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Histology Testbank: Bone 1

 

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

1.
What is compact bone?
a. Dense bone
b. Woven bone
c. Immature bone
d. Cancellous bone
e. Spongy bone

2.
What cell is involved in bone resorption?
a. Osteoclast
b. Osteon
c. Osteocyte
d. Osteoblast
e. Osteoid

3.
What type of basic tissue type is bone?
a. Epithelium
b. Connective tissue
c. Muscle
d. Nervous
e. Bone

4.
What is woven bone?
a. Cancellous bone
b. Compact bone
c. Dense bone
d. Immature bone
e. Spongy bone

5.
What are the spicules on spongy bone called?
a. Canaliculi
b. Sharpey's fibers
c. Trabeculae
d. Tome's process
e. Lacuna

6.
Which cell type is responsible for bone breakdown?
a. Chondrocyte
b. Chondroblast
c. Osteocyte
d. Osteoclast
e. Bone lining cell

7.
What is bone formation called when the bone is formed directly, without using a cartilage template?
a. Intraosseous
b. En bloc
c. Intramembranous
d. Endochondral
e. Endosteum

8.
What forms the epiphyseal growth plate?
a. Elastic cartilage
b. Fibrocartilage
c. Hyaline cartilage
d. Compact bone
e. Spongy bone

9.
Which type of bone has spicules?
a. Immature bone
b. Dense bone
c. Compact bone
d. Cancellous bone
e. Woven bone

10.
What sits in a lacuna?
a. Osteoclast
b. Osteon
c. Osteocyte
d. Osteoblast
e. Osteoid

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