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Joints: Take Home Quiz

Chapter 8 Quiz

True or False

  1. The shoulder (glenohumeral) joint is a multiaxial synovial joint.
  2. Most fibrous joints are diarthrodial.
  3. Most joints of the limbs are fibrous amphiarthrodial joints
  4. Menisci increase congruency between bony partners, thus increasing stability

Multiple Choice

  1. Which of the following terms describe the hip (Coxal) joint.
    1. Synovial
    2. Multiaxial
    3. Diarthrodial
    4. All of the Above
  2. Which of the following motions occur in the frontal plane
    1. Flexion
    2. Abduction
    3. Adduction
    4. B and C
  3. What is one example of a Synchondrosis?
    1. TMJ
    2. Pubic Symphysis
    3. Epiphyseal Plate
    4. All of the above





  1. Which of the following patients is at a greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis
    1. A 40 year old female
    2. Clayton Vance (a male in our A&P class)
  2. Osteoarthritis is a(n)
    1. Autoimmune disorder
    2. An age related, wear and tear type of arthritis


  1. Bursae and tendon sheaths serve primarily to
    1. Increase joint strength
    2. Reduce friction between structures
  2. What is the primary purpose of the synovial membrane
    1. To secrete synovial fluid
    2. To add strength to the fibrous joint capsule
  3. The primary contributor to shoulder (glenohumeral) joint stability is
    1. The arrangement of its articulating surfaces
    2. the muscle tone and musculotendinous support
  4. Which joint has a higher occurrence of joint dislocations?
    1. The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
    2. The metacarpophalangeal joint (MCP)
  5. Condylar and saddle joints have what in common?
    1. They both have 2 degrees of freedom
    2. They both allow rotation



  1. Flexion and extension occur in which plane?
    1. Transverse
    2. Sagittal
  2. Which of the following terms best describes a suture?
    1. Synarthrodial
    2. Diarthrodial
  3. Which of the following is an example of a syndesmosis?
    1. The Distal tibiofibular joint
    2. The Pubic Symphysis
  4. Which of the following is an example of a hinge joint
    1. The carpometacarpal joint of the thumb
    2. The elbow (ulnohumeral) joint
  5. In which position are the ligaments of the hip and knee tightest, thus providing the most support?
    1. Sitting
    2. Standing
  6. Which joint is gouty arthritis most likely to affect?
    1. 1st MTP Joint (Base of great toe)
    2. Knee (tibiofemoral)  joint

5 comments on “Joints: Take Home Quiz

  1. Lindsay
    November 4, 2013

    Is it okay if we fill this out on paper or do we need a scantron?

    Will you be posting a webinar for the joint chapter?

  2. clayton vance
    November 4, 2013

    Sorry, so we are not taking the quiz in class today or am I just missing something?

    • Navi Atwal
      November 5, 2013

      The quiz is take home. It’s sure tomorrow in lab. No scantrons needed, just write down the answers on piece of paper.

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