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Trivia Quiz - The Muscular System

Our muscles never rest, even when we're asleep. Test your knowledge of the marvellous mechanics of our body.

Quiz Number: 5695
Date Submitted: August 02, 2017
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature, Various, Doctors & Medicine
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 47 percent
Times Taken: 30 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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The Muscular System

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1. How many types of muscles does the human body have?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   6

2. What is the largest muscle in our body?
  A.   solar plexus
  B.   rectus femoris
  C.   gluteus maximus
  D.   pectoralis major

3. Approximately how many skeletal muscles do we have in our body?
  A.   650
  B.   800
  C.   950
  D.   1200

4. Where is the smallest muscle to be found in our body?
  A.   eye
  B.   heart
  C.   hand
  D.   ear

5. What is the white fibrous cord that attaches muscles to bones?
  A.   tendon
  B.   creatine
  C.   ligament
  D.   cartilage

6. What is the correct term when the bulk of a muscle is increased through exercise?
  A.   fast-twitch
  B.   hypertrophy
  C.   myofibril
  D.   striation

7. The muscles that begin with "brachii" are found where in the body?
  A.   chest
  B.   neck
  C.   foot
  D.   arm

8. Which muscle exerts the most force on an exernal object?
  A.   gluteus maximus
  B.   masseter
  C.   quadriceps
  D.   pectorals

9. Our body contains biceps and triceps. What does ceps mean?
  A.   head
  B.   arm
  C.   leg
  D.   string

10. Which muscle works longest and hardest?
  A.   biceps
  B.   solar plexus
  C.   diaphragm
  D.   heart®   

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