Skeletal SySTEM - Bones And Their Types

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Skeletal System - Bones And Their Types - Quiz

Have a go at this quiz to see how much you already know about bones, types of bones and joints. It does not matter if you do not know the answer, just see how far you can get and the email your result to me at athomasson@myerscough. Ac. Uk
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which three long bones can be found in the leg? 

    • A.

      Humerus

    • B.

      Scapula

    • C.

      Femur

    • D.

      Tibia

    • E.

      Patella

    • F.

      Fibula

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Femur
    D. Tibia
    F. Fibula
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Femur, Tibia, and Fibula. These three long bones can be found in the leg. The femur is the thigh bone and is the longest and strongest bone in the body. The tibia is the shin bone and is located on the inner side of the leg. The fibula is located on the outer side of the leg and is smaller and thinner than the tibia. Together, these three bones provide support, stability, and mobility to the leg.

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  • 2. 

    Which three bones can be found in the arm?  

    • A.

      Sternum

    • B.

      Humerus

    • C.

      Radius

    • D.

      Ischium

    • E.

      Cervical

    • F.

      Ulna

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Humerus
    C. Radius
    F. Ulna
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Humerus, Radius, and Ulna. These three bones can be found in the arm. The humerus is the bone in the upper arm, connecting the shoulder to the elbow. The radius and ulna are the two bones in the forearm, with the radius being on the thumb side and the ulna being on the pinky side. Together, these three bones make up the arm and are important for movement and support.

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  • 3. 

    The alternative name for the skull is the cranium? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The alternative name for the skull is the cranium. This is true because the cranium refers specifically to the part of the skull that encloses and protects the brain. The skull, on the other hand, includes other bones such as the facial bones. Therefore, the cranium is a more specific term for the skull.

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  • 4. 

    The alternative name for the hips is the Coccyx? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The alternative name for the hips is not the Coccyx. The Coccyx is actually the tailbone, which is located at the bottom of the spine. The hips, on the other hand, refer to the area of the body where the thigh bone connects to the pelvis. These are two different parts of the body and have different names.

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  • 5. 

    Which bone can you find in the feet and hands? 

    • A.

      Cranium

    • B.

      Clavicle

    • C.

      Metacarples

    • D.

      Phalanges

    Correct Answer
    D. Phalanges
    Explanation
    Phalanges is the correct answer because phalanges are the bones that can be found in both the feet and hands. They are the small bones that make up the fingers and toes. The cranium is the skull, which is not found in the feet or hands. The clavicle is the collarbone, which is not found in the feet or hands. Metacarples is not a bone, it seems to be a misspelling of metacarpals, which are the bones in the hand. However, phalanges are the specific bones that can be found in both the feet and hands.

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  • 6. 

    The Cranium, Vertebrae and Rib cage are all part of the .                                  . skeleton. 

    Correct Answer
    axial
    Axial
    Explanation
    The Cranium, Vertebrae, and Rib cage are all part of the axial skeleton. The axial skeleton includes the bones that form the central axis of the body, including the skull, vertebral column, and rib cage. These bones provide support and protection for the vital organs of the head, neck, and trunk.

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  • 7. 

    Which type of bone is the patella?

    • A.

      Long

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Sesamoid

    • D.

      Irregular

    Correct Answer
    C. Sesamoid
    Explanation
    The patella is a sesamoid bone. Sesamoid bones are small, round bones that are embedded within tendons. They are usually found in areas where a tendon passes over a joint, such as the patella in the knee. The patella acts as a fulcrum for the quadriceps muscles, helping to increase the leverage and power of the muscle when straightening the leg.

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  • 8. 

    Which type of bone is this?

    • A.

      Long

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Sesamoid

    • D.

      Irregular

    Correct Answer
    D. Irregular
    Explanation
    This bone is classified as irregular because it does not fit into the categories of long, short, or sesamoid bones. Irregular bones have complex shapes and do not have a specific function, such as the vertebrae in the spine or the bones in the face.

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  • 9. 

    Which type of bone is the scapular?

    • A.

      Flat

    • B.

      Irregular

    • C.

      Sesamoid

    • D.

      Short

    Correct Answer
    A. Flat
    Explanation
    The scapular is classified as a flat bone because it is thin and flat in shape. Flat bones are typically found in areas where protection of underlying organs is needed, such as the skull, sternum, and ribs. The scapular, also known as the shoulder blade, is located on the back of the shoulder and provides attachment points for various muscles. Its flat shape allows for a broad surface area, which aids in the attachment and movement of muscles involved in shoulder and arm movements.

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  • 10. 

    What type of bone are these?

    • A.

      Flat

    • B.

      Irregular

    • C.

      Sesamoid

    • D.

      Short

    Correct Answer
    D. Short
    Explanation
    These bones are classified as short bones because they are cube-shaped and have a spongy interior. Short bones, such as those found in the wrist and ankle, provide stability and support, as well as allow for limited movement. They are typically found in areas where strength and compactness are required.

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  • 11. 

    What type of bone is this?

    • A.

      Short

    • B.

      Long

    • C.

      Flat

    • D.

      Irregular

    Correct Answer
    B. Long
    Explanation
    This bone is classified as a long bone because it is longer than it is wide. Long bones are typically found in the arms and legs and are responsible for supporting weight and facilitating movement.

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  • 12. 

    The five areas of the Vertebral Columb in order from the Cranium down are .                                                      .

    Correct Answer
    cervicle, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx
    Cervicle, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum, Coccyx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx". The vertebral column is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae. The cervical vertebrae are located in the neck region, followed by the thoracic vertebrae in the upper back, the lumbar vertebrae in the lower back, the sacrum in the pelvis, and finally the coccyx at the base of the spine. This order is important for understanding the structure and function of the vertebral column.

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