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In humans, the long bones include:
a) Femur, humerus, scapula, and vertebrae
b) Ulna, vertebrae, ribs, and sternum
c) Should, knee, wrist, and ankle bones
d) Femur, humerus, radius, and tibia

The gender of an individual can be determined by examining:
a) Skull features
b) The os pubis
c) The relative size of the bones
d) All of the above

Age of the skeletal remains can best be determined by:
a) Examination of the growth plates and identification of the stage
b) Examination of the epiphysis on the long bones
c) Examination of the os pubis angle
d) Both A and B

The cranial sutures allow for growth of the skull. All of them are usually closed in males by the age of:
a) 15
b) 20
c) 25
d) 35

Facial reconstruction is done on an unidentified skull to give:
a) An accurate depiction of the deceased
b) The age of the deceased at the time of death
c) Proportioning of facial features to help in recognition
d) The cause of death

Calcium, a mineral vital to normal metabolism, may be
a) Osteoclorosis
b) Osteoporosis
c) Ossification
d) None of these choices

When bones become injured, the osteoclasts secrete:
a) Enzymes that dissolve the injured or damaged part of the bone so that new, healthy bone can be laid down
b) Calcium so that new, healthy bone can be laid down
c) Osteocytes that dissolve the injured or damaged part of the bone so that new, healthy bone can be laid down
d) None of these choices

After all bones have become fully developed, an adult has 206 bone. A baby has:
a) 206 bones
b) 306 bones
c) 406 bones
d) 450 bones

A joint is the location where bones meet (articulate). Joints conatin several kinds of connective tissue. These include:
a) Cartilage
b) Ligaments
c) Tendons
d) All of the above

At thirty years of age, an adults' bones deteriorate faster than they are built. This deterioration can be slowed:
a) With exercise
b) By taking calcium supplements
c) By taking multivitamins
d) None of these choices

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