A&p Chapter 11 - The Muscular System

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Muscular System Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome everyone to “A&P Chapter 11 – The Muscular System”! You’d be surprised by how little we know about the bodies we’ve lived with our whole lives – how much do you know about your muscles and how they work? Take this quiz and you’ll finally know once and for all!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The muscle that forms the major portion of the cheek is the                      .
  • 2. 
    The three superficial posterior plantar flexors of the leg are the                      ,                          , and                            .  All these muscles insert on the                       by way of the Achilles tendon.
  • 3. 
    Longer fibers in a muscle result in a greater range of motion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When flexing the forearm, the biceps brachii acts as the prime mover and the triceps brachii acts as the antagonist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following muscles does not flex the thigh?
    • A. 

      Rectus femoris

    • B. 

      Gracilis

    • C. 

      Sartorius

    • D. 

      Iliacus

    • E. 

      Tensor fascia latae

  • 6. 
    The iliotibial tract is composed of the tendon of the gluteus maximus muscle, the deep fascia that encircles the thigh, and the tendon of which of the following muscles?
    • A. 

      Iliacus

    • B. 

      Gluteus minimus

    • C. 

      Tensor fascia latae

    • D. 

      Adductor longus

    • E. 

      Vastus lateralis

  • 7. 
    In order for movement to occur, 1) muscles generally need to cross a joint, 2) contraction of the muscle will pull on the origin, 3) muscles that move a body part cannot cover the moving part, 4) muscles need to exert force on tendons that pull on bones, 5) the insertion must act to stabilize the joint
    • A. 

      1,2,3,4, and 5

    • B. 

      1,2,3, and 4

    • C. 

      1,2, and 4

    • D. 

      1,3, and 4

    • E. 

      3 and 4

  • 8. 
    Because you did not do well on you recent anatomy and physiology exam, you leave the classroom pouting.  Which one of these muscles are you using?
    • A. 

      Mentalis

    • B. 

      Orbicularis oris

    • C. 

      Risorius

    • D. 

      Levator labii superioris

    • E. 

      Zygomaticus minor

  • 9. 
    The rectus femoris has fascicles arranged on both sides of a centally positioned tendon.  This pattern of fascicle arrangement is
    • A. 

      Unipennate

    • B. 

      Fusiform

    • C. 

      Multipennate

    • D. 

      Parallel

    • E. 

      Bipennate

  • 10. 
    Which of the following muscle names and their naming descriptors are mismatched?
    • A. 

      Adductor brevis: short muscle that moves a bone closer to the midline

    • B. 

      Rectus abdominis: muscle with fibers parallel to the midline of the abdomen

    • C. 

      Levator scapula: muscle that raises the scapula

    • D. 

      Sternohyoid: muscle attached to the sternum and hyoid

    • E. 

      Serratus anterior: comblike muscle located on the body's anterior surface

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