Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology Revision Mock Paper: Part 3 of 4

Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology Revision Mock Paper: Part 3 of 4

Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology Revision Mock Paper: 

Part 3 of 4

Structure and Function of the Muscular System

This Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology Mock paper is provided by Parallel Coaching as a FREE resource for anyone working towards a Level 2 Fitness Instructor Qualification.

Below you will find 10 mock questions, checking your knowledge and understanding of the muscular system

First Read the relevant section in your manual or using our  Revision Mastery Bootcamp, and then work through the following 10 mock questions. Do this under exam conditions. i.e. with no assistance from your book. This will highlight your strengths and weaknesses within the muscular system.  If you can answer these questions, the likelihood is – you’ll breeze through your exam – check your answers at the bottom of the page – GOOD LUCK!

  Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology Revision

Mock Paper: Part 3 of 4 – Revision Questions:

1. Name and give an example of the three types of muscle:

Type of Muscle Example

2.  Reciprocal I_____________ occurs when one muscle contracts and the opposite muscle relaxes.

3. Describe the following terms:

Prime Movers__________________________________________




4. Loss of muscle mass associated with ageing is known as?

A Sarcomere
B Sarcopenia
C Osteopenia
D Osteoporosis

5. There are two myofilaments in a skeletal muscle that work together to create a muscle contraction; what is the THIN myofilament one called?

6. Label this image: (click to enlarge)muscle labels

7. Which of the following is a characteristic of involuntary muscle?

A Striated
B Cardiac
C Smooth
D Skeletal

8.  Which of the following muscles would be the prime mover during knee flexion?

A Soleus
B Hamstrings
C Quadriceps
D Gluteals

9. Slow twitch muscle fibres:

A Are employed in high intensity activities
B Use the CP (creatine phosphate) energy system
C Are employed in low intensity activity
D Have a poorer blood supply than other muscle fibres

10. Which of the following is recommended to reduce the effects of ageing on the muscular system?

A Stretching
B Swimming
C Resistance training
D High impact

↓↓↓  See your answers below  ↓↓↓

Now you have completed all 8 questions, check your answers below and if you are looking for more chances to test your knowledge, you can download another 88 mock questions using the link below… 



1.  Voluntary = striated Musculoskeletal i.e. Quadriceps
      Involuntary = smooth i.e. artery walls and digestion and diaphragm
     Cardiac = Striated = the heart
2. Inhibition
3. Prime Movers = These muscles cause the movement to occur. They create the normal range of movement in a joint by contracting and are also referred to as the Agonist. They are the muscles that are primarily responsible for generating the movement.
     Antagonist= These muscles act in opposition to the movement generated by the agonists and are responsible for returning a limb to its initial position. this relaxes whilst the agonist contracts - reciprocal inhibition 
     Synergist = These muscles perform, or assist in performing, the same set of joint motion as the agonists. 
     Fixator =These muscles provide the necessary support to assist in holding the rest of the body in place while the movement occurs. Fixators are also sometimes called stabilizers.
4. B - Sarcomere
5. Actin is the Thin Myfilament; Myosin is slightly thicker. 
6. (click to enlarge)  muscle labels 1
7. C - Smooth
8. B- Hamstrings
9. C- Are employed in low intensity activity
10. C - Resistance Training 

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