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'Your shoulder bone connected to your neck bone' as the gospel song tells us. If you know how the bones of the human skeleton are joined, the quizzes here should let you prove it. Or not, as the case may be.
41 Skeletal System quizzes and 447 Skeletal System trivia questions.
  Dem Bones   top quiz  
Collection Quiz
 12 Qns
How well do you know your skeleton?
Easier, 12 Qns, mazza47, Feb 20 24
mazza47 gold member
Feb 20 24
581 plays
  Pick A Bone   great trivia quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
There are over 200 bones in the human skeleton but don't worry - this quiz just asks you to locate ten of them.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Stoaty, Jul 04 23
Very Easy
Stoaty gold member
Jul 04 23
2262 plays
  Size Up the Skeleton    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Sort Those Bones by Length!
There are 206 bones in the human skeleton. Can you rank the top ten largest?
Tough, 10 Qns, wellenbrecher, Aug 26 23
wellenbrecher gold member
Aug 26 23
375 plays
  Them Bones, Them Bones   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Here is a quiz about the anatomical names for the bones in the human body. All are multiple choice questions. Feedback welcome. (Note: MD's please forgive any inadvertent esoteric inaccuracies!)
Easier, 20 Qns, Pat6789, Dec 29 15
29378 plays
  Medical Meanings: Names of Bones   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever wondered "Why did they call it THAT?"? This quiz explores the meanings behind the names of some of the 206 bones which make up your skeleton.
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Feb 05 07
MotherGoose editor
16352 plays
Dem Bones Dem Dry Bones
  Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Let's sing along with a traditional American spiritual often used to teach about some of the major bones that comprise the human skeleton.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 19 24
looney_tunes editor
Apr 19 24
2771 plays
Bones  Without Them Youd be a Puddle
  Bones - Without Them, You'd be a Puddle   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There are 206 bones in a adult human body. They provide protection, blood cell production, transmission of sound, and without them you'd be a puddle on the ground as your bones give your body its structure and mobility.
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Mar 17 23
Tizzabelle gold member
Mar 17 23
1752 plays
  Bones of Contention editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Label Quiz
 15 Qns
Is this going to be a problem? Do you have a bone to pick with me? All you have to do to prove that you are right is to correctly label this skeletal diagram; no bones about it!
Easier, 15 Qns, reedy, Jan 16 22
reedy gold member
Jan 16 22
688 plays
As Dry as a Bone
  As Dry as a Bone   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There's nothing funny about the human body. In fact, this here is a no-nonsense look at the different components of the skeleton. No bones about it.
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, May 30 13
kyleisalive editor
1593 plays
  Bones With Amnesia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
A bone in the human body will describe itself to you and you must choose which bone is being described.
Very Easy, 20 Qns, pennie1478, Mar 24 19
Very Easy
pennie1478 gold member
Mar 24 19
3495 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is the medical abbreviation for the skull?

From Quiz "Human Health Medical Terms: Skeletal System"

  Bones of The Human Body!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with some of the lesser known bones as well as the popular ones!
Average, 10 Qns, nikkibabe, Sep 08 22
Sep 08 22
13872 plays
  Bone Trivia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of the osseous tissue in your body--the bones!
Average, 10 Qns, sweetypie45, Mar 17 19
Mar 17 19
9835 plays
  Grin and Bare It   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The teeth are considered to be part of the skeletal system, even though they are not bones! See if you can match the following dental dilemmas to their descriptions.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 21 18
Very Easy
ponycargirl editor
Jan 21 18
1838 plays
  No Bones About It   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the bones with the body part they belong to? Sounds pretty simple, but some may have more than one match so be careful. Enjoy the quiz!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, linkan, Jul 19 19
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
linkan gold member
Jul 19 19
858 plays
  Nice Bones in a Joint Like This   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the human skeletal system, joints are where to go if you're looking for action where bones and their friends get together and dance, lift a glass, etc. So what's a nice bone like you doing in a joint like this?
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Dec 15 12
nannywoo gold member
1532 plays
  Match the Bone   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I'll give you the name of a bone. All you need to do is match it with the part of the body in which it's located, or the bone system of which it forms a part.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 14 16
rossian editor
1678 plays
  Bones of the Human Body   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about bones of the human body. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, raidersruleall, May 24 09
8077 plays
  Your Skeletal System   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Your skeleton and your skeletal system is a great thing. So how much do you know about this system of yours?
Easier, 15 Qns, foil7, Sep 07 19
Sep 07 19
1740 plays
  Name That Bone   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The human skeleton functions as a frame for the body. This is a general quiz over different bones in the body.
Easier, 10 Qns, cfinkenbine, Aug 30 22
Aug 30 22
2290 plays
  Connect the Bones   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the bones on the right with the area of the body in which they're located?
Easier, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Aug 22 17
PDAZ gold member
Aug 22 17
790 plays
  Oh, the Iron Knee   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We take our knees for granted until something goes wrong and they impact on everything we do, from something simple such as standing to a range of motions that include walking and running. Here are some of the things that can go wrong.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 20 15
pollucci19 gold member
650 plays
  Bones, Bones and More Bones   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about bones in various parts of the human body. Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, SionnachIrl, Feb 03 15
6957 plays
  Rollin' Dem Bones    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Simply match the bone to the part of the body in which it is found.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 30 19
480154st gold member
Jan 30 19
601 plays
  Our Detailed Skull and Facial Bones   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all have many bones and processes (bumps) on our skull and face. Test your knowledge to see what you know, and what you'll learn!
Average, 10 Qns, shelley19, Mar 17 23
Mar 17 23
5183 plays
  Dead-Heads   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Skulls are fascinating pieces of the skeleton. They might be scary, but as a part of the human body, you can't live without 'em!
Easier, 10 Qns, merylfederman, May 22 15
merylfederman gold member
1385 plays
  Foot Fetish?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is no way that I have a foot fetish! In fact, I think feet are creepy, but making up a quiz about feet turned out to be quite interesting. I hope you have a hopping good time playing this quiz! :)
Average, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Apr 23 09
funnytrivianna gold member
2205 plays
  It's All About Bones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz tests your general knowledge of the bones in the human body. You will need to know basic terminology used to describe location, direction and position of the body structures. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, lauren26, Jan 12 17
9307 plays
  Anatomy of a Bone   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There is significantly more to a bone that meets the eye, with every lump and bump uniquely identified and named. Can you match these parts of a bone to their definitions?
Average, 10 Qns, pagea, Mar 02 18
Mar 02 18
221 plays
  Cartilage and Bone - The Facts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A broad quiz all about our cartilage and bone. Go on - how much do YOU know?
Tough, 10 Qns, iloveruby, Oct 27 11
4205 plays
  Human Health Medical Terms: Skeletal System   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are some of the questions that came up during my medical terminology class in college. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, CoachLamb, Jun 12 15
CoachLamb gold member
577 plays
  Head Over Heels   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With 206 bones in the human body, it's important to keep things in the right order. Here are a few questions on your body's bones, from your head to your heels.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Mar 17 23
reedy gold member
Mar 17 23
862 plays
  All About Knees    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our knees play a vital role in our daily lives. How much do you know about them? The following questions have all been created by fellow Bees Knees members. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, AW3404, Mar 17 23
Mar 17 23
2538 plays
  Bones Are Our Levers And Pulleys    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our bones help to support, protect and move us. How well do you know them?
Average, 10 Qns, soozy_woozy, Mar 17 23
Mar 17 23
4711 plays
  Shouldering the Burden - a Quiz about Shoulders   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the human body so it should make a good subject for a quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, invinoveritas, Nov 15 18
invinoveritas gold member
Nov 15 18
296 plays
  Orthopedic Surgery For Kids!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For anyone who has broken a bone or dislocated a joint, here is some information with regard to names and methods of orthopedic surgery. I hope this quiz doesn't cause you any pain.
Average, 10 Qns, cathyR88, Aug 11 19
Aug 11 19
563 plays
  Joint Venture    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the joints in the body. Some of these are well known, while others are not. Let's see how much you know!
Average, 10 Qns, Saleo, Jul 12 15
Recommended for grades: 12
452 plays
  Body of Work    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Using the words to the song "Dem Bones" let's discover dem bones of the human body.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jan 11 17
ClaudiaCat gold member
475 plays
  A Skull Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on the bones and features of the human skull as I help myself study for an upcoming exam through making this quiz!
Tough, 10 Qns, Cavaliersrock, Apr 10 15
329 plays
  Dem bones!    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Think you know the 206 bones that make up the human skeleton? Try this and we shall see! The bones will be talking to you and you will have to identify the bone
Tough, 15 Qns, Biainburi, May 16 14
484 plays
  Holes in Your Head    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on the holes you have in your head, and not just the ones you'd rather have there!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bladewing10, Jun 02 10
1125 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers some problems and diseases of the skeletal system.
Difficult, 10 Qns, avenede, Apr 30 20
Apr 30 20
196 plays

Skeletal System Trivia Questions

1. What type of joint is the shoulder?

From Quiz
Shouldering the Burden - a Quiz about Shoulders

Answer: Ball and Socket

The shoulder's extraordinary range of movement is only possible because it is a ball and socket joint. These joints are where the rounded head of one bone fits into a rounded cup shaped depression in another. In the human body the ball and socket joints are in the shoulders, where the head of the humerus fits into the glenoid cavity of the scapula, kept in place by the muscles of the rotator cuff, and in the pelvis, where the head of the femur fits into the acetabulum of the hip bone.

2. The first bone that is mentioned in "Dem Bones" is the toe bone. What is the scientific name for the toe bone?

From Quiz Body of Work

Answer: Phalange

Each foot is a complex arrangement of 26 bones. There are fourteen phalanges, which are the toes, five metatarsals which are the long bones and seven tarsal bones which consist of the calcaneus, talus, cuboid, navicular, and the medial, middle, and lateral cuneiforms.

3. What is the common name for the glenohumeral joint?

From Quiz Joint Venture

Answer: Shoulder joint

The bones which form the glenohumeral joint are the scapula and the humerus. The clavicle also plays a part in the formation of the shoulder joint. Movements at this joint can be adduction, abduction, flexion, extension, internal rotation and external rotation. The main muscles of the shoulder joint are those that form the rotator cuff; namely the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. Glenohumeral ligaments are among the major supports of this joint. Dislocation of the shoulder is one of the most common orthopedic injuries encountered across all ages.

4. Where are the majority of the body's bones located?

From Quiz Human Health Medical Terms: Skeletal System

Answer: Hands and feet

Your hands and feet together contain 106 bones. This means over half of the bones in your body are located in your hands and feet.

5. What is the name of the cheek bone?

From Quiz A Skull Quiz

Answer: Zygomatic bone

The face consist of two zygomatic bones, each with a zygomatic arch that is more commonly known as the cheek bone. The zygomatic bones articulate with (join to) the maxillae, sphenoid and frontal and temporal bones.

6. Orthopedic medicine, also called orthopedics, is surgery pertaining to what part of the human body?

From Quiz Orthopedic Surgery For Kids!

Answer: Musculoskeletal System

There are many types of injuries under this heading. There are muscular trauma, skeletal trauma, sports injuries, tumors and degenerative diseases. There are two common spellings of this type of medicine: orthopedic and the original spelling of orthopaedic.

7. Hello! I know I'm located in the upper back and I'm not two bones, like some people think I am. My friend, Clavicle, referred to me as a shoulder blade, but he said I have a scientific name. Can you tell me what it is, please?

From Quiz Bones With Amnesia

Answer: Scapula

The scapula is located in the upper back and is triangular in shape. The long bone connects both your shoulders to your upper arms.

8. Alas, poor Yorick, I used to know the name for the eight collective bones that house the human brain. What is it?

From Quiz Dead-Heads

Answer: Cranium

The cranium is the top part of the skull, made of several plate bones that encase the brain. The cranium, also known as the braincase, largely serves to protect the brain, and does not have much movement between the bones.

9. Also known as the thigh bone, which is the longest bone in your body?

From Quiz Name That Bone

Answer: femur

The femur is also the heaviest bone in the body. The length of the femur is about 26% of a human's height, which is useful in anthropology when trying to give an estimate of a person's height from their skeleton.

10. The joint in the human skeletal system that has the greatest range of motion can be found in the shoulder. What kind of joint is the shoulder?

From Quiz Nice Bones in a Joint Like This

Answer: ball-and-socket joint

The ball-and-socket joint (sometimes called a "universal joint") allows us to swing our arms in circles and move them in all directions. The hip is also a ball-and-socket joint, although it does not move as freely as the shoulder. In a ball-and-socket joint, the rounded end of one bone fits smoothly into a matching indentation in another bone.

11. Name the hole found on the anterior surface of the mandible.

From Quiz Holes in Your Head

Answer: mental foramen

The mental foramen allows blood vessels and nerves to supply blood to the lips and surrounding area.

12. What are the names of the bones in the human thumb?

From Quiz Bones, Bones and More Bones

Answer: Proximal and distal phalanges

Each thumb has two bones. One of the bones (distal phalange) goes from the tip of the thumb to the knuckle. The other bone (proximal phalange) goes from the knuckle to the base of the thumb.

13. What is responsible for the formation of osteoblasts, which are responsible for the formation of bone?

From Quiz Bones of the Human Body

Answer: Osteoprogenitor cells

Osteoprogenitor cells are found in the periosteum and bone marrow.

14. Which three bones connect at the human knee?

From Quiz All About Knees

Answer: Femur, patella and tibia

The femur is the upper bone of your leg, the part of your thigh. The patella is a small bone in the knee joint, and the tibia joins from the bottom. Here we have the fabulous joint! Question created by AW3404.

15. What other name is a bone stress fracture known as?

From Quiz Bones Are Our Levers And Pulleys

Answer: Fatigue fracture

A fatigue fracture is a small hairline fracture. It is due to constant stress being placed on a bone, rather than one major blow. It may occur after jogging, hiking, standing or even marching. There is usually pain and tenderness at the place where the fracture occurs.

16. The humerus is part of what section of the human body?

From Quiz It's All About Bones

Answer: appendicular skeleton

Along with the humerus, the appendicular skeleton is composed of the remaining bones of the arms as well as the legs, the pectoral girdle (scapula and clavicle) and the pelvic girdle (hips). The axial skeleton is the skeleton's center which includes the cranium, the vertebral column, ribs, sternum and hyoid bone.

17. In which year was a partial shoulder replacement first attempted?

From Quiz Shouldering the Burden - a Quiz about Shoulders

Answer: 1893

In 1893, a French surgeon named Jules Péan attempted to replace part of a shoulder affected by tuberculosis. His patient was a baker, and the prosthesis was made from rubber and platinum.The new joint lasted about two years and greatly improved the patient's range of movement, but infection set in and it had to be removed. The development of modern shoulder replacements didn't begin until the 1950s. The operation became more common from the 1970s onwards, but it wasn't until the 1990s that they became really successful, when techniques were improved.

18. In "Dem Bones" the toe bone is connected to the foot bone. The foot is divided medically into how many parts?

From Quiz Body of Work

Answer: Three

The foot, with regards to bones, is divided into three parts: the hindfoot, which consists of two tarsal bones, the talus, and the calcaneus, the midfoot consisting of five tarsal bones, and the forefoot consisting of the metatarsals and the phalanges.

19. What is the name of the part in your body where two bones come together?

From Quiz Your Skeletal System

Answer: Joint

Joints allow bones to move in different ways. There are four types of joints: hinge, ball-and-socket, pivot, and gliding joints. Hinge joints allow forward or backward motion and is found on your knees and elbows. The ball-and-socket joint in your shoulder allows you to swing your arm freely in a circle. Pivot joints have two bones rotating around one another. One example is your neck. Gliding joints allow one bone to slide over another and are found in your wrists and ankles.

20. The joint in the bony pelvis formed by the sacrum is linked to which other part of the pelvis?

From Quiz Joint Venture

Answer: Ilium

It is called the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). The sacrum is at the lower end of the vertebral column while the ilium is the largest bone of the pelvis. Each human has two sacroiliac joints. Some of the main ligaments of this joint are the anterior and posterior sacroiliac ligaments, the interosseous sacroiliac ligament and the sacrospinous ligament. There are not many movements that this joint can produce and its main function is shock absorption. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a common disorder characterized by pain.

21. What is the primary function of yellow bone marrow?

From Quiz Human Health Medical Terms: Skeletal System

Answer: Stores fat

Yellow bone marrow is a storage area of fat (lipids). At birth most of the bone marrow is red, but with age, more and more of the red bone marrow is converted to yellow bone marrow. About 50% of adult bone marrow is yellow.

22. Oh Jolly Roger, what is the scientific name of the movable lower jaw bone that joins the brain-encasing bones of the skull to comprise the entire skull?

From Quiz Dead-Heads

Answer: Mandible

The mandible is the lower jaw, and joined with the cranium, they form the skull. The mandible joins the cranium on either side at the temporomandibular joints.

23. What is the name of the bone in the forearm that is on the thumb side?

From Quiz Name That Bone

Answer: radius

The two bones in the forearm are the radius and the ulna. The radius is on the thumb side of the arm, and the ulna is on the pinky side of the arm. "Radius" in Latin means "ray".

24. The least complex type of joint allows one-directional movement in our elbows, our fingers and toes, and (in a modified form) in our knees. What is this simple type of joint called?

From Quiz Nice Bones in a Joint Like This

Answer: hinge joint

Each of the hinge joints in the human body is more complex than a door hinge, but the same principle applies. With the help of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, hinge joints act as simple machines, like levers. Unlike a ball-and-socket joint, which can move in circles and in many directions, a hinge joint only moves back and forth in one direction. Ellipsoidal joints (also called condyloid joints) can move in two planes and are found in the wrists and ankles. There are hinge joints in the phalanges (fingers and toes), but the word "phalanges" refers to the finger and toe bones, not a type of joint.

25. There are fourteen bones that make up the viscerocranium (facial bones). Which pair are the smallest?

From Quiz Head Over Heels

Answer: Lacrimal bones

There is a mnemonic phrase that is used to remember the facial bones: Virgil Can Not Make My Pet Zebra Laugh. That translates as: 1 Vomer (hard to describe location - articulates with the sphenoid, the ethmoid, the palatine bones, and the maxillary bones) 2 Conchae (inferior nasal turbinate) 2 Nasal bones (the 'bridge' of the nose) 2 Maxilla (upper jawbones) 1 Mandible (lower jawbone) 2 Palatine bones (between maxilla and sphenoid bones) 2 Zygomatic bones (cheekbones) 2 Lacrimal bones (front part of orbital cavity behind nasal bones) Another fourteen described - that makes 28 of 206! (178 to go)

26. Name the hole lies directly inferior to the eyebrows.

From Quiz Holes in Your Head

Answer: supraorbital foramen

The supraorbital foramen allows for the passage of the the supraorbial nerve, artery, and vein.

27. Where in the human body is the ethmoid bone found?

From Quiz Bones, Bones and More Bones

Answer: Skull

The ethmoid bone is located at the roof of the nose and separates the nasal cavity from the brain. It is one of the bones that make up the orbit of the eye. The skull protects the brain from being easily damaged.

28. Twenty-six bones make up the human foot. Do you know the name that is given to the big toe?

From Quiz Foot Fetish?

Answer: Hallux

The big toe is really called the hallux. It is sometimes referred to as the great toe and even as the thumb toe. It is the largest toe on the foot and is counted as digit #1 on the foot. Many people can suffer from hallux valgus, which is more commonly known as bunions. It is an abnormal amount of bone or tissue around the joint at the base of the big toe. The talus is the lower part of the ankle joint, the calcaneus is the heel bone, and the navicular bone is a boat shaped bone in the foot.

29. What is the outside layer of human bone called?

From Quiz Bones Are Our Levers And Pulleys

Answer: Periosteum

The outside of bone consists of two layers of connective tissue. The first outer layer has blood vessels and nerves that nourish the bone. The second layer is the one that attaches the periosteum to the bone itself.

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