Fish Respiratory System Quiz

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How great are you at biology? Do you know the fish's respiratory system very well? Prove it with this fish respiratory system quiz that we have prepared for you. Fish are aquatic animals, and they are known to be very different from the creatures who live on land. To understand a fish's respiratory system even better, you can play this quiz several times, and you will be able to memorize it very well. So, let's go, and we wish you good luck with the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The disease that breaks down the walls between sacs and reduces the amount of gas that can be exchanged is called ________.

    • A.

      Amphibian

    • B.

      Emphysema

    • C.

      Plasma

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Emphysema
    Explanation
    Emphysema is a disease that affects the lungs and causes the breakdown of the walls between the air sacs, known as alveoli. This breakdown reduces the surface area available for gas exchange, making it difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloodstream and carbon dioxide to be expelled. As a result, individuals with emphysema may experience shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. The other options, amphibian and plasma, are not related to this specific disease.

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  • 2. 

    Check all that are true of inspiration and expiration.

    • A.

      Expiration is pushing air out of the lungs.

    • B.

      Expiration also means "to die."

    • C.

      Alveolar capillary air exchange is an example of pulmonary respiration.

    • D.

      Inspiration is taking air into the lungs.

    • E.

      The bronchioles and alveoli perform pulmonary respiration, which is the exchange of gases.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Expiration is pushing air out of the lungs.
    B. Expiration also means "to die."
    C. Alveolar capillary air exchange is an example of pulmonary respiration.
    D. Inspiration is taking air into the lungs.
    E. The bronchioles and alveoli perform pulmonary respiration, which is the exchange of gases.
    Explanation
    Expiration is the process of pushing air out of the lungs, which is true. It is the opposite of inspiration, which is the process of taking air into the lungs. Alveolar capillary air exchange is an example of pulmonary respiration, where the exchange of gases occurs in the alveoli of the lungs. The bronchioles and alveoli are responsible for performing pulmonary respiration. However, the statement that expiration also means "to die" is not true and is not related to the topic of respiration.

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  • 3. 

    When the mouth and nose are open, the air pressure in the lungs is slightly less than the atmospheric pressure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When the mouth and nose are open, the air pressure in the lungs is equal to the atmospheric pressure. This is because the respiratory system is connected to the outside environment through the airways, allowing air to flow in and out freely. The lungs expand and contract to maintain a balance between the pressure inside and outside the body, ensuring efficient gas exchange during breathing. Therefore, the statement that the air pressure in the lungs is slightly less than the atmospheric pressure when the mouth and nose are open is incorrect.

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  • 4. 

    The respiratory system performs the following functions.  Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Helps regulate acid-base balance through the bicarbonate buffer system.

    • B.

      It takes up oxygen for transport in the blood to the cells.

    • C.

      It captures oxygen in the hemoglobin molecule and releases it to the cells.

    • D.

      It circulates hormones and other chemicals from sites of manufacture to target organs.

    • E.

      It expels carbon dioxide waste from cellular metabolism.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Helps regulate acid-base balance through the bicarbonate buffer system.
    B. It takes up oxygen for transport in the blood to the cells.
    E. It expels carbon dioxide waste from cellular metabolism.
    Explanation
    The respiratory system helps regulate acid-base balance through the bicarbonate buffer system by controlling the levels of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate ions in the blood. It takes up oxygen for transport in the blood to the cells by exchanging oxygen from the air in the lungs with carbon dioxide in the blood. It expels carbon dioxide waste from cellular metabolism by exhaling it out of the body.

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  • 5. 

    Cyanide, a metabolic poison, can cause suffocation on which level?

    • A.

      Cellular

    • B.

      Pulmonary

    • C.

      Tissue

    • D.

      Alveolar

    Correct Answer
    A. Cellular
    Explanation
    Cyanide, being a metabolic poison, affects the cellular level. It interferes with the electron transport chain in the mitochondria, inhibiting the production of ATP and ultimately leading to cell death. This disruption of cellular metabolism can cause suffocation by preventing cells from utilizing oxygen effectively.

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  • 6. 

    Check all that are true statements about the tracheobronchial tree.

    • A.

      Cilia in the lining of the cells of the upper airway beat toward the mouth to remove small foreign materials.

    • B.

      Loss of cilia does double harm to smokers because secretions cannot be cleared, and carcinogens stay in contact with the lining cells longer.

    • C.

      Lung cancer has a low fatality rate is easily preventable.

    • D.

      A foreign body impacted here may be rapidly fatal; it is hard to gain emergency access.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Cilia in the lining of the cells of the upper airway beat toward the mouth to remove small foreign materials.
    B. Loss of cilia does double harm to smokers because secretions cannot be cleared, and carcinogens stay in contact with the lining cells longer.
    D. A foreign body impacted here may be rapidly fatal; it is hard to gain emergency access.
    Explanation
    The cilia in the lining of the cells of the upper airway beat toward the mouth to remove small foreign materials. Loss of cilia does double harm to smokers because secretions cannot be cleared, and carcinogens stay in contact with the lining cells longer. A foreign body impacted here may be rapidly fatal; it is hard to gain emergency access.

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  • 7. 

    Pneumothorax means "air in the chest."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pneumothorax refers to the presence of air in the chest cavity. This condition can occur when air leaks into the space between the lungs and chest wall, causing the lung to collapse partially or completely. The term "pneumothorax" is derived from the Greek words "pneumo" meaning air or gas, and "thorax" meaning chest. Therefore, the statement "Pneumothorax means 'air in the chest'" is true as it accurately describes the condition.

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  • 8. 

    The scientific name for the "Adam's Apple" is

    • A.

      The scalene muscles

    • B.

      The rectus abdominus

    • C.

      The epiglottis

    • D.

      The thyroid cartilage

    Correct Answer
    D. The thyroid cartilage
    Explanation
    The scientific name for the "Adam's Apple" is the thyroid cartilage. The Adam's Apple is a prominent feature in the neck, formed by the thyroid cartilage, which is a part of the larynx or voice box. It is more prominent in males due to the effects of testosterone during puberty, causing the cartilage to grow and protrude more. The thyroid cartilage helps protect the vocal cords and plays a role in producing sound.

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  • 9. 

    Vocal folds tighten and move toward the midline to produce sound by vibrating when air passes by them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because when air passes through the vocal folds, they tighten and move towards the midline. This causes the vocal folds to vibrate, producing sound.

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  • 10. 

    Where does the exchange of gases occur?

    • A.

      In the trachea

    • B.

      In the pleural cavity

    • C.

      In the bronchial cilia

    • D.

      In the alveoli

    Correct Answer
    D. In the alveoli
    Explanation
    The exchange of gases occurs in the alveoli. Alveoli are tiny air sacs located at the end of the bronchioles in the lungs. They are surrounded by capillaries, which allow for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air in the alveoli and the blood in the capillaries. This exchange is essential for the respiratory system to function properly and for oxygen to be delivered to the body's tissues while removing carbon dioxide waste.

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