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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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    • Well done 🙂 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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