Cell-mediated Immunity: Definition & Response


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What is the purpose of cell-mediated immunity?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a cell that would display class II MHC molecules?

2. What occurs directly after a T helper cell is activated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz helps test your understanding of cell-mediated immunity and the cells involved in this process. You need to know why cell-mediated immunity occurs and what happens once a T helper cell is activated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Completing this quiz and worksheet will demonstrate that you have a firm understanding of:

  • The purpose of cell-mediated immunity
  • Functions of various cells in the cell-mediated immunity process
  • Which cells display class II MHC molecules
  • T helper cells and T cytoxic cells

Skills Practiced

You can also take this opportunity to practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about cell-mediated immunity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding T helper cells and their function
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes

Additional Learning

More information about cell-mediated immunity can be accessed in the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet, titled Cell-mediated Immunity: Definition & Response. Studying this lesson will aid you in understanding:

  • How T cells function
  • What happens after T cells find a target
  • All the cells involved in cell-mediated immunity