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. In which of these places is smooth muscle NOT found?

  • Iris of the eye
  • Walls of the intestine
  • At the joints of the arm
  • Wall of aterioles

3. What is a sarcomere?

  • A circular bundle of muscle cells
  • The smallest contractile unit of a muscle
  • An organelle
  • The correct term for a muscle cell

4. What does 'myogenic' mean?

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

5. Which of these is NOT a type of cardiac muscle?

  • Myogenic
  • Atrial
  • Specialised excitatory and conductive muscle fibres
  • Ventricular


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