SKELETAL SYSTEM Obj (Q1-10): Integrated Science Current WASSCE Questions

      Integrated Science Current WASSCE Past Questions: SKELETAL SYSTEM Objective Questions (2011-2019)

      I) Questions that occur multiple times means they were repeated over the period under consideration

      II) Candidates are expected to spend 50 seconds on each objective question. Candidates are therefore required to spend between 8-9minutes on these 10 questions. Start work now!!

      1. Which of the following bones form the axial skeleton in mammals
      I. Limb and limb girdles
      II. The vertebral column
      III. The skull
      IV. Ribs and sternum
      A. I and II only
      B. I and III only
      C. II and III only
      D. III and IV only

      2. The type of mammalian vertebrae illustrated in the diagram below is


      A. Caudal
      B. Cervical
      C. Lumber
      D. Thoracic

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      3. One characteristic feature of mammals is the possession of
      A. Diaphragm
      B. Hollow bones
      C. Homodont dentition
      D. Nictitating membrane

      4. Which of the movement occur when the arm of a human is bent
      A. Biceps relaxes and the triceps contracts
      B. Biceps contracts and triceps relaxes
      C. Both biceps and triceps relax
      D. Both biceps and triceps contract

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      5. The correct sequential arrangement of the vertebrae along the vertebral column of a mammal is
      A. Sacral, cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal
      B. Thoracic, lumbar, caudal, cervical and sacral
      C. Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and caudal
      D. Cervical, lumbar thoracic, sacral and caudal

      6. Which of the following parts of the mammalian skeleton constitute the axial skeleton
      I. Skull
      II. Vertebral column
      III. Pelvic girdle
      IV. Pectoral girdle
      A. I and II only
      B. III and IV only
      C. I, II and III only
      D. I, II, III and IV

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      7. The contraction of the biceps muscle in humans is likely to result in
      A. Straightening of the forearm
      B. Bending of the forearm
      C. Contraction of the triceps
      D. Movement of the scapula towards the sternum

      8. One of the functions of the human vertebral column is to
      A. Enclose and protect the brain
      B. Form a hollow to accommodate the heart
      C. Hold the lungs in position
      D. Support the head

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      9. Which of the following functions are associated with mammalian skeleton?. It
      I. Stores calcium and phosphate
      II. Protect vital internal organs
      III. Produces red blood cells
      IV. Stores protein
      A. I and II only
      B. III and IV only
      C. I, II and III only
      D. II, III and IV only

      10. A ball and socket joint in the human body does not allow
      A. Circular movement
      B. Side to side movement
      C. Up and down movement
      D. Gliding movement

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      Answers
      1. II, III and IV only
      2. D
      3. A
      4. B
      5. C

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      6. A
      7. B
      8. D
      9. C
      10. D

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