Medical Quiz

Joints & Movement Quiz


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Identify connective tissue structure.

A. medial meniscus

B. lateral meniscus

C. quadriceps tendon

D. patellar ligament


Identify the joint action being performed.

A. Extension

B. Flexion

C. Abduction

D. Adduction


Fibrous joints are?

A. freely moveable

B. partially moveable

C. immovable


Identify the joint action being performed.

A. Circumduction

B. Lateral Rotation

C. Medial Rotation

D. Eversion


What is the function of the synovial membrane in synovial joints?

A. Acts as a lubricant that reduces friction in the joint; allows for smoother movement and reduces wear and tear.

B. Surrounds and protects the joint, holding the bones together.

C. Strong, elastic fibres that hold bones together and keeps them in place

D. Strong but flexible material found at the end of the bones that acts as a cushion and reduces friction

E. Produces synovial fluid which lubricates the joint


The elbows, knees and in between the phalanges are examples of this type of joint:

A. ball and socket

B. condyloid

C. gliding

D. hinge


Identify connective tissue structure.

A. anterior cruciate ligament

B. posterior cruciate ligament

C. medial collateral ligament

D. lateral collateral ligament


What joint is displayed in the picture?

A. Saddle joint

B. Pivot joint

C. Condyloid joint


What type of joint is displayed in the picture?

A. Condyloid joint

B. Pivot joint

C. Saddle joint

D. Plane (gliding) joint


Identify the joint action being performed.

A. Extension

B. Flexion

C. Abduction

D. Adduction


Where is a plane (gliding) joint located?

A. Elbow

B. Between tarsal bones

C. Between C1 and C2 vertebrae

D. Base of thumb where it articulates with wrist


What structures provide cushion between the femur and tibia?

A. ligaments

B. tendons

C. menisci (plural of meniscus)

D. tuberosities


When David Beckham kicks a soccer ball the movement of the leg when hitting the soccer ball is classified as…

A. Abduction

B. Flexion

C. Extension

D. Adduction