the human body
Compiled by Paul Kay
1 What are the four main blood groups?
2 In degrees Celsius, what is the accepted normal temperature for the human body?
3 In centimetres, what length of head hair does the average person grow in a year?
4 Which is the longest bone in the human body?
5 Which organ produces insulin?
6 A typical adult skeleton has how many bones: a) 206 b) 216 c) 226?
7 Where on your body is the hallux?
8 Which part of the body is affected by lumbago?
9 By what term is the laryngeal prominence better known?
10 Which part of a human being's brain processes visual information received from the eyes?
Solution: 1 A, B, AB and O 2 Thirty-seven degrees Celsius 3 15cm 4 The femure, or thigh bone 5 The pancreas 6 a) 206 7 In the foot (it's the big toe) 8 The lower back 9 Adam's apple 10 The occipital lobe.