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Anatomy and Physiology Quiz


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Anatomical terms that apply to the backside of the body when it is in anatomical position:

A. Ventral and Anterior

B. Back and Rear

C. Posterior and Dorsal

D. Cephalic and Lateral


It is the part of the body near the axis of the body.

A. Appendicular

B. Axial


The muscles are ____ to the skin.

A. Superficial

B. Proximal

C. Distal

D. Deep


The smallest unit of a living organism

A. Cell

B. Tissue

C. Organ


Which of the following groupings of the abdominopelvic regions is medial?

A. Hypochondriac, Hypogastric, Umbilical

B. Hypochondriac, Lumbar, Inguinal

C. Hypogastric, Umbilical, Epigastric

D. Lumbar, Umbilical, Iliac

E. Iliac, Umbilical, Hypochondriac


It houses the lungs and heart

A. Abdominopelvic Cavity

B. Thoracic Cavity


It is specialized for locomotion, composed of one long fiber

A. Cilia

B. Microfilaments

C. Flagella


The study of how the body and its parts work or function is PHYSIOLOGY

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


A neurosurgeon orders a spinal tap for a patient. Into what body cavity would the need be inserted?

A. Ventral

B. Thoracic

C. Cranial

D. Dorsal


It binds the cell and organs of the body together

A. Epithelial

B. Muscular

C. Connective


A transverse or cross section divides the body into _____ and ____ parts.

A. Right and Left

B. Superior and Inferior

C. Anterior and Posterior


The study of the body’s structure

A. Physiology

B. Anatomy

C. Biology


The study of structures that make up a discrete body system

A. Regional Anatomy

B. Gross Anatomy

C. Systemic Anatomy


Stimulus, Efferent Pathway, Response, Input, Output, Afferent Pathway, Receptor, Control Center

What is the correct order?

A. Receptor, Stimulus, Input, Efferent Pathway, Control Center, Output, Afferent Pathway, Response

B. Stimulus, Receptor, Input, Efferent Pathway, Control Center, Output, Afferent Pathway, Response

C. Stimulus, Receptor, Input, Afferent Pathway, Control Center, Output, Efferent Pathway, Response

D. Receptor, Stimulus, Input, Afferent Pathway, Control Center, Output, Efferent Pathway, Response


A frontal section divides the body into ____ and ____ parts.

A. Right and Left

B. Superior and Inferior

C. Anterior and Posterior


The highest level of structural organization.

A. Cell

B. Organ System

C. Organism


Atoms→ ______ →cells→ tissues→ organs→ organ systems→ organism

What can fit in the blank?

A. Macromolecules

B. Molecules

C. Proteins

D. Nucleotides


The shoulder is ____ to the elbow.

A. Proximal

B. Distal

C. Superior

D. Inferior


The gluteal region is located on the _____ surface of the body.

A. Superior

B. Inferior

C. Anterior

D. Posterior


Which of these are ALL posterior regions of the body?

A. Sural, Crural, Scapular

B. Sural, Popliteal, Femoral

C. Femoral, Mental, Gluteal

D. Sacral, Vertebral, Crural


Describes the side direction of the body

A. Lateral

B. Superior

C. Inferior


The branch of science that studies the cell

A. Microbiology

B. Cytology

C. Hematology


These are imaginary surfaces or lines that divide the body in to sections

A. Sagittal Plane

B. Midsagittal Plane

C. Body Plane


A sagittal section cuts the body into ____ and ____ parts.

A. Right and Left

B. Superior and Inferior

C. Anterior and Posterior


The vertebral region is _______ to the scapular region.

A. Lateral

B. Medial

C. Superior

D. Inferior




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