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Somatotypes Quiz


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What is a ‘Mesomorph’?

A. Muscular

B. Tall and thin

C. Pear shaped body

D. Flat footed


What is an ‘Ectomorph’?

A. Tall and thin

B. Small and broad

C. Muscular

D. Pear shaped body


An ‘Endomorph’ is somebody who has a ‘pear shaped body’.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What physical traits are associated with an Ectomorph?

A. Thin Build

B. Large Frame

C. Broad Shoulders


What somatotype would you expect a Gymnast to have?

A. Mesomorphic

B. Endomorphic

C. Ectomorphic


Description : Hard muscular body

A. endomorph

B. ectomorph

C. mesomorph


What sport would be an example of having combinations of ‘mesomorphic’ and ‘endomorphic’?

A. Hammer throw

B. Cycling

C. Long distance running

D. Tennis


Description : Has trouble in losing weight

A. endomorph

B. mesomorph

C. ectomorph


What is a somatotype?

A. The size of your foot

B. A bunch of tomatoes

C. Classifying a body type

D. How you play sport


Description : Flabby

A. endomorph

B. ectomorph

C. mesomorph


Description : Athletic body

A. endomorph

B. mesomorph

C. ectomorph


What somatotype reading would you expect the above athlete to have.

A. 7-1-1

B. 2-5-2

C. 1-2-4


What somatotype would you expect a tennis player to have?

A. Endomorphic

B. Mesomorphic

C. Ectomorphic


Description : Delicate built

A. endomorph

B. mesomorph

C. ectomorph


Defining an athletes somatotype is important to help guide training, nutrition, recovery and competition and will allow the athlete to be successful.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Description : Flat chested body

A. ectomorph

B. endomorph

C. mesomorph


What is a ‘Endomorph’ suitable for?

A. Pole vaulting

B. Ballet

C. Swimming

D. Zumo Wrestling


What sport would an ‘Ectomorph’ be suitable for?

A. Long distance running

B. Weight lifting

C. Football

D. Rugby


If a person is said to be 7-1-1, he or she is an

A. Ectomorph

B. Endomorph

C. Mesomorph


Description : Round shape

A. endomorph

B. mesomorph

C. ectomorph


What does body composition refer to?

A. % of Body Fat

B. The shape of your muscles

C. How much ‘gainz’ you have

D. Limb Length


What does an Endomorph refer to?

A. Wider hips than shoulders

B. Longer legs than arms

C. Tall 

D. Muscular


What somatotype reading would you expect the above athlete to have.

A. 6 – 3 – 2

B. 1 – 4 – 2

C. 1 – 3 – 6


A Rugby player would be categorised as a ‘Mesomorph’

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Description : Lightly muscled

A. endomorph

B. mesomorph

C. ectomorph




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