If You Get 100% on This Bones and Muscles Quiz, You Can Fake Your Way as a Doctor

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Stella Alexander

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About This Quiz

The collar bone's connected to the knee bone? Does that sound right? If it does, you might want to sit out for this quiz, but if you're raising an eyebrow in confusion, you might have what it takes! The human body is a very complicated vessel, so much so that it takes a very intelligent person to pass human anatomy and an even smarter person to make it through four years of medical school. Today, we're skipping medical school, but if you can get 100% on this quiz, we might just have to start calling you Doc!

The human body is an extremely complex structure made up of flesh, organs and bones, Above these categories, you'll find an intricate group of systems that essentially control everything we do. Commonly referred to as the systems of the human body, these 11 systems control everything. While the circulatory system controls the heart and allows blood to circulate through the body, your respiratory system allows oxygen to flow through the body via the lungs and trachea. The digestive system controls the mouth and its passageway as it leads to the intestines, while the integumentary system is your hair, skin and nails. All of these systems are important and work together to keep you alive, but we're here to test your knowledge on your skeletal system and muscular system. These are two unique systems that essentially give your body the ability to move. Can your bones and muscles lead you to a perfect score with this quiz, or will they leave you frozen as you struggle with the answers? There's only one way to find out!

What is the longest bone in the human body?

The femur is the longest bone in the human body. It is commonly referred to as the thigh bone.

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What bone would you find in your upper arm?

The humerus is the long bone that can be found in the upper arm between the shoulder and forearm.

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What is the name of the place where two bones meet?

A joint is where two bones meet or connect. There are six different types of joints and you'd find them in areas like your shoulders, hips, elbows and knees.

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In what part of the body would you find the mandible?

The mandible is what you'd call your jawbone. It is the only movable bone in the face.

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The patella is also called what?

The patella is the bone plate that is beneath the knee. It lies on top of the femur.

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There are three major types of muscles in the body. Which of the following is not one of them?

The three major types of muscles in the body are smooth, cardiac and skeletal muscle. While you would find connective "something" in the body, it would be connective tissue.

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The frontalis muscle can be found in which part of the body?

The frontalis muscle is located in the head. The muscle covers the expanse of your forehead.

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The masseter muscle is responsible for opening and closing what?

The masseter muscle is connected to both the maxilla and mandible. It is the muscle that controls the movement of your jaw, allowing you to open your mouth and chew your food.

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What muscle is the antagonist to the biceps?

Antagonistic muscles are muscles that work opposite each other. In this case, when biceps contract, the triceps relaxes.

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Where in the body would you find the ulna and radius?

The ulna and radius are two bones that you'd find in your lower arm, or forearm. The radius is the longer of the two bones and can be found on the side closest to your thumb.

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Which of the following muscles can be found in your cheek?

The buccinator is a muscle you'd find in your cheek. This muscle is put to work when you put your mouth into a blowing form. It is also put to you when you chew.

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Which of the following muscles acts as an extensor, adductor, and internal rotator of the arm?

The latissimus dorsi is a muscle found in the lateral area of the back and is responsible for shoulder movement.

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True or false: Babies are born with 206 bones.

FALSE! Babies are not born with 206 bones! At birth, babies have around 300 bones which makes them so flexible. As they grow, these bones fuse into the 206 bones that adults have.

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What connects muscles and bones together?

Tendons are connective tissue that connects bones and muscles.

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How many bones make up the skull?

The skull is actually made up of multiple bones. While there are eight cranial bones that surround the brain, there are 14 other bones in the skull such as the maxilla, mandible and nasal bones.

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Are skeletal muscles voluntary or involuntary?

If you are able to control the muscles, they are voluntary. While your skeletal muscles are voluntary muscles because you choose to move them, smooth muscle and cardiac muscle are involuntary because we are unable to control their movement.

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In which parts of the body would you NOT find smooth muscle?

You would not find smooth muscle in your heart. While they are both involuntary, you'd find cardiac muscle in the heart.

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Which of the following types of bones would you find in both the hands and feet?

Phalanges are bones that you'd find in both the hands and feet. The phalanges make up your fingers and your toes.

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What is the smallest muscle in the body?

The stapedius is the smallest muscle in the body and it has a simple purpose - stabilize the smallest bone in the body, the stapes.

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While you might not have a tail, you have a tail bone. What's the scientific name for it?

The coccyx bone is what many refer to as the tail bone. It is located at the bottom of the spine.

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Are the muscles found in the stomach striated or non-striated?

The muscles in the stomach are non-striated. Cardiac muscle and skeletal muscle are striated.

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What is the name of the tissue that holds bones together?

Ligaments are a type of connective tissue that holds two bones together at a joint.

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What are the muscles of the torso that cover your belly?

The rectus abdominis is the is the large group of muscles that cover your abdomen. Many simply refer to the group of muscles as "abs."

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How many pairs of ribs does a person have?

While there is a myth that men have one fewer rib than women, both men and women have 12 pairs of ribs.

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Is an abducting muscle moving your limbs closer or away from the body?

When a muscle is responsible for abducting, this means that it is moving something away from the body. If it were adducting, it would be moving something towards the body.

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The tibia is a bone found in the lower leg. What is the other bone you'd find in your lower leg?

The tibia and fibula are two bones that make up the lower leg. The tibia is the larger bone that can be found medial to the fibula.

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How many hamstring muscles are there?

There are three muscles that make up the hamstrings, a muscle found on the posterior thigh: semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps femoris.

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What is the name of the scientific term for the skull?

The cranium is the official term for the skull.

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What kind of muscle would you find in the stomach?

While skeletal muscle is reserved for the bones and cardiac muscle for the heart, smooth muscle can be found in your digestive system, which includes your stomach.

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What is the name reserved for the bones in your spinal column?

Vertebrae is the term used for the individual bones of the spinal column. The spine is made up of 24 different vertebrae separated into cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions.

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The quadriceps muscles are responsible for knee extension. Which of the following is not a quadriceps muscle?

The four quadricep muscles are vasus medialis, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius and rectus femoris. Biceps brachii is a muscle that can be found in the upper arm.

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The ilium, ischium and pubis are three parts of which bone?

The hip bone, which is scientifically referred to as the pelvis, is made up of three regions: the ilium, ischium and pubis.

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What is the largest muscle in the body?

The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the human body. Often referred to as your "glutes," it is the muscle that lies within your buttocks.

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What is the smallest bone in the body?

The stapes is the smallest bone in the human body. It is one of the three bones located in the middle ear.

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What is the name of the muscle that pumps blood throughout the body?

Your cardiac muscle is responsible for pumping blood through the body. It is also responsible for the contractions of the heart.

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