Medical Quiz

Joints Quiz


The joint in your knees is most similar to:

A. The pendulum in a grandfather clock

B. The wheels on an office chair

C. The sliding mechanism on a drawer

D. The hinge on a cupboard door

The following is NOT one of the 3 Joint Classifications..

A. Cartilaginous

B. Cartilage

C. Fibrous

D. Synovial

True or False: muscles and bones work together to move your body.



What might happen if you snapped or tore one of your ligaments?

A. Your joints would not be able to move

B. Your bones would be in danger of breaking

C. Your joints might slide out of place easily

D. You would become double-jointed

Which type of joint gives you the largest range of motion?

A. Pivot joint

B. Ball-and-socket joint

C. Hinge joint

D. Gliding joint

What is the slippery surface that cover the bones?

A. synovial membrane

B. synovial fluid

C. ligament

D. cartilage

A hinge joint allows

A. A wide range of movements

B. Circumduction

C. Rotation

D. Movement in only one direction (ie. backwards & forwards)

Examples of a Ball & Socket Joint are found in the

A. Shoulder

B. Knee

C. Ankle

When kicking a football the knee

A. Flexes

B. Extends

C. Abducts

D. Adducts

Which one is a joint?

A. ankle

B. femur

C. skull

D. bicep

Hip and shoulder have examples of this type of joint

A. ball and socket

B. condyloid

C. hinge

D. gliding

The elbows, knees and phalanges are examples of this type of joint

A. ball and socket

B. condyloid

C. gliding

D. hinge

This type of joint allows the your first two vertebrate to rotate as in shaking your head no

A. condyloid

B. gliding

C. pivot

D. saddle

The main purpose of synovial fluid is:

A. Keeping bones moist

B. Lubrication

C. Strengthening tendons and cartilage

D. Protecting the spinal cord

Carpals and tarsals (flat bones) are examples of this type of joint

A. condyloid

B. gliding

C. hinge

D. saddle


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