Medical Quiz

The Skeletal System Quiz


What are bones like on the inside?

A. Soft and spongy

B. Thick and strong

C. Thin and brittle

D. Heavy and rough

Bones are able to store, absorb, and release minerals in the body. This helps produce _________ in the body.

A. Hypothesis

B. Homeostasis

C. Homeopathic

D. Homosapien

What is the largest bone in your arm?

A. Radius

B. Ulna

C. Femur

D. Humerus

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

What type of joint is found between the vertebrae?

A. hinge

B. ball and socket

C. saddle

D. gliding

Where in the skeleton might you find a flat bone?

A. Hand

B. Wrist

C. Chest

D. Leg

John has a fractured radius near the wrist; this would be described as :

A. The proximal end of the bone

B. The distal end of the bone

C. The lateral end of the bone

D. the medial end of the bone

What type of bone is about as wide as it is long?

A. Long bones

B. Short bones

C. Flat bones

D. Irregular bones

Bones of the arms, legs. shoulder and pelvic girdle make up the :

A. Boney thorax

B. irregular bones

C. axial skeleton

D. appendicular skeleton

When do humans have the most bones in their bodies?

A. As babies

B. Age 50

C. Age 5

D. Age 25

The bones that make up the spine are called

A. femurs

B. vertebrae

C. cartilage

D. marrow

The thoracic cage does NOT protect these organs.

A. Heart

B. Lungs

C. Small Intestine

D. Liver

What type of bone is longer than it is wide?

A. Long bones

B. Short bones

C. Flat bones

D. Irregular bones

What is a flexible connective tissue that is found in your nose and ears?

A. cartilage

B. scapula

C. patella

D. cranium

Tough band of tissue that holds bones together

A. cartilage

B. vertebrae

C. ligament

D. marrow

What is produced inside bones?

A. Blood cells

B. Cartilage

C. Tendons

D. Muscles

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

What term means cutting into the skull?

A. ostectomy

B. craniomalacia

C. craniotomy

D. craniomegaly

What are bones like on the outside?

A. Soft and spongy

B. Heavy and solid

C. Thin and Brittle

D. Thick and strong

What is the main purpose of the cranium?

A. Protects your heart

B. Protects your brain

C. Protects your lungs

D. Protects your intestines

Which of the following is a hard substance that keeps bones from rubbing together?

A. Joint

B. Tendon

C. Ligament

D. Cartilage

What important minerals are stored in the bones?

A. Iron and phosphorous

B. Fluoride and iodine

C. calcium and phosphorus

D. Zinc and vitamin C

Which term best describes compact bone?

A. Spongy

B. flexible

C. rigid

D. liquid

Where might you find a long bone?

A. Head

B. Wrist

C. Chest

D. Leg

What term means bone disease?

A. osteopathy

B. ostectomy

C. osteiotomy

D. ostiomalacia


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