Directional Terminology Quiz

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Directional Terminology Quiz

Directional terminology related to human anatomy. Take this quiz and learn more about it!

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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. 
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Intermediate

    • C. 

      Lateral

    • D. 

      Median

  • 8. 
    The arm is _________ to the hand.
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Lateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Distal

  • 9. 
    The scapula (shoulder blade) is _________ to the vertebral column.
    • A. 

      Anteromedial

    • B. 

      Posterolateral

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Distal