Planes of the Human Body: Definition, Anatomy & Diagram


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The frontal plane is also known as the _____ plane.

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1. The horizontal plane is also known as the _____ plane.

2. If you wanted to divide a body into equal right and left halves, which plane should you use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of planes of the human body. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know how different planes divide the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Another name for the frontal plane
  • A name by which the horizontal plane is also known
  • An alternate name for the vertical plane
  • The plane that divides the body into posterior and anterior sections
  • A plane that runs parallel to the ground

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the plane that divides the anterior and posterior parts of the human body
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the plane that runs parallel to the ground
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy lesson, including the vertical plane that divides the body into left and right halves

Additional Learning

To learn more about the human body's planes, review the corresponding lesson titled, Planes of the Human Body: Definition, Anatomy & Diagram. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the median plane and transverse plane
  • Define median plane
  • Determine what body areas the sagittal plane divides