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QUIZ: The Human Skeleton

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All answers correct per Wikipedia.

  • Question of

    The human skeleton is made up of _____

    • Bones
    • Muscles
    • Glands
  • Question of

    Humans have about 270 bones at birth. By adulthood we have about ___

    • 306
    • 206
    • The same as at birth
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a major function of the skeleton?

    • Support
    • Production of blood cells
    • Hormone balance
  • Question of

    Male and female humans have identical skeletons – true or false?

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    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
  • Question of

    How many pairs of ribs in the human ribcage?

    • 9
    • 12
    • 24
  • Question of

    Which shows the greatest difference between males and females?

    • Teeth
    • Pelvis
    • Skull
  • Question of

    Which of the following words means ‘bony’?

    • Osseous
    • Bonicular
    • Fossilized
  • Question of

    How many bones in the human head?

    • 1
    • 10
    • 28
  • Question of

    Which of the following does NOT mean skeleton?

    • Russian: скеле́т (skelét)
    • Irish: creatlach
    • Hawaiian: kinanahiwi
    • Hindi: कंकाल (kaṅkāl)
    • Welsh: sgerbwd
    • Hebrew: שֶׁלֶד (shéled)
    • Dutch: geraamte
    • NONE! They ALL mean skeleton 🙂

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