Anatomy Quiz Lower Leg Muscles And Groups

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The lower leg is the part of the lower limb that lies between the knee and the ankle. The leg from the knee to the ankle is called the crus. Do you know the muscles that exist in this part of the body? Test yourself by taking up this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the medial head and lateral head origin of Gastrocnemius
    • A. 

      Above medial & lateral condyle of femur

    • B. 

      Below medial & lateral condyle of femur

    • C. 

      Tibia & fibula

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 2. 
    What is the insertion of Gastrocnemius and soleus
    • A. 

      Through calcaneal tendon to calcaneous

    • B. 

      Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

    • C. 

      Posterior & medial tibial surfce

    • D. 

      Navicular tuberosity

  • 3. 
    What are the actions of gastrocnemius
    • A. 

      Plantarflex foot

    • B. 

      Plantarflex ankle knee flexion (when not weight bearing)

    • C. 

      Dorsiflex foot

    • D. 

      Flexes big toe

  • 4. 
    What is the origin of soleus 
    • A. 

      Posterior surface of upper fibula & tibia

    • B. 

      Anterior surface of lower fibula & tibia

    • C. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • D. 

      Interosseous membrane

  • 5. 
    What is the action of soleus
    • A. 

      Plantarflex ankle

    • B. 

      Flexes foot

    • C. 

      Extends foot

    • D. 

      Plantarflex foot

  • 6. 
    What is insertion of plantaris
    • A. 

      Through calcaneal tendon to calcaneous

    • B. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • C. 

      Plantar surface

    • D. 

      Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

  • 7. 
    Origin of plantaris
    • A. 

      Posterior surface of upper fibula & tibia

    • B. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • C. 

      Lateral femoral condyle

    • D. 

      Medial tibial surface

  • 8. 
    What is the plantaris compared to?
    • A. 

      Like a strong gastrocnemius

    • B. 

      Like a strong soleus

    • C. 

      Like a weak gastrocnemius

    • D. 

      Like a weak soleus

  • 9. 
    What are NOT the actions of the popliteus?
    • A. 

      Laterally rotates femur on tibia and unlocks knee

    • B. 

      Medially rotates tibia on femur and unlocks knee

    • C. 

      Assists in knee flexion

    • D. 

      Helps unlock knee

    • E. 

      Extends knee

  • 10. 
    What is the origin of popliteus
    • A. 

      Lateral femoral condyle

    • B. 

      Lateral supracondylar ridge of femur

    • C. 

      Calcaneal

    • D. 

      Interosseous membrane

  • 11. 
    What is the insertion of popliteus
    • A. 

      Posterior & medial tibial surface

    • B. 

      Posterior surface of upper fibula & tibia

    • C. 

      Interosseous membrane

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 12. 
    What are the actions of tibialis posterior
    • A. 

      Inversion plantarflexion of ankle

    • B. 

      Eversion plantarflexion of ankle

    • C. 

      Inversion dorsiflexion of foot

    • D. 

      Eversion dorsiflexion of foot

  • 13. 
    What is the insertion and origin of tibialilis posterior
    • A. 

      Posterior tibia interosseous membrane fibula navicular tuberosity

    • B. 

      Anterior tibia tibia interosseous membrane fibula

    • C. 

      Posterior tibia distal phalanges 2-5 toes

    • D. 

      Plantar surface tallus

  • 14. 
    What does the flexor digitorum longus do
    • A. 

      Plantar flexion inversion flexes big toe

    • B. 

      Flexes 2-5 toes dorsiflexion eversion

    • C. 

      Flexes 2-5 toes inversion plantarflexion

  • 15. 
    Where is flexor digitorum longus located
    • A. 

      Posterior surface of tibia plantar surface bases 2-5 distal phalanges

    • B. 

      Anterior surface of fibula plantar surface base hallux

    • C. 

      Plantar surface bases 2-5 distal phalanges posterior fibula

    • D. 

      Fibula plantar surface of distal phalanx of great toe

  • 16. 
    What's the origin of flexor hallucis longus
    • A. 

      Tibia

    • B. 

      Femur

    • C. 

      Tallus

    • D. 

      Fibula

  • 17. 
    Insertion of flexor hallucis longus
    • A. 

      Plantar surface of base of 2-5 distal phalanges

    • B. 

      Plantar surface of distal phalanx of great toe

    • C. 

      Tibia

    • D. 

      Calcaneous tendon

  • 18. 
    What are NOT the actions of flexor hallucis longus
    • A. 

      Flexes big toe (hallux)

    • B. 

      Plantarflexion of foot

    • C. 

      Inverts foot

    • D. 

      Dorsiflex

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