Respiratory Anatomy Practice Quiz

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This is a strictly practice quiz for the class Anatomy and Physiology of Speech-Language and Hearing to help prepare you for the real deal. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are all principle components of respiration?
    • A. 

      Vertebral (spinal) column, rib cage, pelvic girdle, pectoral girdle

    • B. 

      Rib cage, sternum, pectoral girdle, vertebral (spinal) column

    • C. 

      Pelvic girdle, pectoral girdle, manubrium (sternum), diaphragm

    • D. 

      Vertebral (spinal) column, pectoral girdle, pelvic girdle, diaphragm

    • E. 

      Diaphragm, sternum, rib cage, vertebral (spinal) column

  • 2. 
    There are 1) _____ vertebrae in our spine: 2) _____ cervical, 3) ____ thoracic, 4) _____ lumbar, 5) _____ sacral, and 6) ______ cochleal.
  • 3. 
    The C1 atlas provides 1) ________ to the skull. The C2 axis helps with 2) _____________.
  • 4. 
    How many pairs of ribs are there?
    • A. 

      32-33

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      13

  • 5. 
    The sternal portion of the diaphragm origins where?
    • A. 

      The upper lumbar vertebrae

    • B. 

      C7, T1 - T11

    • C. 

      The lower and back border of the xiphoid process

    • D. 

      The central tendon

    • E. 

      Superior and medially

  • 6. 
    The costal portion of the diaphragm origins where?
    • A. 

      Lower border & inferior surface of ribs 7-12

    • B. 

      The central tendon

    • C. 

      Superior and medially

    • D. 

      C7, T1 - T3

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The 3 important diaphragm openings consist of 1) _________ 2) __________ and 3) ______________.
  • 8. 
    The external intercostals originate...
    • A. 

      Lower border of your superior rib

    • B. 

      C7, T1 - T11

    • C. 

      C7, T1 - T3

    • D. 

      Upper lumbar vertebrae

    • E. 

      Inferior and towards sternum

  • 9. 
    The external intercostals course...
    • A. 

      Superior and medially

    • B. 

      Inferior and towards sternum

    • C. 

      Anterior across the thorax wall

    • D. 

      Inferior and laterally

  • 10. 
    The external intercostals insert...
    • A. 

      The central tendon

    • B. 

      Humerous bone of the upper arm

    • C. 

      Upper border of rib below

    • D. 

      Posterior surface of rib just below

  • 11. 
    The levatores costarum origins...
    • A. 

      C7, T1 - T11

    • B. 

      Inferior and laterally

    • C. 

      The central tendon

    • D. 

      Humerous bone of the upper arm

    • E. 

      Across the anterior thorax wall

  • 12. 
    The levatores costarum courses...
    • A. 

      Inferior & lateral

    • B. 

      Superior and medial

    • C. 

      Anterior to the thorax wall

    • D. 

      Elevate ribs

    • E. 

      Inhalation

  • 13. 
    The levatores costarum inserts...
    • A. 

      Inhalation

    • B. 

      The central tendon

    • C. 

      Posterior surface of rib just below

    • D. 

      Upper border of rib below

  • 14. 
    The serratus posterior superior origins...
    • A. 

      Humerous bone of the upper arm

    • B. 

      C7, T1 - T3

    • C. 

      The central tendon

    • D. 

      The lower and back border of the xiphoid process

    • E. 

      Lower border & inferior surface of ribs 7-12

  • 15. 
    The serratus posterior superior courses...
    • A. 

      Inferior and lateral

    • B. 

      Superior and medial

    • C. 

      Anterior across the thorax wall

  • 16. 
    The serratus posterior superior inserts...
    • A. 

      The lower and posterior surface of ribs 7 - 12

    • B. 

      Inhalation

    • C. 

      The central tendon

    • D. 

      Ribs 2 - 5 near angle

  • 17. 
    The pectoralis major origins...
    • A. 

      The central tendon

    • B. 

      Upper costal cartilages, sternum, clavicle

    • C. 

      Humerous bone of the upper arm

    • D. 

      Anterior surface of scapula

    • E. 

      Inhalation

  • 18. 
    The pectoralis major courses...
    • A. 

      Fans out widely across anterior thorax

    • B. 

      Superior and medial

    • C. 

      Inferior and lateral

    • D. 

      Superior and inferior

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The pectoralis minor origins...
    • A. 

      Humerous bone of upper arm

    • B. 

      Anterior surface of scapula

    • C. 

      Lower and back border of xiphoid process

    • D. 

      The lower and anterior border of ribs 7 - 12

  • 20. 
    The pectoralis minor courses...
    • A. 

      Anterior surface of scapula

    • B. 

      Inferior and medial

    • C. 

      Superior and medial

    • D. 

      Anterior across the thorax

  • 21. 
    The pectoralis minor inserts...
    • A. 

      The lower and back border of the xiphoid process

    • B. 

      The central tendon

    • C. 

      Anterior medial portion of ribs 3 - 5

    • D. 

      Inhalation

  • 22. 
    The subclavius origins...
    • A. 

      Underside of clavicle, near scapula

    • B. 

      Slightly inferior and medial

    • C. 

      Junction of rib 1 and its cartilage

    • D. 

      Inhalation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    The subclavius courses...
    • A. 

      Underside of clavicle, near scapula

    • B. 

      Slightly inferior and medial

    • C. 

      Junction of rib 1 and its cartilage

    • D. 

      Inhalation

  • 24. 
    The subclavius inserts...
    • A. 

      Junction of rib 1 and its cartilage

    • B. 

      Slightly inferior and medial

    • C. 

      Inhalation

    • D. 

      The central tendon

  • 25. 
    The serratus anterior origins...
    • A. 

      Anterior surface of scapula

    • B. 

      Large thin muscle on the side wall of thorax

    • C. 

      Inhalation

    • D. 

      Anterior, around side of rib cage

    • E. 

      Ribs 1 -8 or 9, near costal cartilages

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