Multiple Choice Questions: Anatomy Physiology

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Here are some practice questions for your Anatomy Physiology paper.  Read the blog on answering MCQs effectively  this will help you prepare for your exams.

The release of adrenaline

A Increases blood glucose and heart rate

B Increases blood calcium levels

C Decreases blood glucose levels and heart rate

D Can cause the appearance of goitre in a person

The axial skeleton supports the :

A Head and neck

B Neck Arms and Legs

C Head Neck and Torso

D Arms Legs and Torso

The role of Hydrochloric acid in the stomach is to

A Digest fat

B Kill bacteria

C Activate trypsin

D Digest protein

The diaphragm

A Is composed entirely of connective tissue

B Lies between the thoracic and abdominal cavities

C Is attached directly to the lungs

D Is a voluntary muscle

The power house of the cell is:

A Ribosomes

B Lysosomes

C Mitochondria

D Golgi apparatus

Anti Diuretic Hormone is secreted by the;

A Anterior lobe of pituitary

B Posterior lobe of pituitary

C Thyroid gland

D Parathyroids

Where would you find an example of a fixed joint

A Between the Tarsals

B The Inomminate Bones

C Between the Carpals

D In the Vertebrae


If you were to supinate your arm would you

A Turn it to face downwards

B Move it away from the body

C Turn it to face upwards

D Move to towards the body


What is the function of the Orbicularis Oculi

A Raise the corner of the mouth

B Rotates the Head

C Closes the eyelid

D Planterflexes the ankle

The skin produces two products, these are:

A Melatonin and Vitamin D

B Vitamin E and Myelin

C Melanin and Vitamin D

D Melanin and Vitamin E


Define Sebum

A Milky fluid found in the axilla and groin

B Sweat that controls body temperature

C A fatty acid that keeps the skin moist and lubricates the hair shaft

D Alkaline solution that balancs the PH level of the skin


When a cell reproduces and divides the term is

A Meiosis

B Osmosis

C Mitosis

D Melanosis


What am I explaining: the transfer of a substance by pressure when the

concentration of the substance on one side of the membrane is greater than

the other. The transference stops when and equal concentration has been achieved


A Diffusion

B Osmosis

C Filtration

D Dissolution

What is the function of thrombocytes

A Transport of nutrients

B Protect the body from infection

C Blood Clotting

D Destroy antigens


Which chamber of the heart does oxygenated blood return to ?

A Right Atrium

B Left Atrium

C Right Ventricle

D Left Ventricle


 What disorder am I describing: Inflammation of a vein

A Phlebitis

B Haemorrhoids

C Atherosclerosis

D Arteriosclerosis


How do Lymphatic capillaries differ to vascular capillaries

A They do not differ

B They are not pourous

C They are colourless and hard to observe

D Consists of endothelium and basement membrane

What is the function of lymph nodes

A To filter lymph only

B To produce new lymphocytes only

C A point of re-entry to the blood stream for lymph fluid

D To filter lymph and to produce new lymphocytes

Which part of the brain has control over the cardiac centre

A Cerebellum

B Cerebrum

C Medulla Oblongata

D Mid Brain

What does the peripheral nervous system do

A Transmits information to and from the body(Motor & Sensory)

B Stimulates the body’s involuntary organs

C Slows down the body

D Transmission of sensory information only



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