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How Well Do You Know Your Body?

Human biology is a tough but necessary subject. Knowing which internal body parts are which can go a long way to helping you take good care of yourself, much like knowing about the internal mechanisms of your car makes you a confident driver. So, do you know a liver from a pancreas? Let’s put your human body knowledge to the test with our special biology quiz!
 
 
What's this?
Your pancreas produces hormones and forms digestive enzymes. It can take up to 72 hours to digest a large meal.
The pancreas
The spleen
The stomach
That isn't part of the human body
 
 
What's this?
The largest bone in the human body is the thigh bone. It can grow and get wider if you are overweight. The thigh bone accounts for 27.5% of human height.
The fibula
The tibia
The thigh bone
It's two distinct bones
 
 
What's this?
The kneecap protects bones from lateral dislocations. The kneecap only becomes bone at 3 years of age.
Falciform cartilage
The kneecap
The shinbone
 
 
What's this?
Kidneys (most people have two) filter blood and create hormones. To find yours put your hands on your waist and move your thumb upwards. The kidneys will be on the line between your fingertips.
The appendix
The gall bladder
A kidney
Some people don't have that organ
 
 
What's this?
Floating ribs are not joined to your ribs or breastbone. One in twenty people has a spare pair of ribs.
A Floating rib
The breastbone
The true rib
 
 
What's this?
The sella turcica is part of one bone where the pituitary glad is found.
The Roman arc
The Greek ornament
The Turkish saddle
A chromosome
 
 
What's this?
The small intestine is where nutrients are absorbed and other digestive processes occur. It covers an area of 250 sq. m, about the size of a tennis court.
The large intestine
The small intestine
The stomach
 
 
What's this?
The sternum is a bridge that connects to the ribs via cartilage.
The main breast plate
The sternum
The true rib
The false rib
 
 
What's this?
The humerus is your upper body's largest bone. This bone is incredibly strong.
The humerus
The radialis
The ulnaris
The cuttle bone
 
 
What's this?
The hammer, stirrup, and anvil are the bodies' smallest bones. They do not grow or change size after birth.
The ear bones
The back ear
The cerebellum
The cochlea
 
 
What's this?
The labial frenum is a tie which joins your upper gums and lip.
Labial frenum
Epiglottis
Alveolae
Soft palate
 
 
What's this?
The purlicue is the stretch of skin and muscles between your forefinger and thumb. These muscles define the strength of your grip.
Purlicue
Radius
Lumbrical
Flexor retinaculum
Oops! You Got Low Scores
You are certainly no medical doctor! But, you shouldn’t worry. If anything, this result will just let you better appreciate the work medical professionals do for us. We are sure you’ve learned a lot from this experience too. Just try the quiz again and you’ll see what we mean! Better luck next time!
 
You Got Good Scores!
You certainly know some important facts about the human body, and will have little problem working out what hurts when you are in pain. This vital skill will help you let your doctors help you. There is still a bit of learning for you to do yet though. We hope we’ve inspired you to do some more research on human biology! Well done!
 
You Achieved Top Scores!
Are you a doctor? In all seriousness, that was a brilliant test performance. You should be proud that you know so much about your anatomy. If it comes to it, you’ll have no problem explaining to a nurse or doctor just where it hurts. If only the rest of us mortals knew as much as you! Congratulations!
 
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