A&p Skeletal System Practice Test

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Skeletal System Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to “A&P Skeletal System Practice Test” where we’re going to be quizzing you on all things related to the human skeleton! Let’s get down to the bones of the matter, shall we? Answer all the questions and call yourself a true master of the skeletal system!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Bones are the organs of the skeletal system 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Where can you find long bones? (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Hands

    • B. 

      Skull

    • C. 

      Legs

    • D. 

      Arms

    • E. 

      Spine

    • F. 

      Nose

    • G. 

      Fingers

    • H. 

      Feet

  • 3. 
    What do bones consist of? 
    • A. 

      Moist, living tissue

    • B. 

      Hard, dry, nonliving structure

    • C. 

      Moist, non living structure

    • D. 

      Hard, dry, living tissue

  • 4. 
    Short bones can be found in the wrists and ankles
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Where are flat bones located? (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Hips

    • B. 

      Hands

    • C. 

      Shoulders

    • D. 

      Rib cage

    • E. 

      Ankles

    • F. 

      Skull

    • G. 

      Neck

    • H. 

      Jaw

  • 6. 
    Irregular bones can be found in the vertebrae and wrists 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Where are round (sesamoid) bones found? 
    • A. 

      Ankles, wrist

    • B. 

      Patella, ankles

    • C. 

      Patella, wrist

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Both compact and spongy bone are rigid and provide support
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Compact bone is found at long bones' epiphysis 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Spongy bone lowers the _________ of a bone
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Density

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Central canals are 
  • 12. 
    Perforating canals are 
  • 13. 
    What is the central canal and all the bone tissue it supplies ? 
    • A. 

      Osteon

    • B. 

      Central canal

    • C. 

      Osteocytes

    • D. 

      Bony matrix

  • 14. 
    Bone tissue consists of living _________ (bone cells) and tough, non-living _________ between the cells 
    • A. 

      Osteon/ bony matrix

    • B. 

      Osteocytes/ bony matrix

    • C. 

      Osteoclasts/ bony matrix

    • D. 

      Osteoblasts/ bony matrix

  • 15. 
    Explain the difference between osteoblasts and osteoclasts 
  • 16. 
    Ossification is...
    • A. 

      The process of reusing old bone tissue

    • B. 

      The process of breaking down old bone tissue

    • C. 

      The process of forming new bone tissue

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    What type of tissue does all bone start out as? 
    • A. 

      Epithelial

    • B. 

      Connective

    • C. 

      Muscle

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    What type of bone does intramembranous bone form? 
    • A. 

      Short

    • B. 

      Long

    • C. 

      Round

    • D. 

      Flat

  • 19. 
    What are the steps of intramembranous bone formation?
  • 20. 
    The soft spot between the plates of bone which don't fuse until after birth are called...
    • A. 

      Fontanel

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Periosteum

    • D. 

      Compact bone

  • 21. 
    What type of bones does endochondral bones form? 
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Flat bones

    • C. 

      Cartilage

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    What are the steps of the formation of endochondral bone?
  • 23. 
    In an adult, does the mass of bone change throughout life?
    • A. 

      Both, it changes and stays the same

    • B. 

      No, it changes

    • C. 

      Yes, it stays about constant through life

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Does the exact same bone tissue last a person's entire life 
    • A. 

      No, the specific bone tissue is replaced over time

    • B. 

      Yes, the specific bone tissue stays the same

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Mark all the factors that affect bone growth
    • A. 

      Nutrition

    • B. 

      Environment

    • C. 

      Hormones

    • D. 

      Physical stress

    • E. 

      Temperature

    • F. 

      All of the above

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