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

Question 2:


Which skeletal muscle is used in blowing, whistling, and smiling?
Masseter
Mandibular
Orbicularis oculi
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?
Sternocleidomastoid
Platysma
Latissimus dorsi
Trapezius

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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