Test Your Knowledge: Your Skeleton Quiz
Bones are the best support system you'll ever have. How much do you know about your skeletal system?
Babies are born with how many bones?
- about 200
- about 300
- about 400
"Wormian bones" are sometimes found where?
- in the feet
- in the skull
- in worms
How many bones are in the adult human body?
In addition to motor vehicle accidents, what causes most fractures of the jawbone?
In addition to calcium, what vitamin can help ward off osteoporosis, a disease that causes a weakening of the bones?
- vitamin E
- vitamin B
- vitamin D
Which bone do humans most often break?
Bones gain density until about what age?
What is the tailbone's scientific name?
- occipital bone
True or False: Including the wrist, the human hand contains 28 bones.
How many people are born with an extra rib?
- 1 in 100
- 1 in 500
- 1 in 1,000
What is ossification?
- the early onset of arthritis
- the process of cartilage turning into bone
- the loss of bone density
What is the strongest bone in the human body?
Scoliosis affects which part of the skeletal system?
- the jaw
- the spine
- the fingers
What is the Phenice method used for?
- to identity the sex of skeletal remains
- to pinpoint the age of a buried skeleton
- to repair bones shattered by sharp impacts
Where is the shortest bone in the human body?
- the ear
- the toe
- the finger
The scapula connects the humerus to which bone?
Which bone do children most often break?
How many bones are in the human rib cage?
To which process does haematopoiesis refer?
- production of nerve cells
- creation of blood vessels
- formation of blood chemicals
What does the word "incus" mean in Latin?
Collagen imparts which characteristic to bones?
- adds red cell production
What body part slides out of place during a patellar dislocation?
How far do the joints in the human skull shift to absorb hard blows?
- They don't normally shift.
- about 0.5 mm
- about 1 mm
Sesamoid bones are a type of bone found where?
- inside the skull
- inside rib cartilage
- inside muscles
What does the sternum resemble?
- a necktie
- a soda can
- a piano keyboard
Where is the hyoid located?
- in the throat
- in the ear
- in the foot
If you damage your vomer, you'll have a problem with which body part?
- your head
- your torso
- your foot
How many teeth are in the adult mouth?
You'll find the xiphoid process in which area?
How many pieces make up the front bone of the skull?