Can You Name 100% of These Bones?

Think you know the human skeleton?

Introduction

The human body is incredible, allowing us to accomplish amazing feats. Our internal framework, the human skeleton, is an integral part of keeping our body structured and strong. When we’re born, we have roughly 270 bones in our body. Over time, bones fuse, leaving adults with 206 bones. How well do you know them?

Tickle your funny bone with this quiz. You will be shown pictures of bones in the human skeleton. Using a multiple-choice format, you will have to identify the name of the bone, using its formal name rather than the common name.

Description

The human body is incredible, allowing us to accomplish amazing feats. Our internal framework, the human skeleton, is an integral part of keeping our body structured and strong. When we’re born, we have roughly 270 bones in our body. Over time, bones fuse, leaving adults with 206 bones. How well do you know them?

Tickle your funny bone with this quiz. You will be shown pictures of bones in the human skeleton. Using a multiple-choice format, you will have to identify the name of the bone, using its formal name rather than the common name.

Short Description

Can you name more bones than your high school anatomy teacher?


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Let's Play!

1. Which bone is this?


1. Which bone is this?

1. Humerus

2. Fibula

3. Femur

4. Tibia

The correct answer is the femur. This is the largest bone in the body!



2. Which bone is this?


2. Which bone is this?

1. Stapes

2. Malleus

3. Incus

4. Cochlea

The correct answer is the stapes. This is actually the smallest bone in the body.



3. Which bone is this?


3. Which bone is this?

1. Radius

2. Fibula

3. Humerus

4. Ulna

The correct answer is the humerus. The end of your humerus is often called the "funny bone."



4. Which bone is this?


4. Which bone is this?

1. Midline chest

2. Cardiac

3. Central chest

4. Sternum

The correct answer is the sternum, also called the breastbone.



5. Which bone is this?


5. Which bone is this?

1. Phalanges

2. Illium

3. Ishium

4. Metatarsal

The correct answer is the phalanx. You've more likely heard of "phalanges," which is the plural form of phalanx.



6. Which bone is this?


6. Which bone is this?

1. Radius

2. Humerus

3. Ulna

4. Brachialis longus

The correct answer is the ulna. There is a nerve that runs alongside this bone, called the "ulnar nerve." Pinching this nerve is sometimes referred to as "tickling your funny bone."



7. Which bone is this?


7. Which bone is this?

1. Fibula

2. Anterior tibial

3. Lateral tibial

4. Lesser tibial

The correct answer is the fibula. This is an almost entirely non-weight-bearing bone.



8. Which bone is this?


8. Which bone is this?

1. Pterygium

2. Caudal terminal

3. Infraspinal trigone

4. Coccyx

The correct answer is the coccyx. Trauma to this bone will really knock you on your rear.



9. Which bone is this?


9. Which bone is this?

1. Radius

2. Ulna

3. Inferior humerus

4. Ulnar appendage

The correct answer is the radius. There is a nerve and an artery with the same name.



10. Which bone is this?


10. Which bone is this?

1. Posterior talus

2. Achilles tendon

3. Retrotalar osteum

4. Calcaneus

The correct answer is the calcaneus. It's just a fancy word for the heel.



11. Which bone is this?


11. Which bone is this?

1. Scapula

2. Sternum

3. First rib

4. Clavicle

The correct answer is the clavicle. This is the oldest bone in the body, as it is the first to form in a growing fetus.



12. Which bone is this?


12. Which bone is this?

1. Discoid

2. Patella

3. Meniscus

4. Cruciate

The correct answer is the patella. The knee cap handles large pressure loads from the thigh muscles.



13. Which bone is this?


13. Which bone is this?

1. Sternum

2. Costochondral

3. Supracardiac

4. Manubrium

The correct answer is the manubrium. This bone also helps protect vital cardiac structures.



14. Which bone is this?


14. Which bone is this?

1. Rotator cuff

2. Scapula

3. Infraspinatus

4. Supraspinatus

The correct answer is the scapula. The muscles of the scapula form the rotator cuff.



15. Which bone is this?


15. Which bone is this?

1. Metacarpal

2. Metatarsal

3. First metacarpal

4. Greater phalanx

The correct answer is metacarpal. There are many of these bones, and they connect the wrist to the fingers.



16. Which bone is this?


16. Which bone is this?

1. Mandible

2. Maxilla

3. Inferior ramus

4. Posterior mentum

The correct answer is the mandible. This is the only moveable part of our jaw. Some insects also have a body part called a mandible.



17. Which bone is this?


17. Which bone is this?

1. Occipital

2. Frontalis

3. Temporal

4. Supra-auricular

The correct answer is the temporal bone. Behind this bone sits the part of the brain that helps control movement of body parts.



18. Which bone is this?


18. Which bone is this?

1. Inferior malar

2. Zygoma

3. Maxilla

4. Sphenoid

The correct answer is the zygoma. This bone in the face is often fractured when it collides with a windshield in a car accident. Remember to wear your seat belts!



19. Which bone is this?


19. Which bone is this?

1. Atlas

2. C-2

3. Superior spinal

4. Infra-occipital

The correct answer is the atlas. The skull sits atop this bone, the way the world sits atop the shoulders of Atlas in Greek mythology, hence the name.



20. Which bone is this?


20. Which bone is this?

1. Infrafrontalis

2. Ocular

3. Orbit

4. Suprazygomatus

The correct answer is the orbit. A common cause of orbital fractures are car accidents.



21. Which bone is this?


21. Which bone is this?

1. Axis

2. C-3

3. Spinocranial

4. Lamina propria

The correct answer is the axis. It's one of the bones that lets the head rotate.



22. Which bone is this?


22. Which bone is this?

1. Cuboid

2. Subtalus

3. Navicular

4. Podalis major

The correct answer is the cuboid. This bone, located in the foot, is equivalent to a wrist bone (to use the colloquial term) in the hand.



23. Which bone is this?


23. Which bone is this?

1. Frontal

2. Forehead

3. Anterior cephalic

4. Supracephalic

The correct answer is the frontal bone. Behind it is what is commonly called the seat of our emotions in the brain.



24. Which bone is this?


24. Which bone is this?

1. Achilles

2. Talus

3. Talofibular

4. Trigeminal

The correct answer is the talus. This bone helps stabilize the ankle.



25. Which bone is this?


25. Which bone is this?

1. Ethmoid

2. Midline nasal

3. Vomer

4. Uncinate

The correct answer is the vomer. It makes up a portion of the nasal septum and, contrary to popular belief, you cannot drive it into the brain.



26. Which bone is this?


26. Which bone is this?

1. Coccyx

2. Inferior spinal scaffold

3. Trilateralis infraspinalis

4. Sacrum

The correct answer is the sacrum. This is the lowest part of the spinal column from which nerves emerge.



27. Which bone (highlighted in red) is this?


27. Which bone (highlighted in red) is this?

1. Cranium

2. Skull

3. Cephalic vault

4. Cranialis magnus

The correct answer is the cranium. Because it protects the brain, this bone is thicker than most.



28. Which bone is this?


28. Which bone is this?

1. Capitate

2. Hamate

3. Triquetrum

4. Trapezoid

The correct answer is the triquetrum. It is a tiny wrist bone on the pinky side.



29. Which bone is this?


29. Which bone is this?

1. Lunate

2. Margate

3. Stellate

4. Navicular

The correct answer is the navicular. Sometimes people are born with an extra one.



30. Which bone is this?


30. Which bone is this?

1. Trapezoid

2. Trapezium

3. Lunate

4. Scaphoid

The correct answer is the scaphoid. This forms the radial (thumb side) border of the carpal tunnel.



31. Which bone is this?


31. Which bone is this?

1. Medial cuneiform

2. Tarsus

3. Lateral cuneiform

4. Ossicle

The correct answer is the lateral cuneiform. There are actually three cuneiform bones in the body.



32. Which bone is this?


32. Which bone is this?

1. Mandible

2. Zygomatic arch

3. Maxilla

4. Malar ridge

The correct answer is the maxilla. This is the upper, immovable part of the jaw.



33. Which bone is this?


33. Which bone is this?

1. Pisiform

2. Hamate

3. Trapezoid

4. Ethmoid

The correct answer is the pisiform. This bone is the size of a garden pea and is located in the wrist.



34. Which bone is this?


34. Which bone is this?

1. Sacrum

2. Vertebrae

3. Hyoid

4. Lamina propria

The correct answer is the vertebral body. Cushions of tissue, called intervertebral discs, sit between these bones. As you age, these discs get squished, causing you to shrink.



35. Which bone is this?


35. Which bone is this?

1. Malleolus

2. Stapes

3. Otic hamulus

4. Malleus

The correct answer is the malleus. This bone is attached to your ear drum. Can you hear me now?



36. Which bone is this?


36. Which bone is this?

1. Malleus

2. Incus

3. Staple

4. Cornu

The correct answer is the incus. This is the second smallest bone in the body.



37. Which bone is this?


37. Which bone is this?

1. Glottis

2. Meron’s arch

3. Epiglottis

4. Hyoid

The correct answer is the hyoid. Fun fact: this is the only bone in the body that is not attached to any other bones.




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