Lymphatic System Practice Questions Test Quiz!

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Lymphatic System Practice Questions Test Quiz!

The lymphatic system is responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from tissues. This system is tasked with the absorption and transport of fatty acids from the digestive system. In this chapter, answer all the lymphatic system practice questions below and get to refresh your memory. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What fluid fills the spaces between the cells as seen in the diagram as A?
    • A. 

      Interstitial fluid

    • B. 

      Blood

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Lymph

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A type of pathogen that attacks the immune system

    • B. 

      A special kind of immune cell that is found in the lymph

    • C. 

      A “dead end” where a lymphatic vessel comes to an end

    • D. 

      A capsule in the lymph vessels that are filled with B cells and T cells

    • E. 

      Any organ that is being attacked by pathogens

  • 3. 
    What organ is labeled A?
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Spleen

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The unshaded area has no lymph nodes

    • B. 

      The different shades show the different kinds of lymph nodes

    • C. 

      The differerent shades show where the 2 kinds of lymph is found

    • D. 

      The different shades show where the lymph is returned to circulation

  • 5. 
    Which organ receives immature T cells, then raises them to maturity- then releases them?
    • A. 

      Thymus

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Heart

    • E. 

      Hypothalamus

  • 6. 
    What is found in the spleen, red bone marrow and lymph nodes that fight microbes?
    • A. 

      Lymph

    • B. 

      Natural killer cells

    • C. 

      Inflammation

    • D. 

      Red blood cells

    • E. 

      Tiny little soldiers

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Gravity and skeletal muscle contractions

    • B. 

      Muscle contractions and gravity

    • C. 

      Pressure changes caused by breathing and gravity

    • D. 

      He beating of the heart and gravity

    • E. 

      Muscle contractions and pressure changes caused by breathing

  • 8. 
    What happens in the lymph nodes as lymph flows through them
    • A. 

      Reticular fibers filter out debris

    • B. 

      Foreign substances are destroyed

    • C. 

      Plasma and mature T cells are added

    • D. 

      White blood cells are made

    • E. 

      A, B and C are correct

  • 9. 
    How does the spleen help the immune system?
    • A. 

      Macrophages fight pathogens when the blood flows into the spleen

    • B. 

      Red blood cells are created

    • C. 

      B and T cells carry out immune responses

    • D. 

      Lymph is made here

    • E. 

      A and C are correct

  • 10. 
    How does the spleen help maintain blood?
    • A. 

      Platelets are stored there

    • B. 

      Defective RBCs and platelets are removed

    • C. 

      Red blood cells are produced there until death

    • D. 

      A and B are correct

    • E. 

      B and C are correct

  • 11. 
    What is the role of mucus in the immune system?
    • A. 

      To transport macrophages

    • B. 

      To transport B and T cells

    • C. 

      To trap microbes

    • D. 

      To supply lymph

    • E. 

      A and B are correct

  • 12. 
    The role of the lacrimal glands is to ___
    • A. 

      Produce mucous to protect the throat

    • B. 

      Produce tears to protect the eyes

    • C. 

      Produce mucous to protect the nose

    • D. 

      Produce saliva to protect the mouth

    • E. 

      A and C are correct

  • 13. 
    What is the role of cilia in the mucous membrane?
    • A. 

      To move mucous

    • B. 

      To warm the throat

    • C. 

      To absorb water

    • D. 

      To store B and T cells

    • E. 

      C and D are correct

  • 14. 
    The role of the salivary glands is to ___
    • A. 

      Produce mucous to protect the throat

    • B. 

      Produce tears to protect the eyes

    • C. 

      Produce mucous to protect the nose

    • D. 

      Produce saliva to protect the mouth

    • E. 

      A and C are correct

  • 15. 
    Which substance is secreted by glands, then deposited on the surface of the epidermal cells, where it makes a protective barrier against pathogens.
    • A. 

      Gastric juice

    • B. 

      Tears

    • C. 

      Sebum

    • D. 

      Urine

  • 16. 
    Which substance below uses pH to keep microbial invaders out of the cervical region?
    • A. 

      Urine

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      Mucous

    • D. 

      Vaginal secretions

  • 17. 
    How does fever affect microbes?
    • A. 

      It slows them down when moving

    • B. 

      It makes them swell

    • C. 

      It dehydrates them

    • D. 

      It slows their growth

    • E. 

      It makes them sweat

  • 18. 
    What passes through the urethra to clear it of microbes?
    • A. 

      Lymph

    • B. 

      Blood

    • C. 

      Mucous

    • D. 

      Urine

    • E. 

      Air

  • 19. 
    When tissue is inflammed, the tissue is warm.  Why?
    • A. 

      Blood clotting creates heat

    • B. 

      White blood cells are warm

    • C. 

      The increased blood flow makes it warm

    • D. 

      Muscle contractions cause heat to be released

    • E. 

      The area around the wound cools, making the wound feel warmer

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Blood vessels have increased permeability, so fluids leak out

    • B. 

      White blood cells are large, so they take up more space

    • C. 

      The decreased blood flow causes swelling

    • D. 

      Muscle contractions cause the muscle to get enlarged

    • E. 

      The area around the wound shrinks, making the wound look bigger

  • 21. 
    Not long after sticking yourself with a pin, you see pus draining from the wound.  What is pus?
    • A. 

      Dead immune cells

    • B. 

      Interstitial fluid

    • C. 

      Cytoplasm

    • D. 

      Lymphatic fluid

    • E. 

      Platelets

  • 22. 
    An antigen is...
    • A. 

      A type of immune cell

    • B. 

      A substance that the immune system recognizes as foreign

    • C. 

      A cell that attacks microbes

    • D. 

      A symptom of an allergic attack

    • E. 

      A and C are correct

  • 23. 
    Self tolerance is...
    • A. 

      The ability to tolerate illness

    • B. 

      The ability to withstand a fever

    • C. 

      The ability to allow certain pathogens to exist in the body

    • D. 

      The ability to turn immunity on or off

    • E. 

      The immune systems ability to recognize tissues as being self

  • 24. 
    An autoimmune disease is..
    • A. 

      The loss of immunity

    • B. 

      The loss of self tolerance

    • C. 

      The loss of an antigen

    • D. 

      The loss of lymph

    • E. 

      The loss of blood

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Macrophage

    • B. 

      T-cell

    • C. 

      Red blood cell

    • D. 

      B-cell

  • 26. 
    Aids is...
    • A. 

      An opportunistic disease

    • B. 

      The cause of HIV

    • C. 

      The last stage in HIV infection

    • D. 

      The source of the HIV infection

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      The immune system

    • B. 

      Opportunistic diseases

    • C. 

      Detergents

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 28. 
    As the body ages, the T-cells and B-cells become less responsive to ___
    • A. 

      Antigens

    • B. 

      Self tolerance

    • C. 

      Antibodies

    • D. 

      Immunity

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      It makes B cells

    • B. 

      It makes T cells

    • C. 

      It stops working as you age

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct