Anatomy And Physiology Questions - The Respiratory System

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 Anatomy And Physiology Questions - The Respiratory System
Respiratory system questions. Related to the 'Young adult' case unit. Also contains some questions from the "Fetal" case unit (haemoglobin dissociation curve, surfactant questions)

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not part of the upper respiratry system?
    • A. 

      Nose

    • B. 

      Oral cavity

    • C. 

      Pharynx

    • D. 

      Trachea

    • E. 

      Nasal meatuses


  • 2. 
    The conducting zone's role is to
    • A. 

      Clean air of debris

    • B. 

      Conduct air into the lungs

    • C. 

      Add water to air

    • D. 

      Warm air

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 3. 
    The nose connects with the pharynx through the
    • A. 

      Septal cartilage

    • B. 

      External nares

    • C. 

      Choanae

    • D. 

      Uvulva

    • E. 

      Nasal meatuses


  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a passageway for air, food and water?
    • A. 

      Pharynx

    • B. 

      Larynx

    • C. 

      Paranasal sinuses

    • D. 

      Trachea

    • E. 

      Oesophagus


  • 5. 
    The opening to the pharynx from the mouth is called
    • A. 

      Palatine

    • B. 

      Hypopharynx

    • C. 

      Meatuses

    • D. 

      Fauces

    • E. 

      Vestibule


  • 6. 
    This structure prevents food or water from entering the trachea.
    • A. 

      Arytenoid cartilage

    • B. 

      Epiglottis

    • C. 

      Nasopharynx

    • D. 

      Thyroid cartilage

    • E. 

      Paranasal sinus


  • 7. 
    During swallowing, which structures rises?
    • A. 

      Pharynx

    • B. 

      Oesophagus

    • C. 

      Trachea

    • D. 

      Palatine tonsils

    • E. 

      Primary bronchi


  • 8. 
    These are triangular pieces of mostly hyaline cartilage located at the posterior and superior border of the cricoid cartilage.
    • A. 

      Corniculate cartilage

    • B. 

      Arytenoids cartilage

    • C. 

      Cricotracheal cartilage

    • D. 

      Cuneiform cartilage

    • E. 

      Laryngeal cartilage


  • 9. 
    Pitch is controlled by
    • A. 

      Vibration of the vocal chords

    • B. 

      Tension of the vocal chords

    • C. 

      Layers of cartilage in the vocal chords

    • D. 

      Arrangement of the vocal chords

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 10. 
    This is located anterior to the oesophagus and carries air to the bronchi.
    • A. 

      Trachea

    • B. 

      Larynx

    • C. 

      Nasopharynx

    • D. 

      Pharynx

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 11. 
    This is the primary gas exchange site.
    • A. 

      Trachea

    • B. 

      Bronchiole

    • C. 

      Nasal sinuses

    • D. 

      Alveolus

    • E. 

      Bronchus


  • 12. 
    Which of the below tissues maintains open airways in the lower respiratory system?
    • A. 

      Stratified squamous epithelium with keratin

    • B. 

      Ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium with goblet cells

    • C. 

      Hyaline cartilage

    • D. 

      Mucus membrane

    • E. 

      Bone


  • 13. 
    Which of the below tissues provides the functions of the inner layer of the conducting organs?
    • A. 

      Stratified squamous epithelium with keratin

    • B. 

      Ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium with goblet cells

    • C. 

      Cilated cuboidal epithelium with goblet cells

    • D. 

      Transitional epithelium with cilia

    • E. 

      Columnar connective tissue with goblet cells


  • 14. 
    The point where the trachea divides into right and left primary bronchi is a ridge called
    • A. 

      Carina

    • B. 

      Secondary bronchioles

    • C. 

      Parietal pleura

    • D. 

      Visceral pleura

    • E. 

      Diaphragm


  • 15. 
    Which of the below tissues forms the exchange surfaces of the alveolus?
    • A. 

      Strafied squamous epithelium

    • B. 

      Ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium with goblet cells

    • C. 

      Simple squamous epithelium

    • D. 

      Hyaline cartilage

    • E. 

      Columnar connective tissue with goblet cells


  • 16. 
    These are cells of the alveoli that produces surfactant.
    • A. 

      Type I alveolar cells

    • B. 

      Type II alveolar cells

    • C. 

      Type III alveolar cells

    • D. 

      Surface cells

    • E. 

      Macrophages


  • 17. 
    This is direction of diffusion of gases at capillaries near systemic cells.
    • A. 

      Oxygen into blood, carbon dioxide into blood

    • B. 

      Oxygen out of blood, carbon dioxide into blood

    • C. 

      Oxygen into blood, carbon dioxide out of blood

    • D. 

      Oxygen out of blood, carbon dioxide out of blood


  • 18. 
    This is direction of diffusion of gasese at the alveoli of the lungs.
    • A. 

      Oxygen into blood, carbon dioxide into blood

    • B. 

      Oxygen out of blood, carbon dioxide into blood

    • C. 

      Oxygen into blood, carbon dioxide out of blood

    • D. 

      Oxygen out of blood, carbon dioxide out of blood


  • 19. 
    Exhalation begins when
    • A. 

      Inspiratory muscles relax

    • B. 

      Diaphragm contracts

    • C. 

      Blood circulation is the lowest

    • D. 

      Inspiratory muscles relax and diaphragm contracts

    • E. 

      Inspiratory muscles relax, diagphragm contracts and blood circulation is the lowest


  • 20. 
    This means the lungs and the chest wall expand easily.
    • A. 

      High surface tension

    • B. 

      Low surface tension

    • C. 

      High compliance

    • D. 

      Low compliance

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 21. 
    The conducting airways with the air that does not undergo respiratory exchange are known as the
    • A. 

      Inspiratory volume

    • B. 

      Expiratory reserve volume

    • C. 

      Minimal volume

    • D. 

      Residual volume

    • E. 

      Respiratory dead space


  • 22. 
    This is the sum of the residual and the expiratory reserve volume.
    • A. 

      Total lung capacity

    • B. 

      Functional residual capacity

    • C. 

      Inspiratory capacity

    • D. 

      Vital capacity

    • E. 

      Minimal volume


  • 23. 
    Which of the following is NOT a factor that the rate of pulmonary and systemic gas exchange depends on?
    • A. 

      Partial pressure difference of the gases

    • B. 

      Surface area for gas exchange

    • C. 

      Diffusion distance

    • D. 

      Molecular weight and solubility of the gases

    • E. 

      Force of contraction of diaphragm


  • 24. 
    Which is the dominant method of carbon dioxide transport?
    • A. 

      Bound to haemoglobin

    • B. 

      Bound to oxygen

    • C. 

      Dissolved in plasma as a gas

    • D. 

      Dissolved in plasma as bicarbonate ions

    • E. 

      Diffusion


  • 25. 
    When blood pH drops then the amount of oxyhaemoglobin ______________ and oxygen delivery to the tissue cells ___________.
    • A. 

      Increases, increases

    • B. 

      Increases, decreases

    • C. 

      Decreases, increases

    • D. 

      Decreases, decreases

    • E. 

      Does not change, does not change


  • 26. 
    Which is a factor that does NOT affect haemoglobin's affinity for oxygen?
    • A. 

      PH of blood

    • B. 

      Partial pressure of the oxygen

    • C. 

      Amount of oxygen available

    • D. 

      Temperature

    • E. 

      Repiratory rate


  • 27. 

    Where are the nasal conchae?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      T

    • D. 

      U

    • E. 

      V


  • 28. 

    This portion of the pharynx has five openings in its wall.
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      N

    • D. 

      P

    • E. 

      T


  • 29. 

    Which tonsils are found in the oropharynx?
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      R

    • C. 

      S

    • D. 

      Q

    • E. 

      U


  • 30. 

    What is also referred to as the Adam's Apple?
    • A. 

      G

    • B. 

      H

    • C. 

      I

    • D. 

      J

    • E. 

      K


  • 31. 

    Where is the larynx?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      M

    • C. 

      L

    • D. 

      N

    • E. 

      O


  • 32. 

    This is a ring of hyaline cartilage that forms the inferior wall of the larynx.
    • A. 

      J

    • B. 

      K

    • C. 

      G

    • D. 

      H

    • E. 

      O


  • 33. 

    Where is the uvulva?
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      F

    • C. 

      Q

    • D. 

      S

    • E. 

      U


  • 34. 

    Where are the palatine tonsils?
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      F

    • C. 

      R

    • D. 

      U

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 35. 

    Where is the soft palate?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      G

    • D. 

      Q

    • E. 

      S


  • 36. 

    Where is the epiglottis?
    • A. 

      O

    • B. 

      R

    • C. 

      S

    • D. 

      F

    • E. 

      Q


  • 37. 

    Where are the olfactory receptors found?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      U


  • 38. 

    Where is the middle nasal concha?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 39. 

    Where is the inferior nasal concha?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 40. 

    What is E pointing to?
    • A. 

      Soft palate

    • B. 

      Ethmoid bone

    • C. 

      Hard palate

    • D. 

      Nasal septum

    • E. 

      Air cells


  • 41. 

    What is line D pointing to?
    • A. 

      Thyrohyoid membrane

    • B. 

      Corniculate cartilage

    • C. 

      Cricothyroid ligament

    • D. 

      Cricoid cartilage

    • E. 

      Tracheal cartilage


  • 42. 

    Where is the cricoid cartilage?
    • A. 

      D

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      G

    • E. 

      H


  • 43. 

    Where is the tracheal cartilage?
    • A. 

      J

    • B. 

      I

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      G

    • E. 

      F


  • 44. 

    What is line A pointing to?
    • A. 

      Hyoid bone

    • B. 

      Trachea

    • C. 

      Adam's apple

    • D. 

      Thyroid

    • E. 

      Epiglottis


  • 45. 

    Where is the structure that regulates air flow to the alveolus?
    • A. 

      G

    • B. 

      M

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      A

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 46. 

    What is line J pointing to?
    • A. 

      Right secondary bronchus

    • B. 

      Left secondary bronchus

    • C. 

      Right primary bronchus

    • D. 

      Left primary bronchus

    • E. 

      Carina


  • 47. 

    Where is the right bronchiole?
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      G

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      L

    • E. 

      M


  • 48. 

    What lines are pointing to tertiary bronchi?
    • A. 

      E and K

    • B. 

      D and J

    • C. 

      F and L

    • D. 

      H and M

    • E. 

      A and B


  • 49. 

    What is B pointing to?
    • A. 

      Carina

    • B. 

      Visceral pleura

    • C. 

      Parietal pleura

    • D. 

      Pleural cavity

    • E. 

      Diaphragm


  • 50. 

    In this portion of the lungs, the epithelial lining is simple squamous.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 51. 

    This is the primary gas exchange structure.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 52. 

    What is C pointing to?
    • A. 

      Terminal bronchiole

    • B. 

      Respiratory bronchiole

    • C. 

      Alveolar ducts

    • D. 

      Alveolar sac

    • E. 

      Alveoli


  • 53. 

    Where is the terminal bronchiole?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E


  • 54. 

    This provides disease resistance within the lungs.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 55. 

    Which cells are the main sites of gas exchange?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 56. 

    Which cell secretes surfactant?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      None of the above


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