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Skin and Derivatives Quiz


Structure in the dermis of the skin from which a strand of hair grows.

A. Follicle

B. dermis

C. vitamin D

D. melanin

Place the following layers of skin in order, from outermost to innermost: A) Dermis; B) Epidermis; C) Hypodermis

A. C A B

B. B A C

C. A B C

D. B C A

Identify structure 13

A. arrector pilli muscle

B. sebaceous gland

C. sweat gland

D. Meissner’s corpuscle

Which one is a function of the skin?

A. Eliminates water.

B. Produces vitamin D.

C. Develop information.

D. Mantaining a hot temperature.

Which of the following layers of the skin does not contain any blood vessels?

A. epidermis 

B. cutis

C. dermis 

D. hypodermis

Benign Tumors are not serious.



Skin protects the body by keeping harmful substances outside the body and keeping important substances inside the body.



Tiny openings at the skin’s surface are called

A. epidermis

B. pores

C. dermis

D. oil gland

Identify structure number 4.

A. sebaceous glands

B. adipose tissue

C. Meissner’s corpuscles

D. sweat glands

Identify the structure labelled 10

A. Hair

B. Epidermis

C. Sweat gland

D. Oil gland

It is the body’s __________________ glands that secretes an oily liquid that naturally moisturizes the skin.

A. sweat gland

B. eccrine

C. sebaceous gland

D. apocrine

Where are the sweat glands located?

A. dermis

B. epidermis 

C. hypodermis

Identify the structure labelled 14

A. Hair

B. Epidermis

C. Sweat gland

D. Oil gland

Where can you find dead skin cells?

A. Your innermost layer of skin

B. Your outermost layer of skin

C. The border between the epidermis and the dermis

D. The border between the dermis and the hypodermis

Warts and Moles are examples of …

A. Malignant Tumors

B. Contusions

C. Benign Tumors

The term goose bumps is directly related to the contraction of which structures?

A. hair follicles

B. erector pili

C. sebaceous glands

D. lunula

The protective dead layer of cells of the outer epidermis is called the:

A. stratum spinosum

B. stratum granulosum

C. stratum corneum

D. stratum basale

In what order are the outermost to innermost skin layers?

A. dermis, hypodermis, epidermis

B. epidermis, dermis, hypodermis

C. hypodermis,epidermis, dermis

What do sebaceous glands, hair follicles, and sweat glands have in common?

A. They all produce new skin cells

B. They all fall off and are replaced every few weeks

C. They’re all part of the immune system

D. They’re all found in the dermis

Identify structure number 1

A. sweat gland

B. hair follicle

C. sweat pore

D. epidermis

What can you conclude from the fact that your skin prevents harmful germs from entering your body?

A. Without skin, your immune system wouldn’t function

B. Germs can enter your body through cuts and scrapes

C. Wearing heavy clothes will protect you against most diseases

D. Your skin cells contain powerful antibiotics


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