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The first cervical vertebrae is also known as the __________
a) atlas
b) axis
c) coccyx
d) sacrum

The dens, or odontoid process, is found on the___________.
a) atlas
b) axis
c) coccyx
d) sacrum

The __________ is found between the iliac bones.
a) xiphoid process
b) lumbar vertebrae
c) sacrum
d) scaphoid

The ribs articulate with the__________.
a) cervical vertebrae
b) lumbar vertebrae
c) sacrum
d) thoracic vertebrae

Costal cartilage is formed by _________________ .
a) elastic cartilage
b) fibrocartilage
c) hyaline cartilage
d) ligaments

The intervertebral discs are made of______.
a) elastic cartilage
b) fibrocartilage
c) hyaline cartilage
d) tendons

Which of the following does NOT form part of the bony orbit?
a) frontal bone
b) maxillary bone
c) temporal bone
d) zygomatic bone

Which of the following does NOT form part of the bony orbit?
a) occipital bone
b) sphenoid bone
c) lacrimal bone
d) ethmoid bone

The bony process posterior to your ear is the_____________ .
a) zygomatic process
b) styloid process
c) mastoid process
d) mandibular condyle

The suture between the parietal and frontal bones is the________suture.
a) coronal
b) sagittal
c) lambdoidal
d) squamousal

The suture between the parietal and occipital bones is the________suture.
a) coronal
b) sagittal
c) lambdoidal
d) squamousal

The suture between the 2 parietal bones, ending at the occipital and frontal bones is the________suture.
a) sagittal
b) squamousal
c) lambdoidal
d) coronal

The meninges surrounding the brain attaches to the________.
a) crista galli
b) sella turcica
c) cribiform plate
d) mastoid process

The pituitary gland sets in the________________.
a) optic canal
b) mandibular fossa
c) sella turcica
d) auditory meatus

The spinal cord leaves the skull via the_______________.
a) intervertebral foramen
b) foramen magnum
c) obturator foramen
d) transverse foramen

There are ___ cervical vertebrae, _____ thoracic vertebrae, and _____ lumbar vertebrae.
a) 5; 7; 12
b) 5; 12; 7
c) 7; 12; 5
d) 12; 7; 5

Spinal nerves will pass through the______________ foramina to form peripheral nerves.
a) transverse
b) intervertebral
c) vertebral
d) optical

The inferior most portion of the sternum is the ______.
a) manubrium
b) body
c) clavicle
d) xiphoid process

During CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) the hands are pressed into the _______ to perform chest compressions.
a) body of the sternum
b) body of the spine
c) body of the vertebrae
d) body of the scaphoid

The lower jaw is formed by the________________ bone.
a) maxillary
b) zygomatic
c) mandibular
d) sphenoid

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