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Parkour and Freerunning
"Take this quiz to learn about the exciting, fast-growing sports of parkour and freerunning."
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What is the general term for a practitioner of parkour?
The sport of parkour was developed in Lisses, France, a suburb of Paris. Who is usually considered to be it's founder?
While initially intended as different terms for the same activity, parkour and freerunning have evolved different philosophies and movements. What is the main difference between the two?
Parkour emphasizes creativity in movements, while freerunning emphasizes speed and efficiency
Freerunning emphasizes creativity in movements, while parkour emphasizes speed and efficiency
Freerunning includes ground-based movements, while parkour involves more climbing and jumping
Parkour includes ground-based movements, while freerunning involves more climbing and jumping
One of the most well-known movie scenes involving parkour was the opening chase scene in the 2006 James Bond film, "Casino Royale". In the scene, 007 chased a bomb-maker named Mollaka through a construction site in Madagascar. What famous parkour athlete played Mollaka?
In which type of environment is parkour most commonly practiced?
On mountainous terrain
On rooftops jumping from building to building
At ground level with obstacles such as railings, low walls, and short buildings
In gyms specially constructed for parkour
Which of the following pieces of equipment is required for parkour or freerunning training?
Sweat bands to protect the forearms
Comfortable athletic shoes
There is no required equipment
Athletic gloves to protect the hands
What is the name for the parkour movement that involves jumping from a spot on one object, to a specific spot on a second object?
One of the most important skills for any beginner to learn is the roll. It is very useful for preventing injury by dissipating the energy after a long jump or drop. Which of these best describes the technique used for a roll in parkour?
Put both hands on the ground and roll directly over your head, much like a somersault in gymnastics
Tuck your body into a tight ball and protect your head until you stop rolling
Turn your body sideways and roll along the ground horizontally until you come to a stop
Put your hands on the ground and roll your body over one shoulder and across the diagonal of the back while being sure not to hit your head on the ground
Which of these movements would be seen in freerunning, but not parkour?
When approaching a handrail, what is the best and most efficient way to overcome it?
It depends on the entire situation
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Compiled Jun 28 12