Bio 290: Intervertebral Joints & Ligaments

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The joints on the vertebral are designed to be strong and hold weight. Several ligaments that hold the articulating bones together strengthen these joints. Take up this Bio 290 quiz on intervertebral joints and ligaments covering the Atlas plates 21-22 and 158- 159 and see how much you recall from the topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Intervertebral disks both form joints between vertebral bodies AND act as shock absorbers for the vertebral column.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Intervertebral disks are composed of these two features:
    • A. 

      An elastic nucleus pulposus

    • B. 

      An anulus fibrosus

    • C. 

      A Nuchal

  • 3. 
    A "slipped disk" or "ruptured disk" is actually a herniated intervertebral disk in which the annulus fibrosus protrudes through the nucleus pulposus and compresses the spinal root (nerves emerging from the spinal cord).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Most often, herniated disks occur in this region, where stress on the vertebral  column is the greatest.
    • A. 

      Lumbar

    • B. 

      Sacral

    • C. 

      Coccygeal

  • 5. 
    This ligament is attached Skull <-> Cervical spinous processes.
    • A. 

      Anterior and Posterior longitudinal

    • B. 

      Supraspinous

    • C. 

      Nuchal

  • 6. 
    Which ligament is matched incorrectly?
    • A. 

      Anterior Longitudinal : Anterior vertebral body Anterior vertebral body

    • B. 

      Posterior Longitudinal : Posterior vertebral body Posterior vertebral body

    • C. 

      Supraspinous : Skull Cervical spinous processes

  • 7. 
    The supraspinous ligament attaches the posterior spinous processes <-> posterior spinous processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Ribs are only fou nd in the cervical and thoracic part of the trunk only.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which statement is false?
    • A. 

      The first 7 pairs of ribs connect directly to the sternum via costal cartilages

    • B. 

      Ribs 8-12 attach indirectly to the sternum via costal cartilages of the more superior ribs.

    • C. 

      There are 2 floating ribs because they do not attch to the sternum nor to the cartilage of other ribs.

  • 10. 
    The __________ of the rib has two articular facets that form joints with the vertebral bodies of two thoracic vertebrae.
  • 11. 
    The ___________ of the rib is found on the posterior surface and has a facet for articulation with a thoracic transverse process.
  • 12. 
    The ___________ of the rib lies between the head and the tubercle.
  • 13. 
    The _________ of the rib is curved, thin, and flat.
  • 14. 
    Just beyond the tubercle, at the _______ of the rib, the shaft runs sharply and anteriorly. Intercostal nerves and blood vessels are located in the costal groove along the inferior and medial surface of the rib shaft.
  • 15. 
    The sternum lies in the midline of the anterior body wall of the thorax and is divided into three parts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The most superior part of the sternum is a broad, triangular ___________.
    • A. 

      Manubrium

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Xiphoid Process

  • 17. 
    The second section of the sternum is the elongated __________.
    • A. 

      Manubrium

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Xiphoid Process

  • 18. 
    The most inferior, narrow, triangular shaped section of the sternum is the ________.
    • A. 

      Manubrium

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Xiphoid Process

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