The Muscular System: Ultimate Test! Quiz

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The Muscular System: Ultimate Test! Quiz

The muscular system: ultimate test quiz. The muscles in the body help in the movement of the body parts. Did you know that the longest muscle in the body is the Sartorius muscle while the most important is the heart? By taking this quiz, you will get to review how well you know muscles found in certain areas. How about you give it a shot and see how well you will do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of the following is the correct statement about muscle action and antagonistic pairs?
    • A. 

      When a muscle contracts and pushes a bone, for example, the biceps and triceps

    • B. 

      Movement is brought about through antagonistic pairs, for example, the pectorals and abdominals

    • C. 

      Muscles are arranged in pairs, for example, the hamstring and quadriceps

    • D. 

      When one muscle contracts the other relaxes to bring about movement, for example, the trapezius and latissimus dorsi

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following statements correctly explains the term isometric?
    • A. 

      An isometric muscle contraction does not result in movement

    • B. 

      A gymnast running across the floor towards the vault is using isometric muscle contraction

    • C. 

      A swimmer using her leg muscles to 'explode' from the blocks when the whistle blows uses isometric contractions

    • D. 

      An isometric muscle contraction is less strenuous than an isotonic contraction. This means the muscle can continue to work for longer.

  • 3. 
    Which muscle is contracting to allow a cyclist to flex his leg at the knee?
    • A. 

      Trapezius

    • B. 

      Hamstrings

    • C. 

      Gastrocnemium

    • D. 

      Quadriceps

  • 4. 
    Which of the following muscles abduct the upper arm at the shoulder as a swimmer moves his arms for a dive from the starting blocks?
    • A. 

      Deltoids

    • B. 

      Trapezius

    • C. 

      Pectorals

    • D. 

      Biceps

  • 5. 
    The correct statement in relation to muscle tone is:
    • A. 

      Muscle contraction that is controlled conciously

    • B. 

      The reflex contraction of involuntary muscles

    • C. 

      Muscle definition in an elite performer

    • D. 

      State of slight tension in voluntary muscles

  • 6. 
    Which one of these muscles are located at the shoulder?
    • A. 

      Deltoids

    • B. 

      Pectorals

    • C. 

      Trapezius

    • D. 

      Abdominals

  • 7. 
    The Latissimus Dorsi is located on the side of the back.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is not a long term effect of training on the Muscular System?
    • A. 

      Muscular Atrophy

    • B. 

      Muscular Hypertrophy

    • C. 

      Increased myoglobin Stores

    • D. 

      Stronger Tendons and Ligaments

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following statements identifies the main role of Protein in the diet?
    • A. 

      Helps to repair muscle when injured

    • B. 

      Provides a muscle with energy

    • C. 

      Prevents muscle fatigue during exercsie

    • D. 

      Develops Atrophy in the muscles asa result of exercsie

  • 10. 
    Which one of the following is not a short term effect of exercise on the Muscular System?
    • A. 

      Increased Muscle Tempreture

    • B. 

      Increased production of Carbon Dioxide

    • C. 

      Increased lactic acid production

    • D. 

      Increased strength of muscles

  • 11. 
    ISOTONIC MUSCULAR CONTRACTIONS are contractions that result in no visible movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    ISOMETRIC MUSCULAR CONTRACTIONS are contractions that result in movement. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Rugby Scrum is an example of an ISOMETRIC MUSCLE CONTRACTION. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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