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Histology Testbank: Connective Tissue 2

 

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

1.
Which of the following is NOT primarily composed of connective tissue?
a. Bone marrow
b. Articular cartilage
c. Heart
d. Mesenchyme
e. Fat

2.
Which one of these cells is not a cell type routinely found in loose connective tissue?
a. Fibroblast
b. Microglia
c. Histiocyte
d. Plasma cell
e. Mast cell

3.
Which connective tissue cell is a tissue macrophage?
a. Fibroblast
b. Myofibroblast
c. Histiocyte
d. Plasma cell
e. Mast cell

4.
Which of the following can be classified as "specialized connective tissue"?
a. Cartilage
b. Loose connective tissue
c. Mesenchyme
d. Dense connective tissue
e. Mucous connective tissue

5.
Which of the following can be classified as "connective tissue proper"?
a. Adipose tissue
b. Dense irregular connective tissue
c. Bone
d. Blood
e. Cartilage

6.
What type of tissue is Wharton's jelly?
a. Mucous connective tissue
b. Mesenchyme
c. Loose irregular connective tissue
d. Dense irregular connective tissue
e. Dense regular connective tissue

7.
What type of tissue is a tendon composed of?
a. Mucous connective tissue
b. Mesenchyme
c. Loose irregular connective tissue
d. Dense irregular connective tissue
e. Dense regular connective tissue

8.
What does connective tissue develop from?
a. Mesothelium
b. Mesenchyme
c. Mesangial cells
d. Mesentery
e. Wharton's jelly

9.
What color do elastic fibers stain with Verhoeff Elastic stain?
a. Red/Orange
b. Pink/red
c. Purple/Red
d. Blue/black
e. Green/blue

10.
Which of the following is a component of the ground substance?
a. Hyaluronic acid
b. Proteoglycans
c. Glycosaminoglycans
d. Chondroitin sulfate
e. All of the above

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