Anatomy: The Vertebral Column! Trivia Quiz

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Anatomy Quizzes & Trivia

Anatomy: the vertebral column trivia quiz. The vertebral column, also known as the spine, is curved and can be found in the central axis of the skeleton. Do you know how many vertebrae are in the vertebral column and where are the joints of Luschka found? This quiz will help you understand some more about this region and its many parts. Give it a shot and see how well you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many vertebrae are in the vertebral column?
    • A. 

      31

    • B. 

      33

    • C. 

      35

    • D. 

      37

  • 2. 
    How many regions are in the vertebral column?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 3. 
    Which region of the vertebral column contains 5 vertebrae?
    • A. 

      Cervical

    • B. 

      Thoracic

    • C. 

      Lumbar

    • D. 

      Sacal

    • E. 

      Coccyx

    • F. 

      A&C

    • G. 

      C&D

    • H. 

      C&E

    • I. 

      A,C&D

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Height differences between anterior and posterior parts of vertebrae

    • B. 

      Thickness differences between anterior and posterior parts of vertebrae

    • C. 

      Height differences between anterior and posterior IVDs

    • D. 

      Thickness differences between anterior and posterior IVDs

  • 5. 
    The vertebral column is part of the appendicular skeleton.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What causes the secondary curvature of the vertebral column?
    • A. 

      Height differences between anterior and posterior parts of vertebrae

    • B. 

      Thickness differences between anterior and posterior parts of vertebrae

    • C. 

      Height differences between anterior and posterior IVDs

    • D. 

      Thickness differences between anterior and posterior IVDs

  • 7. 
    When does the primary curvature occur?
    • A. 

      When baby beings to hold head up

    • B. 

      When baby can sit without support

    • C. 

      When baby beings to crawl

    • D. 

      When baby starts to walk

  • 8. 
    When does the secondary curvature occur?
    • A. 

      When baby beings to hold head up

    • B. 

      When baby can sit without support

    • C. 

      When baby beings to crawl

    • D. 

      When baby starts to walk

  • 9. 
    A patient arrives at your clinic with a dowager’s hump what is the clinical name for this abnormal curvature?
    • A. 

      Kyphosis

    • B. 

      Lordosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

    • D. 

      Crooked Back

  • 10. 
    How many processes sprout from typical vertebrae?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

  • 11. 
    The arch is attached to the body of a typical vertebrae via:
    • A. 

      Ligaments

    • B. 

      Processes

    • C. 

      Laminae

    • D. 

      Pedicles

  • 12. 
    Between the pedicle and lamina, there are ____ processes.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 13. 
    The vertebrae are interlocked via their:
    • A. 

      Articular processes

    • B. 

      Spinous processes

    • C. 

      Transverse processes

    • D. 

      Body

  • 14. 
    Spinal Nerves exit the spine via:
    • A. 

      Vertebral foramen

    • B. 

      Intervetebral foramen

    • C. 

      Intravertebral foramen

    • D. 

      IVD foramen

  • 15. 
    IVDs consist of:
    • A. 

      Anulus fibrosus

    • B. 

      Anulus pulposus

    • C. 

      Nucleus fibrosus

    • D. 

      Nucleus pulposus

    • E. 

      A & C

    • F. 

      A & D

    • G. 

      B & C

    • H. 

      B & D

  • 16. 
    In a herniation of L5/S1 disc, which spinal nerve is likely to be compressed?
    • A. 

      L4

    • B. 

      L5

    • C. 

      L6

    • D. 

      S1

  • 17. 
    Disc herniation of L4/L5 damages.
    • A. 

      L4 process

    • B. 

      L4 root

    • C. 

      L5 process

    • D. 

      L5 root

  • 18. 
    What is a key feature of typical cervical vertebrae?
    • A. 

      Transverse foramen

    • B. 

      Transverse ridges

    • C. 

      Mamillary process

    • D. 

      Costal facets

  • 19. 
    What is a key feature of typical thoracic vertebrae?
    • A. 

      Transverse foramen

    • B. 

      Transverse ridges

    • C. 

      Mamillary process

    • D. 

      Costal facets

  • 20. 
    What is a key feature of typical lumbar vertebrae?
    • A. 

      Transverse foramen

    • B. 

      Transverse ridges

    • C. 

      Mamillary process

    • D. 

      Costal facets

  • 21. 
    A climber fell and broke his neck but a certain ligament of the neck prevented compression of the spinal cord by the dens. Which of the following is the ligament?
    • A. 

      Ligamentum nuchae

    • B. 

      Posterior atlanto-occipital

    • C. 

      Alar ligament

    • D. 

      Apical ligament

    • E. 

      Transverse ligament of atlas

  • 22. 
    Which cervical vertebrae are atypical?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

    • F. 

      6

    • G. 

      7

  • 23. 
    Which are the characteristics of the Atlas?
    • A. 

      2 lateral masses connected to 2 arches: ring like

    • B. 

      Very long spinous process, not bifid; Transverse formamen is smallest

    • C. 

      A pair of demi facets

    • D. 

      Dens with its ligaments; Transverse processes are the smallest

  • 24. 
    Which are the characteristics of the Axis?
    • A. 

      2 lateral masses connected to 2 arches: ring like

    • B. 

      Very long spinous process, not bifid; Transverse formamen is smallest

    • C. 

      A pair of demi facets

    • D. 

      Dens with its ligaments; Transverse processes are the smallest

  • 25. 
    Where are the joints of Luschka found?
    • A. 

      Cervical region

    • B. 

      Thoracic region

    • C. 

      Lumbar region

    • D. 

      At the thickest part of the IVD