Directional Terminology Quiz

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Directional Terminology Quiz

Our bodies are designed in a specific way and our organs and body parts generally point in a given direction. Do you have adequate knowledge on directional terminology? Take up the quiz below and see just how much you know about the human body and the direction our body parts face. All the best and remember to do it while looking at your body.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Is lying down.

    • B. 

      Has arms placed above the head.

    • C. 

      Is standing upright facing the observer with the palms backwards.

    • D. 

      Is standing upright facing the observer with the palms forward.

  • 2. 
    The anatomical term which best describes a structure toward the head is
    • A. 

      Superficial.

    • B. 

      Deep.

    • C. 

      Inferior.

    • D. 

      Superior.

  • 3. 
    The best anatomical term to describe the back region of the body would be
    • A. 

      Ventral.

    • B. 

      Dorsal.

    • C. 

      Gluteal.

    • D. 

      Deep.

  • 4. 
    In the anatomical position, the thumbs point:
    • A. 

      In, toward the body

    • B. 

      Out, away from the body

    • C. 

      Forward

    • D. 

      Backward

  • 5. 
    The armpit or axilla is __________ to the hip.
    • A. 

      Superficial

    • B. 

      Deep

    • C. 

      Superior

    • D. 

      Inferior

  • 6. 
    The "6-pack of abs" is due to the rectus abdominis muscle, that lies within the _______ abdominal wall.
    • A. 

      Anterior

    • B. 

      Posterior

    • C. 

      Superior

    • D. 

      Inferior

  • 7. 
    The arm is _________ to the hand.
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Distal

  • 8. 
    The scapula (shoulder blade) is _________ to the vertebral column.
    • A. 

      Anteromedial

    • B. 

      Posterolateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Distal