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Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9/e
David Shier, Washtenaw Community College
Ricki Lewis, The University at Albany
Jackie Butler, Grayson County Community College

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Multiple Choice Quiz

Please answer all questions



1

Anatomy is a term, which means the study of _____.
A)physiology
B)morphology
C)cell functions
D)human functions
2

The study dealing with the explanations of how an organ works would be an example of _____.
A)anatomy
B)cytology
C)teleology
D)physiology
3

The process of turning molecules that are ingested into forms that are compatible with the organism is _____.
A)digestion
B)absorption
C)assimilation
D)circulation
4

The exchanging of gases for the purpose of producing energy is called _____.
A)breathing
B)respiration
C)circulation
D)responsiveness
5

The removal of a compound that the body no longer requires is called _____.
A)secretion
B)excretion
C)movement
D)digestion
6

When a nurse takes someone's temperature, they are directly assessing a _____.
A)metabolic activity
B)sign of illness
C)vital sign
D)core temperature
7

The following are essential needs of the body except which one?
A)water
B)chemicals
C)set point
D)pressure
8

The force that water exerts on a system is referred to as the ________.
A)hydrophilic factor
B)hydrostatic pressure
C)atmospheric pressure
D)osmotic pressure
9

The transportation of heat in the body is mainly a property of the _____ it contains.
A)food
B)oxygen
C)water
D)pressure
10

The process in which cells and organisms are able to maintain a stable balance of internal and external substances and forces is called _____.
A)equilibrium
B)adaptation
C)adjustment
D)homeostasis
11

The following is an example of a homeostatic event.
A)sweating during a test
B)shivering when it is cold
C)developing a headache
D)muscle strain
12

The following are examples of homeostatic parameters or body values except which one?
A)heart rate
B)blood pressure
C)blood glucose levels
D)insulin production
13

A decrease in blood glucose that causes the inhibition of insulin is an example of _____.
A)positive feedback
B)negative feedback
C)abnormal function
D)the action of glucagon
14

The following is an example of positive feedback:
A)glucagon raises blood sugar
B)insulin lowers blood glucose
C)a temperature of 100.2F causes a further increase
D)100.1F is followed by 98.6F
15

A system is defined as a group of _____ that function together.
A)cells
B)tissues
C)molecules
D)organs
16

The structures called _____ are intracellular areas with specific living functions.
A)inclusions
B)organs
C)organelles
D)macromolecules
17

Proteins and carbohydrates are classified as _____.
A)macromolecules
B)microbes
C)organelles
D)atoms
18

The following belong together except which one?
A)head
B)arm
C)neck
D)trunk
19

Simple squamous epithelium is a _____ term.
A)tissue
B)cell
C)organ
D)pathology
20

The _____ separates the thoracic from abdominal cavities.
A)pelvis
B)rib cage
C)diaphragm
D)peritoneum
21

The following belong together except which one?
A)brain
B)vertebral canal
C)spinal cord
D)stomach
22

The heart lies specifically in the _____ space.
A)thoracic cavity
B)mediastinum
C)abdominal cavity
D)pleural cavity
23

The orbital cavity would contain the _____.
A)eyes
B)nasal septum
C)brain
D)teeth
24

The following are correct cavity terms except which one?
A)oral
B)nasal
C)frontal
D)middle ear
25

Another name for the cavity in the front or belly side is _____ .
A)dorsal
B)ventral
C)abdominopelvic
D)vertebral
26

The _____ membranes surround the lungs.
A)pericardial
B)mediastinal
C)pleural
D)peritoneal
27

Which of the following would not be lined by peritoneum?
A)heart
B)stomach
C)intestines
D)liver
28

The following are sinus areas except which one?
A)frontal
B)maxillary
C)ethmoid
D)cranial
29

The _____ system plays a role in moving fluids, wastes, and bones?
A)skeletal
B)integumentary
C)muscular
D)nervous
30

The skin belongs to the _____ system.
A)nervous
B)integumentary
C)circulatory
D)muscular
31

Integration and coordination are properties of the _____ system of organs.
A)nervous
B)circulatory
C)excretory
D)muscular
32

Hormones are chemicals of the _____ system that affect target areas.
A)cardiovascular
B)endocrine
C)exocrine
D)nervous
33

The following belong together except which one?
A)pituitary
B)thyroid
C)brain
D)adrenal
34

The following belong together except which one?
A)trachea
B)bronchi
C)esophagus
D)larynx
35

Parts of the pharynx belong to the _____ and digestive systems.
A)respiratory
B)circulatory
C)nervous
D)skeletal
36

The larynx is a term in the _____ system.
A)integumentary
B)respiratory
C)digestive
D)nervous
37

The _____ system returns tissue fluids to the heart.
A)circulatory
B)lymphatic
C)integumentary
D)histologic
38

The function of the _____ is to remove soluble wastes from the body.
A)lungs
B)gastrointestinal tract
C)kidneys
D)skin
39

The following are components of the excretory system except which one?
A)lungs
B)large intestine
C)integument
D)salivary glands
40

The bulbourethral glands would be found in the _____ system.
A)reproductive
B)excretory
C)circulatory
D)endocrine
41

A tumor on top of the head would be on the _____ surface.
A)inferior
B)superior
C)medial
D)lateral
42

The navel is located on the _____ surface.
A)cranial
B)ventral
C)dorsal
D)inferior
43

The wrist is _____ to the fingers with respect to the elbow.
A)distal
B)inferior
C)superior
D)proximal
44

The wrist is the _____ part of the hand region.
A)proximal
B)distal
C)superior
D)inferior
45

A medial tumor on the head could be on the _____.
A)ear
B)cheeks
C)nose
D)eye
46

The arms lie on the _____ surface of the trunk.
A)medial
B)lateral
C)distal
D)posterior
47

A _____ section divides the body into right and left.
A)coronal
B)transverse
C)sagittal
D)frontal
48

A _____ section divides an organ into top and bottom.
A)sagittal
B)oblique
C)coronal
D)transverse
49

Which of the following is the same as inguinal?
A)epigastric
B)hypochondriac
C)lumbar
D)iliac
50

The lower ribs are below the _____ region.
A)lumbar
B)epigastric
C)hypogastric
D)hypochondriac
51

The central abdominal area is the _____ region.
A)iliac
B)hypogastric
C)peritoneal
D)umbilical
52

A _____ fracture occurred in the elbow area.
A)dorsum
B)buccal
C)carpal
D)cubital
53

The forearm is a/an _____ area.
A)antecubital
B)antebrachial
C)cephalic
D)crural
54

A _____ fracture occurred in the hip area.
A)gluteal
B)lumbar
C)costal
D)coxal
55

A mental tumor could be one in the _____.
A)brain
B)thigh
C)jaw
D)leg
56

A cervical lesion could be on the uterus or _____.
A)neck
B)cheek
C)armpit
D)abdomen
57

A headache is an example of a _____ pain.
A)celiac
B)femoral
C)cephalic
D)gluteal