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Last Updated: Tuesday April 19 2011 15:38 GMT

Bones and Skeleton Quiz

Bones and Skeletons Quiz

How much do you know about knobbly knees and bendy bones - let's see shall we?

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1.) Question 1

How many bones are there in an adult skeleton?

Bones
  1. 307
  2. 206
  3. 105

2.) Question 2

What's the knee cap known as?

Knees
  1. Patella
  2. Petal
  3. Paella

3.) Question 3

The longest bone of the body is the * bone.

  1. jawbone
  2. thighbone
  3. collarbone

4.) Question 4

* is the shortest bone in the body.

  1. stirrup bone
  2. jawbone
  3. thighbone

5.) Question 5

The bones of the cranium, that cover the brain, are flexible when you're born - how long does it take for them to fully fuse together?

Skull Xray
  1. 1 month
  2. 12 months
  3. 24 months

6.) Question 6

A flag with a skull and crossbones on it suggests that who's on board a ship?

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  1. Ambulance service
  2. Pirates
  3. Archeologists

Answers

  1. An adult skeleton contains 206 bones!
  2. Patella is the name for the knee cap.
  3. The thighbone, or femur as it's called, is the longest bone in your body.
  4. The smallest bone in the body is in your ear and is called the stirrup bone.
  5. The eight bones that make up the cranium are not fused together at birth - it takes them about 24 months to fuse and form the adult skull.
  6. A flag with a skull and crossbones usually suggests that pirates are on the ship.

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