Human Biology Multiple Choice Quiz #2

Test out your Human Biology knowledge again!
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Last updated: November 15, 2021
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1. What is the most abundant mineral in the human body?
Magnesium
Iron
Calcium
2. The smallest bones in the body are found in the...?
Nose
Ear
Fingers
Malleus, incus, and stapes (hammer, anvil, stirrup) known as the ossicles of the middle ear
3. Eye colour is defined by which circular structure?
Cornea
Macula
Iris
4. What is hardest and most highly mineralized substance of the body?
Tooth Enamel
Finger Nails
Skull Bone
Tooth enamel ranks 5 on Mohs hardness scale (between steel and titanium)
5. What is the largest muscle in the human body?
Trapezius
Triceps
Gluteus maximus
Forrest Gump was shot in the gluteus maximus
6. If you suffer from Scurvy, you are deficient in?
Ascorbic Acid
Iron
Riboflavin
Ascorbic acid is the chemical name of Vitamin C
7. The term 'Leukemia' literally translates to?
White blood
Red blood
Thin Blood
Leukos (λευκός), meaning "white", and haima (αἷμα), meaning "blood"
8. Pre-eclampsia is a potentially serious condition that can arise during...?
Pregnancy
Puberty
Masturbation
When it arises, the condition begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
9. How many bones are there in an adult human body?
72
150
206
It is composed of around 270 bones at birth – this total decreases to around 206 bones by adulthood after some bones fuse together.
10. Which blood group is considered to be an universal donor?
AB+
O-
A+
Not 100% accurate. Google 'Bombay Phenotype'.
11. ...and people with which blood group are considered to be universal recipients?
O-
AB+
B+
12. In which part of a human cell would you find DNA?
Cytoplasm
Cell membrane
Nucleus
DNA is also found in the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells.
13. Which of these is considered to be a vestigial organ?
Gall Bladder
Appendix
Spleen
Experts have however begun to question if the appendix is vestigial.
14. REM stands for...?
Respiratory Effusion Mechanism
Rapid Eye Movement
Rich Efficient Malnutrition
15. The adrenal gland lies above which vital organ
Kidney
Liver
Lung
Produces the hormone adrenaline and steroids.
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Level 33
Nov 14, 2021
Love the quiz, just a correction: the largest muscle in human body is the sartorius
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Level 81
Nov 14, 2021
I think that's the longest, not the largest.
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Level 72
Nov 15, 2021
Your Gluteus Maximus is the largest! But thanks for your comment! Try the other 2 Human biology quizzes also! :)
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Level 83
Nov 14, 2021
You might want to revisit the wording of Question #12.
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Level 72
Nov 15, 2021
What was wrong with it? I have re-worded all the same.
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Level 76
Apr 26, 2022
Don might just be being technical? Yes, DNA resides in the nucleus, but the nucleus resides in the cytoplasm, which resides inside of the cell membrane. This would technically make all 3 answers correct. Personally, I have no issue with the wording. It's clear enough what you're asking. Nominated.
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Level 72
Apr 26, 2022
Thanks, I do not even remember how I originally worded it now, and thanks for the nomination!! :-)