Biology Quiz: Muscular System Trivia Questions

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Biology Quiz: Muscular System Trivia Questions

Muscles are the only tissue in the body that has the ability to contract and therefore move the other parts of the body. The muscular system helps in stabilizing our joins, maintain a posture and generate heat during activity. Test out how much of chapter 9 on the muscular system you understood.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following muscles is described as striated and INvoluntary
    • A. 

      Aponeurosis

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Skeletal

    • D. 

      Cardiac

  • 2. 
    Actin is
    • A. 

      Located within the NMJ

    • B. 

      A contractile protein that is called a thin filament

    • C. 

      Called a thick filament

    • D. 

      Stored within the sarcoplasmic reticulum

  • 3. 
    Which of the following forms cross-bridges with actin?
    • A. 

      Sarcoplasmic reticulum

    • B. 

      T Tubules

    • C. 

      Myosin

    • D. 

      Sarcolemma

  • 4. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 5. 
    "Pumping Iron" is most likely to cause
    • A. 

      Hypertrophy

    • B. 

      Atrophy

    • C. 

      Muscular dystrophy

    • D. 

      Contracture formation

  • 6. 
    The orbicularis oris muscle
    • A. 

      Surrounds the mouth

    • B. 

      Flexs the head

    • C. 

      Is the smiling muscle

    • D. 

      Closes the eye

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a facial muscle
    • A. 

      Orbicularis oculi

    • B. 

      Zygomaticus

    • C. 

      Sternocleidomastoid

    • D. 

      Frontalis

  • 8. 
    Which muscle is located on the posterior area of the body?
    • A. 

      Latissimus dorsi

    • B. 

      Pectoralis major

    • C. 

      Quadriceps femoris

    • D. 

      Sternocleidomastoid

  • 9. 
    Which group is muscles is located on the posterior thigh?
    • A. 

      Rotator cuff muscles

    • B. 

      Quadriceps

    • C. 

      Hamstrings

    • D. 

      Muscles of mastication

  • 10. 
    The biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus
    • A. 

      Flex the foot

    • B. 

      Attach to the patella

    • C. 

      Are the hamstrings

    • D. 

      Are located on the anterior thigh

  • 11. 
    The rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and vastus intermedius
    • A. 

      Insert on the calcaneus

    • B. 

      Flex the leg at the knee

    • C. 

      Are antagonistic to the quadriceps femoris

    • D. 

      Are the muscles of the quadriceps femoris

  • 12. 
    Which flat muscle covers the forehead and raises the eyebrows (for a "suprised" look)?
    • A. 

      Frontalis

    • B. 

      Zygomaticus

    • C. 

      Masseter

    • D. 

      Buccinator

  • 13. 
    The levator palpebrae superioris
    • A. 

      Purses the lips

    • B. 

      Allows one to whistle

    • C. 

      Raises the eyelids

    • D. 

      Wiggles the nose

  • 14. 
    The smiling muscle is the
    • A. 

      Buccinator

    • B. 

      Zygomaticus

    • C. 

      Frontalis

    • D. 

      Orbicularis oris

  • 15. 
    Which muscles are located between the ribs and help move the rib cage during breathing
    • A. 

      Diaphragm

    • B. 

      Sternocleidomastoid

    • C. 

      Serratus anterior

    • D. 

      Intercostal muscles

  • 16. 
    Which muscle is located in the lower extremities
    • A. 

      Peroneus longus

    • B. 

      Latissimus dorsi

    • C. 

      Serratus anterior

    • D. 

      Perctoralis major

  • 17. 
    Which group muscles move the arms at the shoulder
    • A. 

      Quadriceps femoris group

    • B. 

      Hamstrings

    • C. 

      Rotator cuff muscles

    • D. 

      Muscle of mastication

  • 18. 
    The brachialis and brachiordialis
    • A. 

      Flex the forearm at the elbow

    • B. 

      Extend the hand

    • C. 

      Are antagonistic to the biceps brachii

    • D. 

      Shrug the shoulders

  • 19. 
    Which large muscle extends the thigh at the hip
    • A. 

      Sartorius

    • B. 

      Hamstring

    • C. 

      Rotator cuff

    • D. 

      Latissimus dorsi

  • 20. 
    Which muscle attaches to the cranial aponeurosis and wrinkles the forehead?
    • A. 

      Frontalis

    • B. 

      Buccinator

    • C. 

      Orbicularis Oculi

    • D. 

      Platysma

  • 21. 
    "Make like a scarecrow" by contracting which muscle?
    • A. 

      Frontalis

    • B. 

      Trapezius

    • C. 

      Latissimus Dorsi

    • D. 

      Deltoid

  • 22. 
    Which muscle lies along the anterior surface of the humerus and acts synergistically with the branchialis and brachioradialis to flex the forearm at the elbow?
    • A. 

      Deltoid

    • B. 

      Triceps Brachii

    • C. 

      Biceps Brachii

    • D. 

      Latissimus Dorsi

  • 23. 
    The gastrocnemius and the soleus are commonly called the
    • A. 

      Swimmers muscles

    • B. 

      Toe dancers muscles

    • C. 

      Muscles of mastication

    • D. 

      Trumpeters muscles

  • 24. 
    What is the name of the cord of connective tissue that connects muscle to bone
    • A. 

      Ligament

    • B. 

      Tendon

    • C. 

      Linea Alba

    • D. 

      Aponeurosis

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is a series of contractile units that make up each myofibril (each unit extends from the Z line to the Z line)?
    • A. 

      Sarcomeres

    • B. 

      Synapses

    • C. 

      Fascicles

    • D. 

      Sarcoplasmic reticulum

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