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Anatomy 101: Human Body Quiz
by Staff
You remember a little ditty about the thigh bone being connected to the hip bone, which was in turn connected to the backbone. But what else do you remember about human anatomy? The answers to this quiz are all inside of you -- literally.

How many sweat glands does the average person have?

  • 2.6 millon
  • 26 million
  • 260 million

Are there more bones in the hand or the foot?

  • hand
  • foot
  • They have the same.

What do a blood vessel, bladder and an airway have in common?

  • They are all cardiac muscles responsible for pumping blood.
  • They are skeletal muscles that grow larger with exercise.
  • They are all smooth muscles that contract involuntarily.

How does blood enter the heart?

  • pulmonary artery
  • superior vena cava and inferior vena cava
  • mitral valve

Which of the following is not an axial bone?

  • cranium
  • ribs
  • shoulder

If you were to stretch out your entire digestive system, how long would it be?

  • 10 feet (3 meters)
  • 30 feet (9 meters)
  • 50 feet (15 meters)

What is brown fat?

  • fat tissue that protects the spine from injury
  • fat tissue found mostly in newborn babies that helps them make heat
  • fat tissue that settles mostly on the abdominal muscles of adults

The human brain is a lot larger than most other mammalian brains due to the growth of what brain section?

  • medulla
  • cerebellum
  • cerebral cortex

What are the three basic parts of a neuron?

  • cell body, axon, dendrite
  • membrane, ion, nociceptor
  • receptor, synapse, reflex pathway

What is the most common blood type?

  • AB+
  • B-
  • O+

At birth, how many bones do you have?

  • 350
  • 206
  • 411

How much saliva does an average person produce in a lifetime?

  • 250,000 quarts
  • 200,000 quarts
  • 25,000 quarts

Which of the following is NOT a type of stem cell?

  • umbilical stem cells
  • fetal stem cells
  • fat stem cells

Why does your nose run when you are crying?

  • The pressure that releases tears also releases mucus in the nasal cavity.
  • Tear ducts drain into the back of the nose.
  • The nasal cavity receives the same signal from the brain as the tear duct to begin crying.

How many hair follicles are on the average human head?

  • 100,000
  • 220,000
  • 75,000

How many muscles control your eyeballs?

  • seven
  • four
  • six

What is the Adam’s apple?

  • a biblical reference to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
  • protruding thyroid cartilage on the larynx
  • a noticeable mass of tissue that is used for digesting food

If we were to stretch out the blood vessels from end to end, how many miles will blood travel?

  • 6,000 miles (9,656 kilometers)
  • 60,000 miles (96,561 kilometers)
  • 600,000 miles (965,606 kilometers)

Where is your heart really located?

  • left side of the chest
  • middle of the chest, slightly to the left
  • middle of the chest, slightly to the right

What is the average thickness of human skin?

  • .2 mm
  • 2 mm
  • 12 mm