Chapter 7 - The Skeleton (True/False)

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1

A Colle's fracture is a break in the distal end of the radius.

True

2

All of the bones of the skull, except the mandible, are united by sutures and are therefore immovable.

True

3

The foramen magnum goes through the occipital bone.

True

4

The mastoid sinuses are located at a position in the skull where they are usually free from infections.

False

5

The vertebral column is held in place primarily by the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments.

True

6

Ribs numbered 11 and 12 are true ribs because they have no anterior attachments.

False

7

The most common site of fracture in the humerus is the anatomical neck.

False

8

The layman's name for the scapula is the collarbone.

False

9

A temporal bone protrusion riddled with sinuses is the styloid process.

False

10

Costal cartilages join most ribs to the sternum.

True

11

The tubercle of a rib articulates with the transverse process of a vertebra.

True

12

In women of childbearing age, the dimensions of the true pelvis are of utmost importance.

True

13

The term "vertebrochondral ribs" refers to ribs that attach to each other before they attach to the sternum.

True

14

In the anatomical position, the lateral forearm bone is the radius.

True

15

The vomer forms part of the nasal septum.

True

16

The cranial vault of the skull is also called the calvaria.

True

17

The lacrimal bones contain openings that allow the tear ducts to pass.

True

18

The largest and strongest bone of the face is the maxilla.

False

19

Each intervertebral disc possesses a nucleus pulposus and an annulus fibrosus.

True

20

There are seven cervical, twelve thoracic, and five lumbar vertebrae.

True

21

Lordosis affects the thoracic vertebrae.

False

22

All vertebrae possess a body, a spine, and transverse foramina.

False

23

The dens articulates with the axis.

False

24

The pituitary gland is housed in a saddlelike depression in the temporal bone called the sella turcica.

False

25

The ischium articulates with both the ilium and the pubis.

True