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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many muscles are there in the human ear?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. Six
    Explanation
    The human ear consists of six muscles. These muscles are responsible for controlling the movement of the ear and helping to protect it from loud noises.

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  • 2. 

    What part of the human body has the thinnest skin?

    • A.

      The eyelid

    • B.

      The earlobe

    • C.

      The lip

    Correct Answer
    A. The eyelid
    Explanation
    The eyelid has the thinnest skin compared to the earlobe and the lip. This is because the skin on the eyelid is delicate and sensitive, allowing for easy movement and flexibility of the eyelid. The thinness of the skin in this area also helps to protect and cover the sensitive structures of the eye, such as the cornea and the conjunctiva.

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  • 3. 

    Where on the human face is there a muscle known as the corrugator?

    • A.

      The forehead

    • B.

      The cheek

    • C.

      The nose

    Correct Answer
    A. The forehead
    Explanation
    The muscle known as the corrugator is located on the forehead. It is responsible for causing the forehead to wrinkle and create vertical lines between the eyebrows, commonly known as frown lines.

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  • 4. 

    What system of healing did grocer Daniel David Palmer formally introduce in Davenport, Iowa, in 1895?

    • A.

      Physiological

    • B.

      Holistic

    • C.

      Chiropractic

    Correct Answer
    C. Chiropractic
    Explanation
    Daniel David Palmer formally introduced the system of healing known as chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in 1895. Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. It emphasizes the relationship between the body's structure, primarily the spine, and its functioning. Chiropractors use manual manipulation and adjustments to restore proper alignment and mobility to the spine, aiming to alleviate pain and improve overall health.

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  • 5. 

    Who won the Nobel Prize in 1951 for his discoveries concerning yellow fever and how to combat it?

    • A.

      Max Theiler

    • B.

      Hermann Joseph Muller

    • C.

      Daniel Bovet

    Correct Answer
    A. Max Theiler
    Explanation
    Max Theiler won the Nobel Prize in 1951 for his discoveries concerning yellow fever and how to combat it.

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  • 6. 

    What do the letters MRI represent in medical imaging?

    • A.

      Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    • B.

      Magnetic Radiologic Imaging

    • C.

      Magnetic Refractive Imaging

    Correct Answer
    A. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Explanation
    MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This medical imaging technique uses powerful magnets and radio waves to generate detailed images of the inside of the body. It is commonly used to diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions, including injuries, tumors, and diseases. The term "magnetic resonance" refers to the process of using magnetic fields and radio waves to create images based on the behavior of atoms in the body.

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  • 7. 

    Frederick Banting and his colleagues discovered the hormone insulin in what decade?

    • A.

      1940's

    • B.

      1930's

    • C.

      1920's

    Correct Answer
    C. 1920's
    Explanation
    Frederick Banting and his colleagues discovered the hormone insulin in the 1920's. This breakthrough discovery revolutionized the treatment of diabetes and saved countless lives. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Banting's work led to the development of insulin therapy, which allowed people with diabetes to manage their condition effectively. The discovery of insulin in the 1920's marked a major milestone in medical history and has had a profound impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide.

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  • 8. 

    A human heart beats approximately how many times per day?

    • A.

      100,000 per day

    • B.

      300,000 per day

    • C.

      500,000 per day

    Correct Answer
    A. 100,000 per day
    Explanation
    The human heart beats approximately 100,000 times per day. This is because the heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the organs and tissues. The average resting heart rate is around 60-100 beats per minute, which adds up to approximately 100,000 beats in a 24-hour period. However, heart rate can vary depending on factors such as physical activity, stress, and overall health.

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  • 9. 

    The largest artery in the body is?

    • A.

      Arteriole

    • B.

      Atheroma

    • C.

      Aorta

    Correct Answer
    C. Aorta
    Explanation
    The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It is responsible for carrying oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is a thick and elastic artery that branches out into smaller arteries, delivering blood to various organs and tissues. The aorta plays a crucial role in maintaining blood flow and distributing nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these body parts will never grow?

    • A.

      Eye

    • B.

      Ear

    • C.

      Nose

    Correct Answer
    A. Eye
    Explanation
    The eye is the correct answer because it is one of the few body parts that do not continue to grow throughout a person's lifetime. While other body parts such as the nose and ears may appear to grow larger as a person ages, the size of the eye remains relatively constant.

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