Human Anatomy & Physiology: The Respiratory System 2

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Human Anatomy & Physiology: The Respiratory System 2 - Quiz

I created these quizzes to help me study for my A&P exams. This quiz deals with the organs of the upper respiratory system.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The upper respiratory tract includes the _______, ___________, _________ and _________.
  • 2. 
    The _______ are also known as external nares and provide an entrance to the respiratory tract.
    • A. 

      Nasal hairs

    • B. 

      Nasal cavities

    • C. 

      Nasal conchae

    • D. 

      Nasal septums

    • E. 

      Nostrils

  • 3. 
    The nose is covered with ______ and supported by _____, _______ and ________.
  • 4. 
    The ___________ provide(s) the first line of defense in the respiratory tract and help(s) to prevent the entrance of relatively _____ particles.
    • A. 

      Nasal cavity; small

    • B. 

      Nasal conchae; small

    • C. 

      Nasal hairs; small

    • D. 

      Nasal cavity; large

    • E. 

      Nasal hairs; large

  • 5. 
    The _______ space behind the nose. The ________ divides it into right and left chambers.
  • 6. 
    The __________ are the delicate, scroll shaped bone plates that form the lateral walls of the nasal cavity.
  • 7. 
    The inferior & middle nasal conchae are covered by __________ and consist of a type of _______ that varies on location and a supporting layer of ________.
  • 8. 
    The superior conchae are covered by specialized ____________ that contain receptors for __________.
  • 9. 
    The nasal mucous membrane is composed of ____________________ that contains an abundance of mucus secreting __________.
  • 10. 
    The three functions of the nasal mucous membrane are that it _____ the incoming air, it _________ the incoming air by evaporation and it uses mucus to ___________.
  • 11. 
    Within the nasal mucous membrane, ___________ help to move the mucus with the trapped particles toward the ________. As the mucus reaches the back of the throat it is _________. ___________of the stomach will destroy most microbes and thus helps prevent ___________.
  • 12. 
    _________ (__________) are the spaces in the bones of the skull that open into the nasal cavity. they are lined with _______ that is continuous with the lining of the _______ which helps to _____ and _____ the air.
  • 13. 
    The function of the paranasal sinuses is to ____________ and to modify _______ by acting as resonating chambers which will amplify ___________.
  • 14. 
    The _______ is the funnel shaped structure that  connects the nasal cavity and mouth to the larynx and the esophagus inferiorly
  • 15. 
    About how long is the pharynx?
    • A. 

      12 inches

    • B. 

      8 inches

    • C. 

      4 inches

    • D. 

      5 inches

    • E. 

      3 inches

  • 16. 
    The pharynx functions as a common passage for the _______ and _______ systems and it is also involved with producing ____________.
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