Anatomy Muscle Quiz- Trunk & Abdominal

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Muscle Anatomy Quizzes & Trivia

The muscles of the trunk include those that move the vertebral column, the muscles that form the thoracic and abdominal walls, and those that cover the pelvic outlet. Test just how much you know about these muscles by taking the simple quiz below. All the best and share it with your friends!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the origins for rectus abdominis
    • A. 

      Anterior Iliac crest, and inguinal ligament

    • B. 

      Symphysis pubis and pubic crest

    • C. 

      Xiphoid process inferior ribs

    • D. 

      External surface ribs 5-12

  • 2. 
    Where does the intertransversi run? What what does it do?
    • A. 

      The spinous process to adjacent spinous process; extends

    • B. 

      On the bodies; rotates

    • C. 

      Across vertebraes; flexes

    • D. 

      From transverse process to adjacent trasverse process; Laterally flexes

  • 3. 
    What are the insertions of the transverse abdominis?
    • A. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia, costal cartilage 7-12, Iliac crest, Inguinal ligament

    • B. 

      Rectus sheath anterior iliac crest thoracolumbar fossa

    • C. 

      Inguinal ligament, iliac crest, costal cartilage 5-7

    • D. 

      Linea alba, pubis, xiphoid process

  • 4. 
    What are the actions for the Spinalis unilateral (thoracic and cervical)?
    • A. 

      Extends the vertebrae column and rotation

    • B. 

      Lateral bend to same side and rotation to same side

    • C. 

      Compress and supports abdominal viscera

    • D. 

      Lateral flexes trunk to same side

  • 5. 
    What are the actions of the Quadratus Lumborum?
    • A. 

      Compresses abdominal viscera medial flexes trunk to same side

    • B. 

      Extension of vertebrae column

    • C. 

      Fixes 12th rib during respiration and lateral flexes to same side

    • D. 

      Rotation to same side and extension of vertebrae column

  • 6. 
    What are the actions of the internal abdominal oblique?
    • A. 

      Same shoulder to opposite hip, flex trunk

    • B. 

      Compresses and supports abdominal viscera

    • C. 

      Supports abdominal viscera, flex trunk, same shoulder to same hip

    • D. 

      Lateral flex side to side and compresses abdominal viscera

  • 7. 
    What are the insertions of the Rectus abdominis?
    • A. 

      Xiphoid process inferior ribs (costal cartilages 5-7)

    • B. 

      Symphysis pubis pubic crest

    • C. 

      Rectus sheath inguinal ligament anterior iliac crest

    • D. 

      Linea alba pubis xiphoid process

  • 8. 
    Where do the fibers of the internal abdominal oblique run?
    • A. 

      The fibers run in fingers in pocket's direction

    • B. 

      The fibers run transverse

    • C. 

      The fibers run in thirty degree angle

    • D. 

      The fibers run at right angle to external abdominal oblique

  • 9. 
    What are the origins of the quardratus lumborum?
    • A. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia, inguinal ligament, iliac crest, and costal cartilage 7-12

    • B. 

      Twelfth rib and upper lumbar vertebrae

    • C. 

      Iliac crest and lower lumbar vertebrae

    • D. 

      Rectus sheath inguinal ligament anterior iliac crest

  • 10. 
    What is the origin of External abdominal oblique
    • A. 

      Anterior iliac crest inguinal ligament

    • B. 

      External surface ribs 5-12

    • C. 

      Linea alba pubis xiphoid process

    • D. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia

  • 11. 
    What are the actions of the rectus abdominis?
    • A. 

      Lateral flex side to side, flexes trunk, and compresses abdominal fascia

    • B. 

      Supports abdominal fascia trunk flexion

    • C. 

      Compresses abdominal fascia flex trunk

    • D. 

      Same shoulder to same hip trunk flexion compresses abdominal fascia

  • 12. 
    What are the origins of the transverus abdominis?
    • A. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia, costal cartilages 7-12, iliac crest, inguinal ligament

    • B. 

      Rectus sheath, inguinal ligament, anterior iliac crest

    • C. 

      Twelfth rib upper lumbar vertebrae

    • D. 

      Ribs 10-12, rectus sheath

  • 13. 
    What are the origins of the internal abdominal oblique?
    • A. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia, inguinal ligament

    • B. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia, lateral inguinal ligament, posterior iliac crest

    • C. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia, lateral inguinal ligament, anterior iliac crest

    • D. 

      Iliac crest

  • 14. 
    What is NOT the action of the external abdominal oblique?
    • A. 

      Medial flex side to side

    • B. 

      Compresses abdominal viscera

    • C. 

      Trunk flexes

    • D. 

      Same shoulder to opposite hip

  • 15. 
    What are the insertion of the quadratus lumborum?
    • A. 

      Twelfth rib, upper lumbar vertebrae

    • B. 

      Ribs 10-12 rectus sheath

    • C. 

      Xiphoid process anterior iliac crest

    • D. 

      Inguinal ligament thoracolumbar fascia

  • 16. 
    What are the insertions of the external abdominal oblique?
    • A. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia, anterior iliac crest, lateral inguinal ligament

    • B. 

      Rectus sheath inguinal ligament anterior iliac crest

    • C. 

      Linea alba, pubis, xiphoid process

    • D. 

      External surface ribs 5-12

  • 17. 
    What are the actions of the transversus abdominis?
    • A. 

      Supports abdominal oblique

    • B. 

      Flexes trunk

    • C. 

      Same shoulder to same hip

    • D. 

      Compresses and supports abdominal oblique

  • 18. 
    What is the insertion of the internal abdominal oblique?
    • A. 

      Ribs 10-12 rectus sheath

    • B. 

      Anterior iliac crest lateral inguinal ligament

    • C. 

      Pubic crest xiphoid process

    • D. 

      Thoracolumbar fascia costal cartilages 7-12