Introduction To Human Anatomy-1- Terrms Of Position

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No matter what study you’re undertaking or what subject you’re trying to boost your knowledge on, you always have to start somewhere, right? In the following quiz, we’ll be looking at an introduction to the study of human anatomy! What do you know about your body, how it works and what organs are involved in keeping you going throughout daily life? Find out in this quiz! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A ______________ section divides the body into right and left portions.

    • A.

      Coronal

    • B.

      transverse

    • C.

      Sagittal

    • D.

      oblique

    Correct Answer
    C. Sagittal
    Explanation
    A sagittal section divides the body into right and left portions. This type of section is made by cutting the body along a vertical plane that runs from front to back, dividing it into symmetrical halves. The other options, coronal, transverse, and oblique, do not specifically divide the body into right and left portions.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the term that is the opposite of anterior, and means "toward the back"

    • A.

      Medial

    • B.

      Superficial

    • C.

      Inferior

    • D.

      Posterior

    Correct Answer
    D. Posterior
    Explanation
    The term "anterior" refers to the front or forward direction, while "posterior" refers to the back or rear direction. Therefore, "posterior" is the opposite of "anterior" and means "toward the back".

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  • 3. 

    In the anatomical position, the thumbs point:

    • A.

      In, toward the body

    • B.

      Out, away from the body

    • C.

      Forward

    • D.

      Backward

    Correct Answer
    B. Out, away from the body
    Explanation
    In the anatomical position, the thumbs point out, away from the body. This is because the anatomical position is the standard reference position used in anatomy to describe the body's structures and movements. In this position, the palms face forward, and the thumbs are oriented away from the body, allowing for clear and consistent communication when describing the position or movement of other body parts.

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  • 4. 

    The arm is _________ to the hand.

    • A.

      Medial

    • B.

      Lateral

    • C.

      Proximal

    • D.

      Distal

    Correct Answer
    C. Proximal
    Explanation
    The arm is proximal to the hand because proximal refers to a position closer to the point of attachment. In this case, the point of attachment is the shoulder, and the arm is closer to the shoulder than the hand.

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  • 5. 

    The big toe is _______ to the little toe.

    • A.

      Medial

    • B.

      Intermediate

    • C.

      Lateral

    • D.

      Median

    Correct Answer
    A. Medial
    Explanation
    The big toe is positioned closer to the midline of the body than the little toe, which is why it is considered medial.

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  • 6. 

    When standing in the Anatomical Position the palms of the hands:

    • A.

      Anteriorly

    • B.

      Laterally

    • C.

      Medially

    • D.

      Posteriorly

    • E.

      Superiorly

    Correct Answer
    A. Anteriorly
    Explanation
    In the anatomical position, the palms of the hands face forward or anteriorly. This means that the palms are facing towards the front of the body. This position is commonly used as a reference point in anatomy and allows for consistent descriptions of body structures and movements.

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  • 7. 

    The leg is _________ to the knee

    • A.

      Medial

    • B.

      Lateral

    • C.

      Proximal

    • D.

      Distal

    Correct Answer
    D. Distal
    Explanation
    The term "distal" refers to a body part that is located further away from the point of reference, in this case, the knee. Therefore, the leg is distal to the knee, as it is located further away from the knee joint.

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  • 8. 

    Which plane of section would divide the body into anterior and posterior portions?

    • A.

      A. midsagittal

    • B.

      B. horizontal

    • C.

      C. transverse

    • D.

      D. coronal

    Correct Answer
    D. D. coronal
    Explanation
    The plane of section that would divide the body into anterior and posterior portions is the coronal plane. This plane is also known as the frontal plane and it divides the body into front (anterior) and back (posterior) sections.

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  • 9. 

    In the  ______________position, a person is lying face down in the anatomical position.\

    • A.

      A. Anatomical

    • B.

      B. Side

    • C.

      C. Prone

    • D.

      D. supine

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Prone
    Explanation
    In the prone position, a person is lying face down in the anatomical position. This means that their body is flat on their stomach, with their face and chest facing downwards. The prone position is often used in medical settings for procedures or examinations that require access to the back or spine.

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  • 10. 

    The directional ____________term  refers to a body part that is toward the head.

    • A.

      A. Inferior

    • B.

      B. Superior

    • C.

      C. Anterior

    • D.

      D. Posterior

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Superior
    Explanation
    The term "superior" refers to a body part that is located toward the head. In anatomical terms, superior is used to describe the position of a body part that is above or higher than another body part. This is in contrast to the term "inferior," which refers to a body part that is located below or lower than another body part. Therefore, in the given question, the correct answer is b. Superior.

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  • 11. 

    A patient who is standing in anatomic position is:

    • A.

      A) Facing laterally.

    • B.

      B) Has the palms of the hands directed medially.

    • C.

      C) Has the foot several inches apart.

    • D.

      D) Is standing on his toes.

    • E.

      E) Has the upper limbs by the sides of the trunk.

    Correct Answer
    E. E) Has the upper limbs by the sides of the trunk.
  • 12. 

    Concerning the anatomical terms:

    • A.

      A) The coronal plane divides the body into anterior & posterior parts.

    • B.

      B) The chest is inferior to the abdomen

    • C.

      C) The sternum lies in the median plane.

    • D.

      D) The heart is lateral to the lung.

    Correct Answer
    C. C) The sternum lies in the median plane.
    Explanation
    The sternum is a long, flat bone located in the center of the chest. It serves as an attachment point for the ribs and protects vital organs such as the heart and lungs. The median plane is a vertical plane that divides the body into equal left and right halves. Since the sternum is located in the center of the chest, it lies in the median plane.

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