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Chapter 7: The Skeleton
This activity contains 30 questions.
Each of the following bones is part of the pelvic girdle, EXCEPT the __________.
Mary fractured her pisiform bone in a fall. What part of her body was injured?
Sinuses are found in all of the following bones, EXCEPT the __________.
The eleventh and twelfth ribs are called floating ribs because they lack __________.
a vertebral attachment anteriorly
an anterior attachment to lumbar vertebrae
a vertebral attachment posteriorly
an anterior attachment to the sternum
a posterior attachment to thoracic vertebrae
The foramen magnum would be found in the __________ bone.
The olecranon process would be found on the __________.
What would you find located in the lacrimal fossa?
the inner ear
the pituitary gland
the lacrimal sac
the ramus of the mandible
the frontal sinus
When standing normally, most of your weight is transmitted to the ground by the __________.
talus and cuneiforms
calcaneus and cuneiforms
cuboid and cuneiforms
talus and calcaneus
calcaneus and cuboid
Which of the following bones would most likely be involved in surgery to remove a tumor on the pituitary gland?
the styloid process of the temporal bone
the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
the sella turcica of the sphenoid bone
the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone
the parietal bone
Which of the following is NOT a part of the axial division of the skeletal system?
Which of the following is the heel bone?
The crista galli is a projection from which bone?
At its distal end, the femur articulates with the __________.
tibia and fibula
A common injury in the winter is a fall in which someone hits the back of his or her head on the ice. What bone is most likely to be involved in this type of fall?
How many regions of the vertebral column are there?
Sutures connect all the bones of the skull, EXCEPT the __________.
The "calvaria" of the skull is another name for the:
anterior cranial fossa
The frontal sinuses are located __________.
below the supraorbital margins
above the frontal squama
lateral to the glabella
medial to the nasal bone
Which of the following cranial bones receives the condyle of the mandible?
the sphenoid bone
the zygomatic bone
the temporal bone
Which of the following sinuses is in high risk of infection spreading from the middle ear?
the mastoid sinuses
the frontal sinuses
the ethmoid sinuses
the sphenoid sinuses
Which of the following sutures is most likely to contain sutural bones?
the sagittal suture
the coronal suture
the lambdoid suture
the squamous suture
Where would a dentist inject lidocaine to prevent pain in the lower teeth?
the mandibular condyle
the mental formina
the mandibular foramen
the temporomandibular joint
In a(n) __________, the vertebral column is formed from 33 separate bones.
child over the age of six
Which of the following spinal deformities is quite common during late childhood in females?
is referred to as the "vertebra prominens" because __________.
its spinous process is larger than those of the other cervical vertebrae
it has no intervertebral disc between it and the next vertebra
it is larger than the other cervical vertebrae
its spine is not bifid
The pectoral girdle does not quite satisfy the features of a true girdle because __________.
the socket of the shoulder joint is shallow
anteriorly the medial ends of the clavicle join the sternum
laterally the clavicle articulates with the scapula
posteriorly the medial ends of the scapulae do not join each other
The jugular notch on the sternum is __________.
in line with the second and third thoracic vertebra, where the left common carotid artery is issued from the aorta
opposite the ninth thoracic vertebra
a cartilaginous joint that acts as a hinge during respiration
a handy point for finding the second rib; this is useful when counting the ribs during clinical procedures
When a person attempts to break their fall with an outstretched hand, they often wind up with __________.
a dislocated shoulder
carpal tunnel syndrome
a greenstick fracture
a Colles' fracture
All of the following could lead to "flat feet," EXCEPT __________.
wearing shoes with arch support
running on hard surfaces
standing for long periods of time
Which of the following is a congenital abnormality of the appendicular skeleton?
abnormal curvature of the spine
dislocation of the shoulder
dysplasia of the hip
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