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

  • 26. 
    Extensor carpi radialis longus insertion
    • A. 

      Base of first metacarpal

    • B. 

      Base of fifth metacarpal

    • C. 

      Base of second metacarpal

    • D. 

      Base of third metacarpal

  • 27. 
    Extensor carpi radialis longus action
    • A. 

      Extend hand,adduct hand

    • B. 

      Extend hand,abduct hand

    • C. 

      Adduction and medial rotation of thigh (entire muscle)

  • 28. 
    Extensor carpi radialis longus innervation
    • A. 

      Axillary nerve

    • B. 

      Median nerve

    • C. 

      Radial nerve

  • 29. 
    Extensor carpi ulnaris origin
    • A. 

      Ridge above lateral epicondyle of humerus

    • B. 

      Pubic tubercle of pubis

    • C. 

      Lateral epicondyle of humerus

    • D. 

      Intertubuclar groove of humerus

  • 30. 
    What muscle is this?
  • 31. 
    Extensor carpi ulnaris insertion
    • A. 

      Base of fourth metacarpal

    • B. 

      Base of fifth metacarpal

    • C. 

      Base of first metacarpal

    • D. 

      Base of third metacarpal

  • 32. 
    Extensor carpi ulnaris action
    • A. 

      Extend hand,adduct hand

    • B. 

      Flexes hand, adduct hand

    • C. 

      Extend hand,abduct hand

  • 33. 
    Extensor carpi ulnaris innervation
    • A. 

      Radial nerve

    • B. 

      Median nerve

    • C. 

      Tibial nerve

    • D. 

      Obturator nerve

  • 34. 
    Adductor longus origin
    • A. 

      Anterior superior spine of ilium (ASIS)

    • B. 

      Inferior ramus of pubis (anterior), ischial tuberosity (posterior)

    • C. 

      Pubic tubercle of pubis

    • D. 

      Inferior ramus of pubis

  • 35. 
    Adductor longus insertion
    • A. 

      Linea aspera of femur

    • B. 

      Linea alba

    • C. 

      Upper medial surface of tibia

  • 36. 
    Adductor longus action
    • A. 

      Adduction and extension of thigh

    • B. 

      Abduction and extension of thigh

    • C. 

      Adduction and flexion of thigh

    • D. 

      Reduction and bends the thigh

  • 37. 
    Adductor longus innervation
    • A. 

      Obturator nerve

    • B. 

      Radial nerve

    • C. 

      Leg nerve

    • D. 

      Thigh nerve

  • 38. 
    Adductor magnus origin
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Lateral epicondyle of femur

    • C. 

      Pubic tubercle of pubis

    • D. 

      Inferior ramus of pubis (anterior), ischial tuberosity (posterior)

  • 39. 
    Adductor magnus insertion
    • A. 

      Below medial epicondyle of femur (posterior)

    • B. 

      Linea aspera of femur (anterior) above medial epicondyle of femur (posterior)

    • C. 

      Base of fifth metacarpal

    • D. 

      Base of eighth metacarpal

  • 40. 
    Adductor magnus action
    • A. 

      It runs

    • B. 

      Extend butt,abduct thigh

    • C. 

      Flexes hand,adduct hand

    • D. 

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

  • 41. 
    Adductor magnus innervation
    • A. 

      Medial nerve

    • B. 

      A nerve

    • C. 

      Radial nerve

    • D. 

      Obturator nerve

  • 42. 
    Sartorius origin
    • A. 

      Pubic tubercle of pubis

    • B. 

      Inferior ramus of pubis

    • C. 

      Anterior superior spine of ilium (ASIS)

    • D. 

      Greater trochanter and linea aspera of femur

  • 43. 
    Sartorius insertion
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Upper lateral surface of tibia

    • C. 

      Upper medial surface of fibula

    • D. 

      Upper medial surface of tibia

  • 44. 
    Sartorius action
    • A. 

      Extension of the leg

    • B. 

      Abduction, flexion, lateral rotation of thigh; and flexion of leg

    • C. 

      Adduction and medial rotation of the thigh

  • 45. 
    Sartorius innervation
    • A. 

      Radial nerve

    • B. 

      Obturator nerve

    • C. 

      femoral nerve

  • 46. 
    What is this muscle?
  • 47. 
    Gracilis origin
    • A. 

      Anterior superior spine of ilium (ASIS)

    • B. 

      Nferior ramus of pubis

    • C. 

      Greater trochanter and linea aspera of femur

  • 48. 
    Gracilis insertion
    • A. 

      Upper medial surface of tibia

    • B. 

      Upper medial surface of fibula

    • C. 

      Upper lateral surface of tibia

  • 49. 
    Rectus femoris origin:
    • A. 

      Upper medial surface of tibia

    • B. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

    • C. 

      Anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS)

  • 50. 
    Rectus femoris insertion: 
    • A. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

    • B. 

      Anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS)

    • C. 

      Upper medial surface of tibia

  • 51. 
    Vastus lateralis origin: 
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

    • C. 

      Greater trochanter and linea aspera of femur

  • 52. 
    Vastus lateralis insertion: 
    • A. 

      Head of fibula

    • B. 

      Greater trochanter and linea aspera of femur

    • C. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

  • 53. 
    Vastus intermedius origin
    • A. 

      Anterior surface of femur

    • B. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

    • C. 

      Interior surface of tibia

  • 54. 
    Vastus intermedius insertion
    • A. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

    • B. 

      Base of second metacarpal

    • C. 

      Anterior surface of femur

    • D. 

      Posterior surface of femur

  • 55. 
    Vastus medialis origin
    • A. 

      Posterior surface of femur

    • B. 

      Base of second metacarpal

    • C. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

    • D. 

      Linea aspera of femur

  • 56. 
    Vastus medialis insertion
    • A. 

      Tibial tuberosity via quadriceps & patellar tendons

    • B. 

      Interior surface of tibia

    • C. 

      Posterior surface of femur

  • 57. 
    Biceps femoris origins:
    • A. 

      Linea aspera of femur

    • B. 

      Posterior surface of femur

    • C. 

      Ischial tuberosity (long head) linea aspera of femur (short head)

  • 58. 
    Biceps femoris insertion:
    • A. 

      Head of fibula

    • B. 

      Tail of fibula

    • C. 

      Head of tibia

    • D. 

      Greater trochanter

  • 59. 
    Semimembranosusorigin:
    • A. 

      Ischial tuberosity

    • B. 

      Medial condyle of tibia

    • C. 

      Lateral condyle of fibula

  • 60. 
    Semimembranosus insertion:
    • A. 

      Lateral epicondyle

    • B. 

      Medial condyle of tibia

    • C. 

      Medial condyle of fibula

  • 61. 
    Semimembranosus actions:
    • A. 

      Extension of thigh;flexion of leg and medial rotation of flexed leg

    • B. 

      Flex of thigh

    • C. 

      Lateral condyle

  • 62. 
    Semimembranosus innervation:
    • A. 

      Tibial nerve

    • B. 

      Median nerve

    • C. 

      Cranial nerve

    • D. 

      Axillary nerve

  • 63. 
    Gastrocnemiusorigin:
    • A. 

      Medial condyle of fibula

    • B. 

      Lateral condye of tibia

    • C. 

      Medial & lateral epicondyles of femur

  • 64. 
    Gastrocnemius insertion:
    • A. 

      Medial condyle of tibia

    • B. 

      Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

    • C. 

      Lateral condyle of fibula

  • 65. 
    Soleusorigin:
    • A. 

      Upper mandrium of sternum

    • B. 

      Lower 2/3 of tibia and fibula

    • C. 

      Upper 1/3 of tibia and fibula

  • 66. 
    Soleus insertion:
    • A. 

      Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

    • B. 

      Condyle of femur

    • C. 

      Upper 1/3 of fibula

  • 67. 
    Tibialis anterior origin:
    • A. 

      Plantar-medial aspect of tarsal bone

    • B. 

      Lateral condyle, and superior lateral surface of tibia

    • C. 

      Medial condyle of tibia

  • 68. 
    Tibialis anterior insertion:
    • A. 

      Metatarsal

    • B. 

      Plantar lateral of tarsal bone

    • C. 

      Plantar-medial aspect of tarsal bone(1st cuneiform) and base of 1st metatarsal

  • 69. 
    Tibialis anterior innervation:
    • A. 

      Deep fibular nerve

    • B. 

      Tibia nerve

    • C. 

      Medial nerve