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Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9/e
David Shier, Washtenaw Community College
Ricki Lewis, The University at Albany
Jackie Butler, Grayson County Community College

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Which field, when compared to the others, tends to rely more on experimentation to find new answers?
A)anatomy
B)physiology
C)medical terminology
D)history of science
2

Select the correct statement about the science of anatomy.
A)Our knowledge of human anatomy has remained the same since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
B)Anatomy is concerned with the function of body parts.
C)Anatomy is concerned with the structure of body parts.
D)The functional role of a body part has little to do with how the part is constructed.
3

Which one of the following traits is not a characteristic of life shared by all organisms?
A)circulation
B)digestion
C)growth
D)photosynthesis
4

All organisms share a set of basic requirements. These include all of the following, with the exception of _____________, which is not required by all organisms, even if it is present in many.
A)carbon dioxide
B)oxygen
C)pressure
D)food and water
5

Most of the body's homeostatic mechanisms operate by negative feedback, although a few function through positive feedback. Choose the example from the list below that operates by positive feedback.
A)Blood pressure that has dropped too low is caused to increase.
B)A baby suckling at the breast stimulates greater milk production.
C)Maintenance of a constant body temperature is accomplished through sweating or shivering.
D)Regulation of glucose levels in the blood requires the actions of two pancreatic hormones, insulin and glucagon.
6

Which of the following is the most complex level of organization?
A)organ system
B)macromolecule
C)organ
D)organelle
7

Skin or bone is an example of what level of organization?
A)tissue
B)cell
C)macromolecule
D)organ
8

The ______________ of the body includes the head, neck, and trunk.
A)dorsal cavity
B)appendicular portion
C)ventral cavity
D)axial portion
9

The _____________ cavity is the portion enclosed by the pelvic bones.
A)abdominopelvic
B)pelvic
C)abdominal
D)thoracic
10

The lungs are covered by a membrane called the _______________.
A)parietal pleura
B)visceral pleura
C)parietal pericardium
D)peritoneum
11

The ____________ system is responsible for transporting fluid and also houses the body's disease-fighting cells.
A)integumentary
B)cardiovascular
C)lymphatic
D)digestive
12

The ______________ system includes all the glands that secrete hormones.
A)muscular
B)lymphatic
C)nervous
D)endocrine
13

The lower arm is _____________ to the stomach area, while the head is ________________ to the stomach.
A)medial; peripheral
B)proximal; anterior
C)lateral; superior
D)inferior; superficial
14

A ______________ section divides the body into right and left portions.
A)coronal
B)transverse
C)sagittal
D)oblique
15

The human liver is primarily located in the _____________________.
A)right upper quadrant of the abdominal area
B)left lower quadrant of the abdominal area
C)right iliac region
D)left hypochondriac region
16

Anatomy is a term which means the study of _____.
A)physiology
B)morphology
C)cell functions
D)human functions
17

A study dealing with the explanations of how an organ works would be an example of _____.
A)anatomy
B)cytology
C)teleology
D)physiology
18

What is the smallest level of organization considered to be living?
A)cell
B)organelle
C)tissue
D)system
19

Which of the following includes the other terms?
A)cell
B)tissue
C)system
D)organ
20

Which of the following terms means the same as ventral in humans?
A)dorsal
B)posterior
C)medial
D)anterior
21

A tumor on the side of the abdomen can be described as being on the _____ surface of the body.
A)anterior
B)lateral
C)medial
D)posterior
22

The chin can be described as being on the _____ surface of the skull.
A)inferior
B)lateral
C)superior
D)ventral
23

Which of the following means the same as frontal?
A)transverse
B)coronal
C)sagittal
D)occipital
24

Which of the following terms cannot be properly paired?
A)cranial, skull
B)frontal, forehead
C)nasal, buccal
D)orbital, eyes
25

Which of the following pairs of terms is not correct?
A)ophthalmic, eyes
B)pectoral, chest
C)axillary, armpit
D)costal, abdomen
26

Which of the following means the same as lower back?
A)lumbar
B)pelvic
C)inguinal
D)gluteal
27

Which term refers to the back of the knee?
A)perineal
B)popliteal
C)pelvic
D)pedal