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Purpose and Function of the Skeletal System Quiz


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The overall shape of the body is determined by bone length, bone thickness and the total number of specific bones.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The part of the body that houses the digestive organs is the ;

A. Abdomen

B. Axial

C. Appendicular

D. Keel


The study of structures of the body that can only be viewed with the microscope is;

A. Cardiology

B. Endocrinology

C. Morphology

D. Histology


Bones are store houses for all of these except.

A. Fats

B. Blood Cells

C. Iron

D. Calcium


The bones of the __________ skeleton are the bones of the head, trunk, vertebrae and ribs.

A. Axial

B. Appendicular


This is a specialty bone found on the ventral side of the chest in birds;

A. Rib

B. Vertebrae

C. Keel

D. Diaphragm


Animals that walk on the fingernails or toe nails; the weight of the animal is placed on the the distal end of the phalanges. Examples; Horse, Cow and Pig

A. Plantigrade

B. Digitigrade

C. Unguligrade


The soft spot in the top of the skull of a newborn is called;

A. Keel

B. Fontanel

C. Thorax

D. Vertebrae


A. ________________ walks on the soles of the feet ( or palms of the hands) the metatarsals lay flat on the walking surface. Example Bears and Humans

A. Plantigrade

B. Digitigrade

C. Unguligrade


The horse has _____________ bones in the body.

A. 190

B. 200

C. 205

D. 206


The framework of bone, cartilage and other non-bending materials in the body is called the. __________ system.

A. Skeleton

B. Fontanel

C. Muscular

D. Respiratory


Animals that are walking on the toes or fingers; the full phalanges take the weight of the body when walking. Examples; Dogs and Cats

A. Unguligrade

B. Plantigrade

C. Digitigrade


The _______________ is the part of the body housing the heart, and lungs. It lies between the neck and diaphragm.

A. Abdomen

B. Spine

C. Thorax

D. Barrel


The bones that make up the shoulders, fore limbs, pelvis and hind limbs are considered the ______________ skeleton.

A. Axial

B. Appendicular


__________ blood cells are produced in the spongy inside of bones.

A. Red

B. White

C. Clear

D. Blue




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