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Biology Quiz - Human Skeletal and Muscular Systems
1. An endoskeleton is:
A a hard outside shell to protect animals
B a backbone in invertebrates
C an internal skeleton
2. One function of an internal skeleton is to:
A make spinal cord cells
B protect vital organs
C provide attachment for nerves
3. The number of bones in the human skeleton is about:
A 104
B 206
C 300
4. Inside the hollow cavity of long bones is:
A bone marrow where some blood cells are made
B cartilage to allow for greater movement of bones
C air to make the human skeleton lighter
5. The scientific name for the skull is the:
A cerebrum
B clavicle
C cranium
6. The medical name for the upper leg bone is the:
A humerus
B femur
C tibula
7. The bones of the lower arm are:
A the radius and the ulna
B the tibia and the fibula
C the metacarpals
8. The place where two bones meet and pivot is called a:
A joint
B ligament
C synovium
9. The hip joint is an example of a:
Ahinge joint
Bball-and-socket joint
Csaddle joint
10. A tendon attaches bone to:
Abone
Bmuscle
Cnerves
11. Muscles that under conscious control are called:
Ainvoluntary
Bconscious
Cvoluntary
12. Pairs of muscles that function together but in opposition are called:
Aantagonistic
Bcomplementary
Copposites
13. When raising the forearm, the biceps muscle:
Arelaxes
Bopposes
Ccontracts
14. The muscle that contracts when the forearm is lowered is the:
Aquadriceps
Bbiceps
Ctriceps
15. The main elements of fitness are:
Astrength, flexibility and endurance
Bsprints and weight-lifting
Cblood vessel repair and muscle pressure

 

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