Login

Anatomical Directional Terminology: Anterior, Posterior and More

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of the following structures is superficial to the teeth?

Start Your Free Trial To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 55,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Free 5-day trial
It only takes a few minutes to set up and you can cancel at any time.
Already registered? Login here for access

1. Which of the following structures is superior to the rib cage?

2. Your breastbone is _____ to your vertebral column.

Start your free trial to access this entire worksheet
A premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of directional terminology, especially as it relates to the human anatomy. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include common directional labels for when something is below or above.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The common term describing the areas 'below'
  • The common term describing the areas 'above'
  • Where your body parts are in relation to others and the appropriate terminology
  • The position of the brain in relation to the skull
  • The essential meaning of inferior in relation to anatomical directions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words, such as inferior and anterior
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomical directional terminology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding anatomical directional terminology and use the terms correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where body parts are located in relation to each other, using directional terminology

Additional Learning

To learn more about directional terminology in relation to the anatomy of the human body, review the corresponding lesson on Anatomical Directional Terminology. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Differentiate between anterior and posterior
  • Understand what inferior and superior mean in terms of anatomical directional terminology
  • Define superficial and deep in this context
  • Practice using these terms with anatomical examples
Support