Anatomical Terminology Quiz

20 Questions
Anatomical Terminology Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of anatomical terminology, directional terminology, and movement of joints. Select the best answer to the questions listed below.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which answer describes the "Anatomical Position"?
    • A. 

      Standing erect, facing observer, arms at side, palms facing to your side

    • B. 

      Standing erect, facing observer, arms at side, palms facing forward

    • C. 

      Standing erect, facing observer,arms at side, palms facing back

    • D. 

      Standing erect, facing observer, arms at side, palms facing outward

  • 2. 
    Which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      The neck is superior to the pelvis

    • B. 

      The chest is inferior to the stomach

    • C. 

      The hip is superior to the shoulder

    • D. 

      The ribs are superior to the chin

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Posterior

    • B. 

      Dorsal

    • C. 

      Anterior

    • D. 

      Proximal

  • 4. 
    Which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      The inside of the thigh is lateral to the outside of the thigh

    • B. 

      The shoulder is lateral to the neck

    • C. 

      The knee is lateral to the hip

    • D. 

      The ankle is medial to the foot

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The knee is proximal to the hip

    • B. 

      The hip is proximal to the knee

    • C. 

      The shoulder is distal to the elbow

    • D. 

      The knee is distal to the ankle

  • 6. 
    Mrs. Smith has poison ivy on her shoulder, the poor thing.  She reaches her right hand over to her left shoulder to "scratch that itch".  Which movement is occuring at her ELBOW joint?
    • A. 

      Extension

    • B. 

      Circumduction

    • C. 

      Flexion

    • D. 

      Supination

  • 7. 
    Which movement is occurring at Mrs. Smith's right shoulder when she "scratches that itch"?
    • A. 

      External Rotation

    • B. 

      Circumduction

    • C. 

      Lateral Flexion

    • D. 

      Internal Rotation

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Lateral Flexion

    • B. 

      Adduction

    • C. 

      Internal Rotation

    • D. 

      Abduction

  • 9. 
    Jane has completed those jumping jacks, her hands are now at her side.  Which movement did she complete?
    • A. 

      Adduction

    • B. 

      Abduction

    • C. 

      Internal Rotation

    • D. 

      Lateral Flexion

  • 10. 
    Tilt your head, bringing your right ear to your right shoulder.  What is the movement of your neck?
    • A. 

      Rotation

    • B. 

      Lateral Flexion

    • C. 

      Medial Flexion

    • D. 

      External Flexion

  • 11. 
    Mrs. Cicoria is mad at Mr. Cicoria.  Her posture is as follows...She is standing with her left foot pointed forward, her right foot is pointed out the the side, her hands are on her hips, she is tapping her right foot up and down off the floor.  Which answer best describes the action of her right HIP joint?
    • A. 

      Flexion

    • B. 

      External Rotation

    • C. 

      Extension

    • D. 

      Internal Rotation

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Pronation

    • B. 

      Supination

    • C. 

      Adduction

    • D. 

      Rotation

  • 13. 
    GI Joe is working on his third set of thirty push-ups.  Which best describes the position he is in?
    • A. 

      Distal

    • B. 

      Prone

    • C. 

      Strong

    • D. 

      Supine

  • 14. 
    Ann stands on her "tip toe's" to reach her favorite dish in the cupboard.  What is the movement of her ankles?
    • A. 

      Plantar Flexion

    • B. 

      Extension

    • C. 

      Dorsiflexion

    • D. 

      Anterior Rotation

  • 15. 
    Mark is sitting in a chair, legs out in front of him resting on an ottoman.  His knees are.....
    • A. 

      Hyperextended

    • B. 

      Rotated

    • C. 

      Flexed

    • D. 

      Extended

  • 16. 
    Remember when Mrs. Cicoria was mad, she was tapping her right foot on the floor?  Which best describes her ANKLE movement as her foot lifts off the floor in an UPWARD motion?
    • A. 

      Plantar Flexion

    • B. 

      Dorsi Flexion

    • C. 

      Inversion

    • D. 

      Eversion

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Flexion of elbow, Extension of hip

    • B. 

      Abduction of elbow, Flexion of hip

    • C. 

      Extension of elbow, Flexion of hip

    • D. 

      Abduction of elbow, adduction of hip

  • 18. 
    Which BEST describes the action do you complete every day when you turn OFF the ignition of your van?
    • A. 

      Supination

    • B. 

      External Rotation

    • C. 

      Internal Rotation

    • D. 

      Pronation

  • 19. 
    Jillian is the cutest little baby, she is lying in her crib playing with the toy that is hanging above her.  What position is Jillian lying in?
    • A. 

      Supine

    • B. 

      Prone

    • C. 

      Flexed

    • D. 

      Extended

  • 20. 
    Which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      The ear is medial to the eye

    • B. 

      The chin is anterior to the nose

    • C. 

      The elbow is proximal to the shoulder

    • D. 

      The elbow is distal to the shoulder