Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Face, Neck & Back Video


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Which of the following muscles belongs to the mouth?

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1. The outer muscles on the front of the neck are most likely to insert on which bone?

2. Which of the following muscles helps you turn your face from side to side?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What muscles help support and provide movement in the mouth, neck and back? You will need to be familiar with the terms used to describe these muscles to successfully complete the questions in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The specific names of:
    • Muscles belonging to the mouth
    • The bone on which the outer muscles on the front of the neck insert
    • The muscles that help to turn the face from side to side
    • The back muscle that inserts on the humerus
  • The ability to recognize true statements about these muscles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the functions of the face, neck and back muscles
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as sternocleidomastoid and latissimus dorsi
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the outer muscles of the neck

Additional Learning

To learn more about these muscles, watch the explanatory video lesson called Function & Anatomy of the Muscles of the Face, Neck & Back. Here are the objectives that this lesson covers:

  • List the functions of the muscles of the face
  • Identify muscles used for chewing and movements of the jaw
  • Name and relate the functions of the outer and inner muscles of the neck
  • Discuss the muscles in the back used for shoulder movement, posture and movement of the spine