Human Anatomy Bones And Tissues Trivia Quiz

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Human Anatomy Quizzes & Trivia

The human body has a skeletal system that is made up on bones, cartilage, ligaments and other tissues that serve a specific function. Below I have prepared a quiz that is perfect to help you test out what you understand about human anatomy when it comes to bones and tissues. Give it a try and test your understanding on the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One function of this long bone structure is the storage of energy in the form of triglycerides:
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Metaphysis

    • D. 

      Periosteum

    • E. 

      Marrow

  • 2. 
    This is the region of a long bone that articulates with other bones.
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Metaphysis

    • D. 

      Periosteum

    • E. 

      Marrow

  • 3. 
    This is the shaft of a long bone.
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Metaphysis

    • D. 

      Periosteum

  • 4. 
    This is a layer of hyaline cartilage that reduces friction between bones involved in a joint.
    • A. 

      Periosteum

    • B. 

      Distal epiphysis

    • C. 

      Nutrient Foramen

    • D. 

      Articular Cartilage

  • 5. 
    This is a layer of hyaline cartilage that allows the diaphysis to grow in length.
    • A. 

      Periosteum

    • B. 

      Distal Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Nutrient Foramen

    • D. 

      Articular cartilage

    • E. 

      Epiphyseal Plate

  • 6. 
    This is the region of long bone found between the diaphysis and epiphysis.
    • A. 

      Epiphyseal Plate

    • B. 

      Epiphyseal Line

    • C. 

      Metaphysis

    • D. 

      Diaphyseal line

  • 7. 
    This is the fibrous covering on the surface of bone that is involved in thickening of the bone.
    • A. 

      Periosteum

    • B. 

      Endosteum

    • C. 

      Marrow

    • D. 

      Epiphysis

  • 8. 
    Which of following selections lists bone cells in the order from unspecialized stem cell to highly specialized mature bone cell?
    • A. 

      Osteogenic cells, osteoclasts, osteocytes

    • B. 

      Osteogenic cells, osteoblasts, osteocytes

    • C. 

      Osteogenic cells, osteocytes, osteoblasts

    • D. 

      Osteoblasts, osteogenic cells, osteocytes

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    These are considered bone-building cells.
    • A. 

      Fibroblasts

    • B. 

      Osteoclasts

    • C. 

      Osteocytes

    • D. 

      Osteoblasts

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    These are considered bone-dissolving cells.
    • A. 

      Osteogenic cells

    • B. 

      Osteoclast

    • C. 

      Osteocytes

    • D. 

      Osteoblasts

    • E. 

      All of these choices

  • 11. 
    Which of the following structures contain osteocytes?
    • A. 

      Haversian canals

    • B. 

      Volkmann’s canals

    • C. 

      Concentric lamellae

    • D. 

      Lacunae

    • E. 

      Canaliculi

  • 12. 
    These are extensions of the lacunae and are filled with extracellular fluid.
    • A. 

      Volkmann’s canals

    • B. 

      Haversian canals

    • C. 

      Osteons

    • D. 

      Canaliculi

    • E. 

      Periosteum

  • 13. 
    Osteons in compact bone tissue are aligned
    • A. 

      Horizontal to the metaphysis.

    • B. 

      Parallel to the epiphysis.

    • C. 

      Parallel to the length of the diaphysis.

    • D. 

      Randomly between the epiphyseal plates.

    • E. 

      Parallel to the perforating canals.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements about bone remodeling is FALSE?
    • A. 

      It occurs throughout your lifetime.

    • B. 

      It involves bone resorption.

    • C. 

      It involves bone deposition.

    • D. 

      It occurs at different rates at different locations.

    • E. 

      It occurs at a faster rate in compact bone than spongy bone.

  • 15. 
    The renewal rate for compact bone tissue is
    • A. 

      4% per year.

    • B. 

      15% per year.

    • C. 

      20% per year.

    • D. 

      25% per year.

    • E. 

      Extremely difficult to measure.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following two minerals are needed in large quantities when bones are growing?
    • A. 

      Calcium and chlorine

    • B. 

      Magnesium and sulfur

    • C. 

      Calcium and phosphorous

    • D. 

      Manganese and sulfur

    • E. 

      Potassium and phosphorous

  • 17. 
    Which of the following correctly lists the order of the four zones of cartilage found within the growth plate starting at the epiphysis and extending to the diaphysis?
    • A. 

      Calcified cartilage, resting cartilage, proliferating cartilage, hypertrophic cartilage

    • B. 

      Resting cartilage, proliferating cartilage, calcified cartilage, hypertrophic cartilage

    • C. 

      Proliferating cartilage, resting cartilage, hypertrophic cartilage, calcified cartilage

    • D. 

      Resting cartilage, proliferating cartilage, hypertrophic cartilage, calcified cartilage

    • E. 

      Hypertrophic cartilage, calcified cartilage, proliferating cartilage, resting cartilage

  • 18. 
    During adulthood, which of the following does NOT significantly contribute to bone remodeling and growth?
    • A. 

      Parathyroid hormones

    • B. 

      Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Epinephrine

    • D. 

      Sex steroids

    • E. 

      Human growth hormone

  • 19. 
    This type of fracture is considered a partial fracture and is only seen in children
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      Comminuted

    • C. 

      Impacted

    • D. 

      Greenstick

    • E. 

      Stress

  • 20. 
    About 25% of all stress fractures involve which bone?
    • A. 

      Rib

    • B. 

      Clavicle

    • C. 

      Humerus

    • D. 

      Ulna

    • E. 

      Tibia

  • 21. 
    Bone mass reduction is promoted by which hormone
    • A. 

      Calcitriol

    • B. 

      Calcitonin

    • C. 

      Human growth hormone

    • D. 

      Parathyroid hormone

    • E. 

      Insulin

  • 22. 
    An increase in bone growth is promoted by which hormones?
    • A. 

      Calcitriol and parathyroid hormone

    • B. 

      Calcitonin and calcitriol

    • C. 

      Human growth hormone and parathyroid hormone

    • D. 

      Parathyroid hormone and insulin

    • E. 

      All of the other selections are correct

  • 23. 
    Which of the following conditions is characterized by reduced bone mass due to a decreased rate of bone synthesis to a level too low to compensate for normal bone resorption?
    • A. 

      Osteogenic sarcoma

    • B. 

      Osteomyelitis

    • C. 

      Osteophytes

    • D. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • E. 

      Osteopenia

  • 24. 
     Which of the following conditions is a cancer affecting osteoblasts?
    • A. 

      Osteogenic sarcoma

    • B. 

      Rickets

    • C. 

      Osteomalacia

    • D. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • E. 

      Osteopenia

  • 25. 
    Which of the following conditions is observed in adults when new bone formed during bone remodeling fails to calcify?
    • A. 

      Osteogenic sarcoma

    • B. 

      Osteoporosis

    • C. 

      Osteomalacia

    • D. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • E. 

      Osteopenia

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