Skeletal System Quiz #1

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Skeletal System Quizzes & Trivia

You’ve lived with it your entire life, and it’s literally supported you every step of the way, but how much do you truly know about the human skeleton? Put your knowledge to the test in this skeletal quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Approximately how many bones are in the human body?
    • A. 

      205

    • B. 

      186

    • C. 

      212

    • D. 

      206

    • E. 

      600

  • 2. 
    What are the bones of the fingers called?
    • A. 

      Carpals

    • B. 

      Tarsals

    • C. 

      Vertebrae

    • D. 

      Metacarpals

    • E. 

      Phalanges

  • 3. 
    The scapula would be an example of what type of bone?
    • A. 

      Long

    • B. 

      Short

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Irregular

  • 4. 
    What is another name for the elbow joint?
    • A. 

      Calcaneus

    • B. 

      Olecranon

    • C. 

      Humerus

    • D. 

      Greater trochanter

  • 5. 
    What is the most common type of fracture seen in children?
    • A. 

      Comminuted

    • B. 

      Transverse

    • C. 

      Linear

    • D. 

      Spiral

    • E. 

      Greenstick

  • 6. 
    Why is this so? (refer to question #5)
    • A. 

      Kids are extremely active making this type of fracture more common.

    • B. 

      Bones of children are extremely rigid and brittle so tend to break quite easily.

    • C. 

      Bones in children are more flexible and have the ability to bend more before breaking.

    • D. 

      This type of fracture occurs because children don't have any bones yet, they just have cartilege.

  • 7. 
    What is the longest, strongest, and heaviest bone of the human body?
    • A. 

      Cranium

    • B. 

      Femur

    • C. 

      Humerus

    • D. 

      Sternum

    • E. 

      Tibia

  • 8. 
    How many floating ribs are there?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      6

  • 9. 
    Which vertebra is most likely to have been damaged if the patient's diaphragm is no longer in working condition?
    • A. 

      T 9

    • B. 

      L 1

    • C. 

      C 1

    • D. 

      T 5

    • E. 

      C 3

  • 10. 
    How many thoracic vertebrae are there?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      4

  • 11. 
    What is the main reason the hyoid bone so unique?
    • A. 

      It is the smallest bone in the human body.

    • B. 

      There is no hyoid bone. This is a trick question.

    • C. 

      It is the only bone in the human body that does not connect to another bone.

    • D. 

      It disappears after the age of 40.

    • E. 

      Without it you wouldn't be able to hear.

  • 12. 
    Where are the body's blood cells produced?
    • A. 

      Bone marrow

    • B. 

      Epiphyseal plate

    • C. 

      Cardiac tissue

    • D. 

      Pelvic girdle

    • E. 

      Cranium

  • 13. 
    Where would you most likely find the acetabulum?
    • A. 

      Skull

    • B. 

      Wrist

    • C. 

      Tailbone

    • D. 

      Hip

    • E. 

      Ankle

  • 14. 
    What's the patella?
    • A. 

      Fingertip

    • B. 

      Eyesocket

    • C. 

      Kneecap

    • D. 

      Tailbone

  • 15. 
    Name the vertebrae in the human spine starting at the base of the skull and ending with the buttocks.
    • A. 

      Coccyx, lumbar, cervical, thoracic, sacral

    • B. 

      Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, coccyx

    • C. 

      Thoracic, cervical, sacral, lumbar, coccyx

    • D. 

      Cervical, coccyx, lumbar, thoracic, sacral

  • 16. 
    What is the name of the C1 vertebra?
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Axis

    • C. 

      Termination

    • D. 

      Coccyx

    • E. 

      Alpha

  • 17. 
    What does this vertebra do?
    • A. 

      It does the same thing the rest of the vertebrae do

    • B. 

      Controls movement of the spine

    • C. 

      Houses all of the cranial nerves

    • D. 

      Support the weight of the skull

  • 18. 
    Where is the humerus most often fractured?
    • A. 

      At the bottom near the elbow

    • B. 

      In the growth areas

    • C. 

      Near the shoulder or in the middle

    • D. 

      Straight down the middle (vertically) of the bone

  • 19. 
    Why is an elbow injury considered a serious one?
    • A. 

      There are many nerves and blood vessels in this area.

    • B. 

      An extraordinary amount of blood can be lost if this area is injured.

    • C. 

      If injured badly enough, it cannot be fixed.

    • D. 

      It is not considered a serious injury. This is a bogus question.

  • 20. 
    A wrist injury is always easy because the bones are so close to the surface. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Wrong-o!

  • 21. 
    What is the best type of splinting for an upper arm injury?
    • A. 

      Traction splinting

    • B. 

      Sling and swathe

    • C. 

      Pneumatic splint

  • 22. 
    A pelvic injury is considered a minor one. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    At a one car MVC where the driver hit a light pole going at an estimated speed of 50 mph, what type of hip dislocation would you likely see?
    • A. 

      Posterior dislocation

    • B. 

      Anterior dislocation

  • 24. 
    What would this condition look like?
    • A. 

      Hip is slightly bent with leg turned outward and away from midline

    • B. 

      Hip is fixed with leg turned inward towards the middle of the body

  • 25. 
    If a child is not walking on an extremity, what should you suspect?
    • A. 

      Fracture (s)

    • B. 

      Nothing, kids are quirky

    • C. 

      Severe bruising only, kids' bones don't normally break

    • D. 

      Dislocation (s)

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