Muscle Origins & Insertions - Multiple Choice

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The muscle origin is the fixed attachment, while the insertion moves with contraction. Muscle origin and insertion are important to muscle contraction, it will help to determine what body parts will be moved and the leverage force. Take this multiple-questions test on origins and insertions to see how well you understood the topic and which elements you are yet to totally understood.


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  • 1. 
    What is the origin of the Biceps Brachii?
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Parts of Pelvic Girdle

    • C. 

      Scapula & Humerus

    • D. 

      Scapula

  • 2. 
    What is the insertion of the Biceps Brachii?
    • A. 

      Calcaneus bone via achilles tendon

    • B. 

      Radial tuberosity of radius

    • C. 

      Tibia & Fibula

    • D. 

      Clavicle & Scapula

  • 3. 
    What is the origin of the Biceps Femoris?
    • A. 

      Parts of pelvic girdle

    • B. 

      Sternum

    • C. 

      Scapula & Humerus

    • D. 

      Vertebral Column

  • 4. 
    What is the insertion of the Biceps Femoris?
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Tibia & Fibula

    • C. 

      Zygomatic bone & maxilla

    • D. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

  • 5. 
    What is the origin of the Gastrocnemius?
    • A. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

    • B. 

      Lower portion of vertebral column

    • C. 

      Mastoid process of the temporal bone

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 6. 
    What is the insertion of the Gastrocnemius?
    • A. 

      Mandible

    • B. 

      Scapula & Humerus

    • C. 

      Calcaneus bone via achilles tendon

    • D. 

      Radial tuberosity of radius

  • 7. 
    What is the origin of the Triceps Brachii
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Scapula & Humerus

    • C. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

    • D. 

      Radial tuberosity of radius

  • 8. 
    What is the insertion of the Triceps Brachii
    • A. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

    • B. 

      Radial tuberosity of radius

    • C. 

      Scapula & Humerus

    • D. 

      Lower portion of vertebral column

  • 9. 
    What is the origin of the Masseter?
    • A. 

      Mandible

    • B. 

      Maxilla

    • C. 

      Zygomatic bone & maxilla

    • D. 

      Mastoid process of the temporal bone

  • 10. 
    What is the insertion of the Maxilla
    • A. 

      Mandible

    • B. 

      Scapula

    • C. 

      Sternum

    • D. 

      Clavicle & Scapula

  • 11. 
    What is the origin of the Sternocleidomastoid?
    • A. 

      Sternum

    • B. 

      Lower portion of vertebral column

    • C. 

      Clavicle & Scapula

    • D. 

      Calcaneus bone via achilles tendon

  • 12. 
    What is the point of insertion of the Sternocleidomastoid?
    • A. 

      Vertebral column

    • B. 

      Sternum

    • C. 

      Olecranon process of ulna

    • D. 

      Mastoid process of the temporal bone

  • 13. 
    What is the origin of the Trapezius?
    • A. 

      Parts of Pelvic Girdle

    • B. 

      Vertebral Column

    • C. 

      Clavicle & Scapula

    • D. 

      Humerus

  • 14. 
    What is the insertion of the Trapezius?
    • A. 

      Humerus

    • B. 

      Mandible

    • C. 

      Clavicle & Scapula

    • D. 

      Sternum

  • 15. 
    What is the origin of the Latissimus Dorsi?
    • A. 

      Zygomatic bone & maxilla

    • B. 

      Vertebral column

    • C. 

      Humerus

    • D. 

      Lower portion of vertebral column

  • 16. 
    What is the insertion of the Latissimus Dorsi?
    • A. 

      Vertebral Column

    • B. 

      Femur

    • C. 

      Humerus

    • D. 

      Scapula