Major Types of Cartilage


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Which is the most abundant type of cartilage in the human body?

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1. Which is the densest and toughest type of cartilage?

2. Which is the most flexible type of cartilage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about cartilage categories with this worksheet and quiz. The questions will quiz you on types of cartilage by location, associated structures and density.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Types of cartilage by abundancy, texture, and flexibility
  • Cartilage types associated with long bones
  • Components of extracellular matrix of cartilage

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about cartilage types
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about the physiology and components of cartilage
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about functional characteristics of cartilage

Additional Learning

To learn more about cartilage, review the accompanying lesson titled Major Types of Cartilage. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cartilage and chondrocyte
  • Describe the extracellular matrix of cartilage
  • Differentiate between the 3 major types of cartilage