Clinical Muscular System Quiz

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Clinical Muscular System Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The attachment of a muscle’s tendon to the stationary bone is called the ___; the attachment of the muscle's other tendon to the movable bone is called ___.
    • A. 

      Origin, action

    • B. 

      Insertion, action

    • C. 

      Origin, insertion

    • D. 

      Insertion, origin

  • 2. 
    What is another name for a prime mover?
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Agonist

    • C. 

      Synergist

    • D. 

      Asynergist

    • E. 

      Fixator

  • 3. 
    The different types of muscle tissue differ from each other by:
    • A. 

      Microscopic anatomy

    • B. 

      Location

    • C. 

      Type of control

    • D. 

      Both microscopic anatomy and location

    • E. 

      All of these choices

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a major function of muscle tissue?
    • A. 

      Moving blood throughout the body

    • B. 

      Generating heat through contractions

    • C. 

      Stabilizing joints

    • D. 

      Promoting movement of body structures

    • E. 

      Storing energy

  • 5. 
    Atrophy is:
    • A. 

      An increase in the size of muscle fibers

    • B. 

      A decrease in the size of muscle fibers

    • C. 

      An increase in the number of muscle fibers

    • D. 

      A decrease in the number of muscle fibers

    • E. 

      A loss in size and strength of muscle fibers

  • 6. 
    Skeletal muscle cells
    • A. 

      Are nonstriated.

    • B. 

      Are involuntary.

    • C. 

      Have a single, central nucleus.

    • D. 

      Can be as much as a foot long.

    • E. 

      Have scant sarcoplasmic reticulum.

  • 7. 
    Hypertrophy is
    • A. 

      An increase in the size of muscle fibers.

    • B. 

      A decrease in the size of muscle fibers.

    • C. 

      An increase in the number of muscle fibers.

    • D. 

      A decrease in the number of muscle fibers.

    • E. 

      A loss in size and strength of muscle fibers.

  • 8. 
    These are the heart muscles.
    • A. 

      Skeletal

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Cardiac

  • 9. 
    Which of these are NOT a job of the muscular system?
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Strength

    • C. 

      Making blood cells

    • D. 

      Produce heat

    • E. 

      Posture

  • 10. 
    These are the heart muscles.
    • A. 

      Skeletal

    • B. 

      Smooth

    • C. 

      Cardiac

    • D. 

      Voluntary

  • 11. 
    Muscles that extend or straighten a body part.
    • A. 

      Extensor

    • B. 

      Flexor

    • C. 

      Tendon

    • D. 

      Cardiac

  • 12. 
    These muscles work to close a joint.
    • A. 

      Extensor

    • B. 

      Flexor

    • C. 

      Cardiac

    • D. 

      Tendon

  • 13. 
    Your quadriceps are located in your?
    • A. 

      Upper arm

    • B. 

      Lower arm

    • C. 

      Upper leg

    • D. 

      Abdomen

  • 14. 
    The kind of connective of tissue that attaches nuscles to bones are called
    • A. 

      Cartilage

    • B. 

      Voluntary

    • C. 

      Smooth

    • D. 

      Tendons

  • 15. 
    This kind of muscle is always under conscious control (we decide to make it happen).
    • A. 

      Smooth

    • B. 

      Skeletal

    • C. 

      Tendon

    • D. 

      Facia

  • 16. 
    What are the biggest muscles in the body?
    • A. 

      Gluteus maximus

    • B. 

      Finger

    • C. 

      Rectus abdominus

    • D. 

      Biceps brachii

  • 17. 
    Which is NOT a function of the muscles?
    • A. 

      Cause movement

    • B. 

      Produce heat

    • C. 

      Absorb nutrients

    • D. 

      Maintain posture

  • 18. 
    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.

  • 19. 
    The biceps is located in the ...
    • A. 

      Upper arm

    • B. 

      Lower arm

    • C. 

      Upper leg

    • D. 

      Abdomen

  • 20. 
    This kind of muscle is only in the heart.
    • A. 

      Smooth

    • B. 

      Voluntary

    • C. 

      Skeletal

    • D. 

      Cardiac

  • 21. 
    The "tug of war" refers to pairs of muscles working in opposition.  These pairs are called:
    • A. 

      Antagonists

    • B. 

      Voluntary

    • C. 

      Smooth

    • D. 

      Synergists

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    Which muscles are found in front of your thighs?
    • A. 

      Quadriceps

    • B. 

      Biceps

    • C. 

      Pectorals

    • D. 

      Deltoids

  • 24. 
    When you make a muscle in your arm, you are flexing your:
    • A. 

      Pectorals

    • B. 

      Biceps

    • C. 

      Deltoids

    • D. 

      Rectus abdominus

  • 25. 
    The muscle that pumps blood throughout your body is:
    • A. 

      Smooth

    • B. 

      Cardiac

    • C. 

      Voluntary

    • D. 

      Involuntary

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