The Ultimate Anatomy And Physiology Quiz!

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The Ultimate Anatomy And Physiology Quiz!

The human body is fascinating, and we get to learn more about how it carries out its functions by studying its anatomy and physiology. Just how attentive have you been in your biology classes? Take up the anatomy and physiology quiz below and see which topics you need to study more before the final exam. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following blood vessels carries blood towards the heart?
    • A. 

      Veins

    • B. 

      Arteries

    • C. 

      Capillaries

    • D. 

      The aorta

  • 2. 
    What is the purpose of the heart valves?
    • A. 

      To allow gaseous exchange.

    • B. 

      To prevent gaseous exchange.

    • C. 

      To allow backflow of blood.

    • D. 

      To prevent backflow of blood.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Left ventricle, aorta, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins, vena cava, and, right atrium

    • B. 

      Right ventricle, pulmonary artery, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins, pulmonary veins, left atrium

    • C. 

      Right ventricle, aorta, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins, vena cava, left atrium

    • D. 

      Left ventricle, pulmonary artery, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins, pulmonary veins, right atrium

  • 4. 
    Why does the left ventricle have thicker walls than the right ventricle?
    • A. 

      So it can pump blood more forcefully

    • B. 

      So it can pump blood less forcefully

    • C. 

      To allow gaseous exchange

    • D. 

      To prevent gaseous exchange

  • 5. 
    Which of the following carries oxygenated blood to the heart from the lungs?
    • A. 

      The aorta

    • B. 

      The pulmonary vein

    • C. 

      The venae cavae

    • D. 

      The pulmonary artery

  • 6. 
    Which of the following describes a long bone?
    • A. 

      It is curved to help absorb stress

    • B. 

      It provides protection and sites for muscle attachment

    • C. 

      It is almost equal in length and width

    • D. 

      It has a very complex shape

  • 7. 
    Which of the following muscles lifts the ribs to expand the chest cavity?
    • A. 

      The diaphragm

    • B. 

      The internal intercostals

    • C. 

      The external intercostals

    • D. 

      The pectoralis major

  • 8. 
    Which arrow is pointing to the larynx?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 9. 
    Which of the following gases diffuses into the alveoli from the capillaries to be exhaled?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Carbon monoxide

  • 10. 
    Where would you find the tarsals?
    • A. 

      The upper arm

    • B. 

      The wrist

    • C. 

      The upper leg

    • D. 

      The foot

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a function of the skeleton?
    • A. 

      It supplies oxygen to working muscles

    • B. 

      It makes ATP for energy

    • C. 

      It stores ATP for energy

    • D. 

      It protects vital organs

  • 12. 
    To what area of the skeleton is the arrow pointing to?
    • A. 

      Ilium

    • B. 

      Ischium

    • C. 

      Sacrum

    • D. 

      Coccyx

  • 13. 
    Which of the following forms a part of the axial skeleton?
    • A. 

      The ulna

    • B. 

      The tibia

    • C. 

      The ribs

    • D. 

      The scapula

  • 14. 
    Which of the following description is describing an irregular bone?
    • A. 

      Curved to help absorb stress from the body

    • B. 

      Thin, give protection to internal organs, provide sites for muscle attachment

    • C. 

      Almost equal in width and length, cube shape

    • D. 

      Have complex shapes

  • 15. 
    Which type of bone is the femur?
    • A. 

      Long

    • B. 

      Flat

    • C. 

      Short

    • D. 

      Irregular

  • 16. 
    What percentage of oxygen is found in exhaled air?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      20

  • 17. 
    In the process of ossification, what does bone develop from?
    • A. 

      Bone marrow

    • B. 

      Ligaments

    • C. 

      Cartilage

    • D. 

      Synovial fluid

  • 18. 
    What effect does regular weight-bearing exercise have on joints?
    • A. 

      Increased ligament strength

    • B. 

      Increased mitochondria density

    • C. 

      Increased joint friction

    • D. 

      Increased joint volume

  • 19. 
    Which bones meet to form a pivot joint?
    • A. 

      The femur and tibia

    • B. 

      The pelvis and hip

    • C. 

      The radius and ulna

    • D. 

      The clavicle and humerus

  • 20. 
    To what part of the synovial joint is the arrow pointing?
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Bone marrow

    • C. 

      Ligaments

    • D. 

      Red blood cells

  • 21. 
    Which joint action is taking place when the palm turns upwards?
    • A. 

      Pronation

    • B. 

      Supination

    • C. 

      Adduction

    • D. 

      Abduction

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Lateral Flexion

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Flexion

    • D. 

      Extension

  • 23. 
    Which of the following muscles is located in the upper arm?
    • A. 

      Biceps

    • B. 

      Hamstrings

    • C. 

      Trapezius

    • D. 

      Soleus

  • 24. 
    Where would you find the cardiac muscle?
    • A. 

      The veins

    • B. 

      The arteries

    • C. 

      The heart

    • D. 

      The lungs

  • 25. 
    What is the function of actin and myosin filaments?
    • A. 

      Muscle fibre breakdown

    • B. 

      Energy production

    • C. 

      Muscle contraction

    • D. 

      Regeneration of ATP