Medical Quiz

Joints & Movement Quiz


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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


What structures provide cushion between the femur and tibia?

A. ligaments

B. tendons

C. menisci (plural of meniscus)

D. tuberosities


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


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

A. condyloid

B. plane (gliding)

C. pivot

D. saddle


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


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


Identify connective tissue structure.

A. anterior cruciate ligament

B. posterior cruciate ligament

C. medial collateral ligament

D. lateral collateral ligament


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


An example of a saddle joint is the:

A. knee

B. hip

C. base of the thumb where the metacarpal articulates with the wrist

D. vertebral column where C1 and C2 articulate


Identify the joint action being performed.

A. Extension

B. Flexion

C. Abduction

D. Adduction


This type of joint between the proximal phalange and metacarpal bones (NOT including the thumb) allows for limited circumduction, but no rotation.

A. pivot

B. condyloid

C. ball and socket

D. saddle


What type of joint is displayed in the picture?

A. Saddle joint

B. Condyloid joint

C. Pivot joint


Identify connective tissue structure.

A. anterior cruciate ligament

B. posterior cruciate ligament

C. medial collateral ligament

D. lateral collateral ligament


The joints between the carpals (wrist) and tarsals (ankle) (both composed of flat bones) are examples of this type of synovial joint:

A. condyloid

B. plane (gliding)

C. hinge

D. saddle


Fibrous joints are?

A. freely moveable

B. partially moveable

C. immovable


Name this joint. This is the joint between the first metacarpal (of the thumb) and the base of the wrist. Allows for our thumbs to be opposable and for us to use tools.

A. gliding

B. saddle

C. condyloid

D. pivot


Name this joint

A. gliding

B. saddle

C. condyloid

D. pivot