Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Arms: Major Muscle Groups


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Which of the following is considered an axial muscle?

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1. Which muscle abducts the arm?

2. Which of the following opposing muscle pairs is incorrect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Which muscles act to help you raise, lower and turn your arms? With this quiz/worksheet combo, you can assess your knowledge of the terms used to describe these muscles in your shoulders and upper and lower arms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Axial muscles
  • The muscle that abducts the arm
  • Recognizing correct pairs of muscles
  • The term used to describe a muscle located on the ventral side of the arm
  • Muscles with origin points on the scapula

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 which muscles are responsible for specific movements of the arms, shoulders, wrists and hands
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as deltoid
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about axial muscles and muscles found on the ventral side of the arm

Additional Learning

To learn more about these muscles, review the accompanying lesson called Muscular Function and Anatomy of the Arms: Major Muscle Groups. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Note the difference between axial and appendicular muscles
  • Describe the muscles of the shoulder and the movements they are responsible for
  • Identify the muscles that move the upper arm and that are responsible for rotating the lower arm
  • Discuss muscles that move the wrists and hands