Anatomy Introductory Terms Quiz

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This quiz coveres regional terms, directional terms, body planes, body cavities, and feedback mechanisms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the common name for the otic region?
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Ear

    • C. 

      Cheek

    • D. 

      Foot

    • E. 

      Great toe

  • 2. 
    The __________________ region is commonly known as the outside elbow, whereas the ____________________ region is known as the inside elbow.
    • A. 

      Patellar; popliteal

    • B. 

      Antecubital; buccal

    • C. 

      Popliteal; olecranal

    • D. 

      Olecranal; antecubital

    • E. 

      Sural; crural

  • 3. 
    A body plane in which divides the anterior and posterior portions of the body is called a _______________ plane.
    • A. 

      Midsagital

    • B. 

      Sagital

    • C. 

      Frontal

    • D. 

      Transverse

    • E. 

      Cross-section

  • 4. 
      What body cavity is identified by #8?
    • A. 

      Abdominopelvic cavity

    • B. 

      Abdominal cavity

    • C. 

      Urinary cavity

    • D. 

      Pelvic cavity

    • E. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 5. 
      What body cavity is identified by #5?
    • A. 

      Meritoneal cavity

    • B. 

      Thoracic cavity

    • C. 

      Pleural cavity

    • D. 

      Abdominopelvic cavity

    • E. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 6. 
      The lungs are contained within body cavity #4. What is the name for this body cavity?
    • A. 

      Pericardial cavity

    • B. 

      Abdominal cavity

    • C. 

      Pleural cavity

    • D. 

      Thoracic cavity

    • E. 

      Spinal cavity

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the common name for the inguinal region?
    • A. 

      Pelvis

    • B. 

      Cheek

    • C. 

      Calf

    • D. 

      Groin

    • E. 

      Wrist

  • 8. 
    Check all that apply: Which of the following organs can be found within the abdominopelvic cavity?
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Bladder

    • C. 

      Small intestine

    • D. 

      Lungs

    • E. 

      Ovaries

    • F. 

      Testes

    • G. 

      Spine

  • 9. 
    Which of the following fits best? "The buccal region is _____________ to the thoracic region."
    • A. 

      Inferior

    • B. 

      Deep

    • C. 

      Distal

    • D. 

      Proximal

    • E. 

      Superior

  • 10. 
       Which of the following fits best? "The pleural cavities sit ______________________ to the pericardial cavity"
    • A. 

      Superficial

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Medial

    • E. 

      Anterior

  • 11. 
    Which of the following fits best? The thumb is  _____________________ to the pinky finger
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Superficial

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Posterior

    • E. 

      Deep

  • 12. 
     This image demonstrates which body plane?
    • A. 

      Coronal

    • B. 

      Transverse

    • C. 

      Frontal

    • D. 

      Midsagital

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
       This image demonstrates which body plane?
    • A. 

      Sagital

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Anterior

    • D. 

      Antisagital

    • E. 

      Transverse

  • 14. 
    Which correctly displays the pathway of communication with a negative feedback mechanism?
    • A. 

      Stimulus -> effector -> receptor -> control center

    • B. 

      Stimulus -> receptor -> control center -> effector

    • C. 

      Stimulus -> receptor -> effector -> control center

    • D. 

      Stimulus -> control center -> receptor -> effector

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    "During labor, the brain triggers the release of oxytocin to continually stimulate contraction of the uterus until the baby is born" This is an example of:
    • A. 

      A negative feedback mechanism

    • B. 

      A positive feedback mechanism

    • C. 

      There is not enough information

  • 16. 
    The body is great at maintaining homeostasis through tempurature regulation.  Which mechanism does temperature regulation follow?
    • A. 

      A negative feedback mechanism

    • B. 

      A positive feedback mechanism

    • C. 

      There is not enough information

  • 17. 
    In this example of a positive feedback mechanism, what is considered the effector?
    • A. 

      Break in the blood vessels

    • B. 

      Blood clots completed

    • C. 

      Acceleration of clotting

    • D. 

      The damaged cells

    • E. 

      Bleeding

  • 18. 
    In any feedback mechanism, the "control center" is usually the ______________.
    • A. 

      Brain

    • B. 

      Muscles

    • C. 

      Spinal chord

    • D. 

      Stimulus

    • E. 

      Receptors uncle

  • 19. 
    Muscle is said to be ____________ to the skin.
    • A. 

      Superficial

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Deep

    • E. 

      Medial

  • 20. 
    Which of the following fits best? "The femoral region is ____________ to the crural region"
    • A. 

      Inferior

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Distal

    • E. 

      Anterior

  • 21. 
    Which of the following fits best? "The corpus collosum is ____________ to the pons."
    • A. 

      Proximal

    • B. 

      Deep

    • C. 

      Superior

    • D. 

      Lateral

    • E. 

      Inferior

  • 22. 
    Lumbar : lower back buccal: __________
    • A. 

      Chin

    • B. 

      Shin

    • C. 

      Cheek

    • D. 

      Back of the knee

    • E. 

      Ear

  • 23. 
    spinal cavity : spine cranial cavity: ________
    • A. 

      Lungs

    • B. 

      Brain

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Diaphragm

    • E. 

      Mediastinum

  • 24. 
    Example of a mechanism:
    • Glucose from ingested food is absorbed in the intestinal wall and the level of glucose in blood rises.
    • Elevation of glucose concentration in the blood then stimulates the pancreas to release insulin.
    • As a result, blood glucose levels fall.
    In this example, what is the initial stimulus?
    • A. 

      Glucose levels in blood fall

    • B. 

      Glucose levels in blood rise

    • C. 

      Pancreas releases insulin

    • D. 

      Stimulation of the pancreas

    • E. 

      Not enough information

  • 25. 
    The brachial region is both______________ and _____________ to the acromial region.
    • A. 

      Lateral; proximal

    • B. 

      Lateral; distal

    • C. 

      Proximal; superficial

    • D. 

      Superior; distal

    • E. 

      Distal; medial

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