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Human Body Quiz I

  1. How many bones are there in an adult human body?

  2. In which part of the body would you find the sartorius muscle? And true or false, it is sometimes called the sailor's muscle?
  3. What does the parotid gland produce?
  4. What are or where are the following parts of the body: (a)hallux, (b)axilla, (c)tympanic membrane, (d)pollex, and (e)philtrum?
  5. What term is given to the outer layer of nervous tissue of the cerebrum of the brain?
  6. Weighing an average of 3.5 pounds, what is the largest internal organ?
  7. An alveolus is a hollow cavity found in which organ of the human body?
  8. What is the name of the small tube that takes urine from the kidneys to the bladder?
  9. In which part of the body are the lacrimal glands?
  10. To the nearest degree centigrade, what is the average temperature of a healthy human?
  11. Graves' disease affects which part of the body?
  12. Can you give the common names for the following anatomical names of bones: (a)clavicle, (b)scapula, (c)sternum, (d)patella, (e)zygomatic bone, and (f)tibia?


  1. 206 (a baby has around 305 bones at birth)

  2. Thigh or upper leg. False - it is called the tailor's muscle (sartor means tailor in Latin)
  3. Saliva
  4. (a)Big toe, (a)arm pit, (c)eardrum, (d)thumb, and (e)vertical groove between nose and upper lip
  5. Cerebral cortex
  6. Liver
  7. Lungs (did you know the alveolus is the basic unit of respiration?)
  8. Ureter
  9. Eyes (they produce tears)
  10. 37
  11. Thyroid
  12. (a)Collarbone, (b)shoulder blade, (c)breastbone, (d)kneecap, (e)cheekbone, and (f)shin

Human Body Quiz Questions II

  1. How many pairs of ribs are there in the human body?
  2. What are the four main blood groups defined by the ABO system? And which of these is the most common?
  3. Give the medical name of the biggest muscle in the human body?
  4. What is the inferior vena cava?
  5. What has most bones: the skull, hand, or foot (as in, a single foot and hand)?
  6. Which organ in the human body produces insulin?
  7. What name is given to the main artery of the human body?
  8. Which layer of skin is beneath the dermis layer?
  9. Svetlana Pankratova in the Guinness Book of Records because of which body parts?
  10. Name the second largest bone in the human body?
  11. Chondropathy refers to a disease of which tissue?
  12. There are four muscles involved in mastication, what is mastication?
  13. Where would you find the following bones: (a)trapezium, (b)talus, (c)stapes, and (d)occipital bone?
  14. What is the English translation of the deformity known as Pectus carinatum?


  1. 12 pairs (24 ribs)

  2. A, B, AB and O. Most common is O (nearly half of the UK population has blood group O)
  3. Gluteus maximus (main extensor muscle of the buttocks and hip)
  4. It's a large vein
  5. The hand with 27 bones (a foot has 26 bones, and the skull has 22 bones)
  6. Pancreas
  7. Aorta
  8. Hypodermis (and the epidermis is the top layer of skin)
  9. Legs (world's longest legs of any female in the world at 132 centimeters long)
  10. Tibia (and the first is the femur)
  11. Cartilage
  12. Chewing
  13. (a)Hand, (b)foot or ankle, (c)ear, and (d)skull?
  14. Pigeon chest

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