MBLEx Anatomy And Physiology Exam Practice Quiz!

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MBLEx Anatomy And Physiology Exam Practice Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The skeletal system is composed of bones, cartilage, ligaments and joints.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The fibrous membrane covering bone that is the bone's life support system is called the intraosteum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The two regions of the skeleton are the axial and the appendicular skeleton. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The bones of the skull, thorax, and vertebral column and the hyoid bone comprise the appendicular skeleton.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    One of the functions of the skeletal system is to restore vital minerals. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The intercartilaginous ligament is a tough membrane that interconnects select bones, attaching to their periosteum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Spongy bone is found in the center of long bones, typically filled with red and yellow bone marrow.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The two girdles in the axial skeleton are the shoulder girdle and the pelvic girdle. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The plane that divides the body into superior and inferior halves is the... 
    • A. 

      Midsagittal (median) plane

    • B. 

      Frontal (coronal) plane

    • C. 

      Transverse (horizontal) plane

    • D. 

      Sagittal plane

  • 10. 
    If you were to assume the anatomical position, you would do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Lie face down with both feet hip distance apart, toes pointing downward

    • B. 

      Lie flat on your back, with the palms of your hands flat on the floor and your head looking over your right shoulder

    • C. 

      Stand erect and face forward, with your palms facing forward with the thumbs to the side, and your feet about hip distance apart with toes pointing forward

    • D. 

      Stand erect and face forward, with your palms facing each other and feet about hip distance apart with the toes pointing to the side

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is in the proper order from least complex to most complex?
    • A. 

      Cells, tissues, membranes, organs, organ systems, organism

    • B. 

      Cells, chemicals, organs, tissues, organ systems

    • C. 

      Chemicals, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organism

    • D. 

      Molecules, tissues, cells, organism

  • 12. 
    What is the fundamental unit of all living organisms?
    • A. 

      Atom

    • B. 

      Molecule

    • C. 

      Tissue

    • D. 

      Cell

  • 13. 
    Which of the following quadrants contains the liver?
    • A. 

      Left lower quadrant

    • B. 

      Left upper quadrant

    • C. 

      Right lower quadrant

    • D. 

      Right upper quadrant

  • 14. 
    When oriented away from the midline of the body, we refer to it as...
    • A. 

      Lateral

    • B. 

      Anterior

    • C. 

      Posterior

    • D. 

      Inferior

  • 15. 
    ________ describes the armpit region. Blank is... 
    • A. 

      Axillary

    • B. 

      Antebrachial

    • C. 

      Brachial

    • D. 

      Antecubital

  • 16. 
    The Greek root derm- means... 
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Follicles

    • C. 

      Nails

    • D. 

      Hair

  • 17. 
    Which of the following cells gives color to the skin and serves to decrease the amount of ultraviolet light that can penetrate into deeper layers of the skin?
    • A. 

      Keratinocytes

    • B. 

      Mesocytes

    • C. 

      Astrocytes

    • D. 

      Melanocytes

  • 18. 
    Which layer is known as the true skin?
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Subdermis

    • C. 

      Dermis

    • D. 

      Hypodermis

  • 19. 
    Collagen and elastin are found in which layer of skin?
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Dermis

    • C. 

      Hypodermis

    • D. 

      Mesodermis

  • 20. 
    Which are pouch-like structures in the skin from which hair grows?
    • A. 

      Follicles

    • B. 

      Indentions

    • C. 

      Sacs

    • D. 

      Cysts

  • 21. 
    What is another term used to describe the subcutaneous layer?
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Hypodermis

    • C. 

      Subdermis

    • D. 

      Mesodermis

  • 22. 
    Which layer of skin contains blood vessels, many nerve receptors, hair follicles, and skin glands?
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Mesodermis

    • C. 

      Hypodermis

    • D. 

      Dermis

  • 23. 
    Which receptors are often called the "cold receptors"?
    • A. 

      Pacinian corpuscles

    • B. 

      Ruffini end organs

    • C. 

      Krause end bulbs

    • D. 

      Meissner's corpuscles

  • 24. 
    Which skin region is relatively avascular?
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Dermis

    • C. 

      Hypodermis

    • D. 

      Endodermis

  • 25. 
    The hollow space within the center of the diaphysis is...
    • A. 

      Haversian canal

    • B. 

      Volkman's canal

    • C. 

      Periosteal cavity

    • D. 

      Medullary cavity