The Toughest Histology MCQ Test!

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The Toughest Histology MCQ Test! - Quiz

Are you studying to become a lab technician? One of the things that will be expected of you is a good understanding when it comes to histology, and below is what is considered the toughest MCQ test on the course. Think you have what it takes to handle it? Well take up the quiz below and see just how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When using a compound microscope, objective lenses can be found to have a magnification of all of the following, EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      4X

    • B. 

      10X

    • C. 

      40X

    • D. 

      100X

    • E. 

      1000X

  • 2. 
    What is "compound microscope"?
    • A. 

      Microscope with the capability to view oil immersion

    • B. 

      Microscope with the capability to view compounds

    • C. 

      Microscope with a single lens

    • D. 

      Microscope with two lenses

    • E. 

      Microscope with three lenses

  • 3. 
    What is the total magnification achieved with a compound microscope?
    • A. 

      Magnification of objective lens

    • B. 

      Magnification of ocular lens

    • C. 

      Magnification of ocular lens added to the magnification of the objective lens

    • D. 

      Magnification of ocular lens multiplied by the magnification of the objective

    • E. 

      Magnification of condenser lens multiplied by the magnification of the objective lens

  • 4. 
    What is the maximum resolving power seen with a compound microscope?
    • A. 

      2 millimeters

    • B. 

      2 micrometers

    • C. 

      2 angstroms

  • 5. 
    What is the turret?
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Nosepiece

    • C. 

      Stage

    • D. 

      Tube

    • E. 

      Diaphragm

  • 6. 
    On a microscope, what structure connects the eyepiece to the objective lens?
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Nosepiece

    • C. 

      Stage

    • D. 

      Tube

    • E. 

      Diaphragm

  • 7. 
    In a good compound microscope, the focus knob does not have to be readjusted  when changing the magnification. What is this phenomenon called?
    • A. 

      Parfocal

    • B. 

      Unifocal

    • C. 

      Bifocal

    • D. 

      Focused

    • E. 

      Convergent

  • 8. 
    What is another name for the light microscope?
    • A. 

      Simple microscope

    • B. 

      Compound microscope

    • C. 

      Phase contrast microscope

    • D. 

      Dissection microscope

    • E. 

      Transmission electron microscope

  • 9. 
    Which microscope does not rely on visible light?
    • A. 

      Simple microscope

    • B. 

      Compound microscope

    • C. 

      Phase contrast microscope

    • D. 

      Dissection microscope

    • E. 

      Transmission electron microscope

  • 10. 
    Which microscope makes things appear three dimensional?
    • A. 

      Simple microscope

    • B. 

      Compound microscope

    • C. 

      Phase contrast microscope

    • D. 

      Dissection microscope

    • E. 

      Transmission electron microscope

  • 11. 
    When using a compound microscope, what is the magnification of the oil immersion lens?
    • A. 

      4X

    • B. 

      10X

    • C. 

      40X

    • D. 

      100X

    • E. 

      1000X

  • 12. 
    What is the usual magnification of the ocular lens on a compound microscope?
    • A. 

      1X

    • B. 

      10X

    • C. 

      100X

    • D. 

      1000X

    • E. 

      10,000 X

  • 13. 
    When using oil immersion to view a tissue, what is the refractive index of the oil?
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Same as air

    • C. 

      Same as glass

    • D. 

      Same as water

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What is the role of the condenser lens?
    • A. 

      Control the aperture of light

    • B. 

      Increase the magnification

    • C. 

      Focus the light on the specimen

    • D. 

      Initial magnification of 10X

    • E. 

      Provide light

  • 15. 
    On a microscope, what structure varies the diameter of the cone of light?
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Nosepiece

    • C. 

      Stage

    • D. 

      Tube

    • E. 

      Diaphragm

  • 16. 
    Where do you place the slide when using a microscope?
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Nosepiece

    • C. 

      Stage

    • D. 

      Tube

    • E. 

      Diaphragm

  • 17. 
    What is the bottom of a microscope called?
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Nosepiece

    • C. 

      Stage

    • D. 

      Tube

    • E. 

      Diaphragm

  • 18. 
    What is another name for the bright field microscope?
    • A. 

      Simple microscope

    • B. 

      Compound microscope

    • C. 

      Phase contrast microscope

    • D. 

      Dissection microscope

    • E. 

      Transmission electron microscope

  • 19. 
    Which microscope would be particularly useful for looking at living cells?
    • A. 

      Simple microscope

    • B. 

      Compound microscope

    • C. 

      Phase contrast microscope

    • D. 

      Dissection microscope

    • E. 

      Transmission electron microscope

  • 20. 
    Which type of microscope has only one lens?
    • A. 

      Simple microscope

    • B. 

      Compound microscope

    • C. 

      Phase contrast microscope

    • D. 

      Dissection microscope

    • E. 

      Transmission electron microscope

  • 21. 
    Which of the following stain blue with H&E stain?
    • A. 

      Cytoplasm

    • B. 

      Collagen fibers

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      Elastic fibers

    • E. 

      Decalcified bone matrix

  • 22. 
    What are Sudan stains used primarily for?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Nervous tissue

    • D. 

      Elastic fibers

    • E. 

      Decalcified bone matrix

  • 23. 
    What is Mucicarmine stain used primarily for?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Nervous tissue

    • D. 

      Elastic fibers

    • E. 

      Epithelial mucin

  • 24. 
    What is Wright's stain used primarily for?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Fat

    • C. 

      Nervous tissue

    • D. 

      Elastic fibers

    • E. 

      Decalcified bone matrix

  • 25. 
    What color do elastic fibers stain with Verhoeff Elastic stain?
    • A. 

      Red/Orange

    • B. 

      Pink/red

    • C. 

      Purple/Red

    • D. 

      Blue/black

    • E. 

      Green/blue

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