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Anatomy Quiz Lower Leg Muscles And Groups

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Lower leg muscles and groups of muscles

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  • 1. 
    What are the medial head and lateral head origin of Gastrocnemius
    • A. 

      Above medial & lateral condyle of femur

    • B. 

      Below medial & lateral condyle of femur

    • C. 

      Tibia & fibula

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 2. 
    What is the insertion of Gastrocnemius and soleus
    • A. 

      Through calcaneal tendon to calcaneous

    • B. 

      Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

    • C. 

      Posterior & medial tibial surfce

    • D. 

      Navicular tuberosity

  • 3. 
    What are the actions of gastrocnemius
    • A. 

      Plantarflex foot

    • B. 

      Plantarflex ankle knee flexion (when not weight bearing)

    • C. 

      Dorsiflex foot

    • D. 

      Flexes big toe

  • 4. 
    What is the origin of soleus 
    • A. 

      Posterior surface of upper fibula & tibia

    • B. 

      Anterior surface of lower fibula & tibia

    • C. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • D. 

      Interosseous membrane

  • 5. 
    What is the action of soleus
    • A. 

      Plantarflex ankle

    • B. 

      Flexes foot

    • C. 

      Extends foot

    • D. 

      Plantarflex foot

  • 6. 
    What is insertion of plantaris
    • A. 

      Through calcaneal tendon to calcaneous

    • B. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • C. 

      Plantar surface

    • D. 

      Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

  • 7. 
    Origin of plantaris
    • A. 

      Posterior surface of upper fibula & tibia

    • B. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • C. 

      Lateral femoral condyle

    • D. 

      Medial tibial surface

  • 8. 
    What is the plantaris compared to?
    • A. 

      Like a strong gastrocnemius

    • B. 

      Like a strong soleus

    • C. 

      Like a weak gastrocnemius

    • D. 

      Like a weak soleus

  • 9. 
    What are NOT the actions of the popliteus?
    • A. 

      Laterally rotates femur on tibia and unlocks knee

    • B. 

      Medially rotates tibia on femur and unlocks knee

    • C. 

      Assists in knee flexion

    • D. 

      Helps unlock knee

    • E. 

      Extends knee

  • 10. 
    What is the origin of popliteus
    • A. 

      Lateral femoral condyle

    • B. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • C. 

      Calcaneal

    • D. 

      Interosseous membrane

  • 11. 
    What is the insertion of popliteus
    • A. 

      Posterior & medial tibial surface

    • B. 

      Posterior surface of upper fibula & tibia

    • C. 

      Interosseous membrane

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 12. 
    What are the actions of tibialis posterior
    • A. 

      Inversion plantarflexion of ankle

    • B. 

      Eversion plantarflexion of ankle

    • C. 

      Inversion dorsiflexion of foot

    • D. 

      Eversion dorsiflexion of foot

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Posterior tibia interosseous membrane fibula navicular tuberosity

    • B. 

      Anterior tibia tibia interosseous membrane fibula

    • C. 

      Posterior tibia distal phalanges 2-5 toes

    • D. 

      Plantar surface tallus

  • 14. 
    What does the flexor digitorum longus do
    • A. 

      Plantar flexion inversion flexes big toe

    • B. 

      Flexes 2-5 toes dorsiflexion eversion

    • C. 

      Flexes 2-5 toes inversion plantarflexion

  • 15. 
    Where is flexor digitorum longus located
    • A. 

      Posterior surface of tibia plantar surface bases 2-5 distal phalanges

    • B. 

      Anterior surface of fibula plantar surface base hallux

    • C. 

      Plantar surface bases 2-5 distal phalanges posterior fibula

    • D. 

      Fibula plantar surface of distal phalanx of great toe

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Tibia

    • B. 

      Femur

    • C. 

      Tallus

    • D. 

      Fibula

  • 17. 
    Insertion of flexor hallucis longus
    • A. 

      Plantar surface of base of 2-5 distal phalanges

    • B. 

      Plantar surface of distal phalanx of great toe

    • C. 

      Tibia

    • D. 

      Calcaneous tendon

  • 18. 
    What are NOT the actions of flexor hallucis longus
    • A. 

      Flexes big toe (hallux)

    • B. 

      Plantarflexion of foot

    • C. 

      Inverts foot

    • D. 

      Dorsiflex