The Skeletal System Quiz
What is the cranium?
Where can you find the periosteum?
A. On the outermost portion of your bones
B. In the innermost portion of your bones
C. Between the layers of spongy bone
D. In the hollows of your bones
What is a flexible connective tissue that is found in your nose and ears?
Tough band of tissue that holds bones together
Soft rubbery tissue that keeps bone from rubbing together
What connects bones to muscles?
A disease called osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between joints wears away. What can you infer about osteoarthritis?
A. It prevents joints from moving smoothly
B. It causes joints to dislocate easily
C. It causes bones to become more brittle
D. It reduces joints’ range of motion
If your body were a tall building, your skeleton would be:
A. The beams and joists that hold it up
B. The plumbing and electrical systems
C. The foundation that anchors it to the ground
D. The apartments and offices inside it
Where would you find the humerus?
What does the cranium protect?
Which pair of joints has the most in common?
A. Your ankle joints and your shoulder joints
B. The joints in your spine and your hip joints
C. Your elbow joints and your knee joints
D. Your wrist joints and your shoulder joints
What can you infer from the fact that babies have more bones than adults?
A. Most adults suffer from bone loss
B. Teenagers also have more bones than adults
C. Babies shed some of their bones as they grow
D. Some of babies’ bones fuse together as they grow
Which term best describes compact bone?
What is the purpose of the rib cage?
A. Helps us to think
B. Carries blood throughout the body
C. Protects our brain
D. Protects our vital organs
If you have a “slipped disc,” you have a:
A. Head injury
B. Shoulder injury
C. Knee injury
D. Back injury
What connects bones together?
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