Skeletal System Questions: Quiz

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Skeletal System Questions: Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the first cervical vertebrae?
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Axis

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a function of the skeleton?
    • A. 

      Shape

    • B. 

      Storage of proteins

    • C. 

      Storage of fat

    • D. 

      Production of blood cells

  • 3. 
    The talus is an example of a tarsal bone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an example of a hinge joint?
    • A. 

      Phalanges

    • B. 

      Hip

    • C. 

      Sacro-iliac

    • D. 

      Thumb & 1st metacarpal

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a correct list of carpal bones?
    • A. 

      Scaphoid, scapula, pisiform, trapezius

    • B. 

      Scaphoid, lunate, capitate, navicular

    • C. 

      Lunate, capitate, Scaphoid, calcaneum

    • D. 

      Scaphoid, pisiform, trapezoid, hamate

  • 6. 
    The tempro-mandibular joint is an example of a synovial (diarthrotic joint).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    How many bones make up the axial skeleton
    • A. 

      206

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      126

    • D. 

      33

  • 8. 
    The vertebrae are examples of which type of bone?
    • A. 

      Flat

    • B. 

      Short

    • C. 

      Long

    • D. 

      Irregular

  • 9. 
    The skull bones are  an example of which type of joint?
    • A. 

      Synarthrotic or fixed

    • B. 

      Amphiarthrotic or cartilaginous

    • C. 

      Diarthrotic or synovial

  • 10. 
    A cartiliginous joint is capable of what kind of movement?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Some / Semi-moveable

    • C. 

      Freely moveable

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of a saddle joint?
    • A. 

      Thumb & 1st metacarpal

    • B. 

      Atlas & axis

    • C. 

      Patella & femur

    • D. 

      Atlas & occipital

  • 12. 
    Which type of movement at a joint allows the feet to turn outwards
    • A. 

      Dorsiflexion

    • B. 

      Plantarflexion

    • C. 

      Inversion

    • D. 

      Eversion

  • 13. 
    Which type of movement at a joint allows the movement of a limb away from the midline?
    • A. 

      Abduction

    • B. 

      Adduction

    • C. 

      Inversion

    • D. 

      Eversion

  • 14. 
    Which type of fracture is open and results in the broken ends of the bones protuding through the skin?
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Stress

  • 15. 
    Which type of arthritis ius characterised by the breakdown of articular cartilage in the joint?
    • A. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis

    • B. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • C. 

      Gout

    • D. 

      Ankylosing spondylitis

  • 16. 
    Which pathology of the spine causes a lateral curvature of the spine?
    • A. 

      Lordosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

  • 17. 
    Which joint movement straightens a body part?
    • A. 

      Flexion

    • B. 

      Extension

    • C. 

      Pronation

    • D. 

      Supination

  • 18. 
    What is the name for the long shaft part of a bone?
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Periosteum

  • 19. 
    What is the name for the ends of a long bone, which is covered in articular cartilage?
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Periosteum

  • 20. 
    What is the name of the membrane of a bone?
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Periosteum

  • 21. 
    Which is the largest bone of the pelvis?
    • A. 

      Ilium

    • B. 

      Ischium

    • C. 

      Pubis

  • 22. 
    Which skeleton are the legs part of?
    • A. 

      Axial

    • B. 

      Appendicular

  • 23. 
    How many tarsal bones do humans have?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

  • 24. 
    The pathology osteoporosis is caused by ageing and the lack of which hormone?
    • A. 

      Oestrogen

    • B. 

      Progesterone

    • C. 

      Adrenaline

    • D. 

      Thyroxine

  • 25. 
    Which pathology of the spine causes an increased outward curvature of the thoracic spine?
    • A. 

      Lordosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

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