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Biology quiz

  1. Aug 5, 2007 #1

    Evo

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    This one is just to test yourself, you're not competing against others, so don't google answers. It's multiple choice. Ten questions. Please use for answers.

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    1) The longest and largest nerve in the human body is the...

    - Spinal cord

    - Sciatic

    - Thoracic

    Answer:

    2) The subclavian is...

    - A small bone found below the collar bone

    - An artery attached to the aorta

    - A viscous liquid that supports the kneecap

    Answer:

    3) The thymus is unique because it is a...

    - Muscle with no apparent function

    - Gland that grows until puberty and then shrinks into fat

    - Bone that everyone has but only females make use of

    Answer:

    4) The laryngeal prominence is more commonly known as the ...

    - Adam's Apple

    - Collar bone

    - Chin

    Answer:

    5) The opening that connects the esophagus and stomach is called the...

    - Gastric orifice

    - Abdominal sphincter

    - Cardiac orifice

    Answer:

    6) The Circle of Willis is...

    - The hole where the small and large intestines meet

    - The common name for a female's birthing canal

    - A ring of arteries in the brain

    Answer:

    7) Strong Latissimus dorsi muscles contribute to the look of...

    - Ripped abs

    - A chiseled back

    - Powerful thighs

    Answer:

    8) Phalanges are the technical term for...

    - Finger bones

    - Toe bones

    - Both finger and toe bones

    Answer:

    9) On the outside, a protruding zygomatic bone may look like...

    - Puffy cheeks

    - A cone-shaped head

    - Thick ankles

    Answer:

    10) The hammer, anvil and stirrup are three tiny bones found in the...

    - Ear

    - Nose

    - Throat

    Answer:
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2007 #2

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    Just pick C :smile:


    1) - Sciatic

    2) - An artery attached to the aorta

    3) - Gland that grows until puberty and then shrinks into fat

    4) - Adam's Apple

    5) - Gastric orifice

    6) - A ring of arteries in the brain

    7) - A chiseled back

    8) - Finger bones. IIRC Tarsals are toe bones.

    9) - Puffy cheeks?? Frankly I don't remember anything called a zygomatic bone.

    10) - Ear

     
  4. Aug 5, 2007 #3

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    No Time, that's impressive, you only half missed #8.

    I only scored 8 points and biology was my strongest subject in school, but it *has* been a LONG time since I cracked open a biology book, so I guess I did ok, all things considered. :redface:
     
  5. Aug 5, 2007 #4

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    If I had to guess, I'd predict one of the two you missed was the one asking what the Circle of Willis is. That's not usually covered in high school or college freshman biology. Most grad students don't even learn that unless they are working with that particular part of the anatomy (I'm trying not to give away the answer here), so usually, only people who have taken a gross anatomy course have any reason to learn it.

    :rofl: I loved that game as a kid!
     
  6. Aug 5, 2007 #5

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    Have you played the game "Infection", Moonbie? It's sick!

    :biggrin:

    Zz.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2007 #6

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    I actually got that one right by excluding the other two answers. I missed questions 2 & 5. :frown:
     
  8. Aug 5, 2007 #7

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    No, #5 should correctly be "cardiac orifice". I suppose gastric orifice is acceptable...duh, but that end of the stomach is called the cardia (the other is the pylorus).
     
  9. Aug 5, 2007 #8

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    Curious, yes you're right, I mis-read No Time's answer to #5.

    No Time, you missed #5.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2007 #9

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    *Now* I remember. :redface: The long foot bones are metatarsals and the ankle bones are collectively tarsals.
    The toe bones themselves are still phalanges.
    Strictly speaking I didn't remember zygomatic, but I couldn't remember what the cheekbone was so it was the only choice left. On second thought they didn't cover the individual ankle and wrist bone names so I got lucky :biggrin:
    The last structured physiology course I took was in high school. Class of 66. :smile:
     
  11. Aug 5, 2007 #10

    NoTime

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    I checked this one.
    Curious is correct.
    The check showed that most of the material uses the generic after the specific is mentioned.
    Never hurts to get some confusion cleared up :smile:
     
  12. Aug 5, 2007 #11

    Evo

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    Wow, it's been even longer for you No Time.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2007 #12

    Math Is Hard

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    Circle of Willis came up on my behavioral neuroscience midterm. Luckily, that name was very salient to me because everytime I read about it I couldn't help but think about "Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?!" :rofl: One small advantage I have from being so much older than the other students in the class, I guess!
     
  14. Aug 6, 2007 #13

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    :rofl: That's hilarious, because that's how I used to remember it when I first learned the name too.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2007 #14

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    Yea.:smile:
    Most of the technology I studied in college is now museum pieces and not much of anything I work with now existed.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2007 #15

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    1) The longest and largest nerve in the human body is the...

    - Spinal cord

    - Sciatic

    - Thoracic

    Answer: Sciatic.

    2) The subclavian is...

    - A small bone found below the collar bone

    - An artery attached to the aorta

    - A viscous liquid that supports the kneecap

    Answer: An artery attached to the Aorta.

    3) The thymus is unique because it is a...

    - Muscle with no apparent function

    - Gland that grows until puberty and then shrinks into fat

    - Bone that everyone has but only females make use of

    Answer: Gland that grows until puberty and then shrinks into fat.

    4) The laryngeal prominence is more commonly known as the ...

    - Adam's Apple

    - Collar bone

    - Chin

    Answer: Adam's Apple.

    5) The opening that connects the esophagus and stomach is called the...

    - Gastric orifice

    - Abdominal sphincter

    - Cardiac orifice

    Answer: Lower Esophageal Sphincter or Cardiac Sphincter.

    6) The Circle of Willis is...

    - The hole where the small and large intestines meet

    - The common name for a female's birthing canal

    - A ring of arteries in the brain

    Answer: A ring of arteries in the brain.

    7) Strong Latissimus dorsi muscles contribute to the look of...

    - Ripped abs

    - A chiseled back

    - Powerful thighs

    Answer: A chiseled back.

    8) Phalanges are the technical term for...

    - Finger bones

    - Toe bones

    - Both finger and toe bones

    Answer: Finger and Toe bones.

    9) On the outside, a protruding zygomatic bone may look like...

    - Puffy cheeks

    - A cone-shaped head

    - Thick ankles

    Answer: Puffy cheeks.

    10) The hammer, anvil and stirrup are three tiny bones found in the...

    - Ear

    - Nose

    - Throat

    Answer: Ear This question was way too easy.
     
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