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Anatomy Quiz


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Which types of bones are used for protection?

A. Flat

B. Short

C. Long

D. Irregular


Which bone sits in the middle of the ribs?

A. Clavicle

B. Sternum

C. Vertebrae

D. Scapula


Identify the muscle.
A. Hamstring
B. Gastrocnemius
C. Deltoid
D. Latissimus Dorsi


Which one of these muscles is found at the shoulder joint?

A. Deltoid

B. Gastrocnemius

C. Gluteals

D. Tibialis anterior


What synovial joint would you find where the femur and pelvis articulate?

A. Knee

B. Shoulder

C. Ankle

D. Hip


All of the following are functions of the skeleton except:

A. size

B. support

C. movement

D. protection


What are the bones that form a joint at the shoulder?

A. humerus and scapula

B. radius and humerus

C. femur and tibia

D. pelvis and femur


What are synovial joints also known as?

A. Freely moving joints

B. Freely moveable joints

C. Free to move joints

D. Free moving joints


Which of the following statements best describes ‘abduction’ at a ball and socket joint?

A. The movement of a limb away from the midline of the body

B. The movement of a limb in a complete circle at a joint

C. The movement of a limb towards the midline of the body

D. The movement of a limb which decreases the angle of a joint


A tough but flexible tissue that acts as a buffer between the bones, preventing bones rubbing together and causing friction

A. Bursae

B. Joint Capsule

C. Synovial Fluid

D. Cartilage


A clear and slippery liquid that lubricates the joint and stops the bones rubbing together, is …

A. Bursae

B. Cartilage

C. Synovial Fluid

D. Joint Capsule


What bone is highlighted in red?

A. ulna

B. radius

C. humerus

D. patella


What bone is highlighted in red?

A. Ulna

B. Radius

C. Humerus

D. Pelvis


What connects bone to bone?

A. Tendons

B. Ligaments

C. Joint Capsule

D. Bursae


The femur is a type of what bone?

A. Long

B. Short

C. Irregular

D. Flat


Tissue that stops synovial fluid from escaping and encloses, supports and holds the bones together

A. Synovial Membrane

B. Joint Capsule

C. Bursae

D. Synovial Fluid


How many bones make up the skeleton?
A. 300
B. 200
C. 206
D. 250


Which is the odd one out?

A. Knee

B. Hip

C. Humerus

D. Ankle


Which one of these is incorrect?

A. The skeleton provides oxygen for the working muscles

B. The skeleton provides protection for vital organs

C. The skeleton provides structural shape and points for attachment

D. The skeleton provides support


What is the name of the bone highlighted in red?

A. clavicle

B. pelvis

C. ribs

D. scapula


What connects muscle to bone?

A. Ligament

B. Tendon

C. Cartilage

D. Joint Capsule


What type of bone is the cranium?

A. Short

B. Long

C. Flat

D. Irregular


Which one of these bones is located at the ankle joint?

A. Femur

B. Humerus

C. Scapula

D. Talus




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