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Axial Skeleton Quiz:

 

1. Which of these refers to the central structure of an intervertebral disc?

Annulus pulposus
Pulpotic ring
Nucleus pulposus
Vertebral pulposus

 

2. Which portion of the vertebral bones creates a passageway for spinal nerves?

Intervertebral fissure
Intervertebral foramina
Intervertebral disc
Vertebral foramen

 

3. Which vertebrae require costal demifacets?

Cervical vertebrae
Thoracic vertebrae
Lumbar vertebrae
Sacral vertebrae

 

4. Which of these is another term for the chonchae?

Palatine
Vomer
Turbinate
Symphysis

 

5. Where would you find the mental foramen?

Top of the skull
Vertebral processes
Ocular region
Lower jaw

 

MATCH THE STATEMENT WITH THE BEST ANSWER CHOICE FOR QUESTIONS 6-10:

 

6. Large opening at the base of the skull.

Sagittal suture
Sella turcica
Foramen magnum
Sacral promontory
Greater wings

 

7. Portions of the sphenoid bone that help form the eye sockets.

Sagittal suture
Sella turcica
Foramen magnum
Sacral promontory
Greater wings

 

8. An important skeletal landmark for obstetricians.

Sagittal suture
Sella turcica
Foramen magnum
Sacral promontory
Greater wings

 

9. Midline articulation point of the two parietal bones.

Sagittal suture
Sella turcica
Foramen magnum
Sacral promontory
Greater wings

 

10. Location of the pituitary glan

Sagittal suture
Sella turcica
Foramen magnum
Sacral promontory
Greater wings

 

MATCH THE STATEMENT WITH THE BEST ANSWER CHOICE FOR QUESTIONS 11-15:

 

11. Point of attachment for the dura mater in the cranium.

Squamous suture
Jugular foramen
Crista galli
Scoliosis
Lordosis

 

12. Condition when the spine has a concave curvatur

Squamous suture
Jugular foramen
Crista galli
Scoliosis
Lordosis

 

13. Point of articulation of the temporal bones with the parietal bones.

Squamous suture
Jugular foramen
Crista galli
Scoliosis
Lordosis

 

14. Condition when the spine is curved to the sid

Squamous suture
Jugular foramen
Crista galli
Scoliosis
Lordosis

 

15. Point of passage for internal jugular vein and some cranial nerves.

Squamous suture
Jugular foramen
Crista galli
Scoliosis
Lordosis

 

NOTE: You are responsible for the visual identification of all bones and their markings, as indicated in your objectives. Practical applications such as these are an inherent part of each laboratory activity and exam.