Human Anatomy Quiz: Bone Markings

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Human Anatomy Quiz: Bone Markings

In the study of anatomy from a functional and evolutionary standpoint, bone markings are used to identify individual bones and bony pieces. They are used by various professions such as detectives, forensic scientists, osteologists, anatomists, radiologists, surgeons, and clinicians. What do you know about bone markings and the different kinds, such as angles, bodies, condyles, crests, and epiphyses? Take the following quiz, and we’ll find out together!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Large rounded projection; may be roughened
    • A. 

      Tuberosity

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Fossa

    • D. 

      Tubercle

    • E. 

      Trochanter

  • 2. 
    Rounded articular projection
    • A. 

      Ramus

    • B. 

      Facet

    • C. 

      Spine

    • D. 

      Foramen

    • E. 

      Condyle

  • 3. 
    Space within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Spine

    • C. 

      Meatus

    • D. 

      Sinus

    • E. 

      Fossa

  • 4. 
    Furrow
    • A. 

      Fissure

    • B. 

      Groove

    • C. 

      Sinus

    • D. 

      Process

    • E. 

      Trochanter

  • 5. 
    Small rounded projection or process
    • A. 

      Tuberosity

    • B. 

      Trochanter

    • C. 

      Ramus

    • D. 

      Tubercle

    • E. 

      Fissure

  • 6. 
    Narrow, slitlike opening
    • A. 

      Fissure

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      Trochanter

    • D. 

      Crest

    • E. 

      Sinus

  • 7. 
    Bony expansion carried on a narrow neck
    • A. 

      Condyle

    • B. 

      Tuberosity

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Line

    • E. 

      Process

  • 8. 
    Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process (The only examples are on the femur.)
    • A. 

      Tubercle

    • B. 

      Trochanter

    • C. 

      Facet

    • D. 

      Ramus

    • E. 

      Tuberosity

  • 9. 
    Armlike bar of bone
    • A. 

      Condyle

    • B. 

      Head

    • C. 

      Epicondyle

    • D. 

      Foramen

    • E. 

      Ramus

  • 10. 
    Canal-like passageway
    • A. 

      Fissure

    • B. 

      Fossa

    • C. 

      Meatus

    • D. 

      Head

    • E. 

      Spine

  • 11. 
    Raised area on or above a condyle
    • A. 

      Spine

    • B. 

      Trochanter

    • C. 

      Fissure

    • D. 

      Epicondyle

    • E. 

      Tuberosity

  • 12. 
    Sharp, slender, often pointed projection
    • A. 

      Process

    • B. 

      Fissure

    • C. 

      Tubercle

    • D. 

      Head

    • E. 

      Spine

  • 13. 
    Narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than a crest
    • A. 

      Spine

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Facet

    • D. 

      Ramus

    • E. 

      Groove

  • 14. 
    Round or oval opening through a bone
    • A. 

      Crest

    • B. 

      Fissure

    • C. 

      Spine

    • D. 

      Ramus

    • E. 

      Foramen

  • 15. 
    Prominence or projection
    • A. 

      Spine

    • B. 

      Crest

    • C. 

      Process

    • D. 

      Line

    • E. 

      Facet

  • 16. 
    Shallow, basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface
    • A. 

      Fossa

    • B. 

      Ramus

    • C. 

      Line

    • D. 

      Tuberosity

    • E. 

      Tubercle

  • 17. 
    Smooth, nearly flat articular surface
    • A. 

      Epicondyle

    • B. 

      Facet

    • C. 

      Condyle

    • D. 

      Groove

    • E. 

      Trochanter

  • 18. 
    Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Ramus

    • C. 

      Sinus

    • D. 

      Crest

    • E. 

      Groove