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The Ultimate Skeletal System Quiz!

How much do YOU know about the skeletal system? Are you a bony brainbox or straight-up numbskull? Time to put your skelly skills to the test with this epic quiz!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  October 25th 2021

Let’s make no bones about it – the human skeleton is an amazing but complicated thing. TIBIA honest, we’ve tried to make this quiz HUMERus, but we hope you learn something too! For more biological boggles, take a peek at our Ultimate Biology Quiz or check out the Ultimate Life Sciences Quiz!

1/20 Skeleton with laughing pineapple

What do you call the place where bones meet each other?


What age are you when your bones stop growing?


What is the smallest bone in the human body?

4/20 Bones jokes

What is the largest bone in the human body?

5/20 Man flexing his spine

What are the bones in your spine called?

6/20 Skeleton waving

How many bones are in the (average) adult human body?

7/20 Skeleton

What is the proper name for your ‘tail bone’?


Where would you find the patella?

9/20 Skeleton head with googly eyes

What bone protects your brain?

10/20 Skeleton sitting on the sofa

If you add water to bone, you get Jurassic 5 on the microphone. True or false?

11/20 Skeleton relaxing with towel on head

How many bones are there in your spine?


What is the middle of a bone?

13/20 Skeleton lying down

What does the calcaneus bone do?

14/20 Skeleton looking at their phone

Where would you find the stapes bone?


How many bones are in your hands and feet combined?

16/20 Skeleton tucking in to a huge sandwich

Your lungs are protected by what?

17/20 Skeleton with a guy wearing a VR headset

What is the biggest joint in the human body?

18/20 Skeleton in front of a clock

What are trabecular bones like?

19/20 Skeleton

Bones are made up of a mixture of minerals, organic matrix, water and… what?

20/20 Teeth all with different faces

Teeth are stronger than bones. True or false?

Oh dear

Oh dear! It seems you think the neck-bone's connected to the knee-bone! You may need to up your biology game if you're to achieve a truly scintillating skeleton score in this quiz! Never mind, why not retake the quiz and improve your score?

Not so hot

Not so hot! While not a total bonehead, you will need to do better if you're to achieve a truly scintillating skeleton score in this quiz! Never mind, why not retake it and improve your score?

Pretty good

Pretty good! While not a PERFECT victory, you're no bonehead - you possess a stack of skeleton skills and you're well on your way to being a bona fide biology boffin. A very respectable result, good job!


Amazing! You got a PERFECT score! It's official, you're a true biology brainiac whose scintillating skeleton skills are second to none. An incredible result, great job!