Can You Answer These Basic Human Anatomy Questions?

General anatomy is a like a roadmap for the human body. It is quite fascinating if you think how the major organs of our body are supported by a network of nerves and blood vessels, how the heart continues to beat and make the sound of lub dub, and how a number of different muscles are responsible for all your facial expressions. Take this fun and educational quiz about the basic human anatomy and test your knowledge!

1. What is the largest organ of the human body?

What is the largest organ of the human body?
Skin
Large intestine
Lungs
Brain

2. What is another name for your voice box?

What is another name for your voice box?
Larynx
Esophagus
Trachea

3. What is the name of the bone structure that makes up your spinal column?

What is the name of the bone structure that makes up your spinal column?
Spinal cord
Spinal disc
Vertebrae

4. What part of your body is this a cross-section of?

What part of your body is this a cross-section of?
Spine
Wrist
Ankle

5. What is the name of the biggest part of the human brain?

What is the name of the biggest part of the human brain?
Cerebrum
Brainstem
Cerebellum

6. The arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the tissues of the body. What is the largest artery in the body called?

The arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the tissues of the body. What is the largest artery in the body called?
Aorta
Jugular
Femoral artery

7. The DNA molecule looks like a spiral staircase. It is known as what?

The DNA molecule looks like a spiral staircase. It is known as what?
Double helix
Chromosomes
Helix

8. This fibrous structural protein is found in hair and nails. What is it known as?

This fibrous structural protein is found in hair and nails. What is it known as?
Keratin
Calcium carbohydrate
Melanin
Chitin

9. What is the largest muscle in the human body?

What is the largest muscle in the human body?
Sartorius
Gluteus maximus
Tongue

10. How many bones does the adult human body consist of?

How many bones does the adult human body consist of?
206
300
Over 500

11. Which internal organ can regenerate itself?

Which internal organ can regenerate itself?
Kidney
Small intestine
Liver
Large intestine

12. How fast is a sneeze?

How fast is a sneeze?
100 mile per hour (160 kilometres per hour)
1 mile per hour (1.6 kilometres per hour)
10 mile per hour (16 kilometres per hour)

13. How many taste buds are on your tongue?

How many taste buds are on your tongue?
1000
100
10,000
100,000

14. What are the muscles in the front of your thighs?

What are the muscles in the front of your thighs?
Hamstring
Adductor
Quadriceps
Biceps

15. What is the name of the long pipe that moves food from the back of your throat down to your stomach?

What is the name of the long pipe that moves food from the back of your throat down to your stomach?
Trachea
Pharynx
Esophagus

16. What organs enables the human body to stay balanced?

What organs enables the human body to stay balanced?
Liver
Eyes
Ears
Nose

17. What is the name of the substance that gives skin and hair its color?

What is the name of the substance that gives skin and hair its color?
Protease
Melanin
Hemoglobin

18. What part of your body has this bony mess?

What part of your body has this bony mess?
Knee
Shoulder
Ankle
Elbow

19. Which of the following organs acts primarily as a blood filter and plays important roles in the immune system?

Which of the following organs acts primarily as a blood filter and plays important roles in the immune system?
Pancreas
Spleen
Bladder
Heart

20. What is the top layer of the skin?

What is the top layer of the skin?
Sagittal
Dermis
Epidermis

21. What is the name of the large, long bone found in the upper leg?

What is the name of the large, long bone found in the upper leg?
Femur
Humerus
Tibia

22. Which is not a part of the circulatory system?

Which is not a part of the circulatory system?
Heart
Blood
Lung

23. The area of the brain known as Wernicke's Area is involved in....

The area of the brain known as Wernicke's Area is involved in....
Memory
Breathing
Language comprehension

24. Which is of the following is the longest section of the digestive tube?

Which is of the following is the longest section of the digestive tube?
Small intestine
Stomach
Large intestine