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Muscle Mania

written by: jhuds56
 
So you think that you know all about the muscle system of the human body? Take this quiz and see how much you really know.

Question 1:


The muscular system composes what percent of total body weight?
60% - 70%
25% - 35%
10% - 15%
35% - 50%

Question 2:


Which skeletal muscle is used in blowing, whistling, and smiling?
Buccinator
Mandibular
Orbicularis oculi
Masseter

Question 3:


Which skeletal muscle raises or throws back the shoulders, assists in moving the head to one side or another, and helps hold the head erect?
Sternocleidomastoid
Platysma
Trapezius
Latissimus dorsi

Question 4:


Which skeletal muscle extends the foot, and is used to stand on tiptoes?
Soleus
Tibialis anterior
Gastrocnemius
Hamstrings

Question 5:


Identify the true statement regarding cardiac muscle.
It is voluntary.
It contract quickly in response to stimulation of nerve impulses.
It is attached to the skeleton and moves its parts.
It contracts moderately fast in response to stimulation of nerve impulses.

Question 6:


Identify a true characteristic of the smooth muscle tissue.
It is voluntary.
It is a muscle only found in the stomach.
It contracts quickly in response to nerve stimulation impulses.
It contracts slowly in response to nerve stimulation impulses.

Question 7:


Which skeletal muscle moves the scapula forward, as in pushing something?
Sternocleidomastoid
Sartorius
Serratus anterior
Soleus

Question 8:


What term refers to wasting away or degeneration of a muscle?
Trophy
Atrophy
Dystrophy
Hypertrophy

Question 9:


What word denotes the ability of the muscle to transmit impulses?
Elasticity
Extensibility
Conductivity
Irritability

Question 10:


Identify a true characteristic of skeletal muscle.
It is found in the stomach and intestines.
It is striated, made up of long slender, striped cells.
It is non-striated, composed of spindle shaped cells.
It is involuntary.

 


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