Quiz Questions about the Human Body

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You’ve found our ten multiple choice quiz questions about the human body for children and teenagers. Our biology based quiz questions (complete with answers at the very bottom of this page) could be incorporated into human body worksheets for kids or teens, used as stand-alone questions for a quick quiz, or used to encourage children to carry out their own research on the internet or using suitable reference books on the human body.

All ten of our human body quiz questions for teenagers and children are in a multiple choice format although the answers could be withheld (either verbally or by excluding them from worksheets) to make the exercise harder or to stimulate discussion which is especially beneficial for teenagers studying higher level qualifications. Quiz question subjects include taste buds, the average number of hairs on a human head, and the number of bones in the human skeleton.

Question 1: How many hairs does the average person have on their head?
(a) Approximately 25,000 (b) Approx. 125,000 (c) Approx. 1,125,000

Question 2: How many bones make up our whole skeleton?
(a) 206 (b) 306 (c) 406

Question 3: Which type of blood cells help our bodies to fight infection?
(a) White blood cells (b) Red blood cells (c) Both red and white blood cells

Question 4: Approximately how many times does your heart beat every 24 hours?
(a) 1000 times (b) 10,000 times (c) 100,000 times

Question 5: Your liver is your largest (solid) organ and is extremely important for your well-being. How many different functions does your liver perform to keep you fit and healthy?
(a) Around 5 functions (b) Around 50 functions (c) Around 500 functions

Question 6: The ‘taste buds’ on your tongue detect five different tastes (salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami). How many taste buds do you have on your tongue?
(a) About 5000 (b) About 50,000 (c) About 500,000

Question 7: Your ‘rotator cuff’ is a group of muscles and tendons found in your …..?
(a) Knee (b) Shoulder (c) Hand

Question 8: On average, women’s noses are bigger than men’s noses.
TRUE or FALSE ?

Question 9: Our bodies cannot make the minerals they require (such as iron, calcium, copper and zinc), so all of our minerals are obtained from our food and drink.
TRUE or FALSE ?

Question 10: The average adult human brain weighs about ……?
(a) 1.5kg (b) 2.5kg (c) 3.5kg

That’s the end of this human body quiz for teenagers and children.

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Answer 1: (b) Approximately 125,000. It’s estimated that we humans average around 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on our head.

Answer 2: (a) 206. Over 100 of those 206 bones are found just in our feet and hands.

Answer 3: (a) White blood cells. About 1% of our blood is made up of white blood cells.

Answer 4: (c) 100,000 times. Everybody’s resting heartbeat is different and it depends on your age too. For example, children under 10 years old will have a heartbeat of around 70-130 beats per minute …. whereas older children and adults will average around 60 – 100 beats per minute. When you exercise it gets a lot faster.

Answer 5: (c) Around 500 functions. Two of the most important functions of your liver are to break down food, and also to remove waste products from your blood.

Answer 6: (a) About 5000. Humans tend to average somewhere between 2,000 and 8,000 taste buds on their tongues. Your pet cat or dog has as a lot less !

Answer 7: (b) Shoulder

Answer 8: FALSE. In actual fact the reverse is true. On average, men’s noses are larger than women’s noses.

Answer 9: TRUE. Minerals play an important part in keeping our bodies working properly, such as maintaining our heart rhythm, forming our teeth and bones, and helping to regulate cellular metabolism.

Answer 10: (a) 1.5kg

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