Larynx: Anatomy & Explanation


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Which of the following best describes the principal function of your larynx?

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1. The proper order of the unpaired cartilages of your larynx, from top to bottom, is:

2. Which of the following describes an action of the extrinsic muscles of the larynx?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what makes up the larynx. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the principal function of the larynx as well as knowing the proper order of the unpaired cartilages of the larynx from top to bottom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Principal function of the larynx
  • Proper order of the unpaired cartilages of the larynx from top to bottom
  • An action of the extrinsic muscles of the larynx
  • Epiglottis' primary function
  • How the pitch of sounds from the larynx is controlled

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as epiglottis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy of the larynx lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structures and functions of the larynx

Additional Learning

To learn more about all the structures necessary in the body to be able to talk, review the corresponding lesson Larynx: Anatomy & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what the larynx is and the two structures it connects
  • Understand the main function of the larynx and what gets vibrated to produce sound
  • Identify what the larynx is also known as
  • Appreciate the cartilages and muscles making up the larynx