Lesson Worksheet: Joints and Movement Science

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the structure and function of a joint and describing the movement in different types of joints.


Which of the following statements about joint structure is true?

  • AThe knee is a ball-and-socket joint.
  • BCartilage is present in all moveable joints.
  • CTendons connect bone to bone.
  • DMost joints cannot move.
  • EJoint fluid increases the friction at a joint.


Which joint has the greatest range of movement?

  • AThe knee
  • BThe elbow
  • CThe shoulder
  • DThe ankle
  • EThe wrist


A fixed joint does not allow any movement. In which part of the skeleton would you find a fixed joint?

  • AHip
  • BShoulder
  • CElbow
  • DSkull
  • EKnee


What is the main type of movement that occurs at a hinge joint?

  • AMovement in all directions
  • BNo movement
  • CForward and backward movement
  • DSide-to-side movement


Complete the following sentence: Joints occur where two or more come together.

  • Abones
  • Bmuscles
  • Cblood vessels
  • Dligaments
  • Etendons


The figure shows some of the parts of an elbow joint.

What is structure X, shown in light blue?

  • ALigaments
  • BCartilage
  • CTendons
  • DBone

What type of joint is shown?

  • AHinge joint
  • BBall-and-socket joint
  • CFixed joint


The figure shows part of a knee joint.

Which structure (A, B, C, D, or E) is a ligament?

  • AB
  • BA
  • CD
  • DC
  • EE


The figure shows different types of human joints (A to E) in a skeleton.

Which letter shows a hinge joint?

  • AC
  • BB
  • CD
  • DA
  • EE


What is the name of the joint shown in the figure?

  • AElbow
  • BShoulder
  • CKnee
  • DHip

What type of joint is shown?

  • AFixed joint
  • BHinge joint
  • CBall-and-socket joint

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