Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Chest and Abdomen


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Which muscle(s) separates the chest from the abdomen?

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1. Your abdominal muscles contain three layers of muscles on the side. The middle layer is the _____?

2. Which of the following is controlled by axial muscles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the muscles that help with movement and support in the chest and abdomen. This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your knowledge of types of muscles and their function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen
  • Layers on the side abdominal muscles
  • Axial muscles
  • Muscles of the shoulder
  • Identify what types of muscles different organs are

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 the names and functions of muscles in the chest and abdomen
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as intercostal muscles and serratus muscles
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast smooth and skeletal muscles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding muscles groups

Additional Learning

To learn more about this muscle anatomy, review the accompanying lesson called Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Chest and Abdomen. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the two groups of muscles and where they are attached
  • Identify and describe the smooth and skeletal muscles of the chest
  • List the characteristics of smooth and skeletal muscles
  • Detail the functions of each of the muscles in the chest
  • Name the side and front muscles of the abdomen
  • Describe the functions of the abdomen muscles