Skeletal System MCQ Quiz

Skeletal System MCQ Quiz

 Q.  The outer covering of each bone, made from fibrous connective tissue, is called the ________________. 

A. epiphysis 

B. diaphysis 

C. articular cartilage 

D. periosteum 

Answer- periosteum

Q.  Inside the epiphyses of each long bone, mostly ________________ can be found. 

A. compact bone 

B. spongy bone 

C. cartilage 

D. marrow 

Answer- spongy bone

Q.  Compact bone is made up of _______________ cemented together. 

A. osteocytes 

B. perforating canals 

C. osteons 

D. trabeculae 

Answer- osteons

Q.  Which of these statements is not true about intramembranous bones? 

A. They begin with a cartilage model. 

B. They form between flat sheets of connective tissue. 

C. Skull bones are formed in this way. 

D. Osteoblasts deposit new bone along blood vessels within the layers. 

Answer- They begin with a cartilage model.

Q.  Several layers of cells reside within epiphyseal disks of developing long bones. Which layer is responsible for anchoring the disk to the bony epiphysis? 

A. cells undergoing mitosis 

B. cells enlarging and becoming calcified 

C. dead cells with calcified intercellular substance 

D. resting cells 

Answer- resting cells

Q.  The cells that tear down and remodel bone are the ________________. 

A. osteoblasts 

B. osteocytes 

C. osteoclasts 

D. macrophages 

Answer- osteoclasts

Q.  Which of these factors is not necessary for normal bone growth and development? 

A. growth hormone 

B. high fat diet 

C. male and female sex hormones 

D. Vitamins A, C, and D 

Answer- high fat diet

Q.  A soft spot in a newborn's skull is called a __________________. 

A. fontanel 

B. fovea 

C. foramen 

D. fissure 

Answer- fontanel

Q.  The _______________ suture joins the temporal and parietal bones of the skull. 

A. lambdoidal 

B. squamosal 

C. coronal 

D. sagittal 

Answer- squamosal

Q.  The membranes that surround the skull attach to the crista galli, found on the ________________ bone of the skull. 

A. frontal 

B. parietal 

C. ethmoid 

D. sphenoid 

Answer- ethmoid

Q.  The prominent portions of the cheeks are made up of the _________________ bones. 

A. maxillary 

B. palatine 

C. lacrimal 

D. zygomatic 

Answer- zygomatic

Q.  The ______________ of a typical vertebra projects posteriorly, and is thickest and most blunt in appearance in lumbar vertebrae. 

A. spinous process 

B. transverse process 

C. superior articulating process 

D. lamina 

Answer- spinous process

Q.  The pectoral girdle is made up of the clavicle and the ________________. 

A. humerus 

B. ulna 

C. scapula 

D. sternum 

Answer- scapula

Q.  Another name for the wrist bones is _______________. 

A. metacarpals 

B. carpals 

C. phalanges 

D. tarsals 

Answer- carpals

Q.  The femur inserts into the pelvic girdle at the ____________________. 

A. patella 

B. trochanter 

C. condyle 

D. acetabulum 

Answer- acetabulum

Q.  How many bones are there in the body? 

A. 180 

B. 80 

C. 210 

D. 206 

Answer- 206

Q.  Which bones do not belong to the axial skeleton? 

A. skull 

B. ribs 

C. hip bone 

D. spinal column 

Answer- hip bone

Q.  Which bones would contain significant amounts of red bone marrow in an adult? 

A. femur 

B. sternum 

C. humerus 

D. tibia 

Answer- sternum

Q.  By morphology, the parietal bone can be classified as a  _____ bone. 

A. long 

B. short 

C. flat 

D. irregular 

Answer- flat

Q.  The medullary cavity by the diaphysis of an adult bone would contain _____. 

A. compact bone mainly 

B. spongy bone mainly 

C. red bone marrow 

D. yellow bone marrow 

Answer- yellow bone marrow

Q.  The part of the bone that the articular cartilage covers directly is the _____. 

A. diaphysis 

B. endosteum 

C. epiphysis 

D. periosteum 

Answer- epiphysis

Q.  The junction between the diaphysis and epiphysis is called the _____. 

A. endosteum 

B. periosteum 

C. epiphyseal disk 

D. articular cartilage 

Answer- epiphyseal disk

Q.  Which type of bone fracture occurs as an incomplete break in the bone? 

A. greenstick 

B. incomplete 

C. compound 

D. simple 

Answer- greenstick

Q.  Which type of fracture breaks the bone into several fragments? 

A. complete 

B. impacted 

C. commuted 

D. spiral 

Answer- commuted

Q.  What is the last stage in the repair of a fracture? 

A. bony callus 

B. hematoma 

C. inflammation 

D. fibrocartilage callus 

Answer- bony callus

Q.  Which sinus inflammation in the skull could most commonly lead to deafness? 

A. frontal sinus 

B. maxillary sinus 

C. mastoid sinus 

D. ethmoid sinus 

Answer- mastoid sinus

Q.  Which of these skull bones does not contain paranasal sinuses? 

A. frontal 

B. ethmoid 

C. sphenoid 

D. zygomatic 

Answer- zygomatic

Q.  Which skull bones are not part of the cranium? 

A. frontal 

B. temporal 

C. ethmoid 

D. maxilla 

Answer- maxilla

Q.  Which bone contains the foramen magnum? 

A. parietal 

B. occipital 

C. sphenoid 

D. ethmoid 

Answer- occipital

Q.  Which of these bones has a prominent spine? 

A. femur 

B. humerus 

C. pubis 

D. scapula 

Answer- scapula

Q. The skeletal system plays key roles in the function of the circulatory system and immunity. 



C. Nothing can be said 

D. None of the mentioned 

Answer- TRUE

Q. Most of the skeleton is comprised of fibrous membrane before birth. 



C. Nothing can be said 

D. None of the mentioned 

Answer- FALSE

Q. The soft spots on a newborn skull are called fontanels and are comprised of cartilage. 



C. Nothing can be said 

D. None of the mentioned 

Answer- FALSE

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