Skin Structure Quiz


The medical branch of science that deals with the study of skin, structure, functions, diseases and treatment is called:

A. histology

B. dermatology

C. etiology

D. trichology

Adipose tissue is most abundant in the ________________ layer under the skin.

A. epidermal

B. dermal

C. subcutaneous

D. transdermal

Nerve fibers that react to heat, cold, touch pressure and pain

A. motor nerve fibers

B. sensory nerve fibers

C. secretory nerve fibers

D. excretory nerve fibers

The skin contains two types of duct glands that extract oil, sweat and toxins:

A. sudoriferous glands and sweat glands

B. sebaceous glands and oil glands

C. sweat and heat glands

D. sebaceous and sudoriferous glands

What detects pain?

A. nerve endings

B. pacinian corpuscle

C. Meissner’s corpuscle

D. vein

The dermis is made up of two layers which are the:

A. stratum corneum and stratum lucidum

B. stratum granulosum and epidermis

C. papillary and reticular

D. papillary and corium

The underlying or inner layer of the skin which is also call the corium, cutis, or true skin is the

A. epidermis

B. dermis

C. papillary layer

D. subcutaneous tissue

What is the muscle that pulls hair upright?

A. bicep femoris

B. arrector pili

C. hair follicle

D. arrector spinae

The outermost and thinnest layer of the skin is the:
A. surface
B. epidermis
C. subcutaneous
D. dermis

Fatty tissue found below the dermis is:
A. papillae
B. papillary layer
C. tactile 
D. subcutaneous tissue

_________ play an important role in the skin’s health often aiding in healing, softening, keeping skin healthy and fighting diseases of the skin.

A. Oils

B. Vitamins

C. Lubricants

D. Antiseptics

The skin varies in thickness and and is found to be thickest on the:

A. lips

B. elbows

C. palms and soles

D. eyelids

What is the oily substance that hydrates the skin, prevents it from being dry and makes it waterproof?

A. sweat

B. cerumen

C. sebum

D. humus

The principle functions of the skin are protection, heat regulation, and

A. secretion, absorption and temperature

B. secretion, absorption and elasticity

C. excretion, secretion, and absorption

D. absorption, secretion and preservation

What produces sweat?

A. pore

B. sweat gland

C. sebaceous gland

D. epidermis

Identify the structure labeled “I”.

A. hair follicle

B. dermal capillaries

C. sebaceous gland

Nerve endings are most abundant on the

A. eyelids

B. elbows

C. fingertips

D. palms and soles

Part of the motor nerve fiber, what is responsible for our skin getting goose bumps?

A. sebaceous gland

B. arrectory pili muscle

C. sudoriferous gland

D. excretory follicle

The layer of the epidermis which contain scale-like cells that are continually shedding

A. epidermis

B. stratum corneum

C. dermis

D. papillary layer

The fatty layer found beneath the dermis is called:

A. subcutaneous

B. lymphatics

C. capilllaries

D. subarterial

What is the top layer of the skin called?

A. Dermis

B. Subcutaneous layer

C. Epidermis

D. Matrix

The skin is thinnest on the

A. lips

B. elbows

C. palms and soles

D. eyelids

The outermost layer of the skin which is commonly called the cuticle is technically called the:

A. epidermis

B. dermis

C. papillary layer

D. subcutaneous tissue

The underlying or inner layer of the skin, which is also called the derma corium, cutis, or true skin, is the: 
A. dermis
B. papillary
C. dermal
D. epidermis

The layer that is composed of several of different shaped cells and contains skin pigment is called

A. stratum corneum

B. stratum lucidum

C. stratum granulosum

D. stratum basile


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