What is a Sacrum? - Definition, Location & Function


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Where is the sacrum located?

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1. Which is NOT true about the sacrum?

2. What are the openings on the sacrum for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the sacrum bone with these study assessments. Answer questions on important topics like the sacrum bone's location and some of the bone's characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following key points will be considered:

  • Openings on the sacrum bone
  • An advantage of the sacrum being connected to the ilium
  • A difference between the sacrum bone in males and females

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the sacrum bone
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the sacrum bone in women and men
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the openings in the sacrum bone and some of the features of the bone
  • Making connections - use understanding of the sacrum bone and how it's connected to the ilium

Additional Learning

For more on this particular bone in the human body, review the lesson called What is a Sacrum? - Definition, Location & Function. These areas of study will be discussed:

  • Vertebrae and their function in the body
  • Sacrum and coccyx
  • The alae and sacroiliac joint
  • Muscles that pull on the sacrum