Chapter Five: The Skeletal System

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Skeletal System Quizzes & Trivia

The skeletal system is composed of bones, cartilages, ligaments and tissues. The system is tasked with supporting movement, protection, calcium storage and endocrine regulation that enable us to survive. Test out your understanding of chapter five on the skeletal system by taking up the quiz below. All the best and keep an eye out for more quizzes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why might it be important for newborns to have "soft spots?"
  • 2. 
    Give an example of the following:1. Long Bone-2. Short Bone-3. Flat Bone-4. irregular bone
  • 3. 
    The storage area for adipose tissue is called ____________________.
    • A. 

      Yellow Marrow

    • B. 

      Red Marrow

    • C. 

      Medullar Cavity

    • D. 

      A and D only

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    _______________________ is  the hyaline cartilage that covers the ends  of the bone.
  • 5. 
    What parts of the skeleton make up the Axial Skeleton?
  • 6. 
    The skeleton is divided into ______ parts.
  • 7. 
    The technical name for the lower jaw bone?
  • 8. 
    Spongy Bone is where you will find _______ _______________.
  • 9. 
    The skull is made up of ___________ bones and the ________ bones
  • 10. 
    What is the name of the bone that is shaped like a horseshoe and is broken when a person is choked?
  • 11. 
    What is the known as your "breast bone?"
  • 12. 
    What types of joints are the connections between bones in the skull?
  • 13. 
    What type of movements are typical of these joints found the previous question?
  • 14. 
    How many pairs of ribs do you have?
  • 15. 
    What is known as your "tailbone?"
  • 16. 
    What type of joint is found within the hip?
  • 17. 
    What type of movement is the elbow capable of making?
  • 18. 
    Clarence, who is 38, has been complaining about an agonizing pain in his big toe.  He started go to the doctor, but he realized that he has _________, a disease that produces an accumulation of uric acid in the blood.
  • 19. 
    An X rays of the arm of an accident victim reveals a faint line curving around and down the shaft.  What kind of fracture might this indicate?
  • 20. 
    What bones are found in the "bony thorax?"
  • 21. 
    How many bones are in the human adult body?
  • 22. 
    A 70 year old woman, Shannon, has been complaining about her old bones aching.  She knows her condition comes from the " wear and tear" arthritis.  What specific type does she has?
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