Muscular System Trivia Quiz

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Muscular System Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of the muscular system?
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Protection

    • C. 

      Production of heat

    • D. 

      Maintaining posture

  • 2. 
    A voluntary muscle will only contract if it receives an impulse from a :
    • A. 

      Sensory nerve

    • B. 

      Motor nerve

    • C. 

      Mixed nerve

  • 3. 
    Where would you NOT find involuntary muscle?
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Bladder

    • C. 

      Brain

    • D. 

      Heart

  • 4. 
    Muscles with less than a normal degree of tone are said to be:
    • A. 

      Flaccid

    • B. 

      Spastic

    • C. 

      Rigid

  • 5. 
    When a muscle works without actually moving, this is known as:
    • A. 

      Isometric

    • B. 

      Isotonic

  • 6. 
    Concentric contraction and eccentric contraction are examples of :
    • A. 

      Isometric contraction

    • B. 

      Isotonic contraction

  • 7. 
    Rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis and vastus intermedius are a group of muscles, known as the:
    • A. 

      Hamstrings

    • B. 

      Quadriceps

  • 8. 
    How many voluntary muscles do we have?
    • A. 

      206

    • B. 

      600

    • C. 

      650

    • D. 

      450

  • 9. 
    What type of muscle is striated muscle?
    • A. 

      Voluntary

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Involuntary

    • D. 

      Cardiac

  • 10. 
    Which type of muscle fibres are white and allow for rapid movement?
    • A. 

      Fast twitch

    • B. 

      Slow twitch

  • 11. 
    Which type of muscle fibres are fatigue resistant?
    • A. 

      Fast twitch

    • B. 

      Slow twitch

  • 12. 
    Which pathoology results in the wasting of muscle tissue due to undernourishment or lack of use?
    • A. 

      Lumbago

    • B. 

      Cramp

    • C. 

      Atrophy

    • D. 

      Rupture

  • 13. 
    The tearing of the fascia of a muscle or a tendon is known as :
    • A. 

      Rupture

    • B. 

      Tendonitis

    • C. 

      Atrophy

    • D. 

      Bursitis

  • 14. 
    Inflammation of a tendon, accompanied by pain and swelling is called :
    • A. 

      Frozen shoulder

    • B. 

      Carpal tunnel

    • C. 

      Tennis elbow

    • D. 

      Tendonitis

  • 15. 
    Inflammation of the tendons that attach the extensor muscles of the forearm at the elbow joint is called :
    • A. 

      Housemaid's knee

    • B. 

      Tennis / golfers elbow

    • C. 

      Frozen shoulder

    • D. 

      Ankle tendon injury

  • 16. 
    What is the name for the main activating muscle?
    • A. 

      Synergist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

    • C. 

      Agonist

  • 17. 
    What hold bones together and stabilises a joint?
    • A. 

      Tendon

    • B. 

      Ligament

    • C. 

      Fascia

    • D. 

      Actin

  • 18. 
    The name of the muscle that turns the head to the opposite side is the :
    • A. 

      Occipitalis

    • B. 

      Platysma

    • C. 

      Sternocleidomastoid

    • D. 

      Frontalis

  • 19. 
    The facial expression associated with the corrugator muscle is :
    • A. 

      Puzzled

    • B. 

      Frowning

    • C. 

      Snarling

    • D. 

      Sadness

  • 20. 
    The action of the rhomboid muscles is to:
    • A. 

      Elevate and adduct the scapula

    • B. 

      Adduct the humerus

    • C. 

      Adduct the scapula

    • D. 

      Abduct the humerus

  • 21. 
    The action of the gluteus maximus is:
    • A. 

      Abduction and medial rotation of the thigh

    • B. 

      Extenston of the hip and lateral rotation of the thigh

    • C. 

      Flexion and lateral rotation of the femur

    • D. 

      Lateral flexion of the spine

  • 22. 
    Glucose, which is not required immediately by the body, is converted into what before it is stored in the liver and the muscles?
    • A. 

      Glycogen

    • B. 

      Glucagon

    • C. 

      Amino acids

    • D. 

      Glycerol

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