KINE 1000 Study Guide - Final Guide: 1968 Summer Olympics, 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute, Patricia Hill Collins
DepartmentKinesiology & Health Science
Course CodeKINE 1000
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Final Exam – KINE1000 – Essay Questions
1. Explain Patricia Hill Collins' point that each of us derives penalties and privileges from
the oppressive systems that we are embedded in.
2. How does Emily Martin's analysis of gender-stereotypes illustrate the resilience of the
3. In the article on Hope, Prof. Jensen answered a question in the minds of many young
people: “why should I be politically active?” His answer is simple: because “one source
of joy is in the struggle.” What does he mean by it?
4. At the John Carlos and Dave Zirin’s talk, Mr. Zirin outlined the four reasons for the
famous Black Power salute on the podium at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.
Describe and explain those four reasons?
5. In class, Professor Humana advanced eight ideas on how to de-nationalise and de-
commercialise the Olympic Games. What were those eight ideas? Add another idea that
you feel may achieve either goal.
6. How does the idea that the body is a machine have an impact on athletes' health and
what steps can we take to address this?
7. Sports are contested activities as well as social constructions. What does this mean?
Identify three issues over which people have struggled as they determine how sports
should be organized and how they will be included in their lives.
8. During 2010 March Madness (the NCAA men’s basketball championships), Sarah
Palin (former Alaskan Governor) attempted to encourage competing teams by saying:
“To the teams that desire making it this far next year: Gear up! In the battle, set your
sights on next season's targets! From the shot across the bow - the first second's tip-off -
your leaders will be in the enemy's crosshairs, so you must execute strong defensive
tactics. You won't win only playing defense, so get on offense! The crossfire is intense,
so penetrate through enemy territory by bombing through the press, and use your strong
weapons - your Big Guns - to drive to the hole. Shoot with accuracy; aim high and
remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win. Focus on the goal and fight for it. If the
gate is closed, go over the fence. If the fence is too high, pole vault in. If that doesn't
work, parachute in. If the other side tries to push back, your attitude should be ‘go for it.’
Get in their faces and argue with them. (Sound familiar?!) Every possession is a battle;
you'll only win the war if you've picked your battles wisely. No matter how tough it gets,
never retreat, instead RELOAD!”
Drawing on themes raised in KINE1000, what is problematic about Palin’s speech?
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