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Anatomy is the part of the biology involved with studying the structure of organisms and their parts. It is a division of natural science which deals with the anatomical organization of living things. Take this quiz to test your concepts related to human anatomy. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This is defined as a group of cells with a similar structure and function. 

    • A.

      Tissue

    • B.

      Organ

    • C.

      Organism

    • D.

      Molecules

    Correct Answer
    A. Tissue
    Explanation
    Tissue is the correct answer because it refers to a group of cells that have a similar structure and perform a specific function. Tissues can be found in various organs and are essential for the overall functioning of the organism.

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  • 2. 

    In which cavity is the brain located?

    • A.

      Vertebral cavity

    • B.

      Cranial cavity 

    • C.

      Pleural cavity

    • D.

      Abdominal cavity

    Correct Answer
    B. Cranial cavity 
    Explanation
    The brain is located in the cranial cavity. This is the space within the skull that houses and protects the brain. The cranial cavity is lined with protective membranes called meninges and is filled with cerebrospinal fluid, which further cushions and supports the brain. It is separate from other cavities in the body, such as the vertebral cavity, pleural cavity, and abdominal cavity.

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  • 3. 

    In which cavity are the lungs located?

    • A.

      Pericardial cavity

    • B.

      Abdominal cavity

    • C.

      Pleural cavity

    • D.

      Cranial cavity

    Correct Answer
    C. Pleural cavity
    Explanation
    The lungs are located in the pleural cavity. The pleural cavity is a space between the two layers of the pleura, a membrane that surrounds the lungs. It is a sealed cavity that contains a small amount of fluid, which helps reduce friction during breathing movements. The pleural cavity is separate from other body cavities such as the pericardial cavity, abdominal cavity, and cranial cavity, which do not house the lungs.

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  • 4. 

    Stomach located in?

    • A.

      Abdominal cavity

    • B.

      Cranial cavity

    • C.

      Pleural cavity

    • D.

      Vertebral cavity

    Correct Answer
    A. Abdominal cavity
    Explanation
    The stomach is located in the abdominal cavity. The abdominal cavity is the space within the abdomen that contains various organs, including the stomach, liver, intestines, and kidneys. This cavity is located between the diaphragm and the pelvis, and it is protected by the abdominal muscles and the vertebral column. The stomach is specifically positioned in the upper part of the abdominal cavity, below the diaphragm and just above the small intestine.

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  • 5. 

    Which cavity would include the heart?

    • A.

      Pleural cavity

    • B.

      Pericardial cavity

    • C.

      Cranial cavity

    • D.

      Abdominal cavity

    Correct Answer
    B. Pericardial cavity
    Explanation
    The pericardial cavity would include the heart. The pericardial cavity is a small space located between the layers of the pericardium, which is the protective membrane surrounding the heart. It contains a small amount of fluid that lubricates and cushions the heart, allowing it to beat without friction. The other options, such as the pleural cavity (which contains the lungs), cranial cavity (which contains the brain), and abdominal cavity (which contains the organs of the digestive system), do not include the heart.

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  • 6. 

    A transverse plane will cut a body or organ into:

    • A.

      Anterior and posterior

    • B.

      At an angle

    • C.

      Superior and inferior

    • D.

      Left and right 

    Correct Answer
    C. Superior and inferior
    Explanation
    A transverse plane is a horizontal plane that divides the body or organ into superior (upper) and inferior (lower) parts. This means that the body or organ is cut horizontally, with the upper part being superior and the lower part being inferior. This is the correct answer because it accurately describes the outcome of a transverse plane cutting a body or organ.

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  • 7. 

    The directional term is the opposite of deep:

    • A.

      Superior

    • B.

      Distal 

    • C.

      Proximal

    • D.

      Superficial

    Correct Answer
    D. Superficial
    Explanation
    The term "superficial" refers to something that is near the surface or shallow. In contrast, the term "deep" implies something that is further down or below the surface. Therefore, "superficial" can be considered the opposite of "deep" as it represents the opposite direction or position.

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  • 8. 

    The sternum is (     ) to the heart.

    • A.

      Posterior

    • B.

      Inferior

    • C.

      Anterior

    • D.

      Lateral

    Correct Answer
    C. Anterior
    Explanation
    The sternum is located in the front of the body, so it is anterior to the heart.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following organs is not found in the abdominal cavity?

    • A.

      Spleen 

    • B.

      Liver

    • C.

      Diaphragm

    • D.

      Stomach

    Correct Answer
    C. Diaphragm
    Explanation
    The diaphragm is not found in the abdominal cavity. It is a dome-shaped muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. It plays a crucial role in the process of breathing by contracting and relaxing to allow the lungs to expand and deflate. While the spleen, liver, and stomach are all organs that are located within the abdominal cavity, the diaphragm is not.

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  • 10. 

    The human is (            ) to the scapula.

    • A.

      Distal

    • B.

      Medial

    • C.

      Superior

    • D.

      Anterior

    Correct Answer
    A. Distal
    Explanation
    The term "distal" refers to a location that is further away from the center of the body or a point of reference. In this case, the scapula is being used as the point of reference. Therefore, the correct answer is "distal" because it indicates that the human is positioned away from the scapula.

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  • 11. 

    The branch of medicine that deals with the correction of disorders of the musculoskeletal system is called

    • A.

      Orthopedics

    • B.

      Rheumatics

    • C.

      Enterologist

    • D.

      Cardiology

    Correct Answer
    A. Orthopedics
    Explanation
    Orthopedics is the correct answer because it is the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders and injuries related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Orthopedic doctors specialize in surgeries, therapies, and other interventions to correct and manage conditions such as fractures, arthritis, sports injuries, and congenital disorders. Rheumatics is incorrect because it refers to the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases, which primarily affect joints, muscles, and connective tissues. Enterologist and cardiology are unrelated to the musculoskeletal system, focusing on the digestive system and heart, respectively.

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  • 12. 

    How many bones are found in the adult human skeleton?

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      212

    • C.

      206

    • D.

      250

    Correct Answer
    C. 206
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 206. The adult human skeleton consists of 206 bones. These bones provide support, protection, and structure to the body. They are categorized into two main types: axial skeleton and appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton includes the skull, vertebral column, and rib cage, while the appendicular skeleton consists of the bones of the limbs, shoulder girdle, and pelvic girdle. Together, these bones allow for movement, provide attachment points for muscles, and protect vital organs.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is NOT found in the axial skeleton?

    • A.

      Hyoid

    • B.

      Ribs

    • C.

      Sternum

    • D.

      Carpals

    Correct Answer
    D. Carpals
    Explanation
    The axial skeleton consists of the bones that form the central axis of the body, including the skull, vertebral column, and thoracic cage. The hyoid bone is a U-shaped bone located in the neck, which is not part of the axial skeleton. The ribs and sternum are part of the thoracic cage, which is included in the axial skeleton. Carpals, on the other hand, are bones found in the wrist, which are not part of the axial skeleton.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is found in the axial skeleton?

    • A.

      Sphenoid 

    • B.

      Scapula

    • C.

      Clavicle

    • D.

      Tarsal

    Correct Answer
    A. Sphenoid 
    Explanation
    The sphenoid bone is found in the axial skeleton. It is a complex bone located at the base of the skull, forming part of the cranial floor. It helps to support the weight of the brain and also plays a role in the formation of the eye sockets and nasal cavity. The scapula, clavicle, and tarsal bones are not part of the axial skeleton.

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  • 15. 

    Which type of bone is the femur?

    • A.

      Short bone

    • B.

      Long bone

    • C.

      Flat bone

    • D.

      Irregular bone

    Correct Answer
    B. Long bone
    Explanation
    The femur is classified as a long bone because it is longer than it is wide and has a shaft with two ends. Long bones, like the femur, provide support, facilitate movement, and contain bone marrow for blood cell production. They are typically found in the limbs, such as the arms and legs.

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  • 16. 

    Which type of bone is the occipital? 

    • A.

      Irregular bone 

    • B.

      Flat bone 

    • C.

      Long bone

    • D.

      Short bone

    Correct Answer
    B. Flat bone 
    Explanation
    The occipital bone is a flat bone. Flat bones are thin, flat, and often curved bones that provide protection and serve as attachment sites for muscles. The occipital bone is located at the back of the skull and forms the base of the skull. It helps protect the brain and also provides attachment points for muscles of the neck and back.

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  • 17. 

    This is a bone located within the ankles or wrists.

    • A.

      Short bone

    • B.

      Long bone

    • C.

      Sutural bone

    • D.

      Irregular bone

    Correct Answer
    A. Short bone
    Explanation
    A short bone is the correct answer because it is a type of bone that is generally cube-shaped or round. It is found in the ankles and wrists, which are areas where short bones are commonly located. Short bones provide stability and support to these joints, allowing for smooth movement and flexibility.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is not facial bone?

    • A.

      Parietal

    • B.

      Nasal

    • C.

      Maxillae

    • D.

      Zygomatic

    Correct Answer
    A. Parietal
    Explanation
    The parietal bone is not a facial bone. It is one of the bones that make up the cranium, specifically the top and sides of the skull. The other options, nasal, maxillae, and zygomatic, are all facial bones. The nasal bone forms the bridge of the nose, the maxillae are the upper jawbones, and the zygomatic bones are cheekbones.

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  • 19. 

    Bones in the following area protect the brain.

    • A.

      Face

    • B.

      Cranium

    • C.

      Ribcage

    • D.

      Sacrum

    Correct Answer
    B. Cranium
    Explanation
    The cranium is the correct answer because it is the part of the skull that surrounds and protects the brain. It is made up of several bones that are fused together to form a strong and sturdy structure. The cranium acts as a protective barrier for the brain, shielding it from any external forces or injuries.

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  • 20. 

    These bones include the organs of hearing and balance and articulate with the mandible.

    • A.

      Frontal 

    • B.

      Nasal

    • C.

      Temporal

    • D.

      Occipital 

    Correct Answer
    C. Temporal
    Explanation
    The temporal bones include the organs of hearing and balance, such as the inner ear. They also articulate with the mandible, which means they connect with the lower jawbone. The frontal bone is located at the front of the skull, the nasal bone forms the bridge of the nose, and the occipital bone is at the back of the skull. Therefore, the correct answer is temporal.

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