Hypothalamus: Function, Role & Definition


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What is the normal size of the hypothalamus?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Where is the hypothalamus located?

2. The hypothalamus works closely with which endocrine gland to control the entire endocrine system function in your body?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to help you assess your knowledge of what the hypothalamus is and what it does. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know what the hypothalamus controls and where it is found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to recognize the following facts about the hypothalamus:
    • Its normal size
    • Where it is located
    • The endocrine gland it works closely with
    • Its main purpose

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the role of the hypothalamus in the endocrine system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the function of the hypothalamus and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the physical characteristics of the hypothalamus

Additional Learning

Make sure to also review the accompanying lesson called Hypothalamus: Function, Role & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what the hypothalamus is
  • Relate the shape and location of the hypothalamus
  • Discuss how the hypothalamus communicates with the pituitary gland
  • Detail the role of the hypothalamus