Joints of the Skeletal System MCQ Quiz


Joints of the Skeletal System MCQ Quiz

Q.  In which type of joint does a slightly flexible interosseous ligament bind the bones? 

A. syndesmosis 

B. suture 

C. gomphosis 

D. synchondrosis 

Answer- syndesmosis

Q.  Where in the body would it be possible to find a joint called a symphysis? 

A. tooth in a bony socket 

B. epiphyseal disk 

C. joint formed by two vertebrae and their intervertebral disk 

D. suture in the skull 

Answer- joint formed by two vertebrae and their intervertebral disk

Q.  In a synovial joint, the purpose of the cancellous bone beneath the articular cartilage is __________. 

A. to provide a smooth surface for articulating 

B. to absorb shocks and help protect the joint 

C. to hold together the bones of the synovial joint 

D. to secrete synovial fluid 

Answer- to absorb shocks and help protect the joint

Q.  Some synovial joints, such as the knee, contain interior pads of fibrocartilage, called ______________, that help to stabilize the joint. 

A. bursae 

B. intervertebral disks 

C. menisci 

D. ligaments 

Answer- menisci

Q.  Which type of joint is the most mobile? The shoulder and hip are two examples of this type of joint. 

A. condyloid joint 

B. hinge joint 

C. pivot joint 

D. ball-and-socket joint 

Answer- ball-and-socket joint

Q.  In which of these joints is a gliding joint? 

A. between bones of the wrist and ankle 

B. between humerus and ulna 

C. between the trapezium and first metacarpal 

D. between the axis and the atlas 

Answer- between bones of the wrist and ankle

Q.  If a person bent their foot at the ankle upward toward the shin, it would be an example of __________. 

A. abduction 

B. dorsiflexion 

C. rotation 

D. extension 

Answer- dorsiflexion

Q.  Which of these ligaments is not found in the shoulder joint? 

A. coracohumeral ligament 

B. radial collateral ligament 

C. glenohumeral ligament 

D. transverse humeral ligament 

Answer- radial collateral ligament

Q.  The shoulder joint contains several bursae. The _______________ bursa is located between the joint capsule and the tendon of the subscapularis muscle. 

A. subcoracoid 

B. subdeltoid 

C. subacromial 

D. subscapular 

Answer- subscapular

Q.  Which joint is naturally loose and flexible and most likely to become dislocated? 

A. knee joint 

B. hip joint 

C. shoulder joint 

D. elbow 

Answer- shoulder joint

Q.  Of the ligaments that reinforce the hip joint, which one is made up of a Y- shaped band that connects the anterior inferior iliac spine of the coxal bone to the intertrochanteric line? 

A. iliofemoral ligament 

B. pubofemoral ligament 

C. ischiofemoral ligament 

D. patellar ligament 

Answer- iliofemoral ligament

Q.  Which of these traits does not characterize the knee joint? 

A. interior cruciate ligaments 

B. thick joint capsule 

C. two menisci 

D. several bursae 

Answer- thick joint capsule

Q.  Soccer and football players, who often turn and change directions suddenly are most likely to tear which knee ligament? 

A. tibial collateral ligament 

B. arcuate popliteal ligament 

C. anterior cruciate ligament 

D. fibular collateral ligament 

Answer- anterior cruciate ligament

Q.  Another term for dislocation of a joint is _______________. 

A. ankylosis 

B. luxation 

C. hemarthrosis 

D. arthrodesis 

Answer- luxation

Q.  The bursa located between the patella of the knee and the overlying skin is called the ____________ bursa. 

A. infrapatellar 

B. suprapatellar 

C. subpatellar 

D. prepatellar 

Answer- prepatellar

Q.  What type of joint is the sagittal suture? 

A. syndesmosis 

B. fibrous 

C. synchondrosis 

D. diarthrosis 

Answer- fibrous

Q.  A tooth in its socket is an example of a joint called a: 

A. synovial joint 

B. symphysis 

C. alveolus 

D. gomphosis 

Answer- gomphosis

Q.  Which of these terms includes all the other terms? 

A. articular cartilage 

B. synovial joint capsule 

C. ligament 

D. synovial joint 

Answer- synovial joint

Q.  The term _____is used to describe the extra synovial-type membrane outside the knee joint. 

A. meniscus 

B. subchondral plate 

C. prepatellar bursa 

D. synovial membrane 

Answer- prepatellar bursa

Q.  Which of the following is the type of joint located between the trapezium and metatarsal of the thumb? 

A. pivot 

B. ginglymoidal 

C. saddle 

D. trochoidal 

Answer- saddle

Q.  Which type of joint occurs at the radial notch of the ulna and the head of the radius? 

A. pivot 

B. gliding 

C. ball-and-socket 

D. condyloid 

Answer- pivot

Q.  Which of the following joints displays the greatest range of motion allowable? 

A. sacroiliac 

B. costal cartilage 

C. acetabulum and femur 

D. interphalangeal 

Answer- acetabulum and femur

Q.  Moving an arm so that it traces a cone is called _____. 

A. rotation 

B. circumduction 

C. pronation 

D. protraction 

Answer- circumduction

Q.  What movement occurs when clenching the teeth? 

A. elevation 

B. depression 

C. extension 

D. mastication 

Answer- elevation

Q.  Moving the right eye towards the right is an example of: 

A. adduction 

B. abduction 

C. flexion 

D. supination 

Answer- abduction

Q.  Standing on your toes as in ballet, is an example of: 

A. plantar flexion 

B. plantar extension 

C. dorsiflexion 

D. adduction 

Answer- plantar flexion

Q.  Which of these is comprised of fibrocartilage? 

A. transverse humoral ligament 

B. glenoidal labrum 

C. coracohumeral ligament 

D. rotator cuff 

Answer- glenoidal labrum

Q.  In which joint would the annular ligament be found? 

A. knee 

B. shoulder 

C. elbow 

D. hip 

Answer- elbow

Q.  Where would the ligamentum capitis be found? 

A. acetabulum and femur 

B. tibial condyles 

C. medial malleolus 

D. dens and atlas 

Answer- acetabulum and femur

Q.  Which term is used to define a complete dislocation of a joint? 

A. subluxation 

B. arthrodesis 

C. luxation 

D. arthrotomy 

Answer- luxation

Q. The vertebral bodies are joined by a diarthrotic joint. 



C. Nothing can be said 

D. None of the mentioned 

Answer- TRUE

Q. The purpose of synovial fluid is to provide for firmness and stability in a amphiarthrotic joint. 



C. Nothing can be said 

D. None of the mentioned 

Answer- FALSE

Q. Flexing the shoulder is the same action as extending the arm. 



C. Nothing can be said 

D. None of the mentioned 

Answer- TRUE

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