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!
Your pancreas produces hormones and forms digestive enzymes. It can take up to 72 hours to digest a large meal.
That isn't part of the human body
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 kneecap protects bones from lateral dislocations. The kneecap only becomes bone at 3 years of age.
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.
Some people don't have that organ
Floating ribs are not joined to your ribs or breastbone. One in twenty people has a spare pair of ribs.
The sella turcica is part of one bone where the pituitary glad is found.
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 sternum is a bridge that connects to the ribs via cartilage.
The humerus is your upper body's largest bone. This bone is incredibly strong.
The hammer, stirrup, and anvil are the bodies' smallest bones. They do not grow or change size after birth.
The labial frenum is a tie which joins your upper gums and lip.
The purlicue is the stretch of skin and muscles between your forefinger and thumb. These muscles define the strength of your grip.
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!
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!