Bones of the Leg and Foot: Names, Anatomy & Functions


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The knee joint is a type of:

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1. The trochanter is a:

2. The tarsal bones help make up:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the specific names of the bones in the upper and lower leg and throughout the foot, and what are their functions? These are the topics you will need to know to answer the questions found in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What type of joint the knee joint is
  • What the trochanter is
  • Where the tarsal bones are located
  • What the metatarsal bones are
  • How many phalanges the big toe has

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as patella and femur
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the fibula and tibia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the bones of the foot and toes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about muscle and ligament attachments to bones in the leg that allow movement

Additional Learning

To learn more about this anatomical subject, review the accompanying lesson called Bones of the Leg and Foot: Names, Anatomy & Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify bones of the upper and lower leg
  • Explain how muscles and ligaments attach to these bones
  • Detail the articulation between specific bones that form the knee joint
  • Name the large and small bones of the foot