Anatomical Position Quiz Questions And Answers

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Interested in testing your knowledge about anatomical position? Here we bring you an amazing quiz! So, play it out now and learn about anatomical positions. The organs in most humans' bodies are located in the same area, and their locations can be described using certain words. As a medical student, you are expected to know what a given term means when it comes to an organ's position. Think you can do this with ease? This quiz is for you to test your understanding. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In anatomical position, what term(s) is/are appropriate to describe the position of the thumb relative to the upper arm?
    • A. 

      Superficial

    • B. 

      Distal

    • C. 

      Anterior

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 2. 
    In anatomical position, what term(s) is/are appropriate to describe the position of the knee relative to the ankle?
    • A. 

      Superior

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 3. 
    Relative to the spine of the vertebral column (backbone), the heart is
    • A. 

      Deep

    • B. 

      Anterior

    • C. 

      Internal

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 4. 
    In anatomical position, what term(s) is/are appropriate to describe the position of the elbow relative to the abdomen (main body trunk)? 
    • A. 

      Lateral

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Superior

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 5. 
    The directional term used to describe a position closer to the feet is called
    • A. 

      inferior

    • B. 

      Proximal

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Cephalic

    • E. 

      Posterior

  • 6. 
    Which of the following directional terms come in matched sets on the same plane?
    • A. 

      Inferior-anterior

    • B. 

      External-distal

    • C. 

      Medial-lateral

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 7. 
    Which of the following directional terms come in matched sets on the same plane?
    • A. 

      Superior-inferior

    • B. 

      Internal-proximal

    • C. 

      Anterior-posterior

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 8. 
    The coronal plane divides the body into what two portions?
    • A. 

      Superior-inferior

    • B. 

      Anterior-posterior

    • C. 

      Internal-proximal

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

  • 9. 
    Which of the following planes divides the body into left and right portions? 
    • A. 

      Coronal plane

    • B. 

      Transverse plane

    • C. 

      Sagittal plane

    • D. 

      Carpenter's plane

    • E. 

      Airplane

  • 10. 
    To be in an anatomical position, the body position must include:
    • A. 

      Feet together and flat on the floor.

    • B. 

      Palms against the sides of the body.

    • C. 

      Face facing forward.

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A, B, and C

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