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Have you already learned something new about yourself today? If not, this category is a good place to do so, because you'll find all kinds of facts about the biological basis of human life.
75 quizzes and 780 trivia questions.
1.
  Match the Human Body Part With Its Description   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the word in the right-hand column with its definition in the left-hand column. All the words are nouns.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, Apr 03 24
Average
Billkozy
Apr 03 24
383 plays
2.
  10 Body Parts with 3 Letter Names   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quick! How many body parts can you think of that have three-letter names? If you can't name ten, this quiz may help.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Aug 19 23
Very Easy
jcpetersen
Aug 19 23
12378 plays
3.
  Square Pegs and Round Holes   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 15 Qns
You can't fit a square peg into a round hole, so sort these body parts into the correct classification.
Easier, 15 Qns, leith90, Oct 30 22
Easier
leith90 gold member
Oct 30 22
763 plays
4.
That Doesnt Look Like Me
  That Doesn't Look Like Me!   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Various parts of our bodies have names that are also other things we know in the world. Can you figure out what body parts these are with their visual homonymic counterparts?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, reedy, Jul 15 20
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8
Very Easy
reedy gold member
Jul 15 20
1705 plays
5.
  Anatomy Alphabet   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Can you work you way through this alphabet of human anatomy?
Average, 25 Qns, bcisme, Mar 07 24
Average
bcisme
Mar 07 24
17737 plays
6.
  Human Body Basics Part II   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The second of the series, facts about the body you may find interesting.
Average, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Apr 07 22
Average
jstagamtome
Apr 07 22
15752 plays
7.
  Among the Living   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Among the living, you will find that body parts are organised into systems, groups that work together for some purpose. Match each organ to a human body system of which it is a part.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 11 17
Very Easy
looney_tunes editor
2413 plays
8.
  Medical Names For Body Parts   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the body part to its medical name?
Easier, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Jan 28 17
Easier
ClarkyB
2245 plays
9.
  Anatomy Terms Beginning with "A"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
All the human anatomy related terms in this quiz begin with the letter A.
Average, 15 Qns, Morrigan716, Nov 02 09
Average
Morrigan716 gold member
15565 plays
10.
  Kissing, Oozing, Flowing and Leaking   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The human body produces, emits, oozes, leaks and expels an amazing array of essential bodily fluids.
Easier, 10 Qns, Godwit, Feb 26 15
Easier
Godwit gold member
2950 plays
trivia question Quick Question
E: This is a flap of cartilage that prevents food from entering the windpipe.

From Quiz "Anatomy Alphabet"




11.
  9 for 10 - the Human Body   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Correctly identify the human body parts in questions one to nine and the initial letters will spell out, in order, the answer to question ten!
Easier, 10 Qns, Dizart, Oct 31 14
Easier
Dizart gold member
5516 plays
12.
  Human Anatomy and Physiology   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, ckc25, Oct 20 12
Average
ckc25
8706 plays
13.
  Snot Running Down His Nose   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's get gross! The bad boys (and girl) of Team Kaffeeklatsch invite you to grab a box of tissues and join us as we foray into the goop that dare not speak its name. What's your favorite bodily fluid? Thanks to zombipi for the Author Challenge.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, May 11 17
Easier
shorthumbz gold member
2612 plays
14.
  Double Systems   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about body parts that are part of two organ systems. This quiz does not include the muscular system because many organs of the body are made of muscle.
Easier, 10 Qns, body4me, Oct 19 13
Easier
body4me
6358 plays
15.
  The Body Human   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is just a quick trip around the human body. Do you know where these body parts are located? Let's find out how well you know yourself!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 24 15
Average
dcpddc478
4255 plays
16.
  Where Am I?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the body parts to their correct locations.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, May 29 17
Easier
nyirene330
1583 plays
17.
  Human Anatomy   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A very hard human anatomy quiz, unless you study anatomy, good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, chickenkev, Jun 04 12
Difficult
chickenkev
14140 plays
18.
  Human Body Basics Part I   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about your body and how it works? This quiz is a sampling of facts about our bodies.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Jul 28 18
Tough
jstagamtome
Jul 28 18
12936 plays
19.
  Heal the Organ   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heal the organs from their inflictions! Use the clues to find out which organ of the body is being spoken about.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Saleo, Aug 23 17
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Very Easy
Saleo
Aug 23 17
4096 plays
20.
  Human Science   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some assorted questions on the Human Condition
Average, 10 Qns, awkins, Sep 06 22
Average
awkins
Sep 06 22
12585 plays
21.
  Medical Name Match    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
For this quiz, match the medical names for body parts with the names that are typically used by non-medical folks. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Dec 03 21
Easier
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Dec 03 21
651 plays
22.
  The Musculoskeletal System    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the musculoskeletal system?
Average, 10 Qns, Morrigan716, Sep 11 19
Average
Morrigan716 gold member
Sep 11 19
11585 plays
23.
  My Body is a Wonderland   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My body is a wonderland, but I don't always understand, what's going on, what might be wrong, so can you please give me a hand?
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Jan 28 17
Average
beergirllaura
2235 plays
24.
  Quiz and Crossword Combo #2: Body Parts   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The outer structures and internal organs of the human body have simple names that cover complex interconnected systems. Let's look at some innocuous body parts. Alternatively take the crossword of the same name to give you some clues.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jun 23 19
Average
1nn1 gold member
Jun 23 19
514 plays
25.
  Arduous Anatomy   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hey, this quiz tackles anatomy at a university level so it's no walk in the park! This just means it's a challenge so by all means, have a crack at it! Feedback would be appreciated!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, reece22345, Jul 19 18
Very Difficult
reece22345
Jul 19 18
7371 plays
26.
  They Gave Their Names to Body Parts   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the description of the parts of the human body to the scientist, doctor or other person for whom each body part is named.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Jan 16 19
Average
spanishliz editor
Jan 16 19
389 plays
27.
  Human Tissue Types I: Epithelial Tissue   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Part 1 of my Human Tissue Types series. Epithelial tissue is found throughout the body in various forms - take this quiz to see how much you know about it. At least high school Bio is recommended. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, reeshy, Apr 13 22
Tough
reeshy gold member
Apr 13 22
2804 plays
28.
  Body System Selection   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I've given you ten parts of the human body and all you need to do is match them with the bodily system they belong to.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Apr 16 18
Average
Midget40 gold member
Apr 16 18
560 plays
29.
  Big Words for Body Stuff    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the technical terms to the correct definitions.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jun 09 18
Easier
nyirene330
Jun 09 18
774 plays
30.
Medschool Anatomy
  Medschool Anatomy    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a quiz which tests on your knowledge on human anatomy.
Average, 10 Qns, Saleo, Aug 07 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
Saleo
Aug 07 20
338 plays
31.
  Anatomical Eponyms   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your anatomy? This quiz is about anatomical terms which are named after people. I hope you enjoy this and learn something along the way!
Tough, 10 Qns, colliwobbles, Apr 18 23
Tough
colliwobbles
Apr 18 23
5016 plays
32.
  Anatomy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a relatively straightforward quiz if you learn anatomy, otherwise, you can always guess :P
Tough, 10 Qns, Jeniku, Mar 17 23
Tough
Jeniku
Mar 17 23
11387 plays
33.
  Human Body Terminology   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your human body terminology? Each question either lists a definition to a term or asks you to determine an alternate name for the term that is listed.
Tough, 10 Qns, andromaster, Apr 18 23
Tough
andromaster
Apr 18 23
5782 plays
34.
  Substances of the Human Body   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A test of your knowledge of the substances which control the human body.
Tough, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jun 22 13
Tough
doublemm gold member
3995 plays
35.
  Bye or Cell    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
There are many different types of cell in the human body. For this quiz, list the human cell type from the ones that are the most numerous down to the ones that are the least numerous. Note that this quiz relies on a percentage cell count.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Nov 24 22
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Nov 24 22
272 plays
36.
  How well do you know your organs?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Well... the title explains it all. Identify the organs of the human body according to the data given in the question, as you take a tour of the body!
Average, 10 Qns, kireeti, Apr 24 14
Average
kireeti
1765 plays
37.
  Body Language   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
So you still haven't figured out where all those body parts are yet? Play this quiz so that you can match the clues to that elusive piece of the human anatomy.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Aug 18 16
Average
Plodd
601 plays
38.
  So Little Time   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One minute really isn't very much time at all, but what your body can do in just sixty seconds is quite amazing. Take a minute to take this quiz and find out what else you were doing at the same time!
Tough, 10 Qns, bucknallbabe, Aug 01 19
Tough
bucknallbabe gold member
Aug 01 19
1894 plays
39.
  My Left Foot   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We rely on our feet. Without them we can't walk, stand up, balance. So, some questions about your left foot (applies to your right one as well).
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 06 23
Average
Christinap
Feb 06 23
1294 plays
40.
  I've Got You Under My Skin   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz for romeomikegolf's "A (non) Musical Challenge". This quiz will take you on a journey of the human body, focusing on the skin and anything under it.
Average, 10 Qns, evil44, Oct 19 13
Average
evil44
1895 plays
41.
  Human Tissue Types II: Connective Tissue   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Part 2 of my series on Human Tissue Types. Connective tissue is the most abundant tissue type in the body - see how much you know about it! At least high school Bio recommended. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, reeshy, Apr 15 10
Tough
reeshy gold member
1243 plays
42.
  The Body Beautiful   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixed quiz on the human body to see whether you are a superior muscle or whether you make a gluteus maximus of yourself.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, May 15 18
Average
480154st gold member
May 15 18
511 plays
43.
  Human Body Basics Part III   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People are interested in facts about the human "machine" these days, and I will try to make this third quiz worthwhile.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, May 20 21
Tough
jstagamtome
May 20 21
6752 plays
44.
  What Did You Say? - The Larynx    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about the complex structure that is the larynx and some things that can go wrong. This is based on a lecture given as part of my third year Anatomy degree, so may be quite in depth for the average player. I hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 10 Qns, reeshy, Apr 17 22
Tough
reeshy gold member
Apr 17 22
603 plays
45.
  Anatomy 1 to 10   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about human anatomy. I made it a bit more fun and challenging at the same time. Just take this challenge and find out.
Difficult, 10 Qns, AlvarezMD, Aug 16 16
Difficult
AlvarezMD
2920 plays
46.
  Body Parts Mix-Up    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Marty allowed his body parts to attend a midnight party. The party is over but they are all inebriated and cannot recall their correct function or location in his body. Can you help them out?
Average, 10 Qns, Verne47, Apr 15 20
Average
Verne47
Apr 15 20
782 plays
47.
  Every Body Neglects Me   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are some very neglected body parts out there. How often do you really think about the less obvious bits of your body? Time for a quiz on them...
Average, 10 Qns, suzidunc, Dec 30 22
Average
suzidunc
Dec 30 22
836 plays
48.
  Humans!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We humans are really cool. See how good you are at anatomy.
Average, 10 Qns, happy1234512, Jul 26 14
Average
happy1234512
888 plays
49.
  Under Cover    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the outer coverings of organs and structures within the body. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, yency, Mar 11 21
Average
yency
Mar 11 21
1658 plays
50.
  Human Body Basics Part VI   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The sixth edition of the quiz. I have attempted to make this one a little less difficult than the last several of the series, but hopefully equally informative.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Oct 19 13
Tough
jstagamtome
2951 plays
51.
  Get Your Phalange Out Of My Mediastinum!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Learning the correct anatomical terms for the body is often compared to learning a new language. Many words stem from Greek and Latin roots and it can be difficult for a new student to develop his/her vocabulary. How would you do?
Average, 10 Qns, Alexsmom1103, Jan 22 16
Average
Alexsmom1103 gold member
428 plays
52.
  My Life So Far    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our journey through life is marked by various biological and behavioural changes.
Average, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jul 24 20
Average
StarStruck60
Jul 24 20
1488 plays
53.
  A Journey Through the Human Body    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The human body is an incredible machine. Let's take a peek inside and see how things work.
Tough, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jun 19 15
Tough
nmerr gold member
801 plays
54.
  Anatomy of the Human Head    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pretty self-explanatory, good luck!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, chickenkev, Oct 02 02
Very Difficult
chickenkev
5588 plays
55.
  Human Biology    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some fairly basic human biology questions.
Average, 10 Qns, tritran5555, Jan 20 14
Average
tritran5555
1622 plays
56.
  SYSTEM-atic Biology   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about the various organ-systems within the human body, including circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory and nervous. Questions are three per system, and are scrambled. There is also one question on an extra system.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Rossell, Jul 25 23
Difficult
Rossell
Jul 25 23
4099 plays
57.
  I Need a Hand    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When an upper limb has been amputated, one of the options is to procure and learn to use a prosthesis. Here are a few questions on upper limb prostheses. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Aug 06 19
Average
mlcmlc gold member
Aug 06 19
719 plays
58.
  Zany Things to Do With Your Body    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Zany can be fun, eccentric, bizarre or even downright dangerous! Here are a few examples for your quizzing pleasure.
Average, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Sep 01 14
Average
sally0malley gold member
501 plays
59.
  Oh, The Human Anatomy!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am using this quiz on basic human anatomy to learn something about the topic myself. I share my findings with you and hope that you find this quiz the right level of difficulty.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Apr 10 23
Average
bernie73 gold member
Apr 10 23
601 plays
60.
  Human Body Basics Part IV   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The fourth installment of basic human body facts, hopefully to educate and entertain.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Mar 13 09
Difficult
jstagamtome
2705 plays
61.
  Human Body Basics Part VIII   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Version #8; This series focuses on the normal structure and function of the body, and attempts to inform and entertain.
Tough, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Sep 27 18
Tough
jstagamtome
Sep 27 18
2322 plays
62.
  ENT Surgery and Anatomy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of ear, nose, and throat surgery and anatomy. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, ShadowKitty29, Aug 09 12
Average
ShadowKitty29
4873 plays
63.
  Featuring the Amazing Human Body    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some neat trivia facts on the amazing human body. Some of my references are from the National Geographic Society book "Incredible Voyage".
Difficult, 10 Qns, Catamount, Feb 07 09
Difficult
Catamount
4835 plays
64.
  General Human Anatomy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This test deals with general gross structural biology of the human body. Enjoy answering! Good luck! :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, AlvarezMD, May 03 11
Difficult
AlvarezMD
1177 plays
65.
  Don't Know Much About Anatomy....   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fun, but possibly challenging, facts about human anatomy for those of us who have never studied it, but wish we had.
Difficult, 10 Qns, russalka, Feb 25 15
Difficult
russalka
631 plays
66.
  Think Science    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi! A tough one on the human body... This is my first quiz so I hope you have fun doing it! Please rate it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, vids, Sep 21 04
Difficult
vids
4217 plays
67.
  Whose Body is it Anyway?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many body parts are named after the people who first discovered, identified, or explored them. See if you know where each of the following body parts are located.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Tchochkekop, Nov 07 09
Difficult
Tchochkekop
1284 plays
68.
  Human Body Basics Part VII   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Installment #7 of the quiz. It is designed for individuals with some background in biological science, but hopefully can be informative for those with a curiosity streak.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Apr 16 09
Difficult
jstagamtome
1802 plays
69.
  Name That System!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Given a particular cell or disease, your job is to name which body system it belongs to.
Difficult, 10 Qns, andromaster, Oct 14 10
Difficult
andromaster
2920 plays
70.
  Human Body Basics Part IX    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The ninth installment of the quiz on the structure and function of the human body.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Jun 16 09
Difficult
jstagamtome
1952 plays
71.
  Histology is not Fun!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Histology is terrible to learn, but it is the basic structure of the body; therefore, it does provide insight to all types of health concerns. Histology is the study of human tissues. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, dangrr, Feb 01 09
Tough
dangrr
1600 plays
72.
  Human Body Basics Part V    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The workings of the human body never cease to interest some and fascinate others. The fifth installment of the quiz.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, jstagamtome, Aug 16 16
Very Difficult
jstagamtome
2123 plays
73.
  Three Letter Body Parts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are ten body parts that contain only three letters. These ten questions takes a look at those ten body parts.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Apr 18 19
Average
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Apr 18 19
901 plays
74.
  Eponymous Anatomical Terms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A short test of knowledge of the common terms for these eponyms in anatomy.
Tough, 10 Qns, Ate_May, Sep 25 18
Tough
Ate_May
Sep 25 18
900 plays
75.
  Know Your Feet!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A range of questions dealing with your ailing dogs.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, MoonPod, Oct 02 02
Very Difficult
MoonPod
2713 plays
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Mixed Human Body Trivia Questions

1. The vertebrae, collectively, make up a more complex structure, which is called what?

From Quiz
Quiz and Crossword Combo #2: Body Parts

Answer: Spine

There are thirty-three vertebrae in a human's vertebral column. The upper twenty-four articulate and each have inter-vertebral discs between these bones, but the lower nine are fused in adults (five in the sacrum and four in the coccyx). The spine is divided into regions called the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum and coccyx. There are seven cervical vertebrae, twelve thoracic vertebrae and five lumbar vertebrae. The number of these in the cervical region is only rarely different in mammals, with the exceptions being the two sloth genera and the manatee genus. All other mammals have seven cervical vertebrae, even the giraffe but those seven vertebrae are very tall - up to 25cm. In other vertebrates, the number of cervical vertebrae can range from one cervical vertebra in amphibians, to 25 in swans. With lower articulating vertebrae, those attached to the ribs are called thoracic vertebrae, while those without ribs attached, are called lumbar vertebrae.

2. Which muscle is commonly called the kissing muscle?

From Quiz The Body Beautiful

Answer: Orbicularis Oris

The orbicularis oris is a group of muscles that encircles the mouth and is used to pucker the lips, hence the nickname. Strong examples of this muscle are found in musicians whose instrument involves creating a tight seal, such as oboe players and saxophonists. The stapedius is the smallest muscle in the body, supporting the smallest bone in the body, the stapes in the middle ear, while the sartorius is the longest muscle in the body, running from the hip bone to the knee bone. The superior rectus is a muscle that attaches to the top of the eye allowing it to move upward.

3. Snot is a by-product of the mucous membrane primarily located in what part of the body?

From Quiz Snot Running Down His Nose

Answer: Nasal passages

What we call "snot" colloquially is dried nasal mucus, produced by the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory system (the nasal passages). This mucus serves the function of keeping the passages lubricated; warming inhaled air; and trapping dust, pollen, pollutants, and bacteria so that they can be passed from the body by sneezing. When the mucus thickens or dries, it often takes the form we refer to as "snot."

4. Most of the cells in the human body can only be seen with a microscope. Which cell, however, is visible (if barely) to the human eye?

From Quiz Oh, The Human Anatomy!

Answer: Ova (Egg cell)

The ova, or egg cell, carries the genetic information for the female. All of a females ova are present in the ovaries at birth, although they are not yet mature. The ova is visible although still very small at about one-tenth of a millimeter. That is about the size of one of the periods in this answer.

5. It all begins with the brain. The frontal lobes are having a big row with the occipital lobes since they imagine that they should have the brain's visual processing system. What are the frontal lobes really responsible for?

From Quiz Body Parts Mix-Up

Answer: problem solving, judgement and motor function

The brain is one of the body's most vital and complex organs. It has several specialized areas that function together. The occipital lobes are correct in their belief that they should operate the brain's visual processing system. The frontal lobes are clearly out of line as they should get on with their job of problem solving, judgement and motor function. Sensation, handwriting and body position are handled by the parietal lobes, and memory and hearing by the temporal lobes. It is in the brain stem, lying between the spinal cord and the rest of the brain, that functions such as breathing and sleep are controlled.

6. Unless it starts to hurt, nobody ever seems to think about the small sac-shaped organ which holds bile from the liver before it is released into their intestine. What is this poor, neglected body part?

From Quiz Every Body Neglects Me

Answer: Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a useful little organ which stores bile made by the liver until a person eats food that contains fat. When the food containing fat enters the digestive tract, the gallbladder contracts and releases its contents into the intestine. The bile then emulsifies fats, allowing them to be absorbed by the body more easily.

7. Human bodies are primarily made up of which vital fluid?

From Quiz Kissing, Oozing, Flowing and Leaking

Answer: Water

The human body is about fifty to seventy-five percent water, depending on a person's age, gender, health and hydration. Infants for instance are made up of about 75% to 78% water (as any parent can attest). By age one the percentage is closer to sixty-five. Males average about 60%, and women 55% because they have more curves (fatty tissue), and curves contain less water than lean tissue. When humans are thirsty they have lost two to three per cent of their total water. The human cell is 90% water. Water is essential to take in and process food, cushion joints, carry oxygen and nutrients to and from cells, and flush waste. We can survive only about three days, on average, without it.

8. The stomach produces acids that could digest it. Why doesn't this happen?

From Quiz Don't Know Much About Anatomy....

Answer: It rebuilds faster than it is destroyed

Gastric acids could digest the cells of the stomach's lining quite efficiently, but the stomach can rebuild them faster. An average adult rebuilds a new stomach lining every three days.

9. The muscle called the masseter is found in which part of the body?

From Quiz Humans!

Answer: mouth

To eat food, we must chew before swallowing to prevent choking. The masseter helps us do this. The shape of the masseter is like the shape of a parallelogram. The superficial and deep portions are the two definite parts or sections of the masseter.

10. What name is given to the outermost layer of the skin?

From Quiz 9 for 10 - the Human Body

Answer: Epidermis

The Epidermis is the outermost layer of human skin, and provides a barrier against pathogens entering the body, as well as regulating the amount of water excreted by the body.

11. I've been told I don't look that bad, The worst compliment this woman's had! My zygomatic bones, Look like Tommy Lee Jones'! So, which facial part makes me feel sad?

From Quiz My Body is a Wonderland

Answer: cheekbone

Forming the prominence of the cheek, and along with the maxilla and palatine bone, providing the base (floor) for the orbit, the zygomatic bones are part of the zygomatic process. Also called the malar bone, zygomatic is a derivation of the Greek word for 'yoke'. 'High" cheekbones, those that are located higher on the face, are considered a hallmark of beauty in many cultures. So much so, that malar implants may be used to enhance a person's facial structure. Cheek augmentation can also be achieved through injections.

12. What is the correct name for your big toe?

From Quiz My Left Foot

Answer: Hallux

Hallux, meaning great or big toe, is the name for your big toe. Although it is called big toe it is not necessarily the longest toe on your foot. The second toe is longer on people with a certain gene. Birds also have a hallux, and with them it is the backwards facing claw that allows them to grip on branches and perches. Pollex is the thumb. Phalanges is the name for the bones of the feet. Tetrapod is the name for four-limbed vertebrates.

13. Where on your body would you find your philtrum?

From Quiz The Body Human

Answer: Under your nose

Your philtrum is that medial depression that lies under your nose and runs to your upper lip. It is a vestigial feature that originally helped moisture run from the mouth to the nose pad. A wet nose pad catches more dust and dirt than a dry nose pad. The philtrum can be seen on most mammals as an indentation between the nostrils and still serves its original function.

14. Which organ in the body is associated with peptic ulcer and gastritis?

From Quiz Heal the Organ

Answer: Stomach

The stomach is a part of the digestive system of the body. This organ produces acid to aid in digestion. The increase in acid levels may lead to a complication called peptic ulcer. Gastritis is the inflammation of the stomach.

15. The heart is the size of a fist and consists of four chambers, the two atria and the two ventricles. Which chamber pumps blood throughout the body?

From Quiz Human Biology

Answer: The left ventricle

The left ventricle is the largest chamber because it has to pump blood throughout the whole body. The right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs only, then back to the heart. The two atria receive blood.

16. The amputation site must have time to heal before the fabrication of a prosthetic limb can begin. How much time is generally proscribed for the healing?

From Quiz I Need a Hand

Answer: several weeks

If possible, measuring and sizing of the prosthetic begins before the limb is amputated. Once the limb is amputated, the site must heal and the swelling subside before the prosthesis is fitted. The type of fitting is defined by both the amputation needed and the functionality expected from the prosthesis.

17. A skeletal muscle is any muscle found in the human body that moves voluntarily. Voluntary contraction of a skeletal muscle is achieved upon the will of a person. Which skeletal muscle in the human body is an exception to this?

From Quiz General Human Anatomy

Answer: stapedius (muscle found in the middle ear)

The stapedius muscle is a small muscle attached to stapes (a bone found within the middle ear). Stapedius was categorized to be a skeletal muscle because it is striated and is found attached to a bone. Despite its classification as a skeletal muscle, it moves involuntarily. It only contracts when there is too much vibration by the ossicles (bones of the ear) caused by a very loud sound. It functions to dampen or lessen the volume of the sound so that the inner ear would not get destroyed.

18. ONE! What is this ONE structure that is attached to the cecum of the large intestine?

From Quiz Anatomy 1 to 10

Answer: vermiform appendix

The vermiform appendix is believed to be a vestigial (no longer functional) organ in the human intestinal tract. Scientists believe that the appendix was used by primates before to digest plant materials such as leaves in their diet.

19. The "Adam's apple" that is seen predominantly on the neck of males is called the laryngeal prominence. Which cartilage of the larynx is it a part of?

From Quiz What Did You Say? - The Larynx

Answer: Thyroid

The thyroid cartilage has a complex shape. It consists of two side plates called laminae that fuse in the front center of the cartilage to form the Adam's apple, which can also be called the "pomus Adamus". This angle of fusion between the two laminae varies between genders: in males, it is about 90 degrees, and 120 degrees in the female. This is why you see a more prominent bulge in the necks of males. The hyoid is actually a bone and not a cartilage.

20. When I was born my eyesight was not fully developed. Although I could see colour there was one I could not recognise. What was it?

From Quiz My Life So Far

Answer: Blue

Babies see in colour from birth. At first only strong primary colours cause any reaction, although for some reason this does not include blue. As the eyesight improves and focuses strong shades of colour and highly defined patterns are recognised. Full vision as an adult would understand it is fully developed by around a year old.

21. Which P is the outer lining of the lungs?

From Quiz Under Cover

Answer: Pleura

The pleura, being a serous membrane, has two layers. The inner or visceral layer covers the lungs. The outer or parietal layer lines the inner chest wall. Between these two layers is a space referred to as the pleural cavity. This cavity contains a small amount of pleural fluid which facilitates smooth, gliding movement of the lungs during breathing. Peritoneum lines the abdominal wall. Periosteun covers bones. Placenta is another name for the afterbirth, which provides oxygen and nutrients for the fetus while in utero.

22. Where is the bundle of His?

From Quiz Whose Body is it Anyway?

Answer: Heart

The Bundle of His (pronounced hiss) is a nerve bundle that carries electrical signals from the AV node ("pacer") to the apex of the heart so that the heart muscle can contract upwards. Wilhelm His, Jr. was a Swiss anatomist and cardiologist.

23. What are the semicircular canals?

From Quiz Human Body Basics Part IX

Answer: inner ear structures concerned with balance and proprioception (sense of position)

Fluid shifts in these canals with changes in position and move little hairs in the structure, similar to ocean currents causing sea anemones to drift. The movement of the hairs sends nerve impules signaling a change in orientation or position.

24. Transitional epithelium is a type of cell which changes shape based on the needs of the organ. Which organ is the only one listed which contains this type of cell lining?

From Quiz Human Body Basics Part VIII

Answer: bladder

The cells are rounded or cuboidal in an empty bladder and flatten out when the bladder stretches.

25. What is a horseshoe kidney?

From Quiz Human Body Basics Part VI

Answer: A fully functional kidney that resulted from the fusion of the kidneys during development

The incidence of horseshoe kidney is between 1 in 400-800 live births, with the preponderance of the data suggesting it is closer to 1 in 400.

26. What is the primary function of the colon?

From Quiz Human Body Basics Part IV

Answer: to reabsorb water from the intestines

Although the colon absorbs some minerals and vitamins, the primary function is to absorb all but 200 milliliters of the 1500 milliliters of water that enters it on an average day.

27. The tongue is part of the digestive system. What other system is it part of?

From Quiz Double Systems

Answer: the sensory system

The tongue is the only muscle of the human body attached at only one end. The scientific name of the tongue is the "glossa." The tongue is a part of the digestive system because it pushes food to the back of the throat. The tongue is a part of the sensory system because it senses taste.

28. In the male testes, there are cells that are nicknamed, "nurse cells." What are these cells really called?

From Quiz Human Body Terminology

Answer: Sertoli cells

Sertoli cells are named nurse cells since they protect the sperm and help them mature.

29. What system does verucca vulgaris occur in?

From Quiz Name That System!

Answer: integumentary system

Verucca vulgaris is the fancy name for a wart.

30. After strenuous cardiovascular exercise, which part of the nervous system is responsible for slowing down heart rate?

From Quiz SYSTEM-atic Biology

Answer: Parasympathetic nervous system

The parasympathetic nervous system has effects on the body opposite to the sympathetic nervous system, which prepares the body for action after being stimulated by the hormone adrenaline.

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