Shoulder Muscles: Anatomy, Support & Movement


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

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1. Which of the following movements is made possible by the pectoralis major?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We use our shoulder muscles for stabilization and arm movement. This quiz will test your understanding of the muscles that make up the shoulder muscle group. Terms you'll be assessed on include types of muscle movement, muscles making up the Rotator Cuff, and muscles that retract and stabilize the shoulder.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on

  • Muscles responsible for certain movements
  • Types of shoulder muscles
  • Muscles used for stabilization
  • Movements because of the pectoralis major
  • Muscles that helps elevate the scapula
  • Muscles that stabilize the shoulder
  • Movement caused by muscles that originate on the scapula and insert on the humerus

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the shoulder muscles
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Pectoralis Major and Coracobrachialis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of underlying muscles defining the shoulder muscle group

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the shoulder muscles work, review the accompanying lesson called Shoulder Muscles: Anatomy, Support & Movement. This lesson covers the following objectives, along with others:

  • Learn about the muscles stabilizing the pectoral grid
  • Examine the subscapularis and the teres major
  • Know the differences between muscles responsible for arm abduction and those used for arm adduction