Appendicular Muscles Quiz

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Appendicular Muscles Quiz

When you first saw the title of this quiz, you probably though of the appendix, but in actual fact the appendicular muscles control a lot of important movements in our bodies, including that of the upper and lower limbs. What else are they known for? Take the appendicular muscles quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Biceps brachii origin
    • A. 

      Infraglenoid tubercle of scapula (long head), posterior lateral surface of humerus (lateral head), posterior medial surface of humerus (medial head)

    • B. 

      Coracoid process of scapula (short head) supraglenoid tubercle of scapula (long head)

    • C. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus

  • 2. 
    Biceps brachii insertion
    • A. 

      Radial tuberosity of radius & bicipital aponeurosis

    • B. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

    • C. 

      Medial carpal bones, fifth metacarpal

  • 3. 
    Biceps brachii action
    • A. 

      Extension of forearm (entire muscle) extension of humerus (long head) adduction of humerus (long head)

    • B. 

      Flex middle phalanges of digits 2-5

    • C. 

      Flexion of humerus (short head) flexion of forearm (entire muscle) supination of forearm (entire muscle)

  • 4. 
    Biceps brachii innervation
    • A. 

      Musculocutaneous nerve

    • B. 

      Radial nerve

    • C. 

      Ulnar nerve

    • D. 

      Median nerve

  • 5. 
    Triceps brachii insertion
    • A. 

      Radial tuberosity of radius & bicipital aponeurosis

    • B. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

    • C. 

      Base of second metacarpal

    • D. 

      Mastoid process of temporal bone

  • 6. 
    Triceps brachii action
    • A. 

      Flex hand, adduction of hand

    • B. 

      Flexion of humerus (short head) flexion of forearm (entire muscle) supination of forearm (entire muscle)

    • C. 

      Extension of forearm (entire muscle) extension of humerus (long head) adduction of humerus (long head)

    • D. 

      Adduction and medial rotation of thigh (entire muscle) flexion of thigh (anterior fibers only) extension of thigh (posterior fibers only)

  • 7. 
    Triceps brachii innervation
    • A. 

      Radial nerve

    • B. 

      Ulnar nerve

    • C. 

      musculocutaneous nerve

  • 8. 
    Flexor carpi radialis insertion
    • A. 

      Base of second metacarpal

    • B. 

      Medial carpal bones, fifth metacarpal

    • C. 

      Middle phalanges of digits 2-5

    • D. 

      Lateral distal end of radius

  • 9. 
    Flexor carpi radialis action
    • A. 

      Flex middle phalanges of digits 2-5

    • B. 

      Flex forearm

    • C. 

      Flex hand, adduction of hand

    • D. 

      Flex hand, abduction of hand

  • 10. 
    Flexor carpi radialis innervation
    • A. 

      Ulnar nerve

    • B. 

      Median nerve

    • C. 

      Musculocutaneous nerve

  • 11. 
    What is this muscle?
  • 12. 
    Flexor carpi ulnaris origin
    • A. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus, olecranon process of ulna

    • B. 

      Coronoid process of ulna, superior half of radius

    • C. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus

    • D. 

      Ridge above lateral epicondyle of humerus

  • 13. 
    Flexor carpi ulnaris insertion
    • A. 

      Base of second metacarpal

    • B. 

      Medial carpal bones, fifth metacarpal

    • C. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

  • 14. 
    What muscle is this?
  • 15. 
    Flexor carpi ulnaris action
    • A. 

      Flex hand, adduction of hand

    • B. 

      Flex hand, abduction of hand

    • C. 

      Flex middle phalanges of digits 2-5

  • 16. 
    Flexor carpi ulnaris innervation
    • A. 

      Radial nerve

    • B. 

      Median nerve

    • C. 

      Ulnar nerve

  • 17. 
    Flexor digitorum superficialis origin
    • A. 

      Ridge above lateral epicondyle of humerus

    • B. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus, coronoid process of ulna, superior half of radius

    • C. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus

  • 18. 
    Flexor digitorum superficialis insertion
    • A. 

      Base of second metacarpal

    • B. 

      Lateral distal end of radius

    • C. 

      Middle phalanges of digits 2-5

    • D. 

      Medial carpal bones, fifth metacarpal

  • 19. 
    Flexor digitorum superficialis action
    • A. 

      Flex middle phalanges of digits 2-5

    • B. 

      Flex forearm

    • C. 

      Flex hand, abduction of hand

  • 20. 
    Flexor digitorum superficialis innervation
    • A. 

      Median nerve

    • B. 

      Flex middle phalanges of digits 2-5

    • C. 

      Radial nerve

    • D. 

      Ulnar nerve

  • 21. 
    Brachioradialis origin
    • A. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus

    • B. 

      Medial epicondyle of humerus, coronoid process of ulna, superior half of radius

    • C. 

      ridge above lateral epicondyle of humerus

  • 22. 
    Brachioradialis insertion
    • A. 

      Lateral distal end of radius

    • B. 

      Middle phalanges of digits 2-5

    • C. 

      Base of second metacarpal

  • 23. 
    Brachioradialis action
    • A. 

      flex hand, abduction of hand

    • B. 

      Flex hand, adduction of hand

    • C. 

      Flex forearm

    • D. 

      Adduction and flexion of thigh

  • 24. 
    Brachioradialis innervation
    • A. 

      Median nerve

    • B. 

      Radial nerve

    • C. 

      Radial nerve

  • 25. 
    Extensor carpi radialis longus origin
    • A. 

      Ridge above lateral epicondyle of humerus

    • B. 

      Lateral epicondyle of humerus

    • C. 

      Pubic tubercle of pubis

    • D. 

      Ridge above lateral epicondyle of humerus