#1. The femur is connected to the pelvic girdle of a mammal by;
Ball and socket joint
#2. Which one of the following is a characteristic feature of the sacrum?
The bones are flattened out
The bones are fused together
The transverse processes are small and slender
The neural canal is often very large
#3. The last two pairs of human ribs are described as floating ribs because;
They are very small and light
They are fused together
They are not attached to the sternum at all
They are very soft and smooth
#4. The lumber bones are large and stout. This ¡s because;
They are the most important bones of the skeleton
They support the bones of the limbs
They carry the weight of the animal
They support the large muscles of the back
#5. The thoracic bones are distinguished from other bones by the possession of;
Long neural spines
Capitulum and teberculurn
#6. A tendon is ....
A tissue joining bone to bone
A tissue joining bone to muscle
A tissue joining muscle to muscle
A point where two bones meet
#7. Which of the following types of skeleton does the earth worm possess?
The bony skeleton.
The internal skeleton
The hydrostatic skeleton
#8. Zygopophyses are .....
The bones arising from the centrum
Solid pieces of bone which resist compression forces
Bony projections arising from the vertebra for the attachment of muscles and ligaments
The articulating surfaces between adjacent vertebrae
#9. Which one of the following ¡s a characteristic of cervical vertebra?
Humerus and ulna
Femur and pelvis
Humerus and radius
Femur and tibia
#10. A student noted the following characteristics on a vertebra? i) long neural spine, ii) wide neural canal, iii) short transverse process, The vertebra was;
#11. Which of the following features of an amphibian are suited for aquatic life?
Muscular hind limbs
Possession of wings
Moist skin without scales
#12. The intervertebral disc refers to .....
The soft pad of bone between the thoracic bones
The cartilage bone in the body
The pad ¡n the centrum of a bone
The pad between two centra
#13. In vertebrates the joint between an axis and atlas vertebrae is known as; ......
Ball and socket joint
#14. Which of the following is true of an atlas vertebra?
It has a prominent neural spine
It has a short neural spine
The neural canal is very large
The centrum is modified into odontoid process
#15. Which of the following ¡s the function of the neural canal?
It carries the neural fluid
It carries the spinal cord
It carries the odontoid peg of the axis bone
It supports the body weight