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Gross Anatomy of Muscular System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The origin of a muscle _____ during muscle contraction and it is usually _____ to the body.

Question 2 2. The scapula is elevated and stabilized by another muscle that originates from the cervical vertebrae. What muscle is responsible for this function?

Question 3 3. When inflammation of the forearm muscle tendons cause compression of the median nerve, a person may develop _____.

Question 4 4. A muscle originates on the scapula and inserts on the dorsal side of the humerus. What type of movement would be generated by this muscle?

Question 5 5. Consider a person grabbing a hammer. What articulation is performed by the thumb?

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Question 6 6. The biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus are part of the _____ group.

Question 7 7. The _____ muscle originates on the lateral aspect of the humerus and the ulna, inserts on the radius, and pulls the radius back to the anatomical position when it contracts.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is the location of the hand flexors?

Question 9 9. Which of the following demonstrates a first-class lever system?

Question 10 10. Which of the following muscles is part of the rotator cuff and works to enable shoulder rotation?

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Question 11 11. The name of cranial nerve VII is the _____ nerve and it innervates most muscles in the _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following muscles do NOT assist breathing?

Question 13 13. Several muscles are needed to move our feet. The _____ foot muscles are located in the leg, while the _____ foot muscles are located in the foot. 

Question 14 14. Identify the nerve that innervates the flexor carpi radialis.

Question 15 15. Muscles that make up the hips, legs, shoulders, and arms are known as _____, while the muscles that make up the thorax, neck, and head are known as _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following terms means straight?

Question 17 17. The insertion of a muscle _____ during muscle contraction and it is usually _____ to the body.

Question 18 18. Rotation of the arm in a circle is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. The maximus, medius, and minimus muscles are all part of the _____ group.

Question 20 20. A machine is built with a lever system to move heavy loads. Which of the following would be the most efficient in terms of moving a heavy load with relatively little effort or force?

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Question 21 21. All of the following muscles are found dorsally, or on the back side of the body, EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Which of the following is accurate of all erector spinae muscles?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a part of the Quadriceps Femoris group of muscles?

Question 24 24. If we're playing soccer and we extend our leg to kick a ball, then which of the following muscles are we using to perform this action?

Question 25 25. In a _____, the force is applied between the load and the fulcrum. 

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Question 26 26. Consider a person doing sit ups in P.E. class. What articulation occurs at the hip as the person moves upward?

Question 27 27. What structure attaches muscle to bone?

Question 28 28. The muscles located in the middle of the body are called _____ muscles.

Question 29 29. To push a barbell up during the bench press, what is happening to the forearm and which muscle is primarily used for this movement?

Question 30 30. Which of the following muscle(s) extend and rotate the spinal column?

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