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QUIZ: The Human Skeleton

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All answers correct per Wikipedia.

  • The human skeleton is made up of _____

    • Bones
    • Muscles
    • Glands
  • Humans have about 270 bones at birth. By adulthood we have about ___

    • 306
    • 206
    • The same as at birth
  • Which of the following is NOT a major function of the skeleton?

    • Support
    • Production of blood cells
    • Hormone balance
  • Male and female humans have identical skeletons – true or false?

    • True
    • False
  • Although present in other primates, such as the gorilla and chimpanzee, the baculum or penis bone is absent in humans – true or false?

    • True
    • False
  • How many pairs of ribs in the human ribcage?

    • 9
    • 12
    • 24
  • Which of the following words means ‘bony’?

    • Osseous
    • Bonicular
    • Fossilized
  • Which shows the greatest difference between males and females?

    • Teeth
    • Pelvis
    • Skull
  • How many bones in the human head?

    • 1
    • 10
    • 28
  • Which of the following does NOT mean skeleton?

    • Russian: ัะบะตะปะตฬั‚ (skelรฉt)
    • Irish: creatlach
    • Hawaiian: kinanahiwi
    • Hindi: เค•เค‚เค•เคพเคฒ (kaแน…kฤl)
    • Welsh: sgerbwd
    • Hebrew: ืฉึถืืœึถื“ (shรฉled)
    • Dutch: geraamte
    • NONE! They ALL mean skeleton ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Well done ๐Ÿ™‚ When I was about 11, I bought a Teach Yourself Swahili book and got about halfway through, but I’m afraid I remember nothing of it now… mfupa and mifupa: that’s an interesting way of forming a plural, by changing the inside of the word instead of the ending.

          • Thank you. English was my favourite subject in high school. My interest in reading books helped me a lot in knowing the language. Later, I immersed myself into creative writing and learning more how to speak and write ‘good’ English. I’m still learning because my English is still wanting. Occasionally, my articles and essays are rejected because of grammatical errors including abuse of words.
            I agree. English is easy to learn but quite difficult to use it properly.

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