Immune System: Function & Responses


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_____ are invaders that could cause infection in the body.

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1. When the immune system does not work properly, it can cause _____.

2. The immune system is a huge communication network that is made up of...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how the immune system operates in response to different things. You will be quizzed on components of the immune system as well as the 'invaders' that can cause infection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools can help you test your knowledge of:

  • Possible outcomes of a compromised immune system
  • Infectious agents that can invade the body
  • What makes up the immune system
  • How immunizations work
  • Leukocytes that 'chew up' antigens

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding components of the immune system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read in formation regarding antigens and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms related to proper functioning of the immune system

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the immune system operates, review the accompanying lesson on Immune System: Function & Responses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn what roles antigens play in the body
  • Define allergens
  • Determine why the immune system can malfunction
  • Differentiate phagocytes and lymphocytes
  • Identify organs and vessels in the body