Musculoskeletal System Quiz 1

by: woodsi

This quiz should test your knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. I'm a first year vet student, so this is based on the stuff we learnt for this topic and should serve as a revision tool.

  1. 1

    Which of these is NOT a function of the skeletal system?

  2. 2

    The epiphysis is what part of a long bone?

  3. 3

    The bone is made up of two types of bone- what are they?

  4. 4

    The periosteum is best described as what?

  5. 5

    Where are the osteoblasts found within an osteon/Haversian system?

  6. 6

    Which of these shows the correct function of each bone cell?

  7. 7

    Which of these is not a type of joint?

  8. 8

    Which of these is not a function of synovial fluid?

  9. 9

    In which joint may you find a ball-and-socket joint?

  10. 10

    In which joint may you find a hinge joint?

  11. 11

    What type of joint is the distal interphalangeal joint (for instance, of the dog), and what is the benefit of this?

  12. 12

    Which of these is a place where you might find fibrous joints?

  13. 13

    Which of these is the type of muscle that provides an animal with locomotion?

  14. 14

    The myofibrils are made up of what?

  15. 15

    Which of these is the largest unit described in muscle tissue?

  16. 16

    Muscles are derived from which section of the embryo?

  17. 17

    Muscle fibres are developed during the early days of post-natal life, while the animal is growing.

  18. 18

    Which of these muscles is responsible for adduction of the forelimb?

  19. 19

    What is the role of the triceps muscle group?

  20. 20

    The dog has 4 triceps brachii heads, while other species have only 3.

  21. 21

    What is the origin and insertion of the teres major muscle?

  22. 22

    Which of the gluteal group is the largest?

  23. 23

    Which of these is NOT an adductor muscle of the hindlimb?

  24. 24

    The quadriceps (quadriceps femoris) is the principle extensor of the stifle.

  25. 25

    How many cervical vertebrae are there in the dog?

  26. 26

    How many cervical vertebrae are there in the horse?

  27. 27

    How many thoracic vertebrae are there in the dog?

  28. 28

    How many thoracic vertebrae are there in the horse?

  29. 29

    A vertebra with the following description is from which region? 'A short body, with a large and prominent dorsal spinous process, short and stubby transverse processes with small costal facets'

  30. 30

    How would you distinguish the atlas from any other vertebral bone?

  31. 31

    What type of joint exists between the atlas and the occipital bone?

  32. 32

    What type of joint exists between the atlas and the axis?

  33. 33

    What is the definition of a 'false' rib?

  34. 34

    The last rib articulates onto the beginning of L1.

  35. 35

    What is the name for the most caudal part of the sternum?

  36. 36

    Which two bones make up the zygomatic arch?

  37. 37

    What is the most rostral bone in the skull?

  38. 38

    Which bone forms the lower jaw?

  39. 39

    Where would you find the greater tubercle in a dog?

  40. 40

    Where is the medial styloid process found?

  41. 41

    To which main structure does the deep digital flexor tendon attach?

  42. 42

    What is the talus?

  43. 43

    How many metacarpals does a horse have, and how are they numbered?

  44. 44

    The numbering of metacarpals and metatarsals is lateral to medial.

  45. 45

    The 'fetlock' in a horse is which joint?

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