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Human Anatomy Study Guide Quiz


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The branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts. is…

A. anatomy

B. physiology

C. both anatomy and physiology


Small structures within cells that carry on specific functions are:

A. organelles

B. tissues

C. molecules

D. parasites

E. hormones


A reaction to a stimulus is a ______________.

A. hiccup

B. response

C. metabolism

D. homeostasis


This helps provide movement for the human body?

A. respiratory system

B. muscular system

C. urinary system

D. digestive system


Pleural cavities

A. The body cavities that contain the lungs

B. Terms used to describe the action of a body part.

C. A hole or opening in the body or a part of the body.

D. Turning a body part down or backward.


What is the term used to refer to the front of the body?

A. cranial

B. anterior/ventral

C. posterior/dorsal

D. proximal


Cranial region

A. The area of the head or skull.

B. The area of the neck.

C. Indicates a location closer to the feet.

D. The body cavities that contain the lungs


Human anatomy

A. The scientific study of the structure of the body.

B. The organs found within the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavity.

C. A group of like cells combined together in the body.

D. A word used in reference to the limbs to describe a structure being closer to the attachment site of the limb.


The system that provides movement, support, and blood cells to the body is?

A. skeletal system

B. muscular system

C. digestive system

D. urinary stystem


Body cavity that contains the heart

A. abdominal

B. pericardial

C. pelvic

D. pleural


Homeostasis refers to:

A. changing internal conditions

B. stable external conditions

C. stable internal conditions

D. changing external conditions

E. none of these is correct


The sum of all chemical reactions in the body is called

A. metabolism

B. assimilation

C. growth

D. digestion


Abdominopelvic cavity

A. The enclosed space in the abdomen and pelvis that holds the digestive, urinary, and reproductive organs

B. The position of the body that is used as a reference point when describing the body planes, the location of parts of the body, or the movement of the body.

C. A system of the body that consists of various organs with similar functions.

D. The most basic form of life that makes up every living thing


Which of the following cavities holds the heart AND lungs?

A. pleural

B. pericardial

C. thoracic

D. abdominal


Body planes

A. Divisions of the body or parts of the body.

B. A hole or opening in the body or a part of the body.

C. Turning on an axis away from the midline.

D. Lying face down.


Which of the following is the most complex level of organization?

A. cell

B. organ

C. organ system

D. organelle


What is formed when cells of the same type join to perform a common task?

A. cell

B. tissue

C. organ

D. system


Which of the following is an example of homeostasis?

A. adapting to your environment

B. maintaining an appropriate respiration rate

C. the sum of all of your chemical reactions

D. being composed of more than one cell


The system that provides oxygen to the cells is the

A. digestive system

B. muscular system

C. urinary system

D. respiratory system


Every organism must pass on its ________________, stored in DNA.

A. metabolism

B. response

C. growth

D. genetic code


What is the basic unit of structure and function of all LIVING organisms?

A. organism

B. species

C. cell

D. tissue

E. organ system


The ability to produce offspring to help ensure the population survives is called

A. Cloning

B. Photocopy

C. Sleeping

D. Reproduction


Number 4 is the ….?

A. Pelvic Cavity

B. Spinal Cavity

C. Thoracic Cavity

D. Abdominal Cavity


Number 2 is the ….?

A. Pelvic Cavity

B. Spinal Cavity

C. Thoracic Cavity

D. Abdominal Cavity


When tissues come together, they form ___________.

A. cells

B. atoms

C. organs

D. systems




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