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Muscle Origin, Insertion, and Function Quiz


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What muscle inserts on the humerus and originates on the clavicle and sternum

A. deltoid

B. brachioradialis

C. pectoralis major

D. biceps brachii


Which elbow muscle provides extension of the elbow and originates on the humerus?

A. biceps brachii

B. triceps brachii

C. brachialis

D. brachioradialis


Teres Minor, Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus and Subscapularis are categorized as which type of muscle?

A. Rotator Cuff muscles.

B. Thigh muscles.

C. Neck and back muscles.

D. Pelvic muscles.


This muscle wraps around the front of the lower leg, pulling the knee upward and outward.

A. Sartorius

B. Gracilis

C. Iliacus

D. Popliteus


This muscle is located on the upper chest and function in adduction and flexion of the arm/shoulder

A. latissimus dorsi

B. brachialis

C. deltoid

D. pectoralis major


Which elbow muscle provides flexion and assists in supination?

A. triceps brachii

B. biceps brachii

C. brachialis

D. brachioradialis


When you extend your arm to push the floor button on an elevator, the primer mover is the:

A. Triceps

B. Humerus

C. Biceps

D. Ulna


Which muscle does dorsiflexion on the foot?

A. Tibialis Anterior

B. Gastrocnemius

C. Soleus

D. Subscapularis


Select the insertion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

A. Mastoid Process

B. Manubrium

C. Clavicle

D. Ligamentum Nuchae


The muscle attachment to the movable bone is the:

A. Muscle belly

B. Muscle body

C. Insertion

D. Fascicle


Where do the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and sartorius muscles originate?

A. spinal column

B. femur

C. pelvis

D. ribs


The biceps is attached to the scapula and the radius. The radius would be considered the:

A. Synergist

B. Insertion

C. Origin

D. Antagonis


Which muscle inserts on the deltoid tuberosity of the humerus?

A. latissimus dorsi

B. brachialis

C. brachioradialis

D. deltoid


Choose the muscle that extends the thigh.

A. Vastus Medialis

B. Vastus Intermedias

C. Semimembranosus

D. Rectus Femoris


Which muscle inserts on the radial tuberosity?

A. biceps brachii

B. triceps brachii

C. brachialis

D. brachioradialis


What does the latissimus dorsi insert on?

A. radius

B. ulna

C. humerus

D. scapula


The origin of this muscle is the humerus and scapula and its insertion is the olecranon process of the ulna.

A. Biceps Brachii

B. Triceps Brachii


Which muscle elevates, retracts, and rotates the scapula? We use it to shrug our shoulders.

A. Subscapularis

B. Latissimus Dorsi

C. Deltois

D. Trapezius


Where does the brachialis originate from?

A. distal half of the humerus

B. proximal half of the humerus

C. scapula

D. lateral ridge of humerus


Where does the deltoid originate from?

A. end of clavicle and scapula

B. clavicle and sternum

C. scapula

D. humerus


What is an action of the gluteus maximus?

A. Flex the thigh.

B. Rotate the lumbar column.

C. Extend the thigh.

D. Abduct and adduct the humerus.


Which muscle extends, adducts, and applies medial rotation of the arm

A. biceps brachii

B. deltoid

C. latissimus dorsi

D. brachialis


Which muscle inserts on the coronoid process and tuberosity of the ulna?

A. brachialis

B. brachioradialis

C. biceps brachii

D. triceps brachii


The ORIGIN is the muscle attachment to the _______ bone.

A. Stationary

B. Movable


What is the origin of the brachioradialis?

A. scapula

B. distal half of humerus

C. lateral ridge of humerus

D. head of scapula




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