Articulations Question Preview (ID: 109)

Structure And Function Of Articulations Of The Skeletal System. TEACHERS: click here for quick copy question ID numbers.

The slippery substance that lubricates some kinds of joints is called
a) mucous
b) cartilage
c) synovial fluid
d) syndesmosis fluid

A joint in which two bones do not move is called a
a) amphiarthrosis
b) diarthrosis
c) synarthrosis
d) gomphosis

The type of joint that provides the most movement between bones is called a
a) synarthrosis
b) amphiarthrosis
c) fibrous joint
d) diarthrosis

An example of a gomphosis is
a) the root of a tooth in its socket in the mandible
b) the connection of the proximal phalange and metacarpal of the thumb
c) the head of the femur into the acetabulum of the coxa
d) the olecranon of the ulna into the fossa on the humerus

Which of these articulations provides the LEAST movement?
a) the rib to sternum joint
b) the pubis symphysis
c) the sutures of the cranial bones
d) the tibia-fibula joint

Which two joints allow rotational movement?
a) pivot and ellipsoidal
b) pivot and saddle
c) ellipsoidal and ball & socket
d) pivot and ball & socket

The articulation between the first metacarpal and the trapezium is the only example of a
a) saddle joint
b) ellipsoidal joint
c) gliding joint
d) hinge joint

The type of joint found at the knee is a
a) synarthrosis
b) diarthrosis
c) amphiarthrosis
d) gomphosis

The space between bones in a joint is called the
a) articular cavity
b) menisci cavity
c) synovial cavity
d) cartilaginous cavity

The type of joint that allows a sliding motion between flat surfaces of bones is the
a) ellipsoidal joint
b) hinge joint
c) ball and socket joint
d) gliding joint

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