Functions Of The Skeletal System Quiz Questions

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Skeletal System Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The skeletal system function of hematopoiesis refers to the 
    • A. 

      Storage of calcium for the body

    • B. 

      Process of blood cell formation

    • C. 

      Attachment of muscles for movement

    • D. 

      Ability of the skeleton to protect the more delicate structures of the body

  • 2. 
    The term ______ refers to the shaft of a long bone
    • A. 

      Epiphysis

    • B. 

      Periosteum

    • C. 

      Diaphysis

    • D. 

      Endosteum

  • 3. 
    The layer made of tough fibrous tissue containing blood vessels, lymph nodes, and nerves that covers outer surface of the bone is:
    • A. 

      Endosteum

    • B. 

      Periosteum

    • C. 

      Meduallary canal

    • D. 

      Articular cartilage

  • 4. 
    The ends of a long bone is called ____ 
    • A. 

      Epiphyses

    • B. 

      Periosteum

    • C. 

      Diaphysis

    • D. 

      Endosteum

  • 5. 
    Which is the location in the long bone where hematopoiesis occurs?
    • A. 

      Epiphysis

    • B. 

      Periosteum

    • C. 

      Diaphysis

    • D. 

      Medullary cavity

  • 6. 
    The structural unit of compact bone is called the 
    • A. 

      Lamella

    • B. 

      Canaliculus

    • C. 

      Osteon

    • D. 

      Trabeculae

  • 7. 
    The rings of calcified matrix that make up the haversian system are called 
    • A. 

      Lamellae

    • B. 

      Canaliculi

    • C. 

      Osteon

    • D. 

      Trabeculae

  • 8. 
    Bone-building cells are called 
    • A. 

      Osteoblasts

    • B. 

      Osteoclasts

    • C. 

      Osteocytes

    • D. 

      Chondrocytes

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are cartilage cells? 
    • A. 

      Osteoblasts

    • B. 

      Osteoclasts

    • C. 

      Osteocytes

    • D. 

      Chondrocytes

  • 10. 
    _________ are the bone- resorbing (eating) cells
    • A. 

      Osteoblasts

    • B. 

      Osteoclasts

    • C. 

      Osteocytes

    • D. 

      Chondrocytes

  • 11. 
    Muscle is connected to bone by 
    • A. 

      Ligaments

    • B. 

      Cartilage

    • C. 

      Tendons

    • D. 

      Epithelial tissue

  • 12. 
    Which bone of the skull does not contain sinuses?
    • A. 

      Zygomatic

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Sphenoid

    • D. 

      Ethmoid

  • 13. 
    How many bones are in the adult verterbral column?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      19

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      26

  • 14. 
    An abnormal side to side curve in the vertebral column is called
    • A. 

      Lordosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

    • D. 

      Convexities

  • 15. 
    The sutures are an examples of which type of joint?
    • A. 

      Diarthroses

    • B. 

      Synarthroses

    • C. 

      Amphiarthroses

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Which type of doing uses cartilage to connect bones?
    • A. 

      Diarthroses

    • B. 

      Synarthroses

    • C. 

      Amphairthroses

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Diarthrotic joints
    • A. 

      Make up the vast majority of joints in the body

    • B. 

      Allow the least amount of movement

    • C. 

      Are surrounded by a joint capsule

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 18. 
    Which joint permits the widest range of movement ?
    • A. 

      Hinge

    • B. 

      Pivot

    • C. 

      Saddle

    • D. 

      Ball and socket

  • 19. 
    Which bone condition occurs most frequently in postmenopausal women with claim deficiencies ?
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Osteomalacia

    • C. 

      Osteoporosis

    • D. 

      Paget disease

  • 20. 
    Ensuring that young children have a sufficient amount of vitamin D in their diet will prevent 
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Osteomalacia

    • C. 

      Osteoporosis

    • D. 

      Paget disease

  • 21. 
    People with what condition go through episodes of "frenzied" bone resorption and bone growth?
    • A. 

      Rickets

    • B. 

      Osteomalacia

    • C. 

      Osteoporosis

    • D. 

      Paget disease

  • 22. 
    Another name for a compound fracture is a(n)  ________ fracture 
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      Closed

    • C. 

      Comminuted

    • D. 

      Impacted

  • 23. 
    Bouchard nodes are common sign of which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      Sprain

    • B. 

      Strain

    • C. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • D. 

      Dislocation

  • 24. 
    Subluxation is another term for 
    • A. 

      Sprain

    • B. 

      Strain

    • C. 

      Avulsion fracture

    • D. 

      Dislocation

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not a form of inflammatory arthritis 
    • A. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis

    • B. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • C. 

      Gouty arthritis

    • D. 

      Infectious arthritis

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