Parts Of The Skeletal System Quiz

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Skeletal System Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will cover the basic functions and parts of the skeletal system. The skeletal system is one of six systems of the human body.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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. 

      Option 4

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is the skeletal system?
    • A. 

      All the bones in the body

    • B. 

      All the muscles and tendons

    • C. 

      All the body's organs, both soft and hard tissue

    • D. 

      All the bones in the body and the tissues that connect them

  • 3. 
    The purpose of the rib cage is to...
    • A. 

      Protect the stomach

    • B. 

      protect the spinal cord

    • C. 

      Protect the heart and lungs

    • D. 

      Provide an object to which the lungs can attach

  • 4. 
    What makes bones so strong?
    • A. 

      Cartilage

    • B. 

      Silica

    • C. 

      Blood and marrow

    • D. 

      Calcium and phosphorous

  • 5. 
    What is the difference between cartilage and bone?
    • A. 

      Bone is rubbery, and cartilage is firm.

    • B. 

      Cartilage is rubbery, and bone is firm.

    • C. 

      Bone is a more primitive tissue than cartilage.

    • D. 

      Bone is inside the body, and cartilage is outside.

  • 6. 
    What makes up the skeletal system?
    • A. 

      blood

    • B. 

      Muscles

    • C. 

      Tissues

    • D. 

      Bones

  • 7. 
    What is the difference between compact bone and spongy bone?
    • A. 

      They have different bone marrow.

    • B. 

      They are made of different materials.

    • C. 

      They have different sizes of bone cells.

    • D. 

      They have different arrangement of bone cells.

  • 8. 
    How many bones are there in the average person's body?
    • A. 

      33

    • B. 

      206

    • C. 

      639

    • D. 

      It varies by the individual.

  • 9. 
    Each bone has a particular job. What is the job of the skull?
    • A. 

      Pumps blood to the brain

    • B. 

      Tells the brain what to do

    • C. 

      Helps the body to make decisions

    • D. 

      Protects the brain

  • 10. 
    What works with the bones of your skeleton to make your body move?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Muscles

    • C. 

      Tissues

    • D. 

      Organs

  • 11. 
    What is a joint?
    • A. 

      A hinge

    • B. 

      A ball and socket

    • C. 

      The place where two bones are joined

    • D. 

      The place where tendons are fastened together

  • 12. 
    Partly movable joints are places where bones can move a little. Which is an example of a partly movable joint?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      Elbow joint

    • C. 

      rib

    • D. 

      Knee joint

  • 13. 
    There are three types of joints. What are they?
    • A. 

      Immovable, stable, movable

    • B. 

      Immobile, mobile, stable

    • C. 

      immovable, movable, partly movable

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an example of an immovable joint?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      Ribs

    • C. 

      Knee

  • 15. 
    Movable joints are places where bones can move easily. Which is an example of a movable joint?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      ribs

    • C. 

      Knee

  • 16. 
    These joints are found in the knee and elbow.
    • A. 

      Pivot

    • B. 

      Ball and socket

    • C. 

      Hinge

  • 17. 
    These joints are found in the hip and shoulder.
    • A. 

      Hinge

    • B. 

      Ball and socket

    • C. 

      Pivot

  • 18. 
    The part of the bone where blood cells are made.
    • A. 

      Joint

    • B. 

      Marrow

    • C. 

      Ligament

  • 19. 
    What do the patella and ulna protect?
    • A. 

      Wrist and elbow

    • B. 

      Digestive organs

    • C. 

      Knee and elbow

  • 20. 
    These joints are found in the wrists and ankles
    • A. 

      Ball ans Socket

    • B. 

      Hinge

    • C. 

      Gliding

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