A Compilation Of Question About The Muscular System.

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  • 1. 

    Which is NOT a function of the muscles?

    • A.

      Cause movement

    • B.

      Produce heat

    • C.

      Absorb nutrients

    • D.

      Maintain posture

    Correct Answer
    C. Absorb nutrients
    Explanation
    Muscles are not responsible for absorbing nutrients. The function of muscles includes causing movement by contracting and relaxing, producing heat as a byproduct of metabolism, and maintaining posture by supporting the body's position. Nutrient absorption occurs in the digestive system, primarily in the small intestine, where nutrients from food are absorbed into the bloodstream for distribution to the body's cells.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following statements is NOT true about muscle activity.

    • A.

      Muscles can only pull, they never push.

    • B.

      All muscles have at least two attachments: the origin and insertion.

    • C.

      During contraction, the muscle origin moves toward the insertion.

    • D.

      All muscles cross at least one joint.

    Correct Answer
    C. During contraction, the muscle origin moves toward the insertion.
    Explanation
    During contraction, the muscle origin moves toward the insertion. This statement is not true because during contraction, the muscle insertion moves toward the origin.

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  • 3. 

    There are three types of muscle tissue in the human body. Which type are we able to control?

    • A.

      Cardiac

    • B.

      Skeletal

    • C.

      Smooth

    Correct Answer
    B. Skeletal
    Explanation
    Skeletal muscle tissue is the type of muscle tissue that we are able to control. It is attached to the bones and is responsible for voluntary movements of the body. Skeletal muscles are under conscious control, meaning that we can choose to contract or relax them to perform specific actions. Cardiac muscle tissue is found in the heart and is responsible for involuntary contractions, while smooth muscle tissue is found in the walls of internal organs and is also under involuntary control.

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  • 4. 

    When you stop working out, muscle will turn into fat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. Muscle and fat are two different types of tissues and cannot convert into each other. When a person stops working out, their muscle mass may decrease due to lack of exercise, but it does not turn into fat. Instead, the body may store more fat if there is a decrease in physical activity and an increase in calorie intake, leading to a change in body composition.

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  • 5. 

    This kind of muscle is found on our internal organs like the small intestines.

    • A.

      Antagonists

    • B.

      Smooth

    • C.

      Cardiac

    • D.

      Skeletal

    Correct Answer
    B. Smooth
    Explanation
    Smooth muscle is the correct answer because it is the type of muscle that is found on our internal organs like the small intestines. Smooth muscle is involuntary and non-striated, meaning it lacks the striped appearance of skeletal muscle. This type of muscle contracts slowly and rhythmically, allowing for the movement of substances through organs like the intestines. Unlike skeletal muscle, smooth muscle does not require conscious control to function.

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  • 6. 

    What are the biggest muscles in the body?

    • A.

      Gluteus maximus

    • B.

      Finger

    • C.

      Rectus abdominus

    Correct Answer
    A. Gluteus maximus
    Explanation
    The gluteus maximus is the correct answer because it is the largest muscle in the body. It is located in the buttocks and is responsible for hip extension and external rotation. It plays a crucial role in activities such as walking, running, and climbing stairs. The finger and rectus abdominis muscles are not the largest muscles in the body and do not have the same size or strength as the gluteus maximus.

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  • 7. 

    This kind of muscle is always under conscious control (we decide to make it happen).

    • A.

      Smooth

    • B.

      Skeletal

    • C.

      Tendon

    • D.

      Facia

    Correct Answer
    B. Skeletal
    Explanation
    Skeletal muscles are the type of muscles that are under conscious control. We can consciously decide to contract or relax these muscles, allowing us to perform voluntary movements. Smooth muscles, on the other hand, are not under conscious control and are found in organs such as the stomach and intestines. Tendons are tough bands of connective tissue that attach muscles to bones, and facia is a type of connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles. However, neither tendons nor facia are directly related to conscious control of muscles.

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  • 8. 

    The kind of connective of tissue that attaches nuscles to bones are called

    • A.

      Antagonists

    • B.

      Voluntary

    • C.

      Smooth

    • D.

      Tendons

    Correct Answer
    D. Tendons
    Explanation
    Tendons are the type of connective tissue that attach muscles to bones. They are strong, fibrous cords that provide stability and transmit the force generated by muscles to the bones, allowing movement. Unlike antagonists, which are muscles that oppose the action of another muscle, tendons are not muscles. Voluntary and smooth are terms that describe different types of muscle tissue, not connective tissue. Therefore, the correct answer is tendons.

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  • 9. 

    Your quadriceps are located in your?

    • A.

      Upper arm

    • B.

      Lower arm

    • C.

      Upper leg

    • D.

      Abdomen

    Correct Answer
    C. Upper leg
    Explanation
    The quadriceps are a group of muscles located in the upper leg. They consist of four muscles that work together to extend the knee joint. These muscles are the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius. The quadriceps are responsible for activities such as walking, running, and jumping.

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  • 10. 

    The biceps is located in the ...

    • A.

      Upper arm

    • B.

      Lower arm

    • C.

      Upper leg

    • D.

      Abdomen

    Correct Answer
    A. Upper arm
    Explanation
    The biceps is a muscle that is located in the upper arm. It is a two-headed muscle that runs from the shoulder to the elbow and is responsible for flexing the elbow joint and rotating the forearm. The upper arm is the correct location for the biceps muscle, as it is not found in the lower arm, upper leg, or abdomen.

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  • 11. 

    This kind of muscle is only in the heart.

    • A.

      Smooth

    • B.

      Voluntary

    • C.

      Skeletal

    • D.

      Cardiac

    Correct Answer
    D. Cardiac
    Explanation
    Cardiac muscle is the correct answer because it is the only type of muscle that is found exclusively in the heart. Smooth muscle is found in the walls of organs and blood vessels, voluntary muscle is under conscious control and found in skeletal muscles, and skeletal muscle is attached to bones and is responsible for movement. Therefore, cardiac muscle is the only option that accurately describes the type of muscle found only in the heart.

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  • 12. 

    The "tug of war" refers to pairs of muscles working in opposition.  These pairs are called:

    • A.

      Antagonists

    • B.

      Voluntary

    • C.

      Smooth

    • D.

      Tendons

    Correct Answer
    A. Antagonists
    Explanation
    The term "tug of war" suggests a pulling or opposing force between two entities. In the context of muscles, pairs of muscles work in opposition to create movement. These pairs are known as antagonists. They have opposite actions, with one muscle contracting while the other relaxes. This allows for coordinated movement and control. Voluntary, smooth, and tendons are not accurate terms to describe this concept.

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  • 13. 

    Skeletal muscles work with bones to give your body;

    • A.

      Strength

    • B.

      The ability to move

    • C.

      Strength and the ability to move

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Strength and the ability to move
    Explanation
    Skeletal muscles work in conjunction with bones to provide both strength and the ability to move. The muscles attach to the bones via tendons, and when they contract, they pull on the bones, causing movement. This coordinated effort between muscles and bones allows for the generation of force and the ability to perform various movements, such as walking, running, lifting objects, and other physical activities. Therefore, the correct answer is "strength and the ability to move."

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  • 14. 

    Which muscles are found in front of your thighs?

    • A.

      Quadriceps

    • B.

      Biceps

    • C.

      Pectorals

    • D.

      Deltoids

    Correct Answer
    A. Quadriceps
    Explanation
    The quadriceps are a group of muscles located in the front of the thigh. They consist of four individual muscles: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius. These muscles are responsible for extending the knee and are commonly used in activities such as walking, running, and jumping.

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  • 15. 

    Which muscles are found in your belly and sometimes called "abs"?

    • A.

      Pectorals

    • B.

      Quadriceps

    • C.

      Deltoids

    • D.

      Rectus abdominus

    Correct Answer
    D. Rectus abdominus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rectus abdominus. The rectus abdominus muscles are located in the belly and are commonly referred to as "abs". These muscles run vertically along the front of the abdomen and play a key role in core stability and support. They are responsible for flexing the spine and are often targeted in exercises such as crunches and sit-ups to strengthen and tone the abdominal area.

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  • 16. 

    When you make a muscle in your arm, you are flexing your:

    • A.

      Pectorals

    • B.

      Biceps

    • C.

      Deltoids

    • D.

      Rectus abdominus

    Correct Answer
    B. Biceps
    Explanation
    When you make a muscle in your arm, you are flexing your biceps. The biceps brachii is a two-headed muscle located on the front of the upper arm. It is responsible for flexing the elbow joint and lifting the forearm towards the shoulder. When you contract your biceps, it causes the characteristic bulging or "muscle-making" in the arm. The pectorals are chest muscles, deltoids are shoulder muscles, and rectus abdominis is the abdominal muscle, none of which are directly involved in arm flexion.

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  • 17. 

    The muscle that pumps blood throughout your body is:

    • A.

      Smooth

    • B.

      Cardiac

    • C.

      Voluntary

    • D.

      Involuntary

    Correct Answer
    B. Cardiac
    Explanation
    The correct answer is cardiac because the heart is made up of cardiac muscle, which is a specialized type of muscle that contracts involuntarily to pump blood throughout the body. Unlike smooth muscle, which is found in the walls of organs and blood vessels, cardiac muscle is only found in the heart. Additionally, cardiac muscle is different from voluntary muscle, which is under conscious control, and involuntary muscle, which is not consciously controlled.

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  • 18. 

    Which muscle helps you moves your shoulder?

    • A.

      Pectorals

    • B.

      Biceps

    • C.

      Rectus abdominus

    • D.

      Deltoids

    Correct Answer
    D. Deltoids
    Explanation
    The deltoids are the muscles that help move the shoulder. They are located at the top of the upper arm and are responsible for various movements of the shoulder joint, including lifting the arm to the side and rotating it. The pectorals, biceps, and rectus abdominus are not directly involved in shoulder movement.

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