Basic Human Anatomy: Practice Test! Quiz

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Basic Human Anatomy: Practice Test! Quiz

Are you looking for a career that involves basic human anatomy? This quiz can be a lifesaver. The human body's anatomy comprises different organs that work in synergy and help perform more complex bodily functions. Human anatomy is part of medical terminology. If you are reviewing information for an exam, you can use this quiz as a practice test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The axial skeleton includes:
    • A. 

      Limbs/vertebral column

    • B. 

      Skull

    • C. 

      Phalanges

    • D. 

      Skull/torso

  • 2. 
    Appendicular skeleton includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Thorax

    • B. 

      Pectoral girdle

    • C. 

      Upper/lower limbs

    • D. 

      Pelvic girdle

  • 3. 
    Abduction means:
    • A. 

      Moving towards the midline

    • B. 

      Moving away from the midline

    • C. 

      Taken away by aliens

    • D. 

      Rotating palms up

  • 4. 
    What transports blood away from the heart?
    • A. 

      Blood vessels

    • B. 

      Arteries

    • C. 

      Veins

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular nerves

  • 5. 
    The lymphatic system includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Spleen

    • B. 

      Capillaries

    • C. 

      Thymus

    • D. 

      Lymph nodes/vessels

  • 6. 
    Gonads, pancreas, thymus, thyroid, and pituitary/pineal/adrenal glands belong to the
    • A. 

      Lymphatic system

    • B. 

      Digestive system

    • C. 

      Reproductive system

    • D. 

      Endocrine system

  • 7. 
    The cranial and spinal (vertebral) cavity are located in the _________ cavity:
    • A. 

      Ventral (anterior)

    • B. 

      Dorsal (posterior)

    • C. 

      Abdominopelvic

    • D. 

      Retroperitoneal

  • 8. 
    The ventral (anterior) cavity includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Medialstinum region

    • B. 

      Thoracic cavity

    • C. 

      Pleural cavities

    • D. 

      Peritoneal cavity

  • 9. 
    The thoracic cavity does not include the:
    • A. 

      Peritoneal cavity

    • B. 

      Pleural cavity

    • C. 

      Paricardial cavity

    • D. 

      Mediastinum region

  • 10. 
    The inferior portion of the abdominopelvic cavity is:
    • A. 

      Abdominal cavity

    • B. 

      Pelvic cavity

    • C. 

      Peritoneal cavity

    • D. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 11. 
    Retroperiteal space does not include:
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Spleen

    • C. 

      Pancreas

    • D. 

      Part of the large intestine

  • 12. 
    Pleura, pericardium, and peritoneum membranes have both parital and _________ membranes:
    • A. 

      Visceral

    • B. 

      Lining

    • C. 

      Adhering

    • D. 

      Cavity

  • 13. 
    _______________, _______________, ______________ are all intercellular attachments.
  • 14. 
    This intercellular attachment interlocks proteins, blocks passage of moleclues, and is found in the digestive system:
    • A. 

      Tight junction

    • B. 

      Communicating junction

    • C. 

      Anchoring junction

    • D. 

      Desmosome

  • 15. 
    ___________________ is the intercellular attachment that embeds proteins forming channels between cells, allowing certain molecules to pass through, and is composed of cardiac muscle tissue.
  • 16. 
    The anchoring junction, or desmosome, has proteins sown to the cell membrane, a continuous sheet of cells, resists stretching and twisting, and is found in the:
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Skin

    • C. 

      Liver

    • D. 

      Brain

  • 17. 
    ______________, located at the lateral surface of the epitheial tissue, aids in absorbtion.
    • A. 

      Endothelium

    • B. 

      Microvilli

    • C. 

      Mesothelium

    • D. 

      Sterocilia

  • 18. 
    Simple squamous epithelium is located in:
    • A. 

      Kidney tubules, ducts and secretory portions of small glands, and ovary surfaces

    • B. 

      Large glands, the treachea, and most of the respiratory tract

    • C. 

      Most of the digestive tract, uterine tubes, and some regions of the uterus

    • D. 

      Lining of heart, blood vessels, and lungs; lining of ventral cavity

  • 19. 
    What type of epithelium is found in the largest ducts of sweat glands, mammary glands, and salivary glands?
    • A. 

      Transitional epithelium

    • B. 

      Stratified columnar epithelium

    • C. 

      Simple cuboidal epithelium

    • D. 

      Stratified cubodial epithelium

  • 20. 
    Sebaceous glands are found in the scalp and axillary regions of the body. They use the ________ mode of secretion.
    • A. 

      Merocrine

    • B. 

      Holocrine

    • C. 

      Apocrine

    • D. 

      Exocytosis

  • 21. 
    Salivary and eccrine sweat glands releases their product without damaging the gland by the most common mode of secretion,  ___________.
    • A. 

      Apocrine

    • B. 

      Endocrine

    • C. 

      Holocrine

    • D. 

      Merocrine

  • 22. 
    Specialized cells and the matrix are components of what tissue?
    • A. 

      Connective tissue

    • B. 

      Muscle tissue

    • C. 

      Epithelium tissue

    • D. 

      Neural tissue

  • 23. 
    Protein fibers and ground substance make up:
    • A. 

      Collagen

    • B. 

      Mesenchymal tissue

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Lacunae

  • 24. 
    _____________, which can be either fixed or free, are known as the "clean-up" cells.
    • A. 

      Mast cell

    • B. 

      Macrophage

    • C. 

      Lymphocyte

    • D. 

      Adipocyte

  • 25. 
    Loose connective tissue does not have a lot of collagen fibers and is in the connective tissue proper classification. It includes __________ tissue, ___________ tissue, and ______________ tissue.
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