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Chapter Practice Test

This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1
1 Which of the following best defines physiology?
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Question 2
2 Which of the following best describes macroscopic anatomy?
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Question 3
3 Embryology is a subdivision of anatomy that deals with developmental changes that occur before birth.
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Question 4
4 Blood flows in one direction through the heart because the heart has valves that prevent backflow. This phenomenon exemplifies __________.
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Question 5
5 Which of the following represents the sum total of all structural levels working together to keep us alive?
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Question 6
6 The human body as a whole is enclosed and protected by the integumentary system. This is an example of a necessary life function. Select the correct function from the list below.
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Question 7
7 Metabolism includes all three of the following: (1) breaking down substances into their simpler building blocks, (2) synthesizing complex cellular structures from simpler substances, and (3) using nutrients and oxygen to produce ATP.
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Question 8
8 Which of the following processes requires a receptor, a control center, and an effector?
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Question 9
9 Which of the following is an example of a positive feedback mechanism?
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Question 10
10 Which of the following is true of positive feedback mechanisms?
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Question 11
11 The knee is distal to the thigh.
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Question 12
12 Why are directional terms so important?
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Question 13
13 Which of the following statements is correct?
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Question 14
14 Which of the following statements is correct?
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Question 15
15 It is possible for slight anatomical variations to occur in a human body; for example, a nerve or blood vessel may be somewhat out of place, or a small muscle may be missing.
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Question 16
16 Which of the following is the regional term designating the limbs?
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Question 17
17 The coronal plane divides the body into superior and inferior parts.
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Question 18
18 Which of the following best describes a sagittal plane?
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Question 19
19 The ventral body cavity is subdivided into which of the following sets of cavities?
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Question 20
20 A serosa, or serous membrane, can be found within which one of the following body cavities?
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