N312 Musculoskeletal Quiz

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Skeletal System Quizzes & Trivia

Let’s take a look under the hood today, shall we? Peering at the musculoskeletal system, we’ll be able to see the part of our bodies which provides us with form, support, stability and the ability to move our arms, legs and the rest of our muscles. Think you know all about the functions of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints, ligaments and connective tissue? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a place of union between 2 or more bones called?
    • A. 

      Tendon

    • B. 

      Joint

    • C. 

      Ligament

    • D. 

      Muscle fiber

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a defining characteristic of a diarthroses joint?
    • A. 

      Freely moveable joint

    • B. 

      Examples: vertebral bodies

    • C. 

      Composed of a joint capsule (cavity)

    • D. 

      Capsule contains a lubricating fluid (synovial fluid) that permits movement.

  • 3. 
    Which joints are the least movable?
    • A. 

      Synarthroses

    • B. 

      Diarthroses

    • C. 

      Amphiarthroses

    • D. 

      Synovial

  • 4. 
    Muscles account for about _____ % of our body weight?
    • A. 

      30 - 35

    • B. 

      35 - 40

    • C. 

      40 - 50

    • D. 

      50 - 60

  • 5. 
    True or false? Cartilage is vascular connective tissue?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which musculoskeletal structure connects bones to each other at the joint level and encase the joint capsule?
    • A. 

      Tendon

    • B. 

      Joint

    • C. 

      Ligament

    • D. 

      Muscle fiber

  • 7. 
    What attaches muscle to bone.
    • A. 

      tendon

    • B. 

      Joint

    • C. 

      Ligament

    • D. 

      Muscle fiber

  • 8. 
    Which substances increase one’s risk for osteoporosis?
    • A. 

      Alcohol abuse

    • B. 

      Hyperlipidemia

    • C. 

      Stress

    • D. 

      Smoking a pack a day

  • 9. 
    Throughout the examination of the general survey, you want observe patient’s ability to perform following functions:
    • A. 

      Sit down

    • B. 

      Lie down

    • C. 

      Fold paper

    • D. 

      Climb onto table

    • E. 

      Take off shoes

  • 10. 
    When palpating the TMJ, which of the following are you looking for?
    • A. 

      Pustules

    • B. 

      Pain

    • C. 

      Deviation

    • D. 

      Swelling

  • 11. 
    True or false. Boutonniere deformities are associated with osteoarthritis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following tools can not be used to asses ligamentous stability in the knee?
    • A. 

      Valgus stress

    • B. 

      McLarney Test

    • C. 

      Lachman test

    • D. 

      McMurray test

  • 13. 
    Where would you assess flexion, extension, lateral bending, rotation as a ROM?
    • A. 

      Elbow

    • B. 

      Knee

    • C. 

      Spine

    • D. 

      Wrist

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a risk factor, for the elderly, associated with reduction in bone density?
    • A. 

      Decreased cardiac output

    • B. 

      Increased risk of fractures

    • C. 

      Thoracic kyphosis

    • D. 

      Reduction in height

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a normal change of the musculoskeletal system in the elderly?
    • A. 

      Reduction in muscle mass

    • B. 

      Decreased body fat

    • C. 

      Narrowing of joint spaces due to decrease in water content of cartilage

    • D. 

      Thinning of intervertebral discs