Bones of the Pelvis: Definition and Function


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The head of the femur connects in a ball and socket fashion with which specific part of the pelvis?

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1. The pelvic cavity is surrounded by a ring of bones that includes:

2. The pelvis attaches together at the front, or anterior, part your body at the following location:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what you know about the pelvic bones, what they are called, and how they connect. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know the terms that describe each bone discussed in the lesson.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the terms used to describe:

  • The part of the pelvis where the head of the femur connects
  • The three bones that form the hip bone
  • The bones included in the ring that surrounds the pelvic cavity
  • Where the pelvis attaches to the front of the body
  • What makes up the vertebral part of the pelvis

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most information regarding how the pelvis is structured
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the pelvic bones, such as the pubis and sacrum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which bones are attached to form specific areas of the pelvis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Bones of the Pelvis: Definition and Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the structure of the hip bones
  • Identify the structure where the hip bones meet at the lower part of the spine
  • Discuss the pelvic cavity
  • Provide details about the hip joint on either side of the pelvis