Microvilli vs. Cilia: Structure & Size


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Which of the following is true of both microvilli and cilia?

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1. Cilia are composed of _____ arranged in a circle and anchored to a _____ at the base of the structure.

2. Which of the following is true of microvilli?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this short self-assessment quiz, we'll give you a series of multiple-choice questions about microvilli and cilia. Quiz questions primarily focus on the size and structure of microvilli and cilia and how they compare to one another.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to see if you know:

  • Similar characteristics between microvilli and cilia
  • The physical structure of cilia
  • Basic facts about microvilli
  • What unit is used to measure both microvilli and cilia
  • Size comparisons between microvilli and cilia

Skills Practiced

Our quiz allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the characteristics of microvilli and cilia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of cilia

Additional Learning

You can learn more about microvilli and cilia in our lesson Microvilli & Cilia: Structure & Size. We'll teach you all kinds of interesting facts about this science topic including:

  • Etymological origins of microvilli and cilia
  • Where you can expect to find microvilli and cilia
  • The purpose of cilia in your respiratory tract
  • What microtubules and actin filaments are