Skeletal System Quiz Question with Answer

11. The purpose of the rib cage is to

  1. protect the stomach
  2. protect the spinal cord
  3. protect the heart and lungs
  4. provide an object to which the lungs can attach

12. The ribs, sternum and scapulae are all what type of bone?

  1. Long
  2. Flat
  3. Short
  4. Irregular

13. The sternum is a very important bone that protects the

  1. Brain
  2. Heart
  3. Hands
  4. Liver

14. What is a joint?

  1. A hinge
  2. A ball and socket
  3. The place where two bones are joined
  4. The place where tendons are fastened together

15. What is the difference between cartilage and bone?

  1. Bone is rubbery, and cartilage is firm.
  2. Cartilage is rubbery, and bone is firm.
  3. Bone is a more primitive tissue than cartilage.
  4. Bone is inside the body, and cartilage is outside.

16. What is the difference between compact bone and spongy bone?

  1. They have different bone marrow.
  2. They are made of different materials.
  3. They have different sizes of bone cells.
  4. They have different arrangement of bone cells.

17. What is the function of a tendon?

  1. To link bones to bones
  2. To link muscles to bones
  3. To link muscles to ligaments
  4. To bind the cells in compact bone closer together

18. What makes bones so strong?

  1. Silica
  2. Cartilage
  3. Blood and marrow
  4. Calcium and phosphorous

19. Which bone is the longest and strongest bone in the human body?

  1. Cranium
  2. Femur
  3. Tibia
  4. Radius

20. Which bone protects the brain?

  1. Calcium
  2. The cranium
  3. The cerebrum
  4. The cerebellum

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