Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Technically, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. It contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula. The upper end of the tibia joins with the lower end of the thighbone (femur) and forms a hinged joint. The kneecap (patella), a flat triangular-shaped bone, surrounds and protects this joint. The lower end of both tibia and fibula join with the talus, a bone in the foot, to form the ankle joint. Between the knee and the hip is the thigh. The upper end of the femur, which is the longest bone in the body, forms a ball and socket joint where it meets the hipbone. In quadrupeds, both the hind and fore limbs are referred to as legs.

1. The thigh bone is called the
A. patella.
B. femur
C. tibia.
D. fibula.
2. Technically, the leg is that part of the body between
A. the hip and the foot
B. the knee and the hip.
C. the foot and the knee.
D. the toes and the hip.
3. The longest bone in the body is
A. the talus.
B. the patella.
C. the tibia.
D. the femur.
4. The ball-and-socket joint mentioned in the article is at the
A. hip.
B. knee.
C. foot.
D. ankle.
5. The Latin origin of quadruped means
A. four foot.
B. mammal. C. two foot. D. grouped.

Information comes from Columbia Encyclopedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-B..........2-C..........3-D..........4-A..........5-A
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