Female Pelvis vs Male Pelvis Quiz for students taking anatomy and physiology.
The female pelvis and male pelvis have differences that anatomy students should be able to recognize for exams. In this anatomy quiz, you can test your knowledge on the most important differences between the male and female pelves. Before taking the quiz, you might want to review our male vs female pelvis anatomy notes, or watch our male vs female pelvis video.
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Female Pelvis vs. Male Pelvis Quiz
1. Which pelvis in the illustration above is the male pelvis?
A. Pelvis A.
B. Pelvis B.
The answer is A. Pelvis A is the male pelvis, which can be identified due to its narrower pubic arch, heart-shaped pelvic inlet, and its narrower and taller appearance.
2. Females have a subpubic angle that is wider (larger, more obtuse) than males, measuring around 80 degrees or more.
The answer is A, true. The female pelvis has a subpubic angle that is generally greater or equal to 80 degrees, which makes it broader than the male’s pubic arch. In men, this angle is more acute, measuring less than around 60-70 degrees on average.
3. The pelvic brim (also called pelvic inlet) is oval-shaped in men.
The answer is B, false. The pelvic brim is more oval-shaped in women, allowing for childbirth. Men have a heart-shaped pelvic brim. Remember it this way: The way to a man’s heart is through his pelvis!
4. Which statement is true for the female pelvis?
A. The female pelvis is narrower than the male pelvis.
B. The female pelvis is taller than the male pelvis.
C. The female pelvis has smaller acetabula, which are also farther apart.
D. Females have a narrower pubic arch.
The answer is C. The female pelvis has smaller acetabula, which accommodate the femur. They are farther apart because females generally have wider hips that are more suitable for childbearing.
5. Which statement is true for the male pelvis?
A. The male pelvis is taller but narrower than the female pelvis.
B. The male pelvis is lighter than the female pelvis.
C. The male pelvis has a subpubic angle closer to 90 degrees.
D. The male pelvis has smaller acetabula.
The answer is A. The male pelvis is taller than the female pelvis, but it is also narrower.
6. Which pelvis is generally heavier?
A. The female pelvis is heavier.
B. The male pelvis is heavier.
The answer is B. The male pelvis has bones that are generally thicker and heavier than the female pelvis.
7. The ischial tuberosities of the male pelvis are closer together, sharper, and point toward the body’s midline, whereas the female’s ischial tuberosities are farther apart, point outwardly, and are shorter.
The answer is A, true.
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