Homeostasis And The Organization Of The Animal Body

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a definition of homeostasis?
    • A. 

      a process whereby the body maintains its internal environment within a narrow range of conditions necessary for optimal cell functioning

    • B. 

      A mechanism that animals use to produce body heat by metabolic reactions

    • C. 

      The process that some animals use to extract heat from their environment

    • D. 

      A process whereby a change in the environment causes a rapid, self-limiting response that amplifies the initial change.

  • 2. 
    Animals that regulate their body temperature by producing heat with metabolic reactions are called __________.
    • A. 

      Negative feedback organisms

    • B. 

      Cold-blooded

    • C. 

      Endotherms

    • D. 

      Ectotherms

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an example of an ectotherm?
    • A. 

      Eagle

    • B. 

      Frog

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Horse

    • E. 

      Hummingbird

  • 4. 
    An example of an organ is __________.
    • A. 

      A nerve

    • B. 

      The skin

    • C. 

      Epithelial tissue

    • D. 

      Connective tissue

    • E. 

      Blood

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a definition of epithelial tissue?
    • A. 

      A group of tissues that includes cartilage, bone, fat, blood, and lymph

    • B. 

      Sheets of cells firmly attached to one another by connections, such as desmosomes and tight junctions

    • C. 

      Tissue that supports and strengthens other tissues and helps to bind the cells of these other tissues together

    • D. 

      A part of the skin that contains blood vessels and sweat glands

    • E. 

      Tissue that is specialized for contraction

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is true about tendons and ligaments?
    • A. 

      Tendons connect muscle to muscle and ligaments connect bones to bones.

    • B. 

      Tendons are produced by exocrine glands and ligaments are produced by endocrine glands.

    • C. 

      Tendons connect muscles to bones and ligaments connect bones to bones.

    • D. 

      Tendons are made of dense connective tissue and ligaments are made of specialized connective tissues.

  • 7. 
    What do biologists call groups of cells that are specialized to secrete substances outside the cells?
    • A. 

      Lymph

    • B. 

      Adipose tissue

    • C. 

      Glial cells

    • D. 

      Glands

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the extracellular fluid that suspends the cellular portion of blood?
    • A. 

      Lymph

    • B. 

      Plasma

    • C. 

      Dermis

    • D. 

      Serum

  • 9. 
    Which tissue type serves as a long-term energy storage depot as well as insulation for animals adapted to cold environments?
    • A. 

      Epithelial tissue

    • B. 

      Adipose tissue

    • C. 

      Connective tissue

    • D. 

      Muscle tissue

  • 10. 
    Nerve tissue is composed of nerve cells, which are also called __________.
    • A. 

      Axons

    • B. 

      Dendrites

    • C. 

      Neurons

    • D. 

      Glial cells

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is responsible for surrounding, supporting, electrically insulating, and protecting neurons?
    • A. 

      Glial cells

    • B. 

      Smooth muscle

    • C. 

      Epithelial tissue

    • D. 

      Nerve tissue

    • E. 

      Glands

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a function of white blood cells?
    • A. 

      Fight infection

    • B. 

      Moves the skeleton

    • C. 

      Transports oxygen to body cells

    • D. 

      Carry the genetic information of the male, capable of fertilizing an egg cell

    • E. 

      Regulates body temperature

  • 13. 
    What is a major difference between skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle?
    • A. 

      Skeletal muscle is not stimulated by the nervous system; cardiac muscle is stimulated by the nervous system.

    • B. 

      Skeletal muscle is under voluntary control; cardiac muscle is spontaneously active and involuntary.

    • C. 

      Skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle are both under voluntary control.

    • D. 

      Skeletal muscle is found embedded throughout the body in the walls of several systems (respiratory) and organs (bladder); cardiac muscle is found only in the heart

  • 14. 
    Which one of the following is a function of cartilage?
    • A. 

      Cartilage is a specialized form of blood and lymph.

    • B. 

      Cartilage is produced and secreted by exocrine glands.

    • C. 

      Cartilage forms a matrix hardened by deposits of calcium phosphate.

    • D. 

      Cartilage provides a framework for organs such as the liver.

    • E. 

      Cartilage provides the supporting framework for the respiratory passages.