Biology Trivia: Can You Pass This Test?

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  • 1. 
    Which one of the following is a function of mitochondria?
    • A. 

      To produce energy for cell metabolism

    • B. 

      To control cellular activities

    • C. 

      To breakdown molecules and microbes

    • D. 

      To synthesis proteins

  • 2. 
    In which of the following areas is the stratum lucidum usually thickest?
    • A. 

      Eyelids

    • B. 

      Palms

    • C. 

      Legs

    • D. 

      Scalp

  • 3. 
    The thumb is an example of which type of joint?
    • A. 

      Ball and socket

    • B. 

      Condyloid

    • C. 

      Saddle

    • D. 

      Hinge

  • 4. 
    The action of the biceps femoris is to
    • A. 

      Flex the lower leg

    • B. 

      Extend the lower leg

    • C. 

      Flex the lower arm

    • D. 

      Extend the lower arm

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a symptom of Multiple Sclerosis?
    • A. 

      Hearing difficulties

    • B. 

      Loss of balance

    • C. 

      Loss of memory

    • D. 

      Speech impediment

  • 6. 
    Which of the following glands produces antidiuretic hormone?
    • A. 

      Anterior pituitary

    • B. 

      Pineal

    • C. 

      Adrenal

    • D. 

      Posterior pituitary

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a function of the urinary system?
    • A. 

      To produce erythrocytes

    • B. 

      To regulate blood pressure

    • C. 

      To maintain homeostasis

    • D. 

      To synthesise proteins

  • 8. 
    Which of the following hormones promotes the development of sperm in the testes?
    • A. 

      FSH

    • B. 

      LH

    • C. 

      Oestrogen

    • D. 

      Testosterone

  • 9. 
    The plane which divides the body into upper and lower portions is the
    • A. 

      Transverse

    • B. 

      Sagittal

    • C. 

      Oblique

    • D. 

      Frontal (coronal)

  • 10. 
    The dermis is made up of
    • A. 

      Epithelial tissue only

    • B. 

      Connective tissue only

    • C. 

      Epithelial and connective tissues

    • D. 

      Neither epithelial or connective tissues

  • 11. 
    Mature bone cells are known as
    • A. 

      Osteoblasts

    • B. 

      Adipocytes

    • C. 

      Osteocytes

    • D. 

      Fibroblasts

  • 12. 
    Visceral (smooth) muscle is
    • A. 

      Found in the wall of the heart

    • B. 

      Under control of the will

    • C. 

      Striped in appearance

    • D. 

      Found in the walls of hollow organs

  • 13. 
    The cranial nerves are
    • A. 

      Always sensory

    • B. 

      Always motor

    • C. 

      May be mixed

    • D. 

      31 in number

  • 14. 
    A nerve impulse is known as
    • A. 

      A synapse

    • B. 

      An action potential

    • C. 

      A node of Ranvier

    • D. 

      A neurotransmitter

  • 15. 
    Hormones bind to receptors on
    • A. 

      Target cells

    • B. 

      Brain cells

    • C. 

      All cells

    • D. 

      Gland cells

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Hypersecretion of insulin causes diabetes mellitus

    • B. 

      Hypersecretion of melatonin causes seasonal affective disorder

    • C. 

      Hyposecretion of human growth hormone (somatotropin) causes acromegaly

    • D. 

      Hyposecretion of thyroxine causes an increased metabolic rate

  • 17. 
    Cilia are
    • A. 

      Tiny glands

    • B. 

      Tiny hairs

    • C. 

      Tiny nerves

    • D. 

      Tiny blood vessels

  • 18. 
    The epiglottis prevents
    • A. 

      Food entering airways

    • B. 

      Bacteria entering lungs

    • C. 

      Bacteria entering the skin

    • D. 

      Food entering the appendix

  • 19. 
    The uterus is situated
    • A. 

      On the posterior wall of the abdomen

    • B. 

      In front of the bladder and behind the rectum

    • C. 

      Behind the bladder and in front of the rectum

    • D. 

      On the posterior wall of the pelvis

  • 20. 
    The structures through which sperm travels to fertilise and egg are (in the correct order)
    • A. 

      Vagina, uterus , ovary, cervix

    • B. 

      Fallopian tube, uterus, cervix, vagina

    • C. 

      Uterus, vagina, cervix, fallopian tube

    • D. 

      Vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tube

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the axial skeleton?
    • A. 

      Sternum

    • B. 

      Femur

    • C. 

      Maxilla

    • D. 

      Hyoid

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT a muscle of facial expression?
    • A. 

      Zygomaticus

    • B. 

      Serratus anterior

    • C. 

      Orbicularis oris

    • D. 

      Procerus

  • 23. 
    The division of the nervous system that stimulates activity of smooth muscle and glands when under stress is the
    • A. 

      Somatic

    • B. 

      Autonomic

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Parasympathetic

  • 24. 
    Which of the following substances stimulates an increase in urine production?
    • A. 

      An emetic

    • B. 

      A diuretic

    • C. 

      An antidiuretic

    • D. 

      A statin

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