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Human rib cage: Quiz


Question 1: These actions produce an increase in volume, and a resulting partial vacuum, or negative pressure, in the thoracic cavity, resulting in ________ pushing air into the lungs, inflating them.
Atmospheric pressureWindPrecipitation (meteorology)Lightning

Question 2: The head is the end of a rib closest to the ________.
Vertebral columnLumbar vertebraeTorsoThoracic vertebrae

Question 3: The human rib cage is a component of the human ________.
Respiratory diseaseAsthmaHuman pharynxRespiratory system

Question 4: The spaces between the ribs are known as intercostal spaces; they contain the intercostal muscles, nerves, and ________.
Arterial treeBlood vesselArterySystemic circulation

Question 5: The human rib cage, also known as the thoracic cage, is a bony and cartilaginous structure which surrounds the thoracic (chest) cavity and supports the pectoral (shoulder) girdle, forming a core portion of the ________.
Head and neck anatomyBoneHuman skeletonHuman skull

Question 6: Abnormalities of the rib cage include ________ ("sunken chest") and pectus carinatum ("pigeon chest").
Klippel–Feil syndromeICD-10 Chapter XVII: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalitiesSpina bifidaPectus excavatum

Question 7: ________ image of human chest, with ribs labeled.
Nuclear fusionX-rayRadiation therapyIonizing radiation


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