nearly all television broadcasts of sport events are sponsored by a large capitalist corporations for the purpose of increasing their profits and power.
The new media have transferred almost unlimited power into the hands of consumers and undermined the power of corporations and large sport organizations.
Fantasy sports are unique because they give fans a sense of control and power over players at the same time that they connect fans with each other.
Most of the people who play sport video games today also tend to be regular consumers of standard sports media events.
Media rights fees for major sport events have increased steadily between 1980 and 2000 but have declined dramatically since then.
The media most dependent on sports are books and magazines
Media companies pay more for the programming content provided by ESPN than they pay for any other programming content on any other channel.
Media representations of sports usually are constructed to challenge prevailing ideas and values in a society.
research shows that the airtime given to women's sports on sports news and highlights has increased as women's port participation has increased.
mainstream media coverage of sports tends to ignore the existence of race and ethnicity.
Research shows that male-female married couples are more likely to divorce due to disagreements over watching sports than disagreements about issues related to money.
Since the mid-1990s the relationships between sports journalists and top athletes have improved to the point that there is not tension between them anymore.
Politics refers primarily to the ways that power is gained and used in social life.
Research shows that sports would be more popular today if government stayed out of the way and allowed the free market to operation without regulations.
When the population of a nation is very divers, a government is likely to use sports to promote national unity and identity.
research shows that the relationships formed in connection with sports generally carry over to other spheres and contribute significantly to community vitality and solidarity long after events are over.
History shows that when government intervention in sports occurs, priority is more often given to recreational sports that serve large numbers of people rather than highly organized elite sports.
research on international relations shows that sports are much more useful in the realm of serious diplomacy than in the realm of public diplomacy.
one of the major contributions of the Olympic Games is that they have led to a global revival of folk games in traditional cultures.
one of the primary stated goals of olympism is to blend sport with culture and education
If olympic medal counts took into consideration the population of nations, the United States would not even be in the 30 nations of the world in terms of medal production.
Large corporations are now as important as nation-states in shaping how global sports are played and defined by people around the world
Globalization has influenced patterns of sport team ownerships and where athletes play their sports, but is seldom influences the team allegiance of sport fans.
Politics exist in commercial sports but not in college, high school, or community sports.
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