Lymphatic System: Exam 2

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  • 1. 
    Small organs associated with lymphatic vessels are termed _____________________.
    • A. 

      Lymph follicles

    • B. 

      Cisterna chyli

    • C. 

      Axillary nodes

    • D. 

      Lymph nodes

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would not be classified as a lymphatic structure?
    • A. 

      Pancreas

    • B. 

      Tonsils

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Peyer's patches of the intestine

  • 3. 
    The distal portion of the small intestine contains clumps of lymph follicles called ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Peyer's patches

    • B. 

      Rugae

    • C. 

      Islets of Langerhans

    • D. 

      Villi

  • 4. 
    Both lymph and venous blood flow are heavily dependent on ___________________________.
    • A. 

      The pumping action of the heart

    • B. 

      Two-way valves

    • C. 

      Contraction of the vessels themselves

    • D. 

      Skeletal muscle contractions and differences in thoracic pressures due to respiratory movement

  • 5. 
    The thymus is most active during _________________________.
    • A. 

      Childhood

    • B. 

      Old age

    • C. 

      Middle age

    • D. 

      Fetal development

  • 6. 
    Which lymphatic structure drains lymph from the right upper limb and the right side of the head and thorax?
    • A. 

      Lumbar trunk

    • B. 

      Cisterna chyli

    • C. 

      Thoracic duct

    • D. 

      Right lymphatic duct

  • 7. 
    What effect does age have on the size of the thymus?
    • A. 

      The thymus is not affected by age

    • B. 

      The thymus initially increases in size and then decreases in size from adolescence through old age

    • C. 

      The size of the thymus increases continuously from birth to death

    • D. 

      The size of the thymus decreases continuously from birth to death

  • 8. 
    The lymphatic capillaries are ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Less permeable than blood capillaries

    • B. 

      As permeable as blood capillaries

    • C. 

      More permeable than blood capillaries

    • D. 

      Completely impermeable

  • 9. 
    Antibodies that act against a particular foreign substances are released by __________________.
    • A. 

      Plasma cells

    • B. 

      T lymphocytes

    • C. 

      Lymph nodes

    • D. 

      Medullary cords

  • 10. 
    Lymph leaves a lymph node via _______________.
    • A. 

      The sub scapular signs

    • B. 

      The cortical sinus

    • C. 

      Efferent lymphatic vessels

    • D. 

      Afferent lymphatic vessels

  • 11. 
    Which cells become immunocompetent due to thymic hormones?
    • A. 

      Lymphocytes

    • B. 

      Monocytes

    • C. 

      Marcophages

    • D. 

      Basophils

  • 12. 
    Functions of the spleen include all of those below except ______________________.
    • A. 

      Removal of old or defective blood cells from the blood

    • B. 

      Forming crypts that trap bacteria

    • C. 

      Storage of iron

    • D. 

      Storage of blood platelets

  • 13. 
    When the lymphatic structures are blocked due to tumors, the result is _______________________.
    • A. 

      Increased pressure in the lymphatics proximal to the blockage

    • B. 

      Abnormally high lymph drainage from the distal region

    • C. 

      Shrinkage of tissues distal to the blockage due to inadequate delivery of lymph

    • D. 

      Serve localized edema distal to the blockage

  • 14. 
    Select the correct statement about lymph transport.
    • A. 

      Under normal conditions, lymph vessels are very high-pressure conduits

    • B. 

      Lymph transport depends on the movement of adjacent tissues, such as skeletal muscles

    • C. 

      Lymph transport is faster than that occurring in veins

    • D. 

      Lymph transport is only necessary when illness causes tissue swelling

  • 15. 
    Select the correct statement about lymphocytes.
    • A. 

      The two main types are T cells and macrophages

    • B. 

      T cells are the only form of lymphocyte found in lymphoid tissue

    • C. 

      T cells are the precursors of B cells

    • D. 

      B cells produce plasma cells, which secrete antibodies into the blood

  • 16. 
    Select the correct statement about lymphoid tissue.
    • A. 

      Lymphoid tissue is predominantly reticular connective tissue

    • B. 

      Lymphoid macrophages secrete antibodies into the blood

    • C. 

      Once a lymphocyte enters the lymphoid tissue, it resides there permanently

    • D. 

      T lymphocytes act by ingesting foreign substances

  • 17. 
    Lymphoid tissue that appears as a swelling of the mucosa in the oral cavity is called a(n) _______________________.
    • A. 

      Peyer's patch

    • B. 

      Tonsil

    • C. 

      Thymus

    • D. 

      Appendix

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue?
    • A. 

      Peyer's patch

    • B. 

      Thymus

    • C. 

      Tonsil

    • D. 

      Appendix

  • 19. 
    Peyer's patches are found in the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Ileum of the small intestine

    • B. 

      Jejunum of the small intestine

    • C. 

      Duodenum of the small intestine

    • D. 

      Large intestine

  • 20. 
    Lymph capillaries are absent in all but which of the following?
    • A. 

      Bones and teeth

    • B. 

      Digestive organs

    • C. 

      CNS

    • D. 

      Bone marrow

  • 21. 
    What is a bubo?
    • A. 

      An infected Peyer's patch

    • B. 

      A lobe of the spleen

    • C. 

      A wall in a lymph node

    • D. 

      An infected lymph node

  • 22. 
    The thymus is the only lymphoid organ that does not
    • A. 

      Have a cortex and medulla

    • B. 

      Produce hormones

    • C. 

      Have lymphocytes

    • D. 

      Directly fight antigens

  • 23. 
    Large clusters of lymph nodes occur in all of the following locations except the
    • A. 

      Lower extremities

    • B. 

      Inguinal region

    • C. 

      Cervical region

    • D. 

      Axillary region

  • 24. 
    Digestive tract associated lymphatic tissue includes all of the following except _______________________
    • A. 

      Islets of Langerhans

    • B. 

      Peyer's patches

    • C. 

      Palatine tonsils

    • D. 

      Lingual tonsils

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not a method that maintains lymph flow?
    • A. 

      Breathing

    • B. 

      Valves in lymph vessel walls

    • C. 

      Skeletal muscle contraction

    • D. 

      Smooth muscle contraction

  • 26. 
    The tonsils located at the base of the tongue are the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Peyer's tonsils

    • B. 

      Lingual tonsils

    • C. 

      Palatine tonsils

    • D. 

      Pharyngeal tonsils

  • 27. 
    Which of the following is not a normal component of lymph?
    • A. 

      Ions

    • B. 

      Red blood cells

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Plasma proteins

  • 28. 
    A sentinel node is ____________________________.
    • A. 

      The first node to receive lymph from an area suspected to be cancerous

    • B. 

      The first node at the junction of all the lumbar trunks

    • C. 

      A small node in the spleen

    • D. 

      A lymph node found in the intestinal lamina propria

  • 29. 
    Which of the following are functions of lymphoid tissue?
    • A. 

      House and provide a proliferation site for lymphocytes

    • B. 

      House and provide a proliferation site for neutrophils

    • C. 

      Furnish an ideal surveillance vantage point for lymphocytes and macrophages

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 30. 
    Which of the following is not a function of the lymphatic system?
    • A. 

      Draining excess interstitial fluid

    • B. 

      Transporting dietary fats

    • C. 

      Transporting respiratory gases

    • D. 

      Carrying out immune responses

  • 31. 
    Which of the following is not a function of lymph nodes?
    • A. 

      Produce lymph fluid and cerebro-spinal fluid

    • B. 

      Serve as antigen surveillance areas

    • C. 

      Act as lymph filters and activate the immune system

    • D. 

      Produce lymphoid cells and granular WBCs