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Quiz about Arduous Anatomy
Quiz about Arduous Anatomy

Arduous Anatomy Trivia Quiz


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!

A multiple-choice quiz by reece22345. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
reece22345
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
259,024
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
4 / 10
Plays
7371
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Question 1 of 10
1. A cadaver is lying on the table in the morgue. The examiner walks in and begins to conduct his examination. By the time he has finished, he concludes that the person in question died due to strangulation. Which of these would explain why he thought that? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. A first year medical student is desperately cramming for his next exam. His exam is on the joints of the body and he decides to test himself. Which of these bones would come under the classification of being part of a synarthrosis (fixed joint)? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The next day, the medical student looks over his exam paper. He sees a question that he is a little bit confused about. It reads, "There are 31 true vertebras and 2 false vertebras, making 33 in total. This is the accepted medical structure of the spinal column."


Question 4 of 10
4. Further on in the paper, the student has entered the muscles and fasciae section. Thankfully he remembers his human biology classes in high school and so can answer the following question correctly. "What is the medical name for the muscle that is antagonistic with the tibialis anticulus?" What did he answer? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. At this point, perspiration is dripping off the medical student, being put through one of the hardest things he's ever done. "Why do they do this to me?", he asks himself. He began to get a bit of a headache and consequently, put his head in his hands. He was surprised to feel an intense throbbing where his finger currently was on his forehead. What is the artery he was most likely touching? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The medical student felt like giving up. Why was he putting himself through this kind of mental turmoil? However, the next question of the paper was a fairly easy one. The medical student smiled and his brain sighed with relief. Insanity not required. The question read as follows: "Which cranial nerve is responsible for our sense of smell?" Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. I'm eating a delicious pain au chocolat that I've just bought in Paris and a liquid is in my mouth already digesting some sugars. It is of course saliva. But how does it get into the mouth? The largest of the 3 salivary glands has a large duct that transports the saliva into the mouth. What is the name of this duct? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The hepatic portal vein is one of the most unusual, unique and interesting blood vessels in the human body. Why is this? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Bones are formed of mostly inorganic material, 66.7% in fact. Which of these is the highest inorganic constituent of bone? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of these have valves present? Hint



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1. A cadaver is lying on the table in the morgue. The examiner walks in and begins to conduct his examination. By the time he has finished, he concludes that the person in question died due to strangulation. Which of these would explain why he thought that?

Answer: Simple fracture of the lingual bone

The lingual bone (commonly called the hyoid bone) is fundamental in determining the cause of death due to strangulation. In most cases it would be broken in one place (i.e. a simple fracture.) The inferior turbinated bones are present in the nose and a comminuted fracture means that they were shattered.

This would probably indicate blunt force trauma but would not necessarily lead to asphyxiation. The vomer is another bone that is part of the nose but it is impossible for there to be an avulsion fracture present as there are no muscles attached to this bone.
2. A first year medical student is desperately cramming for his next exam. His exam is on the joints of the body and he decides to test himself. Which of these bones would come under the classification of being part of a synarthrosis (fixed joint)?

Answer: Ethmoid

The ethmoid bone is part of the cranium so naturally, we don't want any of these bones moving around as they protect our brain. The atlas is the first cervical vertebra and so has to move in order for us to be able to move our heads. The calcaneus is our heel bone, so we must be able to move it so that we can walk properly.

The patella is our "knee cap" and so must move according to the movement undertaken by the leg.
3. The next day, the medical student looks over his exam paper. He sees a question that he is a little bit confused about. It reads, "There are 31 true vertebras and 2 false vertebras, making 33 in total. This is the accepted medical structure of the spinal column."

Answer: False

There ARE 33 vertebrae in the human body, however 24 of them are true and 9 of them are false. The 24 true vertebras are the 7 cervical, 12 dorsal and 5 lumbar. The 9 false vertebras are the sacrum and coccyx which are made up of 5 and 4 vertebras respectively. However these bones are fused together, hence the common confusion.
4. Further on in the paper, the student has entered the muscles and fasciae section. Thankfully he remembers his human biology classes in high school and so can answer the following question correctly. "What is the medical name for the muscle that is antagonistic with the tibialis anticulus?" What did he answer?

Answer: Gastrocnemius

The gastrocnemius forms part of the calf muscle along with the soleus and the plantaris. The abductor pollicis controls movement of the big toe, the flexor carpi ulnaris is a muscle found in the forearm (hence the inclusion of "ulna" in the name, relating to the ulna) and the orbicularis palpebrarum is the major sphincter of your eye (i.e. orbicularis - the orbit of your eye.)
5. At this point, perspiration is dripping off the medical student, being put through one of the hardest things he's ever done. "Why do they do this to me?", he asks himself. He began to get a bit of a headache and consequently, put his head in his hands. He was surprised to feel an intense throbbing where his finger currently was on his forehead. What is the artery he was most likely touching?

Answer: Anterior Temporal

The temporal arteries are the major arteries in the top of your head which then branch off into many other smaller arteries. The external carotid is the major artery branch from your carotid artery and runs until under the ear. The subclavian artery runs under the clavicle (breastbone).Finally, the superclavian artery. Well...this artery doesn't ACTUALLY exist!
6. The medical student felt like giving up. Why was he putting himself through this kind of mental turmoil? However, the next question of the paper was a fairly easy one. The medical student smiled and his brain sighed with relief. Insanity not required. The question read as follows: "Which cranial nerve is responsible for our sense of smell?"

Answer: 1st

The 1st cranial nerve, also called the olfactory nerve is the nerve that leads to our brain from our nose and enables us to smell all of the fantastic (and downright awful!) smells in the world. The 2nd cranial nerve is your optic nerve and obviously is responsible for sight.

The 8th is your auditory nerve (vestibulocochlear nerve) and is responsible for carrying the information required so we hear sounds.
7. I'm eating a delicious pain au chocolat that I've just bought in Paris and a liquid is in my mouth already digesting some sugars. It is of course saliva. But how does it get into the mouth? The largest of the 3 salivary glands has a large duct that transports the saliva into the mouth. What is the name of this duct?

Answer: Stensen's duct

Stensen's duct, also known as Steno's duct is about 6.5 cm in length and runs opposite the second molar tooth. Wharton's duct is also a duct that leads from a salivary gland, however it is from the submaxillary gland and is considerably thinner than Steno's duct. Finally, the Canal of Wirsung is the formal name for the pancreatic duct, called this after its discoverer.
8. The hepatic portal vein is one of the most unusual, unique and interesting blood vessels in the human body. Why is this?

Answer: It starts AND ends in capillary beds

The hepatic portal vein starts and terminates in capillary beds, it is the ONLY blood vessel of the human body that does this. It carries blood from the digestive system (i.e. nutrient rich blood) to the liver for processing. No blood vessel has blood that can flow through it in both directions and while it does carry blood rich in nutrients, the hepatic portal vein doesn't supply the body with nutrients.
9. Bones are formed of mostly inorganic material, 66.7% in fact. Which of these is the highest inorganic constituent of bone?

Answer: Phosphate of Lime

Phosphate of Lime - 51.04%, Fluoride of Calcium - 2.00%, Phosphate of Magnesia - 1.16%, Carbonate of Lime - 11.30%
10. Which of these have valves present?

Answer: Lymphatic vessels

The only vessels that have valves are the vessels of the lymphatic system and the veins. Any others either have muscular walls, elastic walls, a combination of these or neither. Arteries leading from the heart (i.e. aorta) have valves at the ENTRANCE to the artery, however valves are not actually present within arteries themselves.
Source: Author reece22345

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