Can You Name These Parts Of The Body?

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Our bodies are what allow us to live, breathe, and do just about everything we’re capable of doing. Everything from our bones to our organs to all the tiny hairs on our body work together to help us function. But do you know its parts as well as you should? Test your knowledge now with this quiz!

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1. Which body part helps with speech, as well as to detect flavors?

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  1. Teeth
  2. Abdomen
  3. Gums
  4. Tongue
Did you know that in addition to tasting and helping with speech, that the tongue is also necessary for chewing and swallowing food.
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2. These help crush food in order for it to be swallowed. What are they called?

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  1. Tongue
  2. Teeth
  3. Cheeks
  4. Chin
Teeth are used to chew food, making it easier to digest. Each type of tooth does something different, some cut and tear, others grind.
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3. Which part of the body does food pass through to get to the stomach?

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  1. Esophagus
  2. Liver
  3. Small intestines
  4. Cervical vertebrae
The esophagus is a tube that sits between the pharynx and the stomach. It propels food towards its destination by contractions known as peristalsis.
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4. What is the name of the soft, movable opening of the mouth?

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  1. Lips
  2. Calf
  3. Tongue
  4. Lungs
The lips are usually associated with intimacy and that’s because they are actually erogenous zones!
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5. Which joint contains 3 bones and helps you to walk?

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  1. Patella
  2. Shin
  3. Tibia
  4. Ankle
The ankle is one of the main tarsal bones. Besides allowing humans to walk and run (and other things) is also helps stabilize the lower limb.
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6. What organ filters around 45 gallons of blood per day?

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  1. Brain
  2. Appendix
  3. Bladder
  4. Kidneys
The kidneys are filters that remove waste and excess fluid from the body. Every day, almost 200 quarts of blood are filtered.
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7. Which organ is the control center of the nervous system?

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  1. Kidney
  2. Bladder
  3. Heart
  4. Brain
The brain is often seen as the boss of the body, and that’s because it is. It interprets the different senses, controls movement and plays a big part in our emotions and speech.
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8. Which of these body parts has both an endocrine and exocrine function?

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  1. Alveoli
  2. Capillaries
  3. Kidneys
  4. Pancreas
The pancreas produces enzymes and hormones which aid in the break down of food. But it also regulates blood sugar.
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9. What’s the name of the body part that allows us to see?

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  1. Adam’s apple
  2. Temple
  3. Occipital lobe
  4. Eye
The eye is made up of many parts which work together to allow living creatures to see. Those parts include the pupil, cornea, lens and retina.
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10. Which of these is another name for the windpipe?

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  1. Maxilla
  2. Cervical vertebrae
  3. Trachea
  4. Lungs
The trachea is a hollow tube that connects the bronchi to the larynx. It’s another part of the respiratory system that helps with airflow.
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11. What’s the scientific name for the collarbone?

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  1. Phalanges
  2. Clavicle
  3. Elbow
  4. Hyoid bone
The clavicle is a long, but thin bone near the neck. Most of its functions help with movement.
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12. Which of these body parts recycles old red blood cells?

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  1. Bladder
  2. Spleen
  3. Bronchi
  4. Stomach
The spleen is an important organ that helps filters blood, store white blood cells and platelets and fight certain bacteria.
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13. In which body part of the digestive tract does most of the absorption and digestion happen?

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  1. Teeth
  2. Mouth
  3. Small intestine
  4. Brain
The small intestine is where most of the digestion happens. It is divided into three parts, the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum.
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14. These parts of the body can be referred to as our ‘digits!’

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  1. Teeth
  2. Fingers
  3. Eyes
  4. Ears
The fingers of humans (and primates) are primarily used for gripping, whether it be food, tools or other objects.
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15. Which of the following body parts releases eggs for fertilization?

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  1. Kidneys
  2. Crus
  3. Ribcage
  4. Ovaries
Before females mature (go through puberty), the ovaries are just tissue. As a woman matures, the ovaries grow and start to produce eggs.
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16. What’s the name of the muscle that lies on the base of the chest?

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  1. Diaphragm
  2. Radius
  3. Capillary
  4. Metacarpals
The diaphragm separates the chest and abdomen. When a human exhales, the diaphragm relaxes, pushing air out of the lungs. When we inhale, it flattens and contracts, pilling air in.
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17. What’s the name of the very large organ that filters blood from the digestive system?

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  1. Humerus
  2. Lungs
  3. Heart
  4. Liver
The liver does more than just clean and detoxify the blood. It also creates proteins necessary for other bodily functions, like clotting blood.
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18. What is the name of this organ, which comes directly after the SMALL intestine?

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  1. Large intestine
  2. Stomach
  3. Appendix
  4. Rectum
The large intestine is the part of the digestive system that absorbed water from the food that was not digested.
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19. What’s the name of the these finger joints?

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  1. Knuckle
  2. Patella
  3. Zygomatic bone
  4. Femur
Each hand has two rows of knuckles — the first, which are near the wrist and are called the metacarpophalangeal joints. The second set, which is what people usually consider to be the “real” knuckles, are called the interphalangeal joints.
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20. What’s the name of the area that is below the eyes and is sometimes called the “jowl”?

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  1. Cheek
  2. Chin
  3. Face
  4. Mouth
In humans, the regions where the cheeks sit are supplied by the buccal nerve. It’s the reason why any word or phrase with the word “buccal” refers to the cheek.
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21. Which of these simple words also goes by the more complicated names, myringa and tympanic membrane?

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  1. Hand
  2. Nose
  3. Foot
  4. Eardrum
The eardrum is the membrane that transmits what we hear and sends it to the middle ear and then down into the oval window.
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22. What’s the name of the small organ just under the liver?

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  1. Colon
  2. Abdominal muscle
  3. Gall bladder
  4. Rectum
The gall bladder’s function is to store the bile produced by the liver. Before a meal, the gall bladder is full and looks like a pear. After a meal, it is said to look like a deflated balloon.
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23. What is the black part of the eye called?

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  1. Sclera
  2. Zygomatic bone
  3. Mandible
  4. Pupil
The pupil of the eye is what allows light to hit the retina. It controls how much light enters; when it is dilated, more light enters to maximize our vision.
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24. What’s another word for the gingiva, something that is found in the mouth?

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  1. Tonsils
  2. Gums
  3. Taste buds
  4. Tongue
The gums is a connective tissue that is attached to the teeth. They are also connected to the alveolar bone.
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25. Which of these large joints connects the thigh bone to the shin bone?

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  1. Elbow
  2. Shin
  3. Knee
  4. Bicep
The knee is considered to be the largest joint in the human body. Because it connects two of the longest and strongest bones, it is extremely strong, which is why knee fractures are very rare.
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26. Which long bone is located between the elbow and the shoulder?

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  1. Humerus
  2. Peluma
  3. Flimflam
  4. Pancreas
The humerus connects the scapula (shoulder bones) to the ulna and radius (bones of the lower arms); it supports many of the functions of the arm.
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27. This tiny body part, which has a habit of becoming inflamed, has no purpose. What is its name?

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  1. Tonsils
  2. Colon
  3. Stomach
  4. Appendix
The appendix is located at the junction of the small and large intestine. Usually, it’s just about four inches long and is not known to have any function.
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28. Which of the following bones is known as the pelvic bone, the innominate bone and the coxal bone?

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  1. Metacarpals
  2. Hip bone
  3. Tarsals
  4. Phrexilmia
The hip bone is an irregular bone composed of three parts, the ilium, pubis and ischium. When a baby is born, those three parts are separated by cartilage and as that child ages, they fuse.
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29. What is the name of the protrusion just below the mouth?

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  1. Neck
  2. Cheek
  3. Adam’s apple
  4. Chin
It doesn’t seem like it, but the chin helps in chewing, or at least that’s what scientists have said up to now. A search for the true function is still being conducted.
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30. Which tiny, but important, part of the brain is sometimes called the “master gland”?

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  1. Temporal lobe
  2. Pituitary gland
  3. Frontal lobe
  4. Caral Flectril
The pituitary gland is a part of the endocrine system and controls how many of the other glands in that system work.
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31. What’s the more technical name for the thigh bone?

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  1. Pelvic girdle
  2. Femur
  3. Phalanges
  4. Sternum
The femur is often said to be the strongest bone in the body. It also happens to be the longest bone in the body.
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32. Of the options below, which protects the eyes from dust and debris?

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  1. Eyelashes
  2. Cornea
  3. Pupil
  4. Lens
Although the eyelashes are usually seen as something that adds beauty, they have a function. They serve to catch dust particles, debris and sand and prevent them from entering (and damaging) the eyes.
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33. Which crevice between the torso and arm is also known as the axilla?

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  1. Alveoli
  2. Armpit
  3. Breast tissue
  4. Heart
The armpit contains a group of lymph nodes. Those lymph nodes filter lymph (fluid containing white blood cells) from the following areas: the upper back, the upper limbs and the pectoral region.
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34. What’s the name of the organ that breaks down food?

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  1. Ovaries
  2. Eye
  3. Stomach
  4. Lungs
To facilitate digestion, the stomach, with the help of a few other body parts, secretes hydrochloric acid and other enzymes to break down food.
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35. What is this body part, which is left after a child’s birth?

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  1. Lips
  2. Andominals
  3. Navel
  4. Adrenal glands
The navel, located at the center of a human’s stomach, is the marker left after the umbilical cord has detached post-birth.
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36. Which joint connects the hand to the forearm?

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  1. Shoulder blade
  2. Tarsals
  3. Elbow
  4. Wrist
The wrist is not nearly as simple as people assume it is. It is a collection of multiple tiny bones which work together to allow flexibility.
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37. What is the back of the lower leg called?

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  1. Knee
  2. Radius
  3. Shin
  4. Calf
The calf is a sensitive area. Swelling of this area of the body can result in a host of medical conditions including compartment syndrome, deep vein thrombosis and more.
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38. When this body part isn’t referred to as the voice box, what is it called?

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  1. Esophagus
  2. Lungs
  3. Alveoli
  4. Larynx
The larynx is where a human’s vocal folds are. In addition to producing sound, the larynx helps prevent choking and also regulates airflow into the lungs.
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39. What’s the name of the body part which forms the framework of the mouth of vertebrates?

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  1. Scapula
  2. Cranium
  3. Jaw
  4. Skull
The jaw has a fixed upper area and a movable lower area. The mandible is the lower jaw and the upper is called the maxilla.
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40. Which hinge joint of the arm is one of the most-used parts of the body?

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  1. Elbow
  2. Sternum
  3. Wrist
  4. Ulna
The elbow is a complicated hinge joint which allows the human forearm to flex, extend and rotate. Its primary function is to position the wrist in a way that maximizes one's hand function.
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41. Which of the following body parts plays a significant role in breathing?

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  1. Kidneys
  2. Heart
  3. Ankle
  4. Lungs
The lungs are spongy organs responsible for our respiration. They are connected to the trachea (windpipe) which allows them to receive air.
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42. Which organ collects and stores urine?

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  1. Testes
  2. Liver
  3. Rectum
  4. Bladder
The bladder works closely with the kidneys. Urine passes through the ureter and enters the bladder.
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43. Which bone is also called the shinbone?

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  1. Tibia
  2. Sternum
  3. Radiotrical
  4. Ribs
The tibia is also called the shank bone. It is one of the two bones of the lower leg - it sits to the front, whereas the other, the fibula, is toward the back.
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44. Which of the body’s organs, which also happens to be the largest, protects, regulates and is responsible for one of our senses?

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  1. Liver
  2. Skin
  3. Kidney
  4. Heart
The skin is the soft covering which encapsulates our blood, organs, bones and muscles.
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45. What is the name of the two windpipe extensions that allow air to move to and from the lungs?

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  1. Capillaries
  2. Bronchi
  3. Crus
  4. Tongue
The bronchi are often thought of as the highways for gaseous exchange; each lung has one. It allows oxygen in and carbon dioxide out.
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46. Which feature of the male neck is scientifically called the laryngeal prominence?

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  1. Adam’s apple
  2. Alveoli
  3. Bronchioles
  4. Lungs
The Adam’s apple is a feature of teenaged and adult human males. The size/prominence increases during puberty.
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47. Which of the following body parts is the more formal term for the tailbone?

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  1. Coccyx
  2. Cervicalebrae
  3. Dumberfelx
  4. Thoracic vertebrae
The coccyx, or the tailbone, is located at the end of a human’s vertebrae. It consists of anywhere between three or five bones that are fused.
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48. What is the colored area of the eye called?

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  1. Optic nerve
  2. Sacrum
  3. Sclera
  4. Iris
In humans, the iris is what is looked at when people speak of one’s eye color. The pupil is at its center and it’s surrounded by the sclera (the white area).
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49. What is the collective name of the tubular mid bones of the feet?

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  1. Metatarsals
  2. Mandible
  3. Elbow
  4. Patella
The metatarsals are bones that are part of the mid-foot. Scientifically, they are named using numbers, starting with the big toe’s bone, moving outward.
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50. Which area of the body refers to the 'glutes?'

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  1. Loin
  2. Buttock
  3. Ribs
  4. Breast
The muscles in the human buttocks are the body's largest and most powerful. The three gluteal muscles: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus!
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51. This body part is actually a gland! What's it called?

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  1. Breast
  2. Thigh
  3. Nyphom
  4. Spine
The human breast is a mammary gland, a complex network of fat cells and tubes that are capable of producing milk for babies!
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52. Which of the following body parts is also known as the breastbone?

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  1. Shoulder blades
  2. Sternum
  3. Skull
  4. Pelvic girdle
The sternum, also known as the breastbone, is the long flat bone located at the very center of the chest. It connects the left and right ribs.
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53. This body part is found at the end of the lower intestines, what is it?

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  1. Rib
  2. Achilles
  3. Rectum
  4. Stomach
The rectum is a part of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The rectum is connected to the colon, and links to the anus. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the storage and expulsion of feces.
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54. Need help smelling? This body part helps you out! What's it called?

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  1. Teeth
  2. Lips
  3. Nose
  4. Mouth
Both the nose and mouth serve as the pathways for respiration. In normal breathing, the nose is the primary pathway.
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55. Which of these is another word for the human leg?

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  1. Rib
  2. Tooth
  3. Crus
  4. Pelvis
The 'crus' is part of the leg, between the femur (thigh) and the ankle (tarsus). The word 'crus' can also refer to any anatomical leg-like part.
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56. Smile! What's this body part called?

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  1. Throat
  2. Mouth
  3. Tongue
  4. Axles
The two primary purposes of the mouth are eating and speaking. The mouth is more complicated than most people imagine, with the following all being crucial for these two roles: the lips, vestibule, mouth cavity, gums, teeth, hard and soft palate, tongue, and salivary glands.
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57. Achilles' weakness resided in his...

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  1. Heel
  2. Toe
  3. Finger
  4. Ankle
The heel is the back portion of the foot. It is based on the projection of one bone, the calcaneus (heel bone), located behind the articulation of the bones of the lower leg.
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58. Which body part is also called the 'brachii,' meaning two-headed muscle!

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  1. Glutes
  2. Quads
  3. Tricep
  4. Bicep
The bicep is located in the upper arms. Its main function is to flex the elbow and then supinate the forearm, allowing for more complex movement.
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59. This bone is found in the arm. What's it called?

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  1. Shatner's Basoon
  2. Tooth
  3. Malleus
  4. Ulna
The ulna is a long bone found in the forearm that stretches from the elbow to the smallest finger. It runs parallel to the radius, the other long bone in the forearm.
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60. This body parts allows you to hear!

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  1. Ear
  2. Skull
  3. Side Bone
  4. Cheek
The ear's function is to gather and reduce sound to the brain through the parts of the ear: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. These transitions travel in the form of waves and are perceived as sound!
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61. Say cheese! What's this body part called?

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  1. Rectum
  2. Electoid
  3. Fillients
  4. Teeth
Did you know, the average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime? That's a lot!
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62. Do you recognise this body part?

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  1. Reachead
  2. Uphead
  3. Forehead
  4. Overhead
The forehead is the flat space of skin above the eyes, between the eyebrows and where your hair starts to grow. It exists to give room for the brain inside your skull.
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63. The average person has 10 of these!

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  1. Toes
  2. Dedos
  3. Croits
  4. Adlominals
Did you know, of all of your toes, the big toe carries the most weight and pressure from your body!
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64. Recognize this essential body part right beneath your ribs?

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  1. Femur
  2. Cranium
  3. Esophagus
  4. Loins
In anatomy, the term "loin" or "loins" refers to the side of the human body below the rib cage, just above the pelvis. It is frequently used to reference the general area beneath the ribs.
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65. This body part doesn't actually have a socket!

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  1. Femur
  2. Elbow
  3. Pelvis
  4. Shoulder
Joints such as the hip, typically have deep, fixed sockets. The shoulder has no such thing! Instead, the ball of the arm bone moves against essentially a flat surface on the shoulder blade!
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66. These vessels are extremely important to the human body!

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  1. Airway
  2. Vein
  3. Vent
  4. Nerve
There are three types of blood vessels in the human circulatory system: arteries, veins, and capillaries, all three of these transport blood, oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to different organs and cells.
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67. These body parts are found on males...

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  1. Glutes
  2. Kidneys
  3. Ovaries
  4. Testicles
The testicles are the primary male reproductive organs. They have two important functions, to produce sperm and to secrete hormones, primarily testosterone.
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68. The wrist is home to:

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  1. Ultra Bones
  2. Cromwell Bones
  3. Lipteed Bones
  4. Carpal Bones
Carpal bones are reasonably small, but incredibly important for the movement of the hand!
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69. This body part isn't just there to make you look pretty!

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  1. Lid Hair
  2. Eyelashes
  3. Eyehair
  4. Cappel Hairs
Eyelashes are crucial to our eyes. They help keep dirt, sweat, water, and other unwanted debris out of the vision, so we can see and perform more efficiently!
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70. These essential bones protect the vital organs!

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  1. Ruds
  2. Spokes
  3. Pedulom
  4. Ribs
The human skeleton has 12 pairs of ribs! Ribs 1 to 7 are considered the "true ribs," 8 to 10 are called the "false ribs," and 11 and 12 are called "floating ribs." Each named due to there attachment to the human body.
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