Necturus Muscle Quizzes
By: Ashley Cowan and Juliana Patterson CVA 2008
The following quizzes
are designed to test student knowledge of the muscular system of the mudpuppy
(Necturus). The quizzes are intended for post-dissection self-evaluation
in order help indicate the material on which you need to further focus.
This is not created to be a substitute for devoting time to your
specimen or learning the musculature, but a
study aid to facilitate more efficient learning.
The following muscle identification
quizzes are comprehensive for the axial, appendicular, branchimeric, and hypobranchial
musculature a student must know for this class. A high score indicates ability
to identify muscles; it does not indicate complete knowledge of the muscular
system (function, origin, insertion, etc).
muscle function quiz asks the function of randomly selected muscles. It is
not comprehensive, but is a representative sample, much like lab tests. If you do well, it does not necessarily
mean you know all of the muscle functions, but you may have an understanding
of muscle function from each group of muscles.
This review quiz is set up similarly to a lab practical from the experience
of former students. This is not necessarily what will be asked, but the questions
indicate what to expect and how to further focus studies. It is not comprehensive,
but is a representative mixture of identification questions and knowledge
of muscle function from all of the mudpuppy muscle categories. Recieving
a high score on this quiz indicates that your studies are aimed in the right
direction, but it does not necessarily indicate you have a complete mastery
of the system.