Functional Anatomy Of The Trunk Trivia Quiz

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 186

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Human being's trunk refers to the whole body structure from head to toe that support the body in its functions. Functional anatomy of the trunk is a comprehensive quiz on the functions of the different body parts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The abdominals are most active when:
    • A. 

      The shoulders are behind the hips

    • B. 

      The shoulders are in front of the hips

  • 2. 
    The purpose of the abdominal wall and lateral trunk is to: (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Support viscera

    • B. 

      Respiratory assist

    • C. 

      Trunk control (lateral flexion, rotation, posterior movement - leaning back)

    • D. 

      Balance of vertebral column

    • E. 

      Pull pelvis into anterior tilt

    • F. 

      Accentuate lumbar lordosis

  • 3. 
    What is the normal range of motion of the cervical portion of the spine?
    • A. 

      Flexion: 40 / Extension: 75 / Lat. Flex.: 35-45 / Rotation: 45-50

    • B. 

      Flexion: 105 / Extension: 60 / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 35

    • C. 

      Flexion: ---- / Extension: ----- / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 5

    • D. 

      Flexion: 140 / Extension: 140 / Lat. Flex.: 75-85 / Rotation: 90

  • 4. 
    What is the normal range of motion of the thoracic portion of the spine?
    • A. 

      Flexion: 40 / Extension: 75 / Lat. Flex.: 35-45 / Rotation: 45-50

    • B. 

      Flexion: 105 / Extension: 60 / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 35

    • C. 

      Flexion: ---- / Extension: ----- / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 5

    • D. 

      Flexion: 140 / Extension: 140 / Lat. Flex.: 75-85 / Rotation: 90

  • 5. 
    What is the normal range of motion of the lumbar portion of the spine?
    • A. 

      Flexion: 40 / Extension: 75 / Lat. Flex.: 35-45 / Rotation: 45-50

    • B. 

      Flexion: 105 / Extension: 60 / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 35

    • C. 

      Flexion: ---- / Extension: ----- / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 5

    • D. 

      Flexion: 140 / Extension: 140 / Lat. Flex.: 75-85 / Rotation: 90

  • 6. 
    What is the normal range of motion of the total spine?
    • A. 

      Flexion: 40 / Extension: 75 / Lat. Flex.: 35-45 / Rotation: 45-50

    • B. 

      Flexion: 105 / Extension: 60 / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 35

    • C. 

      Flexion: ---- / Extension: ----- / Lat. Flex.: 20 / Rotation: 5

    • D. 

      Flexion: 140 / Extension: 140 / Lat. Flex.: 75-85 / Rotation: 90

  • 7. 
    Subtle postural shifts will completely change muscle activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Patients who are _________________ will have trouble dissociating their muscle actions.
    • A. 

      Weak or posturally insecure

    • B. 

      Freezing their degrees of freedom

    • C. 

      Spastic

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Your patient is sitting in neutral. You place an object behind him, and he has to lean back to grab it. Your patient's abdominals are working _________.
    • A. 

      Eccentrically

    • B. 

      Concentrically

  • 10. 
    You're sitting in a recliner watching TV. You accidentally drop the remote. You have to lean forward to grab it. In this scenario, your abdominals are working ______________.
    • A. 

      Eccentrically

    • B. 

      Concentrically

    • C. 

      They're not working. I would leave the remote on the floor.

  • 11. 
    You're sitting in a neutral position. You turn/rotate your body to the right. The internal obliques on the _____ side of the body are working as well as the external obliques on the ________ side of your body.
    • A. 

      Right / Left

    • B. 

      Left / Right

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