Skeletal System Part 3 Question Preview (ID: 1117)

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The membranous areas (soft spots) of an infant's skull are called
a) fontanels
b) growth areas
c) cartilagenous spaces

What part of the vertebral column acts as a shock absorber?
a) vertebral bodies
b) intervertebral disks
c) lamina
d) spinous processes

Which of the vertebrae support the most weight?
a) cervical
b) thoracic
c) lumbar
d) sacral

The functions of the thoracic cage include
a) production of blood cells
b) protection of heart and lungs
c) contribution in breathing
d) all of the above

The wrist consists of
a) 8 carpal bones
b) 5 metacarpal bones
c) 14 phalanges
d) distal segments of the radius and the ulna

When the hands are placed on the hips, they are placed over the
a) iliac crest
b) acetabulum
c) ischial tuberosity
d) ischial spines

The longest bone in the body is the
a) tibia
b) fibula
c) femur
d) patella

The lower end of the fibula can be felt as an ankle bone. the correct name is the
a) head of the fibula
b) lateral malleolus
c) talus
d) lesser trochanter

Synovial membrane is found in
a) immovable joints
b) slightly movable joints
c) freely movable joints

The function of bursae is to
a) act as shock absorbers
b) facilitate movement of tendons over bones
c) reduce friction between bony surfaces
d) protect joints from infection

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