A&p Chapter 7 Self Quiz - The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton

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Skeletal System Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to “A&P Chapter 7 Self Quiz – The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton”, where today we’ll be taking a closer look at the bones of the matter, so to speak, as we look at our skeletons! What do you know about this vastly important part of our bodies? Find out now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Membrane-filled spaces between cranial bones that enable the fetal skull to modify its size and shape for passage through the birth canal are called                       .
  • 2. 
    The hypophyseal fossa of the sella turcica of the sphenoid bone contains the                           .
  • 3. 
    The regions of the vertebral column that consist of fused vertebrae are the                   and the                .
  • 4. 
    The atlanto-occipital joints allow you to rotate the head, as in signifying "no".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Ribs that are not attached to the sternum are known as the true ribs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In which of the following bones are paranasal sinuses not found?
    • A. 

      Frontal bone

    • B. 

      Sphenoid bone

    • C. 

      Lacrimal bones

    • D. 

      Ethmoid bone

    • E. 

      Maxillae

  • 7. 
    Which of the following pairs are mismatched?
    • A. 

      Mandible: only movable bone in the skull

    • B. 

      Hyoid: bone that does not articulate with any other bone

    • C. 

      Sacrum: supports lower back

    • D. 

      Thoracic vertebrae: articulate with thoracic ribs posteriorly

    • E. 

      Inferior nasal conchae: classified as facial bones

  • 8. 
    Which of the following bones are not paired?
    • A. 

      Vomer

    • B. 

      Palatine

    • C. 

      Lacrimal

    • D. 

      Maxilla

    • E. 

      Nasal

  • 9. 
    The suture located between a parietal and temporal bone is the
    • A. 

      Lambdoid

    • B. 

      Sagittal

    • C. 

      Coronal

    • D. 

      Anterolateral

    • E. 

      Squamous

  • 10. 
    The primary vertebral curves that appear during fetal development are the 1. cervical curve 2. thoracic curve 3. lumbar curve 4. coccyx curve 5. sacral curve
    • A. 

      2 and 3

    • B. 

      1 and 2

    • C. 

      2 and 4

    • D. 

      2 and 5

    • E. 

      1 and 3

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are functions of the cranial bones? 1. protection of the brain 2. attachment of muscles that move the head 3. protection of the special sense organs 4. attachment to the meninges 5. attachment of muscles that produce facial expressions
    • A. 

      1, 2, and 5

    • B. 

      1, 2, 4 and 5

    • C. 

      2 and 5

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3, and 5

    • E. 

      1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

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