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Human Anatomy: Unit 2
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This test has 40 questions, covering the musculatory system.  It is the second of five quizzes in the Human Anatomy section.  Good luck!

1. Individual muscle cells are known as:
muscle fibers

2. The connective tissue wrapping that covers the entire skeletal muscle is the:

3. The proteins of muscle contraction are:
myoglobin and collagen
actin and myoglobin
actin and myosin
myosin and myoglobin

4. The cell membrane of a muscle fiber is known as the:

5. The origin of a muscle is generally located:
at its insertion
lateral to the insertion
distal to the insertion
proximal to the insertion

6. Which of these muscles insert into the superficial fascia and dermis of the skin?
muscles of mastication
intrinsic muscles of the hand
muscles of the neck
muscles of facial expressions

7. Which of the following is NOT a muscle of mastication?

8. Muscles of the dorsal and lateral forearm are generally:

9. Which of the following muscles has NO direct action at the wrist?
palmaris longus
flexor carpi radialus
extensor carpi ulnaris
extensor digitorum

10. Which muscle's name indirectly refers to its role in crossing one's legs?

11. Lever actions do NOT include:
Changing the strength of a force
Changing the delay time produced by a force
Changing the direction of an applied force
Changing the speed of movement produced by a force

12. The actions of flexing, adducting and medially rotating the arm describe which muscle?
latissimus dorsi
triceps brachii (long head)
pectoralis major
teres major

13. The three functional classes of articulations are:
synarthrosis, amphiarthrosis, diathrosis
gomphosis, synchondrosis, synostosis
syndesmosis, symphysis, amphiarthrosis
monaxial, biaxial, triaxial

14. The type of synovial joint in which angular movement is limited to a single axis is a:
Hinge joint
Ball and socket joint
Saddle joint
Ellipsoidal joint

15. All but which of the following are muscles that lie anterior and inferior to the hip joint and that adduct the thigh?
adductor longus
adductor magnus
adductor brevis

16. Which of the following is not a characteristic of diarthroses?
Permit only a limited range of motion
Are typically found at the ends of long bones
Have articulating surfaces covered by articular cartilage
Are surrounded by a fibrous joint capsule

17. Which of the following structures is not a part of the pinna (auricle) of the ear?

18. Which of the following clinical-structural words are paired incorrectly?
cleft lip - philtrum
broken nose - nasion
pierced ears - lobule
"black eye" - concha

19. Intramuscular injections are frequently given in the:
Pectoralis muscles
Gluteal muscles
Subcutaneous layer
Abdominal muscles

20. McBurney's point is often used to locate the:
Small intestine
Iliac crest

21. Which pair of muscles forms the anterior and posterior borders of the axilla?
Deltoid - pectoralis minor
Triceps brachii - pectoralis major
Latissimus dorsi - pectoralis major
Latissimus dorsi - deltoid

22. Which of the following is not characteristic of all synovial joints?
A meniscus
Articular cartilage
A joint capsule
Synovial fluid

23. Which joint is a combination of a gliding joint and a hinge joint?
Sternoclavicular joint
Elbow joint
Temporomandibular joint
Tibiofemoral joint (knee)

24. Palpation of a pulse to the head is best accomplished within the:
Carotid (=anterior) triangle
Occipital triangle
Suprahyoid triangle
Submandibular triangle

25. Varicose veins most frequently occur when which of the following becomes excessively enlarged?
Saphenous veins
Tibial veins
External iliac vein
Popliteal vein

26. Extending the hand to accept something placed in it requires:
Pronation and rotation
Flexion and abduction
Extension and supination
Flexion and inversion

27. Which of the following bursae is not associated with the humeroscapular joint?
Subdeltoid bursa
Olecranon bursa
Subscapular bursa
Subacromial bursa

28. Which of the following is not a primary ligament of the coxal joint?
Pubofemoral ligament
Iliofemoral ligament
Ischiofemoral ligament
Arcuate popliteal ligament

29. Which of the following is not an oculomotor muscle?
Lateral rectus
Superior oblique
Inferior rectus
Lateral oblique

30. The superficial, longitudinal group of muscles of the spine is known as the:
Vertebral group
Spinalis thoracis
Erector spinae

31. Which of the following is not a superficial muscle of the urogenital triangle?
Urethral sphincter
Superficial transverse perineus

32. The muscle of the quadriceps group that acts over both the hip and knee joint is the:
Vastus medialis
Rectus femoris
Vastus lateralis
Vastus intermedius

33. The muscle of the calf most prominently seen when taking a step:
Tibialis posterior

34. When you shrug your shoulders, you are contracting your:
Pectoralis major
Levator scapulae
Latissimus dorsi

35. When muscle fibers contract, what slides toward the center of a sarcomere?
The thin filaments of actin
The thick filaments of myosin
Neither the thick nor thin filaments
Both the thick and thin filaments

36. Muscles in which of the following locations would be considered part of the "muscular system?"
In the wall of the heart
In the wall of the small intestine
Around the lens of the eye
Surrounding the mouth

37. Muscles with fibers arranged concentrically around a bodily orifice are:

38. A term used in a muscle's name that refers to the orientation of the muscle fibers is:

39. The abdominal wall is composed of:
Internal and external oblique muscles
The transverse abdominis muscle
The rectus abdominis muscle
All of the above

40. Characteristics of the axial musculature include all but which one of the following?
Arises and inserts on bones of the axial skeleton
Positions spinal column and head
Plays a role in moving the pelvic and pectoral girdles
Assists in breathing by moving the rib cage

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