Human Anatomy And Physiology Pretest Quiz!

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Anatomy And Physiology Quizzes & Trivia

Anatomy is the studying and investigating of the structure and connection between body parts whereas Physiology is analysing the whole body function. This quiz is designed for students to assess their prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Anatomy breaks the human abdomen down into segments called _______________.
    • A. 

      Regions

    • B. 

       Districts

    • C. 

       Quadrants

    • D. 

      Areas

  • 2. 
    The body organ that is NOT located within the Right Upper Quadrant is _______________.
    • A. 

       Liver

    • B. 

      Gall Bladder

    • C. 

       Duodenum

    • D. 

      Sigmoid colon

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of the digestive tract?
    • A. 

      To use enzymes to break down food

    • B. 

      To perform gas exchange

    • C. 

      To remove waste from the body.

    • D. 

      To use peristalsis to move food along.

  • 4. 
    The body, at all times, attempts to maintain homeostasis. The best definition of homeostasis is:
    • A. 

      A process that maintains the stability of the human body's internal environment in response to changes in internal and external conditions.

    • B. 

      A function via which the body breaks down glucose to use as energy.

    • C. 

      A process that maintains the immune system’s defenses

    • D. 

      A process in which the body resists change to its genetic structure.

  • 5. 
    The pectoralis major muscle is located in which general area?
    • A. 

      The chest

    • B. 

      The back

    • C. 

      The Feet

    • D. 

      The Buttocks 

  • 6. 
    Which of these is the best analogy describing the function of the kidneys?
    • A. 

      A control center

    • B. 

      A medical facility

    • C. 

      A waste treatment plant

    • D. 

      A soldier training facility

  • 7. 
    The orthopaedic surgeon informs you that you have broken the end of your femur. What area is she describing?
    • A. 

      Shaft

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Diaphysis

    • D. 

      Bone matrix

  • 8. 
    The spinal cord reaches from the base of the skull to the first or second lumbar vertebra. The base of the skull is also known as:
    • A. 

      Foramen magnum

    • B. 

      Filaments

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

    • D. 

      Corpus callosum

  • 9. 
    Moving the arm toward the body would be described as a _______ movement, rather than a ______ movement.
    • A. 

      Distal, proximal.

    • B. 

      Proximal, distal

    • C. 

      Proximal, anterior

    • D. 

      Anterior, superior.

  • 10. 
    What stimulates the interstitial cells of the testicles to produce testosterone?
    • A. 

      Cowper’s gland

    • B. 

      LH (luteinizing hormone)

    • C. 

      FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)

    • D. 

      Tropic hormones

  • 11. 
    Humans can survive most easily without which of the following?
    • A. 

      Pancreas

    • B. 

      Lungs

    • C. 

      Gallbladder.

    • D. 

      Bladder