Mtca Chapter 4 Exam 1 Quiz D: Multiple Choice

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Mtca Chapter 4 Exam 1 Quiz D: Multiple Choice

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  • 1. 
    The ___ plane divides the body into superior and inferior portions.
    • A. 

      Midsagittal

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Coronal

    • D. 

      Transverse

  • 2. 
    The ___ cavity is the space in the skull containing the brain.
    • A. 

      Cranial

    • B. 

      Thoracic

    • C. 

      Abdominal

    • D. 

      Spinal

  • 3. 
    In the anatomical position, the palms are ___.
    • A. 

      To the middle

    • B. 

      To the front

    • C. 

      To the back

    • D. 

      To the side

  • 4. 
    The ___, or frontal, plane divides the body into anterior and posterior portions.
    • A. 

      Horizontal

    • B. 

      Midsagittal

    • C. 

      Coronal

    • D. 

      Transverse

  • 5. 
    The ___ plane vertically divides the body as it passes through the midline, to form a right and left half.
    • A. 

      Transverse

    • B. 

      Midsagittal

    • C. 

      Coronal

    • D. 

      Horizontal

  • 6. 
    Which term means towards the back?
    • A. 

      Anterior

    • B. 

      Ventral

    • C. 

      Posterior

    • D. 

      Distal

  • 7. 
    Which term means pertaining to the front side of the body, abdomen, and belly surface?
    • A. 

      Distal

    • B. 

      Posterior

    • C. 

      Dorsal

    • D. 

      Ventral

  • 8. 
    In the term medial, the root "medi" means ___.
    • A. 

      Medical

    • B. 

      Toward the middle

    • C. 

      Organic

    • D. 

      Internal

  • 9. 
    A transverse plane divides the body into ___.
    • A. 

      Lateral and medial

    • B. 

      Anterior and posterior

    • C. 

      Right and left halves

    • D. 

      Superior and inferior

  • 10. 
    In the thoracic cavity, the space containing the heart is known as the ___
    • A. 

      Abdominal cavity

    • B. 

      Pleural cavity

    • C. 

      Ventral cavity

    • D. 

      Pericardial cavity

  • 11. 
    The term used to describe being the farthest from the center is ___.
    • A. 

      Supine

    • B. 

      Distal

    • C. 

      Dorsal

    • D. 

      Proximal

  • 12. 
    The upper right region at the level of the ninth rib cartilage is known as the ___.
    • A. 

      Hypogastric

    • B. 

      Right hypochondriac

    • C. 

      Right lumbar

    • D. 

      Right illiac

  • 13. 
    Which term is the MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the term “dorsal”?
    • A. 

      Anterior

    • B. 

      Ventral

    • C. 

      Posterior

    • D. 

      Inferior

  • 14. 
    Which pair of terms is the MOST SIMILAR in meaning?
    • A. 

      Inferior; superior

    • B. 

      Bilateral; ambilateral

    • C. 

      Proximal; lateral

    • D. 

      Topical; superficial

  • 15. 
    If a patient complains of a pulled groin muscle, how would this location be described in a medical chart?
    • A. 

      Inguinal

    • B. 

      Dorsal

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Visceral

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of dissection?
    • A. 

      It is a useful tool for students and specialists in anatomy

    • B. 

      A lot can be learned about the structure of the human body

    • C. 

      It is the process of cutting the body apart

    • D. 

      It is the process of taking samples for analysis

  • 17. 
    Which terms are MOST SIMILAR in meaning?
    • A. 

      Internal; center

    • B. 

      Dorsal; ventral

    • C. 

      Ambilateral; topical

    • D. 

      Inferior; posterior

  • 18. 
    Which term is LEAST related to the others in meaning?
    • A. 

      Apex

    • B. 

      Base

    • C. 

      Vertex

    • D. 

      Horizontal

  • 19. 
    If a person fractures the coccyx, which is commonly referred to as the “tail bone,” which term would BEST describe the location of the fracture?
    • A. 

      Proximal

    • B. 

      Anterior

    • C. 

      Caudal

    • D. 

      Ventral

  • 20. 
    A rash is typically found on the surface of the skin. What term would BEST describe the location?
    • A. 

      Superficial

    • B. 

      Superior

    • C. 

      Topical

    • D. 

      Inguinal

  • 21. 
    If a disease is labeled as systemic, what does that mean?
    • A. 

      It pertains to the surface

    • B. 

      It pertains to a place as a whole

    • C. 

      It pertains to one side

    • D. 

      It pertains to the back part of a structure

  • 22. 
    If a patient was complaining of pain within the organs on both sides of the abdomen, which pair of terms would be MOST appropriate to describe the location of the pain?
    • A. 

      Topical inguinal

    • B. 

      Ambilateral visceral

    • C. 

      Bilateral inguinal

    • D. 

      Medial visceral

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