Overview of the Human Skeleton & the Functions of Bones


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Which of the following best describes the human skeleton?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a function of the bones?

2. Which of the following is described as the bones that make up the spine and protect the spinal cord?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many functions of human bones, and this quiz will help gauge your understanding of the most important things bones do for bodies. Some topics you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include the location red blood cell production, major functions of the bones, and terms/definitions for skeletal vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through these assessments, you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Identify the best description of the human skeleton
  • Recognize the function(s) of bones
  • Recall the term for the bones that make up the spine and protect the spinal cord
  • Name what is stored in bones
  • Remember where red blood cells are made

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about bone function from the related human skeleton lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding major functions of bones and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding vocabulary related to the human skeleton
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the bones that make up the spinal cord

Additional Learning

To learn more about the human skeleton, check out the following lesson titled Overview of the Human Skeleton & the Functions of Bones. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define terminology related to bones, including 'skeleton,' 'vertebrae,' 'calcium' and 'bone marrow'
  • Learn five functions of human bones
  • Understand bone support in a human body
  • Recognize the protection that bones provide
  • Learn how bones help a body to move
  • Understand the process of how bones make red blood cells