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. Which of these is NOT a type of muscle?

  • Cardiac
  • Voluntary
  • Myogenic
  • Involuntary
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2. What is an 'intercalated disc'?

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

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

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

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

  • Striated, branched, in rows and with dark areas known intercalated discs.
  • Striated and multinucleated
  • 'Spindle' shaped

5. 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


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