Quiz: Muscular System Trivia Questions

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Quiz: Muscular System Trivia Questions

This quiz has Muscular System Trivia Questions that are perfect for those of us who are having a hard time when it comes to an understanding the muscle system. It is a quick one that is designed to help you see if you know the basics of this system. Give it a try and be sure to check out other quizzes on the system.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The capacity of a muscle cell to shorten forcefully is known as
    • A. 

      Contractitlity

    • B. 

      Excitability

    • C. 

      Extensibility

    • D. 

      Elasticity

    • E. 

      Flexibility

  • 2. 
    Muscles exhibit the property of excitability.  This means that the muscle
    • A. 

      Shortens its length

    • B. 

      Recoils to its original resting length.

    • C. 

      Stretches beyond its normal length.

    • D. 

      Responds to stimulation by the nervous system.

    • E. 

      Excites itself.

  • 3. 
    Identify the statement concerning general functional characteristics of muscle that is true.
    • A. 

      Muscle tissue shortens forcefully but lengthens passively.

    • B. 

      Muscle tissue shortens passively but lengthens forcefully.

    • C. 

      Muscle tissue can get shorter, but can not get longer.

    • D. 

      Muscle tissue can get longer, but can not get shorter.

    • E. 

      None of the above statements are true.

  • 4. 
    Identify the statement concerning skeletal muscle that is true.
    • A. 

      It comprises about 20% of the body's weight.

    • B. 

      It propels urine through the urinary tract.

    • C. 

      Its function is largely under involuntary control.

    • D. 

      It is a kind of connective tissue.

    • E. 

      It is responsible for locomotion.

  • 5. 
    A cord or strap of dense tissue that connects a muscle to bone is called a:
    • A. 

      Tendon

    • B. 

      Ligament

    • C. 

      Bursa

    • D. 

      Arthiritis