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Skeletal System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Important bony protuberances of the femur where leg muscles attach are known individually as:

Question 2 2. Why is the skull so important?

Question 3 3. What is the scientific name for the bony part of your wrist?

Question 4 4. The most mobile joint type in the body is:

Question 5 5. All of the following are functions of the skeletal system EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. Why do bones need hyaline?

Question 7 7. Why is there a hole in the occipital bone?

Question 8 8. The largest and uppermost bone of the pelvis, thus accounting for the width of your pelvis is the:

Question 9 9. The big toe has:

Question 10 10. The pelvis attaches together at the front, or anterior, part your body at the following location:

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Question 11 11. The skull is comprised of _____ different types of bones for a total of _____ bones.

Question 12 12. How are the temporal and parietal bones different from the other skull bones?

Question 13 13. The pelvic cavity is surrounded by a ring of bones that includes:

Question 14 14. How are the sphenoid, ethmoid, and frontal bone similar?

Question 15 15. What is the name of the bone that helps form the nasal septum and divides the nose into left and right sides?

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Question 16 16. Another word for vertebral column is:

Question 17 17. The trochanter is a:

Question 18 18. The meniscus of the knee is made of:

Question 19 19. The knee joint is a type of:

Question 20 20. Which of the following bones are part of each finger?

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Question 21 21. Which bones of the ribs attach indirectly to the sternum, only through attachment to other ribs' cartilage?

Question 22 22. The unpaired skull bone that helps to make up part of the orbit of the eye is the:

Question 23 23. The part of the scapula that articulates with the head of the humerus is called:

Question 24 24. If osteoclast activity is greater than osteoblast activity, then _____.

Question 25 25. Which structure helps to reduce friction between a bone and a tendon?

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Question 26 26. The human spine contains _____ vertebrae:

Question 27 27. The peripheral parts of the human skeletal system, which includes all of the bones in our two arms, legs, and the pelvic and pectoral girdles are known as the:

Question 28 28. How are bones in the axial skeleton different from bones in the appendicular skeleton?

Question 29 29. The part of the scapula that articulates with the clavicle is known as the:

Question 30 30. The axial, or vertebral part of your pelvis, includes which of the following bones?

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