Deltoid Muscle: Origin, Insertion & Action


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Where does the anterior section of the deltoid muscle originate?

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1. Where does the posterior section of the deltoid originate?

2. Which of the following people is NOT using their deltoid muscle to perform their movement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to see what you know about the deltoid muscle. They will ask about the anatomy and purpose of this muscle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The origin of the posterior deltoid
  • Motions involving the deltoid muscle
  • The point of insertion for this muscle

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the motions that would involve the deltoid muscle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of movement that involves the deltoid
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the origin of the anterior and posterior deltoid muscle

Additional Learning

To find out more about this muscle, read the accompanying lesson titled Deltoid Muscle: Origin, Insertion & Action. It explores:

  • The shape of the deltoid muscle
  • Where this muscle gets its name
  • The third part of the deltoid muscle