Anatomy of a Bone: Parts, Marrow & Types


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Which bone type is primarily responsible for the structural support of our skeleton?

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1. Which is FALSE of sesamoid bones?

2. Which type of bone makes up approximately 80% of the human skeleton?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you assess your understanding of bone shapes and classifications. You will need to know the names of specific bones structures and surrounding tissue and tendons to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The bone type responsible for the structural support of the skeleton
  • The ability to identify an example of an irregular bone
  • The type of bone that makes up about 80% of the human skeleton
  • The bone surface to which muscles and tendons attach
  • Where red blood cell formation takes place
  • The bone markings at the end of bones that help to form joints

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 shapes and types of bones
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cortical and fossa
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of bone marrow
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bone markings

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Anatomy of a Bone: Parts, Marrow & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List and describe the five main shapes of bones
  • Identify the types of bone tissue
  • Define two types of bone tissue layers
  • Discuss what bone marrow is and what it is responsible for
  • Name and define bone markings