Kinesiology Test Questions for Massage Students

The correct answers are the listed at the end of the question.

1.      The iliopsoas hikes up the hip because of its insertion on the   a) femur  b) greater trochanter   c) lesser trochanter

d)  ischial tuberosity     C

2.      Which structure supports the body in the sitting position   a)sacrum  b) coccyx  c) ischial tuberosity   d)  hamstring     C

3.      Which statement is true about Golgi tendon apparatus?  a)  they are found in joint capsules   b)  they detect the overall tension of the tendon  c) there are a higher number of them in gymnasts   d)  they insert on the greater tuberosity   B

4.      Which muscle latterally rotates, medially rotates, extends and flexes?   A) gluteus maximus  b) gluteus minimus  c) gluteus medius   d) quadratus lumborum    C

5.      Which muscle adducts and medially rotates the femur at the hip?  a) gluteus medius  b)pectineus  c)quadratus femoris  d) tensor fascia lata    B

6.      Which muscle is closet to the sciatic nerve?  a) gracilis  b) piriformis c) gluteus medius  d) pectineus    B

7.      Which muscle laterally rotates the femur at the hip joint?  a)  Pectineus  b) gluteus minimis  c) sartorius  d)  all of the above    B

8.      A muscle contraction in which the distance between ends of the muscle changes is called  a) isotonic  b) resistant  c) distal  d) isometric   A

9.      Which of the following does not flex the wrist?  A) flexor carpi radialis b) flexor carpi ulnaris c) pronator quadratus d) palmaris longus  C

10.  What forms the outer layer of the anterior and lateral abdominal wall?  A) rectus abdominis  b) transversalis  c) serratus anterior  d) external oblique   D

11.  The primary flexor of the distal phalanx of the fingers is a)flexor carpi ulnaris b) pollices longus  c) flexor digitorum profundus  d) flexor carpi radialis  C

12.  Which muscle elevates and depresses the scapula?  A) trapezius  b) latissimus dorsi c) rhomboids  d) all of the above    A

13.  With the elbow flesed, which muscle supinates the hand?   a) pronator b) supinator c) quadratof d) brachialis  B

14.   Which of the following moves and extremity away from the midline?  a) adductor  b) abductor  c)flexor  d) rotator   B

15.  What is the band of strong, fibrous tissue that connects the articular ends of bones together?  a) membrane b)fascia c) tendon  d) ligament    D

16.  At the wrist, the radius articulates with the a) lunate and scaphoid b) lunate and zyphoid  c) trapezoid and hamate d) capitate and hamate  A

17.  The popliteus muscle of the leg a) abducts b) extends c) plantar flexes the ankle d) medially rotates the tibia   D

18.  Which muscle is innervated by the axillary nerve?  a) deltoid  b)bracialis  c) pectoralis major  d) all of the above   A

19.  What do the following muscles have in common:  SCM, biceps brachii, hamstring?  a)flexors b) adductors c) extensors d) abductors    A

20.  Which muscle abducts the scapula?  a) serratus anterior/pectoralis minor  b)rhomboids c)latissimus dorsi  d) trapezius      A

21.  What muscle plantarflexes and everts the foot?  a) tibialis anterior b) gastrocnemius c)plantaris  d)peroneus longus     D

22.  Which muscle is not part of the rotator cuff?  a) supraspinatus  b) infraspinatus  c) teres major  d) teres minor   C

23.   The largest and strongest tarsal bone is the a) calcaneus b) cuboid c) lateral cuneiform  d) navicular   A

24.  Which of the following joint classifications is described as freely movable?  a) ampiarthrosis b) cartilaginous c) diarthrosis  d) fibrous  C

25.  The joint between the trapezium carpal bone and the thumb’s metacarpal is which kind of joint? a) ball and socket  b) ellipsoidal c) gliding  d) saddle  D

26.  Which facial muscle is the major cheek muscle?  a) buccinator b) depressor labii inferioris c) mentalis d) platysma  A

27.  Which of the following is not a part of the erector spinae group?  A) iliocostalis b) longissimus c)spinalis d) sternocleidomastoid  D

28.  Which muscle is responsible for supination of the forearm?   a) coracobrachialis b) triceps brachii c) biceps brachii d) brachioradialis  C

29.  The insertion of the sternocleidomastoid is the   a) sternum  b) hyoid  c) clavicle  d) mastoid process      D

30.  What is the action of the teres minor :  a) medial rotation of humerus b)lateral rotation of humerus c) flexion of humerus  d) flexion of forearm  B

31.  What are two adductors of the scapula?  a) rhomboids/traps  b) rhomboids/serratus anterior  c) rhomboids/levator scapula   d) all of the above   A

32.  The trapezius is an antagonist to itself in which actions: a) elevation   b)  depression  c) adduction   d)  a and b       D

33.  The knee joint is a    a) gliding   b) pivot  c) modified hinge  d) none of these    D

34.  The serratus anterior is an antagonist to the rhomboids in a) adduction  b) downward rotation  c)depression  d) elevation    A

35.  Which of the rotator cuff muscles does not participate in rotation?   a) infraspinatus  b) supra spinatus  c) teres minor  d) subscapularis   B

36.  C1- Occiput is what type of joint?  a) gliding  b) pivot c)ellipsoid  d) hinge   C

37.  The latissimus dorsi, deltoid and triceps all have a common action which is  a) flexion  b)abduction c) adduction  d) extension      D

38.  The long head of the biceps bracii originates on  a)lessser tubercle of the humerus  b) infraglenoid tubercle  c) supraglenoid tubercle  d) lesser trochanter   C

39.  Because of its insertion on the ulna, the true flexor of the elbow is the  a) corocobrachialis  b) biceps brachii c) brachialis  d) bracioradialis   C

40.  Which muscle originates posterior to ASIS?  a)  adductor longus  b) pectineus  c) gracillus  d)  Tensor fascia late    D

41.  Extensors of the hand and wrist have a common tendon origin on  a) lateral epicondyle of the humerus  b) medial epicondyle of humerus  c) supracondylar ridge of humerus d)  palmar aponeurosis    A

42.  In order for the forearm to pronate, the pronator teres must insert on which bone?  a) ulna  b) radius  c) humerus  d) styloid process of radius   B

43.  The piriformis inserts on the  a) anterior sacrum  b)  lesser trochanter  c) greater trochanter  d)  gluteal tuberosity    C