Trachea: Function, Meaning & System


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The trachea belongs to which of the following organ systems?

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1. If you were a speck of dust being inhaled into your respiratory system, which of the following describes the correct order of structures you would encounter on your way into your lungs?

2. Which of the following statements regarding the trachea's cartilage rings is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though small, the trachea is an essential component of the respiratory system. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the trachea's function, and how it works within its organ system to deliver oxygen.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students taking this quiz will be tested on the following information:

  • Essential organ systems
  • Respiratory tree
  • Trachea's internal and external anatomy

Skills Practiced

This quiz provides practice in these skills related to the topic:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related trachea function lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cilia and respiratory tree
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the trachea's purpose and construction

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on the trachea's function to learn more about its essential role within the respiratory system. The objectives contained in this lesson, quiz and worksheet are:

  • Explain how respiratory and circulatory systems overlap in the lungs
  • Describe the effects of cigarette smoke on cilia
  • Describe function of the mucociliary ladder