Integumentary System Practice Quiz

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Integumentary System Practice Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT found in the epidermis?
    • A. 

      Squamous epithelial cells

    • B. 

      Langerhans cells

    • C. 

      Red blood cells

    • D. 

      Melanocytes

  • 2. 
    What happens to epidermal cells when they move toward the surface of the skin?
    • A. 

      They obtain more nutrients.

    • B. 

      They divide more.

    • C. 

      They become dermal cells.

    • D. 

      They die.

  • 3. 
    Tactile cells detect sensations of 
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Touch

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which layer of the epidermis protects from abrasion and is only found in thick skin?
    • A. 

      Stratum basale

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • D. 

      Stratum corneum

  • 5. 
    Which of the following allows movement of muscles and joints and maintains normal skin tension.
    • A. 

      Elastic fibers

    • B. 

      Collagen fibers

    • C. 

      Tactile cells

    • D. 

      Dermal papillae

  • 6. 
    The dermal papillae anchor the dermis to the hypodermis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What type of skin gland secretes sweat?
    • A. 

      Sebaceous gland

    • B. 

      Sudoriferous gland

    • C. 

      Ceruminous gland

    • D. 

      Mammary gland

  • 8. 
    What is the most dangerous form of skin cancer?
    • A. 

      Basal cell carcinoma

    • B. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

    • C. 

      Karposi's sarcoma

    • D. 

      Melanoma

  • 9. 
    What type of burn damages the epidermis and part of the dermis?
    • A. 

      First-degree

    • B. 

      Second-degree

    • C. 

      Third-degree

    • D. 

      Fourth-degree

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT a protective function of the skin?
    • A. 

      Melanocytes protect from UV radiation

    • B. 

      As a covering, it keeps pathogens out

    • C. 

      The oily secretions allow bacteria to grow

    • D. 

      Langerhans cells phagocytize pathogens

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