Arm Muscles: Anatomy, Support & Movement


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Wendy is a receptionist and spends a great deal of her workday typing. Which of the following muscles allows her to turn her hand palm-down to perform the essential duties of her job?

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1. Earl is a band conductor. When he turns his hands palm-up and raises them up to the sky, this signals to the students that they need to increase the volume of their instruments. Earl is able to make this motion with his hands as a result of which muscle?

2. The lower appendage from the elbow to the wrist is known as the _____, while the upper appendage from the shoulder to the elbow is referred to as the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What muscles help us move our arms, and where do these muscles attach? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the names of these important muscles.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The location of the forearm flexor muscles
  • The head of the triceps brachii that originates from the scapula
  • The origin of the pronator teres
  • The arm muscles used to perform a push-up
  • The muscles used when performing an arm curl

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the functions of the upper arm and lower arm muscles
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as brachialis and brachioradialis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast pronation and supination
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where specific arm muscles originate from

Additional Learning

To learn more about these muscles, review the accompanying lesson called Arm Muscles: Anatomy, Support & Movement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what arm and forearm refer to in anatomical terms
  • Name and define forearm muscles that flex and extend the arm
  • Provide details about the muscles that rotate the forearm
  • Explain the points of origin for different arm muscles