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Bones of the Arm and Hand: Anatomy and Functions

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Which of the following bones are part of each finger?

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1. The _____ bones connect the proximal phalanx to the carpal bones.

2. How many phalanges does each of the fingers, besides the thumb, has?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous bones in your upper and lower arm, wrist, hand and fingers that work in cooperation with each other to enable you to perform everyday tasks. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of the names and location of these bones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The names of the finger bones
  • The wrist bones
  • The number of phalanges
  • The elbow joint
  • The bones of the forearm

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the discussion on the bones of the hand and arm
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding hand and arm bones and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as carpal bones and metacarpal bones
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure of the forearm

Additional Learning

To learn more about the operation of your upper limbs, review the corresponding lesson about the bones of the arm and hand. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine the difference in the number of phalanges in the fingers and toes, as opposed to the number in the big toe and the thumb
  • Identify the number and names of the bones that form the wrist
  • Enumerate the bones in the forearm
  • Name the bone that connects the shoulder to the forearm
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