Thymus: Definition, Functions & Location


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The thymus has _____ lobes.

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1. The thymus is part of the _____ system.

2. The outer layer of the thymus is the

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The thymus is an important part of the body that serves an essential function. This quiz/worksheet combo will ensure you understand its importance, structure and what it does.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How many lobes the thymus has
  • What system the thymus belongs to
  • The name for the outer layer of the thymus
  • What cells the thymus trains
  • Where the thymus is located

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 thymus lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the cells that the thymus trains and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of the thymus in the human body

Additional Learning

To learn more about the thymus, review the accompanying lesson on Thymus: Definition, Functions & Location. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining the thymus and its role in the body
  • Providing information about the location of the thymus
  • Explaining the thymus' function
  • Illustrating the configuration of the thymus and listing its elements, including the capsule, cortex and medulla