Muscular System NCHSE Quiz
One of the characteristics of muscles is extensibility. This allows muscles to:
A. consume oxygen
C. react to an impulse
Where would you find a voluntary muscle?
A. Attached to the femur
B. In blood vessel walls
C. Inside the heart
D. Lining the stomach
Which of the following is one of the properties of muscles?
What disabling muscle disorder usually affects children?
B. Muscular dystrophy
C. Myasthenia gravis
The tough, sheet like membrane that covers and protects muscle is:
B. a ligament
C. a tendon
What muscle injury is often caused by overstretching a muscle?
After you swallow food, what kind of muscle moves the food toward your stomach?
Where is the latissimus dorsi located?
What is the recommended treatment for a muscle spasm in the lower leg?
A. Alternate hot and cold
B. Pain medication
C. Physical therapy
D. Stretch the muscle
Tetanus is caused by:
A. a bacteria.
B. a missing gene.
C. an autoimmune response.
D. muscle strain.
Which muscles are located between the ribs?
B. Internal obliques
C. Latissimus dorsi
Of the following, what muscle would do the most work if you ran five miles?
B. Pectoralis major
C. Quadriceps femoris
What would cause a muscle contracture?
What muscle is located in the lower leg?
B. Gluteus maximus
Of the following, what muscle is superior to the other three?
The walls of the heart are made of:
A. cardiac muscle
B. contractile muscle
C. striated muscle
D. voluntary muscle
When a muscle attaches to a bone, the end that does not move is the:
Karina’s leg was in a cast for ten weeks. You would expect her leg muscles to experience some degree of:
What muscle is located above the waist?
C. Gluteus maximus
D. Tibialis anterior
What muscle movement occurs when you move your hand from an open palm to a fist?
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