Anatomical Directions Test - 1

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Anatomical Directions Test - 1

Welcome to the human anatomy & physiology electronic frontier classroom of the 21st century. When the human body is in the anatomical position, discussions about the body, how it moves, its posture, or the relationship of one area to another, assume that the body as a whole is in a specific position. I hope you will gain a better understanding of the directions used in describing positions of the human body.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A crosswise plane which divides the body or any of it's parts into lower and upper parts is called a(n)_____ plane.
    • A. 

      Coronal

    • B. 

      Midline

    • C. 

      Sagittal

    • D. 

      Transverse

    • E. 

      Midsagittal

  • 2. 
    A lengthwise plane running from front to back which divides the body into left and right sides is called a(n)_____ plane.
    • A. 

      Coronal

    • B. 

      Midline

    • C. 

      Sagittal

    • D. 

      Transverse

    • E. 

      Midsagittal

  • 3. 
    A _____ _____ looks similar to those directions found on geographical maps. It is very helpful diagram of the planes, and directions of the body.
    • A. 

      Anatomical compass

    • B. 

      Anatomical rosette

    • C. 

      Compass rosette

    • D. 

      Geographical rosette

  • 4. 
    A(n) _____ _____ is used to make the reading of anatomical figures a little easier.
    • A. 

      Anatomical rosette

    • B. 

      Anatomical compass

    • C. 

      Compass rosette

    • D. 

      G.P.S. rosette

  • 5. 
    _____ direction is moving toward the front of the body.
    • A. 

      Anterior

    • B. 

      Dorsal

    • C. 

      Ventral

    • D. 

      Visceral

    • E. 

      Medullary

  • 6. 
    Coronal and horizontal planes may be referred to as transverse planes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Cortical refers to an outer region or cortex of a body or organ.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    _____ direction is moving toward the back of the body.
    • A. 

      Deep

    • B. 

      Dorsal

    • C. 

      Ventral

    • D. 

      Visceral

    • E. 

      Posterior

  • 9. 
    Superficial is the anatomical direction that is toward the _____ of a part or away from the inside of the body or organ.
  • 10. 
    The left hand is _____ to the elbow.
    • A. 

      Lateral

    • B. 

      Distal

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Ipsilateral

  • 11. 
    The navel is on the dorsal surface of your body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The right knee is _____ to the right ankle.
    • A. 

      Cortical

    • B. 

      Ipsilateral

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Ventral

  • 13. 
    This anatomical direction _____ is toward the wall or away from internal structures.
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Medullary

    • C. 

      Cephalad

    • D. 

      Contralateral

    • E. 

      Cortical

  • 14. 
    What anatomical direction is located along (toward) the belly surface of the body?
    • A. 

      Deep

    • B. 

      Posterior

    • C. 

      Dorsal

    • D. 

      Ventral

    • E. 

      Ipsilateral

  • 15. 
    What anatomical direction means moving toward the head?
    • A. 

      Dorsal

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Cephalad

    • D. 

      Contralateral

    • E. 

      Superior

  • 16. 
    What anatomical direction means toward the feet of tail of the body?
    • A. 

      Caudal

    • B. 

      Inferior

    • C. 

      Visceral

    • D. 

      Cortical

    • E. 

      Ipsilateral

  • 17. 
    What anatomical direction means toward the trunk (use an appendage as a relative position?
    • A. 

      Caudal

    • B. 

      Inferior

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Cortical

    • E. 

      Ipsilateral

  • 18. 
    What direction is toward the bottom of the body?
    • A. 

      Lateral

    • B. 

      Inferior

    • C. 

      Superior

    • D. 

      Superficial

  • 19. 
    What direction means toward the front of the body?
    • A. 

      Anterior

    • B. 

      Deep

    • C. 

      Ipsilateral

    • D. 

      Medial

    • E. 

      Posterior

  • 20. 
    What direction means toward the side or away from the midsagittal plane?
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Rostral

    • D. 

      Palmar

    • E. 

      Cranial

  • 21. 
    What direction of of the patient's body, if it is your left?
  • 22. 
    What is the anatomical direction found on an appendage moving away from the  sagittal plane is called a(n)_____?
  • 23. 
    What plane divides the body into anterior and posterior portions?
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Sagittal

    • C. 

      Frontal

    • D. 

      Transverse

    • E. 

      Mesosagittal

  • 24. 
    When a sagittal section is made in the exact midline of the body, this plane is called a(n)_____.
    • A. 

      Coronal

    • B. 

      Horizontal

    • C. 

      Midsagittal

    • D. 

      Transverse

    • E. 

      Sagittal

  • 25. 
    Which anatomical direction is found on the opposite side of the body?
    • A. 

      Caudad

    • B. 

      Contralateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Cortical

    • E. 

      Visceral