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The Muscular System

Published: 18.05.2011, Updated: 04.03.2017
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What do you know about the different types of muscles in your body? At these links you will find a video and an article describing the body's muscular system. Watch and listen to the information and then try the interactive task. You will also find a text version of the questions in the hidden text which you may copy into your text editor.

 

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Text Version of Questions

Choose the correct alternative.

  1. How many muscles do human beings have?
    • 500
    • 600
    • 700
  2. Smooth muscles are called
    • involuntary muscles
    • voluntary muscles
    • cardiac muscles
  3. Choose the correct statement.
    • Smooth muscles are found only on the inside of our stomach
    • Smooth muscles are found in our heart
    • Smooth muscles are found in the walls of the stomach, intestines and other hollow organs
  4. Which muscle works without you even trying?
    • skeletal muscles
    • cardiac muscles
    • smooth muscles
  5. What type of muscle is your heart?
    • smooth muscle
    • skeletal muscle
    • cardiac muscle
  6. What is another name for the heart muscle?
    • nyctalopia
    • myocardium
    • biovular
  7. What is another word for skeletal muscles?
    • voluntary muscles
    • cardiac muscles
    • smooth muscles
  8. Skeletal muscles are
    • attached to your bones by tendons
    • attached to your bones by joints
    • attached to your bones by tenders
  9. Which statement is correct?
    • The cerebellum sends an electrical signal to the muscles.
    • The whole brain sends an electrical signal to the muscles.
    • The celebral motor cortex sends an electrical signal to the muscles.
  10. Choose the correct alternative.
    • The biceps and triceps work as flexors and extensors.
    • The biceps straightens the elbow.
    • The triceps is a flexor.
  11. Choose the correct alternative.
    • Pectorals are found on each side of your upper chest.
    • Pectorals move your muscles.
    • Pectorals are in your thighs.
  12. Where is the gluteus maximus?
    • In your thighs
    • In your rear end
    • In your shoulders

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