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Human Anatomy, 6/e
Kent Van De Graaff, Weber State University

Muscular System

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Select the trait that does not characterize muscle tissue in general.
A)irritability
B)contractility
C)extensibility
D)All of these are traits of muscle.
2

In the wrist and ankle, entire groups of tendons are enclosed by a strong band of connective tissue called a _______________.
A)retinaculum
B)tendon sheath
C)aponeurosis
D)ligament
3

Individual fibers of skeletal muscle have fine sheath of connective tissue called a(n) ________________.
A)epimysium
B)perimysium
C)endomysium
D)fascia
4

Sarcomeres run from _________________.
A)A band to A band
B)Z line to Z line
C)H zone to H zone
D)I band to I band
5

What portion of the neuromuscular junction initially contains the neurotransmitter acetylcholine?
A)motor end plate
B)synaptic vesicles
C)neuromuscular cleft
D)None of these is correct.
6

Choose the muscle that is not a muscle of mastication.
A)masseter
B)temporalis
C)medial pterygoid
D)orbicularis oculi
7

What muscle has its origin on the sternum and inserts on the mastoid process of the temporal bone?
A)sternocleiodomastoid
B)splenius capitis
C)semispinalis capitis
D)trapezius
8

What is the deepest of the four abdominal muscles?
A)rectus abdominis
B)external abdominal oblique
C)transversus abdominis
D)internal abdominal oblique
9

The trapezius, levator scapulae, and _______________ are the three muscles of the posterior group that act on the pectoral girdle.
A)serratus anterior
B)pectoralis minor
C)subclavius
D)rhomboideus
10

What is the insertion of the triceps brachii?
A)lateral epicondyle of humerus
B)olecranon of ulna
C)coronoid process of ulna
D)radial tuberosity
11

The ______________ muscle is a deep, lateral muscle of the forearm that flexes the thumb joints and assists in grasping.
A)flexor pollicis longus
B)flexor carpi ulnaris
C)superficial digital flexor
D)deep digital flexor
12

The thenar and hypothenar muscles are located where?
A)in the foot
B)within the hand
C)in the forearm
D)in the lower leg
13

Which of these muscles is an adductor?
A)gluteus medius
B)tensor fascia lata
C)pectineus
D)iliacus
14

Choose the muscle that does not belong to the quadriceps femoris group of the anterior thigh.
A)rectus femoris
B)vastus lateralis
C)vastus medialis
D)biceps femoris