The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components


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Why are blood marrow and the thymus considered to be the primary tissue and organ of the lymphatic system?

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1. Out of the many secondary organs and tissues that make up the lymphatic system, the _____ is responsible for the filtration of blood, and the _____ is charged with housing the lymphocytes of the adaptive immune system.

2. Which of the following statements best describes why the lymphatic system is known as the body's immune system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set gauges your understanding of the lymphatic system and the role different organs play in this system. Topics on the quiz include characteristics of lymph and the location where B cells mature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of the lymphatic system, including:

  • Primary organs used in the lymphatic system
  • Secondary lymphoid organs
  • Location where T cells mature
  • What happens when B cells leave the bone marrow

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the respective locations at which T and B cells mature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the primary organs used in the lymphatic system

Additional Learning

To learn more about this system, review the corresponding lesson titled The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Identify what the lymphatic system is and its responsibility for transporting lymph throughout the body
  • Recall what bone marrow is and how it aids the immune system
  • Understand the thymus
  • Review the funciton of the spleen