A&P Chapter 4 & 5

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Which of the following is not found in the matrix of cartilage but is in bone?
Choose one answer.
a. blood vessels
b. organic fibers
c. live cells
d. lacunae

blood vessels

Which of the following statements is true of connective tissue?
Choose one answer.
a. Elastin fibers are sometimes called white fibers.
b. Collagen fibers provide high tensile strength.
c. When connective tissue is stretched, collagen gives it the ability to snap back.
d. Reticular fibers form thick, ropelike structures.

Collagen fibers provide high tensile strength

Organized groups of cells (plus their intercellular substances) that have a common purpose form ________.
Choose one answer.
a. a tissue
b. an organ system
c. an organism
d. an organ

a tissue

What feature characterizes simple columnar epithelium of the digestive tract?
Choose one answer.
a. dense microvilli
b. a rich vascular supply
c. cilia
d. fibroblasts

dense microvilli

A person who experiences sudden flushing of the skin, especially on the nose and cheeks, may be in the early stages of:
Choose one answer.
a. melanocyte activity.
b. port wine stain.
c. embarrassment.
d. rosacea.

rosacea

Changes in the color of skin are often an indication of a homeostatic imbalance. Which of the following changes would suggest that a patient is suffering from Addison's disease?
Choose one answer.
a. The skin takes on a bronze or metallic apearance
b. It is impossible to suggest Addison's disease from an inspection of a person's skin
c. Black-and-blue marks become evident for no apparent cause
d. The skin appears to have an abnormal, yellowish tint

The skin takes on a bronze or metallic apearance

Which of the following epidermis components possesses a waterproofing glycolipid that functions in preventing water loss?
Choose one answer.
a. Melanin
b. Keratohyaline granules
c. Lamellated granules
d. Keratin

Lamellated granules

One main difference between thin skin and thick skin is that:
Choose one answer.
a. in thin skin there are no melanocytes.
b. in thin skin the stratum corneum appears to be absent.
c. in thin skin keratinocytes are absent.
d. in thin skin the stratum lucidum appears to be absent.

in thin skin the stratum lucidum appears to be absent

Which cells are commonly found wedged between simple columnar epithelial cells?
Choose one answer.
a. macrophages
b. cilia
c. goblet cells
d. mast cells

goblet cells

Which of the following is the most immediate threat to life from a serious burn?
Choose one answer.
a. Infection
b. Blistering
c. Nerve damage
d. Tissue destruction
e. Loss of body fluids

Loss of body fluids

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