Chapter 7: The Skeleton System Trivia Quiz

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Chapter 7: The Skeleton System Trivia Quiz

Have you just finished studying chapter seven on the skeleton system and are looking for a way to refresh your understanding of what you learned? Some of the major functions of the bones are to support the body, facilitate movement, protection of internal organs, storage of minerals and fat, and production of blood cells. Take up this test and get to review your understanding.


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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