Histology: Integumentary System Trivia Questions Quiz

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Histology: Integumentary System Trivia Questions Quiz

The integumentary system is mainly composed of the skin and its appendages, which aid in protecting the body from various kinds of damage. Tiny glands in the skin secrete oils that enhance the barrier function of the skin. Take up this histology integumentary system trivia questions quiz and get to see what new facts about this system and how it operates. Keep a lookout for other quizzes just like it!


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  • 1. 
    Histology is best defined as the study of ___.
    • A. 

      The evolutionary development of the human body

    • B. 

      Tissues and how they are arranged into organs

    • C. 

      Microscopic variations in cells

  • 2. 
    The tough superficial layer of the epidermis is known as the
    • A. 

      Stratum basale

    • B. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • C. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • D. 

      Stratum corneum

    • E. 

      Stratum granulosum

  • 3. 
    Each of the following is a possible function of the integumentary system, except
    • A. 

      Excretion of salts and wastes

    • B. 

      Maintenance of body temperature

    • C. 

      Synthesis of vitamin C

    • D. 

      Protection of underlying tissue

    • E. 

      Provision of sensation

  • 4. 
    Glands that discharge an oily secretion into hair follicles are ____ glands.
    • A. 

      Ceruminous

    • B. 

      Mammary

    • C. 

      Sebaceous

    • D. 

      Apocrine sweat

    • E. 

      Merocrine sweat

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Decreases in concentration within cells during exposure to the sun

    • B. 

      Is produced by cells called melanocytes

    • C. 

      Increases with increased levels of the DNA fragmentation

    • D. 

      Is usually some shade of brown or black

    • E. 

      Protects DNA from the damaging effects of UV radiation

  • 6. 
    Glands that secrete hormones into the interstitial fluid are
    • A. 

      Endocrine glands

    • B. 

      Merocrine glands

    • C. 

      Exocrine glands

    • D. 

      Interstitial glands

    • E. 

      Holocrine glands

  • 7. 
    The type of cells that form the strata in the epidermis are
    • A. 

      Dendritic cells

    • B. 

      Fibroblasts

    • C. 

      Keratinocytes

    • D. 

      Melanocytes

    • E. 

      Adipocytes

  • 8. 
    An albino individual lacks the ability to produce
    • A. 

      Perspiration

    • B. 

      Eleidin

    • C. 

      Melanin

    • D. 

      Carotene

    • E. 

      Keratin

  • 9. 
    Which of the following connective tissue cells produces collagen?
    • A. 

      Adipocytes

    • B. 

      Dendritic cells

    • C. 

      Mast cells

    • D. 

      Macrophages

    • E. 

      Fibroblasts

  • 10. 
    Which layer of dividing cells is at the base of the epidermis?
    • A. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • B. 

      Stratum basale

    • C. 

      Stratum corneum

    • D. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • E. 

      Stratum granulosum

  • 11. 
    Lanugo is found
    • A. 

      On the scalp

    • B. 

      On a fetus

    • C. 

      On the palms of the hands

    • D. 

      On the soles of the feet

    • E. 

      Both C and D

  • 12. 
    Transitional epithelium is found
    • A. 

      Lining the ducts that drain sweat glands

    • B. 

      Lining the urinary bladder

    • C. 

      Lining the stomach

    • D. 

      At the surface of the skin

  • 13. 
    Thin skin contains ___ layer(s) or keratinocytes, and thick skin contains ____ layers.
    • A. 

      1;2

    • B. 

      2;3

    • C. 

      3;4

    • D. 

      4;5

    • E. 

      5;6

  • 14. 
    Cyanosis signifies that a patient
    • A. 

      Has an allergic reaction

    • B. 

      Has been exposed to cyanide

    • C. 

      Has been kept out of the sun

    • D. 

      Has oxygen-starved skin

    • E. 

      Has had too much sun

  • 15. 
    If a fair-skinned person is sunburned, why does his or her skin turn red?
    • A. 

      Melanocytes increase production of red pigaments

    • B. 

      The blood flow to the skin increases

    • C. 

      The blood supply to the skin decreases

  • 16. 
    This type of tissue always has a top and a bottom.
    • A. 

      Epithelial tissue

    • B. 

      Basal tissue

    • C. 

      Muscle tissue

    • D. 

      Apical tissue

    • E. 

      Connective tissue

  • 17. 
    The junction type that lets neighboring cells exchanage small molecules is the
    • A. 

      Hemidesmosome

    • B. 

      Tight junction

    • C. 

      Desmosome

    • D. 

      Zonula adherens

    • E. 

      Gap junctions

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not one of the four main tissue categories?
    • A. 

      Osseous tissue

    • B. 

      Muscle tissue

    • C. 

      Neural tissue

    • D. 

      Connective tissue

    • E. 

      Epithelial tissue

  • 19. 
    _____ are cells in the epidermis that are part of the immune system.
    • A. 

      Merkel cells

    • B. 

      Dendritic cells

    • C. 

      Tactile Cells

    • D. 

      Melanocytes

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 20. 
    The protein that permits stretching and recoiling of the skin is
    • A. 

      Collagen

    • B. 

      Melanin

    • C. 

      Elastin

    • D. 

      Carotene

    • E. 

      Keratin