Three Muscle Types: Function & Location


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Which of the three types of muscles are under your voluntary control?

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1. Which type or types of muscles look striated when you view them under a microscope?

2. Where would you be most likely to find smooth muscle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Each person has three different muscle types in their body with three distinct functions. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of those types of muscles and the unique characteristics and jobs they have within the human body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Commonality between smooth and cardiac muscle types
  • The type of muscle under voluntary control
  • Which type of muscle moves your tongue
  • Striated muscles
  • Where you would be most likely to find smooth muscles in the body

Skills Practiced

You can make use of the following skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about muscle functions from the related types of muscles lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as smooth and cardiac muscles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding voluntary and involuntary muscles in the human body
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of muscle types to answer questions about muscle characteristics and location

Additional Learning

To learn more about muscles, check out the accompanying lesson called Three Muscle Types: Function & Location. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the three kinds of muscles in the human body
  • Differentiate between voluntary and involuntary muscles
  • Know the job of cardiac muscles
  • Recognize the unique purpose of smooth muscles in the body