The Skeletal System: Multiple Choice Questions

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The Skeletal System Book Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is based on the skeletal system and aims to find out how much information you retained from studying it. Try these multiple-choice questions and see how good your memory is.


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  • 1. 
    A foramen is:
    • A. 

      A cavity within a bone

    • B. 

      A depression

    • C. 

      A hole for blood vessels and nerves

    • D. 

      A ridge

    • E. 

      A site for muscle attachment

  • 2. 
    Normal skulls have two of each of the following except
    • A. 

      Parietal bones

    • B. 

      Nasal bones

    • C. 

      Temporal bones

    • D. 

      Sphenoid bones

    • E. 

      Maxillae

  • 3. 
    Tears pass into the nasal cavity through a tunnel formed in part by the:
    • A. 

      Nasal bones

    • B. 

      Lacrimal bone

    • C. 

      Vomer

    • D. 

      Both a and b are correct

    • E. 

      A, b, and c are all correct

  • 4. 
    Which of the following bones is correctly matched with its process?
    • A. 

      Zygomatic bone-temporal process

    • B. 

      Maxilla-pterygoid process

    • C. 

      Vomer-mandibular process

    • D. 

      Temporal-occipital process

    • E. 

      Sphenoid-coronoid process

  • 5. 
    All of the following articulate with the maxilla except the:
    • A. 

      Nasal bone

    • B. 

      Frontal bone

    • C. 

      Palatine bone

    • D. 

      Mandible

    • E. 

      Zygomatic bone

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a component of the orbit?
    • A. 

      Temporal

    • B. 

      Ethmoid

    • C. 

      Zygomatic

    • D. 

      Maxilla

  • 7. 
    The nasal septum is formed by parts of the
    • A. 

      Ethmoid bone

    • B. 

      Nasal bone

    • C. 

      Vomer

    • D. 

      Palatine bone

    • E. 

      Both a and c are correct

  • 8. 
    Which of the following does not contain a paranasal sinus?
    • A. 

      Zygomatic

    • B. 

      Sphenoid

    • C. 

      Ethmoid

    • D. 

      Frontal

    • E. 

      Maxilla

  • 9. 
    The skeleton of the thorax:
    • A. 

      Is formed by 12 pairs of ribs and costal cartilages, the sternum, and 12 thoracic vertebrae

    • B. 

      Protects the internal chest organs, as well as the liver.

    • C. 

      Is narrower at its superiot end

    • D. 

      Aids in supporting the bones of the shoulder girdle

    • E. 

      Is described by all of the above

  • 10. 
    The meninges (coverings) of the brain attach to the crista galli, which is part of the:
    • A. 

      Frontal bone

    • B. 

      Temporal bone

    • C. 

      Sphenoid bone

    • D. 

      Parietal bone

    • E. 

      Ethmoid bone

  • 11. 
    The first cervical vertebra is the _____, and the second cervical vertebra is the ____
  • 12. 
    According to shape classification, phalanges are ____ bones, carpals are _____ bones, and ribs are ______ bones.
  • 13. 
    Bones located in sutures are called sutural or _______ bones
  • 14. 
    The only nonarticulating bone of the axial skeleton is the _____
  • 15. 
    The opening in the occipital bone through which the medulla oblongata connects with the spinal cord is the foramen magnum.
  • 16. 
    The sagittal suture joins the parietal bones.
  • 17. 
    Sesamoid bones protect tendons from wear and tear and may improve the mechanical advantage at a joint by altering the direction of pull of a tendon.
  • 18. 
    The sacral promontory projects anteriorly from the apex of the sacrum
  • 19. 
    The tubercle of a rib articulates with demifacets on the bodies of adjacent vertebrae