GCSE P.E. Skeletal System

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Test your knowledge of the function, mechanics and main features of the human skeleton.


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  • 1. 
    The human skeleton is made up of 206 bones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The network of bones which form a rich frame to support the body, protect internal organs, generate red blood cells, and store calcium and phosphorus is called...
    • A. 

      Periosteum

    • B. 

      Skeletal muscles

    • C. 

      Skeletal system

    • D. 

      Osteoblasts

  • 3. 
    What is the function of the skeletal system?
    • A. 

      Support the body

    • B. 

      Give the body shape

    • C. 

      Work with muscles to move the body

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following connect bones to each other in the skeletal system?
    • A. 

      Tendons

    • B. 

      Ligaments

    • C. 

      Joints

    • D. 

      Biceps

  • 5. 
    What works with the bones of your skeleton to make your body move?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Muscles

    • C. 

      Tissues

    • D. 

      Organs

  • 6. 
    The joint in elbow, finger and knee are examples of what?
    • A. 

      Sliding joint

    • B. 

      Ball and socket

    • C. 

      Hinge joint

    • D. 

      Saddle joint

  • 7. 
    The tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects a muscle to a bone is known as a _____.
    • A. 

      Ligament

    • B. 

      Tendon

    • C. 

      Cartilage

    • D. 

      Joint

  • 8. 
    Which mineral is important for bone growth and formation?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Silica

    • C. 

      Calcium

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 9. 
    What part of the skeleton protects the heart?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      Rib cage

    • C. 

      Pelvis

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 10. 
    The patella is located in the:
    • A. 

      Thigh

    • B. 

      Skull

    • C. 

      Knee

    • D. 

      Foot

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of an immovable joint?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      Ribs

    • C. 

      Knee

  • 12. 
    Which is an example of a movable joint?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      Ribs

    • C. 

      Knee