Agonist Muscle: Definition & Example


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Which of the following is NOT an example of an antagonistic muscle pair?

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1. The _____ muscle group contracts to move a bone at its joint while the _____ muscle group, the opposing muscle group, relaxes to allow the movement.

2. Which of the following is NOT true of agonist muscles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of how the agonist and antagonist muscles work together and in isolation. You will also be assessed on the musculoskeletal system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

  • The musculoskeletal system
  • Examples of antagonistic muscle pairs
  • How the agonist and antagonist muscles work together

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of agonist muscles
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on agonist muscles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what the antagonistic muscles consist of

Additional Learning

Agonist Muscles: Definition & Example is a lesson that will teach you more about this muscle group. Covered objectives include:

  • Review an example of an antagonistic muscle pair
  • Know how muscles contract
  • Understand which muscle provides the main pull for movement