Human Skeletal System Quiz

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The human skeleton is what keeps us going - it supports us, allows us to move about, protects our vitals and even does its job to produce blood cells, store calcium and regulate encocrine. What can you tell us about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which bone is located in the upper arm?
    • A. 

      Humerus

    • B. 

      Patella

    • C. 

      Ulna

    • D. 

      Fibula

  • 2. 
    This bone contains the olecranon process
    • A. 

      Radius

    • B. 

      Ulna

    • C. 

      Scapula

    • D. 

      Humerus

  • 3. 
    This facial bone contains the lower teeth
    • A. 

      Zygomatic

    • B. 

      Occipital

    • C. 

      Maxilla

    • D. 

      Mandible

  • 4. 
    This bone is found in the skull but not in the cranium
    • A. 

      Sphenoid

    • B. 

      Mandible

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Occipital

  • 5. 
    This bone is called the cheekbone
    • A. 

      Maxilla

    • B. 

      Mastoid process

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Zygomatic

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is descriptive of the atlas and axis?
    • A. 

      Vertebrae

    • B. 

      Carpals

    • C. 

      Coxal bones

    • D. 

      Skull bones

  • 7. 
    This bone contains the foramen magnum
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Occipital

    • C. 

      Sphenoid

    • D. 

      Atlas

  • 8. 
    Which of the following words is (are) related to the ribs?
    • A. 

      Acetabulum

    • B. 

      True, false, and floating

    • C. 

      Supination and pronation

    • D. 

      Fontanelles

  • 9. 
    Which bone is described by the following: lower leg, shin, and medial malleolus?
    • A. 

      Fibula

    • B. 

      Tibia

    • C. 

      Sacrum

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 10. 
    This bone is distal to the acetebulum and proximal to the patella
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Tibia

    • C. 

      Fibula

    • D. 

      Calcaneus

  • 11. 
    This bone is formed by the ischium, ilium, and pubis
    • A. 

      Sacrum

    • B. 

      Cranium

    • C. 

      Coxal bone

    • D. 

      Breast bone

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not a bone of the vertebral column?
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Sacrum

    • C. 

      Coccyx

    • D. 

      Coxal bone

  • 13. 
    Which bones form the palm of the hand?
    • A. 

      Tarsals

    • B. 

      Phalanges

    • C. 

      Metacarpals

    • D. 

      Bursae

  • 14. 
    Which of the following describes the humerus?
    • A. 

      A bone of the axial skeleton

    • B. 

      A short bone

    • C. 

      A bone of upper limbs

    • D. 

      A bone found only in the fetal skeleton

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is located at the end of a long bone?
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Peristeum

    • C. 

      Epiphysis

    • D. 

      Medullary cavity

  • 16. 
    Spongy or cancellous refers to
    • A. 

      Irregular bone

    • B. 

      Cartilage

    • C. 

      Soft bone

    • D. 

      Osteons

  • 17. 
    The palatine process of this facial bone forms the anterior part of the hard palate
    • A. 

      Mandible

    • B. 

      Zygomatic

    • C. 

      Maxilla

    • D. 

      Sphenoid

  • 18. 
    The coronal suture forms an immovable joint between the parietal bones and this bone
    • A. 

      Occipital

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Temporal

    • D. 

      Sphenoid

  • 19. 
    A foramen and meatus are
    • A. 

      Short bones

    • B. 

      Curvatures

    • C. 

      Openings

    • D. 

      Joints

  • 20. 
    This part refers to the shaft of a long bone
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphysis

    • C. 

      Peristeum

    • D. 

      Bursa

  • 21. 
    Which word(s) best reflects the function of the epiphyseal disc?
    • A. 

      Blood cell formation

    • B. 

      Phagocytosis

    • C. 

      Secretion of synovial fluid

    • D. 

      Growth

  • 22. 
    Which of the following bones is not located in the lower limbs?
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Tibia

    • C. 

      Ulna

    • D. 

      Tarsals

  • 23. 
    Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal refer to
    • A. 

      Vertebrae

    • B. 

      Long bones

    • C. 

      Spinal curves

    • D. 

      Phalanges

  • 24. 
    At which point do the humerus and ulna meet?
    • A. 

      Hip

    • B. 

      Elbow

    • C. 

      Knee

    • D. 

      Wrist

  • 25. 
    At which joint do the femur and tibia meet?
    • A. 

      Hip

    • B. 

      Knee

    • C. 

      Ankle

    • D. 

      Wrist

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