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Anatomy & Physiology: Body Cavities And Anatomical Directions

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Anatomy & Physiology: Body Cavities And Anatomical Directions

A quiz testing knowledge of body cavities in the human body and anatomical directions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    The eyes are lateral to the nose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The hand is distal to the elbow.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Toward the front of the body is __________ and toward the rear of the body is ___________. [separate answers with a comma]
  • 6. 
    Something that is along(toward) the belly surface of the body is ___________.
    • A. 

      Inferior

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Ventral

    • D. 

      Deep

  • 7. 
    When referencing animals, such as a cat, rather than using superior and inferior you would use: _________ and __________.
    • A. 

      Visceral and parietal

    • B. 

      Cephalad and caudal

    • C. 

      Superficial and deep

    • D. 

      Left and right

  • 8. 
    This is an example of what kind of cut?
    • A. 

      Sagittal cut

    • B. 

      Frontal cut

    • C. 

      Transverse/ horizontal cut

  • 9. 
    This is an example of a saggital cut.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The membrane that is found around all organs, encasing them for protection and stability, is called ______________ membrane.
  • 11. 
    The mediastinum is located inside which cavity?
    • A. 

      Pelvic cavity

    • B. 

      Thoracic cavity

    • C. 

      Cranial cavity

    • D. 

      Visceral cavity

  • 12. 
    The part of the serous membrane that touches the organ that it is encasing is called the parietal serous membrane.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What thick muscle separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominopelvic cavity?
    • A. 

      Diaphragm

    • B. 

      Smooth muscle

    • C. 

      Visceral pericardial muscle

    • D. 

      Thymus

  • 14. 
    There are 3 serous-membrane lined cavities in the the Thoracic Cavity. What are they? Check all the apply.
    • A. 

      Left Pleural Cavity

    • B. 

      Peritoneal Cavity

    • C. 

      Right Pleural Cavity

    • D. 

      Ventral Cavity

    • E. 

      Pericardial Cavity

  • 15. 
    The abodominopelvic cavity contains a serous membrane-lined cavity called the ________________ cavity.
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Pleural

    • C. 

      Peritoneal

    • D. 

      Pericardial

    • E. 

      Pelvic

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Kidney

    • B. 

      Lungs

    • C. 

      Bladder

    • D. 

      Ureter

    • E. 

      Spleen

    • F. 

      Large intestine

  • 17. 
    Identify and check all the body cavities that are shown in this picture.
    • A. 

      Mediastinum

    • B. 

      Cranial cavity

    • C. 

      Left pleural cavity

    • D. 

      Dorsal body cavity

    • E. 

      Pelvic cavity

    • F. 

      Abdominal cavity

    • G. 

      Spinal cavity

    • H. 

      Nasal cavity

    • I. 

      Right pleural cavity

    • J. 

      Pericardial cavity