Answers to the quick Quiz on bones

Skulls 'n bones ?
Skulls ‘n bones ? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How many bones in the human body?

  • 56
  • 123
  • 206
  • 420

A: The adult human body has 206 bones

We are born with more bones

  • True
  • False

A: Babies may have from 300-350 bones at birth. As they grow up, some of the bones fuse together.

What is the total mass of the skeleton in an adult?

  • Less than 5 pounds
  • 10 pounds
  • 20 pounds
  • More than 30 pounds

A: approximately 10 kilos

What are the three types of bone cells?

Tip: they all start with ”osteo”

A: Osteoblasts, Osteocytes and Osteoclasts

How many vertebrae do we have?

  • 16
  • 26
  • 31

Tip: less than a mouse

How many ribs?

  • 16
  • 24
  • 38

Tip: Elephants normally have 20

How many bones in our arms and legs?

Tip: human beings usually have two arms and 2 legs…

A: 30 in each, so a total of 120

How many bones in a human foot?

  • 15
  • 26
  • 38
  • 45

Tips: probably more than you would think

A: 26. More than half our bones are in our hands and feet!

How many bones in one ear?

  • 3
  • 8
  • 16

Tip: ask Van Gogh, but speak loud.

A: 3

Which homeopathic medicines have an action on bones?

  • Calcarea phosphorica
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcarea fluorica
  • Silicea
  • Radium bromatum
  • Symphytum
  • Hekla lava (specific action on heel and maxillary)
  • Aurum metallicum (action on flat short bones)
  • All of them

Which homeopathic medicines have an action on osteoporosis?

  • Calcarea phosphorica
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcarea fluorica
  • Silicea
  • Radium bromatum
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One Comment

  1. Anita says:

    Couldn’t wait for the answers. Good post!

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