Three Types of Muscle

Quiz on the Three Types of Muscles

Spread 2.4.8 in the OCR Biology A2 Student Text Book (pages 234 to 235)

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1. When looking at a microscope slide, cardiac muscle looks to be...

  • 'Spindle' shaped
  • Striated, branched, in rows and with dark areas known intercalated discs.
  • Striated and multinucleated
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2. What is an 'intercalated disc'?

  • Cell membranes in cardiac muscle.
  • Obstructions in the bloodstream.
  • A thick cardiac muscle fibre.
  • Abnormally shaped (disc) nuclei

3. '____________' increases the heart's rate of contraction.

  • Sympathetic stimulation
  • Parasympathetic stimulation
  • Atrial muscle
  • Thin actin

4. What is peristalis?

  • Muscles that move the joints
  • Muscles that have delay reactions
  • Muscle contractions that moves food along digestive tract.
  • Muscles that are in the pelvic region

5. What does 'myogenic' mean?

  • Able to stimulate a contractions without a nerve impulse
  • Able to contract at the speed of light
  • Can only be found in the feet
  • Only contracts when there is a nerve impulse


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