Short Bones in the Human Body


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Which of the following looks most like a short bone?

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1. Short bones are composed of:

2. Short bones are found in the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions allow you to measure your knowledge of the short bones of the human body. You must identify the shape and locations of these bones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll find out what you know about:

  • The location of short bones in the body
  • Names given to different short bones
  • The composition of short bones

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what short bones are made of
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding other objects that resemble short bones
  • Making connections - use understanding of short bones to identify where they are located in the human body

Additional Learning

For more information about this part of the skeleton, review the lesson titled Short Bones in the Human Body. You will learn about:

  • The purpose of short bones
  • Mnemonics used to remember short bone locations
  • The shape of long bones