Quiz

Test your understanding of key chapter concepts by working through this quiz. You can check your answer by clicking on the arrow to the right or on what you think the correct answer is.  The correct answer will then be revealed for that question. 

1. The following occurs to air as it is inspired into the respiratory system

  1. warmed
  2. filtered
  3. humidified
  4. all of the above

Answer: 

d. all of the above

2. The following is not a major structure of the respiratory system

  1. trachea
  2. pharynx
  3. alveoli
  4. mediastinum

Answer: 

d. mediastinum

3. The vocal chords are found in the

  1. trachea
  2. pharynx
  3. larynx
  4. alveoli

Answer: 

c. larynx

4. External respiration occurs at the

  1. bronchioles
  2. alveolar membranes
  3. nasal and oral cavity
  4. cellular membranes

Answer: 

b. alveolar membranes

5. Internal respiration occurs at the

  1. bronchioles
  2. alveolar membranes
  3. nasal and oral cavity
  4. cellular membranes

Answer: 

d. cellular membranes

6. Chemoreceptors monitor the level of gases we inspire and can be found in all these areas except the

  1. nose
  2. aortic arch
  3. carotid bodies
  4. brain

Answer: 

a. nose

7. Control of respiration occurs in the

  1. pons
  2. mid brain
  3. medulla oblongata
  4. hypothalamus

Answer: 

c. medulla oblongata