Respiratory System Anatomy: MCQ Quiz!

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 48

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Respiratory System Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The Nasal cavity is?
    • A. 

      Divided into the right and left sides.

    • B. 

      Lined with mucous membranes

    • C. 

      Has tiny hair-like structures called cilia

    • D. 

      Filters , moistens and heats air for the journey to the lungs

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The pharynx has ____ sections.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 3. 
    The pharynx is also known as the:
    • A. 

      Windpipe

    • B. 

      Trachea

    • C. 

      Voice box

    • D. 

      Throat

  • 4. 
    The three sections of the pharynx in order are?
    • A. 

      Nasopharynx / laryngopharynx / oropharynx

    • B. 

      Laryngopharynx/ nasopharynx/ oropharynx

    • C. 

      Nasopharynx / oropharynx / laryngopharynx

    • D. 

      Oropharynx/ laryngopharynx / nasopharynx

  • 5. 
    The nasopharynx is a collection of_____
    • A. 

      Lymphatic tissue

    • B. 

      Adenoids

    • C. 

      Pharyngeal tonsils

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The Palatine tonsils (commonly known as the tonsils) are located in the _____
    • A. 

      Nasopharynx

    • B. 

      Oropharynx

    • C. 

      Laryngopharynx

  • 7. 
    The leaf-like structure that seals off the air passage to the lungs during swallowing is called the ____.
  • 8. 
    The voice box is called the ____.
  • 9. 
    The larynx is a short passage that joins the pharynx with the trachea.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Trachea is also known as the ____.
  • 11. 
    The Right Lung has ____ lobes and the Left Lung has ___ lobes.
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      3 and 2

    • D. 

      4 and 2

  • 12. 
    What is the correct path air takes when it enters the trachea on its way to the lungs?
    • A. 

      Bronchi /bronchioles /pulmonary capillaries/ alveoli

    • B. 

      Bronchioles/ bronchi/ alveoli/ pulmonary capillaries

    • C. 

      Bronchi / pulmonary capillaries/alveoli/ bronchioles

    • D. 

      Bronchi /bronchioles/alveoli / pulmonary capillaries

  • 13. 
    The pulmonary capillaries is where the exchange of ___ and ___ happen.
  • 14. 
    The serous membrane known as the pleura is divided into two linings. The outermost membrane is known as the_____ pleura.
  • 15. 
    The serous membrane known as the pleura is divided into two linings. The innermost membrane is known as the _____ pleura.
  • 16. 
    The visceral membrane lines the ____
    • A. 

      Heart cavity

    • B. 

      The pharynx

    • C. 

      The chest

    • D. 

      The lungs

  • 17. 
    The parietal pleura is the outermost pleura and it lines the ____
    • A. 

      Thoracic cavity

    • B. 

      Respiratory cavity

    • C. 

      Mediastinum cavity

    • D. 

      The pulmonary cavity

  • 18. 
    The space between the left and right lung is called the ___ 
    • A. 

      Thoracic

    • B. 

      Pulmonary

    • C. 

      Pleural

    • D. 

      Mediastinum

  • 19. 
    The mediastinum contains the _____ 
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Aorta

    • C. 

      Esophagus

    • D. 

      Bronchi

    • E. 

      Trachea

  • 20. 
    The ____ is a large muscular partition. It lies between the chest and abdominal cavities.
  • 21. 
    When the diaphragm contracts it_____
    • A. 

      Quickly re-enters the thoracic cavity thus decreasing the pressure within the chest thus drawing in air

    • B. 

      Slowly re-enters the thoracic cavity, thus increasing the pressure within the chest thus expelling air

    • C. 

      Fully descends into the abdominal cavity increasing the pressure in the chest thus expelling air

    • D. 

      Partially descends into the abdominal cavity decreasing the pressure in the chest thus drawing in air

  • 22. 
    When the diaphragm relaxes it______
    • A. 

      Slowly re-enters the thoracic cavity, thus increasing the pressure within the chest thus expelling air

    • B. 

      Quickly re-enters the thoracic cavity thus decreasing the pressure within the chest thus drawing in air

    • C. 

      Fully descends into the abdominal cavity increasing the pressure in the chest thus expelling air

    • D. 

      Partially descends into the abdominal cavity decreasing the pressure in the chest thus drawing in air

  • 23. 
    The _____ muscles assist the diaphragm in changing the volume of the thoracic cavity by elevating and lowering the rib cage.
  • 24. 
    The overall process by which oxygen is taken from the air and transported to the body cells for the metabolic process, while carbon dioxide and water (the waste products generated by cells ) are returned to the environment.
    • A. 

      Ventilation

    • B. 

      Inspiration

    • C. 

      Expiration

    • D. 

      Respiration

  • 25. 
    Large involunatary movement of air into and out of the lungs is called ___