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Epithelial Tissue Quiz


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What specialized function does transitional epithelium provide?

A. absorption

B. diffusion

C. secretion

D. stretch


In pseudostratified epithelium which of the following is NOT TRUE?

A. All the cells attach to the basement membrane

B. The nuclei are at various layers of the tissue

C. It is multiple layers of cells

D. They may have cilia and goblet cells


The epidermis of the skin is

A. simple squamous keratinized

B. stratified squamous keratinized

C. simple squamous nonkeratinized

D. stratified squamous nonkeratinized


Why is that you can FEEL a paper cut, but it often does NOT bleed?

A. Epithelium is vascular and has a direct nerve supply

B. Epithelium is avascular and has a direct nerve supply

C. Epithelium is vascular and does not have a direct nerve supply

D. Epithelium is avascular and does not have a direct nerve supply


Found in organs like the bladder that need to stretch

A. Areolar

B. Stratified squamous

C. Pseudostratified

D. Transitional


Epithelial tissue regenerate really quickly

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Used in places where diffusion needs to occur, such as blood vessels and air sacs in the lungs

A. Cuboidal

B. Columnar

C. Simple Squamous

D. Stratified Squamous


is a waterproof protein found in certain types of epithelium and it is resistant to friction while repelling bacteria.

A. collagen

B. keratin

C. mucous

D. reticula


Which of the following is NOT a main function of epithelial tissues?

A. covering exposed surfaces

B. lining internal passageways

C. producing glandular secretions

D. contracting to produce movement


All of the following are common locations of simple squamous epithlium EXCEPT

A. lungs

B. lining blood vessels

C. trachea

D. kidney tubules


Which of the following can be found in the intestines?

A. Simple squamos

B. Simple cuboidal

C. Simple columnar

D. Stratified cuboidal


Single layer of cells of the same shape

A. Simple

B. Stratified


Flattened cells

A. Squamous

B. Cuboidal

C. Columnar


Given these characteristics:

1. capable of contraction
2. covers all free body surfaces
3. lacks blood vessels
4. comprises various glands
5. anchored to connective tissue by a basement membrane

Which of these are characteristics of epithelial tissue?

A. 1,2,3

B. 2,3,5

C. 3,4,5

D. 1,2,3,4

E. 2,3,4,5


In pseudostratified epithelium which of the following is NOT TRUE?

A. All the cells attach to the basement membrane

B. The nuclei are at various layers of the tissue

C. It is multiple layers of cells

D. They may have cilia and goblet cells


Histology refers to the

A. Study of tissues

B. Study of the body

C. Removal of tissues

D. Study of the brain


Where is keratinized stratified squamous epithelium found?

A. skin

B. lining of the mouth

C. small intestine

D. respiratory tract


Many layers of cells

A. Simple

B. Stratified


Absorbs nutrients in the digestive tract

A. Columnar

B. Cuboidal

C. Simple Squamous

D. Pseudostratified




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