The Amazing Human Body Quiz

The Amazing Human Body

What is the first step of digestion?

1. Creation of enzymes
2. The decomposition of food by saliva
3. Absorption of nutrients
4. Blood circulation

It is the saliva in the mouth that begins to decompose food that is first chewed.

What can a muscle be compared to?

1. a string
2. concrete
3. a tree branch
4. elastic tissue

Muscles are all made of the same material, a type of elastic tissue (similar to a rubber band).

In which system of the human body do we find the enzymes that help process nutrients from food?

1. digestive system
2. nervous system
3. muscles
4. bones

In the digestive system, the liver creates different enzymes to help treat the food nutrients which are picked up in the small intestine.

Our heart muscle is about the same size as...

1. a blueberry
2. a $2 coin
3. a closed fist
4. our head

The heart is about the size of a closed fist.

The cranium protects the brain.

1. true
2. false

The cranium protects the brain.

The heart beats around 35 million times per year.

1. false
2. true

The heart beats about 35 million times per year.

Which statement is true?

1. The brain has no effect on either side of the body.
2. Both parts of the brain control both parts of the body at the same time.
3. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body.
4. The left side of the brain controls the left side of the body.

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body.

There are the same number of nerve cells in the brain as there are stars in the Milky Way.

1. false
2. true

There are MORE nerve cells in the brain than stars in the Milky Way.

Where is bone marrow found?

1. heart
2. nervous system
3. bones
4. muscles

There is a cavity in the long bones of the body which is filled with a substance called bone marrow.

How many bones are in the human body?

1. 210
2. 192
3. 600
4. 206

The human skeleton contains 206 bones.

Food needs about 2 to 3 hours to travel through the entire digestive system.

1. true
2. false

Food needs one or two days to get through the entire digestive system.

What helps to maintain good posture?

1. quadriceps
2. circulatory system
3. skeletal muscles
4. nervous system

Skeletal muscles work nonstop, without one even noticing, to control posture (position of the body)

All 12 questions completed!


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