Upper Limbs Anatomy Quiz

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Hello and welcome to this short and fun 'Upper Limb Anatomy Quiz'. We've created this quiz to test your understanding of upper limb anatomy and other related body parts. Do you think you have the knowledge as a medical or anatomy student? Do you think you can knowledgeably answer all the questions of this quiz without making any mistakes or problems? Try your hands on this quiz and get enlightened about your knowledge.


Upper Limbs Anatomy Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    How many parts are the upper limb made of?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    The upper limb consists of three parts: the arm, the forearm, and the hand. Each part has its own distinct set of bones, muscles, and joints that work together to allow for movement and function. Therefore, the correct answer is three.

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  • 2. 

    Which is the single bone of the arm?

    • A.

      Ulna

    • B.

      Humerus

    • C.

      Pivot

    • D.

      Hinge

    Correct Answer
    B. Humerus
    Explanation
    The humerus is the single bone of the arm. It is the long bone that extends from the shoulder to the elbow and is responsible for connecting the shoulder girdle to the forearm. The ulna is one of the two bones in the forearm, while pivot and hinge are not bones but rather types of joints. Therefore, the correct answer is humerus.

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  • 3. 

    How many bones are in the upper limb?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      35

    • C.

      47

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    D. 30
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30. The upper limb consists of the arm, forearm, and hand. It includes the humerus, radius, ulna, carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. In total, there are 30 bones in the upper limb.

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  • 4. 

    How many carpal bones do the hands have?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8 because the hands have 8 carpal bones. These carpal bones are located in the wrist and are arranged in two rows. They are responsible for providing stability and flexibility to the wrist joint, allowing for a wide range of movements.

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  • 5. 

    How many metacarpals does each limb have?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    Each limb has 5 metacarpals. The metacarpals are the bones in the hand that connect the wrist bones to the fingers. There are 5 metacarpals in each hand, one for each finger. Therefore, the correct answer is 5.

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  • 6. 

    How many distal ends do humerus have?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    The humerus bone has two distal ends. One end articulates with the radius and ulna bones of the forearm at the elbow joint, while the other end forms part of the shoulder joint by articulating with the scapula bone. These distal ends facilitate movement and stability of the arm.

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  • 7. 

    What is capitulum known as?

    • A.

      Egg shell

    • B.

      Small head

    • C.

      Big head

    • D.

      Diaphragm

    Correct Answer
    B. Small head
    Explanation
    The term "capitulum" refers to a small head. It is a Latin word that is commonly used in anatomy to describe a rounded or knob-like structure resembling a head. In this context, capitulum is being used to describe a small head. Therefore, the correct answer is "Small head".

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  • 8. 

    What is the medial bone of the forearm?

    • A.

      Pivot

    • B.

      Ulna

    • C.

      Humerus

    • D.

      Other

    Correct Answer
    B. Ulna
    Explanation
    The ulna is the medial bone of the forearm. It is located on the inner side of the forearm and runs parallel to the radius. The ulna is longer and larger than the radius and plays a key role in the stability and movement of the forearm and wrist. It articulates with the humerus at the elbow joint and forms a joint with the radius at both ends, allowing for rotation and movement of the forearm.

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  • 9. 

    Where is the radius?

    • A.

      Lateral part

    • B.

      Bilateral part

    • C.

      Horizontal part

    • D.

      Other

    Correct Answer
    A. Lateral part
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the lateral part. The question is asking about the location of the radius, which is one of the two bones in the forearm. The radius is located on the lateral side of the forearm, which means it is positioned towards the thumb side of the arm when the palm is facing up.

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  • 10. 

    What part of the body is often referred to as the limb?

    • A.

      Legs

    • B.

      Torso

    • C.

      Head

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Legs
    Explanation
    The term "limb" commonly refers to the legs of the body. The legs are the parts of the body that are used for walking, running, and other forms of locomotion. They are typically attached to the torso and provide support and movement for the body. The head and torso are not usually referred to as limbs, although they are important parts of the body. Therefore, the correct answer is legs.

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Farah Naz |MBBS |
Medicine
Farah holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Dow University of Health Sciences. She gained valuable experience through internships in Radiology, Cardiology, and Neurosurgery, and has contributed to two research publications in medical journals. Passionate about healthcare education, Farah excels in crafting medical content, including articles, literature reviews, and e-learning courses. Leveraging her expertise, she meticulously reviews medical science quizzes, ensuring accuracy and educational value for aspiring healthcare professionals.

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