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Histology Testbank: Epithelium 3

 

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.
What type of epithelium forms the epidermis?
a. Simple squamous epithelium
b. Simple cuboidal epithelium
c. Simple columnar epithelium
d. Stratified squamous epithelium
e. Pseudostratified epithelium

2.
What type of tissue lines most of the gastrointestinal tract?
a. Simple squamous epithelium
b. Simple cuboidal epithelium
c. Simple columnar epithelium
d. Stratified squamous epithelium
e. Transitional epithelium

3.
What type of tissue forms the alveoli in the lung?
a. Simple squamous epithelium
b. Simple cuboidal epithelium
c. Simple columnar epithelium
d. Stratified squamous epithelium
e. Pseudostratified epithelium

4.
What type of epithelium is composed of flat cells?
a. Simple
b. Stratified
c. Squamous
d. Cuboidal
e. Columnar

5.
What do you call the simple squamous epithelium that lines the abdominal cavity?
a. Epithelioid tissue
b. Mesothelium
c. Endothelium
d. Transitional
e. Pseudostratified

6.
What type of epithelium is composed of cells which all touch the basement membrane and is only one cell layer thick?
a. Stratified squamous epithelium
b. Transitional epithelium
c. Stratified cuboidal epithelium
d. Pseudostratified epithelium
e. None of the above

7.
Which of the following is NOT lined by a mucosa?
a. Genitourinary tract
b. Pericardial cavity
c. Respiratory tract
d. Alimentary canal
e. All of the above are lined by a mucosa

8.
What is a gland called if it has an branched duct?
a. Simple gland
b. Compound gland
c. Tubular
d. Alveolar
e. Tubuloalveolar

9.
What are finger like projections on the surface of some cells called?
a. Microvilli
b. Stereocilia
c. Cilia
d. Keratinization
e. Both a and b

10.
What cell surface modification is made of microtubules?
a. Microvilli
b. Stereocilia
c. Cilia
d. Keratinization
e. Both a and b

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