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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?
25% - 35%
35% - 50%
10% - 15%
60% - 70%

Question 2:


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

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?
Platysma
Trapezius
Sternocleidomastoid
Latissimus dorsi

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


What word denotes the ability of the muscle to transmit impulses?
Extensibility
Conductivity
Elasticity
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 involuntary.
It is non-striated, composed of spindle shaped cells.

 


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