Origin, Insertion And Action Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Origin of Sterncleidomastoid
    • A. 

      O=manubrium/acroimal end of clavicle

    • B. 

      O=maubrium/sternal end of clavive

    • C. 

      O=Sternum/acromial end of clavice

    • D. 

      O=sternum/sternal end of clavicle

    • E. 

      O=Sternum and rib 1

  • 2. 
    Insertion and action of Sternocleidomastoid
    • A. 

      I= Mastoid process A=Lateral flexion and flexes head/neck

    • B. 

      I= Mastoid process A= lateral flexion and extends head/neck

    • C. 

      I= Mastoid process A= Lateral flexion and turns head to same side

    • D. 

      I= Manubrium A= Lateral flexion and turns head to same side

    • E. 

      I= Manubrium A= Lateral flexion and flexes head/neck

  • 3. 
    Origin of Splenius Capitis
    • A. 

      O= Ligamentum flava

    • B. 

      O=Ligamentum Nuchae

    • C. 

      O= Transverse processes of T1-T4 and Articular processes of C4-C7

    • D. 

      O= Occipital bone

    • E. 

      O= Occipital bone and mastoid process

  • 4. 
    Insertion and action of Splenius Capitis
    • A. 

      I=Occipital Bone A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • B. 

      I= Mastoid process A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • C. 

      I= Occipital bone and mastoid process A= turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • D. 

      I= Occipital bone and mastoid process A= turns head to same side and flexes head/neck

    • E. 

      I= Occipital bone and mastoid process A= Turns head to same side and lateral flexion

  • 5. 
    Origin of Longissimus Capitis
    • A. 

      O= Transverse processes from T1-T4

    • B. 

      O= Transverse processes from T1-T6

    • C. 

      O= Transverse processes from T1-T6 and articular processes from C4-C7

    • D. 

      O= Transverse processes from T1-T4 and articular process of C7

    • E. 

      O= Transverse processes from T1-T4 and articular processes from C4-C7

  • 6. 
    Insertion and action of Longissimus Capitis
    • A. 

      I= Occipital bone A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • B. 

      I=Occipital bone A= Turns head to same side and flexes head/neck

    • C. 

      I=Mastoid Process A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • D. 

      I=Mastoid process A= turns head to same side and flexes head/neck

    • E. 

      I= Occipital bone and mastoid process A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

  • 7. 
    Origin of Semispinalis Capitis
    • A. 

      Transverse processes of T1-T6 and articular process of C7

    • B. 

      Transverse processes of T1-T4 and articular processes of C4-C7

    • C. 

      Spinous processes of T1-T6 and articular processes of C7

    • D. 

      Spinous processes of T1-T4 and transverse processes of C4-C7

    • E. 

      Articular processes of C4-C7

  • 8. 
    Insertion and action of Semispinalis Capitis
    • A. 

      I=Mastoid Process A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • B. 

      I=Mastoid process A= turns head to same side and flexes head/neck

    • C. 

      I= Occipital bone and mastoid process A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • D. 

      I= Occipital bone A= Turns head to same side and extends head/neck

    • E. 

      I=Occipital bone A= Turns head to same side and flexes head/neck

  • 9. 
    Origin of the Diaphragm
    • A. 

      1.Superior internal surface of ribs 7-12 2. Xiphoid process 3. Inferior region of sternum 4. Costal cartilages of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12) 5. Lumbar vertebrae

    • B. 

      1.Inferior external surface of ribs 7-12 2. Xiphoid process 3. Inferior region of sternum 4. Costal cartilages of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12) 5. Lumbar vertebrae

    • C. 

      1.Inferior internal surface of ribs 7-12 2. Xiphoid process 3. Inferior region of sternum 4. Costal cartilages of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12) 5. Lumbar vertebrae

    • D. 

      1. Inferior internal surface of ribs 7-12 2. Xiphoid process 3. Inferior region of sternum 4. Costal cartilages of inferior 4 ribs (ribs 8-12) 5. Lumbar vertebrae

    • E. 

      1. Inferior internal surface of ribs 7-12 2. Xiphoid process 3. Inferior region of sternum 4. Costal cartilages of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12) 5. Lumbar fascia

  • 10. 
    Insertion and action of the Diaphragm
    • A. 

      I= Central tendon A= contraction causes expansion of diaphragm and it decreases pressure in the abdominopelvic cavity

    • B. 

      I= Central tendon A= contraction causes flattening of diaphragm and it decreases pressure in the abdominopelvic cavity

    • C. 

      I= ribs 3-5 A= contraction causes expansion of diaphragm and it decreases pressure in the abdominopelvic cavity

    • D. 

      I= Central tendon A= contraction causes flattening of diaphragm and it increases pressure in the abdominopelvic cavity

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Origin, insertion and action of EXTERNAL intercostals
    • A. 

      O= Inferior boder of superior rib (rib 1) I= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) A= Depresses ribs on forces exhalation

    • B. 

      O= Inferior boder of superior rib (rib 1) I= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) A= elevates ribs

    • C. 

      O= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) I= Inferior border of superior rib (rib 1) A= Elevates ribs

    • D. 

      O= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) I= Inferior border of superior rib (rib 1) A= depresses ribs during forced exhalation

  • 12. 
    Origin, Insertion, and action on INTERNAL Intercostals
    • A. 

      O= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) I= Inferior border of superior rib (rib 1) A= Depresses ribs during forced exhalation

    • B. 

      O= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) I= Inferior border of superior rib (rib 1) A= Elevates ribs

    • C. 

      O= Inferior boder of superior rib (rib 1) I= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) A= Elevates ribs

    • D. 

      O= Inferior boder of superior rib (rib 1) I= Superior border of inferior rib (rib 12) A= Depresses ribs on forces exhalation

  • 13. 
    Origin or External Obliques
    • A. 

      External and inferior borders of Inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12)

    • B. 

      External and superior borders of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12)

    • C. 

      Internal and inferior borders of inferior 8 ribs (ribs 4-12)

    • D. 

      Internal and superior borders of inferior 8 ribs (ribs 4-12)

    • E. 

      External and inferior borders of inferior 8 ribs (ribs 4-12)

  • 14. 
    Insertion and action of External Obliques
    • A. 

      I= Linea alba and some to pubic crest A= flexes vertebral column, compresses ab wall, and lateral flexion

    • B. 

      I=Linea alba and some to pubic crest A=flexes vertebral column and compresses ab wall

    • C. 

      I= Linea aspera and some to illiac crest A= flexes vertebral column, compresses ab wall, and lateral flexion

    • D. 

      I= Linea aspera and some to illiac crest A= flexes vertebral column and compresses ab wall

    • E. 

      I= Linea alba and some to illiac crest A= flexes vertebral column, compresses ab wall, and lateral flexion

  • 15. 
    Origin of Internal Obliques
    • A. 

      O= 1.Lumbar vertabrae 2. Inguinal ligament 3. illiac crest

    • B. 

      O= 1.Lumbar vertabrae 2. Inguinal ligament 3. pubic crest

    • C. 

      O= 1.Lumbar fascia 2. Inguinal ligament 3. illiac crest

    • D. 

      O= 1.Lumbar fascia 2. Central tendon 3. illiac crest

    • E. 

      O= 1.Lumbar fascia 2. Inguinal ligament 3. pubic crest

  • 16. 
    Insertion of Internal Obliques
    • A. 

      I= 1. Linea aspera 2. Pubic Crest 3. Inferior rib surfaces of last 4 ribs (8-12) 4. Costal cartilages of ribs 8-10

    • B. 

      I= 1. Linea aspera 2. Pubic Crest 3. Inferior rib surfaces of last 6 ribs (6-12) 4. Costal cartilages of ribs 8-10

    • C. 

      I= 1. Linea alba 2. Pubic Crest 3. Inferior rib surfaces of last 4 ribs (8-12) 4. Costal cartilages of ribs 8-10

    • D. 

      I= 1. Linea alba 2. Pubic Crest 3. Inferior rib surfaces of last 4 ribs (8-12) 4. Costal cartilages of ribs 6-12

    • E. 

      I= 1. Linea alba 2. Pubic Crest 3. Inferior rib surfaces of last 4 ribs (8-12) 4. Costal cartilages of ribs 8-10

  • 17. 
    Origin of Transverse abdominis
    • A. 

      O= 1. Lumbar Fascia 2. Inguinal ligament 3. Illiac crest 4. Cartilages of inferior 8 ribs (ribs 4-12)

    • B. 

      O= 1. Lumbar Fascia 2. Inguinal ligament 3. Illiac crest 4. Cartilages of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12)

    • C. 

      O= 1. Lumbar Fascia 2. Inguinal ligament 3. pubic crest 4. Cartilages of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12)

    • D. 

      O= 1. Lumbar vertebrae 2. Inguinal ligament 3. Illiac crest 4. Cartilages of inferior 6 ribs (ribs 6-12)

    • E. 

      O= 1. Lumbar vertebrae 2. Inguinal ligament 3. Illiac crest 4. Cartilages of inferior 8 ribs (ribs 4-12)

  • 18. 
    Insertion of transverse abdominis
    • A. 

      Linea alba

    • B. 

      Pubic crest

    • C. 

      Illiac crest

    • D. 

      Linea alba and pubic crest

    • E. 

      Linea albad and illiac crest

  • 19. 
    Origin and insertion of Rectus abdominis
    • A. 

      O= Superior surface of pubis near symphysis I= 1. Xiphoid process 2. Inferior surfaces of ribs 5-7

    • B. 

      O= Superior surface of pubis near symphysis I= 1. Xiphoid process 2. Inferior surfaces of ribs 6-12

    • C. 

      O= Superior surface of pubis near symphysis I= 1. Sternum 2. Inferior surfaces of ribs 5-7

    • D. 

      O= Inferior surface of pubis I= 1. Xiphoid process 2. Inferior surfaces of ribs 5-7

    • E. 

      O= Inferior surface of pubis I= 1. Sternum 2. Inferior surfaces of ribs 5-7

  • 20. 
    Origin of Pectoralis Minor
    • A. 

      Ribs 3-5

    • B. 

      Rib 1

    • C. 

      Rib 1-8, Anterior and superior margins

    • D. 

      Ribs 6-12

    • E. 

      Ribs 3-6

  • 21. 
    Insertion and action of Pectoralis Minor
    • A. 

      I= Coranoid process of scapula A= Protracts and depresses scapula

    • B. 

      I= Coracoid process of scapula A= retracts and depresses scapula

    • C. 

      I= Coracoid process of scapula A= Protracts and depresses scapula

    • D. 

      I= Coranoid process of scapula A= protracts and depresses scapula

    • E. 

      I= Coranoid process of scapula A= protracts and elevates scapula

  • 22. 
    Origin of Serratus Anterior
    • A. 

      O= Ribs 3-5

    • B. 

      O= Rib 1

    • C. 

      O= Ribs 1-8, anterior and superior margins

    • D. 

      O= Ribs 1-8, anterior and inferior margins

    • E. 

      O= Ribs 3-6

  • 23. 
    Insertion and action of Serratus Anterior
    • A. 

      I=Coracoid process of scapula A= Protraction or scapula, superiorly rotates scapula, and stabilizes scapula

    • B. 

      I= Coronoid process of scapula A= Protraction or scapula, superiorly rotates scapula, and stabilizes scapula

    • C. 

      I= Medial border of scapula, anterior surface A= Protraction or scapula, superiorly rotates scapula

    • D. 

      I= lateral border of scapula, anterior surface A= Protraction or scapula, stabilizes scapula

    • E. 

      I= Medial border of scapula, anterior surface A= Protraction or scapula, superiorly rotates scapula, and stabilizes scapula

  • 24. 
    Origin of Subclavius
    • A. 

      Ribs 3-4

    • B. 

      Ribs 1-8, anterior and superior margins

    • C. 

      Ribs 3-5

    • D. 

      Ribs 1-8

    • E. 

      Rib 1

  • 25. 
    Insertion and action of Subclavius
    • A. 

      I= Inferior surface of clavicle A= Depresses and superiorly rotates scapula

    • B. 

      I= Inferior surface of clavicle A= Depresses and stablilizes clavicle

    • C. 

      I= Inferior surface of clavicle A= Depresses and stablilizes scapula

    • D. 

      I= superior surface of clavicle A= Depresses and superiorly rotates scapula

    • E. 

      I= superior surface of clavicle A= Depresses and stabilizes clavicle

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